Wedding Pinatas

wedding pinatas

{Photos: Ruffled Blog, InchMark}

Cinco de Mayo may have come and gone but our love for all things Mexico will never pass!  Are you hosting a destination wedding in Cabo?  Riviera Maya?  Or perhaps San Miguel?  Well, anywhere you wed in Latin America or infuse Mexican culture into your big day, consider this fun addition to your reception entertainment – wedding pinatas!   Oh what fun for the kids at your wedding (and even the adults too)!  Commission a pinata in your color palette, theme, or even in small sizes to serve as your wedding favors with sweets inside.  They make for great decor and the ceremony will certainly be something guests will talk about!

wedding pinata

{Photos: Red/White/Blue Pinata: Emmaline Bride, Spilled Pinata: JB Reed via Grey Likes Weddings, Cookies: She Knows, Colorful/Diamond Pinata: Refinery29, Cake Pinata: Joel Jordan Photography, Bell Pinata: Martha Stewart Weddings}

 Did you know that the pinata actually originated in China?  Then the tradition spread through Europe but is mostly used in Latin American countries now.  So if you love a pinata but aren’t saying “I do” in Mexico – that’s okay too!  Pull in it’s Asian or European roots and opt for a look a little more fitting of whatever your event may be!


Infusing Music into Your Destination Wedding

music themed wedding ideas{Photo: Robert Evans Studios}

Destination weddings are often infused with the local culture (which of course, we love).  But in what ways can you enhance that visceral experience for your guests?  Music!  Music is one the fastest ways to fall in love with somewhere new.  So why not work with local musicians to create a ceremony or reception ambiance fitting of the location!?  (That includes here in the US folks!  We’ve got some amazing musical talents and a lot of history to incorporate, should you being said “I do” stateside.)  But beyond the beautiful sounds of steel drums or wind instruments hailing from Bali, if you are a lover of music, then consider a few extra touches that take the experience from sound to possibly touch or taste.  Music sheets wrapped as cones for petal tossing, song named table numbers and matching place cards, a violin groom’s cake if that’s his flavor!  The ideas can flow from ceremony to reception, from tabletop to dessert and even welcome bags for your traveling guests (think small local instrument for the kids to play with).  I can almost hear the music playing now…

destination wedding music options{Photos: Violin Cake: Jessi Cakes, Guitar Guest Book: The Savannah Wedding Planner, Maracas: Mishka’s Designs, Bagpipes: Miki & Sonja Photography, Steel Drums: Weddings by Color, Straight No Chase Men’s Group: SNC, Music Themed Place Cards: Robert Evans Studios}


Heart Wedding Details

February is upon us and that means more engagement rings to be given and Valentine’s Day weddings!  Are you planning a quick getaway for a Valentine’s wedding?  Or perhaps you just love love and what to infuse a few romantic hearts into your big day.  Well, then this post is for you!  The heart details at a destination wedding can be a bit more creative than the average “I do” and we’re kicking off the concept with rocks, arrows, a handmade bouquet and more!  How will you include a heart or two into your wedding?  If your guest count is small, then I highly recommend rallying the group into formation for a photo op!

heart themed wedding{Photos: Basket of Hearts: Not on the High Street, Rocks: via Style Me Pretty, Bouquet: Labelle Bride, Cupcakes: Oh Darling Photography, Ring Pillow: Crafty Pod, Shoes:, Balloons: Jonathan Ong via Once Wed, Heart Twinkle Lights: Flickr, Map Hearts: Everything Fab, People in Heart Formation: Flickr}

I love a little garland at a destination wedding, especially in a country like Mexico or Spain.  And if you’re stateside then consider a few throw pillows adorned with the symbol of love.  Cakes and confections are an easy sweet themed treat and but don’t overlook the natural beauty that surrounds you, you might be surprised to find a heart already on site!

heart themed weddings{Photos: Pillow: Etsy, Bark Candles: Spearmint Wedding, Garland: Etsy, Pillows: Jillian Mitchell via Style Me Pretty, State Artwork Sign: Etsy, Arrows: Design Sponge, Island Formation: Hearts Everywhere, Cake: W. Scott Chester Photo, Cookies: Daily Candy}