Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican wedding culture
Photos by Adriane White Photography, second photographer: Crystal Birns Photography

Sarah and Veronica wanted to plan a wedding that was super bright and colorful. Veronica is Mexican-American and the wedding incorporated several Mexican culture elements including papel picado, bright tissue paper flowers, lotería table numbers, and tacos. Both brides are crafty, so there was a lot of DIY to be seen. The tissue paper flowers, paint signs, and speech bubble props for the selfie station were a team effort by their whole crew.

The venue, Enchanted Valley, was especially meaningful to Sarah since her grandfather owns a cabin in the Soquel Hills, and she has many fond memories from there.

One of Sarah's favorite parts of the day was the "laying of hands" during the ceremony. All of the guests gathered around the brides and laid their hands on the brides' shoulders, or the shoulders of another guest if they couldn't get close enough. Then they shared their blessings, wishes, and hopes for Sarah and Veronica's marriage. Don't miss their bow-tied Bluetick Coonhound rescue pup making the rounds in the photos!

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican wedding culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican wedding culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican wedding culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican wedding culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican wedding culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican wedding culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican wedding culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican wedding culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican wedding culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican wedding culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican wedding culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican wedding culture

Two brides, bright colors, crafty projects, and Mexican wedding culture

Vendors

Venue: Enchanted Valley • Sarah's Dress: Morilee by Madeline Gardner • Veronica's Suit: Tommy Hilfiger • Rings: Byzantine Jewelry (bands) • Bridal party suits: Generation Tux • Bow ties: Tiebar • Bridal party dresses: Azazie • Day-of Coordination: Rebecca Zavaleta, Danzante Events • Makeup: Meghan Elisabeth • Photography: Adriane White Photography • Second Photographer: Crystal Birns Photography • Officiant: Will Tanner, Sarah's oldest friend • Ceremony music: Lori Rivera and Jamie Michaels • Caterer: Vivas Restaurant • Beer: Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing • Cakes: Gayle's Bakery, Black China Bakery, Peter's Bakery • DJ: DJ AD • Invitations: Green Envelope • Save-the-Date postcards: designed by the brides and printed at Costco • Flowers: lavender grown in brides' yard, baby's breath from Safeway, paper flowers made by Sarah's mom, and bouquets arranged by Veronica

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  1. Congrats you two! Veronica and I were friends many years ago. Then life got in the way (as it often does). What a special treat to see her wedding on offbeatbride!

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