Post # 1
I’m loving seeing guest pics from this past Saturday, 06/15. They caught some of the Mexican traditions so well!
Before the wedding, with my sister-in-law!
OBags from our beautiful candy buffet!
Having fun with party props (little veil, etc). Dancing El Baile del Mandilon. (With my rebozo and our flower girl changed clothes into a China Poblana costume.) This dance is so much fun. The groom has to dance around with an apron, broom, etc. and the bride follows him around ordering to keep cleaning.
Couldn’t see each other before the wedding!
La vibora de la mar: The bride and groom stand in chairs with their backs to each other and are holding on to the same piece of cloth. Guests run up under the cloth and around the chairs trying to knock them both down!
More Baile del Mandilon.
Guests who helped out with the wedding and reception received big baskets full of goodies and then had to dance around in a circle, according to Mexican tradition. My WHITEWHITEWHITE dad had to partake (with his party favor sombrero…no, he didn’t really wear this in the wedding or anything! lol).
Can’t wait to see our professional pictures! How many of you included traditions from other cultures in your weddings? I wanna hear about fun things you all did or are planning to do!
Post # 3
Your wedding looks like so much FUN! Congratulations!!!
Post # 4
wow your wedding looks like it was so much fun! You looked so beautiful! Congrats!
Post # 5
@ahigg396: I’m chicana with a bunch of family who immigrated and I haven’t seen most of those customs! My family is LAME! 🙂 Your wedding looks like it was so much fun.
I know it’s a tiny detail- but I just LOVE the vellum bags for the candy bar! They are just such a special little touch instead of clear or paper.
Post # 6
Thanks, everyone! We had a BLAST! Had to eventually kick people out around 2 a.m….haha! The reception started at 5 p.m.
Post # 7
@MexiPino: For a while I worried that the American side would think that some of the traditions were tacky, but the I got over it and decided to include them anyway. I’m so glad we did because we had such a great time.
And as for the bags, my step-mom (who helped out a TON) decided to order those and stick some stickers on the front. I had no idea what we would be putting the candy in. I just showed up and they were there in all their cuteness. I’ll let her know you liked them. 🙂
Post # 8
@ahigg396: Omg I love Mexican culture! This looks so cool!
I’ve never seen a lot of those traditions. What part of Mexico is your husband from?
You guys looked awesome. I especially loved the pic of you on either side of the door. The look on his face just melts my heart 🙂
ETA: Just read the last part of your post! My FI is Dominican so of course there will be a lot of dancing and drinking but I’m not sure about any other traditions. My family is Southern (at least the ones who I grew up with) so we are having a family friend play the bluegrass fiddle for the ceremony and will probably mix it up with some country music, and of course plenty of good down-home cooking!
Post # 9
Adorable! We’re decorating with Mexican accents, but not having most of the traditions, like the lazo, arras, etc. Or the dances. I was for them, but FI was not.
We’re decorating with papel picado and bright colors and I am going to sneak a Dia de los Muertos cake topper on our cupcake tower (FI, is not for it, lol)
Post # 10
Such fun! You are so pretty!
Post # 11
@sablemuse: He’s from Cholula, Puebla. 🙂 Are you familiar with Mexico? I think that, unfortunately, some of these traditions have gotten lost when families emigrate to this side of the border. 🙁
And thank you so much! I love that picture too! He was super-nervous! haha
Post # 12
@ahigg396: I’m somewhat familiar. I had a feeling from the pictures that it was somewhere towards Oaxaca, since the further south you go the less “Americanized” the traditions seem to be. I just looked it up and it’s actually closer to Mexico City but I’m pretty sure I’ve heard of it having more of a “country” vibe. I grew up with a lot of Mexican friends and have always had the BEST time at their get- togethers so I am super jelly that you get to do this all the time! You should definitely visit his city one day 🙂
Post # 13
@solidarity: yes! we did the lazo and the arras! sneak your cake topper on there, girl. he’ll appreciate it more the day of! haha
Post # 14
So pretty and it looks like everyone had a great time! congrats!
Post # 15
looks like a great time. congrats!
Post # 16
You looked stunning- congrats!!