Megan & Tony

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A Modern and Elegant Wedding

Megan Corpuz and Tony Muhlenkamp dreamed of hosting their intimate wedding in a quiet seaside town. "Tony and I were looking for a place to be married that was tropical, romantic and quaint" says Megan. "We wanted to choose a destination that no one would ever forget. Large commercial resorts & tourist traps were what we wanted to stay away from. Zihuatanejo is Mexico’s best kept secret! It has everything from beautiful white sandy beaches, elegant dining and fantastic neighborhood restaurants and shops where you can truly experience the authentic feel of Mexico."

Seaside Activities

The week before their wedding Megan and Tony planned several different events for their family and friends from Seattle, Ohio, New York, Chicago and Hawaii. The guys golfed at Marina Ixtapa, an 18-hole championship course designed by Robert Vann Hagge while others shopped in downtown Zihuatanejo. Megan explains, "There are tons of shops to choose from plus plenty of outside markets to enjoy. Being downtown also gave us the opportunity to enjoy some cocktails with the locals. Each night we all met at Patty’s, a quaint little bar right on La Ropa Beach with the best happy hour and margaritas in town. This is the place where you can sink your feet into the white sand, enjoy the good company and cocktails while watching an amazing sunset. The staff was so wonderful and I can’t wait to go back! Another great place we found was Rossy’s bar at the end La Ropa Beach where we had our welcome party. They opened their roof top deck to our 50 out of town guest. After our welcome party we made our way next door to La Perla where we enjoyed a few night caps on the beach while swinging in hammocks. What a great way to end the night."

The Big Day

The ceremony and reception took place on November 8, 2008 at Casa del Arbol, a private villa which overlooks Zihuatanejo Bay. Megan explains, "Before and after the ceremony our guests were treated to classical flamenco guitar played by Eric Reid. After the ceremony Mojitos were served along with Tepache, a Mexican fruit punch made with fresh pineapple and rum. We wanted to stay away from a traditional sit down dinner reception so that are guest could not only enjoy our beautiful surroundings at Casa del Arbol but also have the opportunity to mingle while enjoying a variety of tapas. Our menu included seafood tapas, brie and mango quesadillas, cold melon soup, shrimp drizzled with tamarind sauce and traditional Mexican cuisine."

The Party

After dinner and toasts, the live entertainment began. "Making sure we had a good band was important to us," Megan says. "When we listened to Juanito’s disc in the US, we knew that he was the right choice for us. We wanted a band that could offer us a selection of Latin, Salsa, Cuban and Flamenco music yet also is appropriate for all ages. The band exceeded our expectations! They also let one of our good friends come up and sing with them. Not only was this a memorable performance for our guest but the song our friend performed with the band happened to be a traditional Hawaiian song. This was a great way to blend our wedding with our family that came all the way from Honolulu, Hawaii."

Photography by Emartevisual