*Our favorite part of the Design Process* Your organization skills, always checking in with us and giving us visual examples of what you were talking about. Really listening to what we wanted and giving us honest feedback if something would/would not work. How enthusiastic you are about the whole process. *How could I have done better?* We honestly 100% think you went above and beyond for us and couldn’t have asked for more from you!! – Love, Lacey & Todd
I’m so happy I found Mishka to help with the artistic design of our wedding. I was originally drawn to photos from other weddings she’s done due to her appreciation for bright colors and traditional Mexican design. She helped us incorporate both of those elements into our wedding, while still preserving the elegance an important event, like a wedding, deserves. Mishka was a true legend to work with: her creativity improved many of our initial ideas or scaled them to accommodate our budget. If she can’t buy or rent what you’re looking for, she can make it – going above-and-beyond to achieve the exact look we had envisioned. Mishka was patient with every question and the thousands of Pinterest ideas I presented, and her positive attitude and spirited demeanor made even the longest planning discussions fun. Our guests were in awe of the final results and my husband and I are incredibly happy when we look back at photos of our ceremony and reception. We highly recommend Mishka and her team. XO, Alegra
I wish we could document all the raves from our guests the entire wedding weekend in Riviera Maya. We received so many compliments about how the atmosphere at each and every event exuded so much beauty and originality. Mishka had been tasked with creating an Indian wedding on the beach with a woodland/boho feel. As you can imagine, this was very challenging, but Mishka executed flawlessly!
Not only were we so thrilled and happy with our decorations, we also loved working with Mishka during the design process. She was remarkably creative, detailed, and passionate about designing and executing our vision. She genuinely cared about making the wedding everything we had imagined while also making suggestions to stay within our budget. Mishka was amazing at responding timely and communicating thoroughly while documenting the entire designs. Even when at times we were confused about how we wanted something, she was extremely flexible and open ultimately providing several options to us.
In addition, our favorite part about Mishka is how she pours her heart into the details, which we were constantly amazed by. She never once made us feel like a business transaction or another vendor. She took the time to hand sew pillows and place little surprises such as goblets, quotes, additional lights…so much! She went above and beyond to ensure our wedding was absolutely unique and special.
We were so thankful to have Mishka apart of our wedding process. She was an integral part of memorable weekend. We can’t thank Mishka enough! We would highly recommend her for your wedding weekend!
-Maulik & Preya
My husband and I were SO glad to have hired Mishka as our wedding planner! We knew we wanted a destination wedding away from our resort and after finding her blog, knew she’d be the perfect person for the job. She was familiar with the vendors and area and had recommended an awesome venue for the big day. She was always patient and professional and able to work within our budget to perfectly capture the vision we had for our Wedding Day. And on that day, everything looked amazing..like out of a magazine. Her attention to even the smallest details were flawless. She had even surprised us with a custom monogrammed dance floor! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. A lot of people have said their weddings were stressful and hectic but we both found ourselves relaxed and able to completely enjoy the day. Once again my husband and I would like to thank Mishka and her entire team for a day we’ll never forget.
-Danielle & Dustin/Puerto Vallarta
We had the most amazing wedding experience in Todos Santos, and we couldn’t have done it without the wonderful design ideas from Mishka. She had an energy and excitement that was contagious and we knew everything would look beautiful on the big day. She and Yarai Peregrino made everything look perfect and all within our budget. If you are looking for creativity and local knowledge, Mishka is the way to go! Thank you for the wonderful memories.
-Julia & Oliver
Mishka was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was very attentive and patient and really went above and beyond on my wedding day. She took my vision and made it 100 times better and quite truly created the wedding of my dreams. Everything was absolutely perfect and more beautiful than I could have imagined. I very much enjoyed the whole process and would get married all over just so I can work with her again.
– Anna & Tim
Mishka and her team did a fantastic job creating the perfect design for our wedding in September, 2013. We wanted a classy/rustic wedding them, with a touch a Mexico and she absolutely delivered. From the signs, flowers, lighting and table designs and seating, their attention to detail was impeccable. Even with a last minute change to seating assignments, Mishka and her team were able to create table names on the fly that matched perfectly with the theme of our wedding. I would absolutely recommend Mishka and her team to plan and design your perfect wedding.
– Ryan and Jenny Fox
Mishka was amazing to work with! Having a wedding is stressful, but having a destination wedding where you can’t over see each detail personally can be crazy. However, Mishka made it such a good experience from the beginning with going over every design detail to helping me find my perfect venue. It was so exciting to see how it all came together on my wedding day. It all turned out so beautiful and was exactly what I wanted and more. I highly recommend her!
