1. Are you moving to Argentina?
While Argentina does hold an extra special place in my heart and I would love to live there one day, Lucas will in fact be moving to Charlotte, North Carolina after our wedding in Buenos Aires. He and I both agreed that I have invested too much time, energy, money, and love into my Chinese Medicine clinic. We are bringing him over to the United States on a K-1 Fiance Visa. Since this is such an incredibly important and detailed process we decided that it was not wise to do this on our own, thus we hired an international lawyer. If you are reading this and are looking for an international lawyer, please get in contact with me, as I highly recommend ours. Once Lucas enters the United States post-honeymoon we have ninety days to legally get married (yes, there will be a second wedding!). Then we must start the process for the K-3 Green Card.
2. How are you incorporating a travel theme into your wedding?
Since traveling is one of the most important things in my life and it is the reason that Lucas and I are together, plus it has played such an integral role in our relationship over the last six years, of course, it had to be the theme of our wedding. However, I was careful to not let the theme overwhelm the wedding and chose to highlight it in subtle ways. Here are some of those ways:
Our invites were designed by the talented graphic designer Audrey Desalliers, whom I found on Twitter. I sent out a tweet that I was looking for a graphic designer to design our invitations and she responded immediately. I skyped her a couple of days later with an idea of what I was looking for and she absolutely nailed it on her first design attempt. The “love” is over Charlotte, the “amor” is over Buenos Aires, and the heart is over Buzios, Brasil (which is where we got engaged).
I am not a DIY’er, so I turned to Etsy for help. One of the things that I found and fell in love with was confetti made from vintage maps. I ordered thousands in the shapes of butterflies and airplanes. I have always been obsessed with butterflies, but someone who was even more obsessed with them was my deceased grandmother. I will be wearing her vintage gold Dior butterfly pin either on my dress or it will be attached to my bouquet to honor her memory.
Flower Petal Cones
I also found on Etsy these fabulous paper flower petal cones that I had modeled after my invitations. They will be tied on the backs of the chairs during the ceremony and pedals in shades of pinks and red will be placed inside. After the ceremony our guests can throw the pedals on us as we walk down the aisle as husband and wife.
There are several other ways we have incorporated travel into our wedding, although a girl cannot share all her secrets can she? I will give you a hint: think vintage luggage and globes.
3. Is the wedding going to be in English or Spanish?
It is going to be in both languages from start to finish.
4. How many guests are attending?
There will be around seventy guests coming from all over the world, as far as China and Australia.
5. What will be your first dance?
To be continued (please feel free to ask me anything you are curious about). . .