Karla+Justino's Story: They met 15 years ago volunteering at a local church. Karla was 15, and Justino was 18. They starting talking and from there, dated through high school. The couple stayed together through college –where Karla attended the University of Chicago. During her senior year in college, Justino proposed, but Karla wanted to attend law school and left to study at the University of Texas law school. They continued a long-distance relationship until second year in law school. After her second year of law school, Justino and Karla were driving back to Chicago for the summer and during the trip they decided that it was time to get married. The couple wed that August by going to City Hall in Chicago and having a small gathering. Shortly after their City Hall wedding, Karla left to complete her last year in law school and Justino stayed behind in Chicago. The following summer the couple moved to Denver. Five years later, Karla and Justino deciding to celebrate their fifth-year wedding anniversary by having the formal and religious wedding the two always wanted but hadn't had.
The Wedding Day: Planned by Tiffany Munster of Soiree Weddings & Events, started with the girls getting ready at the stunning InterContinental Hotel. Karla's hair and makeup was done by Kate Johnson, her gown was by Allure Couture, shoes by Valentino, florals by Exquisite Designs, and the Bridesmaid's wore dresses by Alfred Sung. The Groom and Groomsmen wore Black by Vera Wang, with Burberry ties. After getting ready the couple was married at St. Paul Church. We then took the whole bridal party on a trolley ride around Chicago for photos. Hitting fun spots like Wrigley Field and the Chicago Theatre. Then it was back to the InterContinental for the reception. The cake by Cake Chicago looked amazing, and the Intercontinental in house catering was great. The reception entertainment featured Banda La Enkantadora, Mariachi Sol Del Oro, Elite Signature DJs, and Cuarto de Milla. After a lot of dancing we took the couple outside for some evening portraits to end the night.
Congrats on your 5th Anniversary Karla+Justino!