Andrea and Dominic’s wedding was all about classic and glamorous beauty! Lake Coatepeque in El Salvador provided a breathtaking backdrop for this couple to plan a timeless celebration dressed in a blush and lavender color palette. It was a glamorous occasion filled with heritage, love and family traditions.
To find her dream dress, Andrea visited Lovella Bridal in Glendale, California, where she said, “I do” to Essense of Australia Style D3253. This stunning fit and flare all-over lace gown with off-the-shoulder straps fitted her bridal vision flawlessly and makes her look and feel stunning. The groom looked sharp, wearing a classic black tux that complemented the timeless vibe of their nuptials.
The ceremony took place at a 100-year-old church, where they exchanged vows in front of family and friends. Hanging florals created a luxe garden-like feel for the lakeside outdoor reception where Andrea and Dominic celebrated their happily ever after. Prisma Photo magically captured the moments in their artful photography—be sure to keep reading this love story’s details below.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROPOSAL!
I met my husband when we were in middle school! We were best friends and dated in high school and college. We decided to part ways as young adults since he was in the military, and we were living on opposite coasts. Once he ended his term, we reunited and didn’t look back.
As for the proposal, Dominic planned a weekend getaway to go glamping, and we hiked early morning to see the sunrise. As we packed up, he surprised me by getting on one knee and asking me to marry him. It was beautiful— just us in nature!
DESCRIBE YOUR BRIDAL STYLE. HOW DID YOU WANT TO LOOK ON YOUR WEDDING DAY? TELL US ABOUT YOUR DRESS-SHOPPING EXPERIENCE.
I wanted to be a romantic and elegant bride. The lace details and long train in Essense of Australia Style D3253 helped me feel just that! I felt beautiful, comfortable, and like I shined!
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR WEDDING. WHAT WERE YOUR THEME AND COLORS? HOW DID YOU MAKE YOUR WEDDING PERSONAL TO YOUR LOVE STORY?
We got married in Lake Coatepeque, El Salvador—the country my mom is from. We fell in love with the venue. It is located near one of the most beautiful lakes we have visited, and we wanted to share that place with our friends and family.
We had a traditional Catholic ceremony in a small church that had been in that town for over a century. It was the perfect setting for an intimate ceremony. When my husband saw me walking down the aisle, he teared up, making me cry as well. It was so emotional after so many years of being together. Our reception overlooked the lake and was the best place for us to dance the night away.
Cheers to Andrea & Dominic!
Photography: Prisma Photo
Bridal Salon: Lovella Bridal
Venue: Cardedeu Eventos
Florist: Marcos Alvayero
Wedding Planner: Belen Esquivel
Cake: Whisk by Sere
Hair and Makeup: Novias Chema Lucero
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