Colorful Destination Wedding in Sayulita, Mexico

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Matt and Sidney said I do in Sayulita, Mexico where almost 150 friends and family gathered for a week of fun and festivities! Sidney shared with us the story of their destination wedding week in Mexico. 

Simple Elegance – Trading our Alaskan raingear for ponchos and whisky for tequila we knew our 145 wedding guests would fall in love with Sayulita like Matt and I did. A true oasis of Nayarit, Mexico, a vibrant town filled with culture, flare, and romance that has a little of something for everyone. Matt and I were selfish in asking our near and dear for over a week of their time with festivities they couldn’t say no to. From an amazing day on the water with Ally Cat to a welcoming party on the beach of La Terrazola and finishing it off with an amazing brunch at Villa Amor to hear all the details we might have missed when we slipped away from the reception.

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We wanted our day to be a day of endless love and laughter, a day where the lines were blurred between friends and family. With the wonderful help of Yazmin from Sea of Dreams and her team of staff our day came to life, they move around with such grace and ease and were there for anything we could possible need.

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Mireya brought our vision to life with simple beauty with each flower she beautiful placed. Her work is magical and truly is the final touches every wedding need to feel beautiful.

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Jess for Sayulita Musica kept the party going all night long with his excellent selection of music and Marjie, owner of Funky Diva Hair did wonders with all my ladies hair and make-up including mine. Amazing wedding photographer, Joann Arruda, was able to capture every ounce of love and happiness with her artistic eye to find the beauty in each shot.

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 Matt and I feel beyond blessed by the out pouring of love and support we felt and are so thankful to our support team that made the whole experience so wonderful. We wish we could live in the day forever.

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer:  Joann Arruda Photography

Wedding Vendors: Floral Designer: Flor Mimo, Hair Stylist: Funky Diva Collective, Musicians: Mariachi America del Real, DJ: Sayulita Musica, Event Designer: Sea of Dreams, Reception Venue: Villa del Oso

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Appy Couple Wedding Website Discount

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Today we’re sharing with our friends and readers a discount from one of our favorite wedding companies, Appy Couple!  Appy Couple is a collection of wedding websites (with matching apps for your smart phones), with over 500+ designs to choose from to share with friends and family all the details of your big day.  A wedding website is essential to keeping your guests informed (especially for a destination wedding), but it’s also a lot of fun too – you can tell stories, share photos, and even take photos on the wedding day via the app.  So what’s the deal?  Once you select the perfect palette and design for your big day, simply use PROMO CODE BB25 at checkout on Appy Couple and save!  It’s that simple!  No matter what you purchase, you’ll get a deep discount for being a loyal Jet Fete reader.  And we thank you for that!  Happy shopping!

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An Intimate Elopement Shoot at Disney World

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Today we’ve got a very special shoot from one of our favorite places, Disney World!  This vintage Disney inspired elopement shoot is brought to us by Degrees North Images who clearly shares our love of fairy tales!  They take us to the beachside location of Disney’s Boardwalk for this shoot and here’s what they had to say about the day.

I’m a very nostalgic girl who loves an adventure…and Disney! I used to be a Disney Cast Member and my husband and I got married at Walt Disney World so I have a very soft spot for all things Disney fairytale…because they really do exist! I wanted to create a shoot to inspire couples who reflect that sentiment and I knew the absolute perfect place to do it was at Disney’s Boardwalk and the Beach Club Resort’s beach on Crescent Lake.

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Elopements aren’t what they used to be. With wedding costs rising, a lot of couples are bucking the modern tradition of the big white wedding to truly craft a day that’s all about them! Couples that decide to elope are inviting close family, buying a dress, and even traveling to epic destinations. I wanted to celebrate those daringly romantic and special couples and with the help of Yasmen Katrina Events, we were able to design a classic, vintage elopement inspiration at the Happiest Place on Earth! Walt Disney World has been hosting weddings on their property for decades now, but a lot of couples (and their families) still think a Disney wedding is too expensive and that it could even be a little hokie. Sure, if you want Mickey and Minnie to attend, you can have that, but if you’re looking for something a little more subtle, you can have that too…and this is the proof!

