A Bright Mexican-Inspired Wedding at Greenpoint Loft in Brooklyn, New York

Although they met and fell in love at Harvard University in Boston, Jordy Lievers (30 and an actor and artist) and Jared Eaton (30 and a theater and technology teacher) drew on their roots -- hers in San Diego and his in Houston -- for their Mexican-fiesta-inspired wedding day. "We knew from the outset we wanted Mexican food at our wedding, and we just kind of went from there," explains Jordy. "At every turn, we tried to keep things colorful, laid-back and fun." This vibe extended from the bold, oversize invitations and "colorful cocktail" dress code for the guests all the way to the mini hot sauce escort cards. The boutonnieres even included little chili peppers -- yet another nod to the spicy south-of-the-border theme. Drawing on their extensive artistic talents, Jordy and Jared infused their day with a number of impressive DIY details. Jared spent the weeks before the wedding painstakingly sewing napkins, runners and tablecloths so that each reception table was unique, and Jordy -- who just happens to be a designer on the side -- took care of the calligraphy and stationery. And don't even get us started on her sparkly Theia Couture gown. Muy bien!