This Real Couple Takes Their Love Affair South of the Border to SayulitaWords by Courtney Kellar Words by Courtney Cox
Photos Courtesy of Tiffany Schoepp Photography
Couples who choose to do a destination wedding often do so after having previously traveled to their chosen location. This is the exact case with Susana and Spencer. Susana visited Sayulita, Mexico during a surfing camp years ago and knew she would one day want to get married there.
As a traveler, there are some places in the world that are so special we can’t wait to share them with loved ones – what better way than with a destination wedding? So, after Spencer popped the question, the couple started planning their whirl-wind adventure to Sayulita.
Hotel Villa Amor was the site of their nuptials and the name held true. In a form fitting, strapless gown Susana said “I do” to Spencer in front of around 30 of their closest friends and family. The couple chose a muted white color palate, but their décor was beautifully complimented by the vibrant colors of Mexico. From the yellow stucco walls, lush greenery and vivid terracotta tiles - Mexico is a land of vitality.
After the ceremony, guests sat down to dinner in Villa Amor’s open-air garden. Under hung paper lanterns, Susana and Spencer cut the cake and danced the night away. Susana was ready to boogie in a second wedding dress which was shorter and more adapted to dancing.
We get hundreds of Mexican real destination wedding submissions a year and it never ceases to amaze us how couples make the landscape south-of-the-border their own. Susana and Spencer are no exception and they made Villa Amor their personal heaven on earth, even if only for a while.
Note: Love Hotel Villa Amor? Stay tuned for our Spring/Summer issue...it might just make an appearance!
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