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Our adorable stationary suit from Stone Werks set the tone. The carnival style matched the Coney Island vibe of the Boardwalk and the included ticket invited guests to come for the embarrassing speeches and joy! Our real life, newly engaged couple Kristine and Nicholas couldn’t wait to see the day unfold!

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We definitely wanted to keep with the vintage theme so we opted for a short dress. The Justin Alexander gown from Casa di Bella and the vintage inspired hairstyle beautifully sculpted by Laura Reynolds Artistry made our bride, Kristine, look like she was straight out of 1940! We literally all gasped when we saw her! To add some classic Disney into her look, we adorned her with matching Minnie Mouse bow earrings and necklace. Nicholas was festive in suspenders and bow tie. The Flower Studio pulled colors from the buildings lining the Boardwalk and constructed a quirky, modern bouquet and bout and By Brittany Branson hand painted a set of Just Eloped canvases for our couple to announce the news! The canvases even feature some “hidden Mickeys”! In the spirit of a romantic, adventurous elopement, our couple celebrated with a morning picnic at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, just across Crescent Lake from the “historic” boardwalk. That’s Darlin’ assembled a beautiful basket complete with blanket, fruit, sodas and some sweet treats! Adventuring with your one true love is the most romantic, fun story you could ever share with future generations. A little Disney magic ensures it’ll be the best day ever!

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Photo Shoot Team: Photographer:  Degrees North Images, Signage: By Brittany Branson, Dress Store: Casa di Bella Bridal, Location: Disney’s Boardwalk, Makeup Artist: Laura Reynolds Artistry, Invitation Designer: Stone Werks, Favors and Gifts: That’s Darlin’, Floral Designer: The Flower Studio, Event Planner: Yasmen Katrina Events, Wedding Dress Designer: Justin Alexander, Models: Kristine and Nicholas, Bridal Shoes: Nine West, Engagement Ring: Judith Ripka, Minnie Mouse Jewelry: World of Disney

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Pop of Color: Fuchsia Destination Weddings

Destination weddings are often full of color and we love color!  If you want to spice up your wedding day decor in an oh-so tropical way, then consider a happy shade of fuchsia!  The pretty pink/purple tone goes great with gold, silver, even orange at a destination wedding and we’ve selected a few of our favorite ideas for you!

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{Photos: Couple: Maui Maka Photography, Blooms: via Wedding Chicks, Lanterns: Melle Cereza, Bouquet: Sphyne Photography, Cake: Kristen Curette Photography, Table Number: Allison Hopperstad}

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Ordering Your Destination Wedding Invitations Online

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Today we’re sharing with you some wonderful destination wedding invitation ideas from our friends at Basic Invite. If you’re sending out a save the date or wedding invitation, chances are you’re doing some research online. But did you know you can order online too? Just like that, your paper invitations are printed and delivered right to your door, in almost unlimited colors (and oodles of designs) to choose from!

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But how do you know you’ll like your selection? With such a big wedding decision in front of you, it’s important to understand what you’re getting. That’s why Basic Invite has created custom samples for couples! You can actually order a printed sample of your specific invitation so you can touch and feel exactly how it will look for your guests, right down to the paper quality. When it comes to wedding planning, taking the guesswork out of ordering is essential, especially when ordering online.

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Then it just comes down to color and design. At Basic Invite, with over 200 wedding invitation sets to choose from, we know you’ll find a favorite that’s just right for your at-home or destination I do! But colors can be a bit trickier. We know you’ll want to match that shade of blush perfectly or tie in the color of the linens to the look, so color options are also key. Luckily, Basic Invite has almost unlimited color options to choose from (and preview online). Simply select the design of your choosing and change the color of each element on the card to any one of their 160 options. This not only allows for picture-perfect color matching, but it takes a preexisting design and makes it all your own. Because no matter your wedding budget, style, theme, or location, we know what’s important is making it personal to the two of you.

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Then when the invitation suite is designed, select from one of 40 different colored envelopes and you’re ready to share with the world that you’re getting married! Shopping for your wedding invitations online has never been easier (or prettier)!

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To see the full collection of wedding invitations, be sure to visit our friends at Basic Invite.

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