Dear Rebecca Schoneveld...

This is my first love letter to a designer.  Brace yourself for some major girl crushing...and major style.  

Ahem...(clears throat...pen to paper)...

Dear Rebecca,

I first met you in the winter of 2013, that time I stopped by your lovely brownstone studio and got to play dress up in your personal creative space (lucky gal I was).  I was the subject of a styled shoot that would feature your dress at the very hip Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn.  Do you remember that?  I was newly in love and eager to play out a fantasy wedding in Williamsburg's coolest hotel with my then man boo and now husband (woohoo!).  You were so encouraging.  You let me explore the potential of so many dresses and you were equally joyous with each try-on.  You see, that's what I LOVE: your heart comes through in your design.  You're romantic.  You flow.  You are whimsical.  You are elegant.  You are strong.  Today's blog honors your vision and spirit!  

Oh, did I also mention you support  and collaborate with fellow designers?  Amen to that milady!

Rebecca, I curtsy to you.  I high five you.  I congratulate you on your newest endeavor...SCHONE BRIDE!  I cannot wait to see what you have in store at your upcoming launch party.  You say "Pure Beauty for Modern Women" and I say "YEEESSSS!  Exactly!!!".  Brides around the universe, get some of this!!  

For more information on the photos and styles below, email me here.

Rock N Roll (in the Sand)

I firmly believe every girl has a rock n roll side to herself, maybe you see it all the time or maybe just when she’s feeling feisty.  What better way to express your sheer badassness than a rock n roll inspired beachside wedding.  When conceptualizing this, I imagined of course, that little girl’s dream wedding: Elegant blush tones and crisp whites…with juuuussssssst that perfect amount of edge and rock and roll.  Who better than Andromeda Turre, musician, artist, and free spirit, to be my muse and bride.  All confidence, all day long. 

Where to rock out?  Casa Violeta, with the uber white interiors of it's main palapa: perfect for an intimate reception, the coveted beachfront, and a jungleside in one of the coolest stretches of Tulum, it was the perfect place to let loose and, well…rock n roll!

For more information on this team of vendors involved, contact me here.

Indigo Chic Love

When I first found myself at Sanara, I immediately fell in love with the crisp, clean, simplified style of the space.  Kismet introduced itself to me in the form of Sanara owner, Charlie.  He had so sweetly approached my husband and I on our honeymoon whilst we were eating breakfast at The Real Coconut (THE VERY BEST VEGAN FOOD IN MEXICO).  The energy was so easy and flowing.  The vibes refreshing.  Just like the sea.  

Nonetheless, I was dying to do styled shoot at Sanara. One that would reflect the perfectly laid back, elegant, minimalist-chic bride who is, like me, inspired by the many shades of blue along Tulum's stunning beachfront: my indigo bride.

For information on the amazing team of vendors involved, contact me here.


Bohemian Love in a seaside Village

Ah, love.  I remember when I met Rocio and Mauricio.  So easy going, always smiling.  They had a long love story that took them across the Atlantic to live by the sea and own a kiteboarding business.  Basically, they rock.  When I had the opportunity to design this shoot with them as the loving couple, I wanted something authentically Mexian, yet, just as easy going and elegant as them.  Thus, came their bohemian Mexican wedding in the uber hip Villa Pescadores.  A boutique hotel that coexists with the local fishermen on the beachfront of Tulum.  Like them, it’s laid back, but naturally styled perfectly to the environment and the sea.  

For information on all of the amazing vendors involved, email me here.