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Like Water for Chocolate Wedding Inspiration at Covington Farm


February 25, 2021


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Food and passion is the basis of “Like Water For Chocolate,” or “Como Agua Para Chocolate,” the famous Mexican film based on the novel by Laura Esquivel. Through magical realism, the tale portrays the life of two forbidden lovers: Tita and Pedro, as they navigate their yearning for each other which has many hard obstacles.

I got the chance to do an amazing Like Water for Chocolate wedding shoot that paid a beautiful tribute to the film, and Mexican culture.

One reason that makes the film so unique, is the importance of the food that Tita cooks. Characters in the film physically react to Tita’s cooking because she literally pours her heart and soul into her creations. Naturally, some of the key details of this Like Water for Chocolate wedding inspiration are intertwined with food!

Like Water for Chocolate Wedding Details

Starting with the centerpiece, it’s basically all food-based items: a molcajete stone, limes, Jarritos sodas, dried peppers. Not leaving much to the imagination for how delicious your food could be! There is also a charming mini camper solely used for a drink station.

There are matches on each plate that serve as a symbol of the ultimate act of love made by Pedro and Tita so they could live in bliss together in the spirit world forever. The union of their bodies and spirits set fire to the entire ranch, and the only remnant left of their love was Tita’s recipe book. Luckily, the matches for the shoot were made out of pretzel sticks so there wouldn’t be any spontaneous fires created from love!

At the sweetheart table, you see a quote from the book and rose petals sprinkled everywhere. Alluding to when Tita was yearning for her lover so intensely, she manifests her passions for him through a special meal made with rose petals given to her by Pedro.

All of these touches truly capture the essence of Tita and Pedro’s unwavering love for each other, and are sure to reflect on the love between the bride and groom.

Covington Farm Wedding

What better place to host this Like Water for Chocolate wedding inspiration than at Covington Farm. The Dade City Wedding Venue is a picturesque working horse farm on 75-acres of land that also includes views of Lake Pasadena and Buddy Lake. The land is complete with different outdoor and indoor spaces for your big day: a ceremony site, pole barn, and hay barn. As you can see from my pictures, it is gorgeous and has many modern rustic touches. Since “Like Water For Chocolate” is set on a ranch, this Covington Farm was perfect! 

Mexican Wedding Details

This shoot wouldn’t have been complete without the incorporation of Mexican culture. There were many unique touches that made you feel you were transported right into a hacienda!

Colorful Wedding Dress

The one-of-a-kind embroidered wedding dress adds beautiful colors and patterns that mimic traditional Mexican dresses.

Mariachi Band

Mexican weddings typically enjoy a Mariachi serenade during the cocktail hour or after dinner! The wonderful band at the shoot was Mariachi Nuevo Guadalajara. This is a great addition to the typical DJs or bands.

Wedding Floral Patterns

Beautiful floral patterns are woven through this Covington Farm Wedding: on the cake, wedding dress, wedding invitations, flower pots, even the arbor uses the same vibrant floral pattern. The floral patterns truly define the color palette of this wedding. Vibrant pinks, greens, yellows, and blues are seen everywhere – really drawing attention to the small details.


Clay pottery was placed throughout the venue, used as a menu board and even the Mr. and Mrs. cups. The muted clay color made the white lettering on it pop. 

The Burro (Donkey)

Donkeys became a symbol of rural life renown for their ability to carry large loads over Mexico’s difficult terrains. Having a donkey at the shoot definitely added to the feeling you were on a ranch. Plus, what a super cute touch for pictures (and entertaining aspect for the niños).

No detail is too small in this Like Water for Chocolate wedding inspiration. They are all important in painting a beautiful Mexican-styled love story based on the film. Not to mention the endless photo opportunities they can provide for you and your guests!

Fotografo de Bodas en Tampa Florida | Bilingual Wedding Photographer

This Like Water for Chocolate wedding inspiration shoot was so wonderful to be a part of. I’m a huge advocate of personalizing your wedding day, because it should be as unique as you are, so seeing this unique wedding come to life based on the film Like Water for Chocolate made my heart happy! I loved the great attention to detail from our planner and the links with the film and book. 

And as someone who grew up in Dominican Republic, speaking fluent Spanish, I felt at home! Most of the vendors were Hispanic. 

If you’re having a bilingual wedding, I’d love to talk all things wedding and see if we’re a good fit for each other, so please reach out here about your hispanic wedding!  

Tampa Wedding Vendors: 

Wedding Venue: Covington Farm 

Wedding Planner & Stylist: Mad Oddities Weddings & Events 

Floral Rentals: Lee Forrest Design  

Keepsake Bouquets: Kendi Bella and Things 

Paper Flowers, Hand Painted Pots, & Hair Accessories: Jessie Creative Designs 

Colored Taper Candles: Alma Candles 

Boho Embroidered Wedding Dress: New Crop Shop  

Donkey: Deb’s Magical Minis 

Board & Favor Tags @modesignscrafts

Black Invitation Suite: The Cross-Eyed Fox  

Live Painter

Hand-lettered Seating Chart, Menus, & Paper Banner: Channel and Teak  

Mariachi Band: Mariachi Nuevo Guadalajara 

Hair & Make-up Artist: Bella Balanced Beauty & Wellness 

Spanish Invitation Suite: Christina Tiffany Design 

Mobile Bar: The Sippin’ Sidecar Mobile Bar  

Adoptable Puppy: Furry Ventures Pet Care 

Sugar Cookies & “Edible Match” Favors: Daisy Delights  

Wedding Cake: LuBelle’s Cakes 

Molcajetes, Mexican Pottery, Mexican Sodas: Alma’s Mexican Imports

White Rose Wedding Tiara: Lumifae 

Bridal Jewelry: Estylo Jewerly  

Bolo Tie: Pandski Labs 

Designer Wedding Dress: Benedict Bridal Co.

Bridal shoes: Bella Belle Shoes 

Macramé Wall Hanging & Dog Leash: Kate Knots 

Tampa Wedding Photographer: Ruth Terrero Photographer 


Couple: Amber Wilson & Miguel Rodriguez @bellabalancedbw

Solo Bride: Daniela Gonzalez @danigonzacda

Solo Groom Joshua Valentin @josh_alert

Solo Bride: Janeth Emiret @janethemiret

Bridesmaid (Red Dress): Eva Yese @evayesenia

Bridesmaid (Green Dress): Yadira Aguilar @yadira_______ 

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