Have you ever wanted to throw a big fiesta for your friends and family? Well, that’s exactly what Kyle and Kelsey did. This vibrant wedding with Mexican inspired details is everything you could ask for in a fiesta. Wonderfully captured by Ely Fair Photography and beautifully designed by GATHER Events, no detail was spared. Not to mention these florals by Juniper Designs just scream fiesta. Once you see these photos and read about how it came together from the bride herself, you too could be throwing a fiesta wedding!
From the bride, Kelsey: Kyle and I were mainly acquaintances in college. I know we were Facebook friends, but neither one of us can remember how that occurred. After college, Kyle got a Bernese Mountain dog, which I was obsessed with through Facebook pictures. Sometime around then Kyle asked me to go on a dog walking date with my rescue pup. Even though Kyle’s dog was a little crazy on the leash, we’ve been together ever since. Kyle proposed at the Oklahoma City Zoo by the elephant exhibit on a perfect rainy day. The elephants were trumpeting and running around, which I had never seen before and made the day even better!
Kyle and I wanted to have a very intimate ceremony with the people that mean the most to us. We decided to have a 50 person ceremony of our closest family and friends and a big party afterwards with the rests of our friends and family. It was wonderful to be able to look at the people who were at the ceremony and know we had a special relationship with each of them. It was also important to us that everyone have a great time, so we tried to make the day as fun as possible with as many bright colors imaginable. We decided to go with a Fiesta theme to really encourage our guest to have a blast! And honestly… who doesn’t want to have piñatas at their wedding?
Our favorite memory of the day would have to be our first look. It was wonderful to be able to see each other and special moment for just us before the rest of the day’s activities. Our photographers were great about giving us enough time to enjoy each other in that special moment.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Your wedding day is really only about two people. Your future spouse and yourself. If what makes you happiest is an elopement or a grand country club wedding, do that! You all are beginning the first day of the rest of your life. Everything that Kyle and I chose to do, we did it with that idea in mind. Sometimes I think couples get caught up in what is expected of them, rather than what would make them the happiest on their wedding day.
From the event designers, GATHER Events: When Kelsey described her wedding day, she wanted it to be festive and colorful, like a Mexican fiesta. We filled the room with gorgeous textured flowers created by Juniper Designs. The arrangements were full of King Protea, ranunculus, garden roses, roses, seeded eucalyptus, spray roses, brunia, and variegated kale. We kept the linens neutral so that we could emphasize the beautiful arrangements. For the head table, we added a vibrant Mexican table runner to add to the fiesta theme. Throughout the venue we were able to add special touches such as mini piñatas and Papel Picado flags made by the talented Lula Flora Designs. Kelsey wanted a colorful backdrop that she could use for her ceremony and then transform to her photo booth backdrop. The cakes by Amy Cakes were stunning! We loved how they were designed to look like a Mexican textile and the sugar skull was so unique. Thanks to The Wavetone’s the guests were able to dance the night away. The wedding turned out to be a perfect fiesta for the bride and groom!