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Yucatan Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Someone stick us on a beach and hand us a margarita. Starting with a color template from the mesmerizingly-colored wedding stationery, the team of vendors for this shoot just let their creative sparks ignite and their hard work most definitely paid off. With a lovely hand-painted table to hold it, Raining Roses Productions brought in the ideal floral centerpieces for this tropical shoot, complete with clusters of driftwood that peek out gingerly among the bright hues. This colorful shoot put together brilliantly by Kristen Weaver Photography is giving us some serious “let’s head to the beach” vibes today.

Yucatan Inspired Wedding Ideas - photo by Kristen Weaver Photography http://ruffledblog.com/yucatan-inspired-wedding-ideas

From the photographer, Kristen Weaver Photography: This shoot was inspired by the heart and soul of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It incorporates lush and bright florals, colorful details, and a slight beachy vibe. Incorporating unique details like a cactus pinata, photo booth, churros, and bridesmaid rompers – we pushed the limits of a typical styled shoot to bring unique concepts to your readers! We absolutely loved how the stationery brought much of our concept together, but we were most excited about the hand-painted table that we created in the studio specifically for this shoot!

colorful wedding stationery - photo by Kristen Weaver Photography http://ruffledblog.com/yucatan-inspired-wedding-ideas

wavy bridal hair - photo by Kristen Weaver Photography http://ruffledblog.com/yucatan-inspired-wedding-ideas

mismatched bridesmaids - photo by Kristen Weaver Photography http://ruffledblog.com/yucatan-inspired-wedding-ideas
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Kristen Weaver Photography

Floral Designer

Raining Roses Productions

Wedding Dress

Hayley Paige, Sarah Seven

Bridal Boutique

Calvet Couture Bridal Boutique

Jewelry

Emma Lee Designs

Makeup

LUMA Bridal

Wedding Cake

Florida Sweets & Co.

Wedding Invitations

Lattice Tree Studio

Photo Booth

Flash by KWP

Videography

KEJ Productions

Models

Modern Muse

Dia de Los Muertos Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

When the inspiration for an event is Paletas de Piña, you can bet you’re in for a fun and colorful result. The Big Fake Wedding had their first Phoenix event and filled the day with Mexican inspired wedding ideas with loads of bright colors and Dia de los Muertos inspired tablescapes.

cheese cloth table runner - photo by Sunshine and Reign Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico
Above image by Sunshine & Reign Photography

bright wedding ideas inspired by Mexico - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico

Above image by Amanda Photographic

Mexican inspired bouquet - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico

pink wedding invitation - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico
Above images by Amanda Photographic

cheese cloth table runner - photo by Sunshine and Reign Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico
Above image by Sunshine & Reign Photography

dip dyed napkins - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico

cactus menu - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico
Above images by Amanda Photographic

Ruffled - photo by Sunshine and Reign Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico
Above image by Sunshine & Reign Photography

wedding ideas - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico
Above image by Amanda Photographic

Ruffled - photo by Sunshine and Reign Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico

bright wedding ideas inspired by Mexico - photo by Sunshine and Reign Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico
Above images by Sunshine & Reign Photography

lasercut table number - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico
Above image by Amanda Photographic

Ruffled - photo by Sunshine and Reign Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico
Above image by Sunshine & Reign Photography

Mexican inspired wedding ideas - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico

boho cake table - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico

layered naked cake - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/bright-wedding-ideas-inspired-by-mexico

Above images by Amanda Photographic

View all images from this event in the gallery

Be sure to watch the video from Everly Films:

Paleta de Pina Inspiration Board Credits from left to right, top to bottom: Nicole FranzenMarcus NilssonPrimary PetalsJoie LalaDelicious HappensJoan ShumFloret Flower Farm | Board Curator: Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

Wedding Vendors

Photography 

Amanda Photographic , DePoy Studios , Sunshine & Reign Photography

Day-Of Coordination 

Simply Refined Events 

Floral + Event Design: Personal Flowers + Table 1, 5, 9, 11 

Hoot + Holler 

Floral + Event Design: Bar, Sweets Table Decor, Head Table + Table 2, 3, 8, 12 

Dang Fine Rentals & Matiana Mitchell Designs

Floral + Event Design: Registration Table + Table 4, 6, 10 

Stylish Events by Lisa 

Officiant 

Couture Ceremonies 

Venue + Rehearsal Dinner 

Warehouse 215 @ Bentley Projects  

Wedding Dress

Brilliant Bridal 

Hair + Makeup 

FACELABS 

Catering

Arizona Taste Catering , Copper Square Kitchen , M Catering by Michael’s 

Alcohol

Pour Masters + Simply Servers 

Wedding Cake

A Bakeshop 

Dessert

Sweet + Divine Baking 

Ceremony Musician 

Sweetwater Strings 

DJ + Emcee 

Desert House Productions 

Event Rentals

Classic Party Rentals

Vintage Rentals

Tremaine Ranch 

Photo Booth 

Petite Pix - A Photo Booth Company 

Videography

Everly Films 

Stationery: Vibrant Typography 

Kitty Meow: A Creative Boutique

Stationery + Decorative Paper Accents 

River Mama’s Designs

National Sparkling Wine Sponsor 

Ferrari Sparkling Wine

National Travel Vendor

Vendor Bliss by Luxury Concierge

MEDIA PARTNERS

MyWedding, Arizona Weddings Magazine

Mid-Century Mexican Wedding at the Belmont Dallas

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Amber Vickery

Today’s couple Viviana and Dustin describe their wedding style as “Texican,” the perfect fusion of their backgrounds. The two exchanged vows in Dallas with the talented Amber Vickery and Dirt Flowers on hand, but filled the day with nods to Viviana’s Mexican heritage and oodles of bright color and fun floral arrangements. We particularly love the use of floor tiles as table number displays!

mid-century Mexican wedding at the Belmont Dallas - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

From the bride, Viviana: From start to finish, the one word we found ourselves calling the style of our wedding was “Texican”. We came across this word because we are very proud of my Mexican heritage and Dustin’s Texan background. So it was only natural to incorporate these things into our big day. A few things we knew we wanted was to have it outdoors, despite the Texas heat, with fabulous brunch style food. We threw in specialty popsicles for dessert because what’s better than popsicles in the middle of summer?

