Frida Kahlo Wedding Inspiration

frida kahlo inspiration

Nestled between the Santa Ynez foothills + the Pacific Ocean, the historic Dos Pueblos Ranch in Santa Barbara set the scene for today’s gorgeous styled shoot. Pulling inspiration from Frida Kahlo’s art + life, the team behind this romantic wedding inspiration paid homage to this prolific artist by layering beautiful + bold details and incorporating unique elements of her Mexican Heritage throughout. And even though this is a seemingly specific theme, I really think you’ll find that so many of the inspiring design ideas can easily adapt to other wedding styles or celebrations. Here’s more from Nicole of Hint of Chic, the stylist behind the shoot:

An abandoned greenhouse hosts the simple, organic ceremony based off the infamous French Vogue cover featuring Frida. Rose-heads float amidst the ombré green ribbon, acting as a sensuous backdrop to the ceremony. Behind the ribbon, a gilded frame showcases the sacred heart milagro, blessing the union between husband and wife. Completing the overall look, two large, spiked agave flank the alter, adding an edgy element to the otherwise feminine ceremony…

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I love the gorgeous images captured by Ashleigh Taylor Photography.

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frida kahlo inspiration

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Leaving behind the varying shades of green, passionate reds and vivid oranges appropriated from Frida’s art dominated the reception color palette, popping against a dilapidated horse stable. Mixed patterns and textures create an eclectic mosaic on the sweetheart table, complete with authentic floral plates from Mexico and carved wooden charges. Lush flower arrangements set in bright hand-painted bowls are capped by gold-dipped deer antler, giving a artful nod to Frida’s Wounded Deer painting.

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aztec table setting

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Big thanks to the following creatives for sharing their work with us today!

planner, designer, stylist, florist + concept: Nicole Chapman of Hint of Chic // concept + photography: Ashleigh Taylor Photography // location: Dos Pueblos Ranch, triciafountaine@gmail.com // paper goods: JP Stationery // flowers donated by: Florabundance // bride’s dress: La Soie Bridal, Santa Barbara // bride’s necklace: Elsa Mora // bride’s rings: Calla Gold Jewelry // bride’s earrings + wrap: Anthropologie // hair + make-up: Page Berse, Absolutely Fabulous…Glamour on the Go! // rentals: Vintage Vignettes, triciafountaine@gmail.com and Town and Country Event Rentals // china: Anthropologie // glassware+chargers: Pier One Imports // linens: La Tavola // mexican loteria card cookies: Stone House Oven // models: Brandi Wolff + Nicholls Melancon

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Autumn Woodland Wedding: Natalie + Mark

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Natalie + Mark are talented wedding filmmakers (you may recognize them from their self-made engagement video we featured!) with super rad taste, so when it came time to plan their colorful Pennsylvania farm wedding, they created a celebration filled with unique mid-century details + lots of music-inspired design elements. I can’t wait for you to see the bright, mismatched bridesmaid’s dresses + the fun, retro-style place settings! I just love the whole vibe these two created. Here’s more from Natalie:

Mark and I both really appreciate the aesthetic and vibes of the mid-century era but were born in the 80s in the woods and farmlands of Pennsylvania. In planning the style of our wedding day, we wanted to meld our love of nature (especially fall) and our fondness of the 50s & 60s. Music was a big influencer in a lot of our design elements, too, because our musical backgrounds – I’m a drummer, Mark’s a guitarist – have created deep roots in our relationship. Keeping our day as simple and carefree as possible for all of our near and dear friends and family was a huge determining factor in planning a lot of aspects of our wedding weekend. When we stumbled upon Sweetwater Farm, we knew in an instant it was the perfect place for us to stay and celebrate the weekend away.

Big thanks to With Love & Embers for sending this beautiful wedding our way + congratulations to Natalie + Mark!

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Isn’t Natalie’s Twigs & Honey hairpiece lovely?

