PASSPORTS AT THE READY FOR THIS SUPER SWEET PINK INSPIRED MICRO-WEDDING IN SAYULITA, MEXICO
The inspiration for this amazing 80’s colourful wedding began when the Jayde and Hugo visited the pink lakes of Las Coloradas, Mexico in the summer of 2019. Returning with the most amazing photos of a stunning landscape and super striking pink lagoon, the wheels started turning!
Beth Berman from Dekker Photography, Courtney Bialy from Sunset Soiree and Carmen McKnight from Flora Amor thought they could all make the trek from the Pacific Coast of Mexico to the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula to pull off this amazing wedding for Sayulita locals, but then COVID hit. Not willing to let this idea go down the drains, the women quickly moved on to the best plan to put together a micro wedding and create the wild pink look locally, in Sayulita, where the couple lives.
“Casa Ballena, is an amazing 13 bedroom property that runs like a luxury boutique hotel with small fully equipped studios and a 2 bedroom apartment available. It can sleep up to 26 guests which makes it the perfect fit for the new trend of micro weddings.” Photographer, Beth told us.
“What makes it comfortable and practical for all size groups, is that all guests have their own space, bathroom and full kitchens, but share common spaces such as the garden, gym, pool and jacuzzi. The grounds are tropical and elegant, and the walls are painted in a vibrant pink which made the venue the most perfect fit for the wedding.”
“Along with her friends, the Jayde started her day with local yoga instructor Vanessa Morett doing a relaxing yoga class on one of the spacious balconies of the hotel, whilst the groom relaxed at the pool with a couple other wedding guests.”
“The 80’s were a decade of bold style and colour. The ladies wanted to bring that same vibe fast forward to 2020. It tailored perfectly to our kick ass bride and groom, and really showed off their bright, sunny, and vibrant personalities. The altar design and labor was a collaboration from Courtney and Carmen and the invite suite was designed to match. The clear ghost chairs allowed all the colours to shine through. And since the bride and groom’s wedding attire were both bright and colourful, it was a fun little twist on the traditional bridal style that the guests were asked to wear all white to the ceremony.” Beth explained.
“Jenn from Jenn Chivers Freelance created a modern take on the big and bold looks of the 80’s hair and makeup, incorporating gold hair accessories and lots of textured curl on Jayde’s ash blonde hair to give a fresh interpretation of the big crimped hair of the 80’s.The makeup was pink, pink, pink (which also happens to be Jayde’s favourite colour!), with a soft smoky pink eye, glowy complexion, and bright lips to complete the look and complement the overall feel of her bridal look, as well as her own personal style. Jayde wore blue druzy crystal earrings and a stunning large pastel stone necklace from local jewellery store Sayulita Sol. Carmen created an amazing bouquet to compliment Jayde’s vibe and soft pink dress. It pulled from all the other floral elements of dried palm leaves, painted florals, blush roses and pampas grass. To add some bold style to her dinner look, she also created a very cool couture geo crown which was the final perfect touch!”
“Hugo, an avid long boarder kept his look casual and fun with blue pastel toned shorts and short sleeve button up shirt. His look was playful and vibrant with his hanging purple suspenders and bright pink Vans for that extra pop of colour. He donned a matching purple bow tie for his dinner look to complement his lovely bride and her crown.”
“Jayde, who lives for colour, used her own blue, pink, purple and yellow fun and funky tableware which was the perfect start to the tablespace design. Courtney, from Sunset Soiree added gold flatware with light pink handles, light blue stemware, and used coral and yellow candles to add some more interesting colour pops. The linen dip dyed napkins, low table and pillows finished off the look giving it a young, fun and playful dinner party vibe. Calaverita De Mita, a local shop that sells beautiful handmade decor, all made in Mexico, provided additional décor to the table, and surrounding area.” Beth added.
“Carmen, from Flora Amor drew inspiration from the bold colour blocking of both the venue and the ceremony backdrop. An overhead sculptural installation was created using geo shapes, painted palms, and pampas, and drew attention downwards toward the table. Carmen continued the colourful play on flowers throughout the tablescape using painted leaves, tinted pampas grass, blush peach roses, and bold yellow craspedia. Lots of candles and hanging lights helped this turn this space into a true party destination as the sun went down.”
Photography: Dekker Photography I Florals & Design: Flora Amor I Planning & Décor: Sunset Soiree I HMU: Jen Chivers I Venue: Casa de la Ballena I Jewellery: Sayulita Sol Jewellery I Yoga: Vanessa Morett I Textiles: Calaverita de Mita I Chairs: Trendy I