Yay yay! I’m SO excited to share Luis and Lizeth’s wedding design! This was definitely one of my favorites of the summer (the COLORS!) and I’ve been keepin it under wraps because…ta da! Luis and Lizeth’s amazing Mexican Cinco de Mayo wedding is being featured on Ruffled today! Man, do they ever deserve it too! Luis and Lizeth’s wedding was labor of love with lots and lots of beautifully done DIY projects.
I’m going to start off by showing you all of the fun design we did for them, including save the dates, invitations, programs and an adorable guestbook! When we met Lizeth and Luis, we knew this was going to be one FUN, colorful, fiesta of a wedding! We were so excited to be a part of it! As we got to know them better through the design process and engagement photos, it was so apparent how much they love their heritage and love celebrating it.
The first thing we designed was the save the date. Luis showed me his love of old western-style typography and I came up with the idea of using a LoterГa (Mexican bingo) card as the basis for the design. The back is an actual LoterГa card (made sure to omit El Diablo and to include El CorazГіn, hehe).
Tied with twine to the save the date card is a custom bingo card featuring La Dama and El Catrin, the Lady and the Gentelman, together to represent Lizeth and Luis. The couple liked this so much that they had it blown up huge to display on an easel at the wedding!
Even the envelopes had a custom wraparound address label incorporating LoterГa elements.
Lizeth told me her guest were so impressed by the save the date, they actually mistook them for the invitation! Boy, an invitation did we create though! Papel Picado was a major item in the decor of the venue, so we knew it would play a big role in the invites.
Our western typography makes another appearance, this time adorned by LOTS of little colorful banners.
There was an English and Spanish version too.We also designed a map to tell the guests how to get from the church to the reception.
Next up to design was the ceremony programs! Lizeth expressed that she wanted to do a fan, and I came up with the idea to make it look like a piece of Papel Picado. We even printed them in many different colors, for a whole rainbow waving away at the ceremony.
One of the reasons I love doing design so much is that we get to incorporate the designs into the photography products as well. For example, Luis and Lizeth’s Engagement Session Guestbook! The whole session had a bit of a Mexican flair, (check it out here!) which В made designing the guestbook really fun!
We incorporated those vibrant little banners into the pages of the book.So cute!
Coming up soon we are going to be posting about the wedding itself, including all the amazing DIY details created by Luis, Lizeth, and lots of friends and family. The wedding was an amazing party, a true fiesta of color! Stay tuned! Also be sure to head over to Ruffled Blog to see the post!