¡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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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

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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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

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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

Blair + Jason’s Casa Vela Wedding

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xo, SDW (as shown here with “Super Equipo” Sheryl + Amy!)

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