Colorful Spanish Style Wedding Inspired by Heritage
March 9, 2017
WhimsicalVillaWinter Weddings
Trying to figure out your wedding style? This little guide sure does come in handy, but the advice I give most couples-to-be is to start with YOU, and the details will fall into place. That's exactly what Sue and Robin did for their heritage-infused I do's at Villa Parker. Starting with this twirl-worthy dress from Little White Dress Bridal Shop, take a colorful journey through The Vault with Sara Lynn!
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From Sara Lynn... Robin and Sue's wedding day was influenced by their heritage and wanting to incorporate traditional Hispanic papers, colors and textures. The architecture of Villa Parker was the perfect setting for the couple's celebration. They chose a colorful palette of orange, blues, pinks and to add romance, they added personal touches like Robin's rebozo, her lace and ruffled gown and Sue's custom suit with their date embroidered. Robin's makeup and hair embodied a true Spanish-Style lady and for her something blue, their chihuahua Penelope wore a tiffany blue dress and attended the wedding as their 'flower girl'. The flowers were hand-made from paper by Felicity Allyse and their decor was purchased in Mexico during their travels.

From Robin... We worked for the same employer when we met in 2009. It was love at first sight for both of us! Sue invited me to a Nuggets game and said that she has great tickets but didn't expect me to say yes! She drove down to Denver to get court side seats for our date! We were pretty inseparable from the beginning. We decided to make it official in December of 2009 after the company Christmas Party where we arrived together which caused quite the scandal as several guys had been after me! Sue took me to New York for my 30th birthday on our anniversary in December of 2015. I have always wanted to go to New York and I do community theatre so I always wanted to see Broadway! We had a wonderful time! On the last day, we went to the top of Rockafeller Center after a nice show and dinner. And that's when she proposed! It was perfect!

Our inspiration came from our heritage. I am Mexican and Armenian and Sue is Mexican. When we met her family enfolded me in the culture and I fell in love with it as well as Sue. We wanted the passion, color, and romance of Mexican culture to bring our union to life. We created a subtle but variant color palate and added elegance with Black Tie dress code. We even traveled to Juarez to collect centerpieces, inspiration, and the gifts for our guests. The mariachi, conchas with spicy hot chocolate bar, and paper flowers were some of my favorite touches. We couldn't believe how well everything came together! It was perfect and we will hold the memory of that day closely forever.

Pick a vendor, venue, and photographer and book them all before anything else! That part is stressful but then you get to play and have fun. I used google docs and sheets for all of my planning. No big binders to lug around! The best advice I got from a friend was to stop and just look around during your engagement and especially during your wedding day. This is a (hopefully) once in a lifetime experience. Savor every moment!