Stylish & Atmospheric Havana Wedding Inspiration

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We’ve got such a beautiful shoot to share with you guys that resonates for so many reasons. Captured in Havana, Cuba, it’s atmospheric, romantic, and so stylish.

I went to Cuba last year, and it’s probably the most unique place I’ve ever been.

Like going back in time for your holidays, all at once it’s old world colonial, like Eastern Europe in the 80s, Florida in the 50s, with lashings of both Central American and Caribbean vibrancy thrown in, just to add to the kilter. And it’s also on the cusp of big changes.

It’s pretty cool.

So we’ve been more than a little excited to share this gorgeous shoot by Gaby Rguez Photography with styling by Birds and Honey and details from a host of talented vendors.

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With a fabulous Claire Pettibone wedding dress, that walks the line of old and new beautifully, pretty beauty ideas, gorgeous florals (the big foliage bouquet by Siren Floral Co. is phenomenal) and chic, informal tablescaping, there’s a lot of ideas to love about this shoot, even before you take in the incredible setting.

Scroll down to see this unique wedding inspiration (FYI, it’ll be hard to resist looking up flights to Cuba when you do) but first up, a little more on this special location, from Gaby Rguez Photography

About the Shoot

The shoot took place in the streets of Old Havana in Cuba during the month of February.  

Meticulously preserved, Cuba’s colonial cities haven’t changed much since musket-toting pirates stalked the Caribbean.

Grandiose squares and cobbled streets tell erstwhile tales of opulence and intrigue. Elsewhere many buildings lie ruined and tattered like ageing dowagers waiting for a facelift.

Trapped in a time warp and reeling from an economic embargo that has grated for more than half a century, this is a country where you can wave goodbye to Western certainties and expect the unexpected.

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So beautiful, right? Cuba is such an awesome place for a honeymoon, make sure you get out of Havana and away from the beaches too – there’s a lot to explore!

Oh and I think I actually ate in the venue where the tablescape was shot – if I’m correct, it’s La Guarida, and the food is incredible!

Thanks so much to Gaby Rguez PhotographyBirds and Honey and the rest of these talented vendors for sharing their shoot with us.

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Photographer: Gaby Rguez Photography / Styling & Design: Birds and Honey / Hair & Make-up: Emily V Phung of Blushed Beaute / Florist: Siren Floral Co / Bride’s Dress: Claire Pettibone / Rings: Susie Saltzman / Stationery & Calligraphy: Jenny Sanders, Graceline Art / Ribbon: Silk & Willow / Model: Heather Hockley / Model: Igor Vladetić
Photographer: Gaby Rguez Photography / Styling & Design: Birds and Honey / Hair & Make-up: Emily V Phung of Blushed Beaute / Florist: Siren Floral Co / Bride’s Dress: Claire Pettibone / Rings: Susie Saltzman / Stationery & Calligraphy: Jenny Sanders, Graceline Art / Ribbon: Silk & Willow / Model: Heather Hockley / Model: Igor Vladetić

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Trend Alert: Gems & Geodes Wedding Inspiration

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We are suckers for wedding trends.

Whether it was naked naked cakes or crop top wedding dresses more recently, or mason jars and woodland animals a few years back, we’re always ready to embrace the next big thing in weddings.

And right now, all things geometric and geological are having a bit of a moment. And with their jewel tones and touches of metallics and sparkle, they’re pretty perfect for autumnal weddings.

And today’s gorgeous shoot by Alex Lasota Photography shows us just how to style them, with event design by Tin Sparrow Events, a film by Jennavieve Films, and the creative skills of a host of talented vendors.

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This cool shoot pretty much speaks for itself (look out for the bold berry make-up and the beautiful tablescaping!) but to give you an idea of what it’s all about, Alex Lasota is here to share a little more about the concept…

About the Shoot

Our concept was build around the colorful aspects of “Gems and Geodes.”

In Eastern Washington, we live in a desert terrain, and felt incorporating more desert-inspired details, truly highlighted our area in a unique way, which not many have done.

With fall coming we decided to play on the blue, pink, red, and purple color palette, incorporating bold and strong colors to cohesively tell the story.

From the details of the dress to the sketching of the invites, to the intricacy of the cake, each element held its own in a bold way. 

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Watch the Behind the Scenes Film

Desert Wind from Jennavieve Films on Vimeo.

I really do just love those tones, the berry, with the greys, greens and oranges, and the stones and crystals make such pretty table decor. Those geode cakes have been popping up a lot on Instagram and Facebook lately too – so cool!

Thanks so much to Alex Lasota PhotographyTin Sparrow EventsJennavieve Films and the rest of this talented team of vendors for sharing their wedding inspiration with us.

