Now that Cuba is opening up more and more to American travelers and it’s only going to get easier and easier to go, why not think of a honeymoon there? It’s romantic, unique, and if you’re a bride with a vintage leaning, you really couldn’t choose a better place to fall in love all over again.
Trinidad, Cuba is out of the hustle and bustle of night-life loving Havana, nestled in the verdant center of the island, and utterly lost in time. It has been a UNESCO Heritage Site for a couple of decades now and it simply oozes charm. Raquel Saenz of Ko Photography sent these charming images over not only to inspire newlyweds to honeymoon in Cuba, but her visit to the Romantic Museum (Museo Romantico) provides styling ideas and loads of vintage inspiration for brides dreaming of a wedding that harkens back to days gone by.
From Raquel Saenz – “To the left of the Church of the Holy Trinity stands the Brunet Palace (Palacio Brunet) which was built in 1812 by Jose Mariano Borrell y Padron, head of the wealthy Borrell family. It takes its name from Count Nicolas de la Cruz Brunet y Muñoz, the husband of Borrell’s daughter who inherited the house on Borrell’s death. It now houses the Romantic Museum (Museo Romantico), mostly displaying objects that belonged to the Borrell family.
The house has a central balustraded courtyard, and still features the original marble floor, frescoes, and neoclassical decoration. In the kitchen the original painted earthenware tiles can still be seen.
I wanted this photoshoot is to use the “Colonial House Ambience” in Cuba during 1830-1860 as inspiration for vintage wedding receptions and of course, honeymoons to Trinidad, Cuba. The house of today’s Romantic Museum in Cuba contains in it the luxury enjoyed by the social elite during the 1800’s and it couldn’t be any more romantic!”