Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Papel Picado . . . Romantic, Colorful, and Simply Splendid!!


In honor of the approaching Cinco de Mayo, I thought today would be the perfect Wedding Wednesday to direct your attention to one of my favorite wedding traditions straight from Mexico.  I am addicted, ADDICTED to Papel Picado; the color, the intricate & delicate design . . . quite simply one of the most fabulous things ever in my opinion.

And what is this Papel Picado I speak of, you ask?  Papel picado is a beautiful Mexican folk art tradition of cutting elaborate designs into colorful tissue paper; it basically means 'perforated paper'. Using a small hammer and chisel an artist can create as many as 50 banners at a time, but there are plenty of ideas for a DIY bride armed with a pair of scissors.

So first, I will provide you with a bit of inspiration . . . and then a simple little tutorial will be heading your way soon . . . so that you can create your own strand of beautiful folk art . . . perfect to string a-top your mantel for the upcoming holiday or to hang above your homemade margarita bar.  Take a look . . .

In all of it's authentic splendor . . .




Invitations to die for . . .





And how about this for a rehearsal dinner?  A Rehearsal Fiesta!!!!


Crazy for cakes . . .




Seating cards . . .



Love this handheld bunting . . .



Feeling the love . . .


A night to remember . . .



Don't you just love all of that gorgeous color?  And now I am totally stuck on the idea of a Rehearsal Fiesta complete with everyone's favorite Mexican food and free-flowing margaritas.  Although, convincing your guests to hit the hay before dawn so they aren't falling asleep at the wedding might be whole new challenge entirely:)
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