Not what they had originally planned,
but still an intimate & romantic wedding
Originally, Karla & Christian had planned to have their wedding in France, June 2021, but thanks to COVID, they had to postpone it. Obviously Karla was devastated since she was like most women who have dreamed of their weddings since they were little girls. Eventually she faced the reality that it was out of her control. So instead of just dwelling on all the things that went wrong, they decided to focus on their love and have a small civil ceremony with the people closest to their hearts and to keep their excitement alive for a church service/reception in France next summer (2022).
Christian’s sister is a survivor from the 2016 Brussels airport terrorist attack. From that accident, she lost both her legs below the knee at the young age of 17 and has not been able to stand up since then.
It was an incredible moment they experienced at their ceremony. She had worked so, so hard to wear an exoskeleton which allowed her to stand at their wedding and walk towards Karla with it while she got ready for the wedding as well as standing along side the family in most of the pictures. Karla thinks that made her cry more than the actual wedding!
Venue: La Valencia Hotel
Photographer: Lisa Riley Photography
Coordinator/ Florist: Elements of Style
Bridal Gown: Jana Ann Couture
Jewelry: Robbins Brothers; Tiffany & Co.
Bridal Beauty: HMH Beauty
Cake/ Dessert: Dulcet
Dog Wedding Cake: House of Fur Baby
Best Dogs: Penny & Simba
Penny’s Floral Wreath: Florencia Florals