20 Cinco de Mayo Themed Wedding Ideas


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What’s the ultimate May wedding inspiration? Cinco de Mayo! Whether you are honoring the cultural traditions of your ancestors or simply love the passion and fun of this holiday, a Cinco de Mayo wedding is the way to go. Here are my top 20 inspo shots for imbuing your wedding with color, heritage, and excitement.

A Place to Party

Think rugged terrain + Spanish architecture to bring South American flair to your fiesta. Missions, old colonial buildings, and venues with tiled courtyards or fountains (or both!) will whisk your guests away, no passports needed.

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Fiesta Fashion

There are few things more beautiful than lace and it embodies the rustic romance of Mexico. Pick a thicker lace–I love guipure–for extra texture and pair it with a mantilla veil and colorful bouquet. For your bridesmaids, select a bright dress in a coral, blue, or green for that punchy, party-ready feel.

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Spanish Signs

Incorporate Spanish in your invitations, table numbers, and escort cards for a dash of fun. You can go more casual with playful fonts or up the glam factor with calligraphy. Es perfecto!

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South of the Border Menu

Modelo beer with limes. Mini quesadillas. Alcohol infused horchata. The menu options for a Cinco de Mayo inspired wedding are endless–and absolutely delicious! Treat your guests to cultural cuisine with creative twists, like a sangria cocktail or churro cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. And, since everyone loves Mexican food, your guests will be very, very, very happy.

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Hermosas Decoraciones

When it comes to your decorations, capture the spirit of Cinco de Mayo with boldly colored flowers, pillar candles, and earthen vessels made from pottery or terracotta. Linens featuring traditional patterns or images of birds and doves will add dimension to your tables and pay homage to the Hispanic art of embroidery.

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Festive Touches

Little extras go a long way and help tell your wedding story. Offer guests a woven blanket to keep warm and hang Papel Picado bunting from the trees to give that extra bit of Cinco de Mayo detail. And don’t be surprised if your guests ask you to host a Cinco de Mayo party next year!

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  1. Event Design Coastyle EventsPhotographer Brooke Aliceon//2. Event Design Coastside CouturePhotographer Jo Ann Manolis//3. Event Design Lyndsey Hamilton EventsPhotographer Docuvitae//4. Photographer The Grovers//5. Fashion Solstice BridePhotographer: Meghan K Sadler//6. Fashion Mon Amie Bridal SalonDesigner PronoviasEvent Design A Good AffairPhotographer Brian Labrada Photo// 7. Bridesmaid Dresses Joanna August//8. Floral Design Hidden Garden Flowers, Photographer Micah & Megan Photography//9. Stationery WhimsiquePhotographer VanHatten Photography//10. Wedding Planner: LVL Weddings & EventsPhotographer Paula Luna Photography//11. Event Design Victoria CanadaPhotographer Jennifer Bowen//12. Photographer Emilie Inc.// 13. Caterer Modern Art CateringPhotographer Kylie Chevalier// 14. Event Design GATHER EventsPhotographer Braedon Flynn// 15. Event Design Events In The CityFloral Design Holly ChapplePhotographer Abby Jiu// 16. Event Design Coastyle EventsPhotographer Brooke Aliceon// 17. Event Design Kate & Company//18. Floral Design Blush BotanicalsPhotographer Sarah France//19. Event Design Orange Blossom Special EventsPhotographer Viera Photographics//20. Event Design La Fete WeddingsPhotographer Ashleigh Taylor Photography//21. Photographer Krista Mason 
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