What a great wedding! American and Mexican cultures and traditions blended for an emotional, personal and fun filled wedding at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie.
A mariachi band, a traditional Mexican dance, candy (and the groom) being tossed around the dance floor and a fun choreographed entrance are just some of the events that happened. One of my favorite unexpected surprises was when Keila's dad got up to sing with the mariachi band just before the toasts were given.
I loved that they didn't use table cards. They placed journals on the tables with the table numbers and a bunch of pens for the guests to write in them. There was a gentle breeze off the river, but it was still hot that day. Keila and Fred thought ahead and left fans on the chairs for the ceremony. Not only were they pretty , but I would bet, much appreciated by their guests.
Here is a preview clip of their wedding
When Keila and Fred told us about the live mariachi music we couldn't wait to hear them. We honeymooned in Mexico and the sound of mariachi takes us back there and puts a smile on our faces. These guys sounded great! They serenaded guests during the cocktail hour and went table to table as the guests waited for the bride and groom to make their entrance.
Of the many surprises and fun things they did for their guests, our favorite was the assortment of interesting items that Fred found under Keila's dress, in addition to the garter, of course. If you want to have a closer look, watch the video clip above. It was too funny to watch and the guests loved it!
Congratulations to Keila and Fred on a beautiful wedding!