A Cinco de Mayo Wedding

This year my husband and I will celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary on the 5th of May, also known as Cinco de Mayo. And believe it or not, it didn’t cross our mind until well after all the deposits were sent in. It actually took our Maid of Honor asking if we picked Cinco de Mayo on purpose before we even realized it. 

How We Ended Up Saying I Do on Cinco de Mayo 

When it came to planning or wedding, we were under a tight timeline, as are most military couples who try to plan a big(ish) wedding. We knew a deployment was coming, and we knew if we wanted to have our wedding before we would have to get a move on it. 

So we decided rather than pick a date we would choose a location and let the location choose the date. We knew we wanted to be married near water, I didn’t care what kind of water, it could be the ocean, a bay, a lake, whatever. My father offered to set up a sprinkler in their backyard, but that wasn’t quite the water I meant. 

We settled on a yacht club on the Chesapeake Bay, and luckily for us there was one weekend in May that a couple didn’t get their deposit in on time, so we took it. My mother sent a check that day. We booked our location sight unseen, and were set to get married May 5th. 

We planned the entire wedding while living eight hours away, and only made one trip to the area to finalize the menu, pick a bakery, and meet with our florist. The entire process seemed compacted, and even though we did a lot of the decor ourself, I felt at ease. 

The wedding itself didn’t have an overly Mexican theme; however, that did not stop a bunch of our guests celebrating with lot of tequila! I was extremely grateful when my Maid of Honor showed up at the hotel with a stack of sombreros. I never would have thought of using them for photos to represent the holiday, but I am so grateful we have the photos! 

Now every year when it is time to celebrate our anniversary there is always a party going on somewhere. It makes looking for a fun and exciting place to celebrate pretty easy! 

Some of our favorite picture from the day
Wedding picture

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  1. Red

    Sweet! We got married on “May the Fourth” also known as Star Wars Day (“May the Force be with you.”) and I am a huge Star Wars fan, but like you, this was pure coincidence. We planned it in one week, based on when my sisters would be in town.
    Go, Spontaneity!
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  2. You two are darling! I think the date worked out perfectly, and what an awesome MOH to think of such a fun little idea for photos. 🙂

  3. This is such a unique theme to incorporate into your wedding! It’s awesome that you had light Mexican accents throughout the wedding. This was very tastefully done, and your pictures are great! Thanks so much for sharing!

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