40’s Cuba Wedding

40’s Cuba Wedding

The venue

For this theme, we have chosen the ceremony will take place in the oldest church in La Habana, Iglesia del Espiruto Santo located at the La Habana Vieja. La Habana Vieja is the old district at the capital of Cuba. We will see and feel the old culture of the real Cuba, forgetting the new resorts for the tourism.

This church is one of the coziest churches on the island, this will make to feel closer the couple and the guest.

And for the celebration we chose the back garden of the National Hotel of Cuba. This garden is oriented to the Caribbean Sea and to the old town of La Habana, remindeding us the old times of our theme.

The venue 1 Venue 2 Venue 3

Wedding attire for the bride and groom

The bride will wear a white dress with the bouquet we comment later on floral decoration. On the other hand the groom will wear a deep beige suite with white shirt.

And the dress code for the guest will be colorful for the dresses of the women and light suites for the men. Also it will be allowed pamela hat for the women and hats for the men.

Dress 1

Food and beverage

The Cuban cuisine is a big mix between Spanish and African cuisine with spiced with Caribbean spices, creating awesome and exotic meals.


Piña sorpresa

First course:

Cuban Salad

Second course:

Papas rellenas




Cuban Floating Islands


Wedding cake

Food 1 Food 2 Food 3 Food 4

Floral decoration

The floral decoration must be colorful and with some characteristics which remind to the guest the 40’s in Cuba.

Taking this into account, we chose the white gardenias for wedding bouquet. These flowers are originally from China, but they were taken around the world like the love flowers, but in Cuba thanks to the song of Fernando Albuerne “Dos gardenias para tí” and after sang for Antonio Machín, gave to these flowers the meanings of love for the society of this period.

Bouquet 1 Flowers 1

Music and entertainment

One of the most important for the celebrations is the music, and any music is better to represent Cuba, love, and wedding than Boleros.

The boleros are originally from Cuba, during the first half of the last century were the most famous music in Cuba and all the countries with relationship between their populations.


The Cuban citizens are very rooted to the old cars, this make easier to find “the” car. We decided that the best car for the transporting for the groom and the bride is Moskovitch 400.

This car was a famous during the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Thanks for the relationship between URSS and Cuba after the Revolution in 1959 this car is easy to find it for rent it.

Transportation 1

Text by Miguel Angel Lozano, Coralie Maysounabe, Coline Dheyriat
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