Brooke and Carlos’ Chateau Bellevue wedding is overflowing with elegance! We love that she incorporated black and gold… because what’s more elegant than black and gold… at a Chateau? And we love the silhouette of dress she chose! Paired with her hair style she embodied old Hollywood glamour! “More so than the gorgeousness of their big day was the ridiculous sweetness between these two,” says their photographers, Mint Photography, was their final dance of the night was to John Legend’s All of Me. “I’ve never seen a couple more in their own world than I have watching them dance together to that song. It was literally as if no one else was in the room.” Darling, right?
What made the wedding special and unique?
Carlos and I now reside in Boston, MA but we met and fell in love in Texas. Having so many of our friends and family from all over the country that we love so dearly come together in one location to join in celebrating our night was magical for us!
Tell us about the gown and where/ how you found it!
Planning the wedding from Boston proved to be challenging. I probably spent the least amount of time on my bridal look….I’m crazy…I know! I have a low maintenance style, so I knew I wanted a gown that was comfortable, classic and mirrored my personality. The ivory, satin, trumpet style with peplum accent struck the right balance for me. The gown is from the David’s Bridal Collection paired with an Erica Koesler belt. I felt the gown provided a classic and unique look. It was a decision I felt I would look back over the years and be glad I made.
What were some touches added to make it personal?
Carlos comes from a musical family so the musical aspect of the wedding was very important to us. We began the night with a Trio serenading guests as they took their seat leading up to the ceremony. We surprised Carlos’ mother when his father sang the “mother, son” song as his brother played a grand piano. To round out the night, our DJ sang a repertoire of old Sinatra-esq and soulful love songs during dinner for our guest.
We also decided to have my brother, father and stepfather each walk me a portion of the way down the aisle. They all have helped me become the woman I am today, and it felt amazing to have each of them share in the most important walk of my life.
What is was the most memorable part of the wedding?
There truly were so many moments that still have us smiling, but we both agree that seeing one another for the first time and being able to share our written vowels in front of god, our family and friends are the memories that will never leave us. When I first locked eyes with Carlos, I saw him mouth “wow”. Seeing the excitement and sincerity in his face made me feel so beautiful and safe.
Tell us how you met and became engaged!
Carlos and I met by chance. He was out celebrating a friend’s engagement and I was out celebrating a friend’s birthday. Our love of Latin music brought us together. We danced a little Merengue and so began a conversation that has never stopped.
Four years later (two of which were long distance) Carlos and I were celebrating our anniversary. He recreated our first two dates into one evening. The original date was full of humor and banter, teasing one other about our high school days playing sports. The night ended with us alone on a basketball court playing HORSE! Playing for a kiss.
This time, the date ended with champagne and roses on the same court playing HORSE. As Carlos took his last shot he said, “If I make this, you have to spend the rest of your life with me”. I was shocked to say the least. As I watched the shot go in and the ball rolled near me, Carlos got on one knee, held the ring in his hand and asked me to marry him!