DIY: Papel Picado Flags

A cute (and easy!) diy to create your very own papel picado flags – similar to the ones from this feature I posted this morning. Thanks so much to Posh Paperie for creating this for GWS!

diy papel picado

Supplies Needed:
various colors of tissue paper
red tape
scissors
ribbon
paper for template

instructions to make a papel picado

1. Fold paper (for template) into 1/6’s (length-wise); once paper is in 1/2, fold in 1/3’s
2. Cut small shapes along the folded sides of the template
3. Open to see if you like the pattern, then lay template over the tissue paper (which should be folded in the exact same way the template is)

make your own paper flags

4. Cut the tissue in the same pattern as the template
5. Unfold…and repeat in like manner for other colors of tissue

instructions for papel picado

6. Lay ribbon out and place adhesive on it leaving plenty of room on each side to be able to tie the banner up
7. Place tissue flags on the ribbon to line up like a banner
8. Adhere another ribbon the the front side of the banner…smooth to create a banner

make your own paper picado

And you have your own papel picado flags – perfect for a backyard wedding! :)

If you aren’t really crafy – or maybe are looking for some papel picado that is a bit more detailed, check out these resources: Reign Trading and Ay Mujeur on etsy

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Spanish Bridal Fashion + Mexican Pastels

A few months ago, Jaclyne from Heavenly Blooms contacted me with an idea to take this board I created last year for a fun Cinco de Mayo wedding and bring it to life. I loved the idea and the results came out so gorgeous! We wanted a fresh, modern take with soft, pastel colors instead of the expected bright colors. The amazing team of Stephanie + Isaac from This Modern Romance photographed the feature at the Star Ranch in Corona, CA. The Star Ranch would be such a great location for a wedding – amazing views, gorgeous landscape and an overall great atmosphere. Thanks so much to everyone who helped bring this to life and I hope you all love it as much as we do!
bride with horse

donkey

bride with succulent bouquet

succulent table top design

succulent on plate

succulent table top designs

succulents and beans in glass jars

I absolutely loved the table design Jaclyne came up with. Super fresh + modern with a desert vibe. Love the use of the papel picado on the menus, invites, and even cake!

papel picado cake

papel picado

bride with hair piece

Stunning! Love the photo of our bride in that gorgeous dress by Joan Shum with a hairpiece by Untamed Petals.

bride with succulent bouquet

colorful mexican soda bar

bride with bohemian braids

spanish bride and groom

spanish inspired wedding dress

papel picado flags

We even had smaller papel picado flags guests could wave as the couple walked back down the aisle.

groom with cookies

papel picado wedding invitation

Super cute invites from Posh Paperie and the large flower hair piece below is from Ban.do. Her stunning bouquet is a mix of succulents, roses and ranunculus.

bride with succulent bouquet

bride in ruffled wedding dress

groom in tux

I had two looks for our groom: a more casual vest and pants and this more modern suit above from Armani Exchange. I love the simple succulent as a boutonniere on the suit and the big pink flower with the fun vest.

black and white wedding photography

dessert table

margarita cupcakes

spanish wedding favors

cake with succulents

And Mexican Hot Chocolate to end the evening!

bride with coffee

groom in vest

bride with bando flower in hair

bride with horse

bride with flower in her hair

black and white photography

joan shum wedding dress

bride with horse

Such a gorgeous location! The light was amazing that day – and even the horse cooperated! :)

bride and groom with a horse

bride and groom with horse

bride with horse

bride and groom with horse

Big thanks to all these amazing vendors!
Photography: This Modern Romance
Florals + Planning: Heavenly Blooms
Styling: Green Wedding Shoes
Wedding Dresses: Joan Shum
Hairpieces – Big flower seen with the horse photos is from Ban.do, The two halo pieces are from Untamed Petals and the smaller flower is from Petit Plume.
Hair + Make-up: Nyrie and Megan Wayt for Symmetry Beauty
Venue: Star Ranch
Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Desserts for dessert display: Summit Event Catering
Linens and napkins: Glow Concepts
Paper goods: Posh Paperie
Papel picado: Reign Trading
Cake: Erica O’Brien

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