This beautiful wedding day at Prospect House was full to the brim with the kind of loving attention to detail that makes a day unforgettable. Emily and Juan had family come from all over the world: England, Israel, Canada, Turkey, and Colombia, and they made sure that all of the signage and stationery was bilingual, so that everyone felt at ease.
That was just one of the countless thoughtful details that made this Prospect House wedding so special. They held their ceremony outside, on the grounds of Prospect House, with a striking floral installation of branches and white blooms on a simple frame. Instead of rice or dried rose petals, they had a table of dried seeds and blooms, along with a sign explaining what each of the elements represent. The guests were invited to fill a cone with whatever represented the blessing they were hoping for Juan and Emily, and this is what they threw over them as they came back down the aisle. I loved this creative touch!
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Maybe the most meaningful detail in this Prospect House wedding were the butterflies. Juan was primarily raised by his four aunts and mom, but one aunt passed away a couple of years ago and it was essential to commemorate her. The family represents her with a blue butterfly. Emily and Juan's family wore blue butterfly pins on their clothing, and Emily later changed into a second blue dress with blue butterfly earrings and shoes that she danced in the rest of the night. It was wonderful to see the responses that the family had – overwhelmed with emotion!
A final highlight of the evening was the "Hora Loca" (literal translation is Crazy Hour). Emily and Juan hired a Colombian band to surprise their guests with traditional Colombian music on instruments for an hour. You wouldn't hear this music unless you traveled to Colombia! They provided everyone with props and the guests loved it.
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