Theming: Mexican Flair

Take a cue from the vibrant traditions of a Mexican fiesta – celebrate with all things big, bold and bright.

  • Story by Photos Sutherland Kovach & Styling Kelly Amundsen and Sutherland Kovach

Bright colours, festive music and the type of flavour that makes your tastebuds sing – it's no wonder Mexican fiestas are top of our theme-spiration list this season. Celebrate with all things big, bold and bright by embracing Central American splendour. Mexican weddings are all about decoration, dressing up and having fun – so leave your inhibitions at the door and let your personal style shine. 

  • Decide on a colour palette by creating an inspiration board to ensure your look is cohesive. Paint charts from home renovation stores are a great resource.
  • Visit Mexican restaurants for menu inspiration – our favourites? Mexican Café and Viva Mexico
  • To pull this look off, be bold and bright! Choosing lime green over hunter green can make all the difference.
  • Jazz up your venue with crepe paper streamers in your colour palette and scatter paper confetti over the tables.
  • White tablecloths offer a neutral backdrop for vibrant colours. Incorporate a natural linen or hessian table runner for some texture.
  • Enhance any space by suspending jugs or pottery from hooks and attaching hand-painted ceramics to walls.
  • In keeping with the Mexican fiesta theme, set up traditional party games such as a coconut shy or horseshoes.
  • Kick off the dancing with festive music, and get your guests grooving by hiring a salsa or samba instructor to give a lesson.
  • Shop around for different varieties of corn. Serve it roasted with butter straight off the barbeque.
  • Place a selection of tapas in the centre of each table.
  • Set up a taco bar and your guests will be talking about it long after the wedding. Include cheese, guacamole, sour cream, refried beans, spicy tomato salsa and plenty of coriander. Offer toppings in small paper cups so guests can help themselves.
  • Be inspired by great Mexican artists such as Frida Kahlo or Diego Riviera. Scatter postcards of their work on tabletops – these can also double as favours. 

For fiesta-worthy fashion inspiration, go behind the scenes of our Mexico-inspired Portrait of a Woman in White shoot. 

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