Photographer & Videographer - Duron Studio Photography
Dress : A Joyfull Occasion in Naperville, La Sposa Mullet
Venue : The Westin O'hare
DJ : DJ Dan from OkyneMedia Lab
Rings : Lieber Jewelers (Earthwise, conflict-free diamonds)
Makeup : Bomber Betty
Hair : Rue 62
In 2011, Anastasia decided to leave the United States to teach English as a second languge in Brazil. While she was finalizing plans to move, she met Juan, a Columbian. When they had their first date, Juan took Anastasia to a Spanish tapas restaurant, then to a club where they danced all night long.
Their love for music joined with their love for dancing created an instant bond. Additionally, their mutual love for travel, learning about new worlds and cultures and their lives became perfect symmetry. Anastasia's plan of moving to Brazil quickly faded as a new dream began to take shape. Together they realized they had finally met the one person they had both been searching all their lives.
In July 2012, they got engaged aboard a sunset cruise on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. While on the cruise, Juan became extremely seasick. When he dropped down to one knee, Anastasia believed he was going to push out the seasickness...but instead, he pulled out a ring. And proposed.