When it comes to the big wedding day, every bride wants their look her best and Latina brides are no different. If anything we tend to go over the top with just about everything from the veil to hair and makeup, and of course, the dress. We have to stand out because, primero muerta que sencilla.
For some novias, the wedding dress or suit is the most important choice a bride makes, and for others, it’s all about the accessories, especially those who want to use accents to highlight cultural traditions.
If you’re a Latina looking for a unique look for your wedding this Fall, here is some inspiration to make sure you look anything but sencilla on your big day.
These dresses are beautiful expressions of traditional hand-sewn styles from Mexico to Peru and are unique ways to add color to a seemingly boring white dress. This is a special way to remind your guests how proud you are of your roots.
Not all queens wear tiaras. Channel your inner Frida Kahlo in a bright pop color and a beautiful flower crown to adorn your hair. These flowers can match your bouquet for a more cohesive look or you can go rogue and style a more earthy, boho look.
Elegant Vintage Goth
Today’s brides have no reason to play by the rulebook. Break the rules, rock your tattoos and wear whatever type of crown you want to wear. This bride walked down the aisle with a dark glam, gray hair and a stunning headpiece to complete her look.
Some of us are vaqueras and proud to show it. Many brides are incorporating a cowgirl theme into the wedding and the outcome is fun and picturesque. There are also many pros to having a cowgirl-themed wedding. For one, you get to opt for cowboy boots which means you’ll be square dancing to el Caballo Dorado all night in a great pair of comfy boots! Second, who doesn’t smile when they see a great pair of boots under a wedding dress?
Lacy, Sexy, Cool Jumpsuit
Big puffy dresses can get heavy and are not very practical. Brides have the option of rocking bridal jumpsuits like the one above. Some novias like to jump out of their dresses after the religious ceremony and party in a more relaxed outfit like this. And if we’re honest this is just as eye-catching as a big puffy dress.
A Succulent Bouquet
Bouquets composed of unexpected floral arrangements like wildflowers or succulents can make a statement. This is also another way to incorporate your culture into your wedding. You can use succulents, flowers from your country and even some nopalitos.
Crowns And Headpieces For The Reina That You Are
If you’re a reina and you know it, rock your crown. Forgo the traditional veil in favor of a crown or tiara to lend a unique elegance to your look.
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Looking to sparkle from head to toe? Wearing gems on your feet are the perfect accent to a cool winter wedding (and an excellent “something blue”). Closed-toe shoes are a better option during the chilly fall temperatures.
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Mixing traditional elements with versatile styles, flower crowns can pull a whole bridal look together. For many brides, using a traditional dress reminds them and their families of how far they have come and how they plan to continue growing forward their culture embedded in their new family.
Goth Glam Bride
White isn’t for everyone. If darker hues are more your style, black might just be the option for you. Black dresses are the default when it comes to glamorous events and a wedding does not have to be any different. With unique accents, you can bring out your glam or bruja style into play.
For those of you planning traditional religious weddings, the classic and elegant cathedral veil is always a gorgeous touch. These types of veils have been worn for centuries and they add an extra sentimental touch. In addition, if you don’t want your hair blowing in the wind, you can opt to have a light veil floating when you walk outside to make for a great photo opp.
If you are looking to incorporate a special element into your bridal look, consider wearing “something borrowed” from a family member like a shawl or jewelry piece that is meaningful and will give you confidence on your special day. Not everyone has their mother or grandmother around on their wedding day. Adding a piece that belonged to them can sometimes make the bride feel like that person is present.
Volume Fit For A Queen
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For some brides, the bigger the dress, the better! A long veil and a wide skirt add the illusion of an hourglass figure. Plus, this is called a princess style for a reason.
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If a suit is more your vibe, stand out in your own style with a dapper, well-fitted suit. Suits can be accessorized with a bow, tie, cool color accents and, of course, a great hair day.
If you choose comfort over style but also don’t want to look frumpy, a greek type of silhouette is the perfect option. Channel your inner goddess or fairy with flowy gowns and hairpieces that make you seem as though you stepped from a forest sanctuary and into your wedding.
Nails As Sparkly As Your Ring
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Everyone will be staring at your hands on your wedding day. Some brides opt for a nude polish but if you’re the ultimate glam girl, you have the option to add even more sparkle to your hand. Most nail salons have gel polishes with glitter but there are others that offer appliques like mini stones or pearls.
No Such Thing As Too Much Lace
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My mom has said that lace tends to look like you’re wearing a mantel. But traditional lace sheath dresses can be great for all body types and lend a romantic elegance to bridal looks. To avoid the tablecloth look, try a more delicate lace that isn’t bulky or heavy.
