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The Most Spectacular Latino Celebrity Weddings

With the wedding season upon us, it’s safe to say that dusting off your LBDs and attending receptions left, right, and center has kept us all busy. To jump on the bandwagon, let’s look back at some of the most spectacular Latino celebrity weddings that have taken place in the past few years. Trust me, you will want to add some of these to your wedding-inspired Pinterest boards if you haven’t already.

1. To start with, #tbt JLo’s first marriage.

Credit: Jennifer Lopez and Ojani Noa. Digital Image. DailyMail. March 31, 2016.

JLo is one of the most famous Latino celebrities and this list won’t be complete without her. The fresh-faced bride wore a white embroidered sheath when she married Noa. Her luscious locks were pulled up into a neat bun that was adorned with matching white flowers.

2. She perfects the bridal glow at her second wedding to Cris Judd.

Credit: Jennifer Lopez & Cris Judd. Digital Image. POPSUGAR Inc. April 28, 2018.

When JLo walked down the aisle for the second time, it was an extravagant affair as she beamed radiantly in a Valentino Chantilly lace gown. She carried an overflowing bouquet of white flowers and wore a flowing veil in her hair.

3. Salma Hayek weds wealthy businessman François-Henri Pinault in Venice.

Credit: Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault tied the knot. Digital Image. AP. April 27, 2009.

After tying the knot with her husband on Valentine’s day in Paris, the couple followed up with a grander celebration that lasted all weekend in Italy. Hayek stunned in an exquisite Balenciaga wedding dress that was designed by Nicholas Ghesquiere. She also held a bouquet of orchids and stephanotis with crystals in one hand.

4. Recently, Hayek shared more memories of the 2009 Italian nuptials on Instagram, and we are totally digging the fairytale-like wedding vibes.

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The couple sharing a quiet moment as a crowd of 150 guests was present to witness the happy union.

5. And she showed us how to throw a wedding reception in style by having it at the oldest opera house in Venice.

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The venue was opulently decorated with glass candelabras and elegant florals as the guests sat down to dinner.

6. Former Desperate Housewives actress, Eva Longoria, married José “Pepe” Baston in a swoon-worthy sunset ceremony.

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Their special day took place in front of a large cross that was decorated in roses and lights in the seaside town of Valle de Bravo, Mexico. The lavish affair came complete with live performances and a dazzling fireworks display.

7. Longoria had her wedding dress custom designed by her famous friend, Victoria Beckham.

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Clearly, having a designer as one of your besties has its perks. Longoria’s silk crepe wedding gown was created by the fashion designer, Victoria Beckham.

8. The duo posed for a picture to commemorate the occasion.

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The bride sure looks happy with her dream dress!

9. For a modern fairytale ceremony, check out Mariah Carey’s vow renewal at Disneyland.

Credit: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. Digital Image. Yahoo. May 2, 2013.

After five years of marriage, the couple renewed their vows at the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland. Their children, Monroe and Roc, also joined in on the celebrations. The girls wore princessy gowns while the guys suit up in Prince Charming-inspired outfits.

10. Love is in the air at Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady’s wedding day.

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The couple embraced sweetly in front of the altar as they sealed the deal with a kiss.

11. Obviously, he knows how to sweep her off her feet.

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The happy bride showed off her shapely figure in a white slip dress as she danced with her new husband during their second ceremony in Costa Rica two months after the main event.

12. Sometimes you can have your cake AND eat it too.

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The bride does another wardrobe change, this time featuring a white sequined gown.

13. After a small wedding ceremony in 2005, Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso renewed their vows in a star-studded celebration at Sugar Beach resort.

Credit: Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso. Digital Image. Daily Mail. April 16, 2013.

Both the groom and bride were dressed casually as they walked towards the venue. Damon wore a tan-colored suit while Barroso opted for a low-key cream gown with a sequined belt around her waist. She also let down her hair for the occasion.

14. The invitation list was pretty exclusive and capped at 50 guests.

Credit: Guests at the ceremony. Digital Image. Daily Mail. April 16, 2013.

The intimate occasion was witnessed by only 50 guests, of which Chris Hemsworth and Jimmy Kimmel were noted to be present. These lucky invitees boarded a private aircraft on the Caribbean Island which then brought them to the resort. Most of them were in cream and white hues for the ceremony which seemed to be the requested color code.

15. Even though it was small scale, Damon went all out for the special occasion and was reported to spend $1 million for renting out the entire hotel.

Credit: The resort. Digital Image. Daily Mail. April 16, 2013.

Love knows no bounds, and Damon proved that as he spent a cool $1 million for the weekend’s celebrations. According to reports, he was said to have rented out all 78 rooms in the resort for a week. This was likely due to privacy and security reasons given that famous A-listers like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were also invited.

16. The ‘Despacito’ singer, Luis Fonsi, also tied the knot with model Agueda Lopez in a private ceremony.

Credit: Facebook @Luis Fonsi

The joyous occasion took place at a vineyard in Napa Valley, California, in front of the couple’s family and friends. Their adorable two-year-old daughter was also present at the ceremony.

