P and I love to travel. During our four and half years of dating, we traveled all around the world from our first vacation in Puerto Rico to Europe, and we never plan to stop traveling. So, I couldn’t believe that we had originally planned NOT to go on a honeymoon right after our wedding. So glad that we changed our plans! After a stressful year of planning a wedding and playing florist and wedding coordinator on our wedding day, I needed a break. Despite a few mishaps (i.e. frozen bouquets and pouring rain all morning and afternoon on the day of our wedding), I was blissfully married to my best friend in an intimate wedding ceremony in Sonoma, California, surrounded by our closest friends and family. It was perfect.
Photo credit: Philip Liang, Javier Flaim
We planned a honeymoon to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We wanted to go somewhere that was affordable but still memorable with a lot of culture and interesting people. We also wanted a vacation where we could just relax. PV was just the place. Despite having to study scuba diving theory on my first night in PV and getting a bazillion mosquito bites (I’m super allergic) throughout the entire trip, our honeymoon was all in all a fabulous time!
I got open-water scuba diving certified, so now P and I can be diving buddies. (We highly recommend PV Sea Dive) We found ourselves going back for almost every meal to a small food shack in the midst of souvenir shopping stalls. Tons of tacos, ceviche and guacamole! Of course, we can’t forget the margaritas and the Mexican beer. We took daily dips into our own personal hot tub on our balcony with a fabulous view of the ocean and listened to the harmonious blasts coming from the tourist friendly pirate ship that would set sail every few hours in the evening along with sporadic cheers of “Ahoy!” Just to mix things up, we took a muddy ATV excursion through the jungle, jumped into waterfalls, and enjoyed a delightful tequila tasting. To end our beautiful trip? Massages right before we headed back to the airport for Boston. Just perfect, right?!