Trend Alert: Cuba Wedding Inspiration

Cuba wedding

In honor of President Obama’s  recent trip to Cuba for the Tampa Bay Rays exhibition game in the country, Cuba has been all over the news lately.  While we don’t predict too many Cuba destination weddings this year for US citizens, the Cuban influence will be popping up in weddings here in Florida and nationwide.

cuba couple

cuba car

Photographer Carey Nash captured these gorgeous images from a romantic wedding in Cuba.  The history, the culture, the music, the bright colors- all are derived from Cuban influence.  Here are some signature Cuban details to incorporate into your Cuban inspired wedding.


These modern Cuban-inspired invites are classic yet festive. These came from the 1940s Cuba Inspired wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes.

cuba invites


We love the use of texture and color. The stunning linens from La Tavola Linen add a little sparkle and the flowers and menu cards add a pop of color.

cuba inspired layout

cuba salud

Photo Credit: Lukas & Suzy VanDyke

We love the idea of incorporating classic palm leaves. This menu idea came from Camille Styles and Alea Moore Photography.

cuba menu

Palm leaves can also be incorporated into the reception space. Look how gorgeous and simple this look is from Florida Bride.

cuba table layour

Wedding Gown

This gorgeous Claire Pettibone gown featured on Style Me Pretty is perfectly elegant for a Cuban wedding. The lace on this dress gives it a 1950’s Havana feel. We love the inclusion of the pre-embargo car in the background.

cuba car dress

Photo Credit: Cly by Matthew Photography


Tropical foliage can be added to your wedding cake, giving the space a more fun and zesty feel. This idea comes from Hilary + David’s Havana Nights wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

cuba cake

Photo Credit: Max&Friends


What’s a Cuban inspired wedding without mojitos?!? This fun idea of a DIY cocktail comes from The Wedding Chicks and was captured by Angie Diaz.  You can also choose to have the bartender individually muddle the mint for delicious signature drinks.

cuba mojito

Cigar Roller

Tampa couples have figured this one out years ago, but adding an authentic cigar roller to your cocktail hour or reception is the perfect add in.  This vineyard wedding featured on Weddings Unveiled brought in their own hand-roller.

Kristen Lynne Photograpy, LLC

Kristen Lynne Photograpy, LLC

Photo Credit: Kristen Lynne


To beat the heat at outdoor weddings, offer your guests these fedoras, fans or parasols.  This photo, captured by Gemma Comas makes giving them away a breeze as guests can help themselves to these wedding keepsakes.