From incorporating two different cultures on their wedding day to the bride’s parents singing I’ll Stand By You, this wedding was anything but ordinary. Jennifer and Edmar’s Brazilian and Puerto Rican wedding took multiculturalism to a new level. With help from their wedding planner Truly Yours Coordinator, they were able to incorporate their different cultures in the food, drinks, and yes, even Samba dancers.
To top off this spectacular ceremony, the wedding day fashion was straight out of a magazine. The bride’s gown gives Bridgerton meets modern-day princess vibes and the colorful teal groomsmen suits were a perfectly coordinated pop of color. But seriously, you’re not going to want to skip past this wedding. Keep scrolling and let pictures from Jessica Jones Photography sweep you off your feet.
Jennifer and Edmar
Sydonie Mansion, Mt. Dora, Florida
A Brazilian and Puerto Rican Wedding
The one thing we wanted most was to embrace both of our cultures and bring them together. Edmar is Brazilian and I am Puerto Rican so we incorporated a few of our favorite desserts and drinks from each of those places to add a special touch to our wedding. We served traditional beverages such as Coquito and Caipirinha. Guava pastries, quesitos, and brigadeiro were some of our favorite desserts to share with our guests as well.
Advice From The Bride
Stay true to yourself! It’s so easy to get caught up in beautiful styled shoots or wedding traditions. Although styled shoots are a great way to get inspiration and find vendors, it can sometimes make you feel that your wedding needs to meet a certain expectation. Remembering the true meaning of this big day and making it about what you both love will put your mind at ease, and give a unique touch to your wedding.
First Surprise: Parents Performing
The first surprise at our wedding was one from my Mom, Dad, brother, and Uncle. They dedicated to us the song “I’ll Stand by You,” by The Pretenders, and performed it for us. My mom sang beautifully in English for the first time. My dad held it down with the saxophone along with my brother and uncle, who accompanied on the guitar. They are all musicians and it was such a beautiful and emotional moment. I wasn’t the only one shedding a tear during their performance.
Second Surprise: Samba Dancers
The second surprise was from me. Edmar’s family is from Brazil and I wanted to incorporate a part of their culture into our wedding celebration. So, I hired Samba dancers and stilt walkers as part of the entertainment of the night. After cutting the cake, my coordinators snuck me back into my room to change into my festive gown for this part of the night. On cue, the Dj played Samba music as the Samba dancers and I walked out together into the crowd to start the Hora Loca (which translates to crazy hour). His family was so excited about the surprise and danced the night away reminiscing on popular songs from Brazil. You can see in the pictures how our families and guests were having such a great time celebrating us both.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Jessica Jones Photography
Event Planning – Truly Yours Coordinator
Venue – Sydonie Mansion
Floral Design – Orlando Flower Market
Catering – Premier Catering
Cake – Kenny’s Cakes
DJ – DJ Danny Garcia
Videography – The Artisan Films
Makeup Artist – Richelle Ramon
Hair Styling – Jashua Villatoro
Wedding Dress – Rara Avis
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – ASOS
Groomsmen’s Apparel – ASOS
Rings – David Yurman
Rentals – Premiere Events
Samba Dancers – All-Stars Dance Entertainment
Congratulations to Jennifer and Edmar on their spectacular Brazilian and Puerto Rican wedding. Major shout out to Jessica Jones Photography for capturing and sharing this day with us. If you’re looking for more multicultural wedding inspiration, check out this dazzling multicultural Western and Sikh wedding celebration and multicultural fiesta wedding at City Centro Oaxaca.