oh sweet joy. this wedding is one that will leave your jaw on the floor, with beautiful photography from katherine elizabeth photography. we are obsessed with the details that are all centered around this stunning couple and their families. the setting: an old family bank building, the style: to die for. let this wedding serve as the perfect inspiration for an eclectically perfect affair, chalk full of stunning details and gorgeous photos. oh, we just can’t stop swooning…
Daniel and I have a unique story being that we are from two totally different worlds but somehow we work perfectly together. I knew from the minute he proposed that I wanted to highlight that in someway. He was born in Guatemala, raised in Los Angeles and I was raised in a small town in Illinois. Just After he proposed he got a job in Dallas so we knew we wanted to include these four places in our wedding. They represented our past, our present (traveling long distance between Chicago and LA throughout our 4 year courtship), and our future in Texas. We settled on the theme “Love is in the Air” to play off all of our air travel and I started sketching illustrations for our invitations. We tallied every dollar we spent on airfare and every single mile, just to try to convey how loooooong of a journey it was for us to get to that day when we were married. From our cultures to our professions ( me an artsy, graphic designer and him a left brained engineer) we had quite a haul.
We firmly wanted to embrace both of our families and their cultures so every single piece of printed material and signage was translated into both English and Spanish. Our Ceremony was bilingual and at our reception we served Guatemalan sweetbread as one of the desserts with instructions on how to eat it “like a Guatemalan”.
photography : katherine elizabeth Photography // wedding dress : Allure Bridal, Marien Mae Bridal Boutique in Peru, IL // yellow cardigan : The Limited // shoes : Nina Shoes, shoes clips from easy // hair + makeup : Sarah Harris, Peru, IL // groom suit: Banana Republic, AllSaints, TopMan // invitations+ paper goods: bride // catering: The Catering Gourmets, Sugar Grove, IL // cake: Wanda McNally Cakes