Luxurious Mexico Inspired Style Shoot

With hundreds of weddings and photoshoots shared on Wedding Obsession, I absolutely LOVE when I get something unique that is a style that I haven’t yet shared before. Today, Tracey of Tracey M Events shares with us a recent style shoot that was inspired by the beauty of Mexico. Details aplenty, the tablescape is utterly luxurious and including absolutely beautiful floral arrangements. Adding to its authenticity, there’s even a Mariachi band and a pinata! It doesn’t get better than this. Photos are by Janice Yi Photography.

Says Tracey of Tracey M Events: We wanted to bring our love of Mexico into this styled shoot. Since the couple could not go to Mexico, we decided to bring a touch of Mexico to Toronto. This super sweet real-life couple jumped on board and agreed to be our romantic and dreamy couple in love.

We wanted to incorporate romance, fun, florals and of course, true love into the mixture, and I think we did just that. What a wonderful team we had to make it all come together!

Luxurious linens, an overdose of candles and flowers, beautiful gold flatware, an amazing cake, gorgeous and ornate dinnerware, and stunning laser cut stationery helped bring the romantic and dreamy aspect to life. The Mexican touches were carried out with a Mariachi band, a wishing tree, and of course the addition of the Luchador wrestler in the boutonniere and stuffed doll for the guests to sign their attendance.

St Petersburg Historic Hotel Wedding Venue The Vinoy Renaissance

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Elegant Southern Charm Blue White and Gold Wedding Invitation Suite with Custom Monogram | Tampa Bay Paper Goods A and P Designs

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Elegant Blue and White Wedding Invitation and Diamond Engagement Ring with White Gold Wedding Band | St Pete Paper and Stationery A and P Designs
Says the bride: We worked with Tracey M Events to create our custom wedding crest which we wove throughout the wedding year, from Save-the-Dates, stamps, and thank you cards all the way to our napkins, koozies, cake topper, and dance floor. We cannot speak highly enough about Tracey M Events. We wanted our wedding paper suite to be perfectly woven together, from the first stamp on the Save-the-Date to the last reply card and everything in between. The owner, Alicia, was so wonderful and patient in working with me to create an incredible watercolor crest for our wedding which was woven in subtly across our entire wedding year. Tracey M Events designed our Save-the-Dates, a watercolor floral crest of our names with flowers from my bouquet (used for shower thank you notes, save the date stamps, our wedding website and a gold version for our dance floor), a monogram version of our crest, which we used for our invitation stamps, our invitations with letterpress printing, envelopes and envelope liners, reply card, details card, and custom watercolor map of our beloved St. Pete including our new home, favorite spots and wedding weekend important locations.

Pink Peony and WHite Floral with Greenery White Ribbon Wrapped Bridal Bouquet with Blush Pointed Toe and Rhinestone Heel Wedding Shoes

Rosa Clara A Line Wedding Dress on Hanger

Bridal Party Getting Ready Portrait in Blue and White Monogrammed Robes | Wedding Hair and Makeup Michele Renee The Studio
St Pete Wedding Ceremony Venue St Paul's Catholic Church
Traditional Church Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Father of the Bride, Bride with White and Pink Peony Bouquet

Says the bride: Kevin proposed on January 7th, right after the craziness of Christmas and his brother’s New Years’ Eve wedding. He told me we were going to his company’s holiday party downtown and suggested we get drinks at the Vinoy before, as we commonly do. I remember thinking he was acting a little funny, but I chalked it up to thinking he was just dreading the party because he would miss the NFL playoff games. After having one drink at the porch, he abruptly suggested we try the new “pop up bar” in the tea garden. Despite my questioning and protesting, he managed to convince me to head towards the tea garden, even though the sign said closed for a private event. As soon as he opened the doors, I saw we were alone in the romantic garden and there was a bottle of champagne on ice and two glasses on the beautiful fountain. Everything started to click and I immediately starting crying and shaking. He walked me closer to the fountain, took my hands, and through both of our tears said the most beautiful words and got down on one knee. We sat on the fountain, toasting champagne, laughing from shock, and crying from happiness as his mom secretly snapped photos from the bushes (unbeknownst to me!). Later that night, he took me to a surprise party with all our family and friends waiting. It was a dream!

Traditional Church Wedding Ceremony Portrait, with White Floral and Greenery with Ribbon Flowers on Wooden Pews | St Pete Ceremony Venue St Paul's Catholic Church

Traditional Church Wedding Ceremony Portrait, with White Floral and Greenery with Ribbon Flowers on Wooden Pews | St Pete Ceremony Venue St Paul's Catholic Church
Outdoor Park Wedding Party Portrait, Bridesmaids in Floorlength Azazie Matching Halter Blue Dresses with White and BLush Pink Bouquets with Long RIbbon
Outdoor Park Bridal Party Portrait, Bridesmaids in Floorlength Azazie Matching Halter Blue Dresses with White and BLush Pink Bouquets with Long RIbbon
Outdoor Park Bridal Wedding Portrait in Open Back with Bow Rosa Clara Bridal Dress, with Blush Pink and White Peony Bouquet with Greenery, Comb Veil and Large Drop Earrings | St Pete Wedding Hair and Makeup Michele Renee The Studio
What were your wedding hair and makeup inspiration?

I wanted something classic and elegant that reflected my personality and the style of my wedding dress. Kate Middleton is my style icon so I used a lot of her pictures to help convey my ideas.

