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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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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
Great experience, didn't want the night to end!
We found Nick through Sayulita Life for DJing services at our wedding and we could not have been happier. This was a destination wedding for us, so Nick was very proactive in setting up video calls ahead of time for us to talk through the flow of our wedding and what type of music choices we were interested in. I'm sure that I did not make it easy for him as I had very specific asks for each part of the wedding/dinner/reception, along with some obscure song requests, but Nick came through and killed it. Once I gave him a list of the songs that I was interested in, he was able to fill in the gaps with crowd pleasers from Reggae, R&B, Rap and Rock. We were all over the place, but he made it work with smooth transitions. We were very specific we didn't want any of the usual "wedding" songs and asked Nick to fend off requests from guests, which he did with ease and professionalism. To this day we still get told that we had the best music at any wedding people have been to and I credit Nick and his thoughtfulness in really wanting to make the best of our day.
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Experienced: October, 2019
BEYOND expectations
Lauren and her husband Nick are hands down amazing! We couldn't gush enough about them. Lauren is hands down the most organized and creative wedding planner that there is and was an absolute pleasure to work with. Our wedding was beautiful and there were so many fantastic moments: from the food (people are still raving and tell me they are craving the tuna tartare cones), to the lanterns, the music....the list goes on and on. Further, in the middle of putting together our complicated wedding with 1,000 moving parts in the middle of the jungle, the day of our wedding I mentioned to Lauren offhand that my husband felt sick and she had a doctor there within 30 minutes. It saved the day. Nick was amazing and kept the party going all night. We feel so lucky to have found them and if you're looking for a wedding planner and/or a DJ - they should be your team.
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Experienced: October, 2019
dream wedding
The Nicoella team brought our dream wedding to life, hands down. Lauren and Nikki are the most accommodating and responsive team, and their eye for design was most appreciated (as that is a gene I was not gifted!!) . They made the planning process very easy and are so well connected with all the local vendors in the Sayulita area. From the time of identifying wedding venue options, local restaurants for our welcome reception, to the fun idea to run a theme of "wear white," the constant stream of suggestions and advisement around which selections make most sense for our desired vision was most helpful. Their onsite adjustments to weather unpredictability are also legendary. Our guests felt well taken care of, and there wasn't a finger to be lifted on any attendee's end.

It truly was a weekend that we've come to refer to as "the time of our lives" and are so grateful for Nicoella in helping to create this experience for us. To quote my now husband "Lauren and team have been worth every penny!!"
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Experienced: October, 2019
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
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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.
+1 415-948-4365
(Please mention Sayulita Life)
Visitors:
8,321
Amenities
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

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