Mexican Wedding Cake Ideas

Recently we had a slice of this fabulous cake from Fantasy Frostings. Not only was it delicious, it got me thinking about what other festive design options there are for couples who are hosting a destination wedding in Mexico and want a Mexican inspired wedding cake.

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So here are even more fun and creative designs your baker can recreate for you for your big day! There’s a fine line between having a Mexican wedding cake and just having a colorful cake so make sure you do a bit of research on cultural patterns, designs, colors, and flowers.  When designing a Mexican wedding cake there are four rules:

1. Make it colorful.

2. Make it personal! Show off your personality.

3. Decorate with fresh flowers or wedding calaveras.

4. And of course it has to be absolutely yummy!

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 {Cake 1: The Goodness via Ruffled Blog, Cake 2: LVL Wedding & Events, Cake 3: Adrienne Gunde Photography via Ruffled Blog, Cake 4: The Graceful Host, Cake 5: Adrienne Gunde Photography via Ruffled Blog, Cake 6: Jonas Peterson via Polka Dot Bride}

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Color Palette Inspiration: Navy + Pink

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If you’re looking for a preppy Spring wedding, look no further than this lovely color scheme, navy + pink. It’s fun, bright, and just the right amount of glamorous!  Personally I never thought these colors would go together but for some reason this color scheme looks amazing! I really love this color scheme for a destination outdoor wedding, whether on a ranch or garden. Another great thing about this color scheme is that it also looks great on grooms! It has just the right amount of softness with the pink and masculinity with the navy, perfect for any groom who is looking to make a statement at his big day! Don’t worry grooms, this color palette has just enough blue for you!Whether you’re planning your preppy, fun wedding in the Spring or Summer this board is sure to inspire! Happy Planning!

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{Cover Photo: Debra Eby via Wedding Bells, Bridesmaid: The Sweet Iced Tea Soiree, Groom: Southern Weddings, Long Dress Maids: Hannah Suh Photography via SMP, Short Dress Maids: Stephanie A. Smith Photography via Floridian, Invitation: Jupiter and Juno Shop, Gingham Jacket: Southern Weddings, Bouquet: Revel Blog}

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Appy Couple Promo Code for our Readers!

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We’ve got another great gift to give our readers from our friends over at Appy Couple, the wedding website and app company with amazing destination wedding websites for you and your guests to use before and even during the wedding weekend.  Just enter BB25 at checkout and save on any design you purchase!

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This perfect palette for a beach wedding is from The Bridal Bar Collection (which we’re super excited about).  But they’ve got all kinds of great designs for destination I do’s.  A wedding website is a must have for your guests when traveling for your big day (and it will save you a ton of time from answering the same questions over, and over, oh, and over again too!).  Check out all that Appy Couple has and don’t forget to get your discount at checkout with promo code BB25.  Happy shopping travelers!

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Indian Wedding Details

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I am absolutely fascinated by Indian culture, especially Indian weddings. I think they’re beautiful, rich, bold and not to mention they look like a ton of fun to be at. Indian weddings are filled with bright and cheery colors which are sure to get anyone off their chairs and onto the dance floor! Remember that oranges, pinks, purples, and reds are among the most common colors when planning an Indian wedding. Other colors can be also be incorporated of course, as long as the palette is vivid. One of my personal favorite things about Indian wedding is the amount of detail that goes into getting the Bride ready. From henna to ornate jewelry, every bride can mix this into their wedding day look even if they are not Indian. Indian weddings are all about celebrating new life with your new partner, and of course what better way to say you’re married than a huge party? Sounds fun to me!

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{Cover Photo: Sweet Little Photographs, Henna: Wedding Bells, Seating Place: Vasia Photography via Rubies & Ribbon, Groom: White Magazine, Dessert: Rachelle’s, Statue: Timmester Photography via United with Love, Bride: Black Box Photography via One Fab Day}

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4 Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

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It’s your big day and you want everyone that you love with you, that includes those furry friends of ours. Traveling with your pets can be a bit tricky but definitely doable. I’ve dug up four basic tips to help you travel with your best friend!

1. Crating your Pet. I know I hate to see my pooch in a crate but remember that this is the safest way (and most of the time required way) to travel with your pet. Don’t worry too much as most pets actually don’t mind being in crates. Make sure that your pet gets plenty of exercise the whole week up to the day of the big trip in order to keep your pet from getting fussy on a long airplane flight. Make sure to bring her favorite toy, blanket, or any other object that will make her feel at home.

2. Double Check with the Airline. It’s crucial you make sure your airline has options for your four legged friend! Also, many airlines will want verification such as vaccine records, rabies shot certificates and proof of registration so you’ll want to make sure to call them with enough time to dig out all this paperwork.

3. Act Normal. Whether your pet sitting with you in the main cabin or elsewhere, remain calm and neutral with her. Never make the pet feel as if they are out of place or something is wrong, this will only make your pet anxious and can lead to bigger problems on the flight like crying, barking, or vomiting. If your pet tends to get anxious or nervous very easily, you may want to speak with your veterinarian about sedatives for your furry friend.

4. Don’t Fly on a Full Stomach. Remember you don’t want any accidents! Your pet should fast for 6 hours prior to take off. Of course always have water readily available for your pet though!

Remember that your pet isn’t used to flying the way you are so make sure to praise them for good behavior on the plane once you land! You’ll also want to take them on a long walk once you’ve arrived to your destination.

Happy Travels!

