Lindsay's Chic Sayulita Wedding

With each wedding comes the excitement to see each brides unique bridal style and decor choices. Every time you discover another breathtaking dress and more incredibly creative decor ideas. Every wedding is different, which never allows for a dull moment. Without a doubt, Lindsay’s wedding brought this to the next level.

Lindsay looked like she stepped straight off the pages of Italian Vogue on her wedding day. With her soft glam makeup look and her simple low bun garnished with a white floral detail, she looked absolutely stunning. Her elaborate lace dress was altered to her exact specifications and she had a custom bridal cape made to complement the look perfectly. I mean, a bridal cape-this is one of my new favorite bridal accessories and she pulled it off like a champ! She quite literally looked like an angel, total perfection. Even the kimono she wore during the preparations was gorgeous, with delicately embroidered flowers, and a simple white one piece bathing suit underneath. Every detail was admirable.

The wedding took place at Villa Del Oso, a beautiful venue right at the foot of the beach with a wonderful view. The wedding planner, Yazmin, from Sea of Dreams weddings, outdid herself with the setup. I have always been a big fan of her work but I was completely blown away when I saw the full setup. The ceremony and reception area were jaw droppingly gorgeous, with cozy seating areas, lush table setups, and beautiful lighting to set the mood once the sun went down. Small lights strung from palm tree to palm tree and each of the rustic wood tables decorated with lush white florals, the beautifully stenciled dancefloor, what a gorgeous and inviting place to celebrate with these two lovebirds. Every detail of this day was executed to absolute perfection!

The photographer, Tom, killed it with the photos! Every shot was absolutely stunning. Having to choose only a few to share seemed nearly impossible, with all of them being so perfect. While I always love working with him, I have to say this is one of my favorite weddings he has shot…bravo Tom! It’s always such a blast to work with such a talented team!

Lindsay’s wedding was above and beyond. Every aspect was exceptional. The ambiance was lively and welcoming, and her sweet personality made it really enjoyable to work with her and let’s not forget, she looked absolutely stunning!!!

Congratulations Lindsay, it was so lovely working with you! We wish you only the best!

Photographer: Tom Moks Photography

Video: Curt Barter

Planner: Sea of Dreams Weddings

Rentals: Nicoella Events and Unique Rentals Vallarta

Catering: Don Pedro’s

Venue: Villa del Oso

Second artist and Artists assistant: Justine Dreger and Gustavo Hernandez

Kate & Juan's Classic Estate Wedding

Every year Sayulita, and the whole Bahia de Banderas, stretching from South of Puerto Vallarta to Lo de Marcos becomes an ever more popular wedding destination. With more weddings comes a bigger demand for wedding photographers, planners, florist, etc. This has given our team the opportunity to work with so many fun and talented people. The community here in Sayulita and the surrounding areas has been incredible.

On Kate and Juan’s wedding this past March, we had the opportunity to work some more with wedding photographer, Bruno Rezza, which is always so much fun. His calm presence makes for a great working environment and needless to say his photos are always GORGEOUS! Being able to work with people like Bruno is always a plus. The importance of having a good dynamic with the team you’re working with is huge, we handle a lot of things behind the scenes to ensure your day goes smoothly and time, especially photography time, is used well throughout the day.

As always, it is more than a pleasure to work with the lovely, talented and super fun Vida Bonita Events! Fun fact, I have been her client for an event as well. Somer is fun, professional, creative and pretty much all around amazing!!

In this regard I always enjoy working with Flora Amor. Florals more often than not largely tie into the whole bridal look. Even just the color and style of the bride’s bouquet largely tie into the final bridal look. So being familiar and comfortable with the florist is crucial. When doing hair and makeup, anytime there is a floral headpiece, this is something we must be ready to work with. Carmen always delivers with florals that are completely on point, creative and stylish. Plus, she’s just pretty much a rad woman, and she’s from the same city as me originally.

Kate and Juan’s wedding took place at beautiful Hacienda Antigua. This rustic venue always makes for a gorgeous backdrop, especially combined with Flora Amor’s beautiful formal pieces. Kate’s classic bridal look was stunning. Her softly waved hair was pinned to one side with a lovely floral hair piece by Flor Amor and her make up was kept light and natural. Her elegant lace dress had a gorgeous trailing back and delicate beaded waist band. All in all a true classic beauty!