Dallas wedding - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

wedding shoes - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

Mexican inspired wedding invitation - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

yellow and red bouquet - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

bride and bouquet - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

bright bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

The way we would describe our wedding would be vibrant, colorful, relaxed, and personal. Our color scheme was quite unlimited being that Mexican blankets were the inspiration and used throughout the ceremony and reception. The biggest DIY of the wedding would be my wedding dress. It was a custom designed gown by Lucy Dang Dallas with an embroidered hem that I made by hand. From having a close friend design my wedding dress to Dustin’s dad officiating the ceremony, we wanted to include our family and friends in our celebrations as much as possible. My dad even made a giant jenga set as well as a beautiful prayer bench that we took communion on during the ceremony.

bridal processional - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

bridesmaids during ceremony - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

wedding ceremony - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

ceremony kiss - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

holding the bride's shoes - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

wedding portrait - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

wedding party - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

chalk seating chart - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

I was so excited about the flowers for the wedding and our florist Sonya from Dirt is absolutely amazing! She knew exactly what I was looking for right from the beginning. I trusted her completely and the end result was stunning! The only flower I requested were peonies which are my favorite flower and they were used beautifully throughout the bouquets and centerpieces.

Papel Picado decor - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

tile table number - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

colorful tablescape - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

backyard reception - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

wedding Jenga - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

Mexican inspired wedding - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

tile table number - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

colorful centerpieces - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? It may be cliché but don’t stress yourself out too much during the planning. When the day comes, those small details are the farthest thing from your mind so just enjoy each other… and the food!

cake table - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

wedding cake with bright flowers - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

wedding streamers - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

first dance - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

Ruffled - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

Just Married banner - photo by Amber Vickery http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-mexican-wedding-at-the-belmont-dallas

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Groom’s Processional: The Imperial March from Star Wars
Bridesmaids’ Processional: Concerning Hobbits from The Lord of the Rings
Brides Processional: “Cosmic Love,” Florence and the Machine (acoustic)
Recessional: “Come and Get Your Love,” Redbone
First Dance: “El Paso,” Marty Robbins

From the photographer, Amber Vickery: Viviana and Dustin’s wedding was a perfect fusion of their heritages, he’s from the South and her family is from Mexico. She’s vibrant and a talented fiber artist and he’s a photographer and a little bit quieter. Their wedding was full of lovely, colorful details, I mean, those hot pink heels from Sarah Jessica Parker? And her dress made by Lucy Dang and the bride actually embroidered herself? The details really blew me away. It was incredible.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Amber Vickery

Florist

Dirt Flowers

Venue

The Belmont

Wedding Dress

Lucy Dang

Wedding Shoes

Sarah Jessica Parker

Makeup

Walter Fuentes

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Catering

Smoke

Wedding Cake

Heather Scarborough

Popsicles

Steel City Pops

DJ

Brandon Lyon

Colorful Wedding in Cabo San Lucas

Beach Weddings

Who could resist a destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas? As the bride Madison says, “I wanted a very classy Mexican wedding that was as colorful and complementary to the Cabo surroundings as possible.” Thanks to these images from Ana and Jerome Photography and the skilled coordination of Yarai Peregrino, I’d say the couple nailed it!

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

From the bride, Madison: Most importantly, I wanted a traditional Mexican feel with personal touches throughout. I also was determined to keep it gender neutral so that my husband enjoyed the décor as well. Considering it was a destination wedding we weren’t able to incorporate many DIY projects. However, the “Shake at the Kiss” maracas were a DIY hit!

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

wedding shoes - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

destination wedding invitations - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

groomsmen details - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

papel picado wedding invitations - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

pink bouquet - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas
Flower recipe: My bouquet was a mix of peonies, spray roses, ranunculus, and tons of greenery.

hot pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

ceremony chair decor - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

ceremony decor - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

wedding ceremony - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

I wanted to do something that would enhance the existing beauty of Hacienda. I wanted a lot of color but nothing matchy-matchy. Throughout the planning process, a lot of people asked about my “colors” and “theme” and I would honestly tell them I didn’t have either. I wanted a very classy Mexican wedding that was as colorful and complementary to the Cabo surroundings as possible. Chris and I have been together 10 years and we are lucky to share a lot of the same friends so we wanted to make everything as personal as possible to show our appreciation for their love. The most important part about the wedding for us (from the beginning) was having our pastor (Jeremiah Morris from First Presbyterian Church of Houston) there. It was also really important to us to have a great band that would have everyone dancing and celebrating – they lived up to that expectation! My mom and I left a lot up to our wedding planner, Yarai Peregrino, who exceeded our expectations. She chose the majority of our vendors and could not have done a better job matching them with our personalities. We were thrilled with the way it all turned out. It was the best day of our lives.

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

tropical wedding hair - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

wedding portraits - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

chalkboard signs - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

tropical beach wedding tablescape - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice would be to let go and try to enjoy the process. Chris and I waited 10 years for our moment and we can honestly say it went perfectly. Neither of us could stop smiling the entire night. Your focus should be on one another and everything else will fall in to place.

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

tropical wedding table - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

tropical tablescape - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

chair signs - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

dessert table - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

cake cutting - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
First Dance: “Feelin’ Good Again,” Robert Earl Keen
We had a wonderful band and didn’t leave the dance floor! We requested (and they played) a ton of 80s rock music that everyone (from 10 year-olds to 80 year-olds) enjoyed. For the last hour we had a DJ play some of our favorite 90s hip hop songs – it was such a fun way to end the night!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ana & Jerome Photography

Floral Design

Pina Hernandez

Wedding Coordination

Yarai Peregrino

Venue

Hacienda Beach Residence

Wedding Dress

Watters

Bridal Store

Mia Bridal Couture

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Hair and Makeup

Blanc Bridal Salon

Groomsmen Bow Ties and Cummerbunds

El Rey Apparel

Catering and Desserts

Hacienda Cocina y Cantina

Music

The Kilometros

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

JP Stationery

Punta Mita Destination Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner

Beach Weddings

We have a truly special treat for you all today — not only are we sharing the beautiful destination wedding of Juliana and Marty, but we’ve also got their rehearsal dinner to share as well! Geoff Duncan Photography took the reins behind the camera for both days, which were loaded with entertainment, good food, and breathtaking views.

