We love wedding themes inspired off culture and especially when there’s so much COLOUR! This is such a fun wedding styled shoot and we are excited to feature this today!
This Like Water For Chocolate Wedding Inspiration pays homage to Mexican culture with beautiful details from the film and book that portray the magical love story of Tita and Pedro.
Food and passion is the basis of “Like Water For Chocolate,” or “Como Agua Para Chocolate,” the famous Mexican film based on the novel by Laura Esquivel. Through magical realism, the tale portrays the life of two forbidden lovers: Tita and Pedro, as they navigate their yearning for each other which has many hard obstacles.
One reason that makes the film so unique, is the importance of the food that Tita cooks. Characters in the film physically react to Tita’s cooking because she literally pours her heart and soul into her creations. Naturally, some of the key details of this Like Water for Chocolate wedding inspiration are intertwined with food!
Starting with the centerpiece, it’s basically all food-based items: a molcajete stone, limes, Jarritos sodas, dried peppers. There is also a charming mini camper solely used for a drink station.
There are matches on each plate that serve as a symbol of the ultimate act of love made by Pedro and Tita so they could live in bliss together in the spirit world forever. The union of their bodies and spirits set fire to the entire ranch, and the only remnant left of their love was Tita’s recipe book. Luckily, the matches for the shoot were made out of pretzel sticks so there wouldn’t be any spontaneous fires created from love!
At the sweetheart table, you see a quote from the book and rose petals sprinkled everywhere. Alluding to when Tita was yearning for her lover so intensely, she manifests her passions for him through a special meal made with rose petals given to her by Pedro.
All of these touches truly capture the essence of Tita and Pedro’s unwavering love for each other, and are sure to reflect on the love between the bride and groom.
What better place to host this Like Water for Chocolate wedding inspiration than at Covington Farm. Since “Like Water For Chocolate” is set on a ranch, this Covington Farm was perfect!
Mexican Wedding Details
This shoot wouldn’t have been complete without the incorporation of Mexican culture. There were many unique touches that made you feel you were transported right into a hacienda!
Colorful Wedding Dress
The one-of-a-kind embroidered wedding dress adds beautiful colors and patterns that mimic traditional Mexican dresses.
Mexican weddings typically enjoy a Mariachi serenade during the cocktail hour or after dinner! The wonderful band at the shoot was Mariachi Nuevo Guadalajara. This is a great addition to the typical DJs or bands.
Wedding Floral Patterns
Beautiful floral patterns are woven through this Covington Farm Wedding: on the cake, wedding dress, wedding invitations, flower pots, even the arbor uses the same vibrant floral pattern. The floral patterns truly define the color palette of this wedding. Vibrant pinks, greens, yellows, and blues are seen everywhere – really drawing attention to the small details.
Clay pottery was placed throughout the venue, used as a menu board and even the Mr. and Mrs. cups. The muted clay color made the white lettering on it pop.
The Burro (Donkey)
Donkeys became a symbol of rural life renown for their ability to carry large loads over Mexico’s difficult terrains. Having a donkey at the shoot definitely added to the feeling you were on a ranch.