Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wedding Theme...

After reading Miss Fells Point blog, I felt I had to talk about my own theme, since it is similar! My Fiance and I both studied abroad in Madrid in college, and post graduate my Fiance lived in Madrid for a year, so we both also hold Spain near and dear to our hearts, not to mention our first date was at a tapas restaurant :) . However, when thinking of a theme, I knew I didn't want a full blown theme (including attire), but I also knew i wanted to include my families heritage ( my grandmother is 100% Cuban). All the women in my family have always worn mantillas, and I had always planned to keep this tradition. Hopefully ( if my mother can find it) wearing my mothers Mantilla.

In search of finding a mantilla comb I like I have come across two that peak my interest--

With that in mind, my fiance and I also decided to incorporate a "Latin" theme into different aspects of our wedding. We are also serving a selection of tapas as appetizers ( picking our favorites like "tortilla espana" and "Croquetas de Jamón" to name a few), then moving on to more Cuban based meals for the reception. Nobody makes Frijoles Negros con arroz like my abueala ( black beans and rice) , but since she doesn't feel like cooking for 150 people, we are trying to find second best! Right now we are thinking of Black beans and rice, picadillo, ropa vieja , and yellow rice and chicken. We are also hoping to get ripe/fresh platanos, fresh Cuban bread and of course tons of authentic sangria!

The other way we want to incorporate the theme is using Lace Fans at the table top display, this can also be a favor, since we can engrave the base with our names and wedding date! All you have to do is get a little easel and you are all set! I am still searching for the perfect fan, but these are a few I like---


Blogger Mrs. NearlyWed said...

Loving IT!
I really appreciate a them much more when it's not In Your Face. There is something wonderful as guests begin to Get It throughout the course of the evening as they are surprised and tantilized with themed touches to their left and to their right. Your are so on the right track!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Fells Point said...

We do have a lot in common! I'm also trying to just do little touches of a theme, rather than anything too overwhelming. I'm actually doing my bridesmaids dresses as simple as possible, because most of my maids are just out of, or still in college and don't have a lot of extra money to spend. For bridesmaid gifts, though, I'm going to give each girl an authentic, hand-painted Spanish fan and have them carry those down the aisle rather than bouquets. Just another little way to incorporate a bit of Spain! Good luck with your planning! Your wedding sounds like it will be lovely as well!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 1:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

loving the combs!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 3:48:00 PM  
Blogger X said...

Forget Paris! There's something about the atmosphere of Madrid or Barcelona that unleashes romance upon whomever steps foot there. My fiance and I traveled there as friends a week after we met. It took us a while to realize it, but when we finally professed our love for eachother, we always talked about how we wished we could re-do Spain as love birds. Since (for us, too) it's outside our budget, we will also be incorporating some little hints of that time to go along with our theme of remembrance. Thank you for the lovely ideas! Your reception sounds like an absolutely beautiful and unique celebration.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 10:58:00 PM  

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