Saturday, June 28, 2008

Papel Picado Banners

I got the necessary supplies to make our very own papel picado banners this weekend. Papel picado is a Mexican tradition of tissue paper banners with intricate cut out designs. When we were in Mexico we saw these banners everywhere and I wish I could hang them all over. This is a photo from a church in Oaxaca we visited.

We will see how I do at trying to create my own. I am taking some design clues from They have a training workshop in San Antonio and sell some strands online if all else fails. Here are some patterns I hope to recreate.


Another inspiration from our trip to Mexico are these large class jars full of colorful juices or aqua frescas. This would be really cute at the Tempe fiesta and Nebraska Garden Party.

These are from Pottery Barn. Mom and I tried to order but they are already gone. :(

I think I will try to find something similar for lemonade, iced tea, and prickly pear margaritas.

Fuschia Flowers!!

I actually hate pink. Especially pale baby girl pink. But I have recently become obsessed with bright pink. Especially when paired with other bright colors like turquoise, yellow, orange, and red. I would love some of these flowers in my bouquet.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Thank you card idea

I saw these note cards from Bird and Banner's Etsy store and want to try to make Thank You notes using the same technique.

I think this would be a really cute idea. Maybe it would be a clever way to use all of mom's cross stitching thread.

Invitation Ideas

I love this idea for a save the date card from I think I will try to recreate myself and include tissue paper and instructions for a Mexican paper flower.

The Dress

What do you think: long and lacy or short and flowy?
I think I found the best compromise and ordered it a few weeks ago. But everyone will have to wait to see it. Who knows though. 10 months is a long time and I might find another I like better!

Sedona Ceremony Location

This is the location of our ceremony at Red Rock Crossing in Sedona. Cathedral Rock is in the background.


Matt and I are busy planning our Fiesta inspired wedding. We will be having a small ceremony with family in Sedona, a Fiesta in Tempe, and dessert reception in Nebraska. We will use this blog to post our ideas and plans to share with family and friends.