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Processional: Bridesmaids: Halleluiah – Jeff Buckley; Bride: Hole in the Ocean Floor – Andrew Bird; performed instrumentally by Bride's twin brother

Recessional: Everyday – Vetiver

First Dance: Poison Cup – M. Ward

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ceremony

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Hands down, the most special moment of our wedding day for both of us was driving away from the ceremony in Mark’s dad’s decked out 1967 Austin Healy 3000 MKIII. Mark’s father passed away just 3 days before our first date, and while I never was able to meet him in person, the presence of his beloved car on our wedding day made it feel like he was there celebrating with us, especially in those moments on the tree-lined back roads.

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My dad has an incredible Ringo Starr style Ludwig rocker drumset from the 60s that I grew up playing before I had my own. I was so excited when I found a tiny replica set online that I retrofitted with our Wallaces logo to serve as our cake topper.

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I love their gorgeous wedding video from Paperback Weddings!

As wedding filmmakers, for people who aren’t often in front of the camera, it was important for us to choose photo and cinema teams whose personalities matched ours (so that we were comfortable enough for our personalities to come through in the moments they captured) and companies whose aesthetics matched each other’s so our images and film were seamless. Asking our dear friends, Jill & Ryan, to photograph our wedding and choosing Daniel + Austin of Paperback to film it were the two best decisions we made in our wedding planning process.

From an insider’s perspective, I always understood the importance of having a wedding film but after being a bride + groom ourselves, the importance is embedded in us even more. There is something so undeniably real about seeing and hearing moments, big and small, that make the day come to life in a way all its own once the wedding is over. If there’s one thing I must say about wedding films, it’s this: really take the time to hire someone great to film your day. And if there’s one thing I have to say about wedding vendors, in general, it’s this: hire people with personalities that you LOVE. You will be spending a lot of time with these people and the more you love them, the more they will love you (and the more they will help bring your vision to life).

photography: With Love & Embers // venue: Sweetwater Farm Glen Mills, Pennsylvania // floral design: Sullivan Owen // vintage rentals + styling: Maggpie Vintage Rentals // wedding dress: The Wedding Shoppe (Wayne, PA) – Monique Lhuiller (Amaranth) // hairpieces: Twigs & Honey // shoes: Kate Spade // reception sweater: Vintage (etsy) // bridesmaid dresses: Vintage, Modcloth, Mango, ASOS, Urban Outfitters // hair: Jason Matthew Salon // makeup: Main Line Makeup // groom suit: Nordstrom // videography: Paperback Weddings // invitations, paper goods, pennants, silverware: Designed by Bride + Groom // catering + cake: Lisa Benigni of 12th Street Catering // ceremony violinist: Miss Musique // reception band: The Moonlighters // photobooth: Onomonomedia

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DIY: Boho Flower Bracelet

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Looking for a fun alternative to bouquets for your bridesmaids? We love the idea of a pretty flower bracelet for your gals! Our  DIY contributor, Amanda of Anthomanic, is here to show you how easy it is to make. :) This would also be so fun for a bridal shower or birthday party, right?!

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What you will need:
• A few small floral blooms and leaves (spray roses, succulents, basil used here)
• A bracelet, a necklace or chain
• Oasis brand floral adhesive
• Gardening shears

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How to make the bracelets:

1. Using the bracelet as a platform for the florals to be attached, add glue to flat base of bracelet.

2. Cut the stem of the flower all the way to the base of the flower head and cover the base of the flower with floral adhesive, then attach to glued areas of the bracelet. Add blooms and foliage wherever desired!

3. Place in a refrigerator until ready to use

DIY Flower Bracelet

DIY Flower Bracelet


So pretty and easy to make, right? Looking forward to seeing some bridesmaids with pretty flower bracelets in the near future! :)

DIY created by Amanda of Anthomanic exclusively for GWS. See more of Amanda’s work here. Photos by Charlotte Tittle Photography

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