Luciana Mazao & Jose Velez

Luciana Mazao & Jose Velez

Luciana met Jose while visiting the U.S. from Brazil as a student of architecture and urbanism at Centro Universitario Filadelfia. She bumped into Jose, an economics and finance student at the University of Texas at Dallas, while shopping at the Galleria Mall. The connection was so magnetic that they spent the rest of her trip falling in love. The couple traveled to see each other every few months and talked daily via Skype for two years before Jose proposed at their favorite Dallas restaurant, La Duni.

The bride and groom carefully selected a mix of handmade items and pastel colors to compliment the organic tone of the Dallas Arboretum. Luciana was so happy to see so many of her family and friends travel from Brazil to celebrate her special day. Even her grandparents, well into their 90s, made the trip.

Click here to check out Luciana & Jose’s wedding video. 


Ceremony Site: A Woman’s Garden, Dallas Arboretum

Photographer: Apryl Ann Photography

Stationer: Souther Fried Paper

Bridal Gown Designer: Vera Wang

Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss

Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: Maria com Cha by Luana Soeiro

Flowers: Bows & Arrows

Reception Venue: DeGolyer Loggia Mansion, Dallas Arboretum

Wedding Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets

Groom’s Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets

Caterer: Two Sisters Catering

Entertainment: DJ Mike Mahnich

Videographer: Media Blend Studios

Rentals: Ducky Bob’s

Planner: Urban Magnolia Weddings and Events