Seeing Kate share this special day with those close to her was priceless. Particularly touching were the moments spent with her mother, every girl dreams to have their mother by their side on their big day. I always like to take a bit of time with the Mom’s and I love those special moments that we are witness to. It goes without saying that Kate’s mother couldn’t be more proud of her beautiful daughter!

Congratulations Kate and Juan, it was a pleasure being able to work with you! We wish you all the best!!

Photographer: Bruno Rezza

Videographer: Red Carpet Films

Planner: Vida Bonita Events

Florals: Flora Amor

Venue: Hacienda Antigua

Breezy & Aaron's Boho Sayulita Wedding.

Every girl dreams of having the perfect wedding. So much time is spent visualizing every detail of her personal bridal look all the way down to the most minuscule aspects of the decor. When the day finally comes around and it’s time to see the outcome of all the preparations, there can be excitement and apprehension leading up to the moment when they finally see it all come together as many brides and their team of vendors have invested so much time in meticulously envisioning this day. In the case of Breezy everything was PERFECT. You could not imagine a better boho wedding, not one detail was left out.

Breezy’s wedding look was flawless. Her sheer wedding gown was beautifully embroidered, with a trailing back. She even had a delicate white sand henna design done on her hand and back, which perfectly complemented her dress, and her natural makeup allowed her stunning eyes to really pop. Yet, what most completed her look was her gorgeous “textured” fishtailed braid, with the added finishing touch of a few white flowers woven in. She looked amazing!! The perfect vision of a boho bride. Thank you the Ella and Kori for working with me on my styling team, it wouldn’t have been possible without you!

As if the bride wasn’t perfection enough,  the decor was beyond expectations. The colorful floral table piece, the scattered candles, crystal chandeliers,  rustic furniture set up on the beach. Everything looked phenomenal, Yazmin from Sea of Dreams Wedding did an amazing job . It was a total boho paradise. From the bride and her beautiful bouquet, to the set up, and the ceremony held on the beach, it was a total DREAM come true. The whole feel of the ceremony was so relaxed, intimate, and inviting. Such a memorable wedding day.

It was so nice working with this beautiful bride and her gorgeous party. Thanks for choosing me and my team to style you on your wedding day :)

Congratulations Breezy and Aaron, some dreams do come true!

Photographer: Taryn Baxter

Planner: Sea of Dreams Wedding

Florals: Francisco Salazar

Location: San Pancho, Mexico

Tiffany & Ben's Spring Wedding In Sayulita

This past year has been full of so many incredible weddings. Being based in such a popular location for destination weddings, every year the demand for professional hair and makeup services only seems to increase. Assisting my clients to the fullest, easing the stress of planning a wedding in a foreign country, and providing them with an exceptional experience has always been my top priority. To ensure that stays the same, a major goal I wanted to actualize this year was the expansion of my team. With the addition of a second team, future clients are looking forward to things such as budget friendlier pricing, more availability, etc. Well, the time has arrived. I am so excited to announce that the second bridal team has already begun working weddings and are absolutely killing it!

Justine was our lead bridal artist for Tiffany’s wedding. She did an incredible job getting Tiffany ready for her big day. She looked absolutely STUNNING with her bold red lips and her gorgeous loose braid! Great job Justine, I know that our clients will always be in good hands with you!

Tiffany’s bouquet was exceptional, with the red highlights which nicely accentuate her lips. It’s always exciting to have a bride who is eager to reflect their own personal style. Tiffany’s unique bridal look could not have been more perfect. Her elegant black lace dress  and choice of accessories was everything! It was a nice deviation from the norm seeing Tiffany with her dark dress and her groom in white. Such a stylish couple those two.

The venue, Villa Valentin, never disappoints. Such a beautiful Mexican styled villa with blue domed roofs and a view over looking the jungle and further off the ocean. The vegetation of cactus and vibrant flowers in bloom really made for a dreamy surroundings.

These two spent a day of total perfection. There isn’t much more beautiful than finding someone who always puts a smile on your face. From what I can tell, Tiffany, will spend a life filled with laughter.

Congratulations Tiffany and Ben, I, and everyone on my growing team wish you both all the best!

Photographer: Whitney Darling

Planner: Marweddings

Florals: Marweddings

Venue: Villa Valentin

Bridal Artist: Justine @waybeyondjane for @jennchiversfreelance

El Cortez Tattoo Bride

More and more as of late, I feel the need to prioritize collaborating on styled shoots. The ones that are designed to encourage the people participating in them to spend some time together to play, try new things, and generally just have fun with what they do. This isn’t always easy during wedding season, but I’m happy to share this super fun one from a shoot in Edmonton.

