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

Cakes:

Bakery Bar

The Scene:


Brides.Com

Snippet and Ink

Project Wedding

The Knot

Once Wed

Brides.com

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?

Comments

  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.

    Alaina

  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.

    xo,
    cristin

  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 http://bit.ly/bckAvi and see my inspiration board here: http://bit.ly/cKSJLv

    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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