10 Apr

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

What do you do when you adore the idea of getting hitched in Mexico, but a destination wedding just isn’t in the cards? You bring the fiesta to you, of course!  Take it from Alexa + Steve. Alexa is an art director you see, so she was able to design her dream Mexican fiesta right in her home state of Cali—complete with a taco bar, adorable mini hot sauce favors, tasty margaritas, and a mariachi band to get the party started. Kurt Boomer was there to capture it on camera for us all to see. And don’t miss the wedding speech of all wedding speeches by the groomsmen in the video at the end.

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Look at Alexa, looking muy buena in her short BHLDN wedding dress!

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

That invitation suite? The work of our very talented bride. Alexa says, I was inspired by the Mexican tiles at Casa Romantica, so I designed a pattern to print onto gold foil paper. Once the project began the gold foil started mesmerize me, and I wanted more, more, more!

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Alexa describes their wedding style as “Mexican beachy prep.” That just about sums it up, doesn’t it?

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Southern California wedding | Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70981

Some advice from the bride… Work hard up until the week of your wedding, but then let yourself enjoy the week. Treat it as if you are on vacation with the rest of the out-of-towners. Also, take pictures together before the ceremony. I know you want that ‘first look’ moment, but you’ve spent so much money on the party. Don’t miss a second of it!

Lastly, you won’t want to miss this epic wedding video created just for the groom. Calling all groomsmen; you might want to step it up on the wedding speech front. This one will give you a run for your money!

Congrats Alexa + Steve!

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

Photographer: Kurt Boomer / Day-of Coordination: Kristen Black from Stop and Stare Events / Venue: Casa Romantica / Hair: Annie Campana / Makeup: Michelle Nunes / Florist: Patti Markel (family friend) / Invitation Designer: Bride / Printing: CalLitho / Cake & Catering: Carbonara Catering / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Bride’s Dress: BHLDN / Shoes: Kelly & Katie / Headband: PearlsByTabs from Etsy / Bracelet: Gabriela Artigas from Steven Alan / Groom’s Suit & Shoes: Banana Republic / Tie: Bonobos / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew

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Comments

  1. Alexa!!! Your wedding looks amazing! As sunny beautiful and creative as you are. :)
    Congrats!

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