¡Feliz Aniversario Jessica & Michael!

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These past few weeks I have been thinking about Jess & Michael’s wedding as their first anniversary approached and I realized I hadn’t seen the photos from their Photographer, Jason Huang of Table4Weddings.  I reached out just in time and got an immediate reply from Michael which turned into a back-and-forth with him & Jess reminiscing about their beautiful wedding.  It felt like talking to old friends, ones that I didn’t realize I missed until we re-connected.  From the first meeting when they came to Sayulita to scout, these two won me over.  I didn’t really want another wedding last fall with the lineup I had already booked, but I couldn’t say no to them and I’m glad I didn’t.   For a Doctor and an International Tax Law Attorney, they were one of the most fun and down-to-earth couples I’ve worked with.  Their group really knew how to party – though it would be hard not to have fun around them, particularly with Michael’s infectious, slightly mischievous, always giddy-with-love-for-his-Bride vibe.

The week before the wedding the forecast showed a strong prediction of rain and we made the call to tent both the ceremony and reception, which turned out to be a wise move, as the rain did come.  Though it’s never ideal to have to change the plan the week before your wedding, these two rolled with it and were super chill, trusting in the vision and knowing that the most important thing – their LOVE – would be the star of the day.  For me it was a new challenge to do a full tent setup and also fun to have the intimacy of a canopy over the reception when most every other wedding I plan is open air.

Seeing these photos for the first time just a few days ago after almost a year has been a real treat, remembering the special touches and moments of the day – Jess walking down the long stretch of beach while Michael’s eyes welled with tears of love and joy; Jess surprising Michael with the tequila burro after the ceremony; the tequila tasting bar stocked by Michael’s Uncle from Guadalajara with some seriously top shelf tequilas; the wild dance party with the Groom rocking my own band t-shirt by the end of the night; and most importantly, the sheer LOVE that is shared between these humans, that is visible in every photo of them.  Serious kudos to Jason of Table4Weddings – you are an amazing Photographer and it was a joy to see your work and relive the beautiful day.

I hope you all enjoy these photos as much as I did! (credits below)

xo, SDW

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From the Bride: “Andrea!! When our friend sent us an informal wedding video as a gift months later, the closing scene is of Mike and I taking a moment alone together after the ceremony.  In the back ground, you are running across the screen and making everything perfect while we are in bliss. Mike and I both laughed at that scene because it totally depicts what you did for us last year. Thank you thank you thank you! “

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The Amazing Team Behind it All!!

Planning: Sayulita Dream Weddings

Venue: Teitiare Estate

Photography: Table4Weddings

Catering/Bar: Don Pedro’s

Bridal Styling: Marjie of Funky Diva Collective

DJ: Jess Edmonson, Sayulita Musica

Florals: Flor Mimo

Ceremony Arch: Flora Amor

Tents: Grupo Chalita

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¡Feliz Aniversario Tara & Spencer!

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Wishing a MOST happy First Anniversary to the Fabulous and Wonderful Tara & Spencer, who wed at Villa del Oso one year ago on Nov. 18, 2016.  It is always extra special when I get to meet clients face-to-face in the early stages of planning, even more so when their family is along for the ride – it creates a connection that binds us through the roller coaster of wedding planning and then the perfect execution of that most special day, planned for so long and carrying so many expectations – of which I try my hardest to not only meet but exceed.  Tara & Spencer are one of those TRUE BLUE couples, so in love, been around the block, been together for a while, been through so much of life together already, that their wedding takes on that much more meaning.  They chose the date of Nov. 18 as a commemoration of Tara’s beloved father’s passing a few years prior on the same date, honoring her intensely close relationship with her Dad and infusing new, celebratory, family-building memories into this date.  It was such a joyous and special celebration and and one of my most favorite setups at the oh-so-gorgeous Villa del Oso venue.
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Many thanks to the SDW Dream Team of Sheryl Orr & Ale Galvan, Taryn Baxter for the gorgeous photos, Toma Dos Video for capturing the magic on video, Don Pedro’s Catering & Bar (applauded by this wine country crowd as some of the best wedding food/drinks/service they had experienced!) for feeding and quenching this discerning group without missing a beat, Marjie of Funky Diva for making all the ladies gorgeous, Flor Mimo for making the scene sparkle with your beautiful floral scapes, Unique Rentals for the chandelier over the dance floor and other special touches, Trendy for the tables, chairs, and epic bar, DJ Jess for rockin’ in out like no one else can, Martin for his hand-rolled cigars, Joanna & Daniel for the best churros, and the Villa del Oso staff for always ensuring a well-run event, sin problemas!!!  Tara & Spencer, we love you and can’t wait to see you again in Sayulita!!!!  Happy Anniversary, Loves!!!  Wishing you a lifetime of happiness, passion, and above all – LOVE!!

