Carla and Luisâ€™s story began when they were undergraduates, attending the same summer program. Luis's roommate noticed Carla upon arrival and tipped him off to the pretty co-ed. Introductions were made, and two months later, they began dating. After a five-year long-distance relationship, they went their separate ways. But two years later, on August 8, 2008, they met up at the Empire State Building, in New York City. That rendezvous sparked a lasting romance, and on April 14, 2012, Carla and Luis tied the knot in another great city -- Vienna.
A program detailing the melodies heard throughout the reception, including a performance by opera singers, rested at each place setting. Inside was a note from the couple: "One of the greatest advantages of getting married in Vienna is that here, classical music enhances love like no other place in the world."
A dense chocolate DĂ¶ry torte cake (similar to the traditional Austrian Sacher cake, but with chocolate truffle mousse in lieu of a layer of apricot jam) and strawberry cake with layers of quark (a type of cheese) showcased local flavors. Festive sparklers surrounded this multi-tiered, piped creation by Anika Post of Demel.
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