17. Sofia Vergara’s opulent $3 million wedding to Magic Mike actor, Joe Manganiello, has also made the headlines.

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The grandiose ceremony was held at the Breakers Palm Beach resort in Florida. Celebrity florist, Jeff Leatham, takes credit for the venue’s breathtaking floral displays which hung over everyone as the couple walked down the aisle.

18. The happy couple recited their vows in front of 400 guests.

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Still gushing about the absolute perfection in this picture!

19. And to keep up with the floral theme, the couple took their first dance among a sea of red roses that surrounded the dance floor.

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Can we just say #weddinggoals?

20. Stealing a smooch as they cut the towering confection that is the wedding cake.

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Delicately crafted by celebrity cake baker Sylvia Weinstock, this five-tiered masterpiece is covered with tasteful white blooms to go along with the overall theme.

21. The bride in all her glory.

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The Modern Family actress’ wedding gown is a gorgeous Zuhair Murad Couture creation. Made of silk-tulle, the strapless dress featured a sweetheart neckline. Vergara also donned on a pair of Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings.

"Grey's Anatomy" Celebrated Dia De Los Muertos And I Cried The Entire Time

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“Grey’s Anatomy” Celebrated Dia De Los Muertos And I Cried The Entire Time

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For the past 15 seasons, I’ve been watching “Grey’s Anatomy” religiously. The show’s dramatic life-or-death plots, not to mention their love stories, has drawn in me for years and I love it to pieces.

However, I was super heartbroken when actress Sara Ramirez, who played Callie Torres, left the show. She was the only featured Latina who brought some of my culture to this show.

It’s only been recently, in the last year or so that they’ve taken on some issues close to my heart. In one episode last season, they focused on a doctor that had DACA status. She, the only Latina on the show, had to unfortunately leave the country because she was undocumented.

Last night, “Grey’s Anatomy” focused their episode on my favorite holiday: Día de los Muertos.

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While the show always deals with patients suffering from all kinds of health issues, the doctors embraced Día de los Muertos thanks to a little girl that needed surgery.

The episode titled “Flowers Grow Out of My Grave” featured a little girl named Flor, who’s entire family stayed in her hospital room to give her support while she prepared for surgery.

The show typically makes me cry, but seeing this Latino family celebrate Día de los Muertos on prime-time TV was too much!

In the clip above, Flor’s family is playing music and singing the classic song “El ultimo trago” made famous by Chavela Vargas.

I took one look at Flor and her family, and it reminded me so much of the time I was little and was in the hospital for months after a car accident.

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My family was also by my bedside every single day. If they couldn’t be with me because of work, they would make sure someone would be there so I wouldn’t be alone.

Thankfully Flor’s surgery was minor because I truly thought to myself, if she dies I’m gonna lose it. I say that because I know very well people on this show die left and right. No one is safe.

It was really special to see the non-Latino doctors embrace Día de los Muertos. Each of them discussed someone special that had died.

The Latino family told the doctors that Día de los Muertos isn’t necessarily to mourn those that have died, but more to celebrate their life. However, I think because some of the doctors were new to this holiday, they couldn’t help but feel sadness when thinking of their loved ones.

It was especially cool to see Ellen Pompeo — aka — Dr. Meredith Grey wearing a marigold flower for most of the episode.

Meredith Grey has seen her fair share of death on the show. She’s probably experienced more death than anyone.

Here’s a list of everyone that has died — that has been close to Meredith — since the show began:

  • Her mother.
  • Her husband.
  • Her sister.
  • Her best friend.
  • And countless colleagues.

The Latina grandmother informed Meredith that our loved ones, even though they have passed, are always with us.

After that special moment between the two, those words must have really resonated with Meredith because after that something insane happened.

Meredith’s dead family and friends appeared on the show!!

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All of those people pictured, aside from Meredith, including the dog have died. Meaning those characters are no longer on the show, but they made a special appearance, which is huge because they were such beloved people.

People on social media could not contain their emotions.

We were truly blindsided.

The mere idea that so many people that were close to her all died is honestly too much.

And yet Meredith goes on like a champ.

Some of us are still not over the fact that these characters are no longer on the show.

The only time we get to see them again is in re-runs.

One of the most special moments was hearing an old “Grey’s Anatomy” classic song “Chasing Cars” in Spanish.

“We were trying to figure out what song would play over that sequence and Kiley suggested playing an iconic Grey’s song and having it be covered in Spanish,” showrunner Krista Vernoff told The Hollywood Reporter. “That was her idea. As soon as she said it, I said, ‘Oh my God it has to be ‘Chasing Cars!” I mean how many times has that song played? It’s always our go-to. It felt like the most beautiful way to pay tribute to the history of the show while keeping alive the culture that we were celebrating with this episode. We commissioned that song.”

Here’s the Spanish version of “Chasing Cars” by Moon and Sun featuring Israel De Corcho.” But first get some tissues.

Okay, I’ll leave you with that.

¡Feliz dia los Muertos!


READ: 25 Ways Grey’s Anatomy’s Callie Torres Is Relevant AF

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