I am so excited to share today’s styled wedding inspiration with you, mainly because it has been shot in one of my favourite ever destinations – MEXICO, so it’s exactly what I needed to brighten up my week! Inspired by the rich hand-crafted details so abundant in Sayulita’s boutiques and beaches, Beth from Dekker Photography teamed up with Sayulita Dream Weddings to craft a vibrant Sayulita beach picnic elopement.
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.
It never ceases to amazes me just how creative people in this industry can be. From woodlands and warehouses to desserts & mountains, the suppliers we feature here have the most wonderful ability to make even the most harsh environments look like a desirable wedding location. We love nothing more than to inspire our readers to think outside the box when planning their weddings whether it be location, decor, style or even ways in which marry two different cultures and traditions much like the inspiration behind today’s editorial.
Those of you that read our blog regularly will by now have realised we are slightly obsessed with Mexico and its culture, especially Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead as some of you might know it. Once only celebrated in Mexico, the holiday is now celebrated around the world in honor of deceased loved ones. In Phoenix Arizona, there is small a unique Spanish village that is the inspiration for today’s styled shoot. It wonderfully captures the essence of this colorful celebration with vibrant flowers, fruits, layered linens, candles and of course- skulls.
There are so many things I love about this shoot, but I immediately fell in love with the couples sugar skull makeup. It looks so unique! Of course if this isn’t your thing there is still a ton of inspiration to be had, from the tabletops decorated in mounds of fruit, themed cocktails and even a churro cart.
With such beautiful and vibrant decor it’s easy to forget that at the core of Dia de los Muertos is an ancient tradition from which we can also take inspiration when it comes to honoring lost loved ones at a wedding. This can be in a number of ways from lighting a candle in memory, or creating an altar with photos of loved ones.