Saturday, January 12, 2013

Audrey & Carlos: Love Around the World

Our bride, Audrey, was a craft maven with an eye for details. The heart and soul that she poured into the planning was evident in every moment and detail. And her travel-themed wedding perfectly exemplified how DIY decor can be both fun and elegant. The beautiful, photojournalistic images by Emily Zoladz Photography tell the story of the big day:

Primping for Photos

 Instead of petals, the flower girls tossed hearts cut from maps to showcase the couple's travel theme.

The ceremony was heartfelt and moving (even I got teary-eyed!).
Incorporating cultural or family traditions adds a personalized touch to the service. 
The Mexican custom of the lasso symbolizes the everlasting union of the bride and groom.

 Who needs confetti or bubbles when you have an exuberant bridal party!

Boys vs. Girls

Photo by Camille Victoria Weddings LLC

The travel theme was evident throughout the reception decor.
Instead of a guestbook, we spread out postcards for guests to write their well-wishes, 
and collected them in a vintage suitcase. 

The bride and groom were completely surprised by a family member's gift of a mariachi band to serenade them. When the band appeared right when we were about to transition from cocktail hour to the reception room, it required some quick thinking. To keep us on schedule, we had the mariachi band lead guests upstairs in a spontaneous parade and play while dinner commenced. 

Photo by Camille Victoria Weddings LLC
The Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park

Photo by Camille Victoria Weddings LLC

 Instead of table numbers, each table was named after a place the couple had visited.
A great way to further showcase your bouquets is to use the bridesmaid bouquets again as centerpieces.

If dessert is included in your catering package, you may not want a full-scale wedding cake too. 
A small cake on a pedestal is perfect so that you can still capture the classic cake cutting.

 Formal affairs don't have to be stuffy! 
With a game table, the couple gave a nod toward their fun-loving and whimsical sides.

Congratulations to Audrey and Carlos!

Reception Venue: The Nineteenth Century Club
Makeup/Hair: Appease, Inc. 
Wedding Coordination: Camille Victoria Weddings LLC

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