Eclectic Fiesta Wedding: Maya + Dave

I have such a fun colorful wedding to share with you guys today! I love how Maya + Dave infused their personalities and  a bit of their heritage into their day. I’ll let Maya talk about her day. :)

We were inspired by color! Dave + I love love LOVE color. We wanted our wedding to be beautiful and represent little pieces of us as individuals and as a couple. I wouldn’t really say there was a “theme” but we jokingly call it “whimsical, eclectic, flea market chic, fiesta.” The beautiful glass pieces that we used for our centerpieces were all thrift store finds and they really inspired the design. Dave and I are both Mexican-American and we wanted to incorporate that aspect of our lives into our wedding without making it seem like a Cinco de Mayo party. Our signature drink- the Spicy Michelada was a hit and our guests loved the Mexican Loteria escort cards. Overall, our wedding was a huge mash-up of everything Maya + Dave and we loved every second of it!

bright wedding bouquet

wedding groom tux plaid tie

wedding invitations

Most memorable moment of your wedding day? Dave and I saw each other before the ceremony for our first look photo shoot. We were actually a bit spoiled and had a full two hours to shoot before the wedding. Spending that quiet time with him, all dressed up, knowing that in a few hours we’d be married was ridiculously special.

wedding couple vintage cameras

wedding couple

wedding flags

wedding ceremony tree ribbons

From Erin (of dandelion and grey): Two vintage nightstands topped with antique books and lamps flanked the ceremony area, which also boasted a multi-colored hanging ribbon backdrop. Maya wanted something sweet and simple to line the aisle, so we hung mismatched jars from twine, which Honey & Poppies filled with bright, beautiful blooms.

wedding ceremony rustic vintage

wedding under tree

ceremony ribbons tree

wedding desk

wedding table photos

wedding paper straws

wedding place cards ribbon

From Christina (of simply modern weddings): Maya + Dave also wanted to add a hint of mexican elements to the day, so we did loteria cards for the guest’s escort cards & corresponding table numbers, and strung brightly colored papel picado behind the dessert dresser (aka “yellow lovely”) to make it a focal piece of the reception. They wanted their day to reflect a feel of comfort & home…as if the wedding was a cool backyard party, so Erin brought in some beautiful vintage furniture pieces to incorporate in the reception. Maya’s mom sewed fun colored toss pillows that we placed around the tree trunk’s lounge area. A photo from maya’s grandparents wedding day was incorporated in to the welcome table, and her grandmother’s china was used on their sweetheart and dessert tables. These added such beautiful personal touches to the day!

wedding place cards ribbons mexican

wedding backyard reception

For their reception tables, we paired beautiful raw natural colored linens from la tavola with some flirty peach napkins that maya found and wrapped with twine. with maya’s collection of antique glassware vessels, and megan’s delightful mix of bright flowers…it was such a fantastical combination!

wedding tables

wedding menus

bright bouquet

mexican dessert table

wedding cake wooden topper

Love the dessert table!

wedding paper flags

Maya, any advice for those planning now? Remember to enjoy the planning process and don’t get too overwhelmed with all of the business! Spend the money and hire a coordinator. I thought I could do it all myself and realized as the big day grew closer I needed major help. It was the best investment we made. We were so relaxed on our wedding day knowing that we were in such good hands.

I’d just like to say a HUGE thank you to all of our vendors. They were all so fabulous throughout the planning process and on the day of our wedding- Dave and I were so lucky to work with such beautiful people!

Thanks so much to everyone involved for letting me share this beautiful wedding – and congrats to Maya + Dave!

wedding planning & design: simply modern weddings // photography: love ala // floral design: honey & poppies // event styling: dandelion and grey // bride’s attire: gown-lazaro, brides shoes- bakers // cake: portos bakery // chiavari chairs: fusion linens // venue & catering: happy trails catering // dj: socal dj // groom’s attire: suit- ben shurman, groom’s shoes- vintage // hotel: westin pasadena // lighting design: aspect lighting // rentals: line 204 events // linen: la tavola linen // hair: kennie johnson w/ salon sessions

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  1. a seriously perfect location! and the colors are amazing!

