October 23, 2021
Photography by Stephanie Rios Photography
Alexandria and Eugenio wanted an understated, elegant wedding that was modern in feeling, but still warm and welcoming. The duo opted for a black-and-white theme and chose to host their wedding at a private residence so they could have creative freedom—they could bring in their own vendors for everything from flowers and decorations to catering and service—and the venue also provided several areas for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner reception, and dancing.
The couple chose a modern, minimalist aesthetic, complete with white flowers, greenery, black accents, touches of gold, and floating candles. "The vision was timeless and classic with small modern touches," explains Alexandria.
They created two living room-style lounge areas featuring ivory linen couches and accent chairs, which were placed around modern marble coffee tables. Floating candles and organic floral arrangements created a
cozy, romantic space.
"We wanted our wedding to feel like a really beautiful party. We cared so much about the details, but at the end of the day we really just wanted everyone to feel comfortable and at home—and to have a lot of fun!"
Alexandria's wedding dress was the very first gown she tried on. She tested a few more options, but kept coming back to the timeless long-sleeved crepe gown with illusion tulle front and an open V-back with fabric-covered buttons running the length of the train. She paired her gown with a cathedral veil and accessorized her wedding look with a pair of pearl earrings and ivory pumps with pearl accents.
She held an all-white bouquet of textural flowers including garden roses, anemones and Queen Anne’s lace tied together with a silk ribbon. Eugenio matched his bride in white: He opted for a cream jacket, black pants, and a bow tie.
A string quartet set the mood as guests entered the ceremony. The quartet performed "I Say a Little Prayer" for the groom's processional, and “Yellow” by Coldplay as Alexandria's mother and brother escorted her down the aisle.
During the cocktail hour, guests mingled on the lawn by the pool and enjoyed passed appetizers including yucca and Oaxaca cheese croquetas, crispy tuna wontons and huarache chicharron prensado. They also enjoyed the duo's signature cocktails—one was mezcal based, while the other had gin—along with champagne.
Surrounding the dance floor, a mix of square and round guest tables topped with floral arrangements, candles, and ivory floor-length linens were paired with black dining chairs. Guests enjoyed a three-course menu of grilled pear salad, mushroom ragu filet or honey-infused duck breast, and—for dessert, bourbon carrot cake or bombolini.
To the cheers of the crowd, the bride and groom made their way to their first dance. The newlyweds chose "Conversations in the Dark" by John Legend to celebrate that they were finally husband and wife.
The fun continued in an upbeat after-party. The couple brought in late-night birria tacos to keep the party going and guests dancing until late in the evening.
Alexandria and Eugenio wanted their wedding to be a gathering of their dearest loved ones, full of joy, laughter, and dancing. "If you stay focused on the fact that the day is about you and your spouse getting married, then everything else falls into place."
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