MODERN LATINO STYLED VOW RENEWAL TO INSPIRE CULTURAL PRIDE
If you’ve ever read our blog before you’ll probably know that, not only are we are big fans of colour, but perhaps more interestingly we are HUGE fans of wall murals. So when this intimate and colorful styled micro vow renewal featuring a ton of cool art, landed in our inbox, we just knew we had to share it with you.
“Focusing on the vibrant elements of South Side Bethlehem, PA our venue locations included a Southside Bethlehem staple, Bonn Place Brewing Co.,which is a neighborhood microbrewery and favorite local hangout known for fostering a genuine sense of community to the Southside Bethlehem area,” began Christina of Nina Lily Photography.
“Bonn Place Brewing Co. provided the perfect micro vow renewal setting, featuring murals by artists Amy Perdue as well as Denton Burrows of Dripped on the Road. Our secondary portrait location featured another colorful mural on the exterior wall of local establishment – Cafe the Lodge – done by an artist known as The Art of Pau. Each mural backdrop tied in beautifully with this shoot’s vivid theme.” Christina added.
“We wanted to feature the Pantone color of the year, Living Coral. Shades of coral paired beautifully with blue, green and copper accents reminiscent of the aging monolith Bethlehem Steel, situated near the venue. Our couple has Puerto Rican Roots, so it was also important to honor their culture by showcasing Latino elements and utilizing the Southside Bethlehem neighborhood as the backdrop.”
“Fox and Finch Vintage Rentals provided the perfect lounge vignette and ceremony site accents to give the photo shoot a touch of bohemian vintage vibe. The brilliant floral arrangements were created by Allium Floral Design. Allium artists put together a stunning bouquet for Raquel, a boutonniere for Joshua and an amazing freestanding, moveable floral arrangement that was utilized in both the lounge vignette and ceremony site. Whilst, Julie Cassidy of Storied Celebrations made an appearance as our Celebrant for the day, bringing Josh and Raquel together for a marriage reflection ceremony. She read a beautiful poem by Rupi Kaur and led Josh and Raquel through a vow and ring exchange that had us all feeling emotional behind the scenes. Here is an excerpt “…and I promise you that love will be just as beautiful if you’re in a thousand pieces or just one.” – Rupi Kaur. Can you blame us for feeling all the feels?”
“Raquel wore a Latino inspired boho gown by BHLDN which was sourced from Anthropologie Philadelphia, paired with suede platform heels from Lulu’s in coral. Her hair and makeup were done by Molly Tanzillo who went with a peach and coral pallet to tie into the Living Coral theme. Joshua wore a rich navy blue suit by Burlington, paired with a tie by Dazi. He later donned a Guayabera – a Cuban men’s summer shirt traditionally worn for formal occasions such as weddings and is popular in Puerto Rico as well as other countries of Hispanic culture.” Christina explained.
“Both Joshua and Raquel wore handmade jewelry designed by L2 Creations. Raquel wore a beautiful gold ring stack as her wedding and engagement set, which featured a vintage, hand carved coral cabochon stone as the focal point. She also wore a gold statement necklace with matching earrings featuring opals and coral, all complementing her look as a whole. Joshua wore a stacked ring set in sterling silver and rose gold to pick up the coral elements throughout the photo shoot. Each featured piece was created specifically for the Living Coral theme with other accent pieces carefully selected.”
“An invitation suite and vow books were handmade by Emily Olsen of Dirty Hands Clean Soul Creations. The suite was done in various shades of coral and showcased beautiful calligraphy in white with touches of gold leaf. The vow books were a lovely addition for Joshua and Raquel’s marriage reflection.”
“To top it all off, Made by Lino provided an elegant, rustic cake using au-natural and organic ingredients, true to her baking philosophy. The cake was made with buttercream icing and a limoncello center, showcasing various shades of coral. Made by Lino’s cake creation added the perfect finishing touch to this photo shoot as a whole.”
Dress Store: BHLDN I Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Dazi I Invitation Designer: Dirty Hands Clean Soul Creations I Officiant: Storied Celebrations I Bakery: Made By Lino I Design and Decor: Fox and Finch Vintage Rentals I Location: Bonn Place Brewery I Floral Designer: Allium Floral Designs I Jewelry: L2 Creations I Photographer: Nina Lily Photography I Submitted via Two Bright Lights I