Elena & Daniel – Latin Love

by Niki in — Updated May 10, 2024 — Reading Time: 5 minutes

1This two Latin lovers are two people all set for a new chapter of their lives & we couldn’t be more than lucky to be sharing their special day with all of you. Elena & Daniel have been dating for 8 years. And even while they were still dating, they knew then that they were meant to be together for the rest of their lives. That is why they considered their wedding ceremony as the most memorable highlight of their day because they got to make that long lasting commitment to each other in front of families & friends. Since their big day was scheduled during the summer, they chose a beautiful aqua green color for their bridesmaids dresses. And their groomsmen used jade colored ties & vests to match with the bridesmaids’ dresses. They also chose to use blush for their flower bouquets just to break the monotony of having too much green on their theme. It was definitely a day of celebrating love, happiness & family! Congratulations once again Elena & Daniel!

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Before I went shopping for my dress, I had selected several photos of dresses I liked and they were all different styles and silhouettes, so I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted. When I tried on the Allure Bridals gown, I knew it was the perfect dress for my wedding day because it was elegant, soft, and romantic and had just enough beading details to make it glamorous without being over the top. Daniel wanted to stick to a classic look for himself and his groomsmen and really liked the color and fit of the grey Vera Wang tuxedo he chose. We chose an aqua green as our main color for the wedding because it was a nice summer color that we both liked. Daniel prefers pastel colors so we decided to use blush as our secondary color which we used primarily for our flowers. I wanted my bridesmaids to wear a beautiful dress that wouldn’t be too heavy or hot during our summer wedding. We wanted his groomsmen to match our bridesmaids so we chose the jade vest and tie for them. Daniel wanted to set himself apart from the groomsmen so we chose the ivory vest and tie to match my wedding gown.

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Our favorite part of the day was the reception because we were finally able to relax after all the stress of wedding planning and celebrate our love with our family and friends.

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Our DIY projects included our guestbook, which was a photo album we designed using our engagement shoot photos. We also made the table numbers which included quotes about marriage and love. We made all of the signs used during the reception (e.g. menu cards, bar menu, sparklers, favors/table assignments, cards and gifts, fans, flip flops, etc.). We also made holders/tags for the sparklers.

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The highlight of the ceremony was saying our vows in front of our family and friends. Daniel and I dated for 8 years before getting married and we knew for a long time that we would spend the rest of our lives together, but getting to make that commitment to each other in front of our loved ones was very special. The highlight of the reception was when all of our guests were dancing and having a great time. It was the first time that both of our families spent time together and it was really nice to see everyone celebrating together.

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We didn’t really have a theme for the Ceremony and Reception. I wanted the day to be about our love and have a romantic feeling throughout. Daniel wanted to plan a very fun day for us and all of our guests. I think we were able to meet both of our goals by using romantic details and touches at the ceremony and reception (e.g. lots of candles, flowers, and photos of us throughout our relationship) and by including the “hora loca” (“crazy hour” which is a Latin American tradition in which the DJ plays a mix of high-energy music from all genres and hired dancers join the party and bring all the guests to the dance floor using colorful balloons).


Photographer:  Chil Studios
Dress Store: Allure Bridals
Bakery: For Goodness Cakes
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Warehouse
DJ: Spectrum Entertainment
Dress Store: Sweet Elegance Bridal
Event Venue: Payne-Corley House

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