Childhood sweethearts Mirlah and Nik were married in June and had a colourful Mexican fiesta inspired wedding. The day also had a bit of a festival vibe with the bell tents and their laid back attitude.
“The word ‘Fiestaval’ cropped up a few times”, said the bride. “I think our wedding was nothing like our guests had ever seen before! There were details in every nook and cranny, but everything had meaning and were really appreciated. Our venue really did us proud and no one tired of the amazing view! We did away with the DJ for the evening and hired a jukebox. The mix of music was unreal and had everyone of the dance floor. Mod classics and pop tunes mixed old school R’n’B. Everyone loved it!”
The ceremony was held at a local church. “We stuck to tradition where we wanted too and mixed up where it didn’t feel quite right. We decided to ditch the top table in exchange for a ‘sweetheart table’ so we could spend some time together. Our food was served from Mexican style street food stalls, and we did the cutting of the cake but only because it had sweeties inside!”
“I work in the wedding industry so I thought I knew what to expect when planning a wedding but until you’re in the thick of it yourself, you never really know how you’re going to react to it all”, she continued. “To every element of the wedding there were a hundred different options which was overwhelming at times but we made it work. We took on a lot with organising all the suppliers and styling the barn ourselves but we wouldn’t have had it any other way.”
“Our venue was a total blank canvas, a case of here are the keys and off you go… so it was definitely an all hands on deck situation. We DIYed a whole bunch of things like the backdrops, ribbon garlands and of course the stationery. There was a mammoth jam jar collection to decorate for tea lights and flowers and little details to make like the straw flags, hangover kits, sequin coat hangers and confetti.”
“We bought most of the décor from Caboa. They’re a great find in Edinburgh selling authentic Mexican goodies. We also got some smaller papael picado for the dance floor from Viva La Frida and thousands of metres of ribbon from eBay. Our sequin linen came from The Sweet Hostess. We hired the bell tents from Glampit.”
“We genuinely loved the whole planning process, it was great that Nik got so involved too!” she concluded. “We took things slowly and planned one thing at a time and every decision had heart and meaning. Sure it was a crescendo of papel picado and sequins the week running up to the wedding, but when it all came together it was such a great feeling! ”