Modern Mexican Styled Shoot
From Trixie Ortiz, owner of YOUnique Events & Design:
“My in-law family is of the Hispanic heritage, which I have grown a strong love for this culture. The Hispanic culture is full of such color, vibrancy, tradition, and of course, good food. My inspiration to bring this vision to life came from the old St. Peter's Catholic Church that I came upon as I was walking around the quaint little town of Echo, Oregon. This church is full of such beauty and mystery.
I wanted to capture the ‘modern’ bride without missing the elements that breathe the culture of the Hispanics. We took a traditional Mexican child dress and showcased it as the perfect flower girl dress. Our hairstylist and make up artist are both of the Hispanic culture, so I wanted to allow them to experience the beauty of bringing this vision and of course bride to life.
We brought forth the love of Mexican candies and created the ultimate sweets bar all encased within a beautiful paper flower backdrop, created by the beautiful Gina May. Gina May is a young paper flower artist, who is a 3rd generation paper flower designer from Argentina, which is a Hispanic culture.
My dream was to capture all of this beauty within a natural garden setting. I knew that I wanted to showcase all of this at the F.T. George Park in Echo, Oregon, a town that takes you back in time with its small wineries, eloquent buildings, intimate main street, and the old St. Peter's Catholic church.
I also wanted to incorporate the bridal bouquet and table flowers to show a hint of the Hispanic color scheme of bold and bright, but with a touch of organic elements. Kris Bennett of KRISanthemums was the perfect florist to capture all of this. Kris is a local floral artist with an eye and vision that I have seen of no other.
Our photographer is as sweet as they come and truly allowed me to direct her in some of the images I wanted to capture all the while adding her own style and touches to each shot.
I have so many wonderful memories from this shoot, but truly love the way we captured the ethnic elements of a Spanish bride, while still incorporating that modern bride.”