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A Classic Wedding With Modern Multicultural Traditions

Mixing Jewish and Colombian traditions, Abby and Leo’s celebration was a modern take on a classic wedding. Not only did it celebrate multicultural marriage, but honored their families with elements of both traditions during their ceremony and wedding reception – adapting the traditional into something unique.

Loving a more modern aesthetic, the couple instantly fell in love with their venue, SoHo63, in Chandler, Arizona. Its clean and elegant design inspired their day, all the way from the minimalist candle wall backdrop to their all-white wedding cake adorned with roses. 

The couple wanted to include family, past and present, as an important pillar in their wedding day. They set up a memorium wall with framed photos of family members along the fireplace mantle. With special details like an in-person Spanish translator and bilingual wedding programs all guests were able to enjoy the ceremony.

The night was filled with family and challah, the Horah, and a surprise to Leo when Abby read her vows in Spanish!

What is your proposal story?

We went out to dinner at my favorite restaurant for our five year dating anniversary. He asked when we got home, just the two of us and our dog, Blue. The next day was Mother’s Day and we had a big brunch planned with all of the family so the timing worked out perfect.

Describe any DIY, handmade, or personal details.

Deco Ink made our seating chart and ‘In Memoriam’ signage. We designed our table numbers with pictures of our dog, Blue. Our cake knife was the cake knife from my parent's wedding, and the garter was the ‘something blue’ using Colombia’s national colors.

What were your favorite parts of the day?

Our favorite parts were the first look, reciting our vows, and dancing ALL NIGHT LONG with both of our families all together. Leo’s family lives in Colombia so to all be together was incredibly special. The best man and maid of honor speeches were also pretty remarkable.