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{Cover: Sweet Little Photographs, Bottom Left: Evan Hunt, Bottom Right: Erich McVey Photography via Junebug Weddings}

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Color Palette Inspiration: Orange

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When brides and grooms think of orange color palettes they usually think of Fall weddings but orange actually makes for a lovely color palette as we head into Summer. If you’re not looking for something as bold as orange perhaps try out coral or peach since they are on the softer spectrum of this daring color. Orange can easily be combined with other colors like fuchsia, purple, or red for a vivid and festive wedding scheme. Stay away from combing with colors such as blacks and browns as this is what will make it look more like a Fall wedding rather than a bright and cheery Summer wedding! Remember even oranges themselves can play a part on your big day whether your mixing them into drinks or use them as decoration on your cake! Happy Planning!

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{Cover: Blush & Whimsy via  Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Crown: Lauren Hickman Design, Arrangement: Burnett’s Board, Center Piece: Flickr, Cake: Britt Croft Photography via SMP, Drink: Priscilla Thomas Documentary Photography, Flower Girl: Etsy, Cake: Addie Eshelman via Storyboard Wedding}

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Products We Love: Vintage Baby Doll

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 I guess I’m all about Mexican weddings this week- I even had a Mexican lunch today complete with rice and beans! Earlier this week we talked about some fun wedding details to have at a Mexican fiesta and today I wanted to share with you an Etsy shop I’m obsessing over! Vintage Baby Doll is a shop that specializes in fiesta themed party goods. This shop has everything you need to create the perfect fiesta from papel picado to colorfully printed koozies! All the products are inspired by the vibrant heritage and culture of artisans in Mexico. Whether it’s for your wedding, bachelorette or bridal party you’re going to want to check out this shop! Check out some of my favorite products…

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5 Beach Wedding Must Haves

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{Beach Shot: Gypsy Westwood Photography via You Mean the World to Me, Koozies: Etsy, Ice Cream Cart: Shell DeMar & Phillip White Weddings via Boho Weddings, Cocktail: Santa Barbera Chic, Flip Flops: Bumble and Bloom via SMP}

I’m all for unique weddings, but when it comes to beach weddings, I’ve found that there are just some staples that every couple loves to include. Here is my list of five must haves for your beach destination wedding!

1. Beach Shots. Some couples get so caught up in the excitement of their own wedding they forget to take photos with the most important guest! The beach of course! You’ll want to remember every part of your wedding including the venue, so before heading to the reception have your photographer do a mini beach session with you and your new spouse.

2. Koozies. A beach wedding gives you an excuse to order adorably fun drink sleeves. Keep all your beers and soft drinks protected from the sun with a koozie! You can find a plentiful of options on Etsy and customize them to fit your wedding. Hint: These are great keepsakes for your guests!

3. Ice Cream Cart/ Bar. Even though you’re near the beach, the heat can become a bummer to some of your guests. Cool them off with some ice cream! You can bring in a full ice cream cart or an ice cream truck on site, another option though is to provide and ice cream bar instead of the usual candy bar. This is sure to be a hit with everyone including the kiddos!

4. Cocktails. Beach weddings call for great cocktails at the bar, not only for refreshment but it also adds to the overall feel of your wedding. Check out our list of great spring drinks on our sister site, pick your own, or create a custom drink!

5. Flip Flops. No formal heels needed here! Encourage your guests to kick off there shoes and go barefoot during the ceremony or provide some flip flops for them to be more comfortable. These are also great for all night dancing!

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Mexican Wedding Details

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As the weather warms up, Mexico tends to become a hotspot for weddings, honeymoons, and bachelorette parties. Warning, a Mexican fiesta is not for the light hearted! Fiestas are full of bright colors and you can expect to be on the dance floor all night at a fiesta. If you’re a Bride who absolutely loves bold colors and ready to work your Zumba moves on the dance floor then this is the wedding theme for you! How do you throw the perfect Mexican fiesta? Well some must haves include: a Mariachi, yummy mexican food i.e. Churros, Enchiladas, or Tortilla Soup, and perhaps a bar with the best Margaritas! Happy Planning!

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{Cover: Wedding Chicks, Donkey: Brandon Kidd Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Novia Chair: Elizabeth Lloyd Photography via SMP, Loteria Card: The Goodness, Gerber Daisies:, Invitations: Etsy, Table: Diana Lupu Photography via SMP, Bouquet: Nine Photography via Ruffled Blog, El Pato Sauce: Art & Soul Events, Churros: Recipe}

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Color Palette Inspiration: Yellow + Pink

At first, yellow and pink didn’t seem like a likely pairing to me but as I went on a Pinterest search I found this color combination is quite whimsical! This color palette will look gorgeous at any of your Spring destination weddings! I love the pink and yellow flower crown that would look lovely in a rustic chic beach wedding. The lighter spectrum of this color palette like the bridal bouquet screams outdoor ranch wedding. Where as the darker spectrum of the color palette like the painted cake, would look amazing during a sunset beach wedding.  Look for fun ways to add these colors  into your wedding, like the lemon table numbers are such a fun idea!

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{Cover Photo: Chris and Kristen Photography via Oh Lovely Day,Bridal Bouquet: Southern Weddings, Bridesmaids: Inspired Design,Floral Centerpiece: The Way We Love via Wedding Chicks, Lemon Numbers: Segerius Bruce Photography via Wedding Chicks, Chevron Runner: Gabriel Ryan Photography via Style Unveiled, Painted Cake: Kari Bellamy Photography via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings}

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