A CHARMING COLORFUL DIY WEDDING THATS FULL OF THAT MEXICAN FLAIR
If you are as obsessed with Mexico and its culture as we are, then you might also be thinking of weaving a little Mexican flair into your wedding day? Is that you? Well, today’s wedding is going to be right up your ‘calle’ (street). Claudia & Jason’s DIY Spanish inspired celebration features the most amazing colorful ceremony altar, which also served as their reception backdrop and the bride, keen to share her Mexican heritage had her mum fly in her statement shawl and belt along with many other cultural items for the day. Check it out!
“Jason and I wanted to make our wedding a very fun and stress free affair. We are a very laid back couple who love to camp and hike, so we didn’t want to do anything out of sync with our personalities when it came to our wedding.” Began Claudia.
“We picked ‘Day of the Dead’ as our theme and wanted to make sure there was plenty of color and love throughout the celebration. We wanted to include all family members (alive or dead) so the theme seemed appropriate. We were starting our spiritual journey and what better way to do it.”
“We started planning out the wedding details in October 2015 and collecting bits and pieces of decorations then. Since my mother was in Mexico and would be flying in for the wedding, we asked her for a few things to bring back. I wanted to have a lot of my culture (I’m Mexican) shown throughout our wedding and my wonderful husband was happy to oblige.” She explained.
“My sister helped us tremendously when it came to putting the wedding together. She helped me make all the tissue paper flowers for the flower wall, put together the cactus and succulent centerpieces, and put together the bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids. She also, along with family and friends, helped decorate the venue and coordinate all of the “moments” for the wedding.”
“Our pictures were done by Jessica Williams of Jessica Williams Studio and she did a fantastic job. I fell completely in love with the pictures and the beauty of the moments she was able to capture. She was so energetic and positive that she helped everyone feel relaxed in each picture. I really liked all her advice on poses – a bride always wants to look her best.” Claudia added.
“The wedding day was filled with excitement and plenty of drinks to help us all along. The party itself was everything we had wanted. We had fun dancing, eating, drinking, and sharing every moment with our family and friends. We even played flip cup (that’s just how we roll :-p). I had never seen Jason dance so much. It was certainly a night to remember. We celebrated life, love, our ancestors, and the journey we vowed to start together.”
Super Suppliers – Catering: La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant | Cakes: T&C Creations | Decorations: Imported from Mexico or Handmade | Day of the dead flags: Amazon.com | Venue: Ted Strickland Community Center | Brides Dress: Signature Galina Gown from David’s Bridal | Necklace: Turquoise beads | Belt: Imported from Oaxaca, Mexico | Veil: Handmade | Earrings: Macy’s | Ring: Shane Co. | Shawl/Reboso: Imported from Oaxaca, Mexico | Groom’s Suit and Tie: Zara | Ring: Shane Co. | Bridesmaids Shirts: Anthropologie | Skirts: Imported from Sinaloa, Mexico | Photography: Jessica Williams Studio | Submitted via Two Bright Lights |