This festive and colorful Mexican themed wedding inspiration shoot is guaranteed to put you in a ‘fiesta’ kind of mood! Jason from Jason Tey Photography, Maeline of Wedding Day Flair, and Olivia at Olive Farm Designs collaborated to recreate a very special love story. Because you see it’s not just any styled shoot, there is a sweet tale behind the inspiration for these images:
From Jason of Jason Tey Photgraphy: “The shoot was inspired by the love story of my little brother Victor and his wife Elizabeth and was built around the concept of what their wedding could have been had they gotten married today. Victor moved to America (from Australia) and one day whilst on his lunch break, Victor noticed Elizabeth at work at a carousel in the local shopping mall and strolled over, introduced himself, and asked her to join him for an iced tea…but she couldn’t leave the carousel.”
“Everyday for two weeks Victor visits her at the merry-go-round during his lunch break and brings her a drink, sometimes iced tea, sometimes milkshakes. Six weeks after meeting Elizabeth they get married in a humble outdoor ceremony surrounded by friends and family. The food is catered by a local Mexican restaurant.”
From Maeline of Wedding Day Flair: “My vision was to re-create a wedding the couple never had in Australia by truly representing their culture and love journey and to share their story with family and friends. I chose vintage tables and chairs because it added warmth and character to the whole design. I personally custom-made the dinner table overlay with red, green and yellow spray paint over a hessian fabric! Flowers that adorn the dining table, side tables, and bridal bouquet included: Water lilies, Gladioli, Asters, Succulents, Prickly Pear and Cacti.
Using white tissue paper and white ribbons, I hand-cut the Mexican Papel Picado flags for our cake and dessert table as well as our tea and fries table. Last but not least, I spray painted a small horse for the table display. It represented where the couple first met at the carousel filled with gold and colorful horses!
For the hot fries and tea-table, we envisioned this table to have sweet red tea representing the tea Victor brought to Elizabeth at the carousel. This table also had hand-made paper cones containing hand-cut fries, representing their journey in Mexico and struggles in making a living to support themselves. The travel luggage was an added touch to represent their journey home. George and Gina Designs helped us create beautiful stationary tags and signs in Spanish for our drinks and fries. They also created invitations, place cards, menus, and table numbers based off of information from the actual invitations and menus at Victor and Elizabeth’s wedding.
With our dessert table, Cupcake Cravers created a 3-tier classic vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream covered in coconut shavings and handmade sugar succulents. Being summer in Australia, we decided to include Ice lollies from Paleta as treats, which added lots of flavour and colour to the table!”
From Olivia of Olive Farm Designs: “The headpiece consists of two blooms which were created from hand dyed petals in silk organza & silk satin. The petals were individually hand pressed with old school millinery tools & were hand sewn together. Vintage millinery leaves and black tip pearl stamens completes the piece!”
From Linda of No.9 Bridal Couture: “The dress was made using an ivory, English lace over vanilla colored pure silk taffeta. The bottom of the gown was tiered using the scallop edge of the lace to give a Hispanic look to the design while the flowing sleeves incorporated a 70s vibe.”
Be sure to check out our other fabulous shoot from this dream team of creatives here!
Photography: Jason Tey Photography // Styling & Design: Wedding Day Fair // Fashion Styling & Creative Direction: Olive Farm Designs // Venue: Melville Rose Nursery in Carmel, Western Australia // Floral Design: Flower Opera // Paper Goods: George and Gina Designs // Cake: Cupcake Cravers // Furniture & Decor Rental: Her Handpicked Harvest // Ice Pops: La Paleta // Tea: The Seventh Duchess // Wedding Gown: No. 9 Bridal Couture // Jewelry: Mosquita // Shoes: Lolliette // Groom’s Attire: Poplin & Panache // Hair: Identified Hair // Makeup: Grace Buckley Makeup Artist // Models: Tanya Jade & Karl Tabucanon.