  2. I love all fiesta inspired weddings and this one is amazing & so beautiful! Love the vintage furniture and their dessert table!

  3. I love this wedding. The details, the colors, the invites all amazing!

  4. If I were to do it all over, THIS would be my wedding.

  5. ole! love how colorful this wedding is!! the details are spectacular!!

  6. VIVA MEXICO!! Loved her dress! all the deserts looked really yummy. The color were amazing. loved this wedding :)

  7. Loved this wedding – most important is how much these two love each other. I know I am prejudice – I am the mother of the groom and now have a new daughter. It was a fun, beautiful, memorable wedding.

  8. I love this wedding!!! I love fiesta weddings! This is one of my favorites!!

  9. Love all of the details! Beautiful!

  10. How PRETTY. I love the ribbons in the trees and as the escort hangers.

  11. Colorful weddings make me so happy! This is beautiful!!!

  12. Beautiful wedding! Oh the colors are to die for! And the ribbons in the tree are pure genius!

  13. bright & beautiful! thanks for sharing : ) where did you get all the paper products?

  14. also wondering who made the invitations? i love them!

  15. loving all the colors and what a great team of vendors!

  16. OMG…I am overloaded with so much eye candy!! This wedding is SOOOOOOOO Beautiful!!!

  17. WHAT a great team they worked with! I love Erin’s nightstands! Great finds!

  18. Thanks for this beautiful post! loving the decoration and the colors! what a beautiful weeding! greetings from germany, geisslein

  19. Wow, what a great day, the pictures record every exciting moment. Everything looks so cool and fantastic. I quite like all of them

  20. L-O-V-E! All the details are to die for… I especially adore the homey feeling they brought with all the elements. The colors and flowers AND the loteria cards are genius.

  21. LOVE this! So bright and lively. I love the Mexican flare.

  22. The colors and decor of this wedding are so sweet. I am crazy about those invitations!! Any idea who the vendor was? That is exactly what I am looking for for my wedding!

  23. LOVE the venue! Where is it at?

  24. very nice location, with all the colors and decoration, it’s perfect.

  25. very nice location, with all the colors and decoration, it’s perfect.

  26. These colors make me happy, especially all of the purple:) So inspirational…love it!

    A couple people asked who made the invites.
    Im Dave (The Groom) My wife and I made them.
    We collaborated on the design and found a great printer in Burbank, to print them on postcard stock.

  28. so excited to see the post jen…thank you so much for sharing their amazing wedding!

    for those that asked about the invitations & paper goods, they were actually designed by dave! he did such a great job making them truly unique & it really fit the feel of their wedding!

  29. Absolutely stunning! I love love LOVE this wedding!

  30. Congratulations on a beautiful wedding! You picked great venues, both for the weeding itself and the pictures beforehand. While not technically a vendor, we’d be glad to have The Gamble House listed in the column of credits as the place where the lovely pre-wedding photos were taken. Thank you, and congratulations again!

    E. R. Bosley, Director, The Gamble House, Pasadena

  31. Please tell me where the bride got the purple heels. I love them<3

  32. how beautiful! where is that big tree located for the ceremony site? i’ve always wanted to get married in front of a beautiful epic tree like that! thanks :)

  33. Beautifully styled. Looks like such a lovely garden party wedding. So inviting!

  34. Thank you so much for sharing this. Absolutely beautiful!

  35. I LOVE this wedding! Does anyone know where they got the colorful paper flags? Or how about the striped straws? I have been looking every where but can’t find them : )

  36. Did you buy the Mexican Wedding Flags or make them? Do you have a pattern if you made them?


  37. Any word on where the groom’s tie is from? LOVE IT!


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