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Whitney + Graeme, who both love to travel, instantly thought ‘destination wedding’ when they started planning their day. They quickly began searching for the perfect spot where they could get away for the weekend with their favorite people. Sayulita had it all. Not only was it beautiful, but Whitney grew up spending winters in Mexico visiting her grandpa + Graeme’s second love in life is surfing, so it held sentimental value + reflected the things the love. The bohemian feel, the sand + surf, and the relaxed Mexican vibe were all just right. Below, Whitney shares more with us about some of her favorite details of the day:
The wedding day itself was everything I had dreamed it would be. The idea was to create the ultimate beach party, with a luxe-boho feel! As a photographer I always love the small details of a wedding so we ended up bringing a lot of decor down with us and getting some amazing custom pieces done, including a beautiful crochet hanging by Free Creatures and custom calligraphy sea glasses done by the amazing Written Word Calligraphy. We had a couple of people tell us, make sure you take a moment to yourselves to step back and take in everything around you. Graeme and I went for a walk on the beach away from the wedding and when we looked back we saw all of our favourite people dancing on the beach with the starry sky above… it was perfect!
All the pretty details are making us weak in the knees, but Whitney admits she couldn’t have pulled it all off without a little help. She says, As a wedding photographer myself, I had a lot of idea’s of what I wanted but needed people to help me bring my ideas together and source things in Mexico so I hired Sayulita Dream Weddings to help coordinate the events, and Spread Love Events for decor. I have a lot of brides ask me if I think they should hire a coordinator or day of help and I really think it such a great investment. Ashley (Spread Love Events) and Andrea (Sayulita Dream Weddings) became my sounding boards and did everything they could to make our day perfect to us. I could not have done it without them!