I was floating somewhere in Isla Mujeres, just off the coast of Cancun in Mexico.
I'm so happy to be back (sometimes a little time away is all you need to appreciate your home, am I right?) But I can't tell you how therapeutic and wonderful this trip was. Mainly because it was the first time since I got married in Mexico myself (and since my precious daughter was born!) that I spent some much needed time alone with the hubs.
We honestly considered it our second or "real" honeymoon because ours turned out to be a total disaster. (Our rented honeymoon home was broken into and we were robbed of everything but our love for one another.) But that's another story for another time...
This story is about my darling friend and her amazing Mexico love journey. We not only attended the wedding, but I had the pleasure of styling this big event week and I was so honored to be a part of it.
We had several months of planning and shopping to do and whilst I adore styling on the funk and frugal side, this particular gig needed to be just right.
When we found this shot of the luminous Eva Mendes, we knew it was the perfect inspiration. My buddy bride-to-be based much of her wedding look around this glamorous shot. (I can't wait to show you her pictures of the big day!)I also found this tear sheet and just fell absolutely in love with the entire boho, travel-fabulous vibe of it. Can't you just feel it calling to you? Get me on vacation, stat!!
(Sigh) Mexico Blue... and all that surrounded us... somehow took me full circle...
As I breathed in the salty air, lounged on the beach, and tapped my tanned finger to the sweet lullabies that Alexi Murdoch whispered in my ear (the same album I listened to when I gave birth to my daughter)... I could't help but think of dreams, past single girl schemes, and who I used to be before I was a bride... how the tides have changed and everything is inexplicably different.
For Jenni. (And for all my single ladies out there...)
2&3 - Our wedding by Karri Bowman photography
4 - Getty Images
5 - Unknown source
6&7 - via WeHeartIt