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.

"We wanted a flourless chocolate wedding cake, but everyone said it would be too heavy, so our bakers made these petit fours instead," says the bride.