A Colorful, Spanish Themed Wedding at Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio
Ariel DelRio (27, an assistant teacher) and Steven Busch (26, a security systems operator) met while they were out at a club in downtown Dayton. Ariel was celebrating a friend’s birthday while Steven was there with work friends, but they recognized each other from the local grocery store. They exchanged numbers, stayed in touch and began to date for the next year and a half. One evening they went out to dinner at Outback Steakhouse and Ariel noticed Steven was acting strange. Towards the end of the dinner, Steven pretended to have dropped his napkin. When he came back up from under the table, he was holding a diamond ring. The couple decided to have their Old Spanish inspired ceremony and reception at the Dayton Art Institute so they could be surrounded by beautiful art and history on their wedding day. Bright colors of teal and gold accented with red, purple and orange decorated wedding details from the flower arrangements to the table setting and the menu for the evening. Even the cake went with the vibrant theme, decorated in the bright color palette that created a tile design with lemon and strawberry cream layers. Finally, guests took home Day of the Dead bride and groom shot glasses filled with candy and pictures from the photo booth. “The Day of the Dead shot glasses went with the Spanish theme and also came in handy for the shot we all took together during our toasts,” says Ariel.