Yvette and Josh’s multicultural wedding was the perfect blend of the bride’s Dominican culture and the groom’s Nigerian and Italian cultures. Yvette and Josh are two of the most inviting, kind humans I’ve ever met. Yvette’s smile lights up every room. You can tell how much they care for and love everyone around them. That’s why it was so important to them to highlight both of their family’s cultures on their wedding day.
The couple wanted a very classic look. When we first met, they let me know that two of the most important things to them were details and flowers. Yvette wanted timeless white flowers with greenery which Evember did an amazing job of bringing to life throughout the ceremony and reception space. Yvette carried a bouquet of white cascading orchids which looked so elegant with her dress. The wedding party wore classic looks with the bridesmaids in light blue dresses and the groomsmen in navy suits.
Yvette and Josh loved the look of classic white and greens with a hint of blue so we included those colors throughout the day. There were touches of blue throughout the reception such as the seating chart and the white and blue Turkish boxes on each place setting that were favors from the bride and groom. There were also touches of blue on the table from the different ribbon colors on the escort cards which signified what meal each guest would be getting.
Yvette and Josh incorporated their cultures in multiple ways throughout the reception. The couple had Asukar make desserts from both of their heritages to include Nigerian puff-puffs, Italian cannolis, and Dominican guava turnovers in addition to the beautiful four tier cake. They also had multiple musicians for the reception: a DJ to play the traditional wedding music everyone knows and loves, as well as a Nigerian musician for the groom’s heritage and a Salsa Merengue band to bring in the bride’s heritage.
To honor the bride’s heritage, they had a Hora Loca which is a tradition where they bring out props, confetti, and noisemakers and celebrate on the dance floor. Some of the dance floor props included flags from their heritages as well as Texas flags, traditional Dominican hats hand painted by Yvette’s uncle in the Dominican republic, feather boas, and light up wands. It was so fun getting to see everyone celebrate with the couple as the night came to an end!
Planner: Sweet Laurel Events
Venue: The Preserve at Canyon Lake
Photographer: Aurelica Baca
Videographer: Matthew Reid Films
Catering: Royal Fig
Bartender: The Preserve at Canyon Lake
Salsa Band: Orquesta Salero!
Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals
Linen Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals
Tabletop Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals
Paper Goods: Jen Krause
Cake: Cakes and More
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Hair & Makeup: Keziah Bevans
Groomsmen Attire: Black Tux