Sayulita Wedding by This Modern Romance Photography
September 19, 2011
North America

Nothing screams " hop on a plane NOW and indulge in a south of the border fiesta" like a gorgeous wedding weekend in Sayulita. And Villa Amor just might be the perfect place on the planet for such an event. (Really, the name says it all)  This Modern Romance Photography captured all of the festivities and their images are not only artistic and downright gorgeous but chalk full of color and other festive details right down to those perfect shoes. Wait, I really think we need to have a moment for those shoes. Take a moment or thirty with all the gorgeous images you could dream of in the full wedding gallery. Still destination dreaming? You can catch more lovelies over on our Destination Weddings Blog.

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From the Bride...We wanted our wedding to feel as personal as possible. Having a destination wedding in Sayulita was the perfect fit for our vision of an intimate and casual wedding. We approached the wedding as a vacation for our friends and family with a wedding thrown in.

We tried to include as many personal touches as possible. Our cake topper was custom-made for us by Etsy seller "Garden 4 Arts" and is our pug Todd and his favorite toy, a stuffed hedgehog we named Angelina. Rather than print paper programs for the ceremony we worked with Etsy seller "The Little Bells" to have our programs printed on vintage handkerchiefs. We had two signature cocktails to honor our moms, a Tequila Sheila margarita and a Mary Mojito. On each table we had a classic novel and a list of questions and asked our guests to write in the books in lieu of a traditional guest book. Our table numbers were paintings done by Nick’s mom and showcased different places that we have traveled to together.

We decided early on not to choose a “wedding color” but instead just chose to use light colors. We also wanted to include pieces of Mexico in our décor. We used pink, peach, and ivory flowers native to Mexico for the bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces, and we had white papel picado hanging over the patio where we had our reception. For our escort cards we made miniature books with bookmarks. Hanging from the bookmarks were silver Milagros and the text of the book explained the meaning and use of Milagros in Mexican culture. For the escort card table the bride sewed a tablecloth of vintage handkerchiefs. The centerpiece flowers were held by mason jars that we brought from San Francisco and sat on lace doilies that the groom’s mom collected, some had been made by the groom’s great grandmother and were already in her collection and others were collected by the groom’s mom over the year of our engagement.

Wedding Photography: This Modern Romance Photography / Venue: Villa Amor / Coordination + Florist: Karen Ruezga / Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Groom's Attire: J.Crew (suit) + Burberry (tie) / Groom + Groomsmen Shoes: Custom Converse / Table Arrangements: Groom's Great Grandmother / Guest Favors: "Milagro" Heart Charms / Necklace: All Things Tinsel / Cake Topper: Garden 4 Arts / Program Handkerchiefs: The Little Bells / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang