It all started over a conversation about what we're proud of...
Mia and I were sharing family history and memories from childhood. Mia comes from a long legacy of feisty Spaniards, and the adventures of past generations of the Hernandez family from Barcelona and Madrid kept us rolling. I come from Irish stock, and one thing that seemed most common in my family's history was dance (which is what I spent 95% of my childhood focused on).
So when it came time to discuss our table scape for the 2009-10 San Diego Style Weddings Magazine (featured on page 269), both of our brains went straight to our inspiring conversation and how we could create from it. What seemed most fitting was honoring dance within Spanish culture -i.e. Flamenco dance.
We knew that our friend, LaVonne Zamora Crawford of Adorations Botanical Artistry, would get our vision and craft it beautifully. We thank her for her deep commitment to this project and her collaborative spirit. To complete the perfect team, Karrie Pyke and Elizabeth Seaton of Posh Paperie created the stunning tapas menus and Melody Brandon of Sweet and Saucy Shop created the perfect Spanish-inspired cake (see Melody's blog post covering the table scape shoot). In addition, we selected the gorgeous linen from La Tavola Fine Linen (see their coverge of the table scape on their blog). What a blast it was to work with all these awesome artists!
And to capture our homage for posterity? The fabulous images below are the work of Rodrigo Mendez. We thank him for sharing his talent with us.