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November 19, 2018 / diamondsanddetails

Serena and Mike, August 2018, Mission Taqueria Resteraunt, Philadelphia, PA

A nontraditional venue, a REALLY good photographer, a Bride and Groom down for anything, tacos for dinner and a “dog of honor” – definitely the making of a very cool, offbeat wedding day that we had the privilege of coordinating this summer for Bride and Groom Serena and Mike.

We met the couple in May of 2018 when Serena reached out for some help with coordinating her wedding day and helping to set up her DIY decor.  Serena and Mike decided to take their first date featuring tacos and turn it into their theme for their wedding day fiesta and chose Mission Taqueria as the host for their “offbeat wedding”.  An “offbeat wedding” (one we define as being a little different and unique and/or features a nontraditional venue or theme) is a favorite of Diamonds and Details.  Serena and Mike’s theme of  “Wedding…and some tacos” was definitely “offbeat” in our eyes and we loved having the opportunity to work with them to help bring all the details together on wedding day.

A very important detail to Serena and Mike was finding the right photographer to capture their nontraditional vision.  Serena and Mike trusted their wedding day photos to photographer James Webb Photography.  James was truly able to capture all of the photo requests the Bride and Groom brought to him specifically the first look at the Boathouse in FDR Park and wedding party photos in a skatepark.  As a nontraditional venue, Mission Taqueria offered a unique, yet limited layout for Serena and Mike to work with to host the ceremony and reception.  James really worked his magic to capture the venue’s space as well as highlight all of the decor details Serena added to the wedding to capture her fiesta theme.   One of our favorite photos from wedding day is of Serena and Mike on Broad Street (a very popular wedding day spot for photos in Philadelphia.)  We love how James was able to blend the traditional while still capturing  Serena and Mike’s personalities and the fun theme of their wedding day!

Thank you to Serena and Mike for asking us to help with coordinating your wedding and the opportunity to meet your family and friends.  We love when clients like to step out of the box and really bring themselves into the wedding day details which you truly were able to do!  We wish you both much luck and many margarita and taco dates in the future!

Ceremony and Reception Venue – Mission Taqueria Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA 

Caterer – Mission Taqueria Restaurant

Photography – James Webb Photography

Flowers and Decor – Bride used Bloominous for flowers and provided all DIY decor items

Wedding Day of Coordination and Decor/Centerpiece Set-up  – Diamonds and Details Weddings and Events

Officiant – Self Uniting Ceremony by Bride and Groom with Assistance by friend Jessica Barnard

Wedding Cake – The Sugary

Ceremony and Reception Music – Provided by Bride and Groom

Hair and Make-up – Beauty by Phyllis

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PS/ Thank you to James for this gorgeous photo of our Lead Planner Amanda with Serena and Mike.  We love having this memory of working with our clients!





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