! I'm sure you know most of my decor inspirations since you've helped me come up with some of them
Legal or Symbolic:
Since our travel was the week of January 19-26, we had to pick our wedding date. I know that we’re out of the norm but Derrick and I both agreed that we wanted a legal ceremony. We knew the drawbacks from having a legal ceremony (blood test, translation, cost) but we didn’t care. For us, we only wanted to do it once and have it be witnessed by our family. . Plus, one of my best friends had a legal ceremony in Mexico and she reassured us that it wasn’t too bad. Since we’re having a legal ceremony, we have to be there 3 full days before the wedding. So that’s how we ended up with a wedding date of January 23, 2016.
Since our travel agent is a destination wedding specialist, she not only did the travel arrangement in terms of liaising with Air Transat for our group package, she also liaised with Moon Palace to solidify the wedding contract. Being a Pro Palace Agent, she knew the Canadian Rep and easily had him draft the wedding contract to secure our date. We had her arrange the deposit and without any headaches, we were booked!
Right away, our travel agent forwarded me all of the Moon Palace brochures she had in her files, including the wedding locations within the resort. For us it was a no brainer, we wanted to get married on the beach. Knowing the risks (i.e. having a guy in a speedo in all of the wedding photos), we just couldn’t imagine going to Mexico and not having the idyllic beach ceremony. AND I knew I wanted the reception outdoors, perhaps in a terrace. Coming from Vancouver, we spend enough time in the Fall and Winter months inside watching the rain. We wanted to be outside in the fresh air!
So now the next decision was our wedding colours. Derrick’s sister had graciously offered to make our invitations for us. She loves crafts and she is wonderfully gifted in making cards and invitations so I didn’t hesitate in taking her up on her offer. Derrick and I had been discussing colours and while he wanted orange, I’ve always wanted pink (my favourite colour). I discussed this with his sister and she suggested coral since it was a blend of both colours. What a genius idea! I researched colour palettes for a nice colour to pair with grey. I had narrowed it down to navy or grey. I showed Derrick and he instantly chose gray. So our colours are grey and coral. These were the Pinterest boards we used for inspiration (disregard the gold on the last pic):
Edited by Wafflesmom, 23 July 2015 - 06:49 AM.