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Mexican Wedding Inspiration: Vintage Folk

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mexican wedding vintage altar

Destination weddings in Mexico are a beautiful experience. And if you would like that experience to have a more homespun, romantic feeling, consider Vintage Folk Mexican Wedding inspiration.

For Mexican Vintage Folk, think authentic Mexican folk or art pieces, peasant dresses, lots of flowers, some rustic flair, handmade touches and lots of color.

This wedding altar above is a great example the Vintage Folk style. The flowers have a handmade feel, and they are paired with wood. The colors are also very joyous {Photo by Daisy Varley Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs}

mexican embroidery wedding dress

mexican peasant dress bridesmaids

peasant dress for flower girl

Peasant Dresses

You can incorporate peasant dresses with a bridal gown, your bridesmaids or flower girl. For a more fun and funky feeling go with the traditional embroidery and more colorful look. For a more classic or romantic look you can opt for the shape of a peasant dress in lighter shades or white, like the flower girl dress above on the left.

{Photos:  Embroidery wedding dress from www.aidacoronado.com; bridesmaid peasant dress photo by Daisy Varley Photography; flower girl dress on the left by Sun Love Shirts; on the right by Elizabeth Palmer}

 

Mexican Folk wedding invitation by Imbue You

Mexican Folk RSVP by Imbue You

Mexican Folk Inspired Wedding Invitations

You can also capture the feeling of embroidery, peasant dresses or Mexican art through your wedding stationery design. Repeating your invitation design at your ceremony and reception with wedding programs, table numbers, seating cards or menus will pull together your entire look.

{Photos: Invitations by Imbue You Wedding}

mexican beaded necklace

beaded necklace

Mexican Jewelry

You also can pull in a vintage folk look through accessories, including Mexican style jewelry. With the variety in beaded necklaces and bracelets you can find your style from funky to elegant.

{Photos: top beaded necklace by Favored Memories; lower beaded necklace by JustineJustine}

 

bridal flower crown

floral ties groom and groomen

floral cookies favors

Flowers

Flowers really do complete a Mexican vintage folk style. Vary the flower types and colors for a true vintage folk look, or sprinkle flowers in new ways throughout your wedding. Floral cookies, for instance, would make adorable favors.

{Photos: Floral crown with DIY tutorial at Green Wedding Shoes; floral groom and groomsmen ties by Cyberoptix; Floral cookies by The Art of Cookies}

handmade Mexican wedding signs

vintage Mexican peasant bookends

Mexican wedding custom maracas

Touches of Mexico

A Mexican vintage folk wedding theme is really about celebrating Mexican culture, and finding ways to incorporate it into your own love story.  Vintage finds and Spanish sayings can decorate your reception decor. And one of my favorite touches is shaking maracas at the first kiss, or to make the couple kiss at the reception. It could even be a fun send off.

{Photos: Spanish signs: Ashley Maxwell Photography via Green Wedding Shoes; Vintage bookends: Valentina’s Vintage; Custom maracas by Mishka Designs via Elizabeth Medina Photography}

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Unique Invitation Wording Ideas for Destination Weddings

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tropical wedding invitation by Imbue You

Destination weddings are so often about sharing your special day with your closest family and friends. So why not have wedding invitation wording that reflects that? Destination invitation wording can be less formal and more personal.

So some of the more formal rules about writing out the day, time and year, and the “honor of your presence” don’t have to apply! Feel free to add quotes, sayings and personal messages to make your wedding invitation a more meaningful, heartfelt invitation to those you love.

Here are some invitation wording examples, many which were used by couples we’ve worked with over the years.

