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Shots! Shots! Shots! Of Tequila On A Donkey. This Couple Nailed It!

Mexico wedding with beautiful flowers

This fun couple wanted their wedding to feel like them and their life together, vibrant and colorful! Since travel is a huge part of their lives they knew a destination wedding was a must. They have a great love for Mexican culture and landscape so Mexico was the perfect choice!

They fell upon the choice of Sayulita by friends suggestions and it was pure magic and the perfect pick! They got married on the top of a cliff with the ocean and town of Sayulita just below them. See it all for yourself in the full gallery, photographed by Dekker Photography.

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Pair Mexican Decor With Bohemian Style

From the bride: We wanted it to feel authentic to Mexico with the colors and style but also bohemian. On each of the chairs for the ceremony we laid palm fans and teal painted maracas. The florist lined the aisle with beautiful protea flowers and just to the side was a donkey draped in flowers serving tequila shots! We used cactus and wood blocks to write the table numbers. The flowers were really special, and one of the most important parts of the planning for us. Shawn and I have a love for plants and flowers. Our florist made our ceremony arch using bougainvillea which is a flower we both love. When guests entered the palapa the entry alcoves were strung with hanging flower curtains.

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beautiful wedding arch with pink flowers

Expect The Unexpected To Happen And Breathe

My advice to future brides and grooms is try not to have too many expectations that will lead you to disappointment. The day will not go exactly as planned and that is the most beautiful part! Remember that you are surrounded by everyone that loves you and that is all that matters! We arrived to Mexico 2 days before the wedding and our luggage (with EVERYTHING inside) didn't make the nonstop flight, even though we checked in hours before! Shawn kept me calm since all I wanted to do was freak out and panic! Luckily all the luggage was arranged to be delivered to our house we rented a few hours before our welcome dinner.

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Read on to see how much this wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

We broke our budget down into 3 categories; travel, welcome dinner and wedding.

The travel portion costs:
Flights (upgraded to first class coming home) $862
House rental $1400 (7 days)
Shuttle (round trip from Puerto Vallarta) $130
Golf cart (must in Sayulita) $500

Welcome dinner:
Dinner with open bar (all guests came) $1368
Churro cart $200

Wedding:
Venue rental $1500
Food and bar $3941
Tips $600
DJ $400
Mariachi $400
Photographer $1500
Flowers $1400
Rentals $1821
Decorations $500
Invitations/menus/notes $500
Dress: $400
Shoes: $50
Grooms attire: $900
Total: $18,372

We did not have a planner or designer, I am a professional visual merchandiser with a extensive background in event planning. Another cost savings was I choose to do my own hair and makeup.

ServiceVendor
Paper Goods & CalligraphyMinted
FashionReformation
FlowersFlor Mimo
Groom & His MenJan Van Essche
Groom & His MenRag & Bone
PhotographersDekker Photography
ShoesBCBGMAXAZRIA
Trash The Dress Hair & MUAJenn Chivers
Venues & OfficiantsDon Pedros Brissa Mar Palapa