heating it up in havana

I could not be more thrilled to bring you part two of Matthew Ree & Debbie Hemingway’s epic trip to Havana, Cuba. (Catch up on part 1 here!) This duo showcased two stunning dresses against an old-world façade that Havana is known the world over for. With vintage cars, delightful calligraphy, a beautiful place setting, and images from the streets of Havana, this wedding inspiration shoot is a definite step back in time and a peek at one of the hottest new destinations for American brides!

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From Matthew Ree – “We were drawn to the patina colors, amazing textures, patterned tiles, narrow lanes and mysterious dilapidated stairwells inside of old but beautifully faded buildings. The layers of distressed colorful and chipping paint everywhere makes Havana an intoxicating backdrop to style a photo shoot.”

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Be sure to see part one of this journey behind the doors of Havana here!

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Photography: Matthew Ree // Photography: CLY BY MATTHEW // Event Styling & Floral Design: Debbie Hemingway // Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone Couture (blue dress with winged sleeves is called Raphaella, and the white one is called Alma) // Invitations: Written Word Calligraphy // Shoes: Manolo Blahnik // Men’s Attire: Hugo Boss // Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab // Groom’s Shoes: Antonio Maurizi // Makeup Consultant: Heather Bell // Location: La Guardia in Central Havana, Cuba.

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About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. debbie hemingway says:

    thank you for the beautiful lay out publish Sara !!

  2. So pretty!

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