Molly + Tyler’s Modern Geometric Wedding


Molly & Tyler’s May 2016 Wedding at Teitiare Estates was so beautiful and fun to design.  Molly, a Designer herself, had great ideas and a well-edited Pinterest board with a fun mix of modern geometric elements and earthy greens.  Molly did all the typeface and print design herself, which we carried through to the various signage elements for the ceremony and reception. They wanted a great bash for their friends and family, complete with a top shelf Tequila, Scotch, and Cuban cigar tasting bar from Don Pedro’s, who also provided the main bar and the gourmet dinner al fresco beneath the palms, the luscious cupcake table for dessert.  Mireya of Flor Mimo worked her usual magic with Molly’s vision and palette, tying everything together with lush and graphic greenery and clean crystal vases.  Dylan Howell of Portland-based Dylan and Sara Photography captured the day’s events and lovely details, and Irene Guerediaga of Make-up Vallarta beautifully styled Molly’s hair and makeup.  Enjoy the photos!

xo, SDW
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Melissa + Adam’s Wedding Bash | Villa del Oso, April 2012

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I’m excited to finally be sharing this beautiful and festive wedding from a few years back.  When I look at these photos I can’t help but think “FUN!” – it’s seriously RADIATING from the photos – I think Melissa had the most fun of any Bride based on her gorgeous, ecstatic, ear-to-ear smile.  I think these beautiful images from Sheila Garvey Photography, and the smiles on the faces, speak for themselves.  Cheers to Melissa & Adam who will be celebrating 3 years of marriage next month!Melissa + Adam Sheila Garvey - 03 Last Import - 128 Melissa + Adam Sheila Garvey - 04Melissa + Adam Sheila Garvey - 20Last Import - 057Last Import - 059Melissa + Adam Sheila Garvey - 15Last Import - 091Last Import - 112Last Import - 118Melissa + Adam Sheila Garvey - 16Melissa + Adam Sheila Garvey - 17Melissa + Adam Sheila Garvey - 06Melissa + Adam Sheila Garvey - 19Last Import - 120Melissa + Adam Sheila Garvey - 24Last Import - 015Melissa + Adam Sheila Garvey - 36Melissa + Adam Sheila Garvey - 34Last Import - 378Last Import - 220Melissa + Adam Sheila Garvey - 33Last Import - 376Last Import - 242Last Import - 339Melissa + Adam Sheila Garvey - 46xo, SDW

Venue – Villa del Oso; Bridal Styling – Kolor by Kori; Flowers – Flor Mimo; Reception Band – Los Tikkilyches; Catering – Don Pedro’s; Cake – Candy Pasteleria; Photography – Sheila Garvey.

Ed + Jessica’s Hacienda Wedding at Casa de los Delfines


Seriously – those shoes, right?  Showstoppers.  It’s taken me a while to get this one up on the blog, but I think it’s worth the wait.  Casa de los Delfines was the perfect canvas of a venue for Ed & Jessica’s intimate wedding with an elegant hacienda design concept.  Mariachis set the mood under oversized tin stars which twinkled over the dance floor later in the evening.  Naef Cuisine catered the reception dinner & bar and crafted the Papel-Picado design wedding cake.  Flor Mimo set the tablescapes with endless amounts of bottles for an abundant and intimate feel.  We set up a long feasting table (my favorite setup for this venue) and had custom parota wood runners made to bring in a natural element to the tables.  Jessica ordered vintage Mexican postcards on etsy for their guests to write well wishes, which were then dropped into the vintage mail box to be posted from Sayulita back to their home in Chicago.  Love and details expertly captured by Puerto Vallarta’s own Paulina Ulloa Photography.7680049656_be701962f4_k 7635270166_5e3715a95f_k 7659625028_ff2153b73a_k

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 xo, SDW

Vanessa + Bryan’s St. Regis Wedding


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Vanessa & Bryan’s Wedding was at the St. Regis Punta Mita – an incomparable location for sure (“un lugar precioso,” como decimos en Mexico…).  They are from the Bay Area and Vanessa’s family is originally from a small town in Jalisco, so this was a fabulous marriage of culture and style.  The stellar Mariachi band has a long history playing for Vanessa’s family and traveled 5+ hours just to play for the wedding.  They were aMAZing. Andrew Weeks‘ captured the day so beautifully – what an eye!  DJ Paladub kept the dance floor packed all night long.  Flowers by Flora Amor, Reception & Welcome Party catering by St. Regis Punta Mita, Bridal Party Styling by Marjie Cheales of Funky Diva; rentals by MAC Event.  Such a beautiful and fun Wedding!

