Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Mishka Designs

BLOG-Taryn & Matt's Little Soiree Beach Wedding!

Recommended Posts

DSC_3161.jpg

Coordinator:  Maria Tripaldi


Staff Photographer:  Sokos
Villa:  Villa Yardena, Soliman Bay, Riviera Maya
Villa We Stayed At:  Sol de La Playa
Villa Agents:  Vacation Playa
Airline:  Interjet
 

You know how you have this defining moments in your life when something happens and you're like "wa-la"?!  Well, thanks to Taryn & Matt, their wedding design and creation was PRECISELY that to me and my crew as we trekked out to Cancun to make Taryn & Matt's dream wedding a reality!  I learned SOOO much on this trip (Soliman Bay is WINDIER than Chicago, oh yes it is!) and had a fantastic time designing something thousands of miles away only to see it become a reality months later.  I will never, ever, forget this experience and it's all thanks to these two beautiful people!


 
Before I get yakkety yakking I wanted to thank Maria Tripaldi for all her hard work and help on our trip - she made things a lot easier for us and allowed us to simply walk in and get started right away, as though we had been there forever and have been doing this for a gazillion years, instead of our first time :).
 
Also Villa Yardena was amazing to work with - their staff was super helpful and caring and the villa itself was beautiful!  I highly recommend!
  Taryn actually first came to me to have me design some maracas for her - a couple of emails in, when she casually mentioned that she had considered changing locations just so we could design her wedding I said, "Well, we could go to YOU, if you would like" and there you have it!  On our way!  Taryn's description of what she wanted was "Fun, Fun, Fun" and "Sparkling lights and fairytale like."  She also wanted bright, vibrant colors ... so her design board was born....   
TarynandMattsLittleLoversBeachSoireeWedding.jpg
    THE CEREMONY Taryn had seen a very simple set-up we had done back a while ago for Britt & Aaron and she wanted something similar.  After seeing photos of the beach at Villa Yardena and how the water and the beach just stretched out, well, FOREVER I agreed with Taryn that the best back drop for the ceremony was the most simple one.  (signs painted by Israel - awesome!)  
DSC_3109.jpg
 
DSC_0601.jpg
 
 
DSC_3094.jpg
 
 
 
I fall in love with every wedding we do, but will readily admit to having a huge crush on this bouquet!  Orange and yellow ranunculus paired with orange and yellow oncidium orchids and a touch of yellow and orange calla lillies just shouts "romantic beach".  Each of the bridesmaids carried one color and one kind of bouquet - yellow or orange calla lillies and orange or yellow ranunculus.    
DSC_3116.jpg
  We matched the maracas to the invites (great job Omar!) and then Taryn surprised me with some ceremony programs which combined exactly with everything!  We worked a bit on parasols for everyone, getting the color tones just right - in the end nobody used them except for pictures but they looked amazing both laid out and I can't wait to see the photographer's pictures with the bridal party.  
DSC_3031.jpg
 
DSC_3028.jpg

We were going to have a rose petal aisle with circus roses but the wind was sooo strong in Soliman Bay that, had we laid down the petal aisle, it would have blown away long before Taryn ever got to see it - so Maria went in front of the bride and laid out the petals as she walked down the aisle :).   THE COCKTAIL


DSC_3073.jpg
I knew I wanted bright, vibrant colors on the upper deck and white bowls but the idea of putting rich, yummy chocolate into them came to me later.  We put the escort cards on ribbon with bead collar necklaces for each guest to take as a memento.  Bright colorful pillows were laid out on the built-in sofas - I didn't get to try any of the food because I was busy busy but it looked good :).  
DSC_3169.jpg

DSC_3086.jpg
DSC_0608.jpg

 

DSC_3166.jpg




DSC_0625.jpg


DSC_3154.jpg
 
THE RECEPTION When I first saw all the palm trees at the villa I knew we just had to have the tables interspersed in-between.  I wanted to have turquoise blue chiffon fabric with white vases on top and colorful orange, yellow calla lillies, freesia and ranunculus inside.  I'm very happy that Maria warned us about the wind, so we found some frosted glass candles and filled them with battery tea lights and they looked marvelous!  Mirrors were painted with white numbers and a bit of floral decor served as table markers.  
DSC_3175.jpg
 
 
 
DSC_3179.jpg


DSC_3192.jpg


 
DSC_0633.jpg

DSC_3255.jpg
  I found this picture of napkins and wanted some just like it but thought my chances were slim - until I found some fabric and Gaby made some napkin magic!  Woohoo!  We matched the place cards to the napkins and the table was complete!  I had wanted a different kind of chair but Maria searched high and low and couldn't find it but these white washed tiffany chairs were perfect and I was sooo happy with them!  
 
