I was looking at calligraphy styles on Laura Hooper’s website a few weeks ago when I spotted these amazing escort cards that Laura does on Spanish Tiles. These tiles, naturally reminded me of Talavera pottery, which while a staple in Mexico, is really evocative of a warm, sunny vibe with a bit of Spanish flair. I was so inspired by these that I actually got my act together enough for an inspiration board.
A few years ago, Always a Bridesmaid was invited to design a photoshoot with Latina magazine at a “Hacienda” in, of all places, Staten Island (who knew?). Cheryl Kleinman designed this Talavera inspired cake and we created favors of Tin Ornaments for the “guests” affixed to a wall. I just loved this lace Lela Rose dress, it reminded me of the hand embroidered linens that we used on the table centerpiece (we placed each centerpiece on top of a punched-tin bordered mirror) and the colorful Servilletas (oversized napkins) you see in the lower right hand corner. No destination wedding would be complete without fabulous cocktails and snacks! The paloma is Tequila and Grapefruit soda and it is DELICIOUS!!! Less obvious than a Margarita, but just as tasty. I also loved these cones of chips in the blue patterned paper. What a simple way to dress up your snacks. (image courtesy Inspiring Brides). Finally, how great are these Talavera inspired letterpress invites from Letter Press light’s Etsy store.