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Rustic Mexican Fiesta Wedding

Who doesn’t love chips, salsa and margaritas? Well … we certainly do! So, it’s no surprise that we are super excited to feature Randy and Naomi’s rustic Mexican fiesta wedding. Complete with a mariachi band, signature margarita cocktail and tasty Mexican food food served at the reception.

All held at a private berry ranch in Watsonville, California and perfectly captured by Kristen Wood. As always, there are a ton more photos to see in the full gallery here, and Naomi goes into more detail about their special day, so be sure to read more.

From The Bride:
Our first look was really special. I got to see Randy from afar while he was getting ready for me to appear, and the first sight of him made me so excited. I felt like a little kid and I couldn’t wait to go see him. At the moment of our first look, there were a lot of things going on in the background with people setting up and people arriving, but I’ll never forget how we locked eyes and the depth of our gaze spoke more love than we had words for. We couldn’t stop smiling.

Advice for couples planning:
At times the process is every bit as stressful and overwhelming as people say it is, but it’s all worth it. Decide on what’s important for each of you. For us, it was good photography and ensuring that our guests have fun. If you set the stage for a good party, the pieces will fall into place.

Hire a wedding coordinator. During the planning phase and on the day of the wedding, she was incredibly helpful. We had a few hiccups the day of our wedding and the wedding coordinator was invaluable. She was amazing.
Last piece of advice: Don’t lose each other on your wedding day. You get so caught up in seeing your guests that you easily get separated. So do your best to stay by each other.

My mother and her friends are incredibly talented and did most of the décor. She did all my floral, handmade wooden signs and table numbers from old fence panels and acrylic paint, collected antique milk glass for the centerpieces, used personal furniture for all the specialty tables, and incorporated her own lace linens and doilies throughout the venue.

A friend of mine bought me authentic sombreros, which sat at our sweetheart table. All in all the day was fabulous. I truly didn’t want it to end, and if I could, I would relive my wedding day over and over again! I’d describe our wedding as Rustic Mexican Chic. The blend of lace and antique details with a bit of Mexican flare made the wedding feel conventional yet original.

My aunt is a fabulous baker and us a small confetti cake (her own recipe) topped with a white peony and green hydrangeas made of gum paste.

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Photographer: Kristen Wood
Makeup: Brieana Kraft
Coordinator: Denise Addesso
DJ: Santa Cruz Live Music & DJ
Flowers: Wendy Lea Flowers
Groom’s Attire: JC Penny
Jewelry: Kendra Scott Design

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  1. 0. @weddingchicks says:

    More Mexican fiesta Wedding inspiration today! How much fun are we having? @kristen_wood @kendra_scott @ja_bridal http://t.co/nRkfVOlr

  2. 0. patricio says:

    mexican?? because of the two sombreros and a cantina board?? pfff,,

  3. 0. David says:

    Beautiful wedding and photos!

  4. 0. @savannahsmiled says:

    I found your wedding today, @lupitafosho. It is green. It is Mexican. It is perfect! http://t.co/WEhaHucK

  5. 0. Cheri says:

    Pretty. What is the menu? I would like to know what keeps well in warming dishes.

  6. 0. Kristen Wood says:

    Thank you, Wedding Chicks, for featuring Randy and Naomi’s wedding!

  7. 0. @kristen_wood says:

    Randy and Naomi’s wedding featured on @weddingchicks http://t.co/8YFIlVL6

  8. 0. Maggie Adams says:

    Stunning pictures! Coincidently, Kristen Wood, photographed our daughter when she was first born. I can’t say enough about her attention to detail and quality.

  9. 0. Spicoli says:

    What a beautiful wedding…and the wonderful photos to prove it! I love some of the close ups of the décor and some of the great candid shots of family and friends. Nice work!

  10. 0. Ron Knibbs says:

    The Wedding was beautiful. I saw great happiness and fun in each photo.
    The attention to detail including the photos of the wedding party, the cake, the neat signs, and the beautiful sombreros, made the wedding magical.
    I loved the way each detail was captured in the pictures, organized beautifully,
    and how the commentary helped you enjoy the moments even more.
    Magnificent !

  11. 0. Yvonne says:

    What a gorgeous wedding! Pictures are amazing…

  12. 0. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful photos! They captured the emotions of the couple perfectly.

  13. 0. sally says:

    This bride is most charming in her unabashed joy. The photographer, Kristen Wood, did a magnificent job of capturing that joy.

  14. 0. Wendy Sakoda says:

    What a Joy to view your Wedding in this Blog! Thank You Wedding Chicks!
    Kristen you did capture the Sweetness and Joy of my Daughters Wedding, Thank you! It brought back all the wonderful memories of a most precious day.

  15. Gorgeous outdoor wedding… love the colours. xoxo

  16. What a beautiful wedding. LOVE the charms on the bouquet and the sombreros!

  17. 0. @kendra_scott says:

    LOVE this! RT @weddingchicks: More Mexican fiesta Wedding inspiration today! How much fun are we having? @kendra_scott http://t.co/aPf1r6nW

  18. 0. Vicky Lopez Young says:

    Kristen is an amazing photographer! I love all of her pictures and I’m so happy for all of her success!!

  19. 0. Libby Teel says:

    Congratulations to the lovely bride and groom and to Kristin for making them look even more wonderful. She has created beautiful memories for the start of their lives together. Good work!

  20. 0. Caty Welch says:

    What a great wedding captured beautifully by a talented photographer!

  21. 0. Erin says:

    Beautiful wedding. Kristen captures these memories so well with her stunning photography

  22. 0. @LinenLoft says:

    Such a glamorous Mexican fiesta #realwedding! http://t.co/GWBLiDrk

  23. 0. mike knibbs says:

    WOW-

    What amazing photos, great work, bravo, bravo.,…

  24. 0. Irene says:

    Wonderful use of light,beautiful composition,highlighting textures and colors,great attention to detail! Very creative and original,Bravo Kristen!

  25. 0. @MagnetStreetWed says:

    Rustic Mexican Fiesta Wedding {fabulous!} http://t.co/4blkfQRr h/t @Weddingchicks

  26. 0. Alli says:

    Hi,
    Where did you get the table numbers? I am interested in having the same type of Table numbers on rustic wood.
    Thanks
    Allison

  27. 0. Joe King says:

    Amazing job Kristen. You have such a great eye. You clearly have a great ability to capture magical moments. Thanks again for taking the photos of us with Maggie after she was born.

  28. 0. Tracy Zankich says:

    Hi! I love the decorations in this wedding. I am wondering where the table numbers were purchased. I would love something like this for my wedding in June.

    Thank you,
    Tracy

  29. 0. Wendy Sakoda says:

    Dear Tracy,
    Thank you for the compliments on the table numbers. I made these table numbers as well as all the other signage. I rent them out with the stands or I can custom make any sign if you prefer to keep. Located in the bay area/central coast. Please email me and we can talk.
    Thank you and Congratulations on your up coming Wedding!
    Wendy

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