 
idea-napkin2.jpg
 
DSC_3190.jpg
  LITTLE DETAILS White floating lanterns with floral cut-outs and turquoise blue, orange and yellow chiffon inside floated in the pool (combination effort!).  We built a little cupcake tower (rock on yazmine!) and used one of the lines from Taryn & Matt's first dance, Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol, reflected in the middle level (all that I am, all that I ever was, is here in your perfect eyes).  I stumbled upon a fantastic artist who created talavera shot glasses just for Taryn & Matt- unique, one of a kind, never to be found again - which also matched the napkins - heart smoosh and swooshing going on!  We had colored light bulbs in turquoise blue, orange and yellow hanging above the dinner tables and Chinese lanterns in various shades of turquoise blue, orange and yellow over the dance floor - which turned on just as they started their first dance (see "fairytale like" up above ;).  I absolutely HEART HEART the photobooth with the colorful orange fabric, the vintage looking frames and the glasses, eyes and mustache props ALONG with chalkboard frames for writing - which honestly didn't get used much (you can never tell with a crowd what will get them going ;) but I am sure a future bride will want it too - just too fun!  
DSC_0682.jpg

DSC_3075.jpg
 
DSC_3235.jpg

 
DSC_0668.jpg

DSC_3248.jpg
DSC_0555.jpg
 
DSC_0577.jpg


DSC_0655.jpg
 
 
DSC_3250.jpg
 

 
DSC_3264.jpg
 
DSC_3202.jpg
DSC_0617.jpg
 
 
DSC_3272.jpg
I loved working on this wedding and with Taryn and would do it again in a heart beat!  Of course, all work and no play wouldn't do ANYONE a bit of good so the day after the wedding, my family (aka "the rest of the work force" ;) and I went to Cozumel, rented a bug and spent some time in the beautiful water!  Can't say enough good things about Cozumel and look forward to going back :).  
photo+(4).JPG
  Side Note:  We stayed at Sol de la Playa in Playa del Car and I cannot rave ENOUGH about our stay there - fantastic!  If you need a villa to stay in, in that area, we hands down recommend this villa.  And the awesome, wonderful people who helped us with our stay was all the folks at Vacation Playa - they helped us to get a great deal, as well as with various questions and issues we had before arriving - since we had never been there before, I had a lot of questions :).  The ONLY thing I would have changed about this portion of our trip, is I would have ordered groceries and had them delivered - by the time we got off the plane, rented the rental cars and got to Playa del Car it was close to midnight and too late to go grocery shopping or cook anything nutritional. :)   I also give Interjet 5 HEARTS for super comfortable airline seats and amazing service - beats any other airline I've been on in the last EIGHT years HANDS DOWN without blinking! ;)   Next up ... Lili & Kieran's romantic Chacala wedding and oodles of maraca shout-outs and congratulations!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

gorgeous wedding! I love all of the details. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys :).  @FabiLara - blue and red ROCKS - it's one of my favorite combinations! :)  But will admit to having a soft spot for the colors in this one - just very tropical and "beachy" yet modern ;).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Absolutely gorgeous! Loved the attention to details - the beaded necklaces, napkins, pillows on the lounge chairs, etc. All of those details really made your wedding special! What a great inspiration!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Hi Everyone, So, I was cleaning out my closet and realized that I never sold off my extra wedding OOT bag stuff from our wonderful DW.   46 Daily Spanish for Dummies 30 Pool colored OOT fabric bags - approximately 13in x 13in. They lay flat.  I used them for our wedding and they were perfect for everything we needed to fit in each bag. There’s a slight shade variation in the group; I’m guessing some were cut from a different bolt of fabric.  They are also a little wrinkled from storage and will probably be wrinkled from shipping. I have three additional ones, but they somehow got something on them (likely toddler related). If needed, I can try to wash it out and send those as well. 
    • I’m getting married in six months to my foreign girlfriend. I was advised by a friend that one of the things I need to do before saying I do is to get a prenuptial agreement. Basically it’s supposed to protect my assets and properties in case my relationship with my future wife goes down the drain. I don’t know though if this is an acceptable practice when marrying Kiev ladies. I don’t want to do it if it would be insulting on her end. I need advice on this. Please help me.
    • So we are currently looking for an all inclusive resort for the wedding. We have 60 guests and found all the Dreams resorts as options and all of them gave us a quote and discounted price since it’s off season etc. Resorts in Punta Canta gave us a reasonable price, Dominicus gave us a really good deal then La Romana Resort and Spa gave us their regular price and so hard to negotiate. Will someone tell us how special is this resort that they won’t give us a good discount when all my guests are staying in their resort for 5-8 days. We are bringing $$$ in their resort and not give us a discount?  What is so special with this resort?  Can somebody recommend a beautiful resort? 
    • Hello Everyone, Share your favorite wedding venues. And also give me a Solution. I choose Wedding Venues in mobile al the Anne-marie cottage.
    • Hello Jania! are you bringing any external vendor for your wedding?
  • Topics

×