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Bride and Groom getting their pictures taken on the day of the destination wedding in Mexico with a view of the ocean

YOU’VE SAID, “YES!” AND YOU’RE ON CLOUD 9

but thinking about planning your destination wedding has your head spinning in circles

The wedding of your dreams is an experience that’s full of chic simplicity and relaxed elegance, and you’ve got the Pinterest board to prove it! But figuring out how to get from “yes” to “I do” for your destination wedding isn’t as easy as you thought. You’re ready to bring in an experienced destination wedding Guru who’s got the connections, and the design know-how to make your dream day happen.

No two destination weddings are ever the same. But couples who plan their weddings with me here in Mexico tend to invest starting at 60K+ USD.  The amazing news is that the VALUE of your wedding investment is So. Much. More. than if you were to spend the same at home. Think killer ocean views, incredible food, craft cocktails, gorgeous blooms, photos-to-die-for, and music-to-get-down-to. All wrapped up into an unforgettable experience with your closest family and friends.

On a stricter budget? I’ll be honest, I swoon over a luxury, all-the-details wedding. But I also adore a simpler celebration. If you are a couple looking for a well-planned wedding experience with fewer frills, check my blog! I have lots of tips, tricks and resources to create a memorable celebration while ensuring that the quality and value of a more moderate investment results in the best experience possible.

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Girlfriends at the rehearsal dinner for a destination wedding in mexico taking shots of tequila

Plan your destination wedding the Dazzling Way

The process I use to plan has been fine-tuned throughout 15 years of destination wedding experiences. It caters to the on-the-go schedules of my couples – organized by monthly projects and goals – at the tip of your finger, any time of the day, available on your laptop, ipad and iphone! Whether you are travelling the world or snuggling at home on the couch, planning your celebration is simple and low-stress!

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CREATING THE

vision

To kick-off the planning process, I love to learn about you and your lifestyle. Understand your “loves and must-haves” as well as the overall vision you have for the celebration! So we’ll meet over virtual sangria and chat about your vision for your dream wedding.

BUILDING A

proposal

After our chat, I’ll get to work on building a proposal that brings your vision to life with the perfect vendor team and an ambiance plan to help you understand how Dazzling your wedding will be!

ALL THE

details

We’ve got our vendors on board and its time to talk decor! My creativity goes into high gear sourcing local elements and infusing the design with subtle, personal details to round out your vision! A design board and outline is shared with you, and from there we work together to tweak until it is perfect!

SAYING THE

I Dos

The day you’ve been dreaming of! So relax, lounge and laugh with friends, sip champagne (or toss back tequila, whatever your jam is). I’ll be on site from sun up until the last guest has gone home ensuring that every moment and detail of your wedding day and decor is just Dazzling!

Plate of exquisite food at a Destination Wedding Reception in Mexico Designed and Planned by The Dazzling Details out of Puerto Vallarta

FAQ

I know you have questions about all things destination weddings, and I want you to have all the deets. So, here is a list of some frequently asked questions to get you started. If these don’t cover all your bases, schedule a chat and we’ll get it all covered.

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WHEN IS YOUR WEDDING SEASON?

I offer my wedding services November through May, months that coincide with the best weather, and accept no more than eight weddings per season. This is so I can be attentive to each and every event detail. (While I will occasionally accept a special event June through October, I do my best to educate you about the reality of summer/fall weather in the area and necessary precautions to take.)

WHAT TYPE OF VENUES DO YOU WORK?

There is a variety of venues throughout the region in which to marry – private estates and villas, gardens, restaurants and hotels. While I have worked at all of them, the majority of my weddings take place at private estates and oceanfront garden venues across the Bay. I work together with you to help find the perfect venue fit and ensure a positive experience with the location.

DO YOU SPEAK SPANISH?

Absolutely! Despite having arrived to Mexico with a very limited Spanish repertoire (Corona and Hola!). I purposely immersed myself in the culture and language. That means I have learned organically from neighbors, friends and my community over the years. I am now fluent (and proud of it!)

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

My home base year-round is Puerto Vallarta. I am originally from a cute little island town in Northern Wisconsin. so I have that “Midwest Nice” about me, and I moved to Mexico in 2001. I offer my wedding planning and design services in Puerto Vallarta and its surrounding areas including Sayulita, Punta Mita, Mismaloya and everywhere in between!

DO I NEED TO BE IN TOUCH WITH EVERY VENDOR?

No. That is why you have me! There are a couple of vendors who I recommend you speak to directly (photographer and cinematographer, for example). This is because you will be interacting with them directly on wedding day, and it is so important to feel like a good fit. I do all the communicating with the remaining vendors. You see my goal is to simplify your wedding planning life!

WILL YOU HELP ME WITH MY WELCOME PARTY / REHEARSAL DINNER / BRUNCH?

Oh, I would love to! My initial planning services are priced for wedding only. But I offer different service options to assist with pre- and post- events depending on what level of planning is required. I absolutely love to be involved in these special events, It gives me an opportunity to ensure an extended quality experience. Plus I get to spend more time with you and your guests!

Groomsmen sipping bourbon during a destination wedding in mexico

Get Started

I can’t wait to help you plan your special day. So, let’s get started and get your Dazzling Discovery Call on the books!

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I knew Kristin was the person I wanted to plan our wedding.

Kristin changed my view on a destination wedding as soon as we first spoke. I loved the idea of our...

