06 June 2013

Fiesta Wedding 2006 Baby!

One of the first questions people asked me when I told them I was engaged was, "What are your wedding colors?"  I gather that was a very important question in 2006!  ;)  My answer?  RED and ORANGE.  I always hesitated telling them because of the reaction I got.  "Oh, wow!" and "Oh that will be nice!"  Or I just got a fake smile and a "Congratulations!"

I told mom my wedding colors.  She has ALWAYS been supportive of my decisions.  (This is not a sarcastic statement, totally true!)  So of course, she was a support!  But I think she and my grandma got to chatting about this genius idea.  So quite often my grandmother would say things like, "What about adding yellow or another color?"  Or, "Don't you think it would be lovely to add yellow and pink?" etc.  But nope, I stuck to my guns.  I wanted RED and ORANGE ONLY.  I had vision.  I had ideas.  I had plans for the wedding of my dreams!

This ever important question guided me to revealing more about my wedding day.  I was going to have a Mexican Fiesta.  That's right.  White girl marrying white boy MEXICAN fiesta.  When I first told Richie (my hubby now), he laughed out loud and and stated that this type of reception did not make any sense.  Perhaps it would if one of us was MEXICAN.  But two blue-eyed blondies were far from that.  We fought over this for months.  He argued that we might as well have an Asian wedding instead and bring in Chinese acrobats!  MY plans for my wedding day were to bring in a mariachi band, taquitos, churros, virgin margaritas, chips and salsa, pinatas and hot tamales!  NOBODY was going to ruin my plan!  I stuck to my guns.  I wanted a MEXICAN FIESTA!  I had vision.  I had ideas!  I had plans for the wedding of my dreams!

I got my way.

I LOVED my wedding.  And, may I add, so did everyone else!  I even had people copy my wedding because they thought it was freaking amazing and had so much fun! ;)

Now that I am a photographer, I wish so bad that my photographer had captured more of the details of my wedding.  I took pride in what was created with the help of so many family members and friends!  My reception was a dream come true in the exact location I wanted it.  It was in my Grandparent's backyard, and people even thought the colors came together well.  Maybe on our 50th wedding anniversary we can recreate our wedding...here's to hoping!

Photo credit to Lou Crandall of Lou Crandall Photography.

Engaged and HAPPY!  (Dang my hair was yellow!)
The building we had our "ceremony" in.  The Manti Temple.
This was my favorite photo of us.
A wedding on a budget...a sweet lady at TARGET made my cake and I absolutely adored it!  I even sent her a thank you card.  My sweet sister in law did my flower arrangements.  These flowers were so popular at the time.  The gerbera daisies.  Anyone else have those flowers at their wedding?
I may have been the only one who loved the salt on the rim of the margaritas...
I loooooooved the mariachi music!  It gave my wedding such a party feel!

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