Tequila-inspired décor. Day of the Dead cake toppers. And a wild late-night pool party featuring cannonballs and a midnight taco bar. See what happened when two Californians took their love story on the road—to a south-of-the-border style wedding.

"The setting needed very little dressing," Katie says of the wedding, which was planned with Alison Hotchkiss of Alison Events. "We wanted everything to be simple, natural, and local." The only exception? Air plants, which Katie's 90-year-old grandmother smuggled in from L.A. in her suitcase. ("We couldn't get them down there, and I wanted them for my bouquet," the bride says.)

Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy

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