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Wedding Themes To Consider Now That You Have More Time To Plan

Updated May 29, 2020

Let’s be honest, we all love a good bodorrio. We enjoy every aspect of it, from receiving the invitation to guessing what we will feast on to waiting to see who we will be sitting with. And, now that we are being brutalmente francos, let’s say it: we also love estar de criticones. Yes, even if it is our mejor amigocha or a beloved primo, we derive certain guilty pleasure in finding little kitschy details in the decoration or a tuxedo that doesn’t quite hide the groom’s panza chelera. We know that a wedding involves months of planning and most likely a lot of drama, and at the end the bride and groom, grooms or brides have the final say in how they want to celebrate and be introduced as a marriage for the first time. But let’s relax and indulge in our criticón attitude for a little while. Todo es en buena onda, we promise.

Here are some of the most out there themed weddings in the Latino world and beyond!

These Latino Fiona and Shrek who nos tienen verdes de envidia

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The classic DreamWorks movie received a royal treatment by this couple. It is romantic beyond words and honestly they look so happy being themselves, just like the movie’s fairy tale couple. At the end of the day Shrek is all about love being more important than looks, and we are all for that body possitivity message.

This Día De Los Muertos wedding will literally make your heart stop

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Whoever said bridesmaids have to wear the same top have not seen these pics.

This Pan Dulce-focused wedding

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You definitely want to say yes to a pan dulce catered wedding for your big day.

Dress to impress and break out the moves with a bachata or salsa themed dance

Literally no one will ever be able to upstage you on the dance floor with these moves.

Go in on your roots with an Aztec-themed wedding

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Wedding celebrations are a day to celebrate more than the love between you and your partner, but the roots and cultures that brought you two together. No doubt your indigenous roots have a big play in all of that. Put them on full display at your wedding by incorporating them in the celebrations.

This couple who served a cake that is truly to die for

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We don’t know about you, guys, but we would not dare to give this baby La Mordida!

These brides who love Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom way too much

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Wes Anderson’s coming off age story is as cute and as hipster as it gets. It is about finding young love where you least expect it. The new wives are bien tiernas y hermosas. Felicidades. 

Juego de tronos might be over, but it inspires romance around the world

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The HBO hit show might be over, but the GOT obsession will continue for years and perhaps decades to come. The site where the reception was held called this event The Red Wedding… has anyone checked in on the guests?

Seriously, stop it with the Westeros obsession

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The expression on that abue’s face says it all. She must be thinking “What the hell is all this?”. Even so, we admire her willingness to play the part!

This bride who had a not so subtle message for her video game-addicted beau

We are guessing that the PlayStation will disappear como por arte de magia. The only buttons she has to press are hers. Que pase el desgraciado!

Hasta que la muerte los separe was never spoken more truly

We love us a Mexican themed wedding, but this Día de Muertos partaaay went a bit too far. They might have creeped out some of the guests! This couple is so cute that we might just put their photo on our own altares de muertos.

Hey honey, let’s build a Minecraft world just for the two of us

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The computer game Minecraft is all about creating new worlds, right? So it sort of makes sense to start your life together in a Minecraft-themed party. OK, we tried to make up a reason for all this weirdness, we just hope they find time to take full advantage of their honeymoon and that they have some screen-free time.

Hey, do you think Marilyn Manson has the authority to marry us? 

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Goth weddings son la onda, but we are sure that more than one older relative just felt like a fish out of water. We can only imagine all the primos dancing to Norwegian trash metal! Headbanging!

We would love to attend this goth wedding, though!

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The thing about Gothic aesthetic is they can really pay attention to detail. That lace and leather cake looks sinfully delicious. Shall we get our velvet suit ready?

Pikachu is in da house!

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There are millions of fans of the Pokemon universe the world over, and in Japan you can already get a very yellow and very cute Pikachu-themed wedding. We are sure that these events are full of gyms and rare monsters for Pokemon Go! players.

Bajo el mar la vida es más sabrosa, love flourishes under the sea

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OMG. This looks as extravagant as it looks sort of cool. We are sure that was one wet “you can now kiss the bride” moment.

This dude who took his NFL fandom a bit too far

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The Superbowl of all weddings! To be honest, this seems to be a bit show-offy for our taste. We hope that this dude actually spends weekends with his new bride and doesn’t vegetate in front of the TV watching sweaty men tackle each other.

Life is like a board game, or so they say

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This cake topper reveals the couple’s love for the board game The Settler of Catan. You know what they say… en la guerra y en el amor todo se vale.

Something Wicked this way comes!

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We love the out-there attitude of these grooms. They look fantastic in their Emerald City attires and we just want to wish them a long yellow brick road to happiness.

One ring to rule them all! 

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LOTR weddings arrived in the early 2000s to stay and they are going nowhere. Just look at this massive anillo on the pastel de bodas. My precioussssss…

These grooms who revealed Buzz and Woody  are so in love

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These two handsome fellas are totally smashing as the protagonists of Toy Story. We hope their life together is as dreamy as the Pixar universe!

