Mexican Wedding {Allison + Jeff}

We’re suckers for unique weddings in unique venues, so we were jumping for joy when this Mexican wedding was sent our way. The gorgeous wedding photos were captured by the fabulous Jillian of Jillian Mitchell Photography.

Allison and Jeff were married in Sayulita {Mexico} in a week long celebration. The adorable couple decided on a “Day of the Dead” wedding theme, which was beyond unique and amazing.

The wedding was organised by talented Yazmin of Sea of Dreams Weddings. Allison also incorporated her own personal touches by diy’ing the place setting cards, the table numbers, and the programs.

We love that Allison and Jeff decided on a first look before the ceremony and had photos taken in the gorgeous area surrounding the Brisa del Mar Palapa where the ceremony was taking place. We also love that wedding photos were taken in the town cemetery! Yes that’s right, we said “cemetery”. Jillian the photographer explained, “to some this may sound odd on a wedding day, but cemeteries in Mexico are anything but gloomy”.

The colourful reception was filled with Mariachis, tacos, and churros {homemade Mexican donuts}, and finished with some spectacular fireworks.

The bride was kind enough to share a few details with us, which you’ll find after the wedding photos.

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A few words from the bride:

“Jeff and I chose to look into having our wedding in Sayulita based on a recommendation form a friend. We went for a visit in March and knew it was the place for us. At that time we also met Yazmin and immediately could tell that she was the person to help us make it special. Close to 50 friends and family joined us for some or all of the week’s festivities. We even had a friend travel all the way from Japan to celebrate with us (and serenade us with his rendition of ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ during the reception).

Our week at Casablanca was amazing, but nothing compared to the wedding celebration. It started off with a beautiful ceremony overlooking the ocean. Once we were pronounced “husband and wife”, the mariachi band started playing. We greeted guests, took photos and began the celebrating. My highlights of the evening included sharing a churro with my 2 year old nephew Cooper, my 1 year old niece Lucia taking her first steps under the palapa and some seriously great dancing. The “grand finale” of the night was a spectacular fireworks show that helped start our marriage off with a bang!

Working with Yazmin was one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding. She really cares about her clients and takes time to understand their tastes, preferences, goals and special requests. Yazmin and Nierica provided custom decorations specifically for us and designed to our taste. The Day of the Dead bride and groom theme was a hit and we loved it! I will forever remember this day and all of the people (and Sayulita!) who helped make it amazing.”

{Photography by Jillian Mitchell Photography}

  1. Looks like a nice combination of the two cultures – and fireworks wow!

  2. ALZ says:

    We are planning our wedding and met Yazmin because we have a couple of mutual friends, and she did an awesome job with my best friend’s brother’s wedding. She’s amazing, and I’m hoping things work out for us to do our wedding there because I love her work!

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”