A party fortuitously brought Sara Trautz and Lucas Yamamura together at Dartmouth College in 2011. Although sparks didn’t fly immediately, the two often saw each other on campus, and “we would laugh about it every time we ran into each other and finally decided to go on an official date,” Sara says. Nearly nine years later, Lucas proposed to Sara with a booklet of cartoons depicting their relationship. Their bright summer wedding day brought loved ones from near and far, including Lucas’ family from his home country, Brazil; their ceremony included a major surprise when the officiant announced that the couple had legally married two years previously during the COVID pandemic. Elements of Brazilian culture were evident throughout, from Sara’s welcome speech in Portuguese to cookies with the Brazilian flag. Pink and white blooms with wild strawberries filled the bouquets, centerpieces and boutonnières, a lovely contrast with the pastel-blue palette. To show love for their pup, Rocky, cocktail napkins featured her likeness. Songs from their college years and music from Brazil helped Sara and Lucas fulfill the “college dance party” vibe they were going for. The couple put together a rumba routine for their first dance, to “Dancing in the Moonlight,” then guests kept the dance floor full until midnight.