Blended Culture Wedding in Dallas: Robert + Jackie …where to start. They have such big love not just for each other but for all of their friends and family and their wedding held true to that. They were supposed to get married a year ago in Mexico when a tragedy occurred. Jackie’s Dad had an unexpected stroke and passed away 2 weeks before their set date. Understandably, they put everything on hold while they grieved the loss of such an incredible man.
A year goes by and they are finally in a place where they can celebrate their love and man, did they not hold back. The wedding was held at a family members house in Dallas where they pulled out all of the stops. From an open bar, to deliciously catered food to fireworks, to confetti cannons and even a fog machine for their first dance, it was a magical evening.
From the bride: My husband and I love nature and architecture. So we decided that our wedding should be where he designed his first house (my sisters house). The wedding took place outside of the house to involve the nature part of it all. We were aiming for a “Timeless Fairytale” theme. Since we were merging two cultures, both Mexican and American, we did have a couple cultural traditions. An important part for us was to have both parties understand us, so in our ceremony we translated everything (english-spanish).
For our wedding we thought less is more, especially with the beautiful setting, we wanted to keep that scenic view. There were lots of greenery and a few DIY projects. All the lighting was done by my siblings a few days before the wedding, which included twinkle lights throughout the outside. My husband and I took care of all the signage including wedding day schedules, table numbers, drink menu etc. For the ceremony, we used a hexagonal arch to symbolize our marriage something different yet unifying.
For the ceremony, we kept a chair reserved with my Fathers picture, he passed away December 1st 2021 from Pancreatic Cancer and we wanted to have him there, even if it was just in picture. During the cocktail hour we had a Mariachi band come out to play and take request from guest. This is pretty traditional in Mexico and we wanted to incorporate it. Another surprise was having a bottle of 1942 Don Julio Tequila on every table as a gift to our guest for joining us. This was something my father would do in all our parties. My brother was so wonderful in helping us make this happen.
For wedding favors we gave out shawls of all colors. During the reception dancing we asked to have characters come out to hype up the crowd. We brought out The Mask from the Jim Carrey film as well as a human Robot! Throughout the day we had all sorts of fireworks going off. Then at the later portion of the evening we had an all you can eat taco vendor come out for guest to enjoy a midnight-snack.
Venue: Private Residence
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Dress Store: Lily’s Bridal
Groomsman Attire: Jos A Banks
Equipment Rentals: Big D Party Rentals
Caterer: Beyond the Box Weddings
Floral Designer: A & L Floral Design
Photographer: SN Photography LLC