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

From the bride, Juliana: We wanted to stick to the traditional Mexican theme. Lots of dancing with great food, drinks and music. I really wanted all those who I care about the most to have a wonderful time in a beautiful setting. I love these Mexican tablecloths so we decided we would use them for the dinner tables and coordinate all the colors involved… we used every color. Blue, green, red, orange, pink, yellow, purple. My mother already owned a bunch so we borrowed some of my aunt’s and she stain guarded all of them. She also DIYed the gift bags and water bottles. The gift bags were incredible. My mom went to the market in Mexico and bought the bags and then filled them with the wedding program, Texas Trash, the middle size Herradura tequila, two glass tequila glasses with the cactus in the middle and water bottles with our names on them.

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

rehearsal dinner decor - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita beach wedding - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

beach wedding reception - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

So much fun, right? And now, onto the wedding!

wedding shoes - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

red and orange bouquet - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

wedding ceremony seating - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

wedding programs - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

wedding ceremony - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

wedding ceremony - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

wedding ceremony recessional - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

wedding reception entertainment - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

papel picado table number - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? You know, we didn’t do this but I wish we did — since my wedding my friends have started a photo share on icloud or photocircle. I think it’s a great way to see your wedding from different perspectives and its fun to see how people enjoyed the day when it.s a destination wedding.

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

fire dancer - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

colorful wedding cake - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

Punta Mita destination wedding and rehearsal dinner - photo by Geoff Duncan http://ruffledblog.com/punta-mita-destination-wedding-and-rehearsal-dinner

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
Bridal Processional: Wagner’s Wedding March and Pacelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
First Dance: “How Long Will I Love You,” Ellie Goulding
We combined our first dance with our father daughter dance and mother and groom dance. Marty and I dance for the first 45 seconds and then our parents cut in. I didn’t want this part to be very long so we tried to do it all in one song.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Geoff Duncan

Venue, Flowers, Catering, and Dessert

St. Regis Punta Mita

Wedding Dress

Naeem Khan

Bridal Store

Saks 5th Avenue

Wedding Shoes

Gianvito Rossi

Makeup

Paige Quintanilla

Bridesmaid Dresses

Lela Rose

DJ

DJ Matt Heckman

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Chelsea Scanlan

Every year we look forward to May for one very special reason: Cinco de Mayo. As a holiday that celebrates Mexican heritage and pride, it’s a day full of bright colors and endless inspiration – even for the wedding world! Photographer Chelsea Scanlan put together this fantastic styled shoot chock full of Cinco de Mayo wedding ideas, and we’re completely smitten with every single one.

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From the photographer, Chelsea Scanlan: While visiting the mainland in the spring, I thought it would be a fabulous time to do a little inspiration shoot that I have been dreaming up for a while. A Cinco De Mayo themed inspiration shoot – the festivities are known for bright colors and I thought it would be nice to use those bold colors in a wedding. We all love those pastel colored weddings, but I thought it would be lovely to add a pop of color that could still be fun, yet romantic and classy. I knew the beautiful desert with sage brush, mountains, a touch of gold, and a beautiful couple would be a dream.

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With accents of bright oranges, reds, and pinks for the festivities, it was a fun blend of bright and pastel colors. The gold trim on the table along with an overabundance of colorful cacti and spring flowers made a classic, yet fun table for the bride and groom. A lantern and tall candles brought a little romance to the rustic setting. I had the beautifully talented Avie Designs provide a perfect invitation suite with a stunning cut out invitation in complementary colors that were a perfect bright introduction for guests to the theme of the wedding.

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A simple, classic cake with spring flowers, including magnolias were all that were needed for a simple cake for a romantic, rustic wedding. Orange ombre drinks for cocktail hours or a toast served on a rustic gold tray would be a lovely unique add to the festivities. To bring in a bit of the traditional colors with a modern twist, the couple posed in front of a backdrop full of streamers of various colors – perfect for a fun ending to a wedding. I hoped this shoot would be a perfect blend of classic and a little twist of modern brightness for a fun Cinco De Mayo shoot that brides to be everywhere could enjoy and see that a little pop of color, or adding a little pastel to your wedding colors could be a fun and different twist this 2014.

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Shoot Location: Alpine, UT / Photographer: Chelsea Scanlan / Dress: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Dolce Vita / Hair and Makeup: Carmen Ottens / Shirt: Abbo / Shorts: Calvin Klein / Shoes: Sperry / Stationery: Avie Designs / Models: Carmen Ottens and Chris York

Mexican Ranch Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Inkspot Photography

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than bringing you some Mexican-inspired wedding inspiration from Inkspot Photography! This shoot is jam-packed with great ideas, from the wooden wedding signs to the arrangements of cactus and aloe vera. Diablo Ranch in California provided the ideal backdrop for the visions of the styling team.

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From the photographer, Elise of Inkspot Photography: We wanted to come up with a trendsetting styled shoot to inspire couples planning their own weddings in this upcoming season. Our stylist Mariko thought, what better idea than a Mexico-meets-Western wedding with a classic spin? We were thrilled to be able to photograph this lovely affair at Diablo Ranch in Walnut Creek, CA on Mount Diablo. The fog rolled in through the hills on this February day and made for perfect soft light.

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We chose an intimate setting surrounded by hay bales for the guests to watch our bride and groom get hitched. We covered them with authentic Mexican wool blankets, and surrounded them with collected colored pottery and a custom made chiffon ceremony backdrop. From there the couple headed over to hit their gold pinata and get the fiesta started!

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The reception tabletop was covered in romantic Mexican prayer candles and glass vases filled with pinto beans, flowers and cactus. Bee Curious Designs created our barn wood “Senor & Senora” chair signs tied up with raffia string and we loved utilizing the ranch’s very own vintage saloon bench to complete our table for four. Each guest got to take home their very own raw wood maraca favors! And of course what would a fiesta reception be without a dessert table featuring, churros, lime margarita cupcakes, and hand painted Mexican doll cake toppers? The ranch’s very own retired racehorse “Big Red River” wanted to get in on the fun and cuddled with the happy couple in his floral wreath!

