We still can’t get enough of Pantone’s color of the year, greenery, and we’re nuts about the greenery in today’s wedding from The Kama Photography, Claire Duran Weddings & Events, and Amy Lauren Floral Design. This wedding blended two cultures and families beautifully, mixing Latin American flair with an industrial modern setting. Add in some boho elements, and we’re as good as gold!
From the bride, Maria: We met using Match.com – It really works! We both had moved to the DC area that year; pushed by close friends to join the app, our universes converged. The rest is history. 10 months later he proposed at the top of Stone Mountain in Atlanta, GA. We truly enjoyed the whole process of planning and celebrating our wedding. Having a friend as the (best) wedding planner – made the process smooth and fun! It was amazing being able to create something original, different and non-traditional, including most of our favorites and special elements of our cultures (he is American, I’m from the Dominican Republic); and it was so special having our closest friends and family from all around the world here on that day with us.
We envisioned an industrial-modern wedding, something unique. Our main goal was to celebrate our love – and not to get overwhelmed in the process! We chose a brewery as our venue for both ceremony/reception and wanted it to be as true to its essence as possible. We kept the venue’s feeling/vibe and went for an industrial-modern look, with different and unique rustic elements included, keeping it also romantic. DIY projects included invitations (made using Vistaprint), and the arrangement of the dreamcatchers used as favors. The wall that Claire and her staff made as a backdrop for our ceremony was superb – we (and everyone) LOVED it. We loved how they were able to beautifully transform the space but keeping the brewery essence at heart. Post-wedding, the photo album was also a DIY project, made using mPix as suggested by Karolina/Benjamin.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy the journey and make it fun! Try hard to make this whole celebration about yourselves (the couple), and not about trying to please everybody… Be creative to save some money! Don’t be afraid of being different and true to yourself – who said weddings have to always follow a certain style/timeline…?
Processional: “Something Good,” Juan Luis Guerra
Recessional: Ode to Joy
We had a very Latin wedding as the bride is from the Dominican Republic. We included many Dominican and Latin American rhythms, as well as special songs for the couple and the families/friends. We took the music very seriously. We didn’t have a proper first dance – we went straight to the party!
Photography: The Kama Photography
Planning and Design: Claire Duran Weddings & Events
Floral Design: Amy Lauren Floral Design
Venue: 7 Locks Brewing
Wedding Dress: ASOS Bridal
Wedding Shoes: Nine West
Accessories: Daniel Espinosa Jewerly
Hair and Makeup: Updos for I Dos
Groom’s Attire: Michael Kors
Catering: Eat & Smile Catering
Sweets: Salt and Sugar Desserts (mini tres leches) & Baked by Yael (cakepops)
DJ: DJ Rich from Signature Talent
Officiant: Pastor Matt Murphy
Rentals: Select Event Group
Wedding Favors: La Reciclería RD