WEDDING INSPIRATION: Spanish Chic, Colorful Hacienda Style Wedding #SpanishChicWedding

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!!!

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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!.

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Pastel Wedding Palette Inspiration #WatercolorWedding

Soft and delicate, pastel shades provide the perfect color story for weddings. With careful planning, pastel touches can infuse your wedding with sweetness and light. Offsetting this scheme with modern touches and bits of nature will keep your event from being too girly. Think of the beautiful, subtle colors found in our natural world: sand, shells, sky, and water. From invitations, to flowers, bridal shoes to dresses we are super-inspired by peaceful pastels this spring and thought we would share some of our finds.

Mother nature’s best palette we think: lilac, pink, peach, pale yellow, sand and blue.

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First up, this light chiffon gown by Romantic Bridals – a sublime combination of simplicity, softness and style. A perfect choice for a warm weather wedding and a centerpiece to highlight with sun-washed colors.

These modern and minimalist ankle-strap sandals set on a chunky heel serve as a versatile go-to style for your bridal look. The neutral sand color will add interest to your ensemble and go with any bridal gown color.

 

 

You can set the tone for your happy day with these simple, dreamy agate wedding invitations in “cherry blossom” from minted.com, 100 for $270, here. They combine the prettiness of pastels with the edginess of the agate swath, so not too feminine or baby-showery.

"Simple Agate" - Modern, Rustic Foil-pressed Wedding Invitations in Cherry Blossom by Petra Kern.

A bouquet of softer-hued flowers will reinforce your sweet wedding theme.

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Or, use the muted nuanced tones of hydrangeas for your floral elements. Gorgeous!

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The perfect on-trend romantic photo backdrop for a pastel reception is composed of macrame. Proof that everything comes around again style-wise…Macrame is back, baby. Soft colors pop against the neutral macrame, especially in a lovely outdoor setting.

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Rock your reception with awesome mismatched Limoges french pastel china dessert plates from etsy.com, 4 for $40, here:

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Or, visit your local thrift stores to find mismatched china yourself. Or, rent mismatched china from a rental company. Vintage Inspirations in Lenoir City, TN has a wonderful variety of decor, and the best furniture to stage your event with too.

For your reception, try using a cool vintage buffet painted in pastels, topped with an array of treats in pale colors. The cool-factor of this mid century piece keeps the look fresh and updated…sweet, but not TOO sweet.

We love the old school vibe of vintage rock candy, multi-hued hard candies and sweet tarts.

And, your wedding cake can evoke imagery of a sun-washed blue sea at dawn with a gorgeous confection, such as this one, by Olofson Design:


Treat your guests to thoughtful wedding favors like these handmade soaps wrapped in kraft paper & twine and finished with cute, customizable stickers, available here:

"Sunwashed Wildflowers" - Rustic Wedding Favor Stickers in Aquamarine by Frooted Design.

 

For your honeymoon, we suggest visiting an entire town devoted to pastel: Watercolor, FL. Stay at the Watercolor Inn and keep your peaceful wedding palette going:

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And, may we suggest these adorable “Mrs” earrings to wear on your honeymoon, at Ruched.com, the pair for $8 here: