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Gilded Arabic & Spanish Wedding Inspiration

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When we think Andalusia, we think golden hues, Arabic design in old-world Spanish palaces, grand plazas and hot summer days. Talented photographers Anna + Mateo have embraced the Moorish beauty of southern Spain in this gorgeous, Spanish wedding shoot.

Hotel Parador de Granada could not be more iconic Andalusia. Opulent Moorish design, warm colors and space to walk the halls in your bridal robe, the practical palace is perfect for a vintage-loving bride and groom. Matching the golden hues of the villa, Atrezo Floristas added more oranges and yellows to the space, creating a cohesive, gilded floral wedding scene.

The bride’s gown, both vintage-inspired and sporting modern details, is (much like the cultural fusion of Andalusia) the perfect match of vintage sensibility for the modern bride, thanks to modest, airy long sleeves and a romantic, detailed open back.

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From Anna + Mateo

We wanted to create an elegant-yet-relaxed courtyard fete, featuring organic garden florals, ethereal fabrics, and a flowy gown. We were inspired by the beautiful Spanish tiles that are prominent in famous structures, like La Alhambra, and chose a colorful palette of subtle yellows, oranges, blush, gold, greens, and ivory.

Atrezo Floristas pulled this palette together perfectly with their overgrown bouquet filled with greenery, anemone, and roses, and the design carried through to the tablescape and relaxed drip cake by Velvet Granada.

The venue, Hotel Parador de Granada, is at the foot of the historical Alhambra, and was a former ancient convent built on top of a Nazarene Monastery. It offers the most incredible views of the Alhambra, as well as incredibly detailed architecture, fountains, gardens, and the resting place of the Spanish Queen Isabel. You really can’t get more Andalusian than that! It set the perfect scene for our shoot.

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The bride looked stunning in a vintage-inspired Oh Que Luna gown, with an open back and lace detailing on the sleeves and back; the gown’s drape was classic but continued the laid-back vibes of a garden party.

Her hair and makeup, done by BS Estilistas and Sophie Makeup, was a fresh take on a classic look: soft makeup and a voluminous ponytail infused with curls and braids. And the You and Me Project hairpiece tied the whole look together and sealed the relaxed-yet-refined garden party deal!

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Other details we love are the bride’s antique cluster ring and how the details of the region and venue are reflected in the tablescape through the flatware and glassware detail and the lovely handcrafted invitation suite and menu created by Wild Hearts Calligraphy. The tones of the invitations and ribbons are a perfect compliment to the sketched greenery details, and it all ties back to the concept of an Andalusian garden party in the most beautiful way.

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