A little bit about Colorful Chic Mexico Wedding from event designers Lovelyfest Events:
Courtney & Juan’s wedding was set amongst the rolling hills and grapevines of San Luis Obispo, California at Greengate Ranch and Vineyard. It was a perfect warm July day, with 400 guests at the gorgeous, sprawling venue. When we first met with the couple, they expressed that they wanted to honor their Mexican heritage by using bright florals, bold colors, and tasteful accents. We jumped at the opportunity! They completely trusted us to bring their vision to life, and we ran with the theme of a modern and elegant Mexican fiesta!
The ceremony was set on the south end of the property on a grassy peninsula surrounded by a pond and vineyards. Precious & Blooming floral design used a large, round, wooden arch as the altar and adorned it with bougainvillea and peonies as bright as a summer day. After the ceremony, a mariachi band led guests to cocktail hour. Such a fun touch!
During cocktail hour, guests sipped on margaritas and listened to the mariachi while playing fun lawn games. We created a large escort display wall which held all 400 individual bright pink otomi escort cards and a custom gold foil sign at the top saying “Find Your Seat, Por Favor”. We flanked the wall with authentic equipale tables, woven basket trays, ceramic lanterns and potted cactus.
At dinner, we alternated different sized tables with various linen colors and patterns to break up the sea of tables. We used a beautiful blue shibori linen from La Tavola Linen, as well as intricately handmade macrame runners from Mod Mix Studio. It was the perfect mix of color and texture. For a pop of color and fun, we placed a different colored maraca at each place setting. This served as a favor and a fun way to get the bride and groom to kiss! Guests dined under the waving papel picado garlands and bistro lights, the perfect al fresco fiesta.
After dinner, guests were invited inside the barn for the reception and dancing. In the ceiling of the barn, we hung more papel picado strands, continuing that fun fiesta vibe. Homemade paletas were served and Paper Cake Events created the most beautifully intricate macrame cake out of fondant for the couple to cut! We placed this cake in front of a wall of sombreros, reminiscent of those you would see in Mexico. A white VW bus was also parked inside the barn and doubled as a photo booth, such a fun addition! It was the perfect, colorful, elegant wedding that honored Courtney and Juan’s Mexican heritage in subtle ways.
Photography: Ashley Ludaescher Photography | Design & Planning: Lovelyfest Events | Venue: Greengate Ranch & Vineyard | Florals: Precious and Blooming | Wedding Gown: Allure Bridals | Groom’s Suit: Baroni | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Show me Your Mumu | Catering: Ribline | Wedding Cake: Paper Cake Events | Donuts: Sugar Lips Mini Donuts | Hair & Makeup: The Blushed Company | Rentals: Avenue Twelve, Embellish Vintage Rentals, All About Events | DJ: DJ Malik | Videography: Yours Truly Media | Photobooth: Slo Photobus | Paletas: Paletetria Y Neveria la Michoacana