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

Cindy & Scott’s Rustic Sayulita Wedding

When it comes to a “power couple” a pair like Cindy and Scott immediately come to mind. These two lovers both serve in the military. As they have dedicated themselves to serve their country they recently equally committed themselves to one and other for a lifetime of love, adventure and companionship.

Cindy and Scott’s wedding was held at Hacienda Antigua. This venue is a favorite; the rustic esthetic of the villa never seems to get old, and serve as the perfect backdrop for any style of wedding. The details that have been put into the decorations are admirable. From the rustic lighting, furniture, to the many wood figurines carefully placed around the villa, the Mexican antiques create the feeling of stepping back in time to a historic Mexican Hacienda. Many people comment that they feel like a celebrity walking into their private villa when they arrive!

Cindy looked absolutely stunning. We kept her complexion natural and glowy to highlight her perfect skin, and drew attention to her beautiful eyes with a slightly bolder application, and of course, those gorgeous lashes!! Her Allure Bridals dress was gorgeous with delicately embroidered lace long sleeves, buttons down her spine, and a trailing back. To complement the beautiful details of her dress, her hair was styled in a loosely woven bun paired with an elegant floral wreath. Cindy looked amazing, her strength and elegance perfectly reflected!

The floral decor was second to none with one of the most beautiful bouquets I have seen this season-the design team knocked it out of the park on this one :)

You never know what to expect on your big day. Despite the scare of Cindy’s mom’s flight being canceled the day before her wedding, she kept a positive outlook and against all odds, her mom made it in the morning of the wedding. I’m pretty sure she would have walked there if she had to! From there on out everything seemed to go flawlessly. The outdoor setting of the ceremony was chic with hanging lights and delicate foliage decorations. The evening festivities seemed lively as ever. Good company never allows for a dull moment!

As always, I worked with amazing vendors, who know how to make sure their clients have an amazing experience from start to finish! You guys knocked it out of the park as always and I’m so excited to share the result of all of our amazing work…the best of which being the giant smile on Cindy and Scott’s faces :)

It was a pleasure working with you Cindy, I have loved watching your new adventure with Scott begin in Korea, I know you guys are gonna nail it!

Photographer: Bruno Rezza

Planner: Sea of Dreams Weddings

Florals: Francisco Salazar

Video: Red Carpet Films

Catering: Elias Sapien

Dress: Allure Bridals

Location: 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