Monastery History

Spanish Wedding Inspiration

July 23, 2019
Words by Erica Melissa
Photos courtesy of Erica Melissa

Perhaps you’re in love with a certain location abroad, but having a destination wedding far, far away isn’t in the cards. This stunning photoshoot combines the talents of top innovative wedding vendors to inspire couples to integrate tastes and styles of their favorite cities/ countries abroad. The photographer, Erica Melissa, shares the details of this Pin-able Spanish shoot below.

The beautiful city of Seville, Spain was the inspiration behind this shoot. From the sour oranges and grapes hanging from the trees to the delicious wine & famous flamenco dancing, ideas come to life.

A Spanish Monastery located in Miami, Florida provided the backdrop. The Monastery in itself has an incredible story and history as the structure was dismantled stone by stone from Spain and flown into the United States. This made it an easy choice as the backdrop for this editorial.

A Spanish guitar waits to be opened by guests to reveal their table number, a key element in the welcome design. The custom escort card envelopes display the various cities in Spain, strung using leather and sealed with a copper wax. The lighting design was created to mimic the design displayed in the famous Seville Fair that takes place every April. In the stationery suite, you will find a mini replica of traditional brass bells found in the churches. 

Yummy Chori created an incredible and beautiful tapas table that included many traditional foods and beverages that you would find in Seville including Spanish omelets, olives, chorizo, churros and their famous sangria. For the tablescape, was a stunning earthy chic design of texture including vines & hops with grapes arching over mixed florals, bold red candles in mini terra-cotta vases, sour oranges with a clean plate design. Unique plates added a hint of antique gold and the flat wear was a matte finish. Sitting on each plate was a mini-mosaic Spanish tile adorned with a place card and natural linen napkin lined with gold beads.

The wedding gown was a beautiful classic design by Made with Love and styled with an elegant Spanish lace veil, while the tux was a bold blue classic tuxedo with a velvet custom lapel and bow tie to create a more refined groom look.  

Follow the team that made it all happen for more inspiration and information on this Spain-influenced, styled shoot.

Vendors: Design & Planning: Halo Event Design; Photography: Erica Melissa; Bridal Dress: A & Be Bridal Shop- Miami ; Dress Designer: Made With Love Bridal; Cake/Sweets: Sweet Guilt; Catering: Yummy Chori; Cinematographer: Bricks Group Media; Invitation Suite: Inkpush Co.; Floral Design: Simple Florals; Grooms Attire: My Grooms Room & The Lapel Project; Hair & Makeup: Gia D’Espo Hair & MakeupJewelry: Lia Terni; Lighting: Event Factor; Furniture Rentals: Elements and Accents

Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes; Tableware: The Mix DishVenue: The Ancient Spanish Monastery; Models: Eric Folder & Luanna Singh

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