In this profession the same team (more or less) works together regularly. Among the weddings, engagement sessions, family sessions, and special events, our clients have a specific look in mind, and we don’t always find the time to stretch our creativity on personal projects. The beauty of styled shoots is that they give us an opportunity not only to find new inspiration for ourselves, but to inspire others, and most importantly, to come back to our clients with renewed energy and creativity!

The objective of this shoot was to inspire women to show their own unique style, while incorporating traditional wedding aspects. We wanted to focus on a more edgy look and of course, those awesome tattoos and show that every woman can be a blushing bride, no matter their personal style. Now more than ever, couples choose to introduce elements into their events to better reflect who they are and their story. No two couples are the same, and those little details outside of the norm are ALWAYS my favorite.

We had such a blast doing this shoot, working with such talented artists is so inspiring. We don't always find much time to exchange while working as we are so focused on our clients and our role in their event. These creative sessions bring us closer together, give us greater insight on each other's professional processes (which can be super helpful!) and remind us how important it is to know who we are referring our clients to. Without a doubt, all the babes involved in this shoot are AMAZING! You wouldn't regret working with one or all of them.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated for their creative brilliance, and for always inspiring me to push a bit harder!

Photo Credit: Jill Coursen Photography

Stylist: Rebecca Koziak, High Culture

Location: El Cortez

Floral Design: Fabloomosity Floral Atelier

Bridal Boutique: Novelle Bridal Shop

 

Jaime's Sayulita "Pueblo Magico" Wedding

Jaime and Jay’s wedding took place at the Gran Villa, at Villa Amor in Sayulita “Pueblo Magico”.

The Mexican styled villa is a great location for a more intimate gathering. It has a charming open layout and spacious terrace overlooking Sayulita’s beachfront as well as the surrounding lush landscape of rolling hills scattered with palm trees. This tropical paradise truly creates the perfect backdrop for your big day!

Jamie was absolutely stunning, a true classic beauty. Her elevated natural makeup, along with her classic yet updated hair perfectly complimented her elegant beaded sequin bodice dress. Seriously, I LOVED her bridal look!

Her sweet, relaxed disposition made everything flow really smoothly, resulting in a good time had by all during the preparations :) Aside from that, what I loved most was her bright smile, it is so welcoming and sincere. I think it says so much about a person. As always, Taryn Baxter did a an amazing job of capturing Jamie’s essence in her photos.

Surrounded by close friends and family, the wedding day was filled with happiness. No one seemed to be without a smile on their face. Seriously, what about that first kiss?! A beautiful couple in a beautiful setting, I guess there isn’t much more one could wish for!

It was such a pleasure working with you Jaime, thank you so much for choosing me for your big day. I wish the two of you a beautiful life together full of bliss!

Photographer: Taryn Baxter

Venue: Gran Villa at Amor Boutique Hotel

Planner: Karen Ruezga

Florals: Karen Ruezga, Sayulita Weddings

Alexandra’s Luxe Teitiare Wedding

 Alexandra and Pete were married earlier this year at Teitiare Estate in a beautiful seaside celebration filled with touches to reflect their personalities(including their super cute fur baby!), mixed with luxurious florals and gorgeous decor to create an overall relaxed, yet sophisticated vibe.

Teitiare was the perfect setting for The Dazzling Details, Unique Rentals PV, and Flora Amor Mexico to come together and create a stunning atmosphere for everyone to celebrate the day(and well into the night) in style! I am still in awe of the floral installations above the tables! Alexandra’s dream team was rounded out with Taryn Baxter capturing the most stunning images from the day, and of course, I couldn’t do a party this size without a little help-this day it was the lovely Ella Leyva, thanks amiga!

I loved Alexandra’s soft, braided half-up style, paired with a more dramatic eye and the soft punch of color on her lips to complement the color palette was perfect! And can we just talk about the dress for a second? WOW!

