Last week, we shared all of the exciting planning details that went into Morgan and Young's rustic chic wedding. Today, we're changing gears a bit and giving you the inside scoop on a perfectly pastel Dallas wedding that is sure to steal your heart!
When you read Allison and Albino's love story and compare it to the stunning photos from their multicultural wedding, you'll see that these two are undeniably a match made in heaven! The teal and orange-accented decor, the succulent plants that adorned each reception table -- I just know you'll swoon over every last detail! So, without further ado, let's hear the full story from the bride herself!
My husband and I met during college in Kansas. We were both social work majors and the school was small enough that we knew everyone on campus. We were casual friends for three and a half years before we ever had a thought about each other in a romantic way. We started enjoying each other's company more when we would take late-night bike rides to a donut shop and would sit and talk about social work until early in the morning. Soon after, we graduated college and both decided to move to Texas. My husband is originally from San Antonio, but I wanted to gain a more diverse experience in my career in Texas. We settled in Austin, where we both worked as AmeriCorps members for Communities in Schools of Central Texas.
This church is very special to me. I started visiting and getting to know people there while I was in school in Kansas. It is a Spanish-speaking church, and although I did not know Spanish, they welcomed me and it became one of my favorite places. When planning the wedding, we realized this was the perfect spot because it was halfway between my family in Kansas and my husband's family in San Antonio. Not only this, but it held special meaning to the two of us and the pastor was very excited to have our wedding there because they recently built a new church. It was difficult to plan a wedding in a different city where you have no family, but we wouldn't have changed our location for anything.
Our wedding was very unique in that we combined both our cultures and traditions into our ceremony. Our goal for the look of the wedding was to be simple and pretty. I grew up with German Mennonite heritage, and my husband was brought up with Hispanic Catholic heritage. Our ceremony was mainly in English, but certain parts were done in Spanish. We used the lasso and coins, which is a Catholic tradition, but formatted the wedding in my traditional way, along with my home pastor from Kansas to help facilitate the ceremony.
We used a variety of decorations, such as papel picados (Mexican paper flags), succulents in pinto beans and tassels made out of tissue paper. My father designed all the invitations, programs and name cards. In addition to cake, we served Mexican sweet bread called Pan Dulce and Mexican ice pops, or paletas. Our wedding was as much DIY as possible, and we used our resources to make it unique. Most importantly, however, we got married, we blended our two cultures beautifully and we got to see all of our family from near and far in the same place for such a special occasion.
I was told before my wedding day to not stress and try to stay in the moment all day long. I did my best to do this, and I feel that I remember and can look back on that day with very clear memories. Don't stress about the small things on your wedding day -- let others take care of that for you, and just relax with the people you love and enjoy the best day of your life.