Many different things inspire the styled wedding shoots that come our way here at Two Bright Lights. Sometimes it’s a holiday like Saint Patrick’s Day, sometimes it’s a unique color palette, and sometimes it’s a painting or a historical character that prompts a team of vendors to get together and create a beautiful wedding. The stunning session that we share with you today instantly captivated us with the one-of-a-kind idea that inspired it’s creation. Simultaneously the photographer and concept artist behind the design, Barbara Jacqueline Photography shared with us, “The original inspiration behind this editorial is my heritage. Being of Cuban descent and Spanish ancestry, I was inspired to style a Spanish wedding.” An old world Spanish wedding she did indeed create, but the final products (Yes, there are two amazing designs featured here!) are so much more than a replication of a typical Spanish wedding fiesta; they’re a reimagining of what it might look like if you brought the past and present together at once. Beyond the theme, this shoot also incorporated many different facets that spoke to Barbara Jacqueline’s cultural background. The detail that spoke to us loudest? She gave a nod to her family by using the surnames of her mother, father, grandparents and distant relatives on the place cards that accented the tables. In addition to personalized elements like these, the talented team that worked together to turn this idea into reality wowed us with their complete and utter dedication to preserving real Spanish customs. The menu overflowed with tapas, paella (a delicious rice and seafood dish), churros, and various other culinary favorites from the country. The color palette chosen reflected the Spanish terrain and fruits native to the land, such as oranges, kumquats, and lemons. The Christian Brothers Retreat & Conference Center backdrop easily looked like a Spanish monastery transplanted on to Napa, California soil. The bride’s styled couture wedding dress and red bolero shrug jacket, created by the fabulous Vio Gemini, gave her the look of an updated flamenco dancer. The Moroccan and Moorish influences that have long been a part of Spain’s history were symbolized through the usage of gold candlesticks and Monaco chargers. We could go on and on, but we think you get the idea about how overwhelmingly gorgeous and wholly unique the styled wedding you are about to see truly is. So without further ado, dive right into a shoot that is as “dulce como el amor” or, as we’d say in English, “as sweet as love.”
We’ll continue soaking up these Spanish details for days! Thank you Barbara Jacqueline Photography for sharing!
Photographer: Barbara Jacqueline Photography//Musicians: Jay Alvarez //Model: Angel Moreno-Herrera//Reception Venue: Christian Brothers Retreat & Conference Center//Linens and Coverings: Classic Party Rentals//Invitation Designer: Creative Designs by Mimi//Equipment Rentals: Designer 8 Rentals//Cinema and Video: Epic Studios//Floral Designer: EV Floral Designs//Model: Hannah Fugazzi//Favors and Gifts: Hess Winery//Event Planner: Inspirations by Gina//Second Shooter: Keith Hubbard//Makeup Artist: Keke Vasquez//Reception Venue: Mont La Salle Chapel//Linens and Coverings: Napa Valley Linens//Musicians: Oyé Productions//Cake Designer: The Whole Cake//Dress Designer: Vio Gemini //Cake Designer: Yolanda Rouse//