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My Wedding decor so far....this is so much fun!!!!

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#1 smangicap

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    Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:17 PM

    Hi everyone:


    Despite much initial trepidation, I have discovered that planning my destination wedding is actually REALLY FUN! I've discovered a creative side of me that I never knew existed!


    We are having our wedding at the beautiful Dreams Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - so I felt that a mexican "theme' was appropriate. However, I didn't want to do an extreme, fiesta Mexico theme - I wanted to do a more subdued, "mexican meets glam" type of theme. Our colors are lime green, black, white, and a splash of purple.


    To incorporate my FI's mexican heritage, I decided to use some traditional mexican items in my decor:


    1.) Papel Picado - this translates roughly to "cut paper" (think paper snowflakes, but much more intricate). Typically, these banners are brightly colored and really festive; however, I will be using only black and white banners. I will lay some of the black picado sheets on the table as decoration (see below picture). Basically, I wanted a sort of "lacy" look, but with a mexican twist :)


    2.) Limes - when I think mexico, I definitely think LIMES :) Thus, our signature lime green color. I will use cut up limes in the centerpiece vase with purple and green flowers (I am thinking hydrangeas). I will also use lime green fans as favors - I will spread them out over the table - to me they look like beautiful lime slices!


    3.) Lime eyelet paper lanterns - mexicans use a lot of paper lanterns in their parties, and I love how these are reminiscent of whole lime fruits. The eyelet pattern will also cast pretty shadows :)


    4.) TEQUILA :) - what mexican doesn't like tequila??? lol I have decided to have a tequila shot "toast" rather than the traditional champagne/wine toast during the fiesta. I will set up a special "toast section" on each table, which will have a bottle of Patron tequila, small limes (painted with "I do" and "si", and with crystals glued on - I know, I am really getting into this!!! :) a personalized shot glass, and a mini charro sombrero (see picture below).


    I honestly never thought that this would be so fun! I was never a girl who dreamed about her wedding, so discovering that I actually enjoy this makes it all the better!


    Below are pictures of my planned wedding reception table decor (created using word and microsoft paint), the logo I created (I'm not sure yet how I will incorporate this into the decor) and the tequila toast setup.


    I hope you like these - please, please, please don't hesitate to reply with any comments/suggestions! :)


    Reception Table layouts (I'm still undecided on rectangle vs. circle tables):


    Reception table layout.jpg


    Final Wedding Logo.jpg


    Tequila Shot station.JPG

    #2 smangicap

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      Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:19 PM

      Also, here is a picture of the lime/hydrangea (I think) centerpiece I want to have:





      #3 smangicap

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        Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:22 PM

        And here is an example of black papel picado:

        Papel Picado - BLACK.jpg

        #4 erinbrooke124

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          Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:43 PM

          You've done a great job!  You're very creative.  I'm also using purple and lime green.  The black and white is a nice touch :)

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          #5 jystar13

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            Posted 08 October 2010 - 06:25 PM

            i love everything you are doing! so creative! and i think the tequila as opposed to champagne toast is perfect! such a fantastic idea! 

            now sapphire riviera cancun - february 19, 2011 - 63 booked :)

            #6 Teira1031

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              Posted 08 October 2010 - 06:35 PM

              This is all so great! I LOVE the colors together! You have put so much time and thought into all this! Cant wait to see more of your ideas!

              #7 Aumuller

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                Posted 11 October 2010 - 04:32 PM

                Looks fantastic. Very creative. I love the centrepieces.

                #8 slandro06

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                  Posted 13 October 2010 - 11:10 AM

                  My colors are purple and lime grenn too! I love your ideas!

                  #9 smangicap

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                    Posted 13 October 2010 - 07:19 PM

                    Thanks everyone! It feels so good to get positive feedback - no matter how much you love something, there is always that little twinge of doubt :)

                    #10 lesley_mexico_bride

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                      Posted 25 October 2010 - 02:00 PM

                      WOW, I LOVE it, it's so funny, I was reading your post and I was like, "She and I want the exact same decor!" My colors are purple and lime green too! Love it, thanks!

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