Alexandra, thanks so much for inviting us into those special moments with you and your loved ones, and for choosing me to create the perfect bridal style for you. I wish you and Pete a lifetime of happiness and hope you have enjoyed reliving that day again today, even for a minute:)

And ps, Happy Birthday Pete-I hope you are having a good birthday week!

xo


Planner: The Dazzling Details

Photography: Taryn Baxter Photography

Florals: Flora Amor  

Venue: Teitiare Estate

Second Artist: Ella Leyva  

 Rentals: Unique Rentals PV

Erin and Greg's Luxe Sayulita wedding

Erin and Greg got married earlier this year and I absolutely loved the relaxed yet glamorous vibe of their day. Erin was a total knockout and rocked her wedding look like a pro, and Greg looked dashing in a casual 3 piece suit.

Karen from Sayulita Mexico Weddings styled the day beautifully with a gorgeous mix of muted bohemian textures with glass accents, and the Gran Villa was decorated so beautifully….she was definitely in all her glory! This was my first time working with Catalina Jean Photography and I hope it isn’t the last-I love their work and they were a pleasure to work around:)

I was a BIG fan of Erin’s classic and glamourous bridal look with perfect vintage waves, a simple and classic color palette for her makeup, and a single white flower behind her ear. Seriously, how can you go wrong with this beautiful look?? On top of that, Erin is total babe inside and out, and voila! One smokin’ hot Sayulita bride! This is how you do a glam bridal look for your beach wedding and have it completely make sense!

Thanks so much Erin for choosing me and sharing your precious getting ready time with me-I know how intimate those moments are and feel so privileged to be a part of those memories for you.

I loved meeting you and your amazing family-you guys killed it as the bride squad!!!

Planner: Karen Ruezga at Sayulita Mexico Weddings

Photo: Catalina Jean Photography

Venue : Amor Boutique Hotel

Lauren and Geoff’s Brisa del Mar wedding

Hailing from Toronto, living in Austria and getting married in Sayulita, Lauren and Geoff are definitely a global couple!

This wedding marks one of the first where I styled members of the bridal and groom’s party, and I had a blast! I definitely think the extra time to style your grooms hair etc is well worth it if they end up looking as great as Geoff and his guys!

As you can see, having fun was of the utmost importance to these two from start to finish and they definitely achieved their goal! Their ceremony and reception was held at the stunning Brisa del Mar, and was filled with relaxed bohemian vibes. I always love the florals and decor created by Mar Weddings Floral and I think they totally hit the mark with this one!

I love Lauren’s dress, if you can believe it, it was under $300. If I remember correctly, WELL under that amount too. She actually had another dress(a MUCH more expensive dress!) bought and paid for already and she sold it. Price aside…I think she made the right decision-that dress was perfect for her!! Just formal enough to elevate her look, but simple and not stuffy at all. I created a soft wave for her hair and added a textured twist to her hair to maintain her relaxed bridal look, and then we went for it with her makeup and gave her a bit more glam! I love how today’s brides are inspired by what they love and feel comfortable wearing, rather than what they think they are *supposed to do!

Lauren and Geoff, thanks so much for choosing me-it was a privilege spending the day with you and I love watching your European adventures!!!

Planner: Mar Weddings

Florals: Mar Floral Design

Photographer: Car and Mel Photography

Venue: Don Pedro’s Brisa del Mar

Dress: Missguided

Kelly and Tam's Seaside wedding in Sayulita

Kelly and Tam were  married in March of 2017, but I loved their wedding so much and this post has been waiting for the right time to post, so I apologize for the delay but this was too pretty not to share!

Kelly and I met approximately a year before her wedding on a scouting trip she and her fiance Tam took to Sayulita. This was the perfect opportunity to get to know one another a bit and go over what her vision was for her wedding. Approximately half of my brides take a trip to Sayulita months prior to the wedding to scout locations and have vendor meetings, which is a great opportunity to take a bit of time to do a mini-trial, which is hair and makeup styling, and a consultation regarding your overall vision for the wedding and general ideas for your overall look in the early planning stages, with the actual trial done in the week of the wedding. While it isn't mandatory, and is only recommended if budget allows, it's a great way to get to know one another so you feel comfortable expressing questions or changes/updates in the months leading up to the wedding. Plus, it's a great chance to get all dolled up and go on a Sayulita date with your husband to be!

On the day of her welcome party, we did her trial hair and makeup, then, once it was finished, I took it down to ensure we kept her bridal look under wraps, and gave her some loose waves with a pop of color on her lip to ensure she was picture perfect for their portrait session with Taryn Baxter, and through the rest of the night. I loved the festive vibe that was set up at Don Pedro's-the vibrant tones were the perfect backdrop to celebrate with family and friends while the sun went down.

