This is an image from Jose’s Workshop in Mexico last fall. (If you’re a photographer I hear there are still a few seats open for this year’s if you hurry! Totally worth it!!!) One challenge you may have already run into if you’re planning a wedding in Mexico and many other destinations…..there are very limited flower and decor options compared with getting married here in the states. So what’s a girl to do? Work with what you’ve got! In this case we brought a few packable items from the states–some linens from La Tavola, and custom wooden menus and place cards from Paloma’s Nest–and then found the rest locally.
We went a few days early to a local market and found the blown glass cylinders and little pink clay whistles. Then the day of, I went around and clipped bougainvillea and ti-leaves from the grounds and wrapped a few hot pink leaves around the votives with twine. Just be sure to do the bougainvillea last since they wilt fairly quickly.
This simple bridal portrait session in the mountains is made beautiful and amazing by many different factors, but our very favorite is the breathtaking location. Swap a city skyline for a mountain ridge, lake view, orchard, or garden and we'll take that any day!