Virginia & Eddie's Latin flavored, Dia de los Muertos vow renewal #Real Weddings: Western US#california#church#couples of color#dia de los muertos#fall weddings#mama bride#mexico#music#shrug#vow renewal Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted May 7 2010) Offbeat Editors The Offbeat Bride: Virginia, Customer Service Her Offbeat Partner: Eddie, District Manager Location & date of wedding: San Fernando Valley, CA. The reception was held at The Castaway in Burbank and the ceremony was at the San Fernando Mission Rey De Espana — October 24, 2009 What made our wedding offbeat: After twelve years of being together and nine years of being married we wanted to do something really special for our ten year anniversary. Our wedding was small and very intimate with a guest list of sixty-five, including our wedding party. We planned the whole thing ourselves. We knew we wanted to keep some tradition in our wedding but we added our own twist to everything. My bouquet had a crystal spider. We gave out personalized mini bottles of patron as favors. Our cake topper was a Dia de los Muertos couple. I walked down the aisle to a Mariachi playing "I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash. My parents helped us pay for some of the wedding but mostly it was just the two of us. My mom did buy me my wedding dress wich was made by Melissa Sweet. We saved some cash by having a friend do our video which turned out to be really AMAZING! I found our photographer on craigslist and he turned out really AWESOME! We also saved a bunch on all our flowers by hiring a friend. Our biggest challenge: Our biggest challenge was finding music for the church. We both knew we wanted a mariachi and we also knew that I wanted to walk down the aisle to "Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash. This was not an easy task but by some miracle we found a mariachi band that was willing to learn the song just for me. I found the mariachi from a local newspaper. What were the most meaningful moments of your wedding? My hubby's uncle is a priest in Mexico and we had wanted really badly for him to marry us and as far as we knew he couldnt make it to the wedding. But on the day of the wedding he surprised us both by showing up at the church, ready to marry us. At the reception my husband serenaded me and sang "All Over Again" by Johnny Cash. He had a friend play the guitar. That was a real special moment for me. After being together for twelve years he still manages to surprise me. He took my breath away. Also having our twelve year old daughter Mia participate in the wedding brought tears to my eyes. She was our Jr. Bridesmaid. Our priest included her in the Lazo Ceremony and she was so very happy to be a part of it. My advice for other offbeat brides: Take breaks from planning. Planning a wedding can be very overwhelming and it doesnt hurt to take a breather. Go out and enjoy the day with your significant other. Never forget why you are getting married in the first place. It's not for the linens, venue, flowers etc… Only you notice all that's gone wrong — the guests are too busy having fun. If something goes wrong on the day of the wedding just remember that you just got married to the man/woman you LOVE. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? My dress was a Melissa Sweet & I bought it at "The White Dress" I also got my bolero, veil and fascinator from them as well. All my flowers at the ceremony and reception were provided by Romel & Edgar at flowerfairy wings. Linens were by Raquel's Linens Lady Dragon shoes by Vivienne Westwood Invites, programs, placecards, table numbers were by Blue Tulip Design on Etsy. Enough talk — show me the wedding porn!: PREVIOUS How to DIY a festive wedding banner: Part 1 NEXT Stephanie & Chase's Gamer, Nerdabilly, Geek Chic Wedding Show/Hide comments [ 26 ] Virginia you are gorgeous and your dress is one of my favorites that I've ever seen! Reply I ALMOST went with that dress. All the little details on it are so lovely. It is truly beautiful and you ROCK it sister! Love the bolero as well. Well done and congratulations! Reply Congratulations! I totally stole your spider idea when I saw it on here before. They are my favourite and I have them all over house, I'd never thought of putting one in my bouquet before tho, love it!! Reply Amazing! I am also walking down the aisle to Walk the Line, no Mariachi band though 🙁 Reply I lurk on just about every wedding blog on the planet, and I RARELY take the time to coment. However, this weddig was so perfect and wonderful and touching…Wow. It literally gave me chills. Congrats! 🙂 Reply Absolutely my favourite dress featured on OBB! Love the deep red rose bouquets! And loved the shoes! Envious in a good way, Best of Luck! Reply You were a lovely bride in a fantastic outfit – and what a sweet touch having your daughter included in the lazo! Great job 😀 By the way, that car was FIERCE. Reply what a beautiful bride, thanks for sharing Reply yes yes yes!!! johnny cash at a wedding! i love it! that dress on you is outstanding. what a great wedding! Reply I saw that dress on the cover of a Brides magazine in my salon before I was even engaged, and I've been obsessed with it ever since. It's sadly out of my price range, but I'm glad SOMEONE gets to wear it, especially a fellow obm/obb! I really like the whole "50s with a dash of Latin" feel of this wedding. Congrats/happy anniversary! Reply This wedding has long been a favorite of mine since I saw the photos in the OBT! So elegant and wonderful. Congratulations! Reply I love all of the details. Your renewal looked amazing. Reply Could you please tell me where you found the bottles of Patron? I would love to do that for our rehearsal dinner Reply Hi Michelle, I actually bought the mini Patron bottles at a local Liquor store. Reply I remember seeing your walk the line poster on OBT and being excited to see the wedding photos, I now feel it's even more beautiful that I could have imagined. I love that you renewed your vows for your 10th anniversary and that your daughter got to be included in your wedding. Here's to another 10 (at least!) Reply Perfect, perfect, perfect! I love the infusion of your Latin heritage, and how you made this ceremony so uniquely yours. And your cake is AWESOME. I hope our 10-year renewal of vows turns out as well! Reply I am using spiders on my flowers, dress, and headpiece as well. LOVE IT! Reply I love everything about your renewal! Congrats. Reply Such a pretty wedding! Love it all! Great Pics Reply love love love this!!! the pics are gorgeous! i love how you did offbeat catholic wedding. gives me hope that i don't have to be cookie cutter when the time comes. =)) Reply What a beautiful wedding, Virginia! I love every detail especially the personlized patron lables…We are doing a destination wedding in Mexico and I have a similar idea for my save the dates…I'm sending boxes with mini bottles of Patron and was wondering how/where you got the lables done?? Thanks so much! Reply I had spare time while doing laundry today, and of course that's the best time to check OBB! This wedding was under the header and I squee'd when I saw the title, and laughed when I realized I used to work with the groom. I'm sure this was one super fun wedding to be at! Reply Lol! What a small world. Reply Are the additional photos for this wedding still available to be seen!? I really would like to see more! pleeeeeaaaase! Reply http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkgarbage/sets/72157623507477818/with/4116773818/ 🙂 Reply What a beautiful wedding! Can you tell me where you found the labels for the mini tequila bottles? Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. 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