Real Utah Wedding: Isabel Espirito Santo & Aaron Rokeach

From Portugal, With Love | June 27, 2015 | Jacque Lynn Photography

NAMES Isabel Espirito Santo and Aaron Rokeach LIVE IN Cottonwood Heights OCCUPATIONS She’s a school counselor; he’s a financial analyst. WHERE THEY MET They both went to Rollins College in Florida, but they met at the airport check-in counter; they were on the same flight. HOW HE PROPOSED He surprised her the day after Christmas in her hometown in Portugal; she was traveling there with her family for the holiday and he said he couldn’t join them but showed up and popped the question. WEDDING TIME 5 p.m. WEDDING WEATHER Sunny and hot NUMBER OF GUESTS 155 WEDDING STYLE Romantic, timeless, classic, and fairytale-esque, inspired by the castles in Portugal; she included décor elements that reflect her heritage, such as blue and white Portuguese tiles. COLORS Blush, cream, white, and gold; bridesmaids wore blush gowns in varying styles RELIGIOUS ELEMENTS They incorporated traditions from her Catholic religion and his Jewish faith, including a chuppa and the chair dance. FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT Hearing each other read letters they wrote to one another COCKTAIL HOUR MENU Smoked salmon waffle cones with lemon aioli, torchon de fois gras, and mini chicken cordon bleu RECEPTION MENU Roasted beet salad; grilled hanger steak, chef’s vegetables, and scallion butter potatoes with red wine sauce; butternut squash ravioli; and cake, which featured gold piping to mimic a Portuguese castle FAVORITE RECEPTION MOMENT Seeing all their friends and family having fun and being able to dance with everyone who traveled from near and far FIRST DANCE “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran AFTER-PARTY MENU Sliders, mini hot dogs, pretzels, small desserts, and a candy buffet THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Beautiful, complete, joyful HONEYMOON St. Lucia

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We were surprised how easy it all went! We thought something was going to go wrong, but we were not disappointed by anything and had an amazing day and night that were really unforgettable. —Isabel & Aaron

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VENDOR LIST


Venue & Catering: La Caille
Wedding Planner: Michelle Cousins of Michelle Leo Events
Photographer: Jacque Lynn Photography
Videographer: Jared Wortley Films
Invitations: Ann Elizabeth Custom Design & Print Studio
Officiant: Douglas Bethers
Rings: Ben Bridge
Bridal Gown: Martina Liana from The White Flower Boutique in San Diego
Shoes: Badgley Mischka and Nike high heels
Make-up: Hair and Makeup by Steph
Groom’s Formal Wear: Hugo Boss from Nordstrom
Groom’s Accessories: The Tie Bar
Flowers: Calie Rose Floral
Cake: Flour & Flourish
Entertainment: Metro Music Club
DJ: Allurish Audio
Rentals: Diamond Rental
Transportation: Le Bus
Rehearsal Dinner: The Rose Garden at Red Butte Garden
Hotel for Guests: The Grand America
Registry: Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Williams-Sonoma