Traditional Spanish Weddings

From the gown to the mantilla, Spanish brides shine in traditional wedding pieces.

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe when he married Letizia Ortiz in Madrid.
Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe when he married Letizia Ortiz in Madrid. Felipe is the only son of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia.
Wedding of Infanta Cristina of Spain & Iñaki Urdangarin
Wedding of Infanta Cristina of Spain & Iñaki Urdangarin
Prince Juan Carlos of Spain and Princess Sofia
Prince Juan Carlos of Spain and Princess Sofia

The Royal wedding photos above capture traditional Roman-Catholic weddings in all their glory. A traditional Spanish Bride look is glamorous and not too hard to put together. Here are the basics:

Traditionally, the mantilla, (or veil) was made of only lace. Today, you can find both lace veils, and sheer veils with lace trim.

All lace mantilla
All lace mantilla

The veil is placed over a fan-shaped peineta. This will make any bride look like a queen.
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The peineta comes in different sizes and shapes, so you can choose how high you want it.

Sterling silver and Swarovski crystal comb from La Parisien.
Sterling silver and Swarovski crystal comb from La Parisien.
Hand crafted  peineta made with crushed shells and other special materials from Lands Far Away.
Hand crafted peineta made with crushed shells and other special materials from Lands Far Away.
The Sophia Swarovski Rhinestone Bridal Comb from Head Piece Heaven
The Sophia Swarovski Rhinestone Bridal Comb from Head Piece Heaven

Spanish style wedding dresses are elegant and form fitting. There are a variety of Flamenco style wedding dresses available online.
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Traditionally, brides carried fans down the aisle but, today many brides carry a bouquet of red flowers.
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Did you know that traditionally, Spanish brides wore black dresses? The black dress signified that the bride would remain faithful until death.

Image by Jessica Claire Photography
Image by Jessica Claire Photography
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