Real Wedding: Bruna and William

She’s from Brazil, he’s from Chicago; they met in DC, and were happily married in Cancun.

Photographs by Priscilla Yuill Photography.

Bruna and William’s love story began in DC, where they met and exchanged e-mails for a week until their first official date. Their friends told them Newton’s Table in Bethesda was a must-try, so they decided to have their first date there over dinner. Not only was their meal great, but their connection was, too—they left the restaurant hand in hand. Less than a year later they were living together, engaged, and in full wedding-planning mode.

With William being American and Bruna from Brazil, they decided on a centralized destination wedding in Cancun. Though the couple had some difficulties coordinating their wedding from the US with vendors in Cancun, the execution was so breathtaking and memorable they both say they’d do it all over again. 


Photographer: Priscilla Yuill Photography

 Venue: Cancun, Mexico

Event Coordinator: Bride & Euphoria Events

Bride’s Gown: J.Crew Bridal

Hair: Le Blanc Spa

Makeup: MAC Cancun

Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss & Ferragamo

Caterer: Le Blanc Hotel

Cake: Le Blanc Pastry

Wedding Cake Flavors: Lemon

Florist: Euphoria Events

Flowers: Mix of peonies, roses, ranunculus, and carnations

Music/Entertainment: J&S Audio and Video

First Dance Song: “You & I” by Lady Gaga

Invitations: Magnet Street

Bride’s Favorite Detail: “The decor and gold sequin linens for sure!”

Groom’s Favorite Detail: “Dance floor and the music.”

Biggest Surprise: “How everything looked so beautiful and beyond our expectations.”

Theme: Romantic and contemporary

Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Magical, elegant, fun, and intimate

Honeymoon Spot: Half in Brazil for the World Cup, the other half in St. Tropez, Capri, and Monaco

Where They Currently Live: Silver Spring

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