Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Nikki & Roland's Vibrant Mexican Wedding!

Photo courtesy of Paulina Ulloa
All other photos by staff photographer, Soco

Well, we could point fingers at the computer who wouldn't run the picture dvd and then christmas and new years (those ornery holidays!) and the list could get really long - so, instead, THE BIGGEST EVER CONGRATULATIONS to Nikki & Roland on tying the knot this last December 5, 2009! ;)

It seemed as though the fates were determined to deter all of Nikki & my plans for fairly easy, relaxed wedding planning. We had decided on Spiaggia way back when because their prices were great and the location was awesome and everything was going to be simple simple simple - to the point that I didn't even do an inspiration board! Of course, ya'all might know by now, but to make a long story short, Spiaggia sold itself (without informing us) and the new location decided to completely reinvent itself (again without informing us) and, thus, either Spiaggia or the new Cherry 7 up and ran off with Nikki's deposit money, each pointing the fingers at each other. Boo!!!

But, after some hot words from all three of us to the locale in question, Nikki took action, found this incredible, amazing villa (Casa Suenos del Mar) who was willing to rent for a night .... and, after all, fate was right, we were wrong, and the wedding turned out much better than we had originally planned for!!

The Bouquet

Nikki had decided to do bright, vibrant colors for her Mexican wedding so we decided on the tones of fuschia and orange with a touch of gold and mixed those colors into her bouquet - it looked great against her dress! Roland's bout followed suit -- good man!

The Ceremony

Well, originally the ceremony was going to be on the sand - so, with the new venue chosen just weeks before the wedding, I had to design something entirely different that would fit the new venue. I quite honestly don't know how this came to me - I knew that I still wanted the vibrant, colorful feel but I didn't want to block the beautiful view or amazing foliage - so we decided to surprise Nikki & Roland with strung roses ... they had originally wanted bougamvilia but that's not something we can order ... we have to "find" it and there wasn't a lot out - in the end, I think this ceremony huppah is one of my all-time favorites....

The Guest Cards

Nikki & Roland had a theme about certain dates meaning certain things to them, so I thought it would be great fun to make guest cards with chosen dates and have guest write their wishes and thoughts on them only to be opened the day on the card! I found this amazing talavera mailbox when I was out and about!

The Maracas

Nikki hearts hearts our maracas, so I wanted to do something extra special. Omar painted the flowers around the entire maraca (sounds easy - is not! ;), and accented their monogram with gold paint - if I had to do it over again, I might add a gold accent to the flower - but pretty nevertheless!

The Centerpieces

We overlayed the tables with a shimmery orange/cream chiffon and filled adobe pinata bases with alternating arrangements of fuschia and orange roses. Colorful candles surrounded the base and alternating fuschia and orange napkins stood-up tall in water glasses - love it!

The Kid's Table

We made little activity books for the kids to work on during dinner, accompanied by a Mexican wooden toy, crayons and a little ornament. Fun!

Candles & Nightscapes

Of course, we peppered the villa with oodles of candles and the villa transformed itself into a magical, romantic evening....

The Cake

Adore this cake .... check out the befores and afters here to see how a fairly monotone colored cake turned into this awesome creation by Memo of Charme! We also surprised Nikki & her daughter with their own individualized cake as they each adored a flavor that wasn't chosen to be "the cake" - we had the waiters bring it out as soon as Nikki & Roland cut the cake and everyone was happy!


They really did a fantastic job - we had floating globes and acrobatics - a really amazing way to end the evening....


I wanted to also say that Nikki did a great job on some of her DIY projects - she worked with us really closely to make sure that everything done, from start to finish, related and looked "just so" - I think she did a fantastic job!

Next week, barring disasters, we should have the photos up from Sara & Nic's wedding which took place this past saturday in Sayulita! We have a busy season ahead of us, but I have, in my 'spare time' (haha!) been working on some design inspiration boards ... so I will do my best to get those snuck in here somehow (or on facebook!).

Palm Trees at the Marival....

A big shout out goes to Tina & Brooks who tied the knot at the Marival this past January 20th - I finally have a camera but, unfortunatley, too late to share the photos of their palm tree maracas (in teal and white, no less - a first!)!!

Next up .... Nikki & Roland's wedding blog (finally, I hear ya'all say!! ;).....

Friday, 15 January 2010


Try saying THAT title 10 times really fast! Well, I planned on doing this via video but lack of video camera forced me to do it the old fashioned way ;).

Thank you all for participating - it was a lot of fun and we definitely have more drawings and competitions planned for the future! You guys rock!

Shaye and Janine - please contact me about your winnings and congratulations!

Monday, 11 January 2010

Congratulations and Boohoo!!

Well, since my camera died and took our December/January photos with them, I have to give shout-outs to our brides without pictures!! boohoo!!!

So, a big shout goes out to Kristina who was married December 28th in Las Caletas! I loved her tags too but no photos - grrr!!!

And another big shout out to Sarah & Ted who were married January 8th in Cancun!! Their maracas were white palm trees on a vivid blue background and way cool ;).

And, of course, we are still waiting for the pictures of Nikki & Roland's wedding (waaaay back on December 5th!) .... hopefully (crossing fingers) in a few days!!

Last week for WINWIN!!!

Hello dear brides and coordinators! I hope ya'all had an excellent New Year's Eve!! We had a great time, but my camera died - booo!! So, a bit behind on blogging but will be back in no time!

Meanwhile, I just wanted to remind you that the WinWin drawing is this week and you still have the opportunity to enter (and a HUGE thanks to all of you who have already entered!). The information can be found down below (just click on the picture!).

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