Monday, 24 February 2014

Magical Mexico - a colorful wedding in Mexico

My dear friend Lislie (whom I have met for 30+ year and who's also a talented shoe designer in NYC) just got married with her lovely man in early February at the beautiful seaside town, Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. I had the honour to be her bridesmaid! The three-days wedding was purely magical, joyful and a little mad!

On the first day, all the wedding guests were invited to take a ferry to the "secret beach / hidden island" (the very first time I saw 6 whales and 10 dolphins!) and we all spent a day meeting and bonding with each other. Everyone I met is creative, independent, real and genuine. This wedding trip did not just reunited old friendships but sparkled a lot of new ones too!

On the second day, it was the wedding B-I-G day! All the bridesmaid got up early to get pretty! We all wore a very special and untraditional bridesmaids' dress, in burgundy red hand-knitted dress, designed by the bride's friend - Vee at Svee (check out his awesome website here!)

The wedding day started off with lots of Chinese wedding games that were custom made to match the personality and backgrounds of the bride and the groom. The wedding ceremony took place on the beach right by the North Pacific Ocean! The reception was beautifully ... beautifully decorated - the outdoor venue was filled with lots of tropical flowers, colourful wedding stationery, lanterns... thoughtful details everywhere. 

I had a small contribution towards the wedding reception, I helped Lislie to design and calligraphy the Table Seating Plan and the Place Cards. I was so thrilled that many wedding guests complimented on them and they even took them home as keepsakes.

On the last day, all the wedding guests went to a beach nearby, chilling out, sipping margaritas, enjoying in the sun, trying to recover and wind down from the wedding's blast!

This Mexico trip to my dear friend's wedidng was FOR SURE the most MAGICAL wedding I had been to so far! Thank you so much! I wish you both a happy marriage! 
Always remember "choose what you love and love what you choose"!

The view from my hotel room's balcony!!!

The wedding reception 

Wedding Guest Signing Board - designed by Kelly Kam

Wedding Table Seating Plan - hand painted and calligraphy by Kalo Make Art

Gorgeous dinner table decorations

Handmade horsey and red chilli pinatas as wedding favours by the talented bride Lislie
Unique bridesmaid dress handmade by Vee at Svee

Calligraphy Place Cards by Kalo Make Art
Place card's original work was hand painted with watercolour

 Illustrated table runner by Lislie

Calligraphy Place Cards by Kalo Make Art
Place card's original work was hand painted with watercolour

  Table napkins with fun facts about the couple - everything is so true!
I tried to collect all the napkins from no.1- no.8 with the help of a very nice waiter!

Kalo | Lislie | Nelee
Unique bridesmaid dress handmade by Vee at Svee

Jayce | Kalo | Trung
Unique bridesmaid dress handmade by Vee at Svee

The Happy Couple!

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