Francisca + Diego at The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Francisca and Diego knew that Mexico was the perfect location for their wedding, but they didn't want to sacrifice the design and details that Francisca had been dreaming of. So together we created a beach wedding unlike any other! With beautiful bold colors, personalized touches, and an amazing backdrop, this wedding photographed by Sarah McKenzie is one fiesta we will never forget!

Inspired by her Mexican heritage, Francisca’s idea for her wedding was “Spanish inspired contemporary chic”. She wanted her wedding to be full of lavish colors and rich textures while still incorporating elegance and romance. While she was searching for destination wedding resorts, her goal was to find a beach location where she could still bring her vision to life. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit was exactly what Francisca was looking for, the luxurious and romantic resort provided the ideal setting for a beach wedding where you never even have to step in the sand. More of this amazing wedding can be found on Style Me Pretty!

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The reception is where we really let the personality of the couple shine. In her own words, Francisca shared some of her favorite details. “For the reception I started with mint lace fabric I found on Etsy and ombre pink bridesmaids dresses. I met with three different local Houston linen providers looking for the right color and found it in a bold, rich raspberry linen which complimented my blushing mint runners to perfection. For the sweetheart table I chose a glitzy gold sequined linen softened by greenery garland. I adore the use calligraphy to give decor a unique embellishment. I had napkin wraps created with the lyrics to our first dance to give a sentimental touch to the table…[and]  staying true to the location, each place setting had it’s own personalized mini tequila bottle.” 

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Photography: Sarah McKenzie Photography  / Style and Design: Ashley Joseph of Two Be Wed / Makeup: Jennifer Santana / Hair: Jennifer Garcia / Calligraphy: Nib and Pixel / Wedding Venue, Florals and Cake: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit / Boutonnieres and Programs: Made by the  bride / Linens: What’s The Occasion
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