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An Ethereal, Sophisticated Celebration at Lake Sherwood

Melissa and Branden had much to celebrate in this family-oriented affair that paid homage to their Spanish heritage.
Sara Hubbard

Date: July 27, 2019

Melissa Levinsohn and Branden Casillas envisioned an ethereal, sophisticated celebration at the Sherwood Country Club. From the moment guests received their invitations, it was clear that the couple’s nuptials were going to be something special: The invitations were sent in cream-colored, upholstered boxes with jeweled gold brooches fastened to the outside. Melissa’s look was just as sumptuous as she made her way down the aisle at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in a sweeping ball gown with a lace bodice and floor-length veil that draped elegantly behind her. Her bouquet was dichromatic, teeming with white roses and orchids and pops of greenery. Melissa’s parents live in Lake Sherwood, and Branden’s parents also are from the area, so it was the perfect locale for the family-oriented pair. White carpet was installed in the ballroom of the country club to complement the heavenly white and gold atmosphere of the reception. A spectacular flower wall resembling a magnified version of Melissa’s bouquet was positioned behind the sweetheart table. The couple’s cake was adorned with gold pearls as well as the brooch that guests first saw in their invitations. A gold wreath encircling Melissa’s and Branden’s initials was emblazoned on the white dance floor. To pay homage to the couple’s Spanish heritage, the band Rembrandt performed Latino music, and a cigar roller was at the ready on the patio. As guests departed, they were handed miniature pies from Winston Pies in Brentwood.

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