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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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Epic Dance Party
Nick absolutely KILLED the dance party at our wedding (and all the music for our big day, in fact... ceremony tunes, dinner playlist, etc.) We gave him full reign to add or nix any music from our long playlist of inspiration songs that we would have loved to hear... and told him if any of it didn't fit, he had full permission to take the music in whatever direction he had to in order to get people on the dance floor. Boy, did he deliver! For a small wedding, we had a solid group on the dance floor the ENTIRE night, and didn't want him to stop playing when the party was finally over!

Nick was also a pleasure to work with from the beginning. He took a difficult Hebrew song for our mother/son dance that we needed cut in a specific way, and mixed it so beautifully that you wouldn't have even known it was edited. When my wife and I zoomed with him prior to our wedding, his personality was kind, calm, and down to earth. He was so accommodating and helpful in helping us nail down our music choices.

Lastly, I suffer from tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and we let Nick know that we couldn't have super loud, blasting music. He was so mindful of the volume all night and approached us at the beginning of wedding day to tell us that he was staying incredibly aware of the volume all night, but to simply let him know if we needed anything turned down. Such a nice guy and amazing at what he does. Hire him! Thank you so much, Nick!
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Experienced: May, 2022
SIMPLY. THE. BEST.
I don't even know where to start. Lauren is simply THE BEST. Everything from her eye for design, incredibly quick responses to emails, kind and calming nature, stellar recommendations for absolutely anything you ask for outside of your wedding day itself (mini-moon spots, activities for you and your guests throughout the weekend...) I could go on and on.

She blew us away from day one when we had an initial consultation phone call with her to ask general questions about having a wedding in Mexico. At the end of that call, we were so sure that a) we had to have our wedding in Sayulita and b) we HAD to work with her and only her, that we booked her immediately without even having a date or venue... she was the type of person we just knew we could trust to lead us in every right direction all the way from the beginning planning stages up until the big day itself. From that phone call forward, there was never a question that went unanswered or a silly, obscure request that she couldn't pull off (all with a positive attitude I might add, even when I emailed with a million annoying detail questions).

Our wedding itself was absolutely gorgeous, thanks to her great taste and design lead. She helped us make our vision for our special day a reality, even when I couldn't quite articulate what I was picturing in my head.

Come wedding day itself, Lauren brought all the good vibes. My husband and I repeatedly remarked how her calm, cool, and collected nature was such a pleasure to have around considering weddings are usually, at the very least, slightly chaotic! She had everything under control from the minute she arrived and she made our day flow beautifully. We loved working with Lauren so much that we made her promise to keep in touch with us and we are holding her to it! We owe you a drink (or several) next time you're in LA, Lauren!

Thank you x a million! You truly made our big day more memorable and special than we could have imagined!
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Experienced: May, 2022
Our Dream Wedding
We feel so blessed to have found Lauren as our wedding planner. We had a vision of what our wedding should feel and look like, and Lauren hit it out of the park. From helping us pick the venue, the caterer, the florist, light stager, etc. to co-creating and implementing the design vision, our wedding was everything we wanted and more due to Lauren. It's like she went into our brains and designed it all exactly as we would have wanted. So many people have said our wedding was the best, or among the best, they have attended, and we know that this could never have been the case without Lauren.

It was very clear to us that she is the very very best at what she does early on, but seeing her in action on the actual wedding day still stands out for us. She was working it hard, and all the "little" things that we saw her doing did not go unnoticed -- they were the mark of a true pro. And she did it with so much grace and professionalism, not to mention that she looked absolutely fabulous (we're two grooms so we can say that)! We are incredibly grateful and can't thank her enough.

And then there's Nick, our DJ. Also amazing! We gave him very little to work with -- partly because based on the reviews we knew he was likely to hit it out of the park without assistance -- and yup, he absolutely delivered. He read the crowd at every moment, seamlessly transitioning between English and Spanish songs as appropriate and had everyone dancing like crazy.

Thank you thank you thank you to Lauren and Nick for giving us the wedding we dreamed of.
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Experienced: April, 2022
THE BEST IN THE BIZ
If I could give 100 stars, I would! Lauren was so amazing to work with and I am so grateful she brought the wedding weekend of our dreams to life. It was so much more amazing than we could've ever imagined. Lauren is professional but laidback and knows how to throw a party. All of our guests were so impressed at how thoughtfully organized the weekend was. She made wedding planning a breeze and brought so many unique, fun ideas to the table that really elevated our wedding. She always took our requests seriously - no matter how silly they might've seemed :) She also took such good care of us during the events - making sure we ate, had our drinks, and that things were going how we wanted them to which was so awesome. You are in good hands with Lauren and her team.

Nick from Nicoella was our DJ and he KILLED IT! We sent him a few examples of the vibe we were going for and he nailed it. All of our guests were dancing all night long. I can't recommend him enough - our wedding would not have been the same without him!!! Best. Dance. Party. Ever.
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Experienced: March, 2022
Best DJ in the Sayulita PV area
We hired and we’re recommend to Nick by Yazmin Gaziyeh of Sea of Dreams and by far he is the most professional, fun, and all around great DJ! He was on point at our wedding at Teitiare estate in November 2021 and accommodated to all our needs. He was so easy to work with and would highly recommend! Everyone loved him
And so did we and our family and friends! Beyond amazing and exceeded expectations.
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Experienced: November, 2021
Wedding DJ
We hired Nick to be the DJ at our Sayulita destination wedding. He was referred to us by our wedding planner and after reviewing his site and having a phone call with him we knew he would be the DJ for our wedding. He was extremely easy to work with! We filled out a form with songs for key moments of the evening (songs to walk down the aisle, first dance, etc) and gave him a playlist with up to 40 songs on it so he could get a feel for the kind of music we wanted to be played. He knocked it out of the park! I told him that I base the success of a wedding on the dance floor, if people aren't dancing, the night was just okay. We wanted our wedding night to be a party and he delivered!
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Experienced: March, 2021
Best of the Best!
icoella is the best of the best.

