This super cool woodsy wedding in Mexico can only be described as disco meets prairie chic, in other words, it's NOW. Warm Western elements like the log cabin and the bride's wide-brim wool hat and nods to '70s fashion like her satin gown and the groom's turtleneck/blazer combo fuse together to create a truly unique wedding that sounds crazy, but it works...it works SO WELL! We literally can't look away!
Each of these photos by Luxart Wedding Studio is its own work of art. PF Estudio Creativo and Sopora Taller planned every detail of this elopement inspiration, except for their chance meeting with a magical woodland horse–that was fate! Punto Flor created all of these beautiful understated florals that perfectly highlight the naturally rich background and Sea Love Wedding Films captured every special moment on film! All the images are in the full gallery, so be sure to click through and read on to hear more from Michelle Aradillas of My Planner Journal and the bride, Andy.
MEET THE COUPLE
Andy is a super creative and enterprising woman. I would say that it is she who takes the bull by the horns when it has to be done, and she is not afraid of anything. She is always so careful of details and on guard–a creative and independent woman who never stops creating. Dani is a genius; he is always up on the latest technology trends. He is a lover of gadgets and any electronic device that simplifies things and saves time–a great dreamer and tireless search engine for novelties. He is always hand-in-hand with his best friend Terry (let's not forget him, he was a fundamental part of this whole celebration).
WHEN ANDY MET DANI
In Andrea's words, “We met in an unusual way. I worked as an editor for a clothing brand and shared an office with a friend. One afternoon, in our free time, we started gossiping on her computer while scrolling through Instagram, and while passing post after post I saw a photo of Dan. From the moment I saw him, I fell in love! He looked so handsome! I made my friend go back to the publication and ask about him. Curiously she did not know why she had him in her contacts because she did not know him. That is how I took on the detective's task and looked for him on my own. I waited a few days to get to know him a little more, as much as I could through the networks. I saw that he was living in France, that he traveled a lot and went to many museums, but above all, the curious thing was that he made me laugh just with the things he wrote in his posts.
One of those days (months later) Dan uploaded a story stating that he was in Tlaquepaque and I was shocked! I remember googling if there was some kind of Tlaquepaque in France hahaha, but no. He was here in Mexico, and I couldn't get over the excitement! I spent a few more days watching what he was doing in the city while I gathered the courage to write something to him. My friend encouraged me, so I said “how handsome” to which he replied “But how? if you can't see my face? " That conversation ended in an invitation to dinner, of course from me. I remember when he came for me that day at work. He was waiting for me in the building as I came down in the elevator with all my nerves. As soon as I turned and saw him, we both smiled. At that moment I felt that I knew him all my life.
Sometimes celebrating love away from family and friends doesn't have to be sad. Quite the opposite, especially, in times as crazy as what we are going through now. Eloping is one of the best ways to enjoy the intimacy of the couple, to dedicate yourself 100% to the other and to everything beautiful that surrounds you–giving the possibility of spending much less on others and much more on you as a couple! At the end of the day, if there are fewer guests, there is more budget for decorations, outfits, dishes, drinks, and even for highlights such as a beautiful jet black horse like the one that accompanied us during our shoot.
We are from Guadalajara, and we have always felt an intimate connection with the forest and the climate of the mountains. This particular place always captivates us with its colors and its magical atmosphere...among groves of pine trees and floors full of the most different tones between pinecones and dry leaves. At the end of the day, we always wanted our big day to resemble the fairytale that we lived through these years together.
Everything made a perfect match. From the beautiful cabin that we rented to the outfits that we choose with leather jackets and hats full of detail. This color palette, dried flowers, and incredible pieces of clay and glass created the perfect rustic style for our special day. The pampas grass and palms complemented the whole wooded style but also brought a different, more tropical vibe.
OUR LITTLE FAMILY
This was a special wedding because even though we were away from everything and everyone, our best friend, Terry, was a fundamental part of our day–from start to finish, and even during the ceremony, we could see him super focused on each of our words and movements. We couldn't have done it without him, he was always a fundamental part of our little family.
A CHANCE ENCOUNTER
While we were walking around Atemajac, getting to know the surroundings a little more, looking for magical places for photos with our team of photographers, we met Pedro, the caretaker of the neighboring stables who was delicately brushing the black hair of the most majestic horse we've ever seen. He was such a fundamental part of our shoot and the fact that he was in these photos was incredible!