FFF weekend & Wedding Recap

My weekend in a nutshell…..fitness, family and fun.

Fitness –> The clouds gave us some relief this weekend from the heat wave. It was a great time to go hiking by the beach. We hung out at Crystal Cove State Park in Orange County for some fitness, fun and girls quality time.


P.S. I have to admit it, but after swimming in the beautiful beaches of Mexico and Philippines, I have become a beach snob. I can’t help it, I’ve been spoiled the last few months.

Family –>  A day spent with these little two chub chub, is a good day in my books. I don’t know if I can handle any more chubbiness in this picture. My only niece and my only nephew are the two joys of my life, in addition to my husband of course.

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Fun–> our Sunday nights at Disney. We watched the new firework show at Disneyland and spent the rest of the night at California Adventures.

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Frozen Yogurt has become its own food group this summer. Summer afternoons spent outdoors enjoying frozen yogurt is just oh.so.perfect.


Fro-yo, can we be friends forever?


A messy kitchen on Sunday afternoons can only mean Sunday prep is in full force. Messy kitchen means good food is being made and healthy eating is going to happen during the week. I still have to constantly remind myself to plan, plan and plan in order to stay healthy.


Wedding Recap – Beach Venue

Chris and I got married at Las Caletas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This secluded beach is only accessible by boat and was once a home to a famous Hollywood director.

I really wanted to get married in a secluded spot. A place away from other tourists and where we can get married in front of our family and friends during a private ceremony.


Even though I did not visit the site until the weekend of our wedding, the first time I saw it, it was everything I had imagined and more.


You really can’t capture the beauty in pictures. You have to be there, standing in the sand, looking up at the palm trees and feeling the ocean breeze to really appreciate the beauty.



I had envisioned in my head this peaceful moment where we exchange our vows while the waves crash in the background. It happened.




Our wedding would include things that makes us happy and reminds us of the things that we love to do. It did.

It’s all in the simple details.

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Bright and colorful maracas were everywhere and just made me happy to see bright colors. A small DIY project with the tags made it more personal.


“Instead of tapping on your glass, here’s a system with Mexican class. Stand and shake with all your might, to see the groom kiss his bride tonight”



If I thought the beach was beautiful during the day, when sunset came, it just took my breathe away. I never wanted it to end.

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We took family pictures during sunset and it was so refreshing to have a cold drink in between shots.

I love this day. Cheers!!


To be continued…..


  1. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    Aww how beautiful everything looks and the maracas what a great idea!

    can’t wait to see more.

    • the maracas made it very festive, colorful and fun. the kids had the best time with them. we brought several home with us and everytime I see it, it reminds me of our wedding day

  2. still loving all your wedding pics, esp the last one!! and i want those froyo spoons!! they’re better than my spoons from menchie’s.

  3. Oooo love the moraccas — what a neat twist!

  4. beautiful, amazing as per.

    My dream of dreams is to have a wedding on the beach, and this certainly helps me visualize that!!

    Love beach snobbery, also.

    • I’m glad you understand my beach snobbery attitude. I hope it goes away soon so I can enjoy the SoCal beaches again. I’m a visual person too and I had a lot of visions during the planning and to see it in person and actuall see what you had envisioned come true, it was like a “pinch me, I can’t believe this is all real now” moment.

  5. SO beautiful!! Love it!
    We are having similar orchids at our wedding and I’m glad to see them look so good! (Although we won’t have a gorgeous beach background!)

    • yes, my bouquet were made of orchids. They were beautiful and I also used it the following day for our trash the dress photos. I didn’t want to part with it and was so sad I left it at the beach accidentally.

      P.S. Be careful not to rub the flowers against your dress, it might stain. It didn’t happen to me but I was warned that it could happen.

  6. SO AMAZING! And awesome that the wave crash happened 🙂 I love the photos, you are drop dead gorgeous.

    • thanks girl, you are sweet. it was such an unforgetable day and I am reliving it again in the recap. I loved reading your posts with wedding recaps too. I wished we had ice cream at our reception, I don’t know why I didn’t think of it.

  7. wowwwzzaaaa everything is sooo gorgeous! I love how it’s so simplistic and nature makes its own adornment. 🙂 Oh! I’ve heard of Crystal Cove but never been. Do you like it? Or what do you think of it?

    • Thanks Ellie. I wanted simple details, but also details that meant something to us.

      Crystal Cove state park is nice and has a great view. We saw a lot of surfers too. Parking fee is $15 but we parked at the promenade and parked at the Trader Joe’s parking lot.

  8. Gorgeous!! 🙂

  9. Great post & pictures…congratulations!!!

  10. You are abosulutely BEAUTIFUL!! A day to remember. 🙂

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  12. Everything looks beautiful! I love the details and the colors. 🙂 You looked so stunning! I love reading about your wedding!

  13. Gorgeoussssss! I love the starfish on the backs of the chairs. Just adorable. Glad you had such a nice weekend 🙂

  14. SUCH a beautiful wedding!

  15. wow! what a GORGEOUS wedding!!!

  16. THe pictures are BEAUTIFUL! Those waves crashing during the shot??? wow.

    I hear you – we’ve been some fro-yo addicts this summer!

  17. I am in wedding la la land looking through this recap! LOVE all of it! I love the shaker idea to instead of tapping on the glass!! So creative!!! U looked stunning! I told you that and will tell you that every time I see these wedding pics!!!! Just beautiful! The cake looked amazing too! Yummmmmmm!!

    I need hello kitty fro yo spoons! Love !!!!! Lucky you have a yogurtland!

    Love ya girl! xoxo


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