When most people think of a State Capitol wedding, they probably think of a small elopement or a private civil ceremony. But Liliana and Cesar’s Texas State Capitol wedding included 250 guests for some not-so-traditional courthouse “I do’s.” With the help of planner XO Moreau Weddings, the couple turned the House Chambers into a romantic backdrop using only burgundy and ivory florals from Stems Floral Design to enhance the natural beauty of the space.
After tying the knot, the newlyweds, accompanied by Mariachi Relampago, held their first dance in the Capitol’s rotunda, surrounded by hundreds–talk about a memorable detail. We love that they continued the party at the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt, where they drank, danced, and enjoyed a cake replica of the Texas Capitol building created by Michelle’s Patisserie. Oh, and did we mention that this was the first Hispanic couple to say their vows in the State Capitol? There’s nothing like making memories and history.
So keep scrolling to see every stunning detail, captured beautifully by Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo!
Liliana and Cesar
Using The Texas State Capitol As Decor Inspiration
The architecture and design of the House Floor is so intricate, and a lot of the elements we couldn’t move (House Representative desks, chairs, podiums, etc), so we structured the ceremony design to enhance the natural beauty of the space. The florals matched perfectly with the draping behind the podium and were carefully placed to frame the space where Liliana & Cesar said “I do.”
A First Dance In The Heart of it All
Mariachi Relampago led Liliana & Cesar from their first kiss, down a grand staircase, and into the rotunda for their first dance. Hundreds of people stood on the balconies of all levels in the rotunda to watch and cheer. The mariachis then took Liliana, Cesar, and all 250 wedding guests outside to continue the performance and celebrations.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Nikk Nguyen Photo
Event Planning – XO Moreau Weddings
Ceremony Venue – Texas Capitol Building
Reception Venue & Catering – Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
Floral Design – Stems Floral Design
Cake – Michelle’s Patisserie
DJ – ULoveI
Live Music – Mariachi Relampago & Trio Los Vigilantes
Makeup Artist – Marisa Warren Artistry
Hair Styling – Hair by Kourtney Esch
Congratulations again to Liliana and Cesar on their Texas State Capitol wedding! We’re so glad that Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo was there to capture the beauty of the day and share it with us. To see more of Nikk’s work, check out his profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world.