The couple's Cuban and Venezuelan heritage inspired a dramatic event with a supersize guest list that all took place in the backyard of the bride's aunt's home. The party culminated with the "Cotillón"—a Venezuelan wedding tradition in which a carnival takes place around midnight, to get everyone energized for the rest of the party. These cultural touches personalized the extravagant event.

A bilingual ceremony is followed by an elaborate party with a midnight surprise

The couple's Cuban and Venezuelan heritage inspired a dramatic event with a supersize guest list that all took place in the backyard of the bride's aunt's home. The party culminated with the "Cotillón"—a Venezuelan wedding tradition in which a carnival takes place around midnight, to get everyone energized for the rest of the party. These cultural touches personalized the extravagant event.

"I wanted a gown that looked classic but at the same time was also very sleek and sophisticated," explains Victoria. She decided on a strapless taffeta gown and cathedral-length veil by the Venezuelan-born designer Angel Sanchez, a celebrity favorite.