Images: Chris Ferenzi Photography

Where did May go? Seriously … where did it go? A longer month, and somehow it seems to have flown by in an instant. We celebrated my birthday this week (quarantine birthdays … wah wahh) and attempted to keep our heads above at work with only a 4-day week. It’s Evie’s last day of Pre-K4 today and it’s really rather bittersweet. The Distance Learning has been more of a chore (she doesn’t really engage well with it) but I know she will miss seeing her teachers / classmates each day, even virtually. Who knows what Kindergarten will look like, but I also cannot believe I now have a kid about to enter Kindergarten!

Time. It’s just somehow flying faster than before the Stay at Home Orders.

But for today we have another sweet, intimate wedding to share. With SUPER fun Day of the Dead details & the most beautiful wedding dress. Enjoy & have a GREAT weekend (we’re headed to some AWESOME weather this weekend here in DC!).

We wanted to have our close family members present with a mindful wedding that focused on celebrating our legal union. The Mexican American Cultural Institute is not your average D.C. museum. As two Colombians and political junkies, we loved getting married in a place that has been the site of neat Latin American policy meetings. The NAFTA agreement and the latest amendments for it were negotiated in the building! We loved being surrounded by Latin American art and murals.

Our florals were extra special. My mom has over 25 years of experience as a florist, and I was thrilled that she designed my cascading bouquet! The other flowers were small arrangements to stay on theme with our intimate wedding.

The most anticipated part of the day was the kiss! Being able to kiss as husband and wife. I was also unexpectedly moved to tears as I heard our officiant retell our love story. She captured our romance so well but I was not expecting someone we knew for such a short time to retell our story the way she was able to!

My advice to couples that are currently planning their weddings, try to enjoy the little things during the day. We capture the big moments in pictures and shared memories, but some of the small details stay only with you…forever.

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Photographer: Chris Ferenzi Photography | Ceremony Venue: Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington DC | Reception Venue: The Fainting Goat | Florist: Bride’s mom

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