Real wedding: Jami + Andrew

rehearsal dinner in mexico

Remember Jami & Andrew’s adorable engagement party book?  Well these 2 crazy kids finally got hitched, and we’ve got the pictures to prove it!  From the gorgeous rehearsal dinner above, to the stylish wedding below, Jami gives all the details from their destination wedding to Mexico!

modern wedding invitation

Andrew and I went down a few days earlier to prepare the gift bags, (Andrew made cutting boards for each guest room!, I made polaroid postcards, we put together our playlist, wrote welcome notes to each guest.) I have to say, i’d recommend the “pre-moon” to everyone! By the time everyone got down to Mexico, we were relaxed and calm and had spent quality time together. Of course a wedding pulls you in so many directions, and since we had those earlier days to be alone and get a lot done, we could really give our family and friends that made the journey, all of our attention. From the very beginning, my vision was always to be relaxing by the pool and the beach with my family and friends on the morning of my wedding, not running around in chaos. The weather was gorgeous, and that is exactly what i did.

The weather report said rain all weekend, and although i said i wasnt going to worry about the weather, the night before everyone was arriving, i was seriously bumming. But it was amazing. As people started arriving, the clouds broke, and they stayed away for the entire weekend. As people were heading to the airport on Sunday morning, no joke, the rain came down in sheets. Andrew and I stayed behind for 2 days, and it was a complete downpour. I was so happy to see the rain then!!

It really was the weekend of a lifetime. We feel so lucky.

destination wedding in mexico

destination wedding in mexico

destination wedding in mexico

Vendors:

Photography: Karen Mordechai and Allan Zepeda
Video: Julian Pozzi of Redwell Productions and Andre Costantini of Silly Dancing
Location: Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Ceremony: Jami’s brother was the officiant, and 3 of her living grandparents, all around 90 years old made the journey.
Dress: Vera Wang
Shoes: Oscar de la Renta
Hair Accessories: Sara Gabriel
Flowers: Vanessa Jaimes
Make up: by my mom!
Suit: Calvin Klein Collection, Custom shirt from Against Nature, NYC
Invitation illustration: Alessandra Olanow
Letterpress: Tim Chapman of Press New York
Invitation: Julie Crosson

[images from Karen Mordechai + Allan Zepeda]

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Happy Thanksgiving + card swap

amy atlas thanksgiving

Happy happy thanksgiving everyone!  Much like everyone else, I’m taking the rest of the week off to reflect, relax, and rip into some turkey down south in Louisiana, so I’ll see you back here on Monday!

And don’t forget….

holiday card swap header

If you’re interested but having signed up for the card swap yet, today at 3pm EST is your last chance, so don’t delay!  No joke, this is the biggest swap we’ve have yet!  I keep having to go out and buy more envelopes!  See the full info at the original post. CARD SWAP IS NOW CLOSED

Oh, and there’s been a question some of you have had about how the swap works…essentially you’re sending 1 card to each person in your card swap group, and its as if you’re sending a card to a friend, so yes, feel free to write a note inside!

[top image of Amy Atlas's Thanksgiving dessert table by Allan Zepeda for Mel Barlow]

[bottom image by Courtney Jentzen]

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