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Congratulations! You have decided to hold your destination wedding in Spain and you are now thinking about how to incorporate some inspirations from Spanish folklore into your wedding planning. Why not speak to your hairstylist about one of these popular hairstyles, which are perfect for today´s modern brides.

In years past it was the norm for Spanish brides to wear a floor length mantilla and have it pinned on with a large peineta (comb) to keep the style in place throughout the duration of the wedding day. This is a Catholic tradition, which is thought to have originated by women in the Andalusia region of Spain as a way of covering their head and shoulders to show their respect to the…

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Photo credits: aelida.com

Why not include this particular aspect of Spanish folklore but add a modern twist to the look and make it your own by adding pops of color using locally grown and in- season flowers, which provides a perfect nod to the vibrant and colorful Spanish culture.

This look provides the bride with not only a stunning and quite frankly unique bridal look but is also undoubtedly a great opportunity to share a slice of the Spanish culture with your guests.

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Photo credits: bellethemagazine.com

An aspect of Spanish folklore that can easily be incorporated into your wedding day is that of the Flamenco culture. Flamenco is a form of Spanish folk music and dance from the region of Andalusia in Southern Spain and can provide you with inspiration for styling your hair when it comes to bridal beauty. Inspiration from the Flamenco culture can come from many areas; the large flower or floral arrangement at the side of the head characterizes the updo hairstyles.

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Photo credits: larca.es

Often the flower is red to represent passion, and of course love, which is associated with the famous style of Spanish dance. However, why not add white flowers to make the look more bridal? This look can be as simple or extravagant as you wish but there is no denying it will provide a beautiful look for any destination wedding in Spain.

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Photo credits: lovenfreshflowers.com

Another Spanish folklore you can use to inspire you for your wedding day hairstyle is the ‘Fallera’, which is the traditional hairstyle of Valencia, one of the largest cities of Spain. This hairstyle is named after the city’s Annual Feast named ‘Fallas’, in which women wear traditional folklore dress to pay homage to the Saint’s Feast. These women are named ‘Falleras’, which basically symbolizes ‘royalty’. According to custom, high-class women wear this hairstyle in order to emphasize their strong personality and this hairdo can be easily adapted to suit you bridal day look.

Photo credits: Laura Medina

Photo credits: Laura Medina

However, if you like the idea in theory of having a popular hairstyle inspired by Spanish Folklore but don´t think it will suit the bridal look you are dreaming of, why not suggest it for your bridesmaids? We are sure they will be thrilled to have the opportunity to break away from the usual hairstyles and embrace the Spanish Culture. Why not let them choose the flowers that are used in their hair making the style feel personalized to the bridesmaid and also providing beautiful pops of color for those all-important wedding photos?

Photo credits: projectwedding.com

Photo credits: projectwedding.com

Therefore, for all destination brides who are inspired by the Spanish folklore of this beautiful country why not try one of these popular hairstyles for your beautiful Spanish wedding.

Having trouble deciding your destination hairstyle? Why not try a design inspired by Spanish Folklore?