Kelly and Tam are so much fun! Her effortless hair style and soft glam makeup was the perfect complement for her stunning gown and the beautiful setting she and Yazmin of Sea of Dreams weddings created for her and Tam to celebrate their marriage at one of my favorite Sayulita venues, Villa del Oso. It was  breathtakingly beautiful, every detail was pretty much perfect!

The wedding day was sunny and gorgeous(as it typically is in Sayulita), and we had a lovely time preparing her and her loved ones for the big day. We even shared a good laugh when I took headache medication which didn't really do the trick for me....who knew Excedrine had caffeine that would make me feel completely jittery? *Note to self, always carry Tylenol just in case*! So with that being dealt with quickly, we got back to the process of making Kelly and her girls look absolutely gorgeous and get her to her dream day. With stunning florals by Francisco Salazar, and the amazingly talented Taryn Baxter photographing every moment, Kelly's dream team was complete! 

Kelly and Tam, you guys killed it and I know you are celebrating a lovely married life together as I still stalk you on Instagram:) Kelly, thanks so much for choosing me to design your bridal look, I still am absolutely in love with your style!! 

Planner: Sea of Dreams Weddings

Photographer: Taryn Baxter Photography

Florist: Francisco Salazar

Welcome Dinner Venue: Don Pedro's Restaurant

Ceremony Venue: Villa del Oso

Second artist: Justine Dreger

Shetal and Phil's stunning Sayulita wedding!

I first met Shetal and Phil at El Break a months before their wedding in Sayulita to get to know them a bit and discuss their big day with them. Their wedding was my last scheduled wedding of the 2017/2018 season in Sayulita, and it was going to be a big one with two events; a traditional Hindu ceremony, and a Western wedding ceremony the following day. I pretty much instantly knew I loved their vibe! They are warm, funny and kind....and so in love. The kind of love that makes one move from the west coast to Ohio to be together. Phil’s devotion to Shetal is written all over his face, and he just wanted to ensure she was happy and had an unforgettable time in Sayulita, and Shetal is so sweet and loving to him, they really just want to make each other smile all day every day. I have to say, after spending some time with them during their wedding week, I'm pretty sure they are killing it. Sorry for the massive picture overload in this post, but I had to...two amazing events call for as many images as possible to show what a lovely time they had!

 On the day of their traditional Hindu ceremony, Phil surprised Shetal by arriving to the venue on a white horse....accompanied by Mariachi! It was amazing:)  That pretty much set the tone for the rest of the evening and I think it's safe to say everyone had a great time! I always love to see the vibrant colors of the outfits, and Flor Mimo did a fabulous job both days, setting the mood with two completely different color palettes. And of course...no Hindu celebration would be complete without dancing. This celebration was second to none!

The wedding day was a hot and humid one, but we were ready to ensure Shetal's look was perfect all day long! One minor glitch...the power in the whole town went out for a short time. Props to Shetal for remaining calm in the face of what could have been a tricky situation to complete hair for her and her party(yes, the hot tools we use require power to work), but what she didn't know was that I had a plan b if needed. I ALWAYS carry my secret weapon-let's just say that not having power wasn't an issue for me and my second artist that day. While we continued to work on makeup and put it to the test with no fan or AC, the power eventually returned and we barely missed a beat. Kudos to Shetal and her girls for relaxing and enjoying the moment(just as they should have!).  They all looked like a million bucks and were not only a treat to be around, but were so focused on ensuring the focus was on Shetal and her big day. It was a privilege to witness...not to mention the 'prom photo' component for each girl that will surely be an inside joke for years to come:) They all had their looks suited to their own personal style, their dresses coordinated in varying shades of blue were gorgeous, and of course, Shetal's gown was a stunner!!

Shetal and Phil, thank you for being such stellar humans, and for reminding me that even on the hottest day when it feels stressy, it's important to smile at and for the ones you love. Sometimes it can be that simple. I wish you a lifetime of sunny days with cold cervezas and mucho amor!! 

Thanks for choosing me, for friending me, and for being a totally rad last wedding of the season!!

Photographer: Taryn Baxter

Planner: Sayulita Weddings

Florals: Flor Mimo

Event Location: Hindu Ceremony: Brisa del Mar    Western Ceremony: Frente el Puento

 

Ali and Nicks top secret Yelapa elopement

When Ali contacted me to inquire about doing her hair and makeup for her elopement  at the stunning Verana Boutique Hotel in Yelapa, Mexico, I was totally stoked! 

