We are crazy for the colorful, textured sights and sounds of Spain and Mexico. And so, of course, we think Spanish Chic is a perfect wedding theme. Plus warmth, passion and love are hallmarks of Spanish values, all good things to celebrate at a marriage ceremony. For your own Spanish style festivities filled with love, family, and culture—be sure to use wood, vibrant flowers, tile, and plenty of pottery—as these are the hallmarks of hacienda style! These fun and lively elements are sure to set the tone for your unforgettable event. Further set the stage by incorporating floral crowns, fans, tile patterns, bougainvillea, Latin flavors and Tequila to bring home the Spanish flair to your wedding decor! If you can find a location featuring a bougainvillea covered archway leading to a fountain, grab it!!! Muy bonita!!!
No matter your location, you can give the feeling of a Hacienda with small touches of colorful ceramic pottery, tiles, and flowers:
Let your guests know the style of your event up front with your invitations. Papel Picado, considered to be Mexican Folk Art, is a decorative craft made out of colorful tissue paper cut into beautiful and elaborate designs. These Papel Picado style invites from minted.com are perfect for any Latino inspired nuptials: invitations, in your choice of colors, priced at $2.34 each, by award-winning designer Andres Montano. Major perk: If you order your invites from minted.com you will receive a free wedding website too! #Ole!
For bridal styling, we suggest wearing an extra-long cathedral veil (big enough to snuggle under!), huge & colorful bouquets, and definitely flowers for your hair! #Perfecto!
A lace veil, and floral embellished guitar are the epitome of Spanish chic. #Increíble!
We think this Romantic Bridals gown, composed of lace and chiffon with a beaded halter top and illusion lace back, lends itself in the loveliest ways to a Spanish themed wedding.
Add a shot of fun and whimsy to your day with an array of South-of-the-border inspired DIY projects. Super easy and affordable ideas: Use a paint marker to add names and table numbers on beautiful tiles that can double as place cards and favors. Glue scraps of lace to Terra Cotta pots filled with succulents for your tablescapes and decor. If you are feeling super-inspired, purchase an Esperanza Lace Tile Stencil to jazz up your reception site from Royal Design Studio Stencils.
You can take the theme bright and colorful with pops of fun colors to offset your neutrals.
Or you can focus in on a single color, in this case burgundy:
Get the good times rolling with a Spanish themed cocktail, Sangria Bar or shot. Viva la Vida!
Other ideas for your event: How about a welcoming “Bienvenidos” sign swagged with greenery, a cigar bar and/or Mexican candies in matchboxes.
However you chose to celebrate Spanish culture at your wedding you can’t get it wrong. Any touches you chose to highlight are sure to delight you, your guests and your amor de mi vida!.