An Adventurous Destination Wedding at Casa de los Suenos in Yelapa, Mexico
For the couple seeking an adventurous wedding journey, take note of this remote destination wedding. Danielle Grant (32 and a public relations professional) and K.C. Smith (52 and a video producer) invited their friends and family to Yelapa, Mexico, an idyllic village destination best accessible by boat, for their wedding ceremony at Casa de los Suenos. “There are no cars. Just donkeys, horses and ATVs,” the bride says. Though it required a lot of effort to find accommodations and help their guests figure out their travel arrangements, “we both felt really strongly that we wanted our wedding to be an adventure for people who came,” the bride says. Following the ceremony, guests trekked through the jungle to the reception on the beach. With the wild environment in mind, Danielle wanted the look and feel of her wedding to be natural and organic. “I made almost everything in my wedding, with the idea of enhancing the wild jungle beauty,” the bride says. Origami stars brushed in blue watercolor and paper cranes at each place setting were a couple of the many DIY details, but the biggest project was what Danielle did to make her guests feel special: survival kits. “Some people felt a little trepidation about coming to a place [like Yelapa, Mexico]. I addressed this by making sure everyone got a little survival kit with a pamphlet that I wrote about surviving in Yelapa.” Though the couple relied on instinct, and faith that their destination wedding would work out, they felt that their mission was very much accomplished. “Overall, I think our minimalist approach let us focus on what mattered: our family and friends, and our love,” the bride says. See the gorgeous details captured by Dawn Heumann Photography, below.