Flowy Beach Bride
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If you plan to leave the cool weather for a beach wedding, you can do no wrong with a loose flowy gown, perfect for barefoot strolls and a seaspray ceremony. The style is effortless and the pictures are perfect — as long as you check the weather before.
Bring a touch of vintage romanticism into your look with a vintage mesh veil that reveals your beautiful face. This is a lighter option that is much easier to manage than getting tangled in a six-foot veil.
Geometric Dress Design
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Show off your personal style with a dress that hugs the curves and has a pattern all it’s own. These cutouts are what can make a dress more memorable.
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If you’ve ever visited Mexico, you know that copyright laws seem pretty lax. There are all kinds of Pokémon, Disney, and Cartoon Network inspired goods from piñatas to costumes in most mercados. The same can be said for tv ads. Takesabroso, a taquería in Veracruz, México, has jumped on the trend and created a stellar ad for their food using Thanos and his unknown twerking skills. Jorge Lajud produced a commercial for the taquería that artfully mashes up a scene of villain Thor from “Avengers: Endgame” and a montage of tacos and other Mexican food. Like any other art form, you have to see it to appreciate it.
The video has gone viral with over 5.5 million views thanks to it being posted on Twitter.
The commercial starts with a scene we’re all familiar with–the moment Thanos thinks he has all the Infinity Stones and offers a build-up to the moment he wipes out all of mankind. Spoiler: he doesn’t. Thanos says, “Yo soy inevitable,” snaps his fingers, and nothing happens.
Then, instead of the scene cutting to superhero Iron Man, we see Takesabroso owner, Luis Vazquez, dramatically saying, “Yo soy Takesabroso.”
He snaps his fingers and saves the day with a montage of Takesabroso’s menu items. In the bottom left-hand corner, supervillain Thanos seems to be happy with how terribly his plan failed and is twerking up against the lechón on screen.
Yup. Thanos is twerking to cumbia.
Fans are here for it. As video rolls on burritos, tacos, and rotating meat, Thanos just keeps on dancing cumbia in the corner. “It’s the twerking thanos that really tied it all together,” commented one fan.
It’s official. Thanos is now Thaños and is clearly invited to every carne asada.
That little tilde on the “n” goes a very long way in making Thanos a true dancing Latino icon.
Some folks are worried that Takesabroso isn’t going to get away with using Marvel footage.
Personally, we think Thaños is far more appealing than his evil twin, Thanos. Mexicans have basically responded to this tweet with pure laughter. “Marvel lawyers trying to stop a Mexican restaurant from stealing intellectual property? Good luck,” tweets one fan.
This has prompted a whole other thread about different ways folks have seen Mexican restaurants “give precisely zero f***s.”
One person seemingly well versed in copyright infringement tweeted their two cents, “Well it’s not illegal the clip used is not long enough to be considered plagiarism and its transformative enough to be fair use but Disney has sued for less and won lol.”
Disney’s “Avengers: Endgame” was the final installment of the “Avengers” franchise and is the highest-grossing film of all time. The timing of the video is smart given that Disney released “Avengers: Endgame” on Blu-ray and DVD this week.
The rest of Latin America has also chimed in to share ways their countries don’t care about copyright.
“My fave: Harry Potter y el Orden del Taco,” read one reply. Nope, we’re voting for “Harry Potter y el trompo de pastor” for the win.
“In Mexico City, we have a place named “Tacos Goku” or also there’s “Tacos Megaman” the copyright is like a joke for them,” one Mexicano tweeted. Another said he ” remembered a tortilleria called “El Thor-tillero” on León, near the bus station (central camionera).”
This isn’t the first time Takesabroso has ventured into hilarious advertisements…
Takesabroso’s video editor in resident, Jorge Lajud, recast the restaurant owner in a scene from Venom and then had his form be overlayed by a Ricardo Milos dancing. Note the floating images of tacos and burgers floating around him. It’s pretty clear Vazquez is also absolutely delighted by these commercials.
Takesabroso has welcomed the wide response from folks and even dedicated a Facebook post to its fans. “Takesabroso not only seeks to bring flavor to your life, but it also seeks to bring joy to your heart,” Vazquez posted. “This meme is viral, thanks to all.”
The woman responsible for gifting the video to Twitter, which took it viral, is using her platform to promote non-profit RAICES Texas.
The Refugee Aid Project, commonly known as RAICES, is the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas. It’s staffed with 130 attorneys, legal assistants and support staff whose sole job is to offer legal representation to immigrants at risk from America’s current immigration policies. In 2017, they closed 51,000 cases at no cost to the client.