Mexican Fiesta

Mexican Fiesta

February 1, 2010  |  In Her Shoebox  |  , ,

The day that Ashley Baber got married her life changed forever. She not only married the love of her life, but she fell in love with the feeling of creativity, accomplishment and joy associated with planning her first wedding. Seven years later, she continues to plan weddings, each with the same passion with which she planned her own. Ashley Baber Weddings brings a fresh and modern approach to designing, planning and coordinating weddings of all sizes and styles, which has earned Ashley and her team a reputation for excellence in the Atlanta area, Virginia and throughout the Southeast.


I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Mexico in January. As my husband and I rode around on a scooter in the little town of Progreso, Mexico, I was struck by these bright, colorful papel picado that hung in the streets. My mind began to wander and think about a wedding….


Guests settle in for the late afternoon ceremony in a small villa surrounded by warm air, friends and family. A Flamenco guitarist plays in the background as the casual affair gets underway. The bridesmaids emerge in gowns in various pastel colors and the bride follows in a stunning and sleek yet unpretentious lace gown. Traditional Mexican cuisine is served tapas style as guests nosh for hours on end. Everyone dances to the sounds of a mariachi band into the early hours of the morning, when, in Latin tradition, guests are treated to breakfast.


1. Papel Picado via Domestic Reflections 2. Stirrings 3. Aaron Delesie via Style Me Pretty 4. Ink & Peat 5. Betsy White 6. Martha Stewart via Style Notes



  1. Lovely! Beautiful colors:)

  2. These colors are effervescent!

  3. Loving the colors of this inspiration board. I am such a color person 🙂

  4. Gorgeous! Just like Ashley, this board is fun, festive, positive, and inspiring. Love it!

  5. Love it… it really represents the fiesta that a wedding should be!

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