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Shoot Location: Walnut Creek, CA / Photographer: Elise Whittenburg of Inkspot Photography / Stylist: Mariko Giverink / Flowers: Emily Stryker of Green Snapdragon Floral Design / Venue: Diablo Ranch / Wedding Dress: Claire La Faye / Hair and Makeup: Penney Do of PDArtistry / Bridal Spray Tan: Girl On The Glow / Wedding Cake: Lettie Cakes / Plates: Frances Lane / Paper Products: Nariné Birindjian of Sweet + Crafty / Signage: Bee Curious Designs / Stamps: Treasured Fox

Whimsical Austin Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Anahi Weddings

When Robin and Brian began planning their wedding, there were a few things they considered to be most important – one of which was that Sweet Sunday Events had to do the event design. We have to say the couple’s taste is impeccable, as evidenced by how fantastically Sweet Sunday pulled off their big + colorful day. Of course, thanks to Anahi Weddings for capturing all the details!

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From the bride, Robin: When we started planning the wedding, we knew we wanted the venue to be Mercury Hall, that we wanted Sweet Sunday Events to be our planners and design team, and that we wanted a fun, party atmosphere for our friends and family. I fell in love Mercury Hall from my first visit — it’s a hidden gem in the heart of Austin, just a few minutes from downtown. The property has the most gorgeous Live Oak Trees, which Austin is known for, and the building is an old chapel transported from Mercury Texas, with colorful stained glass windows and a charm like no other place I had looked at. Once we set the date for November 1st, I knew I wanted to have a Dia de los Muertos theme. It was an especially meaningful theme for us, because family is so important to the both of us and the holiday actually celebrates family and friends who have passed away before us and the belief that they’re souls join the living on that day in celebration. Both Brian’s mom and dad had passed away recently, and so having a theme that we felt could include them in spirit was important to us.

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Sweet Sunday Events took our vision and made it into a stunning reality. Two of my favorite design elements were the ofrenda and altar they made for us. They built a traditional “ofrenda” that is used in Dia de Los Muertos celebrations. The ofrenda showcased pictures of Brian’s parents and other close family members who had passed away, along with candles, flowers, sugar skulls, and other offerings. It was really touching to have their pictures up all night as a reminder of their presence with us. Our altar was a colorful display of flowers on one side and unforgettable stacked piñatas on the other with streamers that hung from the altar up into the grand Live Oak trees. Katy from Sweet Sunday came up with the idea for the piñatas which added a festive element to the ceremony, and my mom was able to find someone to custom make them in our colors. The piñatas were also used in other places throughout the wedding which was great, and by the end of the night a few of them even made their way onto the dance floor. Our guests LOVED them!

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The first most memorable moment was walking down the aisle with my Dad and seeing Brian standing there waiting for me. The weather was AMAZING – it turned out to be the most beautiful day of the year. It was an evening ceremony, about an hour and half before sunset, and the backdrop was a combination of rays of sunlight shining through the trees down onto the gorgeous altar and our wedding party. My dad walked me down the aisle to ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by The Beatles, which was meaningful in so many ways. I grew up listening to The Beatles with my Dad, so it seemed only natural that he walk me down the aisle to a Beatles song. Also, Brian’s dad had been battling cancer for the 3 years prior to the wedding, and passed away just 2 weeks before the wedding. We had been by his side throughout his fight and his caregivers in the end. Needless to say, we had been dealing with a lot and going through so many mixed emotions throughout the planning process. ‘Here Comes the Sun’ was symbolic for both the past and what we had been going through, and the bright future we now had ahead of us. It truly reflected and gave meaning to what was taking place, and I believe it was a symbolic song for the family as well.

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The second most memorable moment was our first dance. We both didn’t want the traditional slow dance and wanted to show more of our personality and love for Rock n’ Roll. We danced to ‘I’ll Be Your Man’ by The Black Keys and had a blast doing so. We both loved the song, and felt that we would just dance naturally like we do at home or out, so we didn’t practice and just went with it at the moment. We really got into it, and everyone thought we had rehearsed, but it was just us out there doing what we love to do together. I’ll never forget the smiles on everyone’s faces and the loud cheering as we cut the rug. It was awesome.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Even though most planning and decisions seem to be made by the bride, take into account the (probably very few) things that are important to your soon-to-be husband. Brian let me run with the decor, colors, and all the “girly” details, but he wanted to pick the bar selections and song we got introduced to, “Baba O’ Riley” by The Who. The excitement he felt and showed when we were introduced to that song radiated throughout the room and really got the crowd going! It’s easy to get caught up in the nitty-gritty details of planning – because there are SO MANY DETAILS – but keep in mind that the wedding is a celebration of the love you two share, and so the celebration should reflect the both of you. Everyone will have an opinion on what to do or what not to do, but stay true to yourself and it will show on your wedding day. Some of the best decisions we made that resulted in my fondest memories of our wedding were those that would be considered “non-conventional”: our song choices, choosing to celebrate the dead on our wedding day, having piñatas as wedding decor, and last but definitely not least including our beloved Shih Tzu, Maddie, as our Pup of Honor.

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Wedding Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Anahi Weddings / Rentals, Flowers, Coordinating: Sweet Sunday Events / Venue: Mercury Hall / Wedding Gown: Blush Bridal Lounge / Custom Veil: Olga Novosellova / Hair: Jenna Yates of Grapevine Salon / Makeup: Rae Cosmetics / Wedding Caterer and Bar: Pink Avocado / Wedding Cake: Coco Paloma / Ice Cream Truck: Cool Haus / DJ: Altared DJ’s / Papel Picado: Ay Mujer!

Culture-Chic San Diego Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Jackie Wonders

There are a few things in this world I happen to love very much: whimsy, weddings that feel like parties, and lots of color. And this wedding from Jackie Wonders – I think you know where I’m going with this – has it all. Megan and Joey’s wedding at San Diego’s The New Children’s Museum is everything I could hope to see, and I’m supremely excited to share their wedding day with you all!

