Destination Wedding in Mismaloya at Villa Magnifico | Alex and Amanda's Wedding Ceremony

Alex and Amanda could not have chosen a more beautiful location to make their union official. Their destination wedding took place in Mismaloya, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at Villa Magnifico. It’s an incredible luxury mansion villa surrounded by the Mexican mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other side. It was the perfect ceremony and reception back drop for the wedding ceremony, reception, and wedding day portraits for Alex and Amanda’s laid back, whimsical, yet classy wedding day.

Since the bride and groom shared a “first look” and couples session on the beach the night before their wedding, they opted not to see each other until the ceremony on their wedding day. It’s a good thing they had a 10:30am ceremony, because this couple couldn’t have waited any longer to be together. Their ceremony was extremely intimate with less than 30 guests, who shared in the most incredible views as the couple exchanged vows. Then after group photos with the happy couple, all of the guests shared in a brunch meal together at one long table on the terrace.

I love the way Amanda and her mom, Lora (who are both wedding planners with Magaical Moments Event Planning), chose to arrange the ceremony and reception. It was so unique compared to other wedding photos I’ve seen at Villa Magnifico.

After brunch, the group headed out to have a day of fun on a “booze cruise.” Then in the evening, everyone came back together for an evening reception out on the terrace with a different look and feel than the brunch reception. The break in the middle of the day gave me enough time to edit all of these sneak peaks for the couple and have them ready in order to create a “same day slideshow” for the bride and groom and their wedding guests.

The morning wedding festivities of Alex and Amanda’s wedding day were incredible. Stay tuned for a blog post from their evening reception! In the mean time, enjoy these sneak peaks!


Destination Wedding Photographer: Rakoteet Photography

Planner: Magical Moments Event Planning

Florist: Mac Events

Venue and Catering: Villa Magnifico

Hair and Makeup: Radiate 60

Gown: Luxeredux Bridal

Men’s Attire: ASOS

Stationary: Naomi Leah Designs

Officiant: Jon Wilson