If you don’t already know it, I really love to travel internationally. My previous job in a non-profit org allowed me to do that at least once a year, and now it’s a little harder to come by. So when I had a chance to photograph a beautiful multicultural wedding at Chapel Dulcinea this summer, I was thrilled. True to the trend I’m seeing in 2018 and 2019, wedding celebrations are getting a little more intimate. A little less fuss, a lot more relaxed and non-traditional. This time I witnessed the wonderful blending of Hispanic and African cultures, and maybe it was even a little more special in this season of such rhetoric and silliness one can’t avoid hearing on the internet or tv. Instead of a typical ceremony and then reception, they enjoyed a champagne toast at Chapel Dulcinea’s pavilion, a bubble send off, and relaxed portraits on the back end of the property. We hopped a party bus to head downtown and took more portraits on the sweeping emerald lawn of the state Capitol. Once finished, everyone piled back on the bus to just tour downtown, playing African music, Latino music, Indian music, and everyone had their chance to jump up and dance when we stopped at a traffic light. Really, I believe Heaven will be like this one day. Every language, every song, celebrating together! We ended up at III Forks on Lavaca for an elegant dinner. It’s always a privilege to be a part of someone’s wedding day, and this one was definitely very special.