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

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

 

 

 

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

 


Thanks for the memories 2015!

It's hard to believe2015 has come to an end, it seems like the year just flew by! I hope the last moments of 2015 were good to you, and that 2016 will bring you all many new memories to look back on and cherish in years to come!

2015 was good to me. It forced me to think about what is really important to me, learn how to pack really efficiently, and to go with the flow more than I ever have before.

Reflecting on this past year, both personally and professionally,  I am excited and humbled, not only by the people I am surrounded by, but by the work I do and the direction it is going...let's face it, I'm one of the lucky ones. My job is to make people look gorgeous. Don't get me wrong-it's not always easy. It's hard work and there are a lot of moving parts that have nothing to do with applying makeup or styling hair, but at the end of the day (even if it has been a 14 hour day with a 3AM wakeup time, I'm dead on my feet, and I have administrative work waiting for me at home),  women invite me into their homes to share the most precious and special moments of their lives. For a time, I am part of their family and friends, their confidant, the mirror showing them beauty they don't always see, their shoulder to cry on(if needed), and their voice of reason. There's a camaraderie between us that I never forget and I hope they don't either.

If there is one thing I have learned about myself this year is that anyone can do hair or makeup, but my strength goes beyond that;  I don't just want to do hair and makeup, I want to build relationships with my clients as much as I want to build them with my friends. I want their day to be amazing and unforgettable. I want the time we spend together to add something to their day that goes beyond beautifying them. That's my move, and that's what makes me good at what I do.

Thank you so much to every single person who has put their faith in me, clients(past, present, and future), other wedding professionals, and friends!

2015 was a good year. 2016 is going to be unreal, and I'm excited to live the hell out of it!!!