– Elizabeth & Matt
Mishka Designs helped make our wedding day magical. Mishka is very talented and a pleasure to work with. She has sophisticated taste and knows how to turn a romantic vision into reality. She works well with other vendors to bring together a magical venue for both our wedding and reception at our home in Cabo. Even though we were a thousand miles away from our wedding locale she made it easy to plan our wedding details. She was very responsive, thorough and we appreciated her attention to detail. We wouldn’t have changed a thing.
–Lisa & John
Kevin and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for going above and beyond to make our wedding unforgettable. Every detail was impeccably thought out and executed. What I was most impressed with was your ability (and patience!) to take the gazillion inspiration photos/boards I sent you and create a cohesive design concept, made specifically for us. The design details you created for us encapsulated everything I wanted, and more. And the final product was even more breathtaking. You have an eye for color, flow, feel, texture and more, and has a way of putting it all together in the perfect combination.
Something else I loved was you and your teams ability to hand craft and create pretty much anything. It gave us such creative freedom! The paper goods, signs, program, etc that you created for my wedding were gorgeous.
From our first email exchange, I could tell you truly cared about the brides you worked with. You were always calm, caring and sincere. Without a doubt, you are an absolutely phenomenal wedding and event designer, with impeccable talent and creative spirit. Thank you for making our dreams come to life.
–Pelin and Kevin
Mishka provided us the best experience from start to finish. She was involved in all aspects of wedding planning, from scouting locations to flower arranging to hand making beautiful pillows…Mishka poured her heart into every detail to make our vision a reality. She never quibbled at any request. She made the process fun and pleasurable. We had a spectacular wedding and we gained a friend along the way. Thank you, Mishka!!
– Ellie & Sean
You probably have tons of upcoming (fabulous) weddings to get to, so I’ll keep it short (even though, now that I think of it I don’t think I’ve ever written you a short email ever before throughout the entire process — but imma try!!!.. ::eh, I think it’s too late::)
One month ago was the best day of our lives! And we have you to thank for that! We appreciate your patience and intricate planning not to mention ALL the tiny and BIG details you put into our special day that really incorporated who we were as a couple. From “our” bench to the awesome buffet (I’m sorry, food station!) You really listened and you really cared… Even tried to tell me in the nicest way “CALM DOWN!” the week before the wedding, which helped A LOT! You put us at ease and for that we’re grateful.
You, your team and all of our vendors are extremely talented and very personable. We have already passed your information to other brides and grooms who were interested in destination weddings after seeing our pictures and raving about your service.
So THANK YOU again! You’ll probably have to help us renew our vows next! Is 1 month too soon? hehehe…
We will miss you, it was such a pleasure!
– Senora y Senor Cruz!
Hola from the USA ! We are so glad to be home. I hope you made it home safely as well. We can not thank you and your team enough. Everyone said how beautiful EVERYTHING Was and the hoopa, and center pieces. The staff at the beloved said it was the most beautiful wedding they have seen on top of us jumping in the pool for a pic that was a first for them lol we owe it to you! And your team! Denise did an amazing job as well her rentals made the picture of your design right on. Whatever changes you made I did not notice. Soko for having broken English she was great her asst Arley was a very sweet girl. I think she captured a lot of what we liked. I can’t wait to see! Needless to say there are no words and the only thing we can say is thank you so much for making our day our beautiful day a reality. Everyday in our future we will remember every little detail in that wedding. Believe me nothing went without being noticed. The small things are the big things to us. Most importantly I believe we found a friend at the end of all this : ) I will miss writing you at least 5X a day but I will try to check in to see how you and the familia is doing and hopefully we can make it to your town sooner then later. Chow for now!
Big fat hugs and kisses,
The Adams Family
Thanks Mishka for your kind words. You were our super star at the wedding and we couldn’t have done any of it without you! Your decorations were beautiful & everyone said how lovely your ceremony was. You were a big part of why it was such a special day so I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wish you all the success in your life, you are a truly special person. – Georgia & James
Luke and I were both very happy with everything you and your team did to make our day amazing and run smoothly! You did a fabulous job and everything was better than we could have imagined. My family all said how amazing the flowers and all of the decor details were and, the ideas you came up with for the valentines and photos were perfect :). I could go on and on if I listed all of the details that I loved-so just know that we could not have been happier with everything and enjoyed the night immensly. Thanks for making all of the details come together so seemlessly, I know that with the distance, it was a little more complicated at times :). We were also very happy with villa and the staff there and would definitely recommend it to others looking for wedding venues.
Thanks so much for all of you help and artistic work on our wedding!
