Spanish Fascinators or Tocados de Boda are a Must at Andalusian Weddings
I had the pleasure of seeing my brother-in-law get married last weekend in gorgeous El Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz. In true Andalusian wedding fashion, one of the best parts of the event were the colorful fascinators the women wore to the wedding. Being an afternoon wedding, bright colors were abundant and I must admit that I really regretted not having bought one to have worn. I have been so caught up in work and moving that I completely forgot about Spanish wedding protocol– at least for Andalusia!
My aunt-in-law took care of my hair style, weaving a brightly colored scarf around a low bun (I thought it was strange and showy at first, but then realized I had the most boring hairdo at the wedding!). I didn’t want to come off as a total creep to all of these girls and women I’d never met before, so unfortunately I don’t have too many pictures. But take a look at the Spanish fascination with fascinators; you just have to love them!
My Favorite Fascinators from a Southern Spanish Wedding
My mother-in-law wanted to wear something different to her last son’s wedding. She opted for a traditional Spanish mantilla (the lace veil). Worn atop a gorgeous ivory comb, it was simply stunning.
Antonia and I pose for a picture– my “crazy” bun is nothing compared to the fascinators we are about to see!
The mother of the bride wore a beautiful green ensemble with flowers and lace adorning her fascinator.
This group opted for smaller, less elaborate fascinators (yes, those are small compared to others!).
I loved this girl’s purple fascinator and the pink dragonfly fascinator wins points for creativity!
Another big and beautiful Spanish wedding tocado.
Here you can see some more of the feathers on the purple hat, and the mauve colored hat was just stunning too. The girl on the far left opted for a headband, another popular choice for a tocado.
I juts love the colorful dresses and matching fascinators that the women choose to wear. Next time I am coming prepared, tocado and all!
Which is your favorite fascinator?