Monday, August 23, 2010

David's 25th Birthday Fiesta on Film

** This blog post is located on the new blog, here: http://kalliebrynn.blogspot.com/ ** 

I'm super excited to share these photos with you! I loved designing this fiesta-themed party for my hubs. We had such a great time!

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For the invitation, I printed out the lettering and then drew the "papel picado" design around the words. I went over everything with a carbon pen, burned a screen with my Gocco machine, and made prints.
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I used air plants, bougainvillea blooms, beautiful cacti, mangos, and limes as centerpieces.
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The "25" papel picado (Mexican banner) took about two months to complete. I drew out the design like the invitation. Then I cut it out with an X-acto over heavy cardstock to make a template. I then folded each color of tissue paper to make 8 layers and cut each color separately. I had calluses on my fingers from the knife.
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We had our favorite local Mexican food van, Taco Xpress (we call it Magic Taco), cater.
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Photo booth!
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A Feliz Cumpleanos burlap banner above the funfetti cupcakes and Mexican tiles below.
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At David's request - an oreo ice cream cake.
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Tova wore a dress bought by one of David's coworkers in Guatemala.
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View all of the photos, larger HERE. Available to download with password (message me).

Much love,
Kallie

all images © Kallie Brynn Photography

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Kallie! These pics are amazing! What neat ideas!! It looks like you had every detail covered. I'm inspired! And Happy Birthday David! *Mindy

Jenni said...

Such a fun looking party with BEAUTIFUL pics! I'd love to feature it on my blog at some point if you're up for it.

Check the blog out: awellcraftedparty.blogspot.com

and e-mail me at: wellcraftedparty@gmail.com

sara said...

AMAZING!

please tell me where you got those masks.
My husband would be THRILLED with them. (ah, boys) :)

Kallie Brynn Photography said...

Ebay!!

Nicole said...

The banner is absolutely inspired, and tremendously impressive. It looks absolutely flawless! I was sure you had some sort of laser-cutting implement at your disposal.

David and Kallie said...

Nicole - that is a very lovely compliment! Thank you so much!!

Piper said...

What a great party! I am totally stealing the lucha libre mask idea for the photo booth!!!!!

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