Kelly & Camilo wanted a colorful, Fiesta Wedding that brought together all their three favorite things; Family, Food and Festivities! The problem was with their busy schedules and just three months before their wedding date the only thing they had on the books was the venue, The York Manor. They were feeling less festive and more fretful! Have no fear my color-loving couple, Anything But Gray Events is here to make your Fiesta Wedding dreams come true!
Thank you to Laura Ford Photography for capturing all these amazing moments!
Hail to the colorful confetti couple!
The bride, Kelly, has a special spot in her heart for cute signage and designed over 10 custom pegboards for the special occasion complete with fanciful felt adornments.
Fun Facts about York Manor:
The building’s architects were Robert Train and Edmund Williams. The building opened it’s doors in 1913, originally housing a Methodist congregation. These days the only traditional church elements of the building are its shell and windows. The interior and adjoining “backyard” has been brought up to date for a fun and whimsical site to hold any wedding or event.
Did you know that in America a red door was a sign of a home that was a safe stop for travelers? Makes total sense because York Manor feels warm and welcoming to all who step within it. This vintage building has a sweet soul.
Wedding dresses don’t need to be long or have trains and suits don’t have to be grey! These two wanted to go the untraditional garb route for their colorful, Fiesta Wedding.
The backyard of York Manor is the perfect place to host a wedding ceremony.
It was a warm day in July which is why it was so crucial to have a hydration station, hand fans for the guests as well as the built-in sunshade that is included in The York Manor venue rental.
I love that Polaroids have made such a fun and colorful come back! They are perfect for selfies in a guestbook.
While the bride’s brother created all the reception florals, Flower Duet crafted the personal florals featuring Kelly’s favorite color, purple.
Groom Camilo was escorted down the aisle by their son, Leo. Those suspenders!!
The relationship between Kelly and her mom was so beautiful. Kelly’s father had passed just a few years ago and it was important to the bride to have her mother walk her down the aisle as a symbolic gesture in her father’s honor. As someone who has lost a father myself, I was so touched to see these two walking together.
More family moments were represented during the ceremony with Camilo’s sister officiating the nuptials.
Kelly and Camilo recessed down the aisle as a unit with their son Leo. What a beautiful family they make!
It was very important for this couple to include their son in all aspects of the ceremony and reception. They wanted him to be a part of this parent’s big day. As you can see, family means the world to this couple.
Sunseris delivered a full menu of tasty beverages during the outdoor cocktail hour and indoor dinner reception.
A Fiesta Wedding is complete without Agua Frescas and freshly made Tacos!
The delicious smell of grilled carne asada and al pastor created by SoHo Tacos wafted guests to the buffet.
Guests were delighted as they loaded their SoHo Tacos with all these amazing toppings. Did I mention the tortillas were freshly handmade to order? Notice that the topping station was double sided so there was no waiting in line long!
I mean, what is a taco bar without ALL the colorful fixins’?
I normally do not encourage clients to do DIY projects. They never seem to turn out as great as Pinterest leads DIYers to believe and it stresses them out! In Kelly’s case, she was the anomaly! She is a creative genius and crafted this guest seating chart as well as tons of pegboard signs that added so much whimsy to the wedding ceremony and reception.
I love mixing metals, wood, and fabrics together. I always aim to design tablescape that you want to reach out and touch! With Kelly and Camilo’s design, I wanted to build off dark wood farm tables that would contrast the lighter wood color of the floors at York Manor. Industrial metal chairs, gold flatware, and a textured table runner balanced the delicate, plum-colored glassware and sage shantung napkins with a more masculine vibe creating a design that was a blend of both the bride and groom’s personal styles. La Pinata Rentals had everything I needed to create this look.
Details, details! I wanted to make sure every, single votive was lit before guests walked into the room for the big reveal.
The bride’s brother designed these botanically-inspired succulent floral displays that ran the length of the textured runners. Each table was scattered with a different selection of greeneries, air plants, moss, vases, twinkle lights and, votive candles.
Kelly and Camillo are introverts. They weren’t big on a huge, grand entrance. They wanted to keep it simple, spontaneous and totally them! Instead of a more traditional, formal, entrance, they twirled into the reception with a whirlwind of happiness and smiles like they were just part of the party.
Some people go a champagne toast. Kelly and Camillo were all about the taco toast!
Family traditions are the coolest and should be incorporated whenever possible! Seeing this handmade quilt made by the bride’s aunt especially for the couple was something special they will treasure forever!
Donut stop believin! Can you believe all these amazing signboards that the bride made herself?
Desserts will never disappoint at weddings. The more the merrier. Kelly and Camillo sent their guests into a sugar coma with a giant donut wall from La Pinata Rentals covered in Trejo’s Donuts of all flavors!
What is better than 1 cupcake flavor? 10 cupcake flavors! And when they are from Susie Cakes, you have to try all 10!
Coffee is one of those elements that couples tend to forget. Well, not this couple. They took it above and beyond with cold brew iced coffee and horchata cream from Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts.
The Altar Image Photography delivered #photoboothgoals kids and adults alike!
Guests took home a colorful bag of munchies on the way out the door.
Good Mood DJ kept everyone up on their feet groovin’ to the music.
This has to be my favorite photo of the night. To see the Mother of the Bride, Lorraine, on the dance floor all night long, enjoying herself without a worry in the world means I have done my job!
Good night York Manor. It’s been fun!
Vendor Team Credits:
Venue: The York Manor @theyorkmanor
Planner: Anything But Gray Events @anythingbutgrayevents
Photographer: Laura Ford Photography @laurafordphotos
Rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals @lapinataparty
Catering: SoHo Taco @sohotaco
Bar: Sunseris (no IG)
Staffing: Rollin Hero @rollinhero
Florals: FlowerDuet @flowerduetla
DJ: GoodMood @thisisgoodmood
Up Lighting: Hey Mister DJ @heymisterdjlee
Cupcakes: Susie Cakes @susiecakes
Donuts & Cold brew Coffee: Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts @trejosdonuts
Photobooth: Altar Image Photography @altarimagephoto
Kids Entertainment: Balloon Guy LA @balloonbuyla
Face Painter: Couture Paintings @couturepaintings