Congratulations! You’re engaged and now the wedding planning begins. If you’re like me, then you take pride in your Latin roots and would like some aspects of it to be reflected in your celebration. If your fiancé is non-Latino you may find yourself discussing your cultural differences and how you’d like your backgrounds honored on your wedding day. This is a wonderful way to add a touch of tradition and while you don’t have to go ALL out, there are various ways you can pay your respects to your ancestors. Get inspired by these creative ways to show off your Latino roots on your big day!
If you decide to have an engagement shoot, play around with fun ways to show off your cultural background. This could be the style of the outfit you choose to wear, the colors in your attire, the props you hold during the shoot, or the location. Afterwards you can use the photos as part of your save the dates that you mail out to family and friends. In my case, I had my engagement shoot on an alpaca farm, which not only showcased our love of nature, but it was an ode to my half Peruvian roots. Needless to say, our family and friends loved the thought and creativity we’d put into them.