Riley and Cooper’s Destination Wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
January 15, 2016
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Riley and Cooper recently wed in Puerto Vallarta. Our sister company, Sunwing Weddings has graciously shared these beautiful photos so that we can celebrate this beautiful couple.
About Riley and Cooper
Occupations: Cooper is a car salesman. Riley is a woodworker.
How they met: We first met through mutual friends at the beach one summer. What first attracted Riley to Cooper: He had such handsome blue eyes and had the same passion for travel that I did.
What first attracted Cooper to Riley: Her love of traveling, her enthusiasm for learning, and her beautiful long dark wavy hair.
Engagement story: While we were touring Casa Loma in Toronto in the stunning stain glass Conservatory by the fountain he got down on one knee and proposed. I was so happy I couldn’t stop bouncing around. After that he surprised me with a limo that picked us up for a scenic drive around Toronto on our way to see the critically acclaimed musical “Once”. We finished the evening with an elegant steak dinner and champagne downtown.
The Wedding Day
Wedding Date: November 6th, 2015
Number of guests: 58
Riley’s most memorable moment: Seeing him tear up as I stepped onto the beach and began my walk down the aisle.
Cooper’s most memorable moment: Sitting at the head table with my new wife, watching friends and family laugh, taking in the whole experience of the day
Advice to others: Don’t fret about the little details. Work with good people and it will all come together in the end.
Wedding Song: Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran
Favourite Wedding Detail: The handmade vine wrapped huppa. Coming down to the beach the morning of our wedding, we watched as wooden poles and vines were chopped and put into place. So amazing.
Signature Drink: Sea Breeze. It was perfect timing that the waiters served when we were pronounced man and wife.
Most unexpected moment: When one of our guests hand wrapped a gift for us, using natural foliage and flowers found on the resort grounds, for our wedding. Honeymoon: We enjoyed staying an extra week at the Barceló as well as different romantic outings such as to the beautiful restaurant Le Kliff, and tours such as Rhythms of the Night.
The day in three words: Stunning. Surreal. Blissful.
Ceremony location: On the beach, Playa Mismaloya.
Riley’s gown: Lucca maxi from BHLDN.
Bridal party attire: The girls dresses were from BHLDN. The guys dress pants were from RW&co and their shirts were from Top Shop.
Cooper’s Outfit: The suit was from RW&co , white linen shirt from Banana Republic . The outfit was finished off with a sand colored linen tie and pocket square.
Favours: Our favours were handmade, personalized journals by Etsy shop owner, Ashley Caitlin Crafts.
Music: Our playlist was created in part, using requests sent by each wedding guest.
Flowers: Riley’s bouquet: white roses and pink orchids. Cooper’s boutonnière: pink orchids. Aisle arrangements: pink gerber daisies, pink roses, white lilies, pink lilies. The aisle was scattered with rose petals of white and pink.
Type of Ring: From Brilliant Earth – Rose gold willow ring.
Wedding Colors: Sand, light pink, ocean blue
Riley’s shoes: By designer Lola Cruz
What was borrowed: The headpiece from my mom. She wore it 30 years earlier at her wedding.
What was new: My rose gold lace filigree earrings.
What was blue: His eyes.
What did you put in the gift bags: Hand-made seed paper that you can plant and turns into flowers which had the map of the area and local attractions on it, along with the handmade personalized journals.
Most romantic moment: Standing under the vine chuppa with the ocean backdrop exchanging our rings and our vows. But if I am being honest… all of it, every second.