Elegant Seaside Mexico Wedding

After that jaw-dropping rehearsal dinner, we didn’t think it could get more beautiful, but we were mistaken. How stunning is every single detail of this seaside wedding?! We have a little more from the bride Stefy on her perfect day:

My wedding day was something I had been waiting for since I was about 4 years old.

When I met my Texan husband in Cabo, it only made sense to get married in the very place I grew up in, Mazatlan.

I am a travel writer for Posh Voyage and have always been fascinated by luxury beach hotels in remote destinations. The mix of palm trees, sand, great food and chic decor is what I live for, and essentially my inspiration for my wedding.

Mazatlan is an exotic beach destination in the Pacific coast and given that my family owns a hotel down there, it came natural to have the wedding take place there. Since me and my now husband travel constantly and have studied abroad for most of our adult life, 70% of our guests were from out of town. It was a perfect excuse for them to make a vacation out of it. Some of them took a few weeks off and explored the most enchanting towns around Mexico like Oaxaca and San Miguel de Allende.

Finally, the wedding was an instant success due to the best wedding planner in Mexico, Peter de Anda. He is a genius in every way and made the whole year coming up to the wedding a fun and relaxing ride.

Event Design, Styling, and Production: Peter de Anda | Photographer: Eric Kelley | Floral Design: Peter de Anda | Lighting: Peter de Anda | Farm Tables, Chairs, Runners, Chargers, Napkins: Peter de Anda  | Linens and Rentals: Peter de Anda | Printed Materials & Details: Bell Invito | Venue: Pueblo Bonito Emerald | Calligraphy: Patricia Gorostiza | Catering: I Latina | Brides’ Wedding Dress: Badgley Mishka | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Groom’s Suiting: Hadleighs | Hair: Lourdes Salon | Make Up: Dania in Lourdes Salon | Ceremony Music: Philarmonic of Mazatlan | Cocktail and Reception Music: Metropolis

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04.04.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Win a Dress from Teri Jon

We’re thrilled to introduce you to our newest sponsor, Teri Jon! Teri Jon has a wonderful collection of dresses that are perfect for anyone attending a special event this summer- especially a wedding. They have a huge selection of stunning dresses for mothers, bridesmaids and guests. Your mom can easily find an elegant, flattering, and most importantly of all, affordable dress to wear to your wedding. It’s not always easy to find a great Mother of the Bride dress, and Teri Jon’s dresses are designed to make every woman feel and look absolutely beautiful. The feminine silhouettes are perfect for all shapes, and they have a huge selection of dresses that are both modern and flattering. We absolutely love the large collection that Teri Jon has compiled for you to look through; we’re sure your mom, you, or your bridesmaids will find the perfect dress to complement the style of your wedding!

We have some exciting news: Teri Jon wants every Once Wed bride to have the perfect day, and they want to give each one of you the chance to win one of their affordable luxury dresses. Like Teri Jon on facebook, visit Teri Jon.com, browse through their huge collection of feminine, elegant, and timeless dresses, and let us know which is your favorite and where you would wear it! One lucky reader will be entered to win a dress worth up to $800! Good luck!

Contest ends April 28th. This contest is now closed- thank you for entering, and congratulations to our winner Helen L.! 

Graphic: Hannah Lee

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04.04.14 / Contests, Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Colorful Evening Rehearsal Dinner In Mexico

How fun are all of these colorful flowers and magical decorations? We can’t wait to share the gorgeous wedding with you tomorrow!

From Easton Events:

Dinner was set on the first floor in an atrium style room with an open ceiling to the stars. It was a perfectly warm November night. Lanterns, stars, and candles were suspended throughout to create a canopy of twinkling light. The night commenced with a fabulous dinner and a series of epic toasts. At the close of dinner the Bossa Nova band struck up the chords and all of the guests transitioned to the roof top lounge for a late night of dancing.

Event Design, Styling, and Production: Easton Events | Photographer: Eric Kelley | Florals, Lighting, and Rentals: Ambienta | Printed Materials & Details: The Printery | Venue – Cocktails: Casa Garcia Mazatlan | Venue – Dinner & Dancing: La Casona | Calligraphy: Ginny Rogan | Catering: La Casona | Hair & Make Up: Lora Kelley | Videographer: Videa | Bride’s Dress Designer: Agua Dulce | Bride’s Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana

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04.03.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

COLORFUL EVENING REHEARSAL DINNER IN MEXICO

This rehearsal dinner from Easton Events just seems like an absolute dream. The beautiful couple, Stefy and Michael, actually met in gorgeous Cabo. Since the bride, who has a travel blog, grew up Mazatlan, they knew Mexico was the perfect place to celebrate their wedding with close family and friends. Check back tomorrow for Part 2 of their colorful rehearsal dinner. We can’t wait to share even more stunning images from Eric Kelley later this week!

From Easton Events:
Michael and Stefy’s wedding was held over Thanksgiving weekend in November in Mazatlan, Mex. We at Easton had the joy of participating in their incredible weekend celebration. To kick off their Mazatlan wedding celebration, Michael’s family hosted family and friends for a truly memorable rehearsal dinner. 
 
After the ceremony rehearsal at The Cathedral, the bridal party and family were lead by a mariachi band through the town to Casa Garcia for cocktails. Drinks were passed on an array of colorful trays, brilliant embroidered pillows and linens popped throughout the space, and the escort cards were suspended on brightly colored ribbons from a gorgeous tree in the center of the courtyard. After mingling to the sound of the mariachi, the guests were lead by the musicians to La Casona for dinner and dancing. 
 
Michael and Stefy are full of palpable joy and this evening set the tone for a magical wedding celebration. We enjoyed every minute of planning and dreaming with this family for their destination fete. 

Event Design, Styling, and Production: Easton Events | Photographer: Eric Kelley | Florals, Lighting, and Rentals: Ambienta | Printed Materials & Details: The Printery | Venue – Cocktails: Casa Garcia Mazatlan | Venue – Dinner & Dancing: La Casona | Calligraphy: Ginny Rogan | Catering: La Casona | Hair & Make Up: Lora Kelley | Videographer: Videa | Bride’s Dress Designer: Agua Dulce | Bride’s Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana

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04.02.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog