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Intimate DIY Backyard Wedding with Mexican Piñata

Scaling back their large Summer Camp themed wedding due to Covid, Jasmine and Vicente stuck with an outdoor vibe, holding their day instead on an acre of land on Mount Sequoyah in Arkansas. With wild trees and natural landscape, the couple got that magical forest feel that they wanted.

Meeting online, Jasmine was the first and last person Vicente messaged. Together for over five years, the couple wanted their ceremony to focus on the importance of maintaining their individuality, even as a devoted married couple. Jasmine told us, “There were a few traditions we broke. I walked myself down the ‘aisle’, and our ceremony included smoke cleansing, a wine-sharing ceremony, an exchange of vows we wrote together, the ring exchange, handfasting, and, finally, the breaking of glass.”

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Mexican Beach Wedding with Science Fiction Influences

Married at an idyllic beach location on the Rivera Maya, Mexico, Angie and Alex used Alex’s love of the science-fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft to theme their February wedding day. “We hired an alternative Mexican jeweller to create customised sculptures for decorating the tables and printed briefs describing the creature,” Angie began. “For each guest, we commissioned a medallion with their names behind it, again with corresponding creature and that was the way the guests found their table.”

With planning by Lucy Gallagher Boutique Weddings and styling by Doranna de Bortoli, Angie wore a Cymbeline dress with Manolo Blahnik shoes and Swarovski jewellery loaned from her Maid of Honour. Alex designed his own outfit and had it made by Hockerty, with a pin from Etsy to complete his look. Angie designed the stationery herself, and Cherry Blossom provided florals.

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Bilingual Dia de Muertos & Star Wars Wedding

When Iris and Zack started planning their wedding, it was of the utmost importance that they played homage to the bride’s Mexican heritage, so they chose November 2nd (Dia de Muertos/ Day of the Dead) as their wedding date. It’s something they celebrate every year anyway so having their wedding on that date seemed entirely fitting.

“I’m Mexican-American and I set up an altar to honour our grandparents and we welcomed our loved one’s souls during our bilingual ceremony”, Iris explained. “We also had traditional papel picado (decorative paper) with our initials hanging in our cocktail area, which my cousin had made for us in Mexico. Our signature cocktail was a Paloma, a traditional Mexican drink.”

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Colourful Chaos: a Mexican Themed Wedding with Personal & Vintage Touches

Adam and Glenna met while Adam worked at a music venue. “I admired him from afar – I liked how grumpy and busy he looked!” said Glenna. After many ill-fated chat-up lines on both parts, the pair exchanged numbers and proceeded to text about pizza. “Since then, we’ve found better things to talk about – and it turns out Adam is actually not all that grumpy!”

Glenna’s father is from Mexico, and her culture is a big part of who she is, so when it came to planning their wedding they knew this wanted to be a big part of the theme. They wanted to work in things they love that make them who they are. Their main goal, however, was for everyone to have a good time and feel like they were part of the day. 

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A Laid Back Rooftop Wedding on Cinco de Miyo

Liz and Rush were married on Cinco de Mayo in Atlanta, GA. Although they found it difficult to plan an alternative wedding at first, they stuck to their guns, followed their hearts and managed to pull off their dream celebration with a $10,000 budget.

“I gotta tell ya, they make it difficult to have a non-traditional wedding in Georgia”, began the bride, “especially if you’re on a budget. But we did it! I planned the whole thing myself and enlisted talented friends to help us pull it off.”

“We originally wanted to elope in Mexico but there was a big part of me that felt I wanted my family and friends to celebrate with me so we decided to do a wedding. We felt that incorporating elements of Mexico into our wedding theme (and going there on our honeymoon) would be a nice compromise.”

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Colourful, Mexican Themed Wedding with Wrestling, Skulls and Cacti!

Vicky and Phil’s May 2019 wedding was inspired by their love of colour, Lucha Libre wrestling and cacti. With a budget of £13,500, their venue – West Bay at Titanic Hotel, Liverpool – was their biggest expense, but they loved it as soon as they saw it and were so happy with how they ran the day. It also included the catering, which was a big thing to tick off their list! 

The best thing about planning their wedding was being able to make it tailored to them – they didn’t worry about whether it was traditional or ‘weddingy’ – if they wanted it, they had it! They had two best men and a best woman. Their 3-month old son sat at the top table with them. They had no idea what the other was wearing – and each ended up in a blue outfit with red shoes!

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