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Nicoella Event Design & DJing in Sayulita Mexico

Nicoella Event Design & DJing in Sayulita, Nayarit Mexico

Highlights
Professional Event and Wedding DJ, MC and Sound Manager
Professional Event and Wedding Planner, Designer and Stylist
Professional one stop shop for planning your ideal event, wedding or party
Over 10 years of Professional Service
Fluent in English and Spanish

Nicoella Event Design 
Planning, Design and Music for Life’s Best Moments

NICO (Nick Challed) - a Professional Event & Wedding DJ, MC and Sound Manager

ELLA (Lauren Toker) – a Professional Event & Wedding Planner, Designer and Stylist

Together we are your one stop shop for planning your ideal event, wedding or party in the Sayulita/Punta de Mita area.

We have over a decade of professional experience planning, designing and DJing events and weddings.  We produce events in both places we are lucky enough to call home - the Bahia de Banderas, in between Sayulita and Punta de Mita and the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

We've been described by many as "salt of the earth" people.  We appreciate good company, good food and organic beauty and design events with similar characteristics. 

We were first drawn to the Sayulita/Punta de Mita area for the exact same reasons you are probably choosing to host an event here.  The natural beauty is unparalleled. The mood is festive.  It is the quintessential place to relax. 

We want your experience planning a destination event to be exactly that – stress free, gorgeous and relaxed.  Planning an unforgettable event is no easy task. You want an epic party, but there are endless details and considerations. We are here to provide you with creative support and guidance.

The value added when you hire us for your event, wedding or party:

- We have the skills to do it all - Planning, Design, Styling, DJing, Sound System Set Up, Sound Management

- We have years of professional experience – Lauren has deep knowledge of design as a former interior and prop stylist and Nick used to be a radio DJ.

- We have strong knowledge of the event & wedding industry both inside and outside of Mexico

- We source materials from both Mexico and the U.S. meaning that if you have a specific vision, we can deliver on it.  We have personal relationships with a network of handpicked "vendors" - better described as artists, artisans and craftspeople to make sure that your event is uniquely your own.

- We can offer to be your bridge – between two different cultures and different concepts. We both speak Spanish.  

- We are flexible and can tailor our services to your needs.  We work on both a consultation and package basis.  We work independently and together and offer discounts on our services when you book us together. 

- We specialize in designing non-traditional weddings, bachelor/ette parties, birthday celebrations, family reunions, proposals, baby showers and creative events for small businesses and corporations.  

Please use the contact form to inquire about your event's specific details and pricing. 

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Number one wedding planner!!
Words can't express how incredible Lauren was to work with. She planned, designed, and executed the wedding of our dreams, while being professional, responsive, fun, and supportive every step of the way. I have plenty of girlfriends who have gotten married, and NONE have loved their wedding planners by the end of it. With Lauren, not only were my husband and I SO HAPPY but most of our guests were commenting to us on how amazing Lauren was.Lauren's style is brilliant, she had incredible relationships with all of the Sayulita vendors, and she works her magic when dealing with brides, mothers-of-brides, guests, grooms, you name it.I can't have imagined a more amazing wedding planner or a more magical wedding. Go with Nicoella!
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Experienced: April, 2019
Lauren & Nick- the PERFECT duo!
Oh. My. Goodness. I truly don’t know where to start or how to truly express my gratitude for choosing Nicoella to plan and DJ our big day. We had the pleasure of working directly with Lauren and Nick, as well as other members of their crew. A lady named Cina did all of our signage and the attention to details couldn’t have possibly been more perfect. We met with Lauren a couple times of times and communicated through email frequently. Although completely slammed with weddings all the time, she continued to stay timely and responsive.

Lauren completely picked up our vibe and created the most picture perfect wedding I could have ever imagined.

Nick was a perfect DJ! We sent him some playlists and he completely adopted them and vibed with our crowd, keeping the dance floor packed all night.

If you’re looking around- look no further. Go with Nicoella.
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Experienced: April, 2019
Highly Recommend
Things couldn't have been better working with Lauren. She is a fantastic wedding planner who has great relationships in town to ensure the event is put on perfectly. She listened to our preferences and was highly responsive when we asked questions or needed anything.Look no further, hire Lauren and you won't be disappointed.
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Experienced: April, 2019
Best Wedding Set EVER!
I honestly can't express to you how awesome your set was at the wedding. I'm sure you could tell how into it we were! We were watching videos of us dancing to certain songs the next day! You really helped make this wedding memorable for me, Shannon, our family and friends and I will never be able to thank you enough!... You were the perfect DJ for our wedding and group. You're going to have to DJ the inevitable reunion!
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Experienced: March, 2019
Don’t look further!
Lauren and Nick are artists. There is no doubt about that. You can look at any of Nicoella's pictures and imagine them in a bridal magazine. (Or any design magazine for that matter) But more importantly, along with orchestrating beautiful events that pictures can capture, they create experiences that you will cherish. Trust me, I've been to the weddings where the bride and groom are stressed, working, or worried about details to ensure the night goes as planned. There was none of that. We enjoyed every single minute of every event, and I know that's because of Lauren and her team. Not to mention every recommendation Nicoella and their team gave us was completely spot on. Their preferred vendors are top notch. Don't look any further.
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Experienced: February, 2019
So happy to have hired the Nicoella Team
If you’re looking for a wedding planner in Sayulita, I highly recommend hiring the Nicoella team! I had complete trust in Lauren’s vision for the design of our wedding and all of the vendors she recommended. Leading up to the wedding, I felt completely prepared and at ease because Lauren had thought of every detail. The day of I kept thinking how I couldn’t have done it without her! The décor, lighting, lounge, table settings and flowers were dreamy and elegant.

