Fanny & Luis' improvised, geeky, Wonderland in Mexico wedding

February 1 |
Star wars kiss

The offbeat bride: Fanny, Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Graphic novelist wannabe (and Tribesmaid)

Her offbeat partner: Luis, Helpdesk, geek and muse

Location & date of wedding: Ceremony: Parroquia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Reception: Akbal Lounge, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico — October 31th, 2009

Movie kiss

What made our wedding offbeat: Luis and I where supposed to get married in July of this year in a wedding according to our culture and our families… but we aren't like that (I don't drink, he don't dance, we hate crowds and many other things). In July of 2009, we canceled everything, except our photographer and adventure, to have our wedding for Halloween, to be ourselves.

Walking
The raise of the Lego
Barbie girl

After that WE DIDN'T PLAN ANYTHING — just the obvious like separate a venue, some catering, get a dress, etc. We didn't plan a first dance, an entrance, or a schedule, we let it all flow. We didn't even meet the priest until we entered the church.

Just like the topper

Our cake was, at the last minute, made by the boyfriend of one husband's cousin, and our topper (at the last minute also) was a Corpse Bride figure he gave me years ago. Also we went to a local toy store because we didn't think about the location for our pictures — the manager was thrilled.

Most of the things were done by me: invitations, boutounniers, favors, presentation, my friends fascinators, etc. The rest mostly we got it from the internet. Our reception site was a lounge bar on the second floor of a really old house in downtown Monterrey.

At the end was a little cozy lounge reception with lots of last minute things, close friends and family.

Happy turquoise

Our biggest challenge: I guess the biggest was dealing with the external opinion of our sudden rush to get married (most thought that i was pregnant) and the things we wanted to do. We were patient and explained why everything changed, and even with the drama we remained calm and smiled — everything was going to be like we wanted it.

Also the time. Getting a wedding dress was very difficult on such short notice, My husband's best friend was supposed to make our cake but he got troubles and at the end we got a cake one week before from a cousin-in-laws boyfriend, and many other things. We solved everything staying calm and smiling, if it wasn't meant to be it just wasn't.

Moving
To walk

My favorite moment: Everything because it was so random! But well…

I wanted a first dance but I was willing to not have it because my husband is very very shy and doesn't dance at all. When we entered the reception, on an improvised entrance speech by my husband's friend, my now husband asked to play a song wich was Lucky from Jason Mraz and he "danced" with me for thirty seconds then said, "Ok enough of the cheesy stuff let's have fun."

Bling

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fannyrdz/4288067613

My offbeat advice: Be very very patient and tolerant, people just don't think equal on anything, even more when you're an offbeat spirit. Try to listen and be polite and laugh! Sometimes you'll be surprised how even a really conservative persons can enjoy your ideas.

Beginnings
Groom's side

Also don't plan anything to the max (believe me you will not remember lots of things) and if something goes wrong on the wedding don't get stressed it's just details that can be easily solved — just trust in your partner, family and friends. THE BRIDE IS NOT THE ONLY PILLAR OF THE WEDDING.

"I'm getting married... i'm the bride... oh wait..."

Care to share a few vendor/shopping links?

  1. Your dress is gorgous with a capital G and dont even get me started on the fascinators Wow

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  2. Where did you get those amazing shoes?! I have been looking for comfortable turquoise heels to match my petticoat.

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  3. Pardon my french, but you two have serious balls to do this! I don't think I could let so much go unplanned, so I really respect anyone that can – and everything looks perfect! Oh, and that Headpiece? GORGEOUS!!!

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  4. OMG!i love love LOVE the dress and the fab idea to have your photos taken in a toy store!!amazing!!

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  5. I am SOOO in love with your wedding! :D
    The pictures are just completely amazing! Some cute, some sexy, some just fun.. just perfect! :)
    Congrats to the both of you, I wish you the best :)

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  6. Adorable! There is nothing about this that I don't love! My favorite is the photo of your husband pushing you through the toy store on a flat…so creative and cute!

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  7. The photo of her in front of the Barbies is stunning. Her dress is gorgeous and so is she! I wonder if I can come up with some creative photography locations for my upcoming wedding……all these awesome and unique weddings are so inspirational. Thank you, Ariel!