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From the bride, Megan: Family, friends, fun. We knew that no matter what we decided to include in our wedding, it had to represent the love we have for our family, celebrate our amazing friends, and be a time for our party-goers to let loose and have fun! Also, we wanted to make sure that our wedding reflected the strong ties we have to our cultural traditions. Our color scheme was black and white, with a few pops of color. Our DIYs included Passion Fruit butter favors made by my mother, and I made the table runners.

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Joseph is Mexican-Scottish, and I am Filipino-Irish, born and raised in Hawaii. It was with this in mind that we settled on the theme “culture-chic”, highlighting both of our cultural backgrounds in a classy yet playful way. Having a mariachi band and Day of the Dead cake toppers, as well as homemade passion fruit butter were just a few of the ways we tried to accomplish that. Overall, it was a magical day, one that we replay over and over in our heads. We will never forget the love we felt for each other and from all of the people that came and celebrated with us.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy this time! Don’t lose yourself in the details, and allow planning to consume you. Go on dates with each other and carve time out to talk about non-wedding related things. Remember that as long as the people you love are there, it will be an amazing day.

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “How Beautiful”
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: “Ode to Joy”
First Dance: “Til Kingdom Come,” Coldplay
Father/Daughter Dance: “Happy Ever After In your Eyes,” Ben Harper
Mother/Son Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles

Wedding Location: San Diego, CA / Photographer: Jackie Wonders / Florist: Root 75 / Ceremony Venue: Founders Chapel, University of San Diego / Reception Venue: The New Children’s Museum / Wedding Dress: Tara Keely via Kleinfields / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Sung / Caterer: Continental Catering / Wedding Cake: Heaven Sent / Ceremony Musician: Casey McKinley (friend of the couple) / Reception Music: Mariachi and DJ Andrew / Wedding Invitations: Minted

Mexican Fiesta Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Adrienne Gunde

Ready for an injection of color? Viviana and Michael wanted to show their guests coming all the way from Australia what a traditional Mexican fiesta would look like, complete with papel picado, a mariachi band, and ballet folklorico dancers. Ninfa’s Flowers set the floral tone for the day, and Adrienne Gunde did her usual spectacular job behind the camera!

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From the bride, Viviana: As my new family (husband’s family) were from Australia, we had quite a few Australians flying to Los Angeles for our wedding so we decided to make it a Mexican fiesta-themed wedding to incorporate Mexican traditions into a modern wedding which most Aussies would not have normally experienced. A mariachi and margaritas were must-haves for us, as was Mexican food and we wanted it to be very colourful! We are both very laid back people so above all we wanted our day to be relaxed and fun for everyone, but we also wanted to keep the decor/ambience classy and I think it turned out just like that.

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We sourced all of our Mexican fiesta-themed items ourselves from Downtown LA (e.g. the clay vases, clay cups, Mexican treats, papel picado) and my Dad had also had a recent trip to Mexico to visit my grandma, so he brought back the colourful maracas, colourful table runners, and ribbons from that trip. We weren’t sure how it was all going to come together until the day. My dad had the vision for where to hang the papel picado and I’d just hoped it wouldn’t look like a circus… which luckily in the end didn’t! We had so many compliments from the Mexican staff at the venue saying they’d never seen a wedding so beautiful! Loved the compliments.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I would say book all the big things (e.g. venue, ceremony, music..) that you care most about as early as you can, and then don’t stress too much about the other/minor things. Think about the things that matter the most to you, which in our case was… good food, good music, and a good celebrant… and spend time/money on those things that you want, but then try not to get caught up/stressed in the other details that are secondary to the things you care about. It’s easy to get caught up in the hoopla of wedding details but if it wasn’t important to you when you first started planning, don’t sweat it so much when the time comes.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Stairway to Heaven,” Led Zeppelin (played by mariachi band)
First Dance: “Thank You,” Led Zeppelin

Wedding Location: Altadena, CA / Photographer: Adrienne Gunde / Flowers: Ninfa’s Flowers / Venue: Altadena Country Club / Wedding Dress: Bought in Bangkok, Thailand / Hair: Kelly Zhang / Makeup: Lori Leib of Bodyography / Wedding Cake: Merengue Bakery / Officiant: Great Officiants

Frida Kahlo Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Amber Vickery

Today’s styled shoot, sent to us by photographer Amber Vickery, hits every one of our favorite buttons: incredible floral design from Rosehip Flora, impeccable photography, an artistic inspiration, and even has a surprise animal guest! True to Amber’s vision, this wedding shoot effortlessly juxtaposes feminine wedding design with a masculine setting, taking place in the Texas countryside.

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From the photographer, Amber Vickery: I designed and photographed this styled bridal shoot around Frida Kahlo and her incredible paintings and style. I wanted this shoot to be rich in color and texture and have pops of vintage Mexican elements but also have very modern colors. The shoot took place at Rancho Mirando Guest Ranch, a hacienda in the Texas Hill Country and was the perfect backdrop for my vision. I really loved juxtaposing rougher, desert elements with vibrant feminine hues, embroidered fabrics, and florals.

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Frida Kahlo has always been a huge inspiration to me – not only for her amazing paintings but also her style. I knew when beginning to design this styled bridal shoot, I wanted to mix the vibrant, colorful nature of her paintings and clothing with the natural, desert landscape. I love juxtaposing the rougher, more textural elements with bold, playful feminine colors. We photographed at an amazing hacienda in the Texas Hill Country and couldn’t have found a more amazing location. There were donkeys running around and so many perfect elements that complimented my vision for the shoot.

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Shoot Location: Fischer, TX / Photographer: Amber Vickery Photography / Floral Design: Rosehip Flora / Shoot Venue: Rancho Mirando / Hair Stylist: Trashy Roots Salon

Pink San Francisco Christmas Wedding

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If you’re a fan of pink, then just settle right in and prepare yourself for this wonder from The Goodness! Erica and Andrew’s wedding is a shining example of all things pink and sparkly with heaping touches of Mexican tradition. Pair up all these beauties with crafty and bright paper goods from The Goodness, and you’ve got a Christmas wedding we’re just wild about!