From the beginning, Lauren was not only friendly and fun but a true professional. She and her team understood and embraced our vision; we wanted a modern-luxe, colorful beach wedding. Lauren and the vendors she strategically chose executed what we wanted perfectly. Planning a wedding from Chicago, I had to put my full trust in Lauren and her team and it was scary but it was the right decision, hands down. Over the 8 months of planning Lauren was so much more than a planner - she was my go-to when things got scary (aka pandemic ) and she was always real and honest. Because of COVID we were faced with several challenges like a significant decrease in our guest count and decreases in bridal party participants. Lauren helped navigate all of the challenges with the vendors and we were absolutely thrilled with what they produced. I highly recommend Nicoella to any bride who is looking for an upscale, luxury event in Sayulita!

Xoxo.
Blaire D.
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Experienced: November, 2020
Absolutely Incredible!
I cannot say enough good things about Lauren. Our main goal when planning a wedding was for it to be low-stress, which is hard to do when you're planning a destination wedding! Lauren made the whole process so easy - even when we had to reschedule our original wedding date due to COVID and basically start over from scratch. She was always available to answer my questions (and there were many!) and the vendors she works with are incredible.

Lauren captured our vision perfectly and our wedding turned out better than we ever could've imagined. All we had to do was show up and enjoy our wedding - Lauren took care of the rest! It definitely surpassed all of our expectations, and all of our guests have been raving about it ever since. I would recommend Lauren in a heartbeat!
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Experienced: October, 2020
Simply The Best!
We really don’t have words to describe how wonderful it was working with Lauren and her team. She brought our “modern-boho” wedding dreams to reality. From every step of the way she was easy to work with and every detail was perfectly planned and executed. On the day of the wedding, she and her team showed up to the villa and turned our venue into a perfect wedding escape. Lauren has the ability to do her job and make sure things go as planned with you even knowing she’s doing it. She made sure we were relaxed, always had a drink in our hands and that we ate… ha! She truly is a WEDDING MAGICIAN ROCKSTAR! If you are considering getting married in Sayulita, Lauren is your girl. We would gladly work with her and her team again.
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Experienced: February, 2020
You MUST work with Lauren and Nick if you are getting married in Sayulita or Mexico City!
Lauren is an absolute star and if you are even considering getting married in Sayulita you must give her a call. We placed our complete trust in Lauren and through her “chill but competent” leadership delivered a wedding beyond our wildest dreams. We relied on her 100% for design & aesthetic direction, venue selection, finding trusted vendors and much more. She walked us through all the options and curated an experience that matched our vision and budget. To plan a wedding in Sayulita without Lauren would have cost us more money in the long run, taken more time, caused more anxiety, and resulted in a significantly inferior end result. Our trust in her could not have been better placed and we’ll never forget the experience she delivered to us and our guests. Thank you so much Lauren!

And not to forget DJ Nick! He absolutely crushed it and with very little direction on our part put on a high energy dance party that lasted for hours. Our wedding was just 60 people and we were worried that it would be hard to coax people onto the dance floor, but Nick delivered song after song that kept people out there. Thanks for great sound work all around and a night that few of us will ever forget!
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Experienced: January, 2020
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Nick in Sayulita Mexico
Owner/Manager Name
Nick
Bio
Nick Challed (Nico) has been DJing for over 20 years and has a passion for music and keeping the dancefloor moving as long as people are allowed to stay! Nick has a framed picture of himself at age 3 wearing headphones plugged into his parents... [Read more]

Nick Challed (Nico) has been DJing for over 20 years and has a passion for music and keeping the dancefloor moving as long as people are allowed to stay! Nick has a framed picture of himself at age 3 wearing headphones plugged into his parents’ stereo listening to old-school vinyl. His first concert was Stevie Wonder at age 8. Nick attended Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington where he started spinning music in 1998 as a hip-hop DJ for a community radio station. For the past two decades, Nick has packed the dance floor at events, weddings, house parties and clubs across the San Francisco Bay Area in California and Bahia de Banderas in Mexico. Nick owns an extensive vinyl collection that he has purchased along his international travels. Besides working as a professional sound designer and DJ, Nick is a passionate advocate of social justice initiatives and works as a remote grant writer for non-profits. Nick finishes most days with a living room dance party or practicing piano with his 11-year old son.

Price Range:
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Hours of Operations:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Notes:
We don't keep standard business hours. Email is best form of contact.
+1 415-948-4085
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Visitors:
8,951
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Beer/Wine
Credit Cards
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Happy Hour
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Reserve Online/Phone
Language
English
Spanish

Meals
Breakfast
Brunch
Lunch
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Beer/Wine
Credit Cards
Full Bar
Happy Hour
In-Home Service
Out-of-Area Service
Reserve Online/Phone
Language
English
Spanish

Meals
Breakfast
Brunch
Lunch
Dinner