The west coast has long been a playground for Hollywood jetsetters; a short flight
from Los Angeles sweeps lovers south of the border to enjoy this beautiful region.
In the summer of 2002, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. hopped
a southbound plane for more than just fun in the sun: they headed to Puerto Vallarta
to exchange vows.
the star of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', and Prinze, Gellar's co-star in the big
screen version of 'Scooby-Doo', co-starred in a wedding party that spanned several
days, beginning in the state of Jalisco about 100 miles south of Puerto Vallarta.
Before the wedding, the couple and their guests celebrated at Costa Careyes
(sea turtles), named for the turtles that nest on the beach. The resort is located
on the Costa Alegre, a remote coastline that stretches for 100 miles with little
For three days, the party enjoyed the hospitality of Costa
Careyes, which offers a private beach, health club and spa, and outdoor restaurant
The wedding took place a few miles away at Sol de Oriente (Sun
of the East) , a private rental house with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and
a magnificent 10,000-square-foot pool that encircles the house. The grand home
is located high atop a cliff, providing magnificent sea and sunset views.
wore a dress designed by cxelebrity favourite Vera Wang, in traditional white
in a ceremony that was officiated by choreographer Adam Shankman, appropriately
enough of The Wedding Planner. The ceremony, which was moved indoors by a summer
storm, was followed by an elegant dinner and plenty of live Mexican music.