Ali emailed me looking for Salsa inspiration. She’s into all things retro and provided me with a bunch of images that she wanted for the ‘feel’ of her engagement party. Knowing Ali was after salsa skirts and khaki suits, I went for a retro salsa theme with a slight Casablanca feel to it.

The colour palette is black and red with the unexpected mango orange touch to bring in a warm tropical feel. Flowers in old tin cans, candles and crockery add to the decor. Sky high heels and red ruffle skirts with a black and white check floor brings sexiness and for food? I couldn’t go past delicious tapas and sangria.


Room from Ariella Chezar Floral Design, Cigars from Black Cat Cigars, Dress from Marchese via Peonies and Polaroids, Cuba poster from All Posters, Christian Louboutin Very Noued Slinbganks from Net A Porter, Black and white floor from A Special Event, tapas from AWW, This…Little Orange Light from Peters of Kensington, Headpiece from Samantha Sultana, Tango image from Argentina Lee, Centrepiece from Ariella Chezar Floral Design,, Sangria from We Heart Food, Crockery from Jean Louis Coquet via, Casablanca image from Yahoo! Movies