The MNY Spotlight

Syma Espiritu, Mestiza Micro Bride

Recent Bride, Syma wore the Flora Mini Dress in 3D Lace for her Micro Wedding this past month! 
Tell us a bit about yourself and your husband!
I’m a marketing and events specialist in the wine and spirits industry of Pittsburgh, PA and my husband, Alex plays bass for rock band, Badflower. We love to travel but lately we spend a ton of time in our kitchen (the Syma Cantina) getting creative with vegan recipes.
Badflower and Syma Espiritu of Pittsburg
When did you get engaged?
In October of 2020, after surviving what I fondly call the “quaran-test”, we started seriously discussing getting married over a few day drinks at a rooftop bar in our neighborhood. By November, we had picked out a ring and when it arrived in the mail, he got down on one knee in our kitchen to make it official. I told you we spend a lot of time in the kitchen…

Where was your wedding located?
We got married at the sweetest little chapel- Sure Thing (@surethingchapel) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Badflower and Syma Espiritu of Pittsburg wedding
What were some sources of inspiration when planning your wedding?
To pay homage to a traditional Vegas wedding and our rock n roll love story, we were very much inspired by Elvis & Priscilla Presley and Mick & Bianca Jagger’s weddings.

Who are some of your favorite vendors you’ve come across while planning for your wedding?
After choosing my vintage ring (@ashleyzhangjewelry) and venue from women owned businesses, I decided to continue with that theme and almost exclusively work with female owned and operated vendors. @ellahcj set the mood with sweet sounds on the organ, @florapopshop created the most beautifully classic bouquet and @headswillrollsalon styled effortlessly chic and mod hair and make-up.

Do you have any tips for future brides on how to handle planning a wedding during these times?
I would highly recommend having a secret wedding. Ha! We adore our family and friends, and we will have a celebration with everyone when we can- however there was something very sexy about committing ourselves to one another in such an intimate setting. These times are challenging but it is also a perfect time to seize the day- embrace what you love most, get creative and support small businesses.
Syma Espiritu of Pittsburg wedding photos

What drew you to the Flora Mini for your wedding dress? (And how did you style it in your own way?)
I was on the hunt for a 60’s, mod style dress and I ordered 4 different dresses from various designers and the Floral Mini was the last one I tried on. Although I had the most non-wedding, wedding ever- the second I slipped the Mestiza dress on, I had an “this is it” moment. Alex did not want to see the dress until the wedding and the only other person who knew we were getting married at the time was my mom - so I FaceTimed her and she immediately cried and agreed that THIS was my wedding dress. It was such a beautiful moment and I’m so glad that I got to share it with her.
I had a vision of a mini dress and booties from the beginning. After a few returns, I finally found the perfect pair. The detailing on my booties from 42 Gold are to die for- I love the front scooped cut out and the clear block heel especially.

My look was completed with a chevron stitched faux fur jacket from Poshmark, a vintage inspired dusty blue handbag, dainty gold midi rings, a cluster pearl cocktail ring that was given to my mother by my father’s mother, chunky gold hoops from a local (female owned) boutique (@hazelgreygreyboutique_), and a polaroid camera.

What are some of your favorite Mestiza pieces for wedding guests?
Well, my only guest was our friend and photographer (@wolfbauer), but I would style him in the Chinoiserie face mask and a matching blue suit. But the next time I’m a wedding guest, I am definitely wearing the Stephanie Bow dress in the Spanish Rose print.
Syma's wedding dress, the Flora Mini, is available on our website for pre-order and will ship out between March 30 - April 15! 

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