Nick is an amazing DJ. He chose the perfect mix of songs to play during dinner to set the mood, then opened it up for the dance party.
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Experienced: February, 2019
The Second-best wedding decision I made
The SECOND-BEST wedding decision I made!The first-best wedding decision was choosing my partner, of course.The second-best was hiring Lauren to be our wedding planner. She is a highly-organized artist. She has systems and templates for everything and at the same time, makes you feel like you are a V.I.P.Every single detail in our wedding was taken care of, and Lauren more than paid for herself in getting us great rates and recommendations. Every single vendor she suggested was out of this world.To get the most out of Lauren's creativity, I think it's best to come to her with a good idea of what feelings and values you'd like your big day to evoke and then be open to her suggestions. You won't be disappointed.
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Experienced: January, 2019
The Best!!
We can not say enough about Nicoella! From our very first conversation all the way to our wedding day, Lauren & Nick were kind, supportive, understanding, patient and diligent.
Nick really understood what we wanted and like music-wise and our dance floor was non-stop, easily the most fun dance party I've ever been to (all of guests agree)!
Lauren got us & our style immediately and her taste is A+++! I felt right away that we were in good hands. We wanted everything to be EASY and stress free and Lauren delivered in a major way. Her demeanor and kindness made us, our family & friends feel happy and relaxed - if something went wrong, I certainly didn't notice (nothing went wrong, it was all perfect!)

On top of it all, Lauren and Nick are nice, genuine people. I could feel their genuine excitement and enjoyment throughout the entire process and we feel SO SO lucky that they made our dream day come true!!
I hope we can work together again one day.... 10, 5 or 1 year anniversary, perhaps? xx
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Experienced: November, 2018
Lauren and Nick are a dream team!
Lauren and Nick are amazing and you are in great hands! They are so easy to work with and have such amazing taste. Lauren also did my flower arrangements and I was blown away. Nick plays exactly what your taste is and isn't one of those annoying wedding DJs that talks the whole time, which I REALLY appreciated. Lots of love to both of them!
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Experienced: October, 2018
The Absolute Best!
We loved working with Lauren, and hiring her to assist in putting together our dream event was the best decision we made!! My husband and I planned a small ceremony with 20 of our closest family & friends and, even though we had stayed at the venue in past years and felt really confident with things, we could have never pulled this together without Lauren and her team!

The team was always available to answer our questions, toss around ideas, go over the plan well in advance, and Lauren even put together a great timeline and plan for the day-of.

From the design and vision of the event, to booking vendors, sourcing rentals, coordinating delivery & staff, and everything in between, Lauren was an absolute dream to work with and had such an amazing creative eye! She put together a beautiful altar for the ceremony, lounge setting for guests to hang, and a dreamy dinner setting for one of the best evenings of my life.

We had some last-minute challenges with our venue and Lauren & her team stepped in and COMPLETELY handled everything. She has such a calm presence and is incredibly organized. Not only did we not have to worry about anything and were put completely at ease on our big day, but the end result was better than we could have ever imagined. We didn't have to make one decision or worry about anything and were able to fully enjoy the whole day. We truly couldn't have been in better hands with anyone else.

In addition to Nicoella, we hired Nick to handle our music for the cocktail hours before and after the ceremony, and the music during the actual ceremony. He did a beautiful job and we didn't have to worry about anything. He was there promptly, set-up with ease, and blended right in. He did a fantastic job at taking our specific songs we wanted and then adding additional music that blended perfectly.

We couldn't give higher praise for Nicoella and Nick. Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful, relaxing, unique event!
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Experienced: May, 2018
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Lauren  & Nick in Sayulita Mexico
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Lauren & Nick
Bio
Nick Challed (nico) and Lauren Toker (ella) met and fell in love on a dance floor in 2001. Nick was DJing and Lauren was dancing. Five years later, while traveling around the world together, we got engaged. Inspired by our experience designing o...[Read more]

Nick Challed (nico) and Lauren Toker (ella) met and fell in love on a dance floor in 2001. Nick was DJing and Lauren was dancing. Five years later, while traveling around the world together, we got engaged. Inspired by our experience designing our own wedding, we decided to merge our creative talents to start an event design business. Thus, nicoella was born.We split our time between the two bays we have been lucky enough to call home for over a decade - the San Francisco Bay Area and the Bahia de Banderas in Mexico, in between Sayulita and Punta de Mita.We've been described by many as "salt of the earth" people. We appreciate good company, good food and organic beauty.

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