Get ideas for your wedding reception decor with this Mexican-themed table, designed by Signature Event Consulting & Design.
The idea behind this setting was to create our own version of a very festive Mexican table. We wanted to stay away from stereotypes, so we didn’t use maracas, papel picado or lottery symbols (although we love them). Instead, we wanted to create something fresh and elegant that still said "welcome to Mexico."
Wood, ceramic and cotton were our go-to materials and textiles. We combined these elements — which are inspired by and represented throughout the venue, Villa Valentina — and infused them with interesting decor details to make a statement. We used a rectangular wooden table, bench and chairs to showcase the artisanal handicrafts of southern Mexico.
Varying the sizes and shapes of vases is a fun way to add interest to your table decor. Our amazing floral designer used whimsical flowers including nerines, ranunculuses and hydrangeas for a more dynamic style and fluid, romantic arrangements. We combined white ceramic flower containers with white wooden candle holders; the result was a fresh blend of modern touches with a funky flair.
The venue, Villa Valentina, is a cool art-and-design center in San Jose del Cabo, with art galleries, home-decor boutiques, restaurant/bars and a dessert shop called Dulce Cielo Bizcocheria, which sells cupcakes, chocolates and other sweets.
Working with cotton printed napkins is a very simple way to add a final touch. We love to mix and match, and since we care a lot about maintaining a continuity between all of the elements, the result is harmonious.
Milagros are Mexican folk charms traditionally used as religious offerings and for healing purposes. Incorporate a milagro charm as a fun, festive and cost-effective favor, and share the spirit of Mexico with your guests.
Embrace the culture and spirit of your destination, and get inspired by your venue. Draw from the beauty and influences of your natural surroundings. What do you love most about this place? Maybe it’s a delicate lighting feature or the beach palapas. Find a way to incorporate these elements into your own style and decor choices.