Casa velas styles photoshoot
WTOO × WEDAWAYS
Get inspired for your big day. Featuring insights from our talented team of vendors who came together for this inspiring photoshoot at Casa Velas in Riviera Nayarit in the heart of Puerto Vallarta.
When paradise lost becomes paradise found. Our planners drew inspiration from the sweet mystic of the Garden of Eden to create this enchanting tablescape - pottery sourced from Italy, locally foraged greenery and luxe florals, and deep hues of ruby, emerald, and violet create a magical setting for your big day.
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The grounds of the property was so green and lively, it would be hard to shoot here and not lean into the natural beauty around.
— XAY, WATTERS DESIGN
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A picnic with an ocean view? Yes, please. Pile on the natural blankets and woven baskets and mats sourced from the local markets of downtown Puerto Vallarta for a global trade vibe. And of course, no celebration is complete without champagne.
As sweet and as bright as the landscapes surrounding you. These rich and luxe berry hues are the perfect contrast to the deep greens found throughout the region.
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For this shoot, we really embraced our surroundings and gravitated to natural, glowy skin, soft hair and makeup styles that complimented our surroundings.
— NICOLE, BEAUTY
Southern charm meets tropical jungle. This inviting place setting of cool sage and warm golden tones is a match made in heaven.
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For any experience that requires layers of knowledge and logistical expertise, hire a wedding planner. The wedding planner realizes they will need logistical help with the travel planning which is out of their expertise. You know you can trust someone when they are clear about the limits of their realm of capabilities.
— RENÉE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Bold contrast makes for an exciting twist on this traditional tablescape. Mixing patterns and textures create dimension, while classic floral elements in a cool lavender hue add the perfect touch of tradition.
Embrace eclectic combinations of colors and florals to make a captivatingly playful tablescape.
The colors and textures of the location really help to inform the direction we wanted to go. The florals were part foraged and part brought in. I love the idea of something indigenous to the location with a personal touch.
— XAY, WATTERS DESIGN
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A nod to nature’s finest. A pallet of sage, emerald, mint, and hints of golden warmth create a dreamy setting.
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Casa Velas in Riviera Nayarit (Puerto Vallarta) is a gorgeous hacienda-like adults-only resort. It sits in a jungle filled with healthy foliage and sounds of nature. The grounds and the architectural elements of the property are elegant and refined. It’s the perfect setting for your wedding and honeymoon.
By land and sea with all the sights and sounds that make you feel on terra firma yet at the edge of the earth are what inspired us.
— RENÉE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Renée Strauss & Pamela Goldman
@wedawaystravel
Wedaways is a travel agency focused on
luxury weddings & honeymoons with a
curated portfolio of the world's best
destinations and venues for celebrations.
FASHION
Vatana, Sydney, Xay, Maria
@watters
VENUE
Casa Velas
hotelcasavelas.com
PHOTOGRAPHER
Katherine Rose
@katherineannrose
FLORAL/DÉCOR
Pina Cate
@pinacate0202
BEAUTY
Nicole Iyer
@samarabeautysb
EVENT PLANNER
Cristhian
@cristhianevent
PLANNER
Jaime Kostechko
@wild_heart_events
VIDEOGRAPHER
Elysium Production
@elysiumweddings
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A simple two-tone color scheme with mix and match patterns makes this setting inviting and eye-catching. Contrast is key with this minimalistic approach.