Elin & Oliver’s ‘Mexican Vibes’ Destination Wedding in Spain

Words by Amy Richardson / Images by Joy Zamora
November 7, 2018

With friends and family all over the world, Elin and Oliver chose a destination that worked for everyone, bringing together colourful Mexican vibes and the best of Spanish traditions at Casa del Rio in Benahavis, Spain. Captured by Joy Zamora, the couple worked closely with Open the Door Events to a create a vibrant bohemian wedding full of personal touches (including colour smoke bombs instead of confetti!)

As the bride’s mother is from Mexico, Elin and Oliver were keen to incorporate a fiesta feel into their day. With the help of Opi from Open the Door Events the couple found a beautiful whitewashed villa by a beautiful river with a pool and huge garden surrounded by palm trees and lush mountains – the perfect setting for their relaxed celebration. Elin shares “Opi did an amazing job bringing our vision to life by bringing her own ideas, finding the best decor and vendors and just adding her absolutely magical touch to it all.” Bamboo chairs, hammocks, rugs and pillows in natural tones, combined with an abundance of bold crimson florals for a laid-back bohemian and warm aesthetic.

To reduce waste, the couple opted for a festive sharing feast prepared to order by Canela & Clavo. Erin shared a favourite moment of the day, “When everyone spontaneously started dancing rumba to our incredible live band Pelat i Pelut right in the middle of our awesomely casual sharing platter and show cooking dinner!”

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Oliver combined an ivory suit from Oscar Jacobson, linen shirt, Mexican leather sandals from Chamula and a colorful Eton tie for relaxed groom style that worked perfectly with the party vibes of the day.
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The bridal party opted for natural laid back style, with the girls wearing unique dresses found in markets and stores in Mexico. Elin wore a crocheted gown by Barcelona based label Immaclé with natural hair and a Frida Kahlo style flower crown.
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We love the awesome hues of these smoke bombs, used instead of confetti after the ceremony. Elin tells us "A favorite moment was when our friends activated the color bombs after the incredibly emotional ceremony (instead of confetti) and Elvis Crespo’s “Suavemente” started playing. They pure happiness and love was just overwhelming!"
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The couple consider Photographer Joy Zamora to be one of the best in the world, and from these gorgeous frames we would be inclined to agree! The bride shares, “Not only is he an incredibly warm and genuine person, he is a joy to have around and captured every special moment of our wedding in such a natural way. He delivered the pictures very quickly in both physical and digital copies (incredibly, sustainably packaged).”
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Elin and Oliver made no secret that the way to a kickass destination wedding was having styling and organisation on the ground, and Open the Door Events had them more than covered. “Opi made everything a breeze for us, and knowing that she would take care of every detail just made the whole thing so enjoyable. We wouldn’t have been able to pull it together without her and a huge part of what made our wedding amazing was that we were so chill during the whole weekend."
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Credits

Images Joy Zamora | Bride's Dress Immacle | Bride's Shoes Dolce Vita | Groom's Suit Oscar Jacobson | Groom's Shoes Chamula | Rings Rachel Boston | Flowers Virginia Florista | Catering Canela & Clavo | Stylist & Planner Open the Door | Venue Casa del Rio | Videographer Pai Pai Productions | Band Pelat i Pelut | DJ DJ Ruben | Cakes Martina Cakes |


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Elin Johnsson 6 days ago

thank you for this beautiful feature <3 <3 brings us right back to this magical, beautiful day!

Tamarin 6 days ago

Our pleasure, Elin! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous day and congrats to you both xx

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