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Elegant Cabo Wedding at One & Only Palmilla

Destination weddings like this at the One & Only Palmilla are my dream come true. With the perfect amount of elegance, gorgeous florals from Elena Damy, and that Mexican flair we all love, every image from Sara Richardson feels like a virtual vacation. And you can get lost in all the lovely here.

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From the Bride…When my groom, Daniel, proposed to me, we knew pretty soon afterward that we wanted to have a destination wedding. Looking at dates, we settled on January 4th, and we could think of nothing better than escaping the cold of winter and trading in our sweatshirts for shorts. Los Cabos is truly a magical place, and after having visited it that summer, we knew it would be a perfect location to have a wedding. When we broke this idea to our family and friends, they were thrilled to have a wedding that doubled as a beach vacation. While planning our wedding, it was important to me to infuse it with Mexican culture; I really did not want to have a wedding with a country club feeling in Mexico. The invitations were lacey and reminiscent of papel picado, a type of Mexican folk art. While traveling, I became enamored with Milagros: a type of charm used in Latin America and some European countries as religious petitions to saints and God and had them printed in the background of our programs and used them as escort cards. For flowers, I went with bright-colored ones that contrasted with my bridesmaids’ black dresses. When people would ask me about my colors, I think they thought I was crazy when I answered that they were red, orange, green, white and black. My other favorite details were my dress, the flower lasso and the mariachi band for cocktail hour. All in all, I can truly say that my wedding was so beautiful that it felt like we were in a dream. When carrying out a destination wedding, you give up a lot of control; thank goodness I had the wonderful and capable Arianna O’Campo as my wedding planner. She is so down-to-earth and understands your vision and executes it wonderfully. In terms of photography I fell in love with Sara Richardson’s soft and warm photos when I was looking for a photographer, and I honestly believe that she is one of the most talented photographers out there. It was an honor and joy to work with her and her husband. We are in love with our photos and will cherish them forever. Looking back, we feel so lucky to have been celebrated and supported by so many loved ones and friends. This day wouldn’t have been the same without you all. Thank you for sharing in our joy!

Photography: Sara Richardson | Wedding Coordinator: Arianna O´campo For One & Only Palmilla | Floral Design: Elena Damy | Wedding Gown: Rivini - Delicata | Invitations: P.S. The Letter | Bridesmaids Dresses: Two Birds Bridesmaid | Officiant: Diego Vidal | Bride´s Boots: M.L. Leddy´s Custom Boots | Ceremony & Reception Venue: One & Only Palmilla | Dj : Adan Mijares | Groomsmen Attire: Men´s Wearhouse | Groom´s Attire: Men´s Wearhouse | Guitarist: Francisco Alatorre | Mariachis: Mariachi Diaz | Programs & Menus: Byrd & Bleeker

Rivini and twobirds are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. twobirds Bridesmaid, ELENA DAMY Floral & Event Design and Sara Richardson Photography are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Laid Back Wedding Love at Sayulita’s Villa Amor

When the getting-ready shots include a little dip in a rooftop infinity pool, a few kick-butt yoga moves and cocktails? Well you know what follows is going to be ah-mazing. With Jonas Seaman behind the lens, DIYs made pretty by this fun-loving duo, topped off with a bit of bougainvillea and a whole lotta love, it’s easy to get lost in the gorgeously relaxed vibes of this soiree in Sayulita.

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From Jonas Seaman… I shot this really beautiful wedding in Mexico last year. It was such a spectacular day. Hannah & Tim had so many little cool DIY touches that they brought in from the states: boxes of nick-knacks, owl figurines, bird cages, personal photos, and signs for the table settings. It was such a beautiful day all around.

From the beautiful Bride… The tiny surfer town has zero pretense and is super laid back. It also happens to be stunningly beautiful so the wedding decor was built in! We knew that no matter what snafus may or may not occur, people were going to fall in love with the town as much as we did.

Tim has eight musically inclined aunts and uncles who write and perform a song unique to each bride and groom in their family. The one they performed for us was to the tune of a Johnny Cash song, and was one of the most memorable moments of the weekend. Here is a link to the song.

The napkins were easy, affordable, and fun. We went to a local fabric store, bought several different patterns, pinking shears and voila! Instant color. We acquired a random selection of tins and vases from local vintage stores and yard sales which made for the wonderfully eclectic table setting. We had many a wine-fueled gathering with our craftiest friends. Without them, many of the garlands and other details would never have gotten done.