-Kris & Luke
I commented all over facebook on your pics of our wedding, but wanted to write a more personal note to let you know how much we loved your design for our very special day in Sayulita! After many months of back and forth, me inundating your email inbox with millions of pictures of “stuff” that I looooove and asking a zillion questions, you absolutely nailed the look and feel we wanted for our wedding day. From the gorgeous chuppah turned photo booth and the beautifully constructed pillows you created for our lounge sets (I loved the fabric choices) to the mason jar-lit dance floor and amazing table centerpieces, flowers and maracas, I couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect, very vintage garden chic! Your creativity blows me away and I feel so lucky to have had a chance to work with you and see all of those month’s of communication and back and forth come to life for our very special day, the first day of the rest of our lives together as a married couple.
Almost every single guest commented on the decor and said that they couldn’t get over how elegant and beautiful everything looked. Let’s face it, you rock. I have a few friends thinking about getting married in Sayulita next year and you can bet that I will be giving them your contact details and sharing all of my pics so that they can see how crazy good you are at your job! Thank you to your husband and team for all of their hard work too.
– Jennifer Bifano
Mishka, I want you to know when people ask me about my wedding day and ask if it was everything I expected, I respond by saying “it was better than I could have ever expected. It was so magical and the best time of my life!!” I know there are so many things I didn’t get to even see, and I’m sure certain things that didn’t go as planned behind the scenes- but I couldn’t have dreamed of a better time. I have such wonderful memories and YOU are to thank for it. Mishka- I can’t thank you enough for everything you did and I will forever be grateful. I promise to write you a longer heartfelt thank you soon but I just had to send you something right now- there is so much emotion pouring out of my heart … Thank you so much for the best weekend of my life and I can’t wait to see you again!
– -Shannon Usher
Thank you very much for your work on our wedding. I LOVE THE PILLOW CASES and the attention to detail you and your husband gave our wedding celebration. My only regret is that our wedding didn’t last for two days instead of an afternoon and evening
– Nic Santana
Thanks so much Mishka! We just got back from Italy late last night, and I LOVE the blog post – seriously everything you and your crew did was absolutely magical! I so appreciate all the hard work you put in, you were so fun and easy to work with, and the wedding was just gorgeous!! I woke up this morning and saw the talavera pot sitting in my kitchen and just smiled 🙂 I need to find something really nice to do with it because it’s beautiful. Also, when Dave and I picked up the dog from my parents house last night she gave me the stained glass, which we will cherish forever!
I also wanted to add that I absolutely loved your idea of making the little flags with our pictures for the escort cards – what a great idea! And also, I was so surprised and giddy when I saw the recipes on everyone’s table – I ran around to all of them to see the different recipes. It was such a great touch since we love to cook…and I will most definitely be making some Santa Barbara shrimp cocktail soon! Thanks again for all your hard work, I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful, personal wedding!
Thank you so much for making my wedding day unforgettable and the best day of my life.
I know we didn’t give you much direction but we knew we could trust you and the results surpassed our expectations.
I wish you all the best and will recommend you to all my friends or any type of event.
A long overdue THANK YOU!!!!!
Ladies if are thinking about hiring a designer you should go no farther… Mishka and her design team are AMAZING!!!! She is fantastic and is worth every penny!!!! Let me start at the beginning….
Originally I was going to work with Mishka and her team to create our wedding maraca’s. (Which by the way are AMAZING!!!!) But then I fell in love with her wedding design’s for Ashley & David and Meredith and Spencer’s wedding.
My first thought was how could Mishka and her team design a wedding in the Rivera Maya (Cancun) when she lives in Puerto Vallarta. How would it work, destination wedding with a destination design team. No way. My second thought was to look at map and see how far Cancun is from Puerto Vallarta. (2,464 km to be exact) My third thought was “just ask” why the hell not. Guess what? Low and behold Mishka said yes, she drew up the contract and was thrilled to take on the challenge of a destination wedding.
I was so glad I asked… Asking Mishka and her team was the 2nd best decision I made for the wedding. (The first was saying yes to Matt!)
I always find it a blessing in life when I have the opportunity to work with someone who is truly PASSIONATE about their work, has the TALENT, and LOVES what they do. Mishka it was an HONOR having you plan our wedding!!!
Mishka you and team were able to plan a magical night for Matt and I. Words cannot begin to tell you how thankful we are. You planned the PERECT wedding!! Thank you for your many late night emails. Thank you for calming my nerves during the planning the process. Thank you for your ideas, your energy and creative juices. Thank you for taking on the challenge of designing your first wedding in the Rivera Maya. Thank you for everything!!!!