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Jacquelin and Ariet traveled to Mexico for their destination micro wedding captured by Nikk Nguyen Photo and it is a tented garden paradise! The two first met when they were both a part of the Mesa Engineering Program at at San Jose State University. After a few months of knowing one another, they attended an engineering conference together where they began the process of falling head over heels for each other. When the pandemic forced Jacquelin and Ariet to shrink their guest list from 135 people to a micro wedding of 30 close friends and family members, it opened up the perfect opportunity for them to plan this tropic fairytale wedding in romantic sunset colors. They tied the knot in an intimate, tropical clearing and headed on for a full evening of dinner under a tent decorated with white papel picado banners overhead. Out of all their micro wedding details, bride Jacquelin had a few favorites in both style and sentiment. She says her favorite décor detail was the suspended greenery installation inside their reception tent with magical glowing candlelights throughout, while still getting to have their destination micro wedding with everyone that could make it was one of the most memorable parts.

We are so lucky to have been able to still have the wedding happen during the pandemic craziness,” Jacquelin said. “Our guests that attended really made us feel so special and loved.”

Before COVID-19, Jacquelin and Ariet had planned for family members from the Netherlands to attend their destination micro wedding, but since they were unable to make it, their family pre-recorded a short video that was played for the newlyweds during their reception. They were also able to live stream the whole event so all that could no longer attend were able to feel like a part of all the fun. And of course with Nikk Nguyen Photo on the scene to capture every romantic detail, this wedding party made memories to last a lifetime. Read on for a note from the bride about one of her favorite wedding day elements and what made it so special. Cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Angeles!

Photo // Nikk Nguyen Photo

From the bride: “One favorite part of our day was our special dances. Ariet and I had taken dance lessons to put together a choreographed dance. We only were able to take 3 lessons because the studios had been closed due to COVID leading up to our wedding, so it wasn’t perfect, but it was perfect for us.”


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