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From the bride, Erica: Andrew and I had been together for 11 years before we married and were thrilled to be making it official. In the Mexican culture weddings are a major rite of passage, so getting those Catholic and Mexican parts of the ceremony right was critical. Our mass included the lasso (mine was pink, of course), the arras (coins), and the bouquet to the Virgin Mary (which I made).

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Andrew and I don’t get to share holidays with all of our family every year (most of my family lives in Los Angeles), so more than anything we wanted to create a wedding weekend that felt like Christmas. The kind we wish we could have every year: church (of course), a huge dinner, dancing, music, and fun. Being the Type A gal that I am and being an Studio Art Major in college I could not help but see our event as one giant meticulously organized art project. Creating an emotional reaction with your audience is the biggest high for an artist, so hearing Ooooh’s and Aaaah’s was paramount. I envisioned a vintage pink Christmas that sparkled and glowed visually and for our guests was delicious, elegant, memorable, fun and most important personal.

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San Francisco wedding planning was exciting — the entire city is a photo op; however, as a hands-on kind of person I was afraid I was going to hand over control to a total stranger at some hotel, but we were able to find a location and vendors that helped us keep it personal. We chose the Century Club because we could have the building to ourselves, make it our own, and most importantly choose our own vendors (florist, DJ, caterer, etc). Andrew and I are foodies, it was critical that we choose our own menu and our caterer (a family friend) created a dazzling Christmas menu with OUR favorites. We had an amuse bouche of shrimp and lime sauce, a beet and goat cheese salad, and a duel entry of turkey mashed potatoes steak and faro dressing with cranberry sauce and parsnips. Griselda was fabulous, she even cut beets into the shape of hearts for our “Heart Beets” goat cheese salad. Our cake was a gorgeous and delicious with pink butter cream icing with gold glitter and my parents wedding topper.

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Although we wanted a vintage Christmas theme we didn’t want green and red. Pink was our color, the uplighting made our vision come to life and keeping the banquet room door closed during the cocktail hour made for a dramatic reveal for our guest as they Oooh’ed and Aaah’ed while entering the glowing room to Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory song “Pure Imagination.” Our most important choice however had to have been our photographers, The Goodness, who besides being amazing photographers create equally beautiful stationary. They helped elevate our visions from homemade to polished showstoppers, and allowed me to be myself every step of the way. They even created a logo for our wedding which we lovingly plastered on everything from mailing labels, water bottles, to the welcome bags we provided at the hotel.

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San Francisco can get foggy all year long and in December forgetaboutit! But on December 3, 2011 it could not have been more beautiful, sunny clear skies set the stage for a magical day. I walked the aisle with my father to a cantor singing Ave Maria which echoed in the gorgeous and historical church. We were photographed at the Palace of Fine Arts and Crissy Field with the Golden Gate Bridge in the back ground, all places which have been in so many of my childhood memories as well as my memories as a couple. Our families made the day everybit as meaningful, memorable, complete with dance offs and hilarious photo booth pictures. The whole day felt like the most magnificent and lovely Pink Christmas imaginable.

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Wedding Location: San Francisco, CA / Wedding Photographer, Stationery, and Paper Goods: The Goodness / Ceremony Venue: St. Ignatius Church / Reception Venue: Century Club of California / Wedding Flowers: Laurel Designs / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: BCBG / Bride’s Necklace: J. Crew / Hair: Drybar San Francisco / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Macy’s / Groom’s Suit: English Laundry at Nordstrom / Groom’s Tie: Ben Sherman / Wedding Caterer: Griselda’s Catering / Wedding Cake: Two for Two Cakes / Chocolate Fountain: Chocolate Fountains Delite / DJ and Photobooth: Denon & Doyle / Crepe Paper: Castle in the Air / Officiant: Fr. Al Grosskopf, S.J.

Cinco de Mayo Wedding

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The Goodness

We’re so excited to feature this Cinco de Mayo wedding sent to us by The Goodness, who served as not only the photographers but also designed all of the wedding invitations and paper goods for Lizeth and Luis’ wedding day! True to Cinco de Mayo tradition, their day is full of color and delicious treats for their guests, including a show-stopping wedding cake from Just Cakin’ It.

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From the bride, Lizeth: The day of our wedding I felt calm and at peace, I have always been confident Luis and I were meant to be, I was content and relieved the time to celebrate our love was finally here. I couldn’t help but feel pleasantly overwhelmed at how many of our friends and family were present to help us celebrate our special day.


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Luis and I have always been proud our culture and celebrate it every chance we get, so we chose our date accordingly Cinco de Mayo, 2012. We wanted to highlight many of our cultures contributions which included: tequila, tacos, beer, jarritos, aguas frescas, sweet bread, buñuelos, candy, paper flowers, piñatas and finally lots of color.


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My favorite moment was our first look, it allowed us to spend some quality time with each other and we were able to take in and appreciate our special day… I have to thank Lisa and Geoff for suggesting we have this moment!


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Any advice for future brides planning their weddings now? Make your fiancé take charge of some of the planning and give him deadlines. Luis was in charge of venue, food, and music/entertainment. I wish I would have given him deadlines! Delegate work to friends and family and be open to their ideas. My mother made all the paper flowers she also came up with the idea of adding paper flowers to the burlap fabric; it turned out to be a great back drop to the candy and cake table. Hit up the wedding blogs! I was obsessed with Ruffled, I knew I was going to do much of the decorations myself and used this blog to provide inspiration and DIY tutorials.


