Introducing our latest shoot as featured in New Zealand Weddings Magazine. We shot this in January in the middle of one of the hottest New Zealand summers. To help us put this together, we teamed up with the amazing Kelly Amundsen from Blush who has both an incredible eye for detail and the loveliest team of talented siblings. Read on to find out more about how this fun look can be recreated and all the brilliant elements that we love about a Mexican fiesta wedding theme!
Ruth and Tim are our beautiful real life couple and we can’t thank them enough for being as kind as they are photogenic! Ruth is wearing the cutest little dress from Trelise Cooper, whose designs (you might have noticed) we can’t get enough of. Tim is colourfully decked out in a shirt and tie combo from Hallensteins.
Colourful woven baskets can be found in second hand stores and filled with chargrilled corn and tasty chip snacks for guests to munch on while they wait for the main meal. We found these beauties for just $1 each at the local op shop.
Add a bit of colour to the table with brightly coloured plates and napkins! These sunshine yellow ones are from Allium and look great with these linen napkins that we ran up on the sewing machine. Napkins like this are super easy to make if you have a rolled hem foot for your machine, a few metres of brightly coloured rick-rack(we purchased ours at Spotlight) and a couple of hours up your sleeve.Dahlias and chillis are hot hot hot.
Our own Jasmine is crazy for all things papier mache. She created this pinata out of two balloons and an old box. Filled with heart shaped lollies or personalised chocolates, it makes a fun party game for your guests.
Streamers are a cheap accessible way to add colour to your festivities. Pick up some crepe paper and get folding! This was a very meditative activity that took us back to our childhoods!
Themes are great from start to finish. This beautiful Mexican flag invite was created by talented designer Tori Alonzo. Paper hole punch decorations are a groovy way to spruce up a plain piece of paper and can be purchased from any craft store.
Photobooths are becoming extremely popular. We used top artist Val Sutherland to create this fun Mexican landscape on canvas. Portable and easy to hang, guests can pose in front for unique memories of your day.We hope you enjoy this slice of Latin American style, and perhaps find some inspiration for your own wedding festivities! If you would like more information on this post please drop us an email or pick up the Autumn 2011 New Zealand Weddings Magazine!
Thank you to our good friends the L family, for letting us shoot at your piece of paradise! Our inspiration for this Mexican fiesta came from some special clients called Kristy and Mat whose wedding we shot in February. It is a visual feast of donkeys, candles, loads of love and laughter, and we will be featuring the pictures from their amazing day here very soon.