Vibrant, Colourful & Fun, Mexican Inspired Wedding: Cynthia & Chris

If you like your weddings fun, vibrant and oh-so-colourful – you will adore today’s creative Mexican themed wedding! It’s full of piñatas, papel picado flags and day of the dead (Día de Muertos) detailing.

Our pretty bride Cynthia looks amazing in a romantic pronovias gown and a magnificient floral crown.

Words by Cynthia. Images by Butterfly Photography.

Our wedding venue was Ways, Little Knowle Farm in North Devon, UK – we wanted a venue which we could make our own. When we were doing our research online we found a lot of ‘package’ venues which wasn’t what suited us.

When we came across Country Ways it was perfect, so peaceful and relaxed. We were able to make the place our own and do whatever we wanted (within reason!). We had the whole site to ourselves for the weekend and it came with accommodation for our friends and family too.

A bonus was that they also have a lovely small farm onsite and an arrival of a baby miniature donkey two weeks before our wedding date just topped the day off and was such an attraction for our guests!

I knew I wanted a Pronovias wedding dress from the second I saw them, I loved the slightly Spanish feel to them (they make the dresses in Barcelona). I tried a number of dresses on, but I just knew this one was the right one. I loved the lace detailing on the back and the shape!

My very artistic friend Ugne did my hair after a few trial runs leading up to the wedding!

Because we wanted a Mexican themed wedding I really wanted a mixture of brightly coloured flowers. I loved everything the florist did for us – the flower arch in the ceremony room was spectacular, the bouquets and most of all my flower crown which was perfect!

My Dad and I walked down the aisle to ‘A Thousand Year’ instrumental by the Piano Guys.

We loved our wedding photographers – Ashling and Dan. They made us feel so at ease on the day and were just really fun people to be around! Ashing was so prepared for any eventuality and let me borrow her wellies when my shoes started sinking into the ground!

Their photography is awesome, so natural and relaxed.  Ashling sent me a few shots via email the evening of the wedding and I couldn’t believe how beautiful they were- I couldn’t wait to get more!  They are such a talented husband and wife team!

Our décor mostly consisted of Mexican decorations which had been brought over from Mexico. We styled the ceremony room and marquee with papel picado (tissue paper with cut out patterns), paper doves, tissue paper pom poms and garlands. We wanted everything to be really bright and colourful!

My aunt and cousin came over from Mexico for the wedding.  They brought most of the favours over with them. A collection of traditional Mexican decorations, sweets, bookmarks made of wood bark and handkerchiefs!

My mum hand sewed bags for people to store their favours in. She also made traditional Mexican wedding biscuits – a bit like shortbread.

Our wedding cake was from Marks & Spencer and was decorated with flowers from our florist. We wanted something simple with a touch of colour!

My most memorable part of the day was having our couple’s photos taken straight after the ceremony, we had a blast. It was really great to get away from everything for a little bit and just spend a bit of time just the two of us (with the photographers and a very helpful bridesmaid!). We did also enjoy battering a Pinata to pieces!

If we could impart any advice to other couples planning their wedding… Do what YOU as a couple want to do and feel comfortable with! You have so many people around you who all very helpfully try and impart their opinions, which in some cases are great, but others not so much!

Remember it’s your day; you want something you are going to be happy with and hold fond memories for the rest of your life. If you do what you want to do you will be happy and comfortable on the day, this will show and everyone will have a great time!

I’m so, so SO in love with this bright and colourful Mexican themed wedding – are you?

Congrats to the gorgeous Cynthia & Chris and thanksso much to Butterfly Photography for featuring on the want that wedding blog.

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wedding credits / photographer: butterfly photography / wedding venue: country-ways devon / brides dress: pronovias / grooms suit: debenhams / brides shoes: pink paradox / grooms shoes: tm lewin / bridesmaid dresses: coast / hair & makeup: bride and friend / florist: twigs and flowers / wedding cake: m & s

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