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Cinco de Mayo Elopement Inspiration

Cinco de Mayo Elopement Inspiration

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.

mexican hanging tapestries

pink wedding shoes
mexican soda drinks

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.

mexican hanging tapestries

hanging airplant centerpiecesorange groomsmen boutonnieres

unique wedding bands

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!

vivid purple bouquet
newlyweds drinking tequila
pink gold wedding shoes
unique wedding bands

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.

purple orange wedding centerpieces
mexican inspired wedding shoot delbarr moradi
pink ranunculus centerpiecesbrides wearing pink

tres leches strawberries cake

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.

bridal hair with flowers

bride in white dressmexican inspired reception centerpieces

engraved cake cutter

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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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

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.

View Comments (16)
  • Love the unique tablescape and many intricate and festive details!

  • This is amazing! I love the use of colors and the incorporation of Latino culture into the photo shoot. I think the cactus in the wine glasses was a creative touch I never would have thought of, but adds a pop to the table that pulls everything else together. I can hardly wait to see more from this designer!

  • Wow this is truly gorgeous! I love the combination of bright, colorful details and natural ones. Beautiful!

  • Thank you so much for featuring this shoot Amanda, it was so much fun to design and I love how it turned out. Looks even better on the blog! 😉

  • thank you so much for the feature, Amanda! It was a dream to shoot…always fun collaborating with these talented women!

  • The colors are wonderful! And the bride’s belt is great, love the textile combos!

  • Such fun colors and festive elements!! The groom is particularly dashing.

  • I enjoyed seeing the vintage Mexican tapestry which tied in with the lovely flowers adorning the bride’s hair. I love flowers for the hair – not done enough for weddings! But *you* did it!!!!

  • Beautifully designed and executed! Congratulations, A & B Creative!

  • Beautifully designed and executed. Perfect timing!

  • The hot pink and orange heels worn in this wedding are stunning!! I’m attending my brothers wedding in May and these shoes would go perfect with my dress. I’ve tried hunting them down but cannot find them. I was wondering whether you could tell me what brand they are or where i could find them? It would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks heaps.

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