Is marriage the Dark Side of the Force?

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Weddings themed after La guerra de las galaxias are nothing new, but this couple decided to focus on the dark side and make their special day an homage to Lord Vader. Ay, nanita!

A lightsaber wedding lends itself to all kinds of albures

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We hope that these two apply their Jedi skills to face all the challenges that married life brings. This photo shoot es un poco exagerado, but as the proverb goes, each to its own.

Who is the despicable one? Maybe these minions will tell!

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Seriously, is this a wedding or a kid’s birthday party? With all due respect, this is just too… much.

Harry Potter is the LOTR for the millennial generation 

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Owls, magic, rival schools… not a theme that we would think of as wedding-friendly. We know, however, that many couples have gotten together for being potterheads, so maybe this is a celebration of their wizardly love.

Please tell us those Ferrero Rocher snitches won’t fly away

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Can you imagine being famished and a bit tipsy and see those chocolates just fly away… daring you to catch them? Lo peor del mundo mundial. 

FIERCE LGBTQ Couples Are Sharing How They Met And It’s The Sweetest Thing

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FIERCE LGBTQ Couples Are Sharing How They Met And It’s The Sweetest Thing

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As we highlight Pride month, we wanted to share beautiful stories of LGBTQ+ love. To do so, we recently asked our FIERCE readers on Instagram to tell us how they met their partners and the results were not only hilarious but deeply inspiring.

Love is love and we love this kind of love.

Check it out!

The old slide in trick.

“I slid into the DMs.” – joanacanna

On their start to being ~educated latinas~

“My girlfriend and I met at the end of our first year of law school. She would say that I curved her for a few months before we became close. Almost three years later, we are both attorneys and looking forward to where life takes us.” – legalricanmujer

These two lovers who met while pushing for a joint interest

“We met in boot camp! 10 years ago (we’ve been together 2 /1/2 years, married 1 yr.” –hey_itsaj18

Chicas who started out on the same path and stuck together.

“We met in Nursing school we graduated together. That was 4 years ago, she’s a psychiatric nurse and I’m a geriatric nurse.” – m_a_r_i_a__j_o_h_a_n_n_a

They found love in a pandemic place.

Love in the time of Corona, thanks to Hinge!” – bienvenidarealidad__

Turns out the internet is the ultimate matchmaker.

“On the HER app. The same day she liked my profile she ended up coming into my job. I saw her but she didn’t see me. I ended up messaging her that night when I got off of work & we have been inseparable ever since. 3 years later and everyday I fall in love with her over & over again.” – _yourfavoritepoet_

And this is the most hilarious one of all.

“My wife @chulaworldand I were both seeing the same guy (total 🐶) …… so when we found out about each other we met up! And we have LITERALLY been inseparable ever since. Married on 4/20/19.” –bunuelitas

Kobe Bryant Left Vanessa A Love Letter And She Just Found It Yesterday, The Day Before Her Birthday

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Kobe Bryant Left Vanessa A Love Letter And She Just Found It Yesterday, The Day Before Her Birthday

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It’s been nearly five months since the tragic death of NBA great Kobe Bryant and his similarly talented daughter Gianna. Grief still lingers for their loved ones left behind however and recently, Vanessa Bryant was reminded of her tragic loss once more as she was forced to celebrate her own birthday without her late husband and daughter.

Still, despite their noted absence on her big day, Bryant was given an emotional surprise that, while bitter, seemed very sweet.

On May 5th, Bryant celebrated her birthday and shared a special surprise from her day on Instagram.

In a post to her Instagram page, Bryant revealed that before her birthday, she found an envelope addressed to her and from her late husband.

“Yesterday I found an envelope labeled To: The Love of my Life. From, Tu Papi I waited to open one more letter on my birthday. It gave me something to look forward to today. The irony is that Kobe had a photo of me drawn with an Angel holding me up by an artist on the cover. Missing the Love of my Life and my sweet little Mamacita- my fellow Taurus. Grateful to wake up to my 3 sweet girls today. Wish we were all together,” she wrote in the caption.

Bryant kept the message left behind for her private, but we can only imagine how emotional her experience in reading it was.

Bryant’s surprising post comes just a few days after she celebrated her deceased daughter Gigi’s birthday. In a caption about her birthday, Bryant encouraged Instagramers to “consider wearing red, caption an act of kindness or show how you will play Gigi’s way since she always gave everything she did her all and led with kindness.” She also asked fans to use the hashtag #PlayGigisWay to join in celebrating her daughter while also sharing an image of a special bracelet with her daughter’s nickname on it. “We are in the process of making this bracelet available for proceeds to benefit our Mamba and Mambacita foundation. I will update you with a post when we have them available for purchase),” she wrote.