Fiesta Wedding Celebration
This Fiesta Inspired Backyard wedding had all of the perfect touches. The bride wanted to incorporate her heritage by including handmade details from her parents hometown in Mexico.
From the handblown colorful wine glasses the bride gifted her bridesmaids, to the unique color each girl's robe and bridesmaids dress was, the theme was apparent from the start. A vibrant, boho, fiesta was in store for everyone. The flower girls donned hand embroidered vintage Mexican style dresses, and wore vibrant flower crowns
As the guests arrived they were welcomed by a Mariachi band that came from Mexico. They played lively music as the 200+ guests trickled in setting the tone for the rest of the night. The guests came in through an Arbor the was full of colorful paper poms. The ceremony and reception was at the grooms parents home. The ceremony site had stunning views of the forest and in the distance Mt. Rainier. Each chair had a hand painted Morocco with the bride and grooms name and wedding date, this also acted as the gifts the couple gave their guests. Each chair also had a satchel of Mexican Confetti to throw once they became Mr. & Mrs. This was such a fun touch. Especially since the bride had confetti in her hair for the rest of the night. Instead of an arbor the couple had there florist create two gorgeous colorful flower pillars.
The reception site continued with the Fiesta theme. The Mariachi band continued into Happy hour, where the guests sipped on local beer and Mexican coca cola. They snacked on fresh salsa, guacamole and other goodies provided by the Brides families local Mexican Restaurant. The table runners were full of color and handmade in Mexico. They laid on blue lines, and had individual lanterns with the wedding date engraved. These of course were also made in Mexico. The head table was simple but did not lack personality or color. The beautifully hand embroidered floral linen was decorated wth a gorgeous floral center piece and flanked by small cactuses. They of course had their own handblown glasses on the table. The large white tent had a gorgeous hanging flower center piece, full of color. The cake table was anchored with large red letters that spelled AMOR. The wedding cake was a fun, vibrant three tiered cake decorated with Spanish flowers.
One of my favorite parts of the Reception was the father daughter dance. Once again the Mariachi band picked up as the bride and her father danced The traditional Mexican Hat Dance. It was so full of energy, as the bride twirled around her fathers sombrero. The crowd came to life.
The bride and groom snuck away during sunset from some incredible golden hour photos. The light streamed in through the forest as the groom twirled his bride around and around. Her dress was amazing, and moved so well. Definatly a tip for future brides, think about the way you dress moves. Movement can add so much life to images.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this day unique!
Video: Todd Swain
Make Up: Primp Lash and Beauty Boutique
Cake: Unadulterated Cakery
Flower: Rusted Vase Floral Co.
Catering: Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant, Bitterroot Bbq,
Hair: Madison and Julia from Violette Salon and Beauty Bar