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Julia and Kevin’s “Dia De Los Muertos” inspired wedding was on a rainy late October day. Yet the last thing anyone was focusing on was the weather (which never let up all day) because the excitement in the air was palpable!

Where to even begin?! Julia and Kevin are both architects with a real eye for design. All of the details, from the invitations to the table numbers, were their creations!

Yet the real star of their details were the cajeta jars with a skeleton on top. Julia described cajeta as “a traditional mexican candy that is really similar to caramel.” Julia’s godparents are artisans in Puebla, Mexico and hand made these especially for their wedding! Each family brought one home as a thank you gift. “The “calaveritas” are “a special homage to the day of the dead, a holiday very special to us as we have both lost people that we wish were celebrating with us” says Julia.

Their ceremony at Church of the Holy Family was honestly a photographer’s dream! Every detail of the church is stunning. A Rolls Royce was waiting to take them to their reception at Ovation Chicago.

A beautiful day of the dead alter was a feature point at their reception. Pictures of loved ones who have passed with a memory about them written by a family member.

Guests found their spots by finding the table sign (designed by the bride and groom) with a drawing of places and objects meaningful to them.

Every. Detail. was seriously stunning.

There was even a traditional mariachi band playing through out dinner. After the traditional first dances, Julia shared a dance with her mom as well- which was so sweet!!

Congratulations Julia and Kevin on a seriously beautiful and well thought out wedding day!




Dress: Maggie Sotero, Eva’s Bridal

Florist: Fasan Florist

Ceremony: Church of the Holy Family

Reception: Ovation Chicago

DJ: Style Matters

Cake: Sweet Mandy B’s

Catering: Imperio de la Eleganica

Groom’s Attire: Nicholas Joseph, Custom Suits You

Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux

Invitations: Designed by the groom Kevin

Favors: Calaveritas, designed by Julia’s godparents



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