xo, SDW

Nellie & Kyle’s Lush Elegant Garden Party

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So much pretty in this wedding shot by our great friend and amazing Photographer Elizabeth Lloyd!  I love Teitiare as a wedding venue and there are just so many different ways to make it spectacular, unique, gorgeous, and special.  Every wedding is different and each one seems to be my favorite one ever!  Nellie & Kyle were from NYC and Canada with lots of guests from BC and Toronto as well as New York – a fun and diverse crowd that loved Sayulita and had a great time celebrating the love of these two beautiful people.  Special traditions from the Bride’s Persian heritage were woven through the ceremony and reception, including a touching speech from the Mother of the Bride in both Persian and English.  As always, a huge thanks to our world-class team at SDW and all of our partner vendors [vendor credits below] for coming together to create such a stunning setting for Nellie & Kyle’s celebration!

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Design+Planning: Sayulita Dream Weddings | Photography: Elizabeth Lloyd | Venue: Teitiare Estate | Bridal Party Styling: Funky Diva Collective | Florals: Flor Mimo | Catering: Don Pedro’s | Rentals: Trendy, Unique Rentals, Winners | Lighting: Sayulita Dream Weddings, Unique Rentals | DJ+Sound: DJ Jess of Sayulita Musica | Officiant: Zan Nix

xo, SDW

Tara + Spencer’s Wedding Video by Toma Dos

Super Excited to share this beautiful video from Tara and Spencer’s gorgeous wedding at Villa Del Oso this past November. This was one of my favorite setups for this venue, and such a sweet and emotional day for all involved. So many great vendors came together to create so much beauty and fun – Gracias a Marjie Martini & Jennifer Chivers for styling the stunning Bride and her Maids, flor mimo for the lush greens and flowers, Unique Rentals, Trendy, & Eventos Elegantes for the rentals, Don Pedro’s Restaurant and Bar for the 5-star Catering & Bar Service, Villa Del Oso for the incomparable setting, Musica Sayulita and Jess Edmondson for Music and Vibes, The AMAZING Sayulita Dream Weddings team who pulled it all together and made it SING with beauty – Sheryl Orr, Ale Galvan P, Paul Gibbs, Arnoldo Alvarez and Crew, and Marshall Lundberg & Darcy my Lighting Gurus! And a HUGE GRACIAS to Michael & Diego of TOMA DOS videos for capturing the magic to re-live and share!
More to come soon of this gorgeous wedding – just wait until you see the photos by taryn baxter photography!!!!

Molly + Tyler’s Modern Geometric Wedding

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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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¡Feliz Aniversario Meagan + Scott!

Wishing a very Happy 4th Anniversary to Meagan & Scott from the SF Bay Area!  They had a beautiful wedding – love those vibrant pops of RED! – at the spectacular St. Regis.  The Rehearsal Dinner was especially fun to design.  Meagan wanted a vintage Mexico travel theme and brought down fabulous posters.  We did the tables up super bright with maracas and hand-painted piggy banks from Esto Es Mexico in Sayulita, one of my favorite spots for Mexican pop-art.  Their light-up dance floor was epic and really got the crowd moving.  The weekend’s events were captured flawlessly by the talented Andrew Weeks Photography.  Flowers by Flor Mimo, Bridal Party Styling by Remede Spa at the St. Regis, and Cocktail Hour Tunes by Los Frixoleros (how I miss them!).  Enjoy!

 ¡xo! SDW

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.