Not only is Yelapa one of my favorite getaway spots to completely chill out, but it was with one of my favorite photographers, Tom Moks Photography at a place I had always wanted to do a wedding at,Verana, as I had been told it was absolutely stunning! Let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint! If you haven’t heard of it, check it out. It’s stunningly beautiful, super private, quiet, and the service is impeccable. I lost one of my favorite earrings on my way up for the trial and was heartbroken that it was gone. The next day when I went back to do Ali’s bridal services, there was my earring. One of the groundskeepers had found it and the concierge remembered I was looking for it. Now THAT'S impressive! And of course, I’m a huge fan of Tom’s photography. He captures emotion so beautifully, is really easy to work with, and the style and mood of his photographs always reminds me of a high fashion magazine spread! As a client, you can’t help but feel like a supermodel! 

The day before the wedding, I went to do Ali’s trial and style her for her engagement session with Tom, which was sizzling hot!! When I met her, I just thought, not only is she extremely down to earth and sweet, but this girl is a babe and she is gonna kill it! When you take a look at these photos, I doubt you could possibly disagree! I am pretty sure I'm totally infatuated with the images!!!

These two are the sweetest. I love that they wanted this moment in time to  be just for them. Personal, private, and completely intimate. I have to say, this is one of my favorite weddings for that very reason. It’s easy to forget that this is your day, and your way. No detail was left to chance, and every detail had a simple motivator-the other person, and expressing their love completely, truly, and privately.  The venue, the photographer, the dress(wow, what a dress!!), hair, makeup, all of it. I felt honored to be a part of it and wish them both a lifetime of happiness!!! 

Thank you so much to Ali and Nick for sharing their time and their story with me-I wish them a lifetime of happiness:)

 

Photographer: Tom Moks Photography

Location: Verána Boutique Hotel, Yelapa, MX

Gown: Katie May collection

 

 

 

Here comes the Sayulita Bridal dream team!

Well hello there! Surprise surprise...a blog post! I know, it's not my strong suit...I just like to save them for really great things, and today I have something great to share! 

My Sayulita wedding season has wound down, and I can't even begin to tell you all what a great season it was! Wow-sending the BIGGEST thanks to the most amazing clients, venues and colleagues for making this the best season. EVER. I look forward to what next year brings, and am excited to share a new development!!

In preparing for next season's beautiful babes, my lovely amiga Justine will  not only be working as a second artist on larger weddings, but offering Bridal Hair and Makeup services too! Some people may already know her as my regular second artist for over a decade in both Canada and Mexico, but that's all changing this year-no longer a second, now an Associate!!! We are both super excited to be able to accommodate more lovely ladies on their big days! 

To celebrate this, we joined one of my favorite Edmonton and Destination photographers  (yes, she travels too, but only accepts a limited amount of Destination weddings) to doll each other up, and freshen up our head shots. I can't even begin to tell you how much fun we had(which is par for the course for us). Justine and I both love to laugh, and can't help but giggle when we are around each other. We  see the lighter side of life in most things...even when we are trying to be serious, and Jill captured the mood perfectly! People, this is the first time I have had my makeup and hair professionally done in YEARS. Thanks so much Justine for making me look so darn good,  I'm totally in Love with these images!!!

For those of you wondering about Justine, and how this new addition may help you, here we go! 

We met 15 years ago at the salon we both started our careers in. As with many things in life, if you asked us then where we saw ourselves in 15 years, it likely wouldn't have entailed being in Mexico preparing women from all over the world for the day of their dreams, working alongside one another, sharing a lot of laughter, the odd tequila, and always FOOD! But seriously...how could we ever have imagined THAT? It's kind of a dream come true...but a bit more like the achievement of something really great through a ton of hard work, determination, and hustle. While that first salon didn’t work out for either of us, I am forever grateful for it. It was a spring board for us, and the beginning of not only a great friendship, but an outstanding working relationship. 

 

After leaving the salon, I began freelancing, and Justine moved on to open and operate her first salon at the age 23(wow!), which she sold and moved on to open the current salon she co-owns with 2 super cool women who hold down the fort when she travels for work.  She continues to further her cutting, coloring, editorial styling and hair/makeup training with travel to Europe and NY, as well as one on one training with selected mentors locally.

