{Real Wedding} : Cindi + Carlson in Puerto Vallarta

Ladies and gentlemen, this is a wedding you must sit down for. Aside from the stunning contemporary location called Casa China Blanca (featured in the movie Limitless) in Punta de Mita, just south of Puerto Vallarta, there are SO MANY amazing details wrapped up in this dazzling destination affair captured by Happinest Photography, I am not even sure where to begin. The damask theme, the vibrant flowers, the aerial acrobats, the spicy cuban quartet, the incredible fire dancers, the yummy taco stand for late night snacks, the favor bags filled with freshly made churros...this  couple sure knows how to host a shindig!  And their wedding film, captured by Eduardo Reyes, just goes to show they not only know how to throw a good soiree, they do so in style!

And a seriously STUNNING look at the day from Eduardo Reyes… Enjoy!

Cinematographer, Eduardo Reyes share a few details about the event with us:
Cindi and Carlson – Michael actually, but Cindi met him as Carlson (his last name) and it stuck – wanted their wedding to reflect themselves; whimsical, fun, spontaneous, unique, warm, travel, loving, elegant, perfectionists. Cindi and Carlson chose the beautiful, contemporary Casa China Blanca in Punta de Mita (the house was featured in the movie Limitless), just south of Puerto Vallarta, as the location to host their wedding. The villa lends itself to formality with clean lines and white modern architecture, but also is like a clean palette open to various designs and colors. Cindi wanted to use the villa's elegant base of white and black and add in big pops of color and whimsy to make it her own. Formal tuxedos for Carlson and the groomsmen were finished off with a bright fuchsia dendrobium orchid boutonnieres; floor length Amsale gowns in black for the bridesmaids were paired with bright bouquets of roses, freesias, tulips and dendrobium orchids in hot pink and fuchsia with touches of orange and apple green; and an absolutely stunning wedding dress creation by Lazaro for Cindi was complemented by a cascading bouquet of white roses, freesias, lisianthus, tulips and dendrobium orchids. The moment Cindi & Carlson saw the two trees in the back gardens overlooking the ocean and heard the history, they knew the ceremony had to be held right there. The trees had grown together and become entwined making it hard to see where one began and the other one finished….much like their love, the two became one…. straight out of a fairytale! Flower balls were hung in bright bold colors on the tree limbs and added lanterns (Cindi’s favorite) to complete the look of a fantasy, deconstructed, ceremony backdrop. They exchanged their vows in front of that charming tree with the ocean behind them and their friend, the “Love Ambassador” officiating. As they exited down the aisle all the guests tossed fuchsia and black, hand rolled wedding streamers at the happily married couple, a fun alternative to rice or confetti. In the reception area an air of formality was created by using elegant black and white Damask overlays on top of black tablecloths and black Chivari chairs with white cushions. The Damask theme could be seen throughout the wedding design in the picture framed escort cards, the place cards and custom dinner menus. The elegance was balanced with color and whimsy with tall over the top balls of bright flowers for the centerpieces and fuchsia detailing. That same whimsical fun carried on with the entertainment and other elements throughout the whole reception with Aerial Fabric and Hoop Acrobats, a spicy Cuban Quartet, incredible Fire Dancers, a yummy Taco Stand for late night snacks and a farewell exit of sparklers and monogrammed favor bags filled with freshly made sweet churros…. Truly a beautiful and unique wedding that will be long remembered! The short film shows a lot of the beautiful details of the wedding.

Wedding Planning and Design: Barbara Fancsik of Weddings Vallarta by Barbara  | Wedding Photography: Happinest Photography |  | Wedding Cinematography: Eduardo Reyes | Venue: Casa China BlancaFlowers: Vodax Detalle de Lujo | Cake: Charme Reposteria | Wedding Dress: Lazaro Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: AmsaleAcrobats: Darudha Productions | Wedding Streamers and Monogrammed Churro Bags: Extravagant Exits | Fire Dancers: Fire Ritual | Cuban Quartet: Huaracheros de Cuba | Sound and Lighting: DJBear with Winners | Taco Stand: Ramon's Tacos | Churros: Julio and Patty | Sparklers: Complementos Festivos | Hair: Franc Gole at Franc Gole Salon | Makeup: Jesus Avelar Mond at Franc Gole Salon

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  1. Not sure how to comment on such a truly stunning wedding . . wow !!
    All the choices were right - from the heavenly location to the perfect light floaty dress - oh those flower balls - what a great idea - each item so thoughtfully chosen . . . happy happy couple - and so relaxed and obviously having fun . . . Stunning photos . . the video was beautiful right from the bird fanfare flyover !! Did I say I love everything?

  2. Oh what a spectacular wedding!!!!

  3. Beautiful wedding! Amazing Film!

  4. I love everything on their wedding. From the bride's gown, the black dresses of the bridesmaids, the groom and the groomsmen, the reception, the decoration, the ambiance... everything is so amazing and perfect. Groomsday

  5. Cindi Cervone CarlsonApril 27, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Thank you so much for taking the time and interest in featuring our wedding! We are so honored! It truly was a fairytale day...and because of people like you, it continues to be one. THANK YOU! (And I highly recommend my vendors/ friends...they're awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  6. What a spectacular wedding!! I love everything about it, the colors, the details, the location WOW!! I wish that were my wedding!! I'm thinking of having my wedding in Puerto Vallarta, was the planner Weddings Vallarta by Barbara... Confused a bit because uptop it says "there are SO MANY amazing details wrapped up in this dazzling destination affair by Happinest Photography". Anyone know?

  7. Cindi Cervone CarlsonApril 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Hi Nadia,

    It's Cindi (from the wedding above). Barbara Fancsik is the wedding planner at Wedding Vallarta by Barbara. She's amazing. She did everything for me and is super fun to work with (and laid back). Happinest Photography is an amazing husband/ wife photography team that I found out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I loved their photos so much that I flew them down. Then Eduardo Reyes was my amazing videographer. Did you watch the video? It's insane. I have no idea how he did that. He lives in Canada, but is from Puerto Vallarta, so it's quite reasonably priced to have him come down to do the wedding. Trust me, it's worth it. Also, consider a home on the ocean instead of a hotel. They're actually not as expensive as you may think. There are much larger ones than we had and much smaller ones that are even more affordable. Having the whole house for a few days to ourselves was extra special. We felt like a King and Queen! Let me know if you have any other questions! Good luck, congratulations and enjoy every second of it. It truly was the happiest day of my life.

    1. Thanks Cindi for all the information and clearing up the planner for me!! I think it was just the wording of that sentence that was confusing it for me... it did sound a little weird that the photographers were the planners... LOL! You had such a beautiful wedding, you made great choices in colors, the planner, photographer... just eveything!! Oh and what an incredible video, he's great!!! It was like watching a movie and so beautiful and artsy, great choice!! I'm in love with your dress :) We're seeing my parents this weekend for a wedding meeting and I'm going to show them all this, I so want a wedding in Puerto Vallarta now after seeing all this!!! I'm so excited!!!!!

  8. I love the centerpieces they are so elegant.


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