Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spanish Bridal Fashion with Mexican Wedding Inspiration - Papel Picado and Succulents

In celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday, I am proud to finally blog the GORGEOUS photo shoot we collaborated on with some seriously talented people. When Jen of Green Wedding Shoes blog created this inspiration board last year for Cinco de Mayo, I knew I had to bring it to life. It was a modern twist on a traditional Mexican wedding theme with soft pastel colors in lieu of the expected bright colors. 
None of this would have been possible without the genius and creatively talented photographer Stephanie Williams of This Modern Romance. She is by far, one of my favorite photographers. Her images are classic, timeless and stunning. Not only did Stephanie and Isaac photograph the shoot, but they also helped style the bride and location. Love them so much!! 
Without further ado, I present to you our Spanish Bridal Fashion + Mexican Pastel photo shoot for your wedding inspiration...

 The bridal bouquet was created with succulents, ambiance roses, ranunculus, tuberose, garden roses and coffee bean berries in shades of coral, peach, pina colada and teal green.

 The  fabulous ladies from Posh Paperie created these adorable dulce brown bags that we filled with traditional party favor goodies and candies. 

 I adore these papel picado flags, meant to be waved as the bride and groom pass by...
Jen of Green Wedding Shoes did an amazing job styling the models. Gorgeous!
 I wanted to do something fresh and different to go along with our whole shoot concept, so I brought in Jarritos bottles in coordinating shades. And before you go in search of the pink Jarritos, they do not exist. I searched for over a week in various stores until I finally realized they don't make a pink shaded drink. In order to achieve the pink shade, I emptied out the majority of the soda, then added in water. Ta Da!! I also love how Jen styled this table, so fun!

 I wanted to do something fresh and different for the table scape, so I used clear cylinder vases and succulents for the centerpiece. Each cylinder was filled with dry pinto beans, then I used a variety of different succulents such as mini cactus and echeveria. I also incorporated a little more color with fresh open roses clustered around the base of pillar candles in terra cotta holders.

 Jeni from {found} vintage rentals provided the beautiful wooden table. The chairs and table could not have been more fitting for this shoot. We draped soft coral material with a lace runner overlay. The look was clean and modern.
 After searching for weeks for the perfect plates, I finally found them at Target. The cool flatware came from Classic Party Rentals.
 LOVE - so fresh and clean. A breath of fresh air...

 LOVE the place cards from Posh Paperie!!

 I wrapped the stems with a soft peach ribbon and lace, then finished it was a twine treatment. The perfect finishing touch was the authentic milagro from Reign Trading.
Mexican Hot Chocolate and all desserts were provided by the fabulous Veronica of Summit Catering!! Love the presentation and the originality of this dessert table... its not your traditional cupcake and candy display.
 Erica did an AMAZING job with the cake. Her fondant papel picado and succulents were so perfectly created they looked real!! This cake was even more stunning in person!! Love Erica O'Brien Cake Design, you must visit her website.
Once again, {found} vintage rental's fabulous pieces helped complete this photo shoot... I wanted to take all of the pieces home with me. I adore their warehouse of treasures.

This shoot was perfection... from beginning to end. I enjoyed every minute of it and am so proud to have been part of such an amazing collaboration with so many talented people. You can also visit Green Wedding Shoes for more details and pictures...Thank you Jen for creating such a beautiful inspiration board and for also helping us style this amazing shoot...xoxo
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, 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


  1. OMG LOVE it.. love the succulents love the colors everything is amazing..

  2. Seriously gorgeous!! (Imagine me yell-singing this like Oprah does.)

  3. oh my goodness! i LOVE it! everything is beautiful! i wish i could of found you and this post ten years ago for my wedding! my sister did a mexican themed wedding a few years ago! its part of my heritage as my dad is from mexico! you are very talented!

  4. This is really fabulous and original. I adore the table-scape. You really did a great job of creating a spanish feel for this shoot.

  5. I admire your work sooooooo much!I'd love to work with you.

  6. I am Mexican and never would have thought of using my heritage in this way. Everything people create always looks so gaudy but seeing it this way makes me want to get remarried in this way. Wow, maybe I will.

  7. Love the pretty colors. They are subtle enough for a wedding, yet they pop. Beautiful and classy!

  8. The table scape is so so so so so so BEAUTIFUL! Amazing work :)

  9. Beautiful! Where did the grooms vest come from?

  10. I love all of this. If I were to put succulents in beans and vases like that, would the plants lives with some sparing watering or are these more like cut decorative flowers/plants?

  11. Hi, I know this is an old post, but in case anyone was curious, Jarritos DOES make a pink-hued beverage: Guava.


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