 

Not long after I started freelancing, it became obvious that I would need help sometimes, so naturally, I asked if she was interested in working with me-that was 11 years ago, and the rest is history! I couldn’t ask for a better gal to work alongside-she’s the ying to my yang, the peanut butter to my jam, and all those other cool things! She brings a super relaxed vibe, positive energy, a genuine interest in other people, and her drive to ensure our clients look and feel their best for these big moments ensures I KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that any client she is charged with will always meet the standard I have set for myself and my clients. When we work together, it’s pretty much guaranteed to be fun, funny, and our clients are sure to walk away  on schedule, feeling like the queens they are! I trust her with pretty much anything and everything-she is the mom to a sweet 15 year old son(we have mom club together haha…which really means wine club) has an infectious laugh, an open heart, and LOVES food(who doesn’t??) Naturally, with a gal like that by your side in Canada, it’s a natural fit to have her work her magic in Mexico as well so I can rest easy knowing each and every client has the same attention I would expect for them if I were doing their services!!

 

We are both super excited for this, and although it means we won't always be able to work side by side, we will always have the post workday sunset, tequila and snack to enjoy together! 

If you would like more information on the services we will be providing, pricing, or to check availability on the remaining 2018/19 wedding dates, please email me at jenn@jennchivers.com!

 

 

Emily's Sayulita Bohemian Luxe wedding

Well hello! It’s been a while-I’ve had an amazing season filled with absolutely gorgeous brides celebrating their big day with family and loved ones, and am stoked to  have time to share some moments of these babes on their big day! 

First up, Emily. Her recent Sayulita wedding was a 10 out of 10 all around! I’m so grateful to not only work with such amazing brides...but the other vendors I have the good fortune to work with on these beautiful events are the icing on the cake! They say do something you love and you will never work a day in your life. Well, if you want to take it a step further....be surrounded by a team  of those people, and magic happens for everyone. A huge round of applause to all my amazing colleagues for being the exceptional artists and human beings they are! 

When I met Emily in person at her trial, I was blown away. Not only by how beautiful she was, but how sweet, funny, relaxed and fun she was to be around, not to mention the love she had flowing her way from every single person I met that was there to celebrate with her.  When  we first talked, she told me she wanted something luxurious, yet relaxed with a bit of boho-and I was drooling over the results! I loved her style and the overall esthetic of the final result! 

Seriously, every detail from the dress to the flowers, and everything in between was the perfect blend of luxury, tempered with a relaxed and laid back aporoach. Thanks so much for choosing me to be a part of your dream team-pretty sure we all knocked this one out of the park!

Photographer: The Times We Have

Planner:  Mar Weddings

Florals: Mar Weddings

Videographer: Red Carpet Films

Wedding Venue: Don Pedro's Brisa del Mar

Gown: Angel Rivera

Hair: Allison Williams 

Caroline and John's Boho Romance Wedding in Sayulita

Caroline and John's Sayulita wedding day was an intimate event filled with love.  Her vision was for a simple, bohemian feel to the day, filled with beautiful details and the feeling of dreamy romance throughout. Pretty sure she nailed it.

One of my favorite feisty Mexicana's, Yazmin from Sea of Dreams Weddings designed gorgeous and comfortable spaces for Caroline and John, along with their family and friends, to lounge, eat, dance, and enjoy the day to the fullest. I was pretty much in awe of every detail of this day, and of course, Caroline had a dream team to help bring everything together so she could relax and enjoy every minute of it! 

Caroline, thanks so much for putting your faith in me to create the perfect look for you, you were a dream to work with and I felt privileged to be a part of your day, it was so relaxed and full of warmth and love from everyone around you. It's obvious you have a lot of people who care a great deal for you!  A big thank you for including me in your special moments...you made one heck of a gorgeous bride. I'm still losing it over that dress! Every detail was perfection and the photos from the amazing Taryn Baxter are absolutely stunning! 

 A huge thanks to Caroline for choosing me to design her look her for her big day, it was an absolute pleasure and I loved the simple and easy feel to her hair and makeup! A major shoutout to Taryn Baxter for knocking it out of the park again  with these photos-all I can say is, WOW!

Planner: Sea of Dreams Weddings

Photography: Taryn Baxter Photography

Florals: Francisco Salazar

Venue: Sayulita Beach