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Easy Cafe Wedding: Elvis and Clarissa Guillen


It was chilly November day, where Elvis + Clarissa decided to officially commit their lives together as ‘One.’ Through out the 11 years of being together, they have helped support, love, + push one another to grow into who they were meant to be. It just so happened that their wedding date fell on 11/11/17!
I’m still in awe of how intimate, quaint, + authentic this wedding day was. Easy Entertaining Cafe was the perfect place for them + what they visioned. Everything from the dress, suit, flowers, venue, music, + overall style, was so THEM. There was no bridal party, just the two of them. I admired this so much + was truly honored to be apart of something so special to them.

With all that being said, I am super excited to share all of the MANY beautiful pictures of this amazing couple, and let you all see how their day unfolded.

Clarissa made such a beautiful bride.


Elvis waited eagerly for his bride to arrive.

They decided to do a first look, and I am just obsessed with getting the groom’s reaction. How sweet?!

They both agreed they looked GOOD.

They were so beyond happy to see one another and relieve some of their nerves.


So beautiful.

Amazing bouquet by Franchesca’s Floral Design!

They belong in a story book.

The joy!!! Ah, I just loves these two.

Wedding bands.


We headed over to the old, Rising Sun Mills, where their ceremony site/venue was located.

There just so happens to have industrial pieces in the back. Perfection.

In love with this old brick mill. Such a perfect backdrop for these two.


Obsessed with their shoes.

The joy. 😍

We headed inside to start the amazing afternoon of wedding festivities.

In love with all of the little details + decor of this cafe.

This is so fitting to their style.

Now it was time for their ceremony to begin!

They exchanged such beautiful and heartfelt vows.

There was no way you couldn’t cry listening to them.

I don’t think there was a dry eye in that place…. seriously.

Exchanging of rings.

And now… well, you all know what happens next!

😍😍😍 Officially Mr. + Mrs.

Their first dance… it was like no one else was in the room.

I love how they make each other smile. So genuine.


When you tell your hubby not to dip you, but he does it anyways! 😍

Then it was time for an amazing lunch, with some yummy + fresh food that Easy Cafe prepared.

Everything was absolutely delicious.

Celebrations with close friends + fam!

Clarissa with her mama. 😊

Time for dessert. Seriously, how amazing is this Donut Bar!?

They were SO GOOD + you could put different toppings on top of them!

It was now time to party!!!

Clarissa dancing with her daddy. 💕

Just look at her!


Such a great time with friends + family.

When it’s just you, your boo, + great Dominican music… you Bachata. 🔥

The 2 families as 1!

After the amazing day, and everyone headed home, we snuck away for a little bit to take some beautiful portraits of them two by the water…

Mr. + Mrs. Guillen.

That BOUQUET is life.

You are so beautiful Clarissa..

P O W E R  C O U P L E. 😍

Their reaction after you tell them Beyonce + Jay-Z has nothing on them! lol

Barefoot + BEAUTIFUL! 😍


Clarissa, you seriously have a million dollar smile!!!

We ended the evening at the bench where Elvis proposed to Clarissa. 💕

Clarissa + Elvis, thank you so much for letting be apart of your special day!!! I couldn’t have been more honored to capture just the two of you + your sweet love.  Everything was amazing + I enjoyed every part of it, even our moments of pushing through the chilly weather (lol). Listening to you both share your vows was my favorite part. You really don’t hear vows shared like that at every wedding.

Again, thank you! It has been such a joy capturing you both at your engagement session + wedding day. You are serious naturals + I have had so much fun working with you both! But we may need to send in your photos for America’s Next Top Model. 😉

Much joy,

Charity HOPE

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  1. Deana Duquesne says:

    Beautiful, intimate, classic & classy pics of Clarissa & Elvis! Lovely day!

  2. Annie says:

    Hi! I love this beautiful wedding and especially that DRESS. If you know where this bride found her dress/the designer would you please let me know? Thank you!

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