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We Eloped! The Tale of Our Elopement to Mexico (With a Video!)

Court & Blaise Eloped to Mexico! : Design Wine SunshineBig news! Blaise & I eloped!!!
Here’s a little elopement video we took with our iPhone:

We hopped around the Yucatan exploring Playa del Carmen, Tulum, & Cozumel. After an absolutely marvelous trip, we finally landed on a secluded beach where we said our vows. We eloped ultimately to save money so we can buy a home together, but after we built this little video and took our own incredible wedding pictures on the beach, we couldn’t imagine a better way for us to have gone with the whole wedding thing. It was intimate, magical, hilarious, and above all – perfectly peaceful!

Here are some of my favorite shots we took while using a selfie stick buried in the sand + our iPhone on a self-timer…
Court & Blaise's Mexico Elopement : Design Wine Sunshine

Simply put, eloping (for us) was a dream come true. Just the two of us, so happy, free, and in love. It’s really all we needed to commemorate such an enormous decision to spend the rest of our lives together. In our vows, we made sure to include the importance of humoring each other, limitless time for playing with our pups, along with unconditional love & support through whatever life may bring us (especially during football season). Seriously! …and, not so seriously – we wanted this to be a lot of fun to share with our friends and family back home. Cheers to a life full of laughter and love!

Court & Blaise Play in the Agave Plants - Elopement to Mexico : Design Wine Sunshine

PS – Blaise’s amazing black Tungsten ring was created {& engraved!} by Etsy shop Rogue River Jewelry. I loved working with an Etsy artist for something so sentimental, and they shipped within 1 day! Wonderful service, highly recommended.

TULUM : 5 Luxe Travel Guides

tulum-travel-guide-round-up-xo-design-wine-sunshineBlaise and I are planning a trip to {oh} Mexico for our honeymoon!
Much to his dismay, I’ve convinced him to dare the trifecta of Yucatán towns : Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, and free spirited Tulum. You may have noticed I kinda have a thing for the beach, so I’ve gathered a round-up of my favorite Tulum travel guides from foodies, creatives, and travel savants. Enjoy!
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Kitchy Kitchen | TULUM  Travel Guide
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The Kitchy Kitchen’s Tulum travel guide is one of the best I’ve found! She’s created an 19 page pdf with a hand illustrated map that explains Tulum like an insider – complete with dry shampoo reasoning, toilet paper ditching, customary tipping, and driving like a local. Here are a few notes I’ll take with us :
Bring : A flashlight, surge protector, tennis shoes, and a mini umbrella – see why…
Stay : Nueva Vida de Ramiro, Coqui Coqui, Be Tulum
Dine : She describes that there are two Tulums. Tulum on the beach = fancy $100 dinners, Tulum the town = $10 hole in the wall delish bar/street food. Her faves : Posada Margherita, La Chiapaneca, Pan Del Carmen, Flor de Michoacan, and many more!
Explore : Tulum Ruins, Coba Ruins, Gran Cenote, Sian Ka’an
Seriously – if you’re interested in taking a well-informed, beautifully designed trip to Tulum, check this guide out! »

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Great insider tips! This guide from The Weekender also included a chic packing list and naturally, a weekend itinerary.
Stay: Ana y JoseBe Tulum, & Casa Violeta
Dine + Drink : Be TulumCasa VioletaCasa Banana
Explore:  Gran CenoteDos OjosTulum Ruins, Yoga ShalaMayan Clay Spa

Design Love Fest | Tulum Travel Guide : tulum41

How about a girl’s weekend in Tulum? Bri from Design Love Fest took a quick/fun vacay with her favorite ladies. Check out the gorgeous sun-soaked shots as she winds through her recap of the experience right here » 
Stay : The Beach Tulum
Dine : Posada Margherita, Casa Jaguar, El Tábano, Hartwood
Drink : Gitano
Explore : Coqui Coqui‘s 3 hour bath/massage ritual

A House in the Hills | Tulum, Where the Jungle Meets the Sea:ahau_tulum_a_house_in_the_hills_sarah_yates_15

Simple and lovely, with many of the same recommendations from above – catch the stunning shots from pro photographer Sarah Yates of A House in The Hills »

Entouriste | The Less Traveled Tulum
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This guide
was uniquely relaxed. It was like venturing through a Tulum no one else is talking about. Quite refreshing…
Do : Travel two hours inland to Valladolid
Stay : The eco friendly Zamas Hotel
Dine : Any street taco stand along the way!

Happy Weekend & Happy Adventures via Tiny Atlas

Happy Weekend with Tiny Atlas xo Design Wine Sunshine

I’ve just discovered {+ instantly followed} Tiny Atlas’ Instagram feed. I’m thrilled!
If you have any sort of wanderlust like me, this round-up of adventurers from around the world will be absolutely intoxicating. Via this Instagram journey, you can start your day off in the Italian bazaars for breakfast, gaze over the beach horses in Barbados for lunch, & then catch a light-studded stroll in Hong Kong – after a luxurious dinner in Paris, of course. It’s mesmerizing, & exactly the day dream I could hope for while enduring the last hurrah of winter in Colorado.
All images above found via @tinyatlasquarterly
Enjoy, & happy weekend, everyone!

Happy Weekend from Happy Beaches : Kate Spade

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For this week’s happy beach collage, Kate’s starting a new “traveling colorfully” category for her blog and this compilation has captured the sunny, magical, inspiring moment I always crave at the end of a long week. Have a wonderful/colorful weekend! Cheers, Court

Happy Weekend from a Happy Beach : Plum Pretty Sugar

Happy-Weekend-from-a-Happy-Beach-Design-Wine-Sunshine-xx-Plum-Pretty-SugarI love Plum Pretty Sugar’s Beachy Pinterest board, full of peaceful, lovely, peach toned images. A bit vintage, a bit modern, very serene, and awe-inspiring all the same.

Here’s to a wonderful, relaxing weekend everyone!
Cheers,
Court

Happy Weekend from a Happy Beach : Beach Love by Karen Helms

Design-Wine-Sunshine-Happy-Weekend-from-a-Happy-Beach-Karen-Helms-Beach-Love Happy weekend, y’all! Anyone hitting the shore with a rad attitude like this edgy Pinterest board by Karen Helms? I love her Cali meets Hawaii vibe. And ahhhh, “Beach Love“, words that sound so symphonic right now, as Blaise and I work like mad to get a photo booth complete in time for our client’s wedding on Saturday. Eeeeek! But for all of those who can relax with sand between their toes this weekend, Aloha & cheers… may your two days be the most sublime of all.