Bold Spanish Romance Wedding Inspiration

Spanish Romance Inspiration

With Valentine’s Day being right around the corner, we’re definitely feeling the love this week here at GWS. Today’s gorgeous editorial, planned + designed by Phuong Nguyen + photographed by Marsais, is only further helping our romantic state of mind and you’re about to see so many steal-worthy ideas for your day! (Just check out that color palette + those amazing paper blooms (by Blome’s Paperie) above!)

Spanish Romance Inspiration

A pretty invite suite by Dionne Christiansen with Nib and Pixel got things started off on the right foot!

Spanish Romance Inspiration

Spanish Romance Inspiration

flower wall

The florals, by mibellarosa, are totally out of this world! We are in love with that bouquet + the backdrop – a mix of real + paper blooms – is just so good.

Spanish Romance Inspiration

Spanish Romance Inspiration

Spanish Romance Inspiration

More floral goodness in this long-sleeved BHLDN wedding dress!

Spanish Romance Inspiration

Spanish Romance Inspiration

Spanish Romance Inspiration

Spanish Romance Inspiration

Spanish Romance Inspiration

Marsais shares, We wanted to incorporate the bright uses of color to show that romance is not only bold and beautiful but colorfully happy and that was what our shoot was all about.

Spanish Romance Inspiration

Spanish Romance Inspiration

Spanish Romance Inspiration

Spanish Romance Inspiration

red cake

Thanks so much to the very talented team below for sharing their beautiful work today!

photography: Marsais // planning + design: Phuong Nguyen // venue: Fill in the Blank Studio // florals: mibellarosa // paper flowers + paper goods: Blome’s Paperie // hair + makeup: Erica Lutteman // wedding dress: BHLDN // cake: Kristina Guilbeau // rentals: The Foundry Rental Company // film processing: The Find Lab // calligraphy + invitation Dionne Christiansen with Nib and Pixel // couple: Mady Jimenez and Braxton Cole

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Havana Nights Wedding on Valentine’s Day: Hilary + David

Havana Nights Wedding

David comes from a large Cuban family, so even though Hilary’s family is small, they always knew a big wedding would be inevitable. Although their guest count was high, they wanted the day to feel intimate + warm for everyone in attendance. To make the celebration special + reflective of them, they went with a fun “Havana Nights” theme, which included a perfect blend of tropical foliage + metallic decor. And they tied the knot on what some may say is the most romantic day of the year: Valentine’s Day! A perfect feature for this week ♥

On their inspiration, Hilary + David share, We were inspired by the location of our wedding: a beautiful, tropical island just east of downtown Miami. Surrounded by palm trees and dense mangroves, in the shadow of an old lighthouse, we wanted our wedding to incorporate the setting’s beautiful flora and fauna with a touch of Old World glamour.

Thanks so much to Haydee of Sweetest Celebrations for the gorgeous design and Katherine + Luke of Max & Friends for the beautiful images below!

gold purse

Havana Nights Wedding

red lips

Yes to those red lips, courtesy of Jen + Eva of IGK Salon. We’re stealing that look for V-Day this weekend!

Havana Nights Wedding

Havana Nights Wedding

Our ceremony was led by my dear friend and former coworker, TODAY Show correspondent Kerry Sanders, who is fluent in Spanish. Even though I do not speak Spanish, David and I recited our vows in both languages. We also incorporated some of my family’s Jewish traditions and blessings into the ceremony and the reception

Havana Nights Wedding

From David: Watching Hilary say her vows in Spanish. It wasn’t perfect, but it was somehow more than perfect.

Hilary: After the ceremony, David and I had a few minutes alone together. We were able to process (in some small way) the promises we had just made to each other. It was the most romantic moment of my life.

Havana Nights Wedding

Havana Nights Wedding

Processional: Groom + Wedding Party: This Must Be the Place – Talking Heads; Bride: La Ritournelle – French pop star, Sebastien Tellier (Both songs played live by Juan Carlos Trio)

Recessional: This Magic Moment – The Drifters (Played live by Juan Carlos Trio)

First Dance: Sea of Love – Phil Phillips, original version

pastel bridesmaids

Havana Nights Wedding

Havana Nights Wedding

We’re in love with Hilary’s Claire Pettibone wedding dress + the romantic bridesmaid dresses, too (which included finds from BHLDN Adrianna Papell). Shop their look in our guide below!

protea bouquet

Havana Nights Wedding

Havana Nights Wedding

Havana Nights Wedding

vintage plate settings

Havana Nights Wedding

Havana Nights Wedding

Havana Nights Wedding

dessert cart

This tropical-styled sweets cart, with treats provided by Earth & Sugar, fit right in with the lush, Cuban theme.

