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

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


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