A Mexican Fiesta Rehearsal Dinner

Sources: Mexican paper banners, bright centrepiece, watermelon margarita, invitation, mason jars, succulent and billy button bouquet, mariachi band, guacamole dip

With our mutual passion for Mexican food, Mr Lightning and I have decided on a Mexican Fiesta theme for our rehearsal dinner (to be hosted by his family 2 days before the wedding). It’s a nice contrast to the sleek, cool colours of our wedding and gives me an opportunity to show off how sweet and pretty a fiesta can be (no tequila shots and sombreros for this intimate affair).

I’ll make up some invitations in the next week and will start sourcing mason jars for the beverages and centrepieces. Other than that, I’ll get some brightly coloured flowers in orange, red, and pink, as well as some succulents for the tables. I’m not sure if we can get the traditional Papel Picado “Mexican Paper Banners” here in South Africa (pictured above in my inspiration board), but I’m sure I can replicate them with some brightly coloured tissue paper.

I can’t wait to work on something that isn’t black, white and gray for a change! :)

How much time are you spending on decor for your rehearsal? Will it be much like a mini-wedding?


Mrs. Lightning

Cape Town
Wedding Date:
September 2009
Love, Sweet Love: The Walk
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    kmattso2 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:43 am

    Sounds delicious!! I just went to a wedding that had a mariachi band during cocktail hour and all the appetizers were Mexican..it was amazing!!

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