It’s time to celebrate Latinx culture through this vibrantly styled wedding inspiration (and alpacas!!). Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures + contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central & South America. Are you ready to celebrate?!
Together, Marcela Pulido Photography + Shantel Dix conceptualized this a beautifully vibrant shoot, inspired by Mexican culture and colors. With the rad IRL Latina couple, Ivy + Terry, were on board with incorporating both their heritage + own gothic styles, everything else seemed to just fall into place.
The beauty of this culture is so thoughtfully on display, and we can’t wait to soak it up:
Let the Vibrancy and Gothic Styling Begin
Edgy Bridal Hair + Makeup
The elaborate braids, by stylist Cristy Bonilla, are reminiscent of another strong Latina Frida Khalo, and crowns this bride gorgeously!
Vibrant and Organic Wedding Flowers
Whoa does Maribel Mendez nail the vibrant organic floral feel! These arrangements are whimsical, fun + enchanting…just like our brides.
Latinx Wedding Ceremony
This may be simple but it’s oh-so stunning! The brides dresses, designed by Myriam Marcela, have so much cool embroidery + lace details.
All The Alpaca Love!
The Evergreen venue is a rad spot for these ladies and alpacas to celebrate culture and love!!
As a South American animal, these fuzzy friends are important in Latin and Incan cultures – both spiritually and socially. They can represent endurance to reach your goal of having a successful, long term relationship! So cool (and cute).
Sweet Reception Moments
The authentic decor from Vía Raíz is helping to showcase these two sweeties. We’re loving these rad bridal jackets! Hello fringe :)
Culturally Vibrant Dessert Table
Vibrant + sweet – can you believe this sugar work?! The polvorón table full of Mexican candies and Pan Dulce (sweet breads) were provided by Courtney of La Reinita. The rad, custom cake topper, by Bobby Larson, designed of the two brides sits sweetly atop the gorgeous 4 tiered wedding cake by Jennifer Parrish Taylor.
And for those of you who just can’t get enough of alpacas…this winter wedding with alpacas is one of our most viewed!
photography: Marcela Pulido Photography // venue name: The Evergreen (ceremony), Portland, Oregon, USA // planning: Shantel Dix // florals: Maribel Mendez // wedding dress: Myriam Marcela // wedding dress boutique: The White Dress // hair stylist: Cristy Bonilla // cake: Jennifer Parrish Taylor // officiant: Jimmie Berguin // models: Ivy & Terry Rebel // signage + invitation design: Sandy Ninh // venue: Easton Broad // jewelry: Ayumi Angel // masks: Laurs Kemp // rentals: For the Love of Pete Rentals // rentals : Vintage Meets Modern // decor: Vía Raíz // pan dulce: La Reinita // cake topper: Bobby Larson // car: Jose with Faded Memories Car Club // llamas: Jack and Andre // makeup: Blanca Peña // makeup: Marissa Nwerem