Saying “I do” with sand between your tootsies sounds like heaven. And if these captures from Gladys Jem are any indication, it so, SO was. I’m talking postcard perfect scenery, loose and lovely florals, and a day chock full of details planned by Chic Concepts. Get ready for a little case of  wedding envy m’dears, because this gallery is pretty to the max.

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From Gladys JemChristina and Will’s destination wedding in Mexico was an intimate day with their closest friends and family. They married at the gorgeous Casa Guillermo Villa. The day was personalized by them, and with help of the amazing planners it went off without a hitch. On the beach, donuts, fireworks, lantern release, and an amazing bride & groom. Hope you love it as much as I do.

From the Bride…My husband and I always knew we wanted to get married with our toes in the sand. Imagining the sun shining and ocean waves as our backdrop, we decided Mexico would be our wedding spot. Puerto Vallarta was close enough so the trek wouldn’t be too far, and the city had all the elements for the perfect vacation for our friends and family.  Puerto Vallarta has some absolutely beautiful all-inclusive resorts.  However, we chose a breathtakingly beautiful private, and more intimate, villa with its own beach to get married on, and host our families for the week.

We wanted the theme of the wedding to blend in with the natural beauty of the beach and villa, so we went with rustic chic. Our amazing wedding planners Chic Concepts knew exactly what we wanted and handled all the details, but we wanted to add some touches of us that our guests would pick up on. We created our own favors, name tags, table numbers, and menus with stamps and our trusty printer. The night before the wedding, my dedicated bridesmaids and their significant others helped put the final details together on our DIY creations.

Our wedding website was called baconandonuts to be silly and very us. We think it reminded people that this would be a non-traditional and fun wedding! To make sure we incorporated our guilty pleasure foods into the wedding, we had bacon and donuts printed on custom tank tops and canvas bag favors, and had plenty of both served at the wedding.

We had countless amazing memories throughout the day including the grooms side getting the-always-risky straight razor shaves, our incredibly special first look, a wonderful ceremony performed by one of our closest friends, and lots of dancing and celebrating. But one of our most memorable moments came toward the end of the evening, when our entire wedding party released wishing lanterns into the sky from the beach.  It created a long run of oooohs and ahhhs and it was incredibly special for my husband and I to light one together and watch all of our friends and family join us.

Photography: Gladys Jem | Wedding Planners: Chic Concepts (Patricia Romo + Tamara Bradley) | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Casa Guillermo | Invitations: Minted | Menus + Paper Goods: DIY Bride + Groom | Catering + Cake: Plush Catering and Events | DJ: Chris Love | Donuts: Rosquillas and Donuts | Hair & Makeup: The Glamourist, Jane Kim | Bridesmaids Make-Up: Sebastian Hair Salon | Groom + Groomsmen Bowtie, Ties + Suspenders: The Grunion Run | Groom + Groomsmen Suits: J.Crew | Bridesmaids Necklace: Dogeared Jewels | Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew  | Bracelet: Bellatrina Jewelry | Earrings: Haute Bride (Borrowed from Jane Kim) | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride’s Dress: Amy Kuschel