The inspiration for this shoot came from the Spanish architecture and ambiance of the Rancho Bernardo Inn. The team started the day off with an indoor ceremony, and wanted to re-create the idea of a small chapel wedding. In order to do this, they created a large wooden cross, adorned it with lush greenery and white floral, and surrounded it with ample candlelight. For this, they also wanted a very traditional look for their bride, and dressed her in a gorgeous lace gown with a long cathedral veil.
The team then moved outside for the remainder of the day, and created a gorgeous Spanish inspired tablescape. They used an ornate wooden table and decided to set it in front of a gorgeous outdoor fireplace to really help set the scene. They then set each place setting with bold blue and yellow patterned dishware, a subtle white menu with soft blue water coloring, and a terracotta tile with each guest's name. In order to add a little bit more color and Spanish flair, they used Spanish tiles as coasters for all the mismatched wine glasses and water goblets. To finish off the look, they adorned the entire table with stunning greenery and light colored floral, along with varying heights of pillar candles.
The next part of the day was all about food and drink! The team set a unique food station overflowing with different Spanish tapas, and added lush greenery and Spanish tiles to finish off the look. They also created fun signature cocktails, the Don Quixote, La Valencia and Sangria, to go along with the theme. For those with a sweet tooth, they created two gorgeous wedding cakes; one was designed with fun Spanish tiles and the other was inspired by gorgeous Spanish lace! This was clearly the perfect food and drink station for our luxurious Spanish inspired shoot!