Wedding Reception in the Mountains of Puerto Vallarta | Alex and Amanda's Wedding Reception

The best way to extend your wedding day celebrations? Rent a luxury villa in the mountains of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for all of your friends and family to stay with you, share your first look the day before your wedding for some romantic time together and extra photos, hold a morning ceremony facing the ocean, take a boat cruise with all of your guests after brunch, then come back for a formal evening reception. Alex and Amanda’s wedding weekend was unique in all of the best ways. They thought of everything in order to keep the fun going all day and night.

In my last two blog posts, I shared their first look and bride and groom portraits on the beach as well as their morning ceremony, brunch, bridal party photos and wedding day husband and wife photos. We’ve now come to my last blog post about Alex and Amanda’s wedding weekend in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: their formal evening reception.

The table set up remained the same from the brunch earlier in the day, but the light and airy linens were swapped out for a little more dark and formal choice. I arrived to the reception early to photograph the reception set up before the sun set. I think I photographed the table from every angle possible, because how often do I get to photograph a gorgeous dinner with views of the mountains and the ocean?!

Amanda and Alex, your wedding could not have been more perfect, and I cannot thank you enough for trusting me to capture all of your wedding festivities. I can’t wait to finish your full gallery for you!


Destination Wedding Photographer: Rakoteet Photography

Planner: Magical Moments Event Planning

Florist: Mac Events

Tabletop Decor: 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