Wedding Wednesday: A Mexican Fiesta

If I wasn’t getting married in Aspen I think my dream wedding would be a Mexican fiesta. Which would be fantastic because people ask me all the time if I am Latina, which I take as a huge compliment. Especially considering I am about a 85% Irish and take that question to mean I majorly dodged this bullet:

But anyway, Mexico is my bliss. Margaritas, queso, jalepenos, guacamole, mariachis. I am a happy girl. Even if it is hotter than the surface of the sun and I end up sweatin’ cheese. So here is my inspiration for my dream Mexican Destination Wedding.

The Dress:

Would clearly have to be Oscar de la Renta

I really don’t think I have to explain why…

Perhaps with a bit less nip though…

The Invitations:

(Once Wed)

Comida y Cervezas:

Blue Corn Tortilla Chips w/ Cilantro Rice via Colin Cowie

Mini Empanadas

Tequila Bar via Project Wedding

Tiny Bell Peppers with Chorizo Saffron Risotto…yummmzzz

Mini Tacos and Margaritas via Colin Cowie


Bakery Bar

The Scene:


Snippet and Ink

Project Wedding

The Knot

Once Wed

Snippet and Ink

Project Wedding

The Knot

For Place Cards…Pretty rad, huh?

Last three all Once Wed

Would you ever consider a destination wedding? Where would it be if money/logistics weren’t an issue?


  1. Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself May 5, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Well, damn it, Bailey, now I have to go out and get tacos for lunch!

    Hah but in all seriousness – amazing! I am obsessed with Mexican food, music, colors… this would be so much fun! Oh and that tequila bar?! That’s pretty much a recipe for the best. wedding. ever.


  2. KP May 5, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Thanks a lot… I am now STARVING. :)

  3. my favorite and my best May 5, 2010 at 11:26 am

    i think you should totally invite me to this mexican fiesta wedding…i will sit next to the donkey even.

  4. pure.ruth May 5, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    i am kind of thinking after that marvelous post you should scratch aspen all together and go down south (except for the fact that i’ve already purchased a ticket to the mtns)

  5. Jhatt May 5, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I LOVE the invite!! So creative!!! Great find!!!!

  6. Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi May 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    What cool ideas. I love those dresses!

    M really wanted a destination wedding, but I wanted something at home so everyone could celebrate with us. I would love to renew our vows one day (even if its just the two of us) in an exotic setting–Santorini at sunset or a great beach somewhere?

    In Mexico I love San Miguel de Allende for weddings.

  7. Helena May 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    could be an amaaaazing wedding! but im sure yours will be gorgeous too!!

  8. ashlina May 5, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    i really want to marry my love in cabo. (we will see) and i am so glad that we are now friends because honey. YOU are plannin’ it! these pictures are fantastic. how much fun would mariachis be…and the fact that i am part mexican makes it that much sweeter. luvin’ it! xoxo

  9. SheilaC May 5, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    This would be such a blast!! Those dresses are gorgeous.
    Have fun at your fiesta tonight, those enchiladas look muy bien.
    I told Kevin that I was jealous! : )

  10. Design Darling May 5, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    i’m obsessed with the first invitations. so cool! love the conan photo — though don’t go hating on redheads! ;)

  11. Johanna May 5, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I LOVE this and agree on all points. Having a destination is way easier to plan, too. The cakes…TDF

  12. Annina May 5, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Loving those invitations! And the piñatas, genious!

  13. Rachel @birdy blue May 5, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Well I think your cinco de mayo post beat mine! I think a cinco de mayo wedding would be pretty rad!

  14. Paloma {La Dolce Vita} May 6, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I love this! So fun! I had a destination wedding in Mexico, but it wasn’t very quirky. :)

  15. Anne May 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Is it weird I want that wedding, and I don’t even have a boyfriend?

  16. cristin @ simplified bee May 10, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I love this post! My little bro is getting married and my mom & I are thinking of ideas for their rehearsal dinner fiesta! Great timing. Many thanks.


  17. designstiles July 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I’m full-on Mexican and did not have a Mexican wedding. My family now thinks I have no culture. That’s always great. To earn some culture points I planned a 60th birthday Fiesta for my papa. You can check out pics here and see my inspiration board here:

    PS – Just discovered your blog and you’re a riot.
    PPS – Chicago is the first city I fell in love with. Mostly because this guy I was totally gaga for (I was waaaay young) was from Chicago and every time I ever saw the name Chicago I thought it was a sign we were meant to be.
    PPPS – Now you think I’m weird. Fabulous.

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  19. Carla November 9, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Oh my gosh! This post is the mother of all wedding research I’ve done in the past year!!!!!!!

    You’ve hit home with all of your suggestions!

    I’m worried that I might delve too deep into the Fiesta theme and it’ll turn super tacky, especially because we’re having a December wedding.
    But if it’s inevitable, it’s inevitable. :)

    Thank you for this post!

  20. cindylu March 16, 2012 at 4:22 am

    These kinds of inspiration posts always make me uncomfortable. Simply put, I don’t like seeing the culture I grew up in reduced to a party theme. You seem appreciative of [a very narrow view] of Mexican culture, but there’s a thin line between being inspired by art, music, food and customs that are part of a very diverse culture and fetishizing that culture.

    To me, having tacos, tequila and a mariachi isn’t a themed “Mexican fiesta”, it’s just the way I grew up. The real part of the “Mexican fiesta” is the people who bring it to life, not the tacos served nor the papel picado.

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  22. jassyjass July 10, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    This is Amazing!! Im a full Mexican girl and very proud of it.. this is my kind of wedding as well love everything you have here ;)

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