Fiesta Wedding Inspiration

Couture Events partnered with Joielala Photography to create this fun Fiesta Inspiration Shoot to share with us today.

“While planning for the shoot I took a cruise on to the Mexican Rivera and I was completely inspired by everything around me- the style, culture, and colors of Mexico. While I was there, we found the papel picado, the multi colored paper banners. I also bought the paper flowers hand made by a street vendor in Mazatlan just for the shoot and then asked Paula of Rae Florae to put them together with live flowers to create a beautiful bouquet. She then wrapped them in multi colored ribbon to make it into the perfect “fiesta bouquet”.

mexican wedding inspiration

wedding necklace

The invites were made by Nichole at Nic. Roc. Designs. She used a color palate of orange, purple, and green. Each fabric wrapped card was sewn to create the perfect backdrop for the creative design. DIY Creative Favors/ Escort Cards: Colorful Cacti Favors. We bought the cactus at a local nursery. They were placed in little terra cotta clay pots to create fun and personal favor and place cards. Guests names were written on one side of the pot and “ Maria ♥ Jorge “ on the other side. They made the perfect fiesta memoir for the guests to take home.

cactus wedding favors

margarita wedding

flower in hair wedding

The location for the shoot was the El Fandango restaurant in Old Town, San Diego. Old town was the ideal setting for this shoot as it filled to the brim with old Hispanic culture. The El Fandango is the perfect space for a rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. They also have a beautiful private outside patio for smaller, more intimate events.

bright wedding bouquet

Thanks to all these talented vendors for sharing their inspirations with us!

Coordination: Couture Events
Photography: Joielala
Location: El Fandango, Old Town
Florist: Rae Florae
Model: Catalina Duarte Restrepo – cata_14_rd{at} hotmail [dot] com
Hair: Nicole Perine – neperine{at} gmail [dot] com
Make Up: Amanda Snydern- pandasnyper2003 {at} yahoo [dot] com
Linens: A Perfect Table
Invitations: Nic. Roc. Designs
Place settings/ Jewelry: Anthropologie
Wedding Gown: M Bride

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  1. I love the way all the bright colors are captured in this shoot. These photos are so beautiful and inspirational!

  2. Perfecto! Adoro los colores! I’m sure you can figure out that translation!

  3. So Gorgeous!! Love the theme and the girls of joielala captured it all perfectly!!

  4. This is absolutely beautiful. Couture Events did an excellent job bringing this all together! It makes me wish I was young and getting married again!!

  5. thanks for all the sweet comments! and thank you jen for the feature! :)
    this shoot was so much fun with all the colors and we just loved all of the little details krystel thought about.

  6. IT’S BEAUTIFUL! I had so much fun putting it all together! Thank you for featuring our fiesta inspiration shoot and including all of the colorful details!

  7. This looks amazing! The colors just pop off the page! Great shoot! Great Photographers! I Love it!

  8. Ole! I love all things Mexican and this shoot was such a fun one to be a part of! The colors are amazing!!

  9. Wow! So beautiful!! I just love the colors and the details, and the setting is amazing… Great job, ladies! <3

  10. Gorgeous! You have to love all the vibrant colors!

  11. Beautiful. Love that necklace! And the place settings are the ones I registered for at Anthropologie. :)

  12. Love the classy look of the table, so beautiful and well put together and the model is incredibly stunning! What fun to look at!

  13. Beautiful photos and such a fun, and inspirational idea. Helps that I love everything Mexican, especially the food. Beautiful job!!!

  14. I love the bouquet! The photos are beautiful!

  15. What an amazing shoot! Beautiful colors and incredible details in every picture.

  16. What inspiring choices! I adore the color palette.

  17. This is one of my favorite shoots to be a part of! The pictures turned out AMAZING! I love the style, bright colors, and fun details!

  18. Fantastic !!!
    Love the bright colors and the details.

  19. that dress is la bomba!
    how much is it? i can’t find it on the website……..

  20. oh, girls, there you go fueling my mexico obsession again! gorgeous– a shoot after my own heart:)

  21. Yes, PLEASE do share the name of that gorgeous wedding dress! Can’t find it on M bride website.

    mucho gracias

  22. Hey Ladies,
    The dress is an Ines De Santo. Its pretty old, I got it 2 years ago for my own wedding. Last year I had the bottom cut off to make it into this fun sassy dress! That’s why you can find it, its originally from MBride but has now been altered a bit… ok a lot! :) Just think of the possibilities of what you can create!
    Sorry for any confusion! Thanks again, glad you liked the shoot!

  23. Correction- ** Ines Di Santo! They make such fantastic dresses!!!!!! Enjoy the dress hunt, its one of my favorite parts! :)

  24. LOVE this theme… i’m a sucker for bright colors and this nails it! The dress and white cowboy boots are FABULOUS! great job :)

  25. LOVE it, gorgeous shots and color inspiration. Not to mention what a stunning bride. I linked this to my blog, which features destination weddings in Mexico – please check it out!, and follow me on Twitter @wedinmexico.

  26. Where is the necklace from? I can’t find it anywhere on the internet

  27. I LOVE the necklace and have been looking every where for it… where can I find it? please help! :)

  28. what an awesome photo shoot! bright colors are so much fun (: Couture Events did a wonderful job with the coordination!

  29. This is perfect for a summer wedding! Margaritas by the pool for a fiesta reception! I can see it now!


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