The bride and groom should each pick the one thing that is most important to them. For me, it was photography. For Tim, the music and bar. On everything else, we decided to cut corners. Instead of pricy flower arrangements, we opted for minimal wildflowers.  Instead of a fancy sit down meal, we opted for a buffet which people loved because it was less formal and stuffy. Instead of an unnecessarily expensive cake, we chose to have churros which were delicious!

Instead of spending one evening with your closest friends and family, you get to spend a whole weekend or longer. Guests would run into each other in town, and many new friendships were formed. Our guests came from their hotel after a day at the beach which helped the mood immensely and took the pressure off us to make everything perfect. We found Mexico, and Sayulita and general to be very welcoming and friendly to us. Plus, our wedding day was bookended by so many additional memories!

Photography: Jonas Seaman | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Hair: Jason Fanning At Art + Science | DJ: Matt Roan | Earrings: Laura Lombardi Jewelry | Event Coordinator & Design: Yazmin Gizeh Ramirez & Nierica Mendoza Of Sea Of Dreams Weddings | Hotel / Resort: Villa Amor | Makeup: Shannon O’Brien | Second Shooter: Mary Ellen Williamson

Nicole Miller is a member of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. Jonas Seaman Photography is a member of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Destination Mexico Wedding at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Tucked in this gallery is image after image of pure destination perfection. Between the gorgeous florals, the stunning styling by the Bride herself (who happens to be the talent behind Savvy Events, LLC), and lovely images by Nicole Lennox - this gallery is a virtual vacation in itself. Get lost in all the lovely here.

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From Nicole LennoxDeNeitra and Lawrence met in high school, but their love story didn’t begin until years later when they reconnected on Facebook. After dating for a few years, Lawrence proposed by serenading his future bride-to-be on the beach with a song he had written.

Their wedding weekend took place at the stunning Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta. DeNeitra, an experienced event planner made sure that the decor and details throughout the wedding day and the entire weekend were simply beautiful and perfectly executed.

From the Bride…Prior to Lawrence proposing we knew we wanted a destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta. We took our first vacation to Puerto Vallarta in 2011 and totally fell in love with the city, the people and the culture. The day Lawrence proposed I emailed Dreams Puerto Vallarta, now Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta to inquire on availability for our selected wedding date. Just like that a whirlwind 8 months of planning ensued.

As a Los Angeles based wedding and event planner and owner of Savvy Events, LLC I knew exactly how to approach the planning process and moved quickly to solidify a theme and a dream team of vendors. Having worked with countless couples over the years I knew that I wanted our wedding to be true to Lawrence and I and uniquely our own. An intimate affair filled with family, friends and love. I wanted our guests to not just attend a wedding but to have an experience. The weekend was filled with incredible festivities that encouraged relaxation, rejuvenation and, most importantly FUN. From our welcome dinner to bon fires on the beach and fun excursions; our guests had the most amazing time.
 
When it came to designing our dream wedding I did what I tell most of my brides to do – run over to Pinterest, create a secret board and start pinning your little heart out. I love vibrant yet soft colors and chose coral and teal with gold accents as our color palette. Lawrence is all about style and didn’t want me to see his wedding attire until the ceremony, so that was a fun spin on things. I had absolutely no clue what he would be wearing until I walked down the aisle. He looked amazing, as I knew he would.
 
I wanted our wedding day to be filled with wow moments. . . from the minute guests stepped on the sand for the ceremony and saw our handcrafted backdrop and hand-painted maracas to the moment they stepped into the reception and saw a sea of coral chair sashes and our breathtaking cake. Other wow moments included a same-day video edit we showed at the reception culminating with fire dancers leading guests to the gazebo area for a special and electrifying performance.
 
Our wedding was everything we ever wanted and so much more. After designing and coordinating dream weddings for other couple’s it was amazing to be on the other side. Being able to design a day filled with so much beauty, love and fun was exactly what Lawrence and I wanted. Mission accomplished!

Photography: Nicole Lennox | Videography: Cinevent Productions | Event Design: Savvy Events, LLC | Wedding Dress: Galina Signature For David's Bridal | Invitations: The Stylish Scribe | Stationary: Jax Designs | Ceremony Venue: Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta (Formerly Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa) | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Allure Bridesmaids - Mon Amie Bridal Salon | Cake Topper: Better Off Wed | Coordination: Weddings Vallarta By Barbara | Coordination: Weddings Vallarta | Hair/Make-Up: Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta Spa