Mexico Beach DIY Wedding From Tec Petaja
March 11, 2010

Let's hear if for all you "yellow" brides!  I have to say, yellow accented weddings are a particular fave in my books.  They're sunny, vibrant and cheery.  Just like this Mexico destination wedding photographed by Tec Petaja. For those of you who aren't familiar with Tec's photography, you're in for a treat.  Tec is an artist with a knack for capturing every. little. detail. And Lindsay and Campbell's wedding is the perfect combination of beachy elegance and DIY cuteness.  But a warning, there is some definite subliminal messaging behind these pictures below.  I came away thinking: Must book a trip to Mexico. Must get a glass of lemonade. The latter is sadly the more realistic and affordable option for me.  Humph. Click here to see TONS more fantastic images.

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(click here to see the full wedding by Tec Petaja}

Our bride, Lindsay tells the tale of how their day came to be:

Campbell is from Australia, I’m from Colorado, and we met and live in New York City. Any destination we picked for our wedding was going to be a trek for a number of our guests, so we decided on neutral territory in Sayulita, Mexico…kind of sort of in the middle!

Our theme was casual beach organic. We loved the idea of a happy, natural style wedding that celebrated our Mexico location in subtle ways, but that wasn’t the dominate theme of the day. We used a Mexican folk art heart Milagro as the “hook” on everything from the invitations to a hand stamped version on our welcome letters, muslin favor bags, and homemade banana bread send off gifts bags.

Lemon yellow was our main color as it expressed the happiness of the occasion as well as the bright and sunny beach location. We achieved an organic feel through Kraft paper printed materials, barnyard wooden frames, muslin favor bags and burlap table runners.

We loved planning our wedding, and spent many weekends together in our 250 square foot New York City apartment working on multiple DIY projects. And through the process, I’ve come to realize that perhaps Campbell, an accountant may be more creative than me, a marketer!

DIY Projects:

  • Table numbers and signage

  • Hand stamped wood guest seating cards

  • Hand stamped muslin favor bags/place card tags

  • Mexican tile magnet favors

  • Homemade banana bread send off gifts (courtesy of the groom’s mother)

  • Personalized canvas welcome totes and welcome letters

The day was perfect, and there is not one thing we would have changed about it. What we loved most was seeing our friends, from all parts of the world, come together during the course of the wedding week to form new friendships. We had a few side romances, and I think there will be some Americans visiting Australia soon!

Thank you Lindsay and congrats!

xoxo Chantale from La Belle Bride

Wedding Coordinator and Design: Marweddings /Venue: Villa del Oso - Sayulita, Mexico / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Bridesmaid Dress: Banana Republic and J Crew / Groom’s Suite: Ralph Lauren / Caterer: Naef Cuisine / Invitations: Dizzy Wizzy Design / Florist: Detalles de Lujo / Entertainment: Guitarists: Zoe and Alfredo from Mango Trio Cuban Band: Sabor a Cuba / Bridal Hair flower: Oh My Deer / Photography: Tec Petaja