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  8. The whole thing is just too sweet! It shows that when you really let go, you're in for great surprises! Congratulation! I love the thights and shoes by the way…

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  9. Your photographer is FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos! You two are the most adorable couple ever! And I love the colors, oh I just love it all! Beautiful!!!

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  10. Lovely attitude! I love your comment:"THE BRIDE IS NOT THE ONLY PILLAR OF THE WEDDING."
    Your wedding is as delightful as your attitude. I really delight in your 'look'.

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  11. What a cute couple you too are! I l-o-v-e your hair! Your groom's is kick butt too! The pics are amazing good for you to keep them on:) You can see your geniune love for each other and no stress in the faces, it is great and inspiration to me!

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  12. Love it! The colors, the attire (couple and attendants!), and especially the toy store pics! Love the couple's attitude as well. Just everything is fabulous. Congratulations! =D

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  13. These pictures are absolutely amazing. I love that they managed to incorporate a traditional church wedding with the completely free form of the wedding planning. I commend them for an event well un-planned. They look beautiful and gorgeous and happy.

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  14. Sometimes leaving things unplanned and to unfold naturally makes for some really great moments. I got married nearly 10 years ago (10 years in Aug!!), and I hadn't been to many weddings, so I didn't know the bride was "supposed" to plan every detail to the minute. One of the best unplanned moments was when my new husband and I entered the reception hall and everyone spontaneously aplaudded us. Fun! :)

    Your wedding looks lovely, and I can tell you had fun and were relaxed.

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  15. Your class-but-no-stress wedding has me totally inspired! And I love that you got adorable pumps without having to pay out for a big designer. And the turquoise/gray theme = total win! Plus the random and amazing toy store pics – the one with you on the cart is fantastic. Wow.

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  16. gorgeouis! you, your hubby, the bridesmaids and the toy shop photos!!! Although I do share your pain of the rush to get married = you must be pregnant. Although it did mean I found out why my grandparents got married when they did…

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  17. I love this wedding. The photos standing in front of the Star Wars display ROCK MY WORLD!! The couple is totally gorgeous- what a SMASHING suit on the groom, and the bride is va-va-voom beautiful. What a wonderful, free-spirited wedding! So awesome. It just goes to show that attitude really is everything. You can tell they are going to have a fun-filled, exciting life together! Perfect for each other <3

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  18. hays pero ke wapa damita esa de tu foto
    HAHAHA
    xoxo mi mujerzuela del amors!!

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  19. I think you're my new favourites, FAB!
    The photos in the toy store are particularly amazing, I love the spontenaity of it all! Gorgeous, gorgeous couple.

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  20. Holy crap! This has to be the most unique, unstudied, and sincere offbeat wedding I have seen yet. Congrats, you two!

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  21. I LOVE the idea of having your photos taken in a toy shop, they look absolutely BRILLIANT!! I am so stealing this idea…

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  22. I live in Mexico City, and you just have completely destroyed my preconceived idea that having a different kind of wedding was impossible. Or at least really hard.
    I don't want an expensive, big puffy wedding. I REALLY don't want a wedding full of meaningless protocols, as many mexican weddings have.
    I'm looking foward to a fun, relaxed, small and cheap blue fairy wedding. You just proved me it can be done.
    Now, does anyone know any vendors lik that in México, D.F.?
    Un abrazo Fanny!! Felicidades, te ves hermosa!!

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  23. Hey where did you get the dress again? I followed the link the other day and it sent me to a site.. now it's not working and I found one that I loved on it. Thanks

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  24. I can't stress how AMAZING some of the details of your "wedding porn" are! The feathers, the keys, the toy-store, the turquoise… just awesome. Congrats!

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  25. your weddings is beautiful!! i love it! where did u find your dress?

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  26. Each picure is more fantasic than the last. You look gorgeous and the two of you are so adorable. LOVE the toy store and the venue!!

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  27. Amazing! I'm adding this wedding to my pintrest just so I can keep checking out the photos.
    I love your location photos and I adore the photo of the groom with your bouquet.
    It's got me thinking about wedding planning and how much is really necessary for a wedding really. Thanks!

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