– Just a few short years ago Fabiana moved to the United States from Brazil with just her two dogs and knowing only a few acquaintances at work. Shawn spotted the beautiful Brazilian while both were working out at the YMCA. They joined a running group together and soon began dating. Fabiana took Shawn back to Sao Paulo, Brazil to visit her family and friends. On a breathtaking morning of their last day in Brazil, in front of the ocean with the sun rising, Shawn was on his knees with a beautiful ring proposing to be with Fabiana for the rest of her life.
Fabiana began her wedding day getting ready at the Hambleton House in Canton. She wore a strapless lace gown trimmed with delicate pearl beading and accented with a handmade lace wedding jacket. Her left heel contained a lucky silver sixpence – and lucky it was! The morning rain departed, leaving behind a perfect sunny day for an outdoor wedding by the lake.
Fabiana arrived at the ceremony for this Canton wedding in a horse drawn carriage, hung with both an American and Brazilian flag to represent the joining of these two countries. Little touches of Brazil were present throughout the day, from flowers flown in from South America, an “Eu te amo” sign (“I love you” in Brazilian Portuguese) and Caipirinha (the Brazilian national drink) to Brazilian candies and pastries on the dessert table.
This joyful and sweet couple also infused their reception with bits of their fun, outgoing personalities – parasols for the bride and bridesmaids, dry ice smoke for the dance floor and a magical lantern send off at the end of the night.
Thank you Fabiana and Shawn for sharing your beautiful day with us! Congratulations!
A list of the vendors that Fabiana and Shawn chose for their wedding day:
Ceremony and Reception : Occasions Party Center
Wedding Gown : David’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes : DCNY
Hair and Makeup : Ashley Doss /Make Up by Kaitlyn
Engagement Ring, Wedding Rings : Angel Sanchez collection
Ceremony Music : Suite Elegance Musicians
Reception Music : Nick Foltz
Florist : Beloved Floral Design by Rebecca
Officiant : Rev. Pam Ohman
Invitations: Ann Bridal Bargain
Limousine : BVIP Limo
Horse & Carriage : Jacob’s Classic Carriage
Videography : Best Day Ever Films
Photography : David Corey Photography
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