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Cinco de Mayo wedding

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Cinco de Mayo wedding

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Wedding Location: Sacramento, CA / Wedding Photographer and Invitations: The Goodness / Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Parish / Reception Venue: Winter’s Community Center / Wedding Flowers: Sterlitzia / Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia / Wedding Shoes: Zappos / Bride’s Veil: Elegant Lace Bridal / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Casa Flores Imports / Groom’s Suit: INC / Wedding Caterer: Tacos Gonz / Wedding Cake: Just Cakin’ It / Margaritas: Rent-a-Drink Margarita Machine / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Dinnerware Supplies: Smarty Had a Party / Papel Picado: Casa Bonampak / Wedding Music: Banda Tierra de Oro and Mariachi Real Monarcas / Officiant: Father Gomez

Mexican Inspired Florals

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Don’t these colors give you a jolt of happiness? These fiesta inspired floral arrangements from Bows and Arrows are absolutely divine, from the bouquet with its loose ribbons to the incredibly unique boutonnieres for the gents! Natalie of nbarrett photography captured this shoot that is simply a goldmine of gorgeous inspiration on any budget. We just can’t help ourselves but obsess over those mini terra cotta pots with bold blooms, paired with confetti and die cut place cards, all designed to perfection.


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Centerpiece Flowers: Coral Charm Peony / Garden Roses / Ranunculus / Fritillary / Scabiosa / Millet / Poppy / Lavender / Tulips / Jasmine / Poppy Pods / Sweet Pea / Astrantia / Sarah Bernhard Peony

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Boutonniere Flowers: Ranunculus / Clover / Kangaroo Paw / Poppy Pods / Millet

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Bouquet Flowers: Poppy / Ranunculus / Bronze Fennel / Coral Charm Peony / Scabiosa / Garden Roses / Fritillaria / Tulips


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Wedding Vendors (Dallas, TX):

Wedding Photographer: nbarrett photography / Wedding Flowers and Styling: Bows and Arrows / Wedding Stationery: Southern Fried Paper

Cinco de Mayo Elopement Inspiration

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In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, Rebekah Carey McNall of A & B Creative dreamed up of a gorgeous elopement story in Mexico. These images captured by Delbarr Moradi are just dripping with color and festive flair. The florals created by Crimson Horticulture Rarities complete the vision perfectly like the last piece of this fiesta puzzle.

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From the event stylist, Rebekah of A & B Creative: Our inspiration for the design of this shoot came from a love of Mexican scenery and how varied it can be; from dry and arid to lush and bright. We transitioned that adoration into the design of our shoot by using the rich warm wood of our farm tables, antique spools, and a caramel colored hide and juxtaposing it against the bright cigar boxes, patterned plates, peonies, ranunculus, vintage Mexican textiles and with pops of gold and blue.


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Doña Tomás was the ideal venue and the sun drenched courtyard is perfect for an intimate elopement. The inside of the restaurant features gorgeous architectural pieces they brought back from Mexico and their tres leche cake was to-die-for. They even have a rich red colored wall named the “Frida” wall!


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In fact, the bride’s hair was inspired by Frida Kahlo’s classic band of flowers, but I wanted to make it feel more modern and unique. Together with Yesenia and Crimson Hort we designed a band of flowers for the nape of the bride’s neck, beneath her bun, to bring the look into a new era.


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Crimson Horticulture Rarities helped us to continue our juxtaposed look by designing the florals with oranges and perfectly bright blooms, tucked into brightly colored cigar boxes, against the muted tones of the airplants, antlers and antique spools.


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The bride’s different attire looks were again showing the variations of the theme. First, a rich blue lace top over a silk sheath gown with pops of orange and pink coming from her shoes, display the colors of a sunset in the mountains. A bright pink chiffon top with floral detailing reflected in the petal accents of her gown and the flowers in her hair, show the warm hue you can imagine in the valleys. Lastly, her cream colored dress and vintage Mexican belt show an arid desert palette.


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Wedding Vendors (Oakland, CA):

Venue Location and Cake: Doña Tomás / Wedding Photographer: Delbarr Moradi / Event Design and Styling, Farm Table Rentals: Rebekah Carey McNall of A & B Creative / Wedding Flowers: Crimson Horticulture Rarities / Tea Length Dress: Laundry by Shelli Segal / Floral Bottomed Gown: The Limited / Blue and pink tops: Anthropologie / Bride’s Shoes: Colin Stuart for Victoria’s Secret / Bride’s Jewelry: Nadri and Esqueleto / Bride’s Belt: Vintage / Groom’s Suit: Banana Republic / Groom’s Shirts, shoes, and tie: Vintage / Makeup: Nikol Elaine Artistry / Hair: Yesenia Guinea / Vintage Rentals: Mignonne Decor / Dinner Plates: Anthropologie / Glass Plates: Crate & Barrel / Model: Marissa Marquez

A & B Creative is a member of our wedding vendor guide Blue Label.

Michigan Winter Wedding

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We just love brides who are able to think far outside of the box. When bride Mariana fell in love with a little coffee shop, she wasn’t afraid to ask the owner if she had considered holding a wedding there. A few months and many creative projects later, Mariana and her groom Brian were exchanging vows at Circa 1843, bringing together Michigan’s charm and Mexican decor. Thanks to Jen Lynne for allowing us to share her photos!

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From the bride, Mariana (who also owns Swell Papel on Etsy): The style was definitely inspired from the ideas that I found on Ruffled! I love the personalized feeling of DIY and vintage styles and I thought it would be great for the small wedding I was planning. I knew I wanted lots of luminaries hanging from the ceiling. I also wanted small, subtle hints from Mexico, where I am originally from. I accomplished this by having custom papel picado (cut paper) made by a group of artisans in Puebla, Mexico. The papel picado had our names cut out and were hanging over the reception area like banners.

Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

My husband likes craft beers and so we had a wide variety of brews we enjoy for our guests! I am a total coffee snob so we also had “his and hers” coffee drinks that were prepared by Circa 1843’s barista. Delicious!

Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

My color scheme was the colors of ice cream. I know it sounds silly, but I just love warm vanilla beiges mixed with mint, raspberry, and peach. I love ice cream and it kind of just translated into the colors that I ended up using.

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Alminton Winter wedding in Michigan Circa 1843

I used the free downloads available on Ruffled and made by Carolynn of Two Brunettes to do the buffet signs, the wedding programs, and the table signs. I used my professional Epson printer that I use for my Etsy print shop, so it was super easy to get quality prints! They turned out great! I loved the little leaf designs. I also made the wedding wreath that hung outside the venue’s main entrance. It took some time and some help from my super creative mom to put the finishing touches on it. My amazing mom also made my bouquet.

