Photo Credit: Mapurunga Photography
Crysten and Sam are one of theeeee nicest couples, and certainly one of the most GORGEOUS couples I’ve ever worked with (I say that about all my sweet couples) – but just look at them! Sam surprised Crysten with a lovely pair of earrings to wear on wedding day and then having their First Look (I love that moment), the entire bridal party had fun walking from the Citizen Hotel to the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The cool old car that happened to be cruising by was a bonus and it played in well with Crysten’s color palette of purple and turquoise. The traditional Catholic Mass showcased Crysten’s Mexican heritage with the Padrinos (sponsors) placing a beautiful lasso (loop of rosary crystals, representing the joining of the couple) around the couple’s shoulders, and presenting the arras (13 coins, which shows the groom’s commitment to support his wife). A wonderful keepsake bible was inscribed with their names. After the ceremony, guests cocktailed while sunset photos were taken on the balcony of the Penthouse Suite of the Citizen. Dinner was held on the 7th Floor Metropolitan Terrace. Note the fantastic head table was a strong focal point in the center of the room as well as the cake table where just one specialty linen was rented. Tip, if working with a budget, utilize the house linens on the guest tables, but on the cake table and the head table, go all out.