Let’s TACO bout how rad Santiago and Tanya’s wedding was, okay? Okay. A few months before the big day, we met up with Santi and Tanya over coffee in Woodstock to chat about their story and their vision for wedding photos, and we quickly realized that not only was this wedding going to be beautiful, but these two had the sweetest and most adventurous love story and their marriage would be just as beautiful, if not more, because of all the things they’d weathered together.
The wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect. Circle B’s airy and bright venue was bustling with energy when we arrived, but Tanya was the definition of calm, a steady smile permanently on her face, tucked into a corner of the couch to finish up her vows while the rest of us swirled around her. Downstairs, long family-style tables were covered in greenery and flowers, decked with perfectly mismatched china plates, and outside chairs were set in a semi-circle facing a stone fireplace where the ceremony would begin in just a few hours.
We spent some time taking photos with each side of the wedding party before Santiago sat down at the piano blindfolded for a moment with Tanya before the ceremony. The two laughed a little, cried a little, and prayed together, while we quietly tried to capture it all. During the ceremony, Santi and Tanya, surrounded by bridesmaids in shades of lavender and groomsmen in tailored suits, planted a tree together, and the recessional was a celebration all it’s own - you’ll see.
The reception was a full out party. Taco assembly lines, colorful Columbian dancing, margaritas, and the sweetest round up of toasts ever heard. Santiago and Tanya cut into a concrete styled cake from The Jade Bakery, shared one last slow dance as a friend serenaded them from the piano, and were cheered out the door surrounded by sparklers and friends. And with that, we’ll let you get to the photos!