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Photographer: Alex Lasota / Event Design: TinSparrow Events / Venue: Desert Wind Winery / Flowers: Simplified Celebrations / Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero / Bridal Salon: Amy's Bridal Boutique / Makeup Artist: JoAnn Forrest / Videography: Jennavieve Films / Invitations & Stationery: White House Design Aesthetics / Calligraphy: Ask Ink Calligraphy / Cake Baker: Frost Me Sweet / Desserts: Artfetti Cakes / Rental Furniture: 9th Avenue Furniture
Photographer: Alex Lasota / Event Design: TinSparrow Events / Venue: Desert Wind Winery / Flowers: Simplified Celebrations / Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero / Bridal Salon: Amy's Bridal Boutique / Makeup Artist: JoAnn Forrest / Videography: Jennavieve Films / Invitations & Stationery: White House Design Aesthetics / Calligraphy: Ask Ink Calligraphy / Cake Baker: Frost Me Sweet / Desserts: Artfetti Cakes / Rental Furniture: 9th Avenue Furniture

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{I want this!} Clockwise from Top Left: 1. Byron Lars Brocade Garden Floral Sheath Dress, £66.36 {70% off} | 2. Pearl Wreath Hair Clip, £15.16 {50% off} | 3. Terraced Garden Dress in Pink, £138 | 4.  Secret Garden Stud Earrings, £55.16 | 5. Gracie Floral Necklace, £55.16 | 6. Raphaella Booz Botanical Heels, £49.56

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Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson’s Wedding

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Shawn and Andrew? They’re the definition of a power couple. Shawn, an Olympic Gold Medalist currently commentating in Rio, and Andrew, a Long Snapper for the Oakland Raiders, said “I do” with a celebration that felt uniquely and completely “them” planned by Fete Nashville. If you ask us, there’s no better way to lead up to tonight’s Olympic closing ceremonies than a trip to the wedding gallery photographed by Wild Native Co. plus a peek back at their adorable engagement.

 

I don’t think our wedding day

could have been any more perfect

…or any more “us.”

 

 

Andrew surprised Shawn by singing

“You’ve got a friend in me”

 

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From Fete NashvillePlanning Shawn Johnson + Andrew East’s wedding was a dream come true! It was pretty exciting from the beginning when Andrew, a long snapper for the Oakland Raiders proposed to his sweetheart, Shawn, a gold Medal Olympic gymnast, at Wrigley Field right after she threw out the first pitch!


We started planning right away and chose the top of a hill for the ceremony, with 360’ of countryside views at a farm in Franklin, Tennessee. The alter was designed with gorgeous whitewashed antique church windows dripping with flowers, honeysuckle, and vines with more natural elements at the base including logs and lots of candles.

 Jack Daniel’s barrels served as aisle markers holding the most beautiful flower arrangements of white peonies, ranunculus & dahlias, ivory garden roses, and lots of textured greens. The bridal party walked through custom barn doors and down the aisle decorated with lanterns, candles and flowers. After the “i do’s, the new Mr. And Mrs. East jumped up with excitement to the cheers from all their friends and family and danced their way back down the aisle to Stevie Wonder’s “signed, sealed, delivered!”


At the reception, Andrew surprised Shawn by singing “You’ve got a friend in me” with his father playing the piano accompaniment. As a late night snack, we had the famous Ellie’s doughnuts food truck come to serve sweet treats to all of the guests. At the end of the night, Shawn and Andrew ran through sparklers to a silver Rolls Royce. At 7 incredibly delicious layers, the wedding cake was taller than the bride!

The reception was lovely with Shawn + Andrew sitting in an ivory love seat with custom “bro” & “bug” signs on the back; their nicknames for each other. Gold calligraphy on white washed wood hanging with gold silk ribbon. Head table made up of several reclaimed wood farm tables with vintage lace runner. 25’ ladder covered in greenery installed over the head table with exposed bulbs hanging. White french urns and mercury candles with loose and flowing greens.

Guest tables: a combination of farm tables and rounds with ivory linens. Centerpieces of barn wood boxes filled with low, lush greens hanging over loose and whimsical. Shawn’s gown is a glamorous silk duchess trumpet silhouette with a soft geometrical lace bodice. Matching lace trim along the hem of her gown also appears on the removable silk satin organza cathedral train. Shawn’s gown features the Elena Zavozina signature keepsake pearls cascading down the back of her gown. Shawn also had her custom headpiece and jewelry designed by European designer Elena Zavozina designed Shawn’s dress, all nine bridesmaids dresses and Andrew’s entire custom suit

From the Newlyweds… Fete Nashville truly made my fairytale wedding come true! I don’t think our wedding day could have been any more perfect or any more “us.” From how it ran to the details, Fete Nashville thought of for Andrew and I. They blew us away and we couldn’t have been happier!!!

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Photography: Wild Native Co. | Cinematography: White In Revery | Event Planning + Design: Sara Fried With Fete Nashville | Floral Design: Enchanted Florist | Cakes: Dulce Desserts | Catering: Chef’s Market | Hair + Makeup: Dean Banowetz + Sarah Woolf | Calligraphy: Eliza Gwendalyn | Lighting: Bright Event Productions | Entertainment: Tim Hiber DJ | Entertainment: Nashville Wedding Guitarist | Transportation: Grand Ave | Wedding Venue: Trinity View Farm | Doughnuts: Ellie’s Doughnuts | Printing: Minted | Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental & Vintage Prop Shoppe | Rentals: Nashville Tent And Awning | Rentals: Posh Privy

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