SUBMIT WEDDING
View Posts By:

categories

 

tags

 
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.

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Villa
Styles
Vintage

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.
Jonas Seaman Photography

VIEW PORTFOLIO

You'll love these vendors in Mexico

SIGNATURE, Event Consulting an...
View Portfolio
Planner 1 Events
View Portfolio
Palos Studio
View Portfolio
Sara Richardson Photography
View Portfolio
ELENA DAMY Floral & Event Desi...
View Portfolio
ELENA DAMY Floral & Event Desi...
View Portfolio
Romantic Mexico Destination Wedding at Villa Amor

Glass Jar Photography has a way with the camera. A way that never fails to leave me speechless and in complete and utter awe of their talent. And this Mexico wedding is the perfect example. Overflowing with light and love, this gallery is simply beyond. Get lost in even more lovely here.

Colors
Seasons
Spring
Settings
Villa

From Glass Jar PhotographyA Mexican destination wedding with Emily and Jared. They invited all their friends and family and planned an amazingly beautiful, vintage meets timeless wedding at Villa Amor in Sayulita, Mexico that completely captures their roots of love with each other, and all the vibe and excitement of Mexico.

Photography: Glass Jar Photography | Videography: Glass Jar Photography | Design: Gyspy Floral | Florist: Gypsy Floral | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Wedding Venue: Villa Amor

BHLDN is a member of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. Glass Jar Photography is a member of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
Glass Jar Photography

VIEW PORTFOLIO
Mexico Dreaming: A Destination Wedding in Sayulita

Sayulita is pure magic. Sunny, tropical, ocean views for days magic. And for a couple who wanted an intimate, zero fuss affair with a side of churros and the best dance party ever, this locale was a winner. So with fancy wedding day attire packed, loved ones in tow and Jillian Mitchell Photography enlisted to capture all the awesome, these love birds said “I Do” in true destination wedding fashion.

Colors
Seasons
Winter
Settings
Villa
From Jillian Mitchell PhotographyThis wedding is close to my heart. Danielle is a photographer in California and contacted me about a year before her wedding to see if I was available and tell me that she may or may not have been stalking me. I knew immediately that I had to document her day and I am so glad I did. The love that she and David have for each other is infectious and just being around the two of them makes you yearn for the kind of love they have.

From The Bride…Entering the crazy realm of wedding planning solicited many conversations between my husband and I in terms of what was truly important to us for our special day versus what we didn’t need to spend much energy on. There were many wedding traditions that didn’t make sense for us, and that we didn’t feel the need to participate in, and it took us awhile to realize how much control we actually had in personalizing our day in a way that made sense for us as well. When it really came down to it, what we wanted more than anything was to have a personal, intimate wedding, with little frills and zero fuss…and…we also really wanted a churro maker and the most intense dance party that would make anyone’s toenails sore the next day.

Choosing to have a destination wedding kind of forced us to think outside the box, and by default, there were so many wedding related details we couldn’t possibly worry about, simply because we knew we wouldn’t have access to them. While we didn’t really have a theme, a consistent color palette, a bridal party, or other traditional elements, we were diehard about providing an environment for our friends and family to truly unplug, where cellphones didn’t really need to be on, and one that would undoubtedly encourage everyone to slow down a bit, with the end goal being that we could all truly “live in the moment” with each other. While traveling is such a part of our identity, the need for adventure makes up an even larger percentage, and we deliberately chose a wedding location that many had to pull up a detailed map of Mexico to find, and a location we had actually never been to as well (although it had come so highly recommended by a plethora of other travel-obsessed friends, we knew wholeheartedly that it was a perfect fit for us). Beyond the wedding day being one of the most emotionally exhilarating days in this kind of out-of-body way that we’ll never be able to articulate, we had invited all of our guests to our villa (that overlooked all of Sayulita and all of its wonder) for a cocktail party the night before. Seeing all of our favorite people meet for the first time and connect with one another was undoubtedly one of the most indescribable feelings that still makes us smile, months later. All of these people that we’ve loved over the course of our lives were so excellent to each other, and we had a mutual sense of proudness to call all these amazing people our biggest supporters. The memories we’ve collected from our “wedding adventure” in Sayulita still flood our daily lives and we still love to reminisce about “that one time we went to Mexico and got married in a place we’ve never been”. We STILL know exactly what those churros tasted like based on collective memory, and we still reference our dance party and the group speeches immediately followed by tequila shots. For lack of a better phrase, we wouldn’t change a thing about our wedding day, it could have been more “us” if we tried.

Photography: Jillian Mitchell Photography | Wedding Dress: Enozoani | Ceremony Venue: Villa Amor | Jewelry: Gemologee | Hair: Garrett Markenson | Makeup: Mindy Karuk | Suit: Hugo Boss