Have you ever wanted to throw a big Mexican fiesta for your friends and family? Well, that’s exactly what Rose and Brogan did. This vibrant wedding with Mexican inspired details is everything you could ask for in a fiesta. Held inside a unique 1950s art deco style venue, Rose and Brogan’s nuptial celebration utilized an eclectic array of objects sentimental to them. They made sure their guests knew exactly whose wedding was being celebrated by incorporating Mexican sugar skulls, cacti and maracas into their décor. The bride even chose to make her own gown, using a 1950s pattern and inspiration from her grandmother’s own wardrobe. Her short gown left plenty of room to show off what she calls her “dream shoes” – hot pink flats adorned by skulls. Even the ceremony was non-traditional and colorful : the bride and groom got tattoos on the spot rather than exchanging rings. The guests feasted on tacos and rainbow-colored donuts. Thanks to Fred + Hannah Photography for perfectly capturing this eclectic rainbow of visual delight, sure to inspire future quirky couples looking to set their celebration apart from the rest!
Such a fun + vibrant Mexican Maracas
Colourful Mexican fiesta Wedding Ceremony Decorations
Hot pink flats adorned by skulls – the bride calls her “dream shoes”
Rose and Brogan got tattoos on the spot rather than exchanging rings — ” Hearts on our fingers forever ” said Rose.
We love this fun Mexican fiesta Wedding lounge area.
That colourful chairs and garlands above are pretty on point!
We love tacos – A Great Idea for Your Wedding Reception. Your guests will have a terrific time building their own tacos, plus it will allow you to interact with your guests since everything is already prepped. A taco bar is not only a great idea for Cinco de Mayo, but you can also consider this tasty menu option for your bridal shower or even your wedding!
Pretty Semi Naked Wedding Cake were made by Hannah Leonard – bridesmaid
How did the two of you meet?
If Brogan was telling the story – he would say that I saw his band playing and chased him down, however, it is considerably more bland than that, good ol’ facebook brought us together. I am painfully shy, so getting to know Brogan online was much easier, and not too long after, he moved across the state to be with me, and my dog.
How did he propose?
We live in a little seaside town and in the summer months, spend a lot of time at the beach, bobbing around on inflatables – sadly the proposal did not happen on an inflatable flamingo, but a gorgeous surprise picnic on the beach was just as fun!
How did you choose your dress?
I made my own dress – and it being the busiest time of year for weddings, I only got a chance to start it two weeks before the wedding – which I think freaked out a lot of people! Luckily, it was so much fun, I was happy to spend many late evenings creating it, whilst brogan was at band practice/gigs. I chose a short style, because I had purchased my dream shoes months earlier, and also wanted it to be a fun party dress! It is based on a 1950s Vogue pattern, which was handed down to me from my late Nanna, along with her version of the dress.
What made you choose your wedding theme?
Anyone that knows us, knows we love colour. We wanted people to know that they were at our wedding and there was no mistaking that! Cacti, skulls, so much colour, and most importantly – tacos! We really felt like this theme encapsulated both our personalities and tastes perfectly.
Why did you choose your wedding and reception venue?
We knew we wanted a simple venue – that could be transformed into whatever we wanted. We had driven past the hall many times – and the cool 1950s art deco facade had always caught our attention. Once we saw the inside, we were sold.
What reading did you have at your ceremony?
We didn’t have a reading, we wanted to keep the ceremony short and sweet, we had lots of small children there – but we did write our own vows, including promises of plentiful pina coladas! We also did not exchange rings, instead we got tattoos – right there and then! hearts on our fingers forever.
What songs did use throughout your wedding?
For years we had a song picked, a song that would bring us to tears thinking ahead to our wedding day and walking down the aisle – unfortunately, my brother was also getting married, a month before us, and his fiancee had chosen that song, unbeknownst to us! not wanting to cause a fuss, we found a new song – We The Kings – Just keep breathing. Our first dance, albeit awkward, was to Paramore’s Still into you, played my brother and his new wife, and sung by Brogan’s sister.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day?
For me (Rose), walking into the hall – the door was closed so I couldn’t see a thing, it opened and I just saw a massive burst of colour, and all our friends and family, and then there was a massive burst of emotion on my face, in the form of non-stop streaming tears.
Photographer: Fred + Hannah
Gown: Made by bride
Shoes: Alexander Mcqueen
Groom’s suit: Shirt + Bow tie – made by bride
Bridesmaids’ dresses: made by bride
Groomsmen’s suits: target – bow ties made by bride
Hairdresser: Kat Flesfader
Makeup artist: Kat Flesfader
Sunglasses : wildfox couture
Necklace : Bell Frankie + Co
Clutch : Natalie Alamein
Earrings : Lovisa
bridesmaid earrings : Each to Own
Tattoos as wedding rings : Chris White
Florist: flowers were purchased wholesale and assembled by bridesmaids
Flowers : Cape country flowers and Outside flowers
Wedding cake : Hannah Leonard (friend/bridesmaid)
Catering & drinks : Mrs Bennett Cooks
Tacos : Tacos De Pancho
Transport : Family friend
Gift registry : Donations to the RSPCA
Celebrant : Rosemary Fishwick (no website)