Villa at Cibolo Chase
November 6, 2016
Eleanor Roosevelt once said “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Such a future became a reality for Fabio and Kryzta on their wedding day.
The dream started when Fabio proposed to Kryzta on a beautiful boat on the serene waters of Lady Bird Lake in Austin, TX on December 5th, 2015. Friends and family were excited for them, especially since their relationship had begun nine years prior. Kryzta was working in the event industry, so much thought had already gone into the details of their big day.
Throughout their relationship, they experienced many hardships such as Fabio’s separation from his father due to immigration, and Kryzta’s mother Blanca battling a deadly form of inflammatory breast cancer.
During this time, Fabio and Kryzta stood by and supported each other. Tragically, on February 3, 2012, Blanca passed away after her experimental chemo treatments were no longer effective. This experience was very painful to Kryzta, Fabio and their families.
Kryzta fondly remembers her mother’s very last words to her:
“Mija, I love you so much! I am going to try to make it to your wedding and make your wedding dress too. ”
Kryzta was then six years into her relationship with Fabio, and the idea of marriage was prominent. She always dreamed of planning and sharing this special day with her mom. But the tragic reality was that her mother would not make it to see her wedding. This broke her heart.
Prior to Blanca’s passing, Kryzta was obsessed by the glamour side of weddings. In her eyes, it was just lavish party, and if you did not have an opulent wedding then it wasn’t real. It was only through her grieving that her eyes opened to a new way of thinking. A wedding was not just about the bride and groom individually or the expensive details. A wedding was about the celebration of two hearts joining as one love. It would no longer be about “I alone,” but rather “we together.” LOVE was the essence of a beautiful wedding, and a virtue to be celebrated.
“Viva el Amor” or “Long live love” was the central theme to their colorful wedding celebration. With Fabio’s Colombian roots and Kryzta’s Mexican-American heritage, they wanted to combine their cultures in a way that would flow from their spiritual, bilingual ceremony to their festive reception. A common detail in their wedding included the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This folkloric symbol, along with the bright colored artwork that exists within their cultures, inspired the wedding design.
The ceremony took place outdoors overlooking oak trees with a breathtaking view of the Hill Country. A fuchsia and violet floral arbor centered among the trees supported a Sacred Heart ornament, creating spiritual symbolism that made the outdoors feel like holy ground. Bright colored floral gave added color down the aisle, while hints of green succulents and mini cactuses from the Northern regions of Mexico adorned the tables. Touches of gold at the reception were reminiscent of Colombia’s natural resource.
Guests indulged in traditional Mexican sweet bread before savoring the lunch inspired by Colombian and Mexican cuisine. From the start of the ceremony to the end of the reception, Latin songs and rhythms played, rousing the guests to move to the music.
Kryzta honored her mother’s memory in many small details, from wearing her fourteen foot wedding veil to creating a memorial chair at the ceremony. They were delighted to see a double rainbow during their reception, which they viewed as a blessing from Kryzta’s mother.
Because of the physical absence of Blanca, the couple turned to their family and friends in the event industry for support. It was their friendship, love and team effort that allowed the couple to experience their greatest life changing moment to date. It was their highly appreciated presence that made Fabio and Kryzta’s dream wedding one they will remember and cherish for a lifetime.
The Amazing Vendor Team!
Panache Event Group (Design, Planning, Coordination and Stationery)
Diamond and Dreams (Day of coordination)
Villa at Cibolo Chase (Ceremony & Reception Venue)
Eden’s Echo (Floral)
Mark Thomas Pro Photo and Video (Photography & Video)
Magno Events (DJ)
Marquee Event Group (Linen & Dinnerware)
Freesia Designs (Fuschia Linen)
Mikes in the Village (Catering & Bar)
Cake Crumbs (Wedding Cake)
Bella Bride (Wedding dress)
A&D Alterations (Bridal dress Hem/Bustle)
Sew Chic (Custom Bridal Sleeves)
Posh Party Supplies (Acrylic Glassware)
Milk Tea Mochi Designs (Ribbon Wands)