A Colourful International Wedding with Mexican Flare – Xaviera & Felix
Oh my gosh, weddings with a Mexican flare make my heart sing and Xaviera’s & Felix’s beautiful outdoor wedding is no exception! Not only are the colours absolutely gorgeous but there were so many DIY details in their day that created such a hand made and personal feel to their wedding! I absolutely adore everything about it and I know you will too…
How we chose our venue:
When Felix and I began planning our wedding we knew a few things for certain. It had to be outside, it had to be in or around Austin, and it was going to be a special event that would reflect both of our unique personalities and backgrounds. Because of logistics, the wedding had to be in July…in Texas. Hello Heat!! After exploring various venues, we came across The Mercury Hall and knew it was the spot. It is this great rustic chapel surrounded by gorgeous giant oak trees in South Austin. Now we could have an outdoor ceremony, and get a reprieve from the heat inside. Beautiful!
How we chose our theme:
Felix is from Portugal and I am from Laredo, TX. His only requests with regards to the decoration was that the wedding remain elegant and we had to have white to symbolise peace and tranquility at the ceremony site. I knew I wanted colors with a Mexican flare. He and I were relocating to Dallas and I began to feel overwhelmed, so I enlisted the brilliant Celeste Quesada with Craftbox Agency to help me plan. She brilliantly morphed my colorful, random, budget minded ideas into our beautiful “Colorful International Wedding.”
We knew we had to stay within a budget, here is what we did:
Save the Date: Felix took a beautiful picture in Zilker Park and sent out save the date emails using www.paperlesspost.com.
Invites: www.weddingpaperdivas.com The invitations were adorable and thick enough to lend themselves as coasters!
Flowers: I made about 130 tissue paper flowers and decorations for the chairs at the ceremony. I enlisted a few friends to drink and collect Mexican soda bottles and Antonio Bond, my AMAZING florist magically mixed paper and natural flowers to create beautiful elegant accents and centre pieces. I almost started crying when I walked in and saw how beautiful everything had turned out.
Cakes: I had two friends offer to provide the cakes. My dear friend, Selena made the adorable grooms cake: A homemade carrot made to look like the mascot of the Porto Dragones-Felix’s favorite soccer team. The wedding cake was made by this local woman (Victoria Moralez) who bakes out of her house. It was also a gift from a dear friend of mine.
Fans and Accents: My mother and sister went in search of the perfect fans and accents. The fans that were bought were made in Mexico and bought in Laredo (they were the same price as the paper fans you buy online and quickly fall apart). I love going to people’s houses today and seeing my wedding fans still in use!
Food/Alcohol/Music: We kept it all local using La Cocina de Consuelo who cooked homemade Mexican Food, Steven Moya (out of San Antonio) as the DJ who perfectly blended, Portuguese music, Mexican music, and fun contemporary dance music…there was A LOT of dancing!! We had an open bar with fresh squeezed Margaritas as our signature cocktail. Our beer was Tecate (we met on Tecate Tuesday) and Fireman’s Four, a Texas beer.
Pedi-Cab: We left the wedding in a pedicab driven by a trainer named Samantha that I knew from the gym.
Guest Gifts: We had koozies made in buld (very affordable) and people took their lovely Mexican fans.
Guest Sign in: I cut and stamped card stock in stored them in a lovely cigar box I bought at a garage sale.
Picture/Memory room: We both have such wonderful friends and family, I gave Celeste some ideas and pictures for a display room and it was just beautiful how it came to life!!
Two words for our wedding night: Perfectly Magical!!
Fab Suppliers: Photographer: Andy Sams Photography//Musicians:Austin Mariachi//Event Planner: Craftbox Agency//Cinema and Video: Galt Productions// Caterer: La Cocina de Consuelo//Reception Venue: Mercury Hall//Fashion Designer: Mindy Orsak//DJ:Steven Lee Moya//Floral Designer: Transplants// Submitted via Two Bright Lights // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas // Save the dates: Paperless Post // Ceremony Music: Felix’s best childhood friend from Portugal // Mariachi: Mariachi Estrella // Videography: Galt Productions //
I couldn’t agree more, perfectly magical sums it up completely! Is it weird that I wish I was a guest at this wedding just so I could enjoy the Mexican music, drink margaritas and dance the night away?!
Much Bespoke Love