After finding out they share a similar sense of humor and a love for Ace Ventura movies, Marisa and Ryan realized they are meant for each other. Wanting to offer a true celebration reflective of their heritage, the couple held their Mexican inspired wedding at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, California. Warm colored florals, magenta bridesmaid dresses, and an authentic mariachi band all came together with the help of Intertwined Events to create their festive wedding. APictureLife Photography expertly captured the couple’s big day!
Marisa and Ryan
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA
For the overall decor theme for the wedding, we drew inspiration from a few different areas. I love vintage Mexican calendars, which typically feature beautiful illustrations of women in traditional Mexican dress, lush florals, vibrant colors etc. This was the basis for the colors we chose (magenta and gold with orange accents), that carried throughout many aspects of the wedding (bridesmaid dresses, florals, paper goods and stationary, our cake, dance floor etc.) I also love Art Nouveau and Art Deco and that lent to some of the metallic accents we incorporated throughout the wedding (monogram design, invitations, florals, linens, gold chiavaris etc). Above all, I wanted to tie elements of these eclectic inspirations together, into a true celebration reflective of our heritage and our unique style and personalities.
Although it is hard to choose…one moment that particularly stands out for both of us would have to be our first dance. Gliding across the dance floor under the soft glow of the cafe lights and glass star lanterns, surrounded by our family and friends cheering us on, was a truly magical experience. The love emanating from everyone around us was palpable for Ryan and me and we will cherish that experience in particular, for the rest of our lives.
The Couple Recommends:
Our entire team was first class, all the way. We sincerely cannot recommend our vendors highly enough. Everyone we worked with showed genuine care and commitment to helping us make our dreams for our wedding into reality. Intertwined Events, Jenny B Floral Design, APictureLife Photography, Threaded Films, Honored Occasions, Hair & Makeup by Natalie Di Santo, Wiley Valentine,and Colette’s Events & Catering. This core team of vendors really came together to create an incredible celebration and gave Ryanand me (as well as our families) the most amazing gift; their talents, passion and creativity culminated to create the happiest day of our life and we will be forever grateful for their love and support. We have to extend a special thanks to Katie Webb and the entire team at Intertwined Events for helping us recruit such an incredible team of vendors, and for all of her help along every step of the way, to bring our vision to life!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – APictureLife Photography
Event Planning – Intertwined Events
Ceremony Venue – St. Denis Catholic Church
Reception Venue – The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Floral Design – Jenny B Floral Design
Catering – Colette’s Catering
Cake – Colette’s Catering
DJ – Honored Occassions
Videography – Threaded Films
Invitations – Wiley Valentine
Makeup Artist – The Glitz and Glam Duo
Hair Styling – The Glitz and Glam Duo
Wedding Dress – Monique Lhuillier
Bridal Accessories – Monique Lhuillier (veil), Nadri earrings (shoes & beaded belt)
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Ann Taylor
Groom’s Apparel – Mens Wearhouse
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Mens Wearhouse
Rings – Excalibur Jewelry
Rentals – Classic Party Rentals
Favors – Stone House Oven (Mexican Loteria Card shortbread cookies)
A special thanks to Intertwined Events for sharing Marisa and Ryan’s Mexican inspired wedding at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center! Want to see more cultural inspired wedding inspiration? Check out this modern Indian wedding at the Lake Mirror Complex!