We love working on weddings that incorporate family and cultural traditions — it usually teaches us something new, and makes the whole event that much more personal. These unique elements are what really set weddings apart from one another, and Nancy and Jordan’s summer wedding at The Joinery was truly special!
Nancy’s family is from Mexico, and her heritage is very important to her. They knew that they wanted to incorporate some bright color splashes, and the rustic white backdrop (plus vibrant teal-blue chairs) made for a perfect venue for their colorful, Mexican-themed wedding. Plus, it comes with an AirBNB that was perfect for the groom and his buddies to get ready!
While Jordan and the guys donned their suits at The Joinery, Nancy and her closest friends and family started getting ready at the Thompson Hotel, with the help of the beauty experts at Salon Glow. Once hair and makeup was perfected, Nancy grabbed her dress and headed over to The Joinery to finish getting ready.
There’s such a special energy that comes with wedding days. Watching a space transition from practically empty to a room filled with color, vibrancy, and love is by far one of my favorite aspects of the whole wedding planning process. Thanks to the help of the creative minds at Lil’ Epic, Nancy and Jordan were able to have their vision of bright, colorful paper flowers filling the room come to life without folding one flower themselves! As the couple lived in New York, the thought of transporting hundreds of paper flowers just didn’t seem feasible.
Nancy and Jordan did provide lots of personal touches that helped bring the Mexican wedding theme to life: from beautiful and delicate white papel picado (artfully hung by the pros at LUXE Productions), to the hand-painted maracas and darling mini sombreros. They purchased colorful Mexican runners, and a few larger sombreros to hold lots of Mexican candy!
When the time came for guests to arrive, they filed into the chairs outside in The Joinery‘s courtyard. Music from Cage and Aquarium welcomed guests, while Nancy and Jordan channeled their nervous energy inside — avoiding each other until their first official wedding-day glimpse of one another once Nancy started her walk down the aisle!
A good friend of the couple officiated the ceremony, and Nancy and Jordan’s mothers each read a reading and handled the rope for the lazo portion of the ceremony. Nancy’s cousin Martha, who happens to be a photographer, was onsite to capture all the special moments.
Inside, we were busy putting the final touches on some of the details. Nancy and Jordan bought handmade copita for a little mezcal cocktail that served as the escort card display, and Spritzology — the beverage arm of Jordan’s Food of Distinction — helped make it look perfect with wedges of orange, lemon, and lime.
As the ceremony concluded and guests started to make their way inside, they were greeted by the buoyant sounds of a mariachi band (from Valdes Music) which really kept the energy level high!
The food for cocktail hour and dinner came from a combination of Antique Taco drop-off and Jordan’s Food of Distinction (who also handled serving all the food!).
It was clear that the families were excited to be together in one room celebrating with each other, as the conversation levels were high throughout dinner. Nancy and Jordan’s brothers shared thoughtful, loving toasts, and Jordan’s mother regaled the guests with stories from Jordan’s childhood.
Finally, it was time to dance! With the musical talents of Eduar from Cage and Aquarium to kick things off, guests soon made their way to the dance floor to boogie under the beautiful lights strung by LUXE Productions.
Upstairs, we had converted the lounge area into a colorful cafe with coffee, horchata, and churros! Guests took turns mixing it up on the dance floor and taking short breaks upstairs to refuel.
All in all, it was a beautiful day full of so much love and happiness. We wish Jordan and Nancy all the best in their marriage together, and thank them for including us on their special day!