Spanish-Inspired Wedding Dresses Perfect for a Summer Fiesta

Derek Kettela; Styling by Eleanor Strauss

The bridal runways have been a bit of a fiesta as of late, as they've been positively teeming with a whole new slew of wedding dresses toting a stunning Spanish influence. ¿Por qué? you ask. Well, because the style is simply gorgeous, that's why! Since the Fall 2016 bridal lines descended upon the runways a year ago, designers have been looking to Spain for inspiration and the too-die-for result is gowns with the added dimension of fantastic fringe, gotta-touch-it texture, and endless sex appeal. ¿Muy caliente, no?

Listen up señoritas, because we've rounded up the coolest, chicest, Spanish-inspired wedding dresses by some of our favorite bridal designers. From Vera Wang to Naeem Khan, these couturiers have crafted Spanish-influenced frocks as hot as the Barcelona summer sun and whether you're throwing a sunny stateside bash or a destination wedding (in Spain coincidentally, perhaps?), wearing any of these daring dresses will instantly turn your soirée into a bonafide fiesta. Your hubby-to-be does know how to salsa, right?

So what are you waiting for? ¡Ándale! And add some Spanish spice to your bridal style with these fiesta-worthy frocks.

Photo: Derek Kettela; Styling by Eleanor Strauss

Vera Wang

A down to there V-neck, choker collar, and a wide-brimmed hat to shield your peepers from the Mediterranean sun — we're predicting this will be the new wedding uniform of all those Insta-famous, effortlessly cool girls you can't help but follow. *(Silk-crepe gown with tiered tulle mermaid skirt, price upon request, Vera Wang Bride; Hat, Lack of Color; Earrings, Fallon) *

Photo: Derek Kettela; Styling by Eleanor Strauss

Yolan Cris

Flamenco-esque lace and sheer paneling offering hints of sexy skin elevate this elegant look. (Wedding gown, price upon request, Yolan Cris; Earring, Oscar de la Renta; Choker, Dannijo)

Photo: Derek Kettela; Styling by Eleanor Strauss


Tiers of lace help add dimension and volume to an otherwise straight silhouette. (Tiered lace dress, $1,550, Self-Portrait available at Bergdorf Goodman; Earrings, Salvatore Ferragamo; Ring, David Yurman; Clutch, Jimmy Choo)

Photo: Derek Kettela; Styling by Eleanor Strauss

Naeem Khan

These layers of beaded fringe are just begging for a salsa spin! (Beaded dress with tulle illusion neckline, $6,990, Naeem Khan; Earrings, Oscar de la Renta available at Neiman Marcus; Ring, Tacori; Shoes, Sebastian available on Amazon)

Photo: Derek Kettela; Styling by Eleanor Strauss

Lazaro Perez

This train of Venise-lace and cashmere-chiffon would be right at home as you draw it along Spain's cobblestone streets. Hey, a bride can dream right? (V-neck wedding gown, price upon request, Lazaro Perez available at JLM Couture; Veil, Tia Mazza; Earrings, Larkspur & Hawk; Ring, Tacori)

Photo: Derek Kettela; Styling by Eleanor Strauss


Say adiós to the traditional bridal white and steal the show in rojo red. The brocade design is simply unforgettable and manages to tote a flamenco-inspired vibe without descending into costume-wear. (Tiered brocade gown, $5,495, Marchesa available at Net-a-Porter; Hairband, Jennifer Behr; Necklace, Me & Ro)

Photo: Derek Kettela; Styling by Eleanor Strauss

Michael Kors

This silk-georgette blouse and embroidered faille skirt ensemble is beyond muy bien. We love it for casual courthouse nuptials or even as your go-to wedding guest outfit. (Blouse and skirt, $875 and $3,995, Michael Kors Collection; Earrings, Yael Sonia; Shoes, Walter Steiger)

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