The pleasure of your company is requested
for a week in the sun
and the marriage of
Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
on Wednesday, the twelfth of December
two thousand twelve
at six o’clock in the evening
Ko Samui, Thailand

 

Under the desert sky,
Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
wish for the honor of your company
at their wedding ceremony
and celebration of Love
on Saturday, the 21st day of July
2012
Boulder Mountain Ranch
Boulder, Utah

 

Because you have believed in us,
Celebrated with us, Loved and encouraged us,
Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
ask you to join us
in celebrating our marriage
as we begin of our adventures together
on Saturday, July 21, 2012
at 4 pm
Valley Mountain Resort
Portland, Oregon

 

Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards

Love is in the air …
we make a great pair!
You’re invited to attend
our wedding affair.
on Saturday, October 20th
2012
at 4 o’clock in the afternoon
Cedar Park Rainforest
Kuranda, Queensland
Australia

 

Your love and friendship have
helped us become who we are.
Together with our parents,
Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
invite you to share our joy
and support our love,
as we exchange vows and
celebrate our marriage.
on Saturday, August 25th
2012
at 5 o’clock in the evening
Ka’anapali Coffee House
Maui, Hawaii

Dinner and merriment to follow

 

Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
along with their families,
invite you to their barefoot celebration of love
as they are married on the beach
Saturday, June 23, 2012
5 pm
Santa Rosa Boulevard Park
Okaloosa, Florida
food, drink, and merriment to follow

 

With joyous hearts,
we invite you to share in our weekend of celebration
as best friends become husband and wife
Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
on Saturday, the ninth of June
Two thousand twelve
at five o’clock in the evening
The Inn By the Sea
444 Main Road
Baltimore, Maryland

 

Together we laugh, we dream, we love,
and on this day, we marry

Please share in our joy as
Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
exchange wedding vows
on Thursday, February 14
2013
at 6 pm
Crescent Ranch
Mt. Vernon, Washington
Dinner and dancing immediately following

 

Come Fly With Us!

Please join
Terri Jacobs
and
Jaime Richards
as we begin the trip of a lifetime
by uniting in marriage
Saturday, July 21, 2012
6 pm
Grand Sun Resort
Cancun, Mexico

Dinner, dancing and merriment to follow

Want more? Check out our Wedding Style Guide, or click here for handmade invitations with layers, enclosure booklets and folds perfect for destination weddings.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding. For more wedding and party stationery advice, get our free Wedding Style Guide.}

 

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4 Ways to Honor Deceased Relatives in Your Wedding Program

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Mexican Tile Wedding Program by Imbue You

On one of the happiest days of your life, how do you remember and honor deceased parents or family members? Your wedding ceremony program can be a perfect way to do that. It’s a key memento of your wedding for guests, so it’s a wonderful place to honor those you miss on your wedding day.

A Note of Thanks

One of the most common ways couples honor deceased family and friends, is a note of remembrance in the thank you section of the wedding program. This can be as simple as a sentence like this: “Our thoughts are with those loved ones who could not be with us, but are here in spirit.” Weddings are joyous occasions and for those who want that to be the focus, a short note is respectful and appropriate.

A Ceremony Acknowledgement

You can also incorporate the remembrance of family members in your ceremony or at your reception. Ideas include candles on the alter of a church ceremony or photos of family at a special remembrance table.  In that case, feel free to mention in your wedding program that you have set up something special and where it’s located. “Candles on the the alter have been placed in loving memory of family members who are no longer with us.”

A List of Names

You may also wish to list dear family members by name and their relationship to you under a heading in your wedding program, such as “In Loving Memory” or “We Remember”. If appropriate, list members from both sides of the family. But take care not to list too many names, in order to keep the focus on this happy occasion.

A Dedicated Message

The absence of parents can be especially hard on your wedding day. A poem or quote can be a poignant way to express your feelings in a wedding program for key people you have lost. One bride we are working with is using this poem and dedicating it in memory of her father:

If flowers grow in Heaven
God, please pick a bunch for me,
place them in my Father’s arms
and tell him they’re from me.
Tell him I love him and miss him
and when he turns and smiles,
place a kiss upon his cheek
and hold him for a while.
Because remembering him is easy,
I do it everyday,
but there’s an ache within my heart
because I’m missing him today.
When everything is said and done
I will cherish this day and smile,
because I know my Daddy is here with me
as I am walking down the aisle.

As you begin to think about how you want to remember deceased family on your wedding day, you’ll want to figure out how much will be personal and how much will be more visible to guests. And it’s those things that are visible to guests that are appropriate for your wedding program.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding. For more wedding and party stationery advice, get our free Wedding Style Guide.}

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