Alyssa & Andres: Fairy Tale Wedding at a Flower Farm

From: Spring/Summer 2016 edition

In historic Antigua, Guatemala, Andres Bucaro rented a private room in a restaurant and filled it with 75 flickering candles and a rose-petal path that led to the spot where he would ask for Alyssa DuVal’s hand in marriage. With such a magical, romantic proposal, it’s hard to imagine how their wedding could top it. But on a flower farm in Stillwater beneath sunny blue skies, the wedding turned out to be a fairy-tale day in a league of its own.

Since color was in bloom as far as the eye could see, the couple kept their palette neutral to play up more rustic touches such as white lights artfully tangled in wooden branches and vintage chandeliers. “The reception was adjacent to the ceremony area, in an old wooden barn connected to a large tent; it was straight out of my dreams for my big day,” says Alyssa. Andres is from Guatemala and most of his family lives there, so the couple incorporated his family background with bright colors and traditional textiles, many handmade. The event was a wonderful mixture of cultures, much like the very-in-love newlywed couple.

Bridesmaids’ dresses
Groom’s attire
Aldo Conti
Groomsmen’s ties
Handmade in Guatemala
Linens & rentals
Nathan Anderson
Ceremony & Reception Venue