A Mexican Independence Day Wedding

The colors, cuisine, and traditions of Mexico make it a rich and wonderful theme for your wedding. This post was inspired by Mexico’s Independence Day, September 16! The festive colors of the Mexican flag–green, white and red–are seen everywhere in Mexico today.  If you’d like to have a Mexican wedding theme, consider these as your theme colors. For some colorful and stunning centerpieces and place settings, look for Mexican clay folk art figurines, tin art, paper flowers, or the traditional “loteria” playing cards. You can also use succulent arrangements for your centerpieces and bouquets for that added Mexican flare.

For a fun cocktail hour, have a tacos al pastor station with a cook serving the spicy flame-grilled pork with onion and pineapple on fresh tortillas . For your main menu, offer authentic Mexican cuisine and set it up in a buffet format for your guests to pick and choose what they’d like to try…and let them go for seconds, too! Hang strings of papel picado, the traditional festive paper banners with hand-punched designs, or colored lanterns to decorate the surroundings of your wedding site. Put out lots of colorful votive candles to set the mood in the evening. If you are able to have some fireworks or some sparklers, it would be a nice touch for the end of the night.  Give Mexican candies as your favors, such as De La Rosa Mazapan, a peanut-based candy that’s really yummy and looks so cute in nothing more than its own wrapper.

Mexican Independence Day Wedding Theme Inspiration
{Photo Credits: Church with Papel Picado Decorations by Larry&Flo via Flickr, Mazapan De La Rosa via WeddingofMandM.blogspot.com, Bright Napkins Bound by Beaded Rings by Angie Silvy via Brides.com, , Green, White & Red Lanterns by rpslee via Flickr, Red Roses Bouquet and Mexican Figurines Place Setting via SantaBarbaraWedding.com, Table Setting with Loteria Frog Card by Jenna Walker Photography via StyleMePretty.com, Tacos al Pastor by Ryan Garza via MLive.com, Mexican Flag via Commons.Wikimedia.org, , Mexican Food Buffet Table by Jenna Walker Photography via StyleMePretty.com, Wedding Cake by PapillonCakes.ca, Flowers on Cupcakes by Anita Jamal via Flickr Succulent Bouquet by TheDigitalOrange.com, Red Glass Hurricane Vases with Rhinestones on the Rims by John and Joseph Photography via TheKnot.com, Margaritas by Suzi Q. Varin, Q Weddings via TheKnot.com}

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  1. avatar Julie says:

    GREAT post! Such beautiful and colorful inspiration. I linked this to my blog, which discusses weddings in Mexico – http://www.wedinmexico.com, I’m also on Twitter @wedinmexico.

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