Havana Nights Wedding

Havana Nights Wedding

Havana Nights Wedding

Havana Nights Wedding

Havana Nights Wedding

Havana Nights Wedding

Havana Nights Wedding

See even more in the amazing film below by Wade + Robert of Sharkpig!

Make a timeline or to-do list that realistically works around your life. If you know there’s a busy time at work ahead, do as much as you can in advance so you can coast through stressful times while still feeling good about the wedding. We hired our wedding planner, photographers and videographer SO early, but it was during a period when I had more time to research everything and meet with multiple vendors. We also planned our wedding from afar, while living in Los Angeles. Hire one or two vendors (like our planner, Haydee Durate) with good contacts in the city of your wedding, and you’ll be set.

photography: Katherine & Luke Griffin of Max & Friends //venue: ceremony at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park; reception at Lighthouse Café in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Florida // event design + planning: Haydee Duarte of Sweetest Celebrations // florals: Julia Rohode Designs // wedding dress + hairpieces: Claire Pettibone // shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaid dresses: Bridesmaids’ choice, including BHLDN, Adrianna Papell from Nordstrom // hair + makeup: Jen Taylor & Eva, IGK Salon // groom’s suit: Ralph Lauren Purple Label // videography: Wade Koch and Robert Ingaham of Sharkpig // invitations: Llorente Designs // day-of paper goods: The Windmill Paper Boutique // catering: Lighthouse Café // cake: Earth & Sugar // rentals: Unearthed Vintage // officiant: Kerry Sanders // string quartet: Juan Carlos trio // dj: DZA // live band: Jacuzzi Boys

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryShark Pig is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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Rose Quartz + Serenity Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

Drawing inspiration from the subtle, diffused shades which were named the Pantone Colors of 2016, Rose Quartz + Serenity, today’s styled shoot is romantic enough to have us feeling those sweet Valentine’s Day vibes + practical enough to inspire many spring + summer weddings to come!

Adrienne of The Bloom Of Time designed the dreamy setting, set against the backdrop of The Colony House  in Anaheim, California. She shares, I love the mood that the two colors together provide, so we went for a whimsical theme with lots of fluffy, softly textured details. Blooms full of ruffled petals in our chosen color palette provided the base of the design: garden roses, peonies, sweet pea, delphinium, and hydrangea, amongst others. Sparkling jewelry from Petals & Stones and accents of natural rose quartz provided a bit of contrast to all the softness.  

Thanks so much to our girl Katie Pritchard for the beautiful photos!

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

Such a picture-perfect pink + purple ombre bouquet!

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

flower arch

Stunning vintage ottomans and poufs from Found Rentals  came together under a lush floral canopy for a dreamy lounge vignette.

vintage lounge

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

A romantic shoot calls for a romantic dress, and this full-skirt tulle beauty from Casablanca Bridal definitely does the trick!

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

champagne

His + hers cocktails and fluffy florals…really is there anything better? (The sweet paper goods were designed by AmpersandInk Designs).

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

flower ladder

flower crown

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

Pantone Valentine's Inspiration

coconut cake

And what a way to end the beauty! This cake by Sweet Kacy’s is just the prettiest!

Thanks so much to the talented team below for sharing this lovely editorial today!

photography: Katie Pritchard // florals + design: The Bloom Of Time // venue: The Colony House Anaheim, California // model: Britt Geisler of Sugar Branch Events // hair + makeup: Heather of Beauty and the Beach // jewelry + accessories: Petals & Stones // paper goods: AmpersandInk Designs // cake: Sweet Kacy’s // rentals: Found Rentals // wedding dress: Casablanca Bridal

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryKatie Pritchard, The Bloom Of Time, and Found Vintage Rentals are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.

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