What a fiesta: Tanya & Deane’s fun Mexican wedding

Wedding: 23/02/2015

Posted by Kate | 31 July, 2015

Perth-based mine workers Tanya Joines and Deane Austin swapped the dust and dirt of their day jobs for the fiesta fun of a Mexican wedding.

Fourteen close friends and family made the journey with them to Isla Murjenes, Mexico, for their Day of the Dead-inspired beachside wedding on February 25, 2015.

“Neither of us had been to Isla Murjenes or Mexico so it was a gamble, but everything fell into place,” Tanya, 30, says.

She and Deane, 37, have a love of everything Mexican and the bride-to-be spent hours collecting sombreros, Day of the Dead trinkets and pinatas.

“I tried to incorporate everything Mexican for a bit of individuality and fun but still tried to keep it pretty simple as it was such a beautiful setting,” Tanya says.

Tanya says their destination wedding was even better than they could have hoped for.

“Our Mexican wedding was fun, quirky, gorgeous, carefree, a dream come true for me and a wedding our guests will never forget.”

Photos courtesy of Cecilia Dumas.

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The ceremony was held with the water as the backdrop at Mirada Beach Club.

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Tanya and Deane met at work, and travel to South America was always a priority for the bride. “I had been dreaming of it my whole life,” she says.

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The Mirada Beach Club also hosted the reception, whose lighting gave a romantic glow.

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As well as Tanya’s strapless wedding gown, she also had Luv Bridal create a white evening dress to wear for the wedding dance and reception.

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