- 5 years ago
Ever since I was a kid, I loved everything about Mexican culture. The bright colors, the textures and especially the food. So when it came to planning our wedding I knew I had to incorporate some of our favorite things. We went ahead and planned a fiesta…making sure it was classy and elegant, we stayed away from party city’s Cinco de mayo isle.
Since I had so many specific ideas I turned to good ol’ pinterest. I made crepe paper flowers, my hubby made the cake & drink tables, we designed a frame photo prop , bought and painted crates, and made countless trips to Michaels. I designed and made the boutonnieres since I wanted something different.
We used paper flowers as well as bright pink carnations for the ceremony. The mariachi played as I walked down the isle, and throughout the ceremony. For appetizers we had “ezquite” (street corn in a cup) and guests cooled off with raspados (kinda like a snow cone). I went to Guadalajara, Jalisco just weeks before the wedding, and picked out talavera inspired vases and tile table numbers. As well as bright table runners and molcajetes where we served a variety of fresh salsas and guacamole. Guests were able to choose from a variety of flavors of agua fresca as well as glass bottle sodas. For our toast we used mexican mini cokes…and yes they do taste better 😉 My best friend hand painted our cake topper to resemble us perfectly. The cake was a simple gray fondant with lace and papel picado flags. The party favors included mini succulents, but guests were more excited about taking home the centerpieces.
My dress was lace, and I added a pop of color with fuscia peep toe heels. My bouquet was beautiful pink peonies, which also adorned my hair after the ceremony.
Looking back….everything turned out better than I could have imagined. It was worth the late nights and glue gun burns.
Here’s a few pics. Hope you guys enjoy!!