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Wedding Songs:
Processional: Bach’s Suite for solo cello no 1 in G, prelude
Recessional: The Cure, “Just Like Heaven” interpreted in violin and cello
First Dance: Frank Sinatra, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”

Wedding vendors (Almont, Michigan):

Reception Venue: Circa 1843 / Wedding Photographer: Jen Lynne Photography / Wedding dress: J. Crew / Faux fur cover-up: Macy’s / Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Hair and makeup: Star Tallman and Stephanie of Runway Salon & Spa / Groom’s suit: Kenneth Cole Reaction / Ceremony musician: Panache Group / Catering: Victoria’s Delights / Wedding cupcakes: Rockin’ Cupcakes / Wedding invitations: Rachel from Benign Objects / Luminaries: Luna Bazaar

Spanish Revival Wedding

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There’s something about weddings with an exotic flair that makes my heart pitter-patter. This wedding, sent to us by Christa Rose of Floral Designs by Christa Rose is no different: hand-crafted boxes of succulents, bouquets of almost every color in the rainbow, and plentiful details alluding to the couple’s heritage. Plus, that venue? Sign me up for the next plane, please…

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From Christa Rose of Floral Designs by Christa Rose:
Their wedding and reception took place at Casa Romantica, a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival estate overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean in San Clemente, CA. The ceremony was out on the bluff with a long stretch of ocean and sunny skies as a backdrop. They had mariachis to serenade them down the aisle and into the reception – how awesome is that!

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When Carmen first came to me, she knew her venue but didn’t quite know which direction to go in. As soon as she told me she liked succulents, the ball started rolling. She and her fiancé found unfinished planters boxes from IKEA and stained them a dark wood color to go with the beams and style of the Casa. The boxes were just perfect for succulents! I decided that it was more sustainable to plant the succulents rather than use cut stems for the centerpieces. This way, guests could take home the centerpieces and enjoy their beauty even after the wedding. I hosted a planting party and had a few of Carmen’s friends and family over to help with the centerpieces (wine was involved!). It was so much fun to get everyone involved in a hands-on project and even teach them some new things.

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Carmen and I had discussed flowers and decor for the ceremony but decided to leave it as it was since the natural setting was already breathtaking. Carmen had the best attitude and was so easy to work with – she told me a bit of her style and let me run with it. I always get excited when brides let me do this because I can create something that is a little unexpected. I loved the boutonnieres – they were made up of succulents, craspedia (aka billy balls) and a single rose. I wrapped them all with burlap and tied them with raffia. They were the perfect complement to the rest of the wedding flowers.

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From the bride, Carmen: Most of our inspiration for our wedding day was from Casa Romantica. We knew as soon as we walked in that this was the perfect venue for us! The Spanish feel it had and all the beautiful gardens, but most of all the VIEW… it was amazing. We really wanted to keep it simple with the decor and make it “us”. I knew as soon as I was engaged that I wanted to incorporate succulents as my centerpieces and our first DIY project was to make our centerpieces. We purchased planter wood boxes from IKEA and Elmer stained ALL the boxes. Our floral designer, Christa Rose, really helped put my vision together and did an amazing job with all the arrangements. I was sooo in LOVE with my bouquet. I couldn’t have done most of our DIY projects without our friends and family. My brother is an AMAZING artist and he created our guest sign in tree, for guest to “leaf us a note” when they entered the venue. He made a painting of “Dia de los muertos” for us as a present and we displayed it at our wedding. My sister purchased all the jaritos from Mexico and we used them as favors for guest to take home and had a Day of the Dead groom and bride by our cake. Other DIY projects we did were our escort cards, moss letter initials, table numbers and chalkboard menus.

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spanish revival wedding

I fell in love with my bracelet; I had been drooling over it online and finally had the guts to just purchase it from JCrew. I knew I wanted to wear flats, so I went with Steve Madden gold flats. My sister (MOH) gave me the flower that I wore in my hair which was from Mexico! Elmer is a die hard Dodger fan, so i thought he would love it for me to wear a Dodger garter that I purchased from Etsy.

My most memorable moment was our first look. We decided we wanted to see each other before the ceremony. Best decision ever… I was so nervous and as soon as I saw Elmer all my nerves went away. It was intimate and I also never thought that he would get teary eyed.

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Advice for brides planning: I think the most important thing is to have fun with the planning process and relax! It doesn’t have to be so stressful. Hire a coordinator! I really think if I didn’t have a coordinator everything wouldn’t have run as smoothly as it did.

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Wedding Vendors (San Clemente, CA):

Venue: Casa Romantica / Floral Designer: Floral Designs by Christa Rose / Wedding planner: In the Now Weddings / Wedding Photographer: Aaron Shintaku / Wedding Dress: Marisol / Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden / Caterer: Iva Lees / Wedding Cake and Cookies: Groom’s Parents / DJ: Elegance Elegancia / Hair and Make-up: Beauty and the Beach / Bridesmaids’ dresses: J. Crew / Bridesmaids’ shoes: Steve Madden / Wedding Invitations and paper goods: Etsy & Paper Source

Floral Designs by Christa Rose is a member of Blue Label.

Vintage Mexican Wedding

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This lovely intimate wedding shot by the talented Erin and Randy from He and She Photography had a little less than 20 guests! Brant and Morgan had their ceremony at a charming church then had their reception at 1500 Ocean Restaurant in San Diego. I love the bride’s wedding dress draped detail and birdcage veil/hat! Despite the rain and wind Erin and Randy got great images of just the couple:

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Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
I love, looove this photo of the bride and her bridesmaids:
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead

Ceremony music: Michael Gonzales
Flowers: The Flower Corner
Groom & Bridesmaids: J Crew
Bride’s dress: Reverie
Dinner and cake: 1500 Ocean Restaurant

Vintage Mexican Wedding Ideas

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Reader Kristan is having a vintage wedding in Mexico and asked me if I had some ideas. While browsing for vintage wedding dresses on Etsy the other day, this one popped in my screen. That’s what it started my avalanche of ideas!

Vintage Mexican wedding dress from Value Vintage. The gauzy fabric must be a dream to wear. Loving the crochet details.

Vintage Mexican Wedding Dress

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