Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2008 - Catholic Church and Reception at The W Hotel
Just wanted to see if we have many Hispanic brides in the Hive! While I am not Hispanic, Mr. H is and we will be incorporating many of his traditions into the wedding, specifically the ceremony. I’d love to hear from you all and exchange ideas, vendors, etc.!
Post # 3
I’ve been reading around Weddingbee for the past couple of weeks and am finally deciding to delurk. Anyway, I’m Latina and, like Hydrangea, am also interested if there are other Latina brides out there, especially others in interracial relationships like me. So far, we’re thinking of incorporating Hispanic touches in the ceremony, readings in Spanish and possibly the lasso. Hope to hear more from others soon!
Post # 5
I’m puertorican and so is my fiance. We live in DC but will get married in PR and our wedding will be the same as every other wedding in our family, so I’m not sure if I can distinguish what’s a hispanic tradition from what’s not.
Post # 6
I’m not Latino but my fiance is. We are both Jewish and so our wedding is a Jewish wedding but I guess in a way our wedding is incorporating some traditions from his Sephardic background (Jews from Spain, Morocco, etc, are called Sephardim…altho he’s Colombian, his ancestors likely came from Morocco) and I am not. We are going to try to have some traditional Latin dancing though–He taught me a little bit about how to dance to a cumbia.
Incidentally, Sherezada–my FI grew up in PR too. 🙂 His parents still live there.
Our invitations are going to have English, Hebrew and Spanish! 🙂 I’m excited.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel
I’m half, Mr. Kiwi is whole, but we didn’t have a very hispanic wedding at all. Like Sherezada, we just did the same thing for our wedding as the rest of our family has, but minus the mariachi! It’s funny though, out of Mr. K’s brothers and sisters, both married caucasian spouses- with me being half- I’m bringing Spanish back into the family!
Post # 8
My fiancé is from Michigan. I was born in Tijuana, Mexico and moved here 9 years ago. So I guess that makes us a bi-racial couple! We are getting married in Greenville, SC. Obviously, my mother tongue is Spanish and his is English—so he’s saying his vows to me in Spanish and I’m saying mine to him in English We are also incorporating the lasso (not the arras though, because I work just as hard as him, and I would feel as if I had to give him some arras as well…but that would be TOO weird . . . my family couldn’t handle it). Our programs will be in English and Spanish. I’m almost positive we are having a classical guitarist during the ceremony. I would also love a Mariachi during the recessional (which I probably wouldn’t do if I were to be in Mexico, but I think it would be a fun thing do to celebrate my heritage). However, finding one in SC is not easy. Of course, like any good Mexican/Latin party, we have to have tons of good food. I am aware that the catering will probably be one of our biggest expenses, but I think it’s only fair. I have family traveling from Mexico, and FI’s family coming from Michigan, so it just seems wrong to only feed them only finger food and cake (which a lot of people do down here, BTW). . . I don’t even think my family knows what finger food is anyway…they would probably assume they’re appetizers and be like "when’s the real food coming!?!" Anyone else feels the same way about reception food? Another thing I’m dealing with is my mom wanting to incorporate lace or anything "puffy" into ceremony decor. She wants petals and bubbles and rice all over the place. I think she’s thinking of a quinciañera!
Post # 9
Dont forget the dollar dance, mexican wedding cookies, and mariachis
Post # 10
I am 1/2 Costa Rican and 1/2 Panamanian. My H2B is of West Indian descent (St. Vincent and Trinidad). We’re getting married in Costa Rica! 🙂 We’ll be having a salsa band and Afro-Latino percussionists. In addition, I want to wear a "Spanish"-looking veil. Our programs will be in English and Spanish and I’m thinking of making our wedding website Spanish/English, too!
Post # 11
hey girls! i’m Latina too! Fiance is Puerto Rican by way of NYC and I’m Colombian by way of California. We’re getting married in CA and would love to incorporate our 2 cultures into our currently American wedding. We’re looking for a Puerto Rican dancing group (in CA thats impossible!) and a Colombian dancing troupe (also impossible in CA). Also we’d LOVE and old school bolero trio (you know, old Cuban type men in guayaberas singing their love away).
Post # 12
- Wedding: Small church ceremony, museum reception
WM- check your messages. I know several PR bomba troupes in CA you might be interested in!
Post # 13
Add another Latina to the mix! I am marrying a Gringo, my love! Our music is totally going to reflect the latin roots! We’re playing spanish love songs during our cocktail hour, and tons of salsa and cumbia during the reception! The rehearsal dinner is a Fiesta theme! My caterer is an authentic Mexican cook, and we’ll be serving a fabulous Taco Bar! I found the best Sarape table runner for the buffet table and mini maracas to place at each setting! I also have the paper wedding banners in tons of colors! And of course a Margarita Machine with only the best Tequila! My man loves the idea of joining a HUGE familia!
Post # 14
Hi another latina here, I am from Mexican roots my FI is Salvadorian, Our wedding will be in Mexico, and to the disspapointment of my grandmother and probably father(when they realize) Our wedding will not be a traditionlal Catholic Mexican wedding. We are incorporating a lot of the traditional stuff like Mariachi, food, latin music, but not the traditional church wedding. I havent had the guts to tell my Dad yet.
Post # 15
Hello! I’m Mexican from East L.A. and FI is originally from Mexico and we are having a very traditional Catholic ceremony here in Los Angeles. Which means we’re having the lasso, arras…We are having Mariachi during the ceremony and a Mexican Trio during dinner/cocktails, but we are not serving Mexican food since we eat it everyday, we wanted to serve our family and friends with something else.
Post # 16
I’m not Mexican, but my fiancé is and his father and grandmother only speak Spanish. We’re doing our vows in Spanish and providing Spanish translations for the English parts of the (nonreligious) ceremony in the program. His sister is making ojarascas for the reception and we’ll have mariachis at the end of the night. Our rehearsal dinner will have an elegant mexican theme, with everyone wearing guayaberas and rebosas, and at the reception the buffet includes chicken fajitas with tortillas cooked fresh on the comal.