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.

¡Feliz Aniversario Patti + Chris!

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Happy First Anniversary to Patti & Chris!  This super sweet couple from Chicago had a beautiful and intimate wedding at Casa Ilusion on Sayulita’s north end beach.  I love looking back at these photos – they are dripping with love and affection between the happy couple.  Adding to the glow of the lovely Bride, and the depth of those looks between new husband and wife, is the fact that they were expecting their first child at the time of the wedding.  I can just feel it in these photos, the excitement and love around a new family forming, knowing that their baby would be born in August – and with their baby in their arms today, they have even more to celebrate this anniversary.

The wedding was a family affair, with Patti’s Uncle Bud acting as the wedding Officiate, and friends of the family providing the pre-ceremony piano and song, as well as the beautiful calligraphy on the guest book and the hand-lettered apple place cards.  Patti & Chris wanted a delicious and authentic Mexican dinner from their favorite Sayulita restaurant, Sayulita Café.  Miguel and his team served up their signature chiles rellenos along with chicken mole, cactus salad, and yummy guacamole.   Tamale Diva Adriana Basail prepared mini-versions of her scrumptious gourmet mayan pork and spinach pine nut tamales for cocktail hour canapés.  Dessert was assorted cakes from Anna, the Sayulita “Cake Lady.”  The flowers were beautifully done by Mireya of Flor Mimo, with hair & makeup by Karina of Raphaella Salon.

Patti wanted to host a special luncheon for her girlfriends and Bridesmaids the day before the wedding, so we organized a spa party where guests each chose three services from stations offering massage, facials, and mani-pedis.  Sayulita Sushi catered the luncheon with a delicious array of sushi, and ladies sipped on sparkling wine while getting pampered and checking out the ocean view.

Elizabeth Lloyd Photography did an amazing job capturing the beauty of the wedding and the pure love flowing between Patti & Chris and their baby on the way.

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All photos ©2012, Elizabeth Lloyd Photography.
Happy Anniversary to Patti, Chris, and baby Erik!!
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Jessica + Chad’s Playa Carricitos Wedding

When Jessica first contacted me about planning her wedding to Chad, she introduced them as a couple that had fallen in love with Sayulita years ago, and went on to describe their ideal as follows:

We love the idea of having a really earthy wedding on Playa Carricitos at sunset and then heading to a fabulous party somewhere.

Carricitos is a secluded beach south of the main beach and Playa los Muertos, accessed only by private property or jungle trails (on foot).  Fortunately, I had the perfect venue for them – where they could have their earthy ceremony and their fabulous party in one beautiful location.  We had thrown a small rehearsal dinner at this private home years ago and the owners approached us about offering it up as a wedding venue to the right clients.  I hadn’t found the right clients until Jessica & Chad found us, and from there, everything just flowed.

An easy-going, outdoorsy couple from Boise, Idaho, Jessica & Chad’s wedding was beautiful and richly textured without being fussy or stuffy.  Their fun, laid-back personalities came through in every detail and moment of the wedding events, and they were super easy and fun to work with.  Jessica brought down the gorgeous tapestries that served as the table linens, and the intimate group of 40 guests were treated to Mexican shot glass favors, great bottles of sipping tequila on each table, Mexican wedding cookie takeaways, and fresh made churros and cinnamon hot chocolate for dessert.  Suburbans shuttled guests safely to and from Sayulita to the private hideaway in the jungle, where they danced the night away on a sandy dancefloor on the beach.

Congratulations, Jessica & Chad!

Photos by Rene Vorhees, Sheryl Orr, and Sayulita Dream Weddings, ©2012

xo, SDW

¡Feliz Aniversario Carlos + Kristen!

Happy First Anniversary to the adorable Carlos + Kristen of Seattle!  Carlos & Kristen had a very sweet and intimate wedding at the gorgeous Casa Vela.  They kept the focus on the love and the fun, opting for simple but delicious fare of fresh fish tacos, fresh fruit & ceviche appetizers, and a bar run by local cantinero Christian Rodriguez of El Tigre, whom the couple had connected with on a previous visit to Sayulita.  They called upon their talented group of friends and family to officiate, photograph, and DJ the wedding.  We set up a lovely dinner in the lower garden, and used the main level of the casa, brilliantly decorated with bold Mexican folk art, as the setting for the ceremony (with a breathtaking ocean vista as the backdrop), cocktail hour, and post-dinner dancing. Pie in the Sky provided the cake (the delivery guys actually walked it all the way up the steep hill to ensure its safe arrival), and Kristen’s Aunt hand-made the adorable felted cake topper and mini-cake bunting.  At the end of the night, everyone was in the pool, including the bartender.

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¡Felicidades Kristen + Carlos!

xo, SDW