THIS WEDDING IS SO VIBRANT AND COLORFUL YOU WILL WANT A DESTINATION WEDDING
Christina and Shawn wanted their wedding to feel like them and their life together-vibrant and colorful! As travel is a huge part of their lives together they knew a destination wedding was a must. We asked Christina to tell us more about her fun and vibrant wedding in Mexico.
“We have a great love for Mexican culture and landscape, so Mexico was the perfect choice for us. We fell upon the choice of Sayulita by friends suggestions and had never visited the town until we arrived two days before the wedding. It was pure MAGIC and the perfect pick!!We got married on the top of a cliff with the ocean and town of Sayulita just below us.”
“We envisioned our wedding to be bohemian, eclectic and relaxed with a bright and cheerful color palette. We wanted it to feel authentic to Mexico with the colors and style but also bohemian. On each of the chairs for the ceremony we laid palm fans and teal painted maracas. The florist lined the aisle with beautiful protea flowers and just to the side was a donkey draped in flowers serving tequila shots!”
“Under the palapa we had 4 tables plus our Bride and groom table and used cactus and wood blocks to write the table numbers (for our table a heart was drawn). Each name card sat in front of the place setting held up by gold animal magnets, the napkins were handmade in a variety of 4 prints keeping the tables feeling eclectic. Folded in the napkin we had the menus with a thank you note placed on top. To keep the tables interactive we placed a Fuji instamax camera and an extra film pack at each table.”
“By the end of the night people were wearing the animal magnets as earrings and the napkins as bandanas! The flowers were really special, and one of the most important parts of the planning for us. Shawn and I have a love for plants and flowers. Our home in Los Angeles has a yard full of plants, succulents and flowers! Our florist made our ceremony arch using bougainvillea which is a flower we both love. When guests entered the palapa the entry alcoves were strung with hanging flower curtains. The Entry table which turned into the desert table had 3 hanging macrame with flower pots filled with colorful flowers in them.”
“Each table had an eclectic feel with multiple arrangements in different pots and different sizes. Small potted plants were also added in the mix. I wore a flower crown and carried a colorful bouquet. My niece was our flower girl and she had a matching flower crown and a basket of petals. We had two lounge areas that also had colorful arrangements on the tables and Spanish fans brought over from Spain by my aunt. The area had string lights and candles all around which lit up beautifully at night. We decided not to do a cake and instead do a dessert table filled with churros, cookies and fruit. Plus we ended the night with a late night burrito bar.”
Super Suppliers – Photographer: Dekker Photography | Makeup Artist: Jennifer Chivers Hair and Makeup | Dress Store: BCBG Maxazria | Reception Venue: Brisa del Mar Palapa | Ceremony Location: Don Pedro’s Palapa | Floral Designer: Flormimo | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Jan Van Essche | Invitation Designer: Minted.com* | Apparel: Rag and Bone | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Reformation | Submitted via Two Bright Lights |