Yesterday we featured Part One of this gorgeous Cinco de Mayo inspired style shoot. Today, in part two, we see more of a rustic, natural style. The model wore three separate dresses for this part of this shoot. We love the relaxed, but utterly romantic feel of this inspiration. Again, a huge thank you to Melissa McCrotty Photography, and the vendor team who pulled this together, for sharing!

Vendors
Photographer:  Melissa McCrotty Photography | Hair Stylist:  La House of Beaute’ Salon | Reception Venue:  The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Dress Store:  Formal Affairs | Makeup Artist:  Vspa Makeup | Bakery:  The Cake Place

Vibrant Cinco de Mayo Inspired Shoot

Posted by Jeffra on May 03, 2012

In spirit of the Cinco de Mayo Holiday, I’m very excited to share part one of this fun style shoot. Thanks to Melissa McCrotty Photography for sharing, and for all of the talented vendors who worked together to bring this inspiration together. Tomorrow is part two of the style shoot, say make sure to check back!

Vendors
Photographer:  Melissa McCrotty Photography | Hair Stylist:  La House of Beaute’ Salon | Reception Venue:  The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Dress Store:  Formal Affairs | Makeup Artist:  Vspa Makeup | Bakery:  The Cake Place

Cinco de Mayo Photo Montage

Posted by acursaro on May 05, 2009

You’re bound to appreciate this little Cinco de Mayo inspired photo montage!  ‘Tis the season 🙂

Row One:  Mariachi Band Image by sakura photography; Calasiao, Pangasinan Church Image from Backpacking Philippines and Asia

Row Two:  BCBG Dresses and Chinese Laundry Shoes Image from Snippet & Ink; Hot Sauce Favors by Favor Ideas

Row Three:  Latin Dancers Image by Garrett Nudd Photography; Bride and Groom Image by Tec Petaja Photography, Handmade Headpiece by Oh My Deer

Row Four:  Cinco de Mayo Pocket Invitation by Chelle Paperie; Corona Image by Ron Luxemburg Photography

Wedding Planner Margaritas

Posted by rnewton on May 05, 2009

This is not my typical post.  It’s much more personal.  It’s about my Margaritas, which I take even more seriously than my wine.

Wedding Planner Margaritas

First, the equipment:

  • A shaker.  I love the Oxo steel shaker, it’s insulated and the built in cap, pourer and strainer are easy to use.
  • A measuring cup.  Margarita’s are meant to be shared, so I mix several at once in a calibrated beaker.  My favorite is the 2 cup plastic beaker by Trudeau.  I also use a sharpie to mark the levels of each ingredient for a batch of 4 margaritas.
  • A cutting board and a knife.  The knife I use is the unbelievably sharp Japanese Shun 3.5″ paring knife, which is carried by Williams-Sonoma.
  • A muddler, a wooden spoon will also work.
  • A lemon/lime juicer.
  • Glasses.  I am not a fan of the typical wide and flat Margarita glasses, they are too easy to spill and the wide rims carry too much salt.  I prefer a solid rock glass.

A Cinco De Mayo Wedding

Posted by hchapple on May 05, 2009

One of my favorite weddings ever was a Cinco De Mayo themed wedding. Everything about a Cinco wedding is fun, bright, and lively. It creates a wedding that is joyful and family and friends are sure to relax in this fiesta environment.

We dressed the men in khaki pants and black shirts and the groom and groomsmen all wore different colored ties. The maids all wore black dresses and each maid was given a pashmina in a different bright color. This allowed me to literally use every color in the rainbow for the flowers.