Mayra & Aja in New York, NY
The Bride: Mayra Castillo, 34, cofounder of AaB Creates
The Groom: Aja Baxter, 38, an attorney
As a professional wedding planner, Mayra Castillo relied on her arsenal of resources (and major help from her friend and business partner, Xochitl)to produce her two-part wedding. First up: an intimate ceremony and sit-down dinner for 35 of their nearest and dearest, and then a tacos-and-tequila dance party as 35 more friends arrived at 9 p.m. Vivid colors, metallic accents, fresh fruits and animal motifs all helped tie the evening’s theme, hacienda glam, together.
- Lauren A. Greene