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I had actually been a bridesmaid in two other Blush Pretty weddings prior to my own, so selecting them was never really a question! I tried to do my due diligence to look around at other vendor prices but quickly came back to Blush Pretty for their quality, experience, and competitive prices. I was so incredibly happy with how my hair and makeup turned out on my wedding day. I’ve never felt prettier! Exactly how a bride should feel! Savannah’s attention to detail and patience was incredible. She was so sweet to my mom and also helped her feel completely at ease with her own hair and makeup.

Outdoor Park Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in A Frame Rosa Clara Bridal Dress with White and BLush Pink Bouquet

Outdoor Park Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in Open Back with Bow Rosa Clara Bridal Dress

How did you incorporate you and your spouse’s personalities into the wedding?

Kevin and I are HUGE SEC football fans. I’m an LSU girl (Geaux Tigers!) and he’s an Ole Miss boy (Hotty Toddy!). We had limited choices on a wedding date, and when we found out October 7th was a huge SEC rivalry weekend, we knew we had to embrace it. We set up a “football lounge” on the patio with a projector, couches, and ESPN multi-cast so our guests could watch their games. We even made our late-night snack a fun nod to our college football roots, LSU corndogs, and Ole Miss “chicken on a stick.”

Custom Monogram Wedding Favor Blue and White Koozies in Gold Dish, with Printed Bar Menus in Antique Gold Frames | Tampa Bay Wedding Invitations and Monogram A and P Designs

Southern Charm Hotel Ballroom Wedding Reception with Tall White and Pink with Greenery Centerpiece in Gold Candelabra Vase, with Gold Chiavari Chairs and Chargers, Navy Blue Linens and Tablecloth | St Pete Historic Hotel Wedding Reception Venue The Vinoy Renaissance

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?

Luxurious Mexico. We both love Mexico, where we both went to school. We wanted to highlight touches of Old St. Pete, weave in our adopted Mexico roots and reflect our fun, light-hearted personalities.

What were your colors?
I am a self-proclaimed girly-girl but wanted to incorporate the elegance of fall. I chose navy, blush, and gold for their classy, rich, and romantic hues.

Southern Elegance Wedding Reception Round Table Setting with Gold Chargers, White Printed Menus in Navy BLue Napkins, Blush Linens, and Gold CHiavari Chairs and Flatware

Four Tier Round White with Gold Ribbon Stripes Wedding Cake with Ornate Custom Monogram Floral Framed Cake Topper on Gold Cake Stand with White and Pink Flowers | St Pete Wedding Stationary and Monograms A and P Designs | Historic Hotel Wedding Venue, Caterer, and Cake Vinoy Renaissance

Round White with Gold Ribbon Stripes Wedding Cake with Ornate Custom Monogram Floral Framed Cake Topper | St Pete Wedding Stationary and Monograms A and P Designs | Historic Hotel Wedding Venue, Caterer, and Cake Vinoy Renaissance

Bride and Groom First Dance Portrait, Groom in BLack Tux with Blush Pink Boutonniere, Bride in Belted Rosa Clara Bridal Dress | St Pete Wedding Hair and Makeup Michele Renee The Studio

What did you look for in a wedding DJ?
We wanted a DJ who would be a part of our fun reception, not try to take it over.

Photography: Janice Yi Photography
Planner And Event Stylist: Tracey M Events
Venue: Estates of Sunnybrook
Cutlery And Stemware: Chairman Mills
Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero From She’s So Beautiful
Suit: Andrews Formals
Makeup And Hair: Blush Pretty
Mariachi Band: Jorge Lopez Entertainment
Linen, Chairs And Covers, Candles: Have A Seat
Florals: Celebrationz Inc.
Cake: Patricia’s Cake Creations
Stationery: Invitique

Now its time to enjoy this week’s second wedding photoshoot which is a rustic country wedding photoshoot in Alberta.

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Luxurious Mexico Inspired Style Shoot - 6 small white flowers wedding hair downWhat was your favorite moment from your wedding day?

As we were announced husband and wife, and we turned to look at our family and friends. The song “Good Life” was playing in the background as we walked down the aisle, and I could just feel the love and happiness radiating from everyone. I was smiling like a fool and crying the whole time.

Another one was When my Dad gave me away, Curtis took my hands and whispered, “I blew out my pants”. I thought he was joking, and trying to get me to stop crying. I found out after the ceremony that his suit had been ripped from crotch to knee when he bent down to pick up his niece, our flower girl, as she got to the end of the aisle. You can see the draping pant leg in a couple of photos, haha.

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What were your inspiration behind your overall wedding decor and colour choices?
Curtis and I are both country kids and wanted to keep the theme simple with a country feel, which is why we chose white as one of our colors. We also love the outdoors and felt that green was a fresh, outdoors-y color. It’s also my absolute favorite color, so I think Curtis just assumed it would be part of our decor.

green cookies table vase clear centerpiece

green test tube candys tin bucket wedding

black white damask table runner green modern

green black modern draping backdrop white lanterns

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Do you have any advice for other brides-to-be?

DELEGATE!!! I had several family members and friends ask if there was anything that they could do to help out the day of, so I assigned everyone with tasks. It was so nice that I didn’t have to worry about anything the day of, because everything was taken care of.

Photographer: Kelsy Nielson Photography
Catering & Cupcakes: Jolene Bjarnson, Complete Catering
Flowers: Lofty Designs
Rings: Leduc Goldsmiths (custom)
Makeup: Cara Eden
Hair- Susan Melnyk, Edmonton
DJ: Mike Blower, Garage Rock (email: garagerock@shaw.ca)
Ceremony & Reception sites: Maple Dell Innisfail, AB
Printing, Invitations, Signage: Free
Transportation: Bob’s Bus, Edmonton

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