Mexico City has become more of a destination hotspot in the past couple of years, and it’s easy to see why! Beautiful architecture, an inspiring art scene, and piles of delicious restaurants are just a few reasons it is so beloved. So what better a place to pull wedding inspiration from? This vibe works perfectly for the bride that’s a little artsy with a hint of boho — rich textural elements, hand painted details, and rich, hot colors make for a bold and playful palette.
The trick to keeping this palette consistent and not overwhelming is to choose a few bold colors (we like red, orange, and yellow, here) and then add in pops (just hints!) of secondary bright colors. For instance, the beautiful lush bouquet featured below is overflowing with yellows and orange, but we also choose to include a bright magenta that could almost be a red at first glance. The trailing greenery also helps to break up all the color, a must for any well balanced bouquet. Similarly, keep your centerpieces bright too, and then choose a runner that is more toned down — we think a colorful tablecloth with a cutout runner could be festive as long as the palette is consistent!
For table numbers, go shopping at a local flea market for loose tiles (you can also find a plethora of gorgeous hand-painted tiles online), and have your calligrapher paint numbers on each one. You can take them all home and mount them on your wall in a grid afterwards as a pretty memento that doubles as art! Hand out Taza chocolate (that come in a bunch of delicious flavors, like cinnamon) as favors for your guests to nibble on, or they can take the chocolate home and melt it into a super rich hot chocolate.
For your 'maids, we love the idea of a festive printed dress in your palette (with such bright colors it’s less chaotic having different shaped dresses in the same color or choosing one print and all the same dress), and keep the bouquets a little more subdued if you’re incorporating a ton of color in their dresses already.
Keep your wedding dress laid back and streamlined — so much color calls for simple and modern, nothing fussy. If anything, save the color for your shoes (like these red Gianvito Rossi’s) and bouquet.
If you’re having your wedding outside, pass out fans to your guests that echo a classic Mexican papel piecado banner in white — they’ll not only keep guests cool, but make for Instagram-worthy photos.
1. "Fete" place mat, $28 for four, Kim Seybert; 2. Mini dress, Valentino; 3. "Tulips" save-the-date, $181 for 100, Linda and Harriet by Paperless Post; 4. Shoes, $1,095, Gianvito Rossi; 5. Bouquet, $250, A.P. Bio Designs; 6. "Pigalle Yellow" ceramic tile table number, $12, Mosaic House; 7. Cinnamon chocolate Mexicano disk, $5, Taza Chocolate
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