Stefanie and Carlos’ Lafayette wedding has definitely been my most unique and colorful wedding to date! It was such a happy celebration of culture, color and joy!! Stefanie is from Chicago and Carlos is from Mexico City. Stefanie ended up coming to the University of Louisiana in Lafayette for grad school and met Carlos who was here for work! They ended up dating, falling in love and stayed living in Lafayette! When Carlos proposed they decided to celebrate their wedding here with all of their best friends! Both of their families traveled very far to be with them on their special day. It was a big family reunion and everyone had such an amazing time!! I loved seeing the influences from Mexico and Chicago throughout the day! For instance, Carlos and all of his best men decided to wear traditional linen Mexican dress suits. This made for a much cooler option in August for them!! I loved the influence from Stefanie’s family to have a toast at the wedding given by Stefanie’s dad. This was definitely a moment when everyone needed tissue! Stefanie and Carlos decided to have a big cajun meal for their wedding guests so everyone could experience our culture here! The food was super YUMMY! So many little details were included in the wedding to bring both cultures and families together :) What a fun experience for me to photograph Spanish dancing and music then switch to American line dances! It was definitely a night that I will never forget :) Congratulations, Stefanie and Carlos!!! Here are just a few of my favorites <3 2016-10-11_0001 2016-10-11_0002 2016-10-11_0003 2016-10-11_0004 2016-10-11_0005 2016-10-11_0006 2016-10-11_0007 2016-10-11_0008 2016-10-11_0009 2016-10-11_0010 2016-10-11_0011 2016-10-11_0073 2016-10-11_0012 Stefanie’s friend from Chicago hand-painted these shoes for her!! I LOVE them!!

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