Date: October 2, 2010
Place: Hacienda Camino del Mar
Rental Agents: Boutique Villas
Photographer: Paulina Ulloa
Cake: Memo from Charme
It took me a bit but here we are! Adam & Perla were an AMAZING couple to start off the 2010 wedding season! Being part of a multi-cultural relationship I completely understood when they both wanted to really combine the best of both worlds while, at the same time, really show-casing the colors and flavors of Mexico. They sent me first their invite, which I love:
While their main colors were bright orange and light blue, Perla also wanted to include a few more colors so that the event was a bit more colorful - so we added-in touches of yellow and red and a turquoise blue in order to accent the main colors. This was the inspiration board:
We decided to utilize papel picado to introduce each of the different areas of the party, so we started off with a papel picado sign to indicate where the ceremony was to be .... I used gerbers, sunflower, circus roses, wax flowers and pin cushions for Perla's colorful bouquet. The bridesmaids had similar flowers but I accented theirs more with red and made them a bit smaller.
They both wanted the ceremony decor to be more about the beach than anything else. So, still considering the papel picado idea, Antonio created this amazing wooden chuppah and then we spiced it up a bit with bright colorful flowers. Adam's favorite flower was a sunflower so I thought it would be really beautiful and simple to use sunflowers to decorate the aisle.
Since we were going to be doing a lounge, station dinner, instead of a sit-down dinner, we decided to utilize high cocktail tables in the Hacienda. I love using pinata bases and filling them with flowers and, as an added Mexican artisan touch, we added-in metal frames of Frida and her artwork ... Perla loved the tin can centerpieces we did for Sara y Nick but I don't like doing the same thing twice if I can help it - so I thought we would use similar cans but punch holes in them and use them as candles instead- they looked awesome at night and were pretty decorations during the day! :) For the "guest book" we had a caricature drawn-up of them with space on the border for guests to write their well wishes. In the cocktail pool we placed their initials with flowers. I lucked out and found this amazing embroidered look patterned fabric with birds and Perla & Adam's colors and we peppered the lounge furniture with it and, of course, they had a Mariachi band to lead the guests from the ceremony to the cocktail area. Lovely!
THE RECEPTION/DANCE FLOOR
After the cocktail, we opened the doors into the Casita - we had more food stations in this half and a bit more lounge furniture along with a huge dance floor, as they had hired a local Cuban band and I knew it would fill up quickly (which it did :) ... We filled the dance floor with various colors and sizes of Chinese lanterns and, of course, had our famous maracas which we passed out during a fun song for guests to shake and dance with. In this pool we had papel-picado like lanterns floating in the pool. I loved this space but, yes, heart heart the cake - Memo did an AMAZING job with what I asked him to do - to give you an idea, you'll see the example I gave him and, then, what he did with it - HEART HEART!
WHAT I GAVE MEMO:
WHAT HE DID
Coming-up in the next couple of days I will have a VERY different wedding to show - Allyson & Jason's wedding which took place the very next weekend - crystals, roses, glam ... fun!
Don't forget to enter the WINWIN contest to win 20 of our hand-painted maracas - the drawing will be January 15th.