Inspired by the free-spirited vibes of Teitiare Estates, Brittany and Julio created a beautiful destination wedding that was equal parts laid-back and elegant. Their planner at Sayulita Dream Weddings helped bring their dream wedding to life in the town where they got engaged, using only white decor and greenery accents to allow the sand, the sea, and the stars to take center stage, and to pop against the colorful architecture of the venue. Brittany added a touch of bohemian elegance with a strapless lace gown from Rue De Seine, while her bridesmaids donned custom maxi dresses from Winston White, which Brittany and her mother own together. From the sweet getting ready moments to the late-night dance party on the beach, Alexandra Celia Photography didn’t miss a beat of this dreamy beach wedding!
Brittany and Julio
Teitiare Estates, Sayulita, Mexico
Julio proposed to me when we were on a trip to Sayulita, so from the very start, one of the most important things to us was to recreate the love we felt on that trip. It was important for us to choose places in Sayulita for our events that were meaningful to us. Our welcome dinner was on the rooftop where Julio proposed to me, and the guys serving our drinks were the same guys popping champagne on the night of our engagement. We wanted everything to be intimate and personal.
From the very start, Julio and I did some soul searching and took the time to discuss what was most important to us. We wanted to get married under the sun, stars, and by the ocean… and that was non-negotiable. From there, we planned everything with that in mind and added personal touches to everything we chose. We were worried about having a destination wedding and wondered who would come, but a friend told us “whoever should be there, will be there” and that really stuck with us. We looked at our wedding as an adventure, and we really wanted to take our friends and family out of their daily lives and wanted to shower them with a unique vacation that they would never forget.
We gave out Tapatio bottles with our faces on it instead of the Tapatio guy on the front! We wrote “hot seats” at a small table and people found their bottle with their name and table number on it. Also, we had a local cigar maker come and roll cigars that said “Julio and Brittany” on them. The guys loved that touch and were hoarding them to take home!
Our best friend Chris married us, and he wrote the sweetest words about each of us. Also, since we are both Filipino, we wanted to add in the traditional Lasso ceremony where a rope is placed around the bride and groom to represent infinity and an everlasting union. We personalized it by having our florist make the lasso out of white flowers.
My Mom and I own a clothing line, Winston White, and we travel to Sayulita a lot to design there. We are always extremely inspired by the colors, and the bohemian, free-spirited vibes. I looked at Sayulita’s dreamy landscape to design the wedding. I wanted to choose a venue that was naturally beautiful so I could let the ocean and the stars be center stage. I wanted everything to be beachy and sun-kissed, but classic and clean at the same time. We wanted the reception to have a laid-back feel, as well, so we had big beach beds for people to lay in, a hookah bar by the dance floor, and a big bonfire.
Processional – “The Girl From Ipanema” by Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz (on acoustic guitar)
Bride Processional – “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder (on acoustic guitar)
Recessional – “I Just Called to Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder (played by the mariachi band)
First Dance – “So Into You” by Childish Gambino
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Alexandra Celia Photography
Event Planning – Sayulita Dream Weddings
Venue – Teitiare Estates
Floral Design – Flor Mimo
Catering and Cake – Don Pedros
Churros – Churros Pitillal
DJ – Kraymer Gullickson
Live Music – Esaù Galván
Mariachi Band – Mariachi Nuevo Estrella De Compostela
Stationery – Creativa Co
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Grecia Rodriguez
Wedding Dress – Rue De Seine
Bridal Accessories – Melinda Rose
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Winston White Clothing
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rings – Jared
Rentals – Trendy
Lighting and Accent Furniture – Dazzling Details
Transportation – Versa Premium Transportation
Favors – Tapatio Hot Sauce
Cigars – Cigars Don Martin
Congratulations to Brittany and Julio, and a big thanks to Alexandra Celia Photography for sharing this dreamy Teitiare Estates wedding with Junebug! Planning a beach wedding? You’ll want to copy every detail in this Bonbeach wedding inspiration shoot!