Bohemian Chic Sayuita Wedding: Annika + Xavi

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Annika + Xavi live in California and planned their destination wedding at Don Pedro’s Palapa in Sayulita, Mexico pretty much all via email. After one trip down to the area, they knew it was the right place for them, and so they hired a team of amazing local creatives (like Lauren of Nicoella + Sea of Dreams) to help them bring their dream day to life. If you’ve been tossing around the idea of a destination wedding yourself, this beautiful celebration might convince you to go for it. Just check out Taryn Baxter‘s beyond gorgeous captures + read Annika’s persuasive blurb about their jet-set wedding below:

Having a destination wedding was the best decision we ever made. Sayulita is such a magical place and will forever hold a special place in our hearts. This sleepy little beach town turned what is normally one special day into a weeklong event filled with laughter, memories and lots of beers.

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bridesmaid pjs

Loving the bridesmaids cute getting ready outfits? Shop a few more options for your girls in the Robes section of the GWS Shop!

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

We are obsessed with Annika’s gorgeous Gemy Maalouf dress, which she paired with with the perfect nude Jimmy Choo shoes.

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

How beautiful are the bridesmaids in Flynn Skye? Steal their look in our shopping guide below:

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

red rose feather bouquet

A picture-perfect bouquet by Francisco Salazar via Lauren of Nicoella lent a bold, colorful feel to Annika’s effortlessly understated look.

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

What a dreamy ceremony backdrop!

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

macrame escort display

Lauren of Nicoella shares, We chose colors – deep green, red, fuchsia, cream, black and gold – that merged the jungle scenery with posh details. For pattern and texture – we choose macramé, Mexican style patterns and juxtaposed them with chic black and ivory striped runners.

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

Annika says, The reception was better than we ever imagined. We also fit all 125 guests under the palapa which was important to us so everyone felt included. The room was lit perfectly by candles and strung lights and was so romantic. The flowers were so beautiful; rich in color and adorned with pheasant feathers we brought from past hunting trips. The speeches made us laugh hysterically and cry at the same time. Our friend sang Ray LaMontagne for our first dance which turned something we joked would probably be awkward into a very special part of the night. When it came time for dancing, the music was perfect, the tequila was endless and we had the time of our lives.

Chic Sayulita Mexico Wedding

naked cake

The newlyweds close with these sweet words, We didn’t pay much attention when everyone kept telling us that our wedding day would be the best day of our lives but it absolutely was. Looking back, we can’t think of one thing we would have done differently. We are so thankful for all of the vendors, friends and family that made this day so special. We wish we could do it all over again!

Thanks so much, you two, for sharing your gorgeous day with us! Best wishes for a lifetime of love + happiness!

photography: Taryn Baxter // event design: Lauren of Nicoella // venue: Don Pedro’s Palapa Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico // florals: Francisco Salazar (Lauren of Nicoella) // videography: Red Carpet Films // wedding coordinator: Sea of Dreams // dj: Nick of Nicoella // cake: Pie in the Sky // hair + makeup: Funky Diva // wedding dress: Gemy Maalouf // bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo // bride’s veil: Borrowed //  bride’s bracelet: Something borrowed, vintage // bride’s black ring: Gift from Groom’s family – family crest // bridesmaid + bride’s pjs: Plum Pretty Sugar // bridesmaid dresses: Flynn Skye // invitations + branding: Scout There // escort cards + table numbers: Charlie Whiskey // macrame table runners for head table: Anthropologie // butterfly chairs, escort macrame + pillows: Urban Outfitters // candle holder rentals: Talbot Ross // other rentals: Dazzling Details // groomsmen outfits: Jack Threads // shirt: H&M // pants: Bonobos // pocket square: Tie Bar // welcome party: La Terrazola // rehearsal dinner: Teitiare Estates

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Romeo & Juliet-Inspired Valentine’s Day Ideas

Antique Valentines Inspiration

The fact that Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year means there are probably a handful of weddings that will take place. And for those of you tying the knot on V-Day next year, or for anyone who simply wants to add a touch of romance to their wedding day, today’s editorial by Blu Event Design & Couture Florals is sure to inspire!

The photographer behind the beauty, Tiffany of Avant Images, shares, Our inspiration was a gorgeous antique table and deep green velvet chair. Based on the old world style of the pieces we planned to build the shoot around we chose Romeo and Juliet as our theme. As we brainstormed we asked ourselves what it might have looked like if the star crossed lovers hadn’t met their tragic fate, but instead were married. On Valentine’s Day. The most romantic of all the days.

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Antique Valentines Inspiration

Antique Valentines Inspiration

We adore this dreamy hellebore-filled bouquet!

Antique Valentines Inspiration

Antique Valentines Inspiration

Antique Valentines Inspiration

Antique Valentines Inspiration

The gorgeous beaded vintage Gossamer gown added another layer of enchantment to the setting.

Antique Valentines Inspiration

Antique Valentines Inspiration

Antique Valentines Inspiration

Grace and Serendipity created the most ethereal gold-flecked stationery for the shoot.

Antique Valentines Inspiration

Antique Valentines Inspiration

black and gold cake

What a beautiful setting, right?! We hope your Valentine’s Day looks even half as beautiful!

photography: Avant Images // planning, design + florals: Blu Event Design & Couture Florals // videography: Silver Shade Studios // stationery: Grace and Serendipity // wedding dress: Gossamer // hair + makeup: Mandy Trosclair // cake: Emerald Coast Custom Cakes

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For Her and For Him Bridesmaid Dresses

bridesmaid dresses from For Her and For Him

If you got engaged over the holidays or in the new year, it’s time to start hashing out the wedding details. Let’s start with a fun one, bridesmaid dresses, because not only is it one of our most favorite topics, but because the 2016 collection from For Her and For Him was just released and, trust us, it’s good!

For her and For Him is a US based designer of bridesmaid dresses, selling on-trend dresses your girls will love – all online. (And don’t fret, they ship worldwide + have a 100% return policy to eliminate any fear of online ordering.) But best of all, they’re having a HUGE New Year sale (from February 1st to February 29th) where bridesmaid dresses are up to 30% off and worldwide shipping is completely free!

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Isn’t the new collection so pretty? We are l-o-v-i-n-g those metallic frocks for a hint-of-glam soiree and the breezy, floral numbers would be perfect for a spring or summer al fresco celebration!

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But sometimes it’s best to see what the dresses will look like on real bridesmaids, and after being in business for five successful years, For Her and For Him has plenty of pretty captures to show off! Want to see even more? Check out the Real Weddings section of their website + see which of those real weddings have been featured!

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Did you see the perfect gowns for your girls? To see even more, to browse For Her and For Him’s stunning 2016 collection + to shop the giant New Year sale, visit their website today!

* This post is sponsored by For Her and For Him. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

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