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xo, SDW

Vendor Spotlight: Erica Maree Designs

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When I first moved to Sayulita some 8 1/2 years ago, it was definitely not yet the chic international shopping destination that our little pueblo has become today.  I remember when Cortney Bentz opened Rosemary Boutique in its original location on Calle Gaviotas – what a dream to have a shop with original looks and well-edited imports, right in the heart of town!  These days, Sayulita boasts boutiques around every corner with a huge range of styles to fit every taste and budget.  Rosemary, now located right on the town plaza a few doors from Chocobanana, is still one of my favorite spots when I need something new to wear or a great gift.  (you’ll definitely want to check out this adorable “Shopping at Rosemary” video if haven’t seen it…)  I always find something, so I have to keep myself from stopping by too often.  Earlier this summer, I had some rare time-to-kill while waiting for a meeting at a nearby cafe, so I popped in and spied the prettiest up-cycled Mexican embroidered dresses by Erica Maree.  I snapped up the Summer Mexican mini-dress in fuchsia, and it has been my vestido favorito ever since – perfect for day or night, dressing up or down, date night or client meeting.  Ultra flattering, and light enough to hold up in the sweltering heat of Sayulita summer.

I love the bright colors and the traditional Mexican embroidery – Erica takes this amazing raw material and re-constructs it into of-the-moment silhouettes and boho-hip bags.  Her bags would make fabulous Maids’ gifts, and the dresses would be perfect to outfit the Bridal party for a Sayulita Wedding, or for a Bride to wear at the Welcome Fiesta or Rehearsal Dinner.  Erica’s online shop will ship your order to the US, or you can check her extensive international retailer list here.  If you’re lucky enough to be in Sayulita, find Erica’s designs at Rosemary Clothing Boutique, Chelow Boutique, or the Old Town Vallarta Farmers’ Market.

xo, SDW

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Julie + Nick’s Luxe Hacienda Family Affair

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Can I just start this one by saying how awesome Canadians are?  Whenever we get a group from Calgary or BC, they are the most tight-knit, easy going, fun having, down to earth peeps.  Julie & Nick’s crew definitely give creedo to this trend I have noticed.  Even on their pre-wedding planning trip, they were here with Julie’s mom and about 20 friends – and a year after their wedding, they were back with a huge group again.  Super cool.  Nick is Austrailian and the couple’s home base is in Whistler, where he is a high-end restuarant Chef and Julie is a front-of-house Manager.  High on their list of “musts” was to show their guests an amazing time with great food and drinks, without being fussy or too buttoned up.  Julie had a beautiful vision for the wedding and brought down gorgeous talavera-esque table runners as well as copious amounts (1000 yards!) of ribbon to decorate the chair backs.  Guests traveled from far ends of the globe (including Nick’s family from down under), and marked their points of origin on the big map that served as a guest book.  Vintage family wedding portraits adorned the welcome table, and guests were offered messages in a bottle with a love poem and Sayulita sand to take as momentos.  Loteria cards strung from ribbons guided guests to their seats and delicate papel picado banners set a festive and fluttery mood.

Guests arrived for the wedding ceremony to Casa Aguila on the beach, where Julie & Nick stood with their wedding party in front of a beautiful Higuera tree.  After the short but very sweet (and teary) ceremony, Mariachis led guests up the hill to Casa de los Delfines for the Fiesta.  I just love this wedding venue.  Aside from the striking architecture and vivid colors, it always inspires a little bit of wildness by the end of the night. Maybe it’s the pool calling everyone’s name, maybe just the energy of the place. – let’s just say we have had some pretty fab parties here.  In one of the more memorable wedding moments I’ve witnessed, the Groom and about 30 other guests broke out in a surpise Flash Mob choreographed dance, descending the stairs en masse and finishing by literally sweeping the beaming Bride off of her feet.

Flor Mimo provided the gorgeous florals and succulents.  Ruben’s Deli catered the affair, grilling up fresh snapper and arrachera flank steak.  Julie & Nick’s friend DJ Owen spun tunes and kept the dance floor packed – until everyone hit the pool.  Churros and Tacos al Pastor satisfied the late night munchies, and Miguel “el Maniaco” kept the drinks, including his famous signature margarita, flowing all night long.

 Julie & Nick’s talented friend and Photographer Darby Magill documented the festivities beautifully.

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Congratulations Julie & Nick on a beautiful union!  I look forward to seeing you in Sayulita again soon!!

xo, SDW

Katie + Evan’s Festive February Fiesta de Matrimonio!

 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!

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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!

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Many congrats to Katie + Evan on a beautiful celebration of a beautiful union!
xo, SDW