Bride and groom hold hands during their wedding ceremony under a beautiful floral arch in Sayulita, Mexico

Caitlin + Jake

The Dazzling Details
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2020-05-14T20:52:03+00:00

Caitlin + Jake

Bride and groom hold hands during their wedding ceremony under a beautiful floral arch in Sayulita, Mexico
Kristin changed my view on a destination wedding as soon as we first spoke. I loved the idea of our family and friends being together for a weekend and celebrating our marriage but I was worried we would end up at a big hotel that lacked the intimacy and character that really represented who we were as a couple. As soon as I spoke with Kristin I knew she was the person I wanted to plan our wedding. She was extremely organized, creative and seemed as excited as we were to plan the event which were all very important to us since we were planning a wedding in Sayulita while living in Los Angeles. Our wedding ended up far surpassing any of my dreams and all of our guests expectations. Not only were the design, lighting, flowers, FOOD!!!, and venue more than I had ever hoped for, Kristin was so amazingly on top of things and supportive on our wedding day. I truly can’t imagine going through the process with another planner. Thank you so much for everything you did for us Kristin. Our guests are still telling us it was the best wedding of all time!

Kristin truly listened to what was important to us.

Working with Kristin and her team is absolutely amazing.  She is so professional, has fabulous interpersonal skills, has incredible vision...

Bride looks romantically at her groom right after their first look at their destination wedding in Punta Mita, Mexico

Tracey + Eddie

The Dazzling Details
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2020-05-14T20:57:33+00:00

Tracey + Eddie

Bride looks romantically at her groom right after their first look at their destination wedding in Punta Mita, Mexico
Working with Kristin and her team is absolutely amazing.  She is so professional, has fabulous interpersonal skills, has incredible vision down to every last detail. From the very beginning she combed though venues to find the perfect location for our sandy beach wedding.  Kristin truly listened to what was important to us on our wedding (food, people and music) and put it all together perfect. Our food service was ahhhhhmazing, dancing was perfect and most of all our friends and family said this was the best wedding they had ever been to. I wish I could go back to our wedding day and relive it! It was so stress free and laid back, but extremely well executed. Most of all, Kristin made us feel comfortable about our 7 month old who was going through his stranger danger phase during our wedding. We had all hands on deck for our little guy which really eased my mommy anxiety and let me focus on our wedding. I would hands down recommend Kristin to anyone looking to have their wedding in Mexico. No task was too small or big to be made perfect by dazzling details.

Kristin surprised me with additional details!

Kristin and The Dazzling Details team made our dreams come true! First, I want to start by saying that I...

Bride and groom have a first look beneath a beautiful tree at their destination wedding in Punta Mita Mexico

Koryna + Greg

The Dazzling Details
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2020-05-14T21:00:42+00:00

Koryna + Greg

Bride and groom have a first look beneath a beautiful tree at their destination wedding in Punta Mita Mexico
Kristin and The Dazzling Details team made our dreams come true! First, I want to start by saying that I am quite wedding crazy and super into the details. I was very nervous that by opting to do a destination wedding in Mexico that I would have to sacrifice some quality or aesthetic that fell short of my vision. I can honestly say that not only did Kristin and her team deliver exactly what I envisioned, but they surprised me with additional details I didn't think of (didn't think this was possible!). Throughout the course of the 10+ month wedding planning process I probably emailed Kristin 2-3 times a week with all kinds of crazy questions, scenarios, what if's etc. and she not only walked me through every scenario but relieved my stress and gave me so many visuals so I could have a better idea of what to expect. She helped with getting a room block and communicating on our behalf when we requested her to, and always went above and beyond her contracted responsibilities. A lot of the visual details like flowers, tables, cutlery do not get decided until just a few months before the wedding so that was a lingering stress for me- however, wow did Kristin deliver! The flowers at both my rehearsal and wedding were exactly what I wanted and she captured my exact vision. The day of the wedding was seamless! Im fairly certain she probably got 2 hours of sleep between my rehearsal and wedding day. In fact we ran through a lot more tequila than anticipated at the rehearsal so instead of going home that night, she headed to the liquor store to get extra for the wedding day. The transportation was always early, the caterer she pairs up with is AMAZING...

They nailed it!

Kristin and her team are truly amazing. We were a bit concerned on how the planning process would go for...

Large wooden tables with greenery and pampas grass with among candles and glassware for a destination wedding reception in mexico

Amy Lynn Miles

The Dazzling Details
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2020-04-24T14:59:02+00:00

Amy Lynn Miles

Large wooden tables with greenery and pampas grass with among candles and glassware for a destination wedding reception in mexico
Kristin and her team are truly amazing. We were a bit concerned on how the planning process would go for a destination wedding but the entire planning process was organized, easy, and stress free. It was the wedding of our dreams!

Kristin was our single most important choice.

Reflecting on the magnificence of all Kristin accomplished for our wedding, we settled on "she's a miracle."  Kristin was our...

Beautiful bride in white dress with sweetheart neckline stands on the beach with her bridesmaids and holds moody wedding bouquets at her destination wedding in Sayulita, Mexico

Yvonne + David

The Dazzling Details
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2020-05-14T20:21:56+00:00

Yvonne + David

Beautiful bride in white dress with sweetheart neckline stands on the beach with her bridesmaids and holds moody wedding bouquets at her destination wedding in Sayulita, Mexico
Reflecting on the magnificence of all Kristin accomplished for our wedding, we settled on "she's a miracle."  Kristin was our single most important choice, and with her, we created a magical celebration that exceeded all of our expectations.
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