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Rustic Chic Boho Mexican Farm Wedding

If Kate Moss and the Country of Mexico collaborated, we think it would equate to this incredibly CHIC wedding. Don’t believe us? Just take one glance at the gallery from Anne Blodgett Photography and we have a feeling you’ll be hard-pressed to argue otherwise. Because tucked away in the beautiful mango groves of Flora Farms, TJ + Cristina’s planned the ultimate intimate wedding and we’ve got it all right here.

From Anne Blodgett PhotographyTJ + Cristina’s intimate wedding was tucked away in the beautiful mango groves of Flora Farms in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico (although their first look was at the hip and trendy Hotel el Gonzo a few minutes away). The bride’s effortless lace dress from Spell Designs in Australia fit the laid back vibe (the bride was inspired by a boho theme), and Amy Abbott Events executed the ceremony and reception perfectly with modern, yet farm-to-table flair. The bride crafted several decor items herself, including the table numbers and seating chart. She was particularly excited about the Mexican tile favors she found for each of her guests to take home.

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Photography: Anne Blodgett Photography | Event Planning + Design: Amy Abbott Events | Floral Design: Areté Florals | Wedding Dress: Spell Designs | Bride's Shoes: Free People | Jewelry: Stella & Dot | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Free People | Hair + Makeup: Blanc On-Location Salon | Groom's Attire: Mizzen and Main | Hotel: Hotel El Ganzo | Venue: Flora Farms | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints

The Wedding Every ‘Cool’ Couple Needs to See

This crazy beautiful celebration from Mariel Hannah is like a breath of fresh air. From the sweetest ceremony we’ve ever seen (that even included a surprise kitten as a guest!), to the incredibly chic reception, this is one pretty little party that you’ll want to partake in. Get in on the lovely via The Vault!

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From Mariel HannahI had the pleasure of photographing Daane and Marisa’s wedding in Tulum this past February. For die hard Twilight Fans, some may be familiar with Marisa Quinn as she is an actress and played a vampire role in the blockbuster films. They dreamt of a wedding celebration full of meaning with their closest family & friends, so they got just that.

From the Bride…MAGIC.

Pure. Absolute. Otherworldly…MAGIC.

Nothing else can describe the beauty of that day. Without a doubt, it was the most extraordinary day of our lives.

After having experienced the mystical power of the Mayan Riviera before, we knew we wanted to be married in a sacred space, and make it an all day affair. For the Mayans, cenotes were revered as one of the three entryways to the land of the Gods. For centuries, sacred rituals have taken place at the mouth of these waters – and on February 26th, 2016 – our very own sacred ritual was performed…and the magic alive the air was palpable.

A traditional Mayan musician graced us with ancient sounds played on hand-carved instruments…the mystical sound of the flute floated through the air as I walked down the aisle. A rehearsal had not been possible due to the sacredness of the site, so as I began to walk down the “aisle” – I realized for the first time that my 3 inch wedges weren’t gonna allow me to make it down in one piece. So after a few steps down the path, I stopped my dad, kicked of my shoes with a laugh, and proceeded down toward my groom with bare feet and my dress gently draping along the earth.

Time stood still, and I didn’t care about anything that wasn’t truly real. About two minutes into the ceremony, I tossed off my veil as well because I didn’t want anything obstructing my view of some of the most precious moments of my life. And the best part? It wasn’t even weird that I did that! It all just felt like it was exactly what was supposed to happen.

As the Shaman continued the ceremony, even the fish and the birds felt compelled to join in the moment. The fish gathered near his feet, the birds flew in resting on nearby branches… even a kitten found his way into the ceremony circle! As soon as I saw him approach and take a seat at the top of the cave, I whispered to Daane “mira! el gatito!!” (“look! a little cat!). I’m a total cat lady, so of course I was over the moon to have this particular unexpected guest join us!

Overall – it was simply magical. As our contribution to the otherwise traditional Mayan ceremony, Daane and I exchanged our own vows, pouring our hearts out to one another and promising to give the best of ourselves from that moment on.

Of course…in the real world, fairytale moments don’t come without their fair share of real-world hiccups. We had PLENTY go wrong that picture-perfect day. From the bride & groom being forgotten and left at the house while the entire wedding party was being shuttled to the ceremony, to being stranded AGAIN at the close of the ceremony when the keys to our car were accidentally taken and our wedding party was already 45 min away…to an unexpected rope swing obstructing our ceremony space and the Zika virus threatening to keep all our guests at home…we had MANY hurdles to overcome to get to our happily ever after. But when you’re riding high on love and the mystical powers of Tulum – ain’t nothin’ gonna ruin your day! With the help of our family and friends we sailed through every unexpected twist and turn with a laugh and a smile, and fell asleep that night to the sound of the waves crashing, asking ourselves how we ever got so lucky to live such a perfectly imperfect truly magical day.

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Photography: Mariel Hannah | Cinematography: Carlos Gallardo (Gallardo Films) | Wedding Dress: Rue De Seine | Ring: Cat Bird | Hair: Sarah Aguilar | Calligraphy: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | Venue: Cenote Buho | Floral Design + Creative Direction: Mint Design

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Pink ombre + gold glitter in paradise? We love.

I love a bride and groom who aren’t afraid of a little color, and this stunning duo? Their embracing pink ombre in the most elegant of ways.  Think drop-dead gorgeous florals from Elena Dany, a sweet collection of bridesmaid frocks and paper goods from Papellerie that are all sorts of awesome. All planned by the talented Belle of the Ball, this is destination glam done oh-so-right. See it all captured by Nancy Aidee right here in THE VAULT, then press play on the film from Sculpting with Time below.

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From the Bride… I wanted our day to be elegant and beautiful. At the same time, I wanted it to be FUN since everyone was making a special trip for us to Mexico! We wanted a destination wedding and once we decided on Cabo, we knew we wanted to incorporate Mexican elements into the day. Hacienda Cocina y Cantina was the perfect venue for this! We loved the idea of having our ceremony & cocktail hour on the beach, dinner in an indoor/outdoor space and dancing in the palapa along the Sea of Cortez.

Each bridesmaid wore a different style dress in a different shade of pink for an ombre effect. The escort cards were attached to maracas and were in pink ombre as well. The groomsmen’s bow ties had fish & hooks on them, which I thought was a fun, subtle element. My dress was a faint blush, which I loved! The beautiful florals were also different shades of pink and made for a very colorful and elegant setting.

For the day of the wedding, all of the bridesmaids, house party, flower girls, mother of the bride and I got ready in Mexican Mumu dresses. Jarrett and I loved our entrance into dinner, our intro song was an instrumental version of Jay Z’s “Big Pimpin'” and everyone shook their maracas so loud for the entrance. It was a surreal & awesome moment. We also loved dancing to Indian music with my Indian family members.

One of my most special details is the picture of my dad I had pinned to the inside of my bouquet, just like my sister did at her wedding. He passed away 10 years ago and it was nice to have my dad with me while my mom walked me down the aisle. Our first dance was “In My Life” by the Beatles. We both grew up listening to the Beatles with our parents and wanted a classic song.

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Photography: Nancy Aidee Photography
 | Cinematography: Sculpting With Time | Event Planning: Belle of the Ball | Floral Design: ELENA DAMY Destination Wedding Planners, Floral & Event Designers | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Stationery: Papellerie | Bride's Shoes: Rene Caovilla | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lula Kate | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lela Rose | Hair + Makeup: Blanc Bridal Salon | Bow Ties: Vineyard Vines | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Venue: Hacienda Cocina Y Cantina | Bridal Boutique: Casa de Novia Bridal Couture | Crest Design: Carolyn Jane

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