May 4, 2017
When I first met Maria, I was greeted with the warmest smile I had ever seen. She glowed, and following right behind her was the kindest smile from Mike, and I knew I was going to love these two souls. They were joyful and kind, and so content. As we spent time getting to know each other, we fell even more in love with them as a couple. How Maria will brush her hand across Mike’s head and lay her head on his shoulder; the way Mike can’t look at Maria without grinning is infectious. They finish each other’s sentences and rest in quiet silence together. They exude a joyfulness when they are together that makes them a delight to be around.
As we talked about their wedding I asked Maria if she had a theme to her wedding, and she laughed and said, “I am just having a bunch of things that I like, that make me happy, there is no theme!”- well Maria, I am happy to tell you, that your theme is AWESOME! From the bridesmaid’s skirts that were hand dyed by designer, Hiena, who she has known since High School, that were sunsets and sunrises from her native Columbia, to the flower arrangements by Eastland Alley, and the table pieces featuring places they had traveled together, this wedding was a tribute to things and people they love. She wore her grandmother’s pear earrings, and the necklace her parents gave her when she graduated. Her lace dress, by designer, Stella York, from Maya’s Palace, matched the quite elegance that Maria exhibits. For a bride “without a theme” Maria managed to pull all of these things that made her happy into an absolutely beautiful day.
We were so honored to share in their wedding along some some favorite vendors! Heather Van Houten‘s team on make up and hair, Reflections at the Buttes, Eastland Alley created all the floral arrangements as well as the beautiful wooden card box made out of reclaimed wood. I am obsessed with the colors of the bride’s maids skirts and plan on having one of my own made! Feel free to chime in on what colors I should get; I can’t make up my mind, they are all gorgeous! I linked her Instagram account above, but you can also check out Hiena’s work on her facebook page as well. Annie, the baker behind Ambrosia Cakes created the gorgeous gold flecked cake that tasted even better than it looked. The mother of the bride also wore a custom creation from a Columbian designer, ChaverraCarlos, and I loved it’s classic elegance that complimented the bridesmaids dresses so well.
Maria and Mike, we were so honored to have shared in your day. Your joy for one another is infectious and it is clear that you care deeply for your family and friends. We adore you both and wish you many blessings on your marriage!