Wedding Inspiration: Flirty Colors and Lady Mariachis Make for a Playful Garden Party

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Who doesn't melt over a friendship turned beautiful romance?

Marlen and Ross Alcaraz started out as just friends, but Ross always knew there was more to their relationship. After a years-long cat and mouse chase, Marlen finally decided to give Ross a shot; and immediately they clicked. The couple tied the knot in a traditional Christian ceremony and danced under the stars at Marlen's best friend's private estate.


In a stunning lace gown and flowing veil, Marlen walked down the aisle with a bouquet brimming with multihued blooms of crimson, rose, and champagne nestled amongst eucalyptus. Her rich color palette translated to her bridesmaid's bouquets and warm tablescapes, adding an elegant pop to rustic decor. Unique, fun touches were added as well, such as her bridesmaids' flirty, floral dresses and flower crowns. It was a garden party to be remembered, with cupcakes and a live Mariachi band.

Venue: Private Residence in San Jose

Ceremony site: Cathedral of Faith, San Jose

Dress: Trudy's Brides

Makeup: Allure By Nicole

Floral Designer: Home Sweet Flowers

Caterer: Catering By Grace Gourmet

Photography: TY Pentecost Photography

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