Santa Barbara Mexican fiesta inspired wedding: Kori + Ben

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Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

These two used one word to describe their wedding, and that was, fiesta! Pure & simple, and in every sense of the word, Kori + Ben had the most fun and colorful wedding maybe ever? Ben loves Dia de los Muertos decor, so it was an easy decision to go with a fiesta inspired wedding, with a taco truck. Piñatas, bright colors, cactus, succulents and papel picado were all on Kori’s Pinterest design board, so in a way, La Boheme Events turned a Pinterest board into a real life pin-worthy wedding!

Free People wedding dress | photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Free People wedding dress | photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

We first fell in love with that Mara Hoffman dress when we saw it in this Bohemian Art Deco shoot and have since been dying to see it on a real bride. So pretty!

Free People wedding dress | photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Free People wedding dress | photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Free People bridesmaid dress | photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Free People bridesmaid dress | photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Free People bridesmaid dress | photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Free People bridesmaid dress | photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

All the ladies, including Kori’s dress are from Free People.

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

A favorite memory… The parade down State Street with all of our friends and family. This was such a sweet moment for us and I loved watching everyone shake their maracas and tambourines while the mariachi band played. 

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Everyone splurges at some point for their wedding, and for Kori + Ben, they chose to spend a bit more dinero on the bar! We love margaritas and we knew we wanted a couple of signature cocktails. My favorite was the jalapeno/cilantro margarita. Pharmacie was the bar company we hired and they made amazing drinks. I still have family and friends raving about the drinks. (We can vouch for them too, their cocktails are amaze!)

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

A lot of the wedding was DIY but my favorite project were the mini piñatas. They were incredibly tedious but I had a blast making them. I got the idea from Oh Happy Day. We knew we wanted a piñata at the wedding but I didn’t want a big one that everyone would hit. When I found the mini piñatas on the blog I knew that this was the perfect comprise and it would add that special touch.

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

So pretty, right? It gets even better with their wedding video from Wild Whim

Mexican themed California wedding| photo by Wild Whim Design | 100 Layer Cake

The fiesta continues in our gallery, so make sure to pop in for all the prettiness!

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest boards.

Planning & Design: La Boheme Events / Photography: Wild Whim Design / Ceremony Venue: Santa Barbara courthouse / Reception Venue: Casa De La Guerra / Hair: Girl Meets Bongga / Bride Dress: Free People / Bar Catering: Pharmacie / Taco Truck: El Tapatio #1 / Stationery: Prim & Pixie / Florist: Stella Bloom Designs / DJ: Kyle Taylor / Bakery: MJB Cakes / Rentals: A Rental Connection / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Wedding dress designer: Mara Hoffman bought at Free People / Groom’s Suit: Vera Wang Black Collection / Bridesmaid dresses: Free People / Flower girls: Mexican dress from Olvera Street in Los Angeles

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Amy, Stella Bloom Designs on Oct 23, 2013

LOVE when my Brides want to add fun & color to their special day! This wedding was amazing! Kori, the Bride and Hallie from La Boheme Events did an amazing job and I was so happy to be a part of it! The photos by Wild Whim captured it perfectly! Prim & Pixie made the coolest paper goods, which were a must have detail that tied everything together!

Andrea on Oct 23, 2013

Where was the ceremony and reception for this beautiful wedding?

100layercake on Oct 23, 2013

Hi Andrea! The ceremony was at the Santa Barbara courthouse & they walked over to their reception venue at Casa de la Guerra.

Marisol on Apr 28, 2014

LOVE the table runners! Where did you get those at?

Colleen Pastoor on Jul 14, 2014

I'm so in love with this! It's the classiest fiesta I've ever seen... I'm now trying to track down some cacti for my sister in laws shower this weekend! Shared this as inspiration over on my blog this morning - http://lemonthistle.com/fiesta-baby-shower-inspiration/

Christine on Oct 18, 2014

Absolutely stunning fiesta! I also made mini piñatas for our destination wedding in Mexico. My house was a confetti bomb that whole summer! Feels so special to craft things for your wedding. Love it!

Monique on Jun 10, 2015

I love the table runners! Where did you find these?!

Carly Suber on Feb 21, 2016

Love the table runners, can you kindly share where you got them from? :) Thanks! Carly

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