A mariachi band, a vintage Mexican theme, and a Zombie-themed grooms cake? Why yes, I do think I would LOVE to feature this wedding :)
Andrew & Araceli’s Warrenton, Virginia wedding at the Airlie Center is just downright awesome. They drew upon Araceli’s Mexican heritage to give their wedding day a vintage Mexican theme, with white, green & kelly green colors and some seriously fun details. The whole wedding was brought together beautifully by Roberts & Co. Events and captured by Amber Reinink Photography.
I think one of my favorite details of their wedding (other than the Mariachi Band) was the Zombie inspired grooms cake and cake topper. Just wait until you hear how much detail Araceli shares about the Zombie details (since it’s a part of their every day interests). I am probably biased on this though because my husband and I just recently got sucked into the Walking Dead, so talk of crossbows & machetes actually make perfect sense to me :) Enjoy!
Andrew & Araceli’s Offbeat, Intimate Mexican-Inspired Virginia Wedding at the Airlie Center
How they met [from the Bride, Araceli]
Andrew is in Federal Law Enforcement and was transferred to Los Angeles from DC. He originally was told he was going to be assigned to LA for 3 years but it turned out to be an 8 year commitment. Which was great because I met him! I was born and raised in LA. Andrew and I met on OkCupid! and I found only 1 thing interesting about his profile, the fact that he liked Tenacious D. He liked that I worked with kids, at that time I was mental health therapist, providing family therapy to children and their families.
On our first date we had planned to get together for coffee in Long Beach, CA and it ended up turning into an 8hr date because we hit it off so well. After dating and moving in together, Andrew received notice that he was being scheduled to transfer to DC, so he invited me to come along, and I did.
We were engaged in August of 2012, Andrew asked for my parents blessing… in Spanish for my parents benefit! And proposed to me later that night. We had a 1yr and 3month engagement due to Andrew being on a work established leave restriction.
Click inside for the rest of this awesome intimate, Mexican-inspired Virginia wedding from Amber Reinink Photography.