Super excited to share these beautiful images from Joann Arruda Photography! After 8 years working parallel paths in Sayulita’s wedding world but never criss-crossing, Joann & I finally got to work together not one but two times this season. Stay tuned for more beautiful images from Joann of Blair & Jason’s April wedding – coming soon! Without further ado, check out this sweet love fest fiesta!
Katie & Evan kicked off our 2014 wedding year in style, with a color-packed celebration at Sayulita’s Brisa Mar Palapa. They also happen to be 1 of 4 couples we’re working with this year who have either known each other or been sweethearts since their high school years. Too adorable, right?
Katie & Evan’s Fiesta was full of festive D-I-Y details from Katie, her mom Chris, and her Aunts. They hand-crafted all of the table centerpieces from homemade paper flowers displayed in cute tin cans with custom labels that Chris designed. Mom also created all the escort cards and table numbers, and was on-site bright and early with her crew, helping to make sure everything was set up just so.
Katie & Evan requested a tequila tasting bar, so we ordered custom barrels bearing their names and wedding date to hold Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo varieties of delicious Marengo Tequila
– shipped in direct from Arenal (just outside of Tequila, Jalisco) – for guests to sample at the reception. After the party, they emptied out the barrels at the next morning’s brunch and packed them home as unique momentos from the big day.
Katie & Evan had a big guest list – 100+ – and wanted to ensure everyone had a place to stash their stuff during dinner & dancing so we created “cubbies” for the guests out of re-furbished market boxes – you can see in the photo these were definitely utilized to their fullest. Mireya of Flor Mimo
provided Katie’s lovely bouquet, Kori Walker of Kolor by Kori
styled the Bride’s timeless and classically beautiful look, DJ Paladub
had everyone shakin’ it on the dance floor, Don Pedro’s
exceptional Catering & Bar team kept everyone happily quenched and fed, and of course Joann Arruda
captured everything flawlessly. I especially love the adorable shots of the couple around Sayulita – so much color and fun!
Many congrats to Katie + Evan on a beautiful celebration of a beautiful union!