It was a beautiful and sunny day for Yahilyn and Rileys wedding. Their wedding was a large notable size. Surrounded everywhere by all the people that love and support them. This actually took me by surprise. Never, have I ever met such a large family that was so intimately close. I knew right away this would be an emotional time for the family on both sides because of the close bonds. The church was packed full of guests that participated in a traditional catholic ceremony. Yahilyn dressed in a gorgeous gown from JBridal was surrounded by a tiny tribe of flower girls dressed in blush pink and white. Riley was sporting a stunning white tuxedo by Vera Wang. Someone told me that he gave James bond a run for his money. So we thought it was appropriate for their wedding hashtag to be #estebond. Combining both the grooms last name and James Bonds last name ;)
More about their special day
These high school sweethearts said their I do's and later met all their guests at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa in Tucson, AZ. I'm not sure if it was pure coincidence but after doing their engagement session the song Perfect by Ed Sheeran Ft Beyonce came out and I quoted it. It just seemed like it fit their story so perfectly ... and that's the exact song they picked for their first dance! Coincidence? I still do not know, maybe they will tell me after reading this =) The Ballroom was filled with tables and chairs dressed in white linens that complimented the large crystal chandeliers, personalized wine bottles with fresh rose petals sprinkled on each table. Their delicious 3 tier, white and gold wedding cake was made by the incredible Ambrosia Cakes.
Speeches and dances were filled with tears and tissues, as I had suspected. My favorite part was the special dances they had with their family, heart felt and filled with emotion. As I ended my time with them I observed a dance floor packed full of celebration with a great DJ duo ... and of course the night wouldn't be complete without a photo with the bride and groom at the photoboth!
Notes from the night ...
Excited for whats to come but sad because they would move out of state just a few days later left me with a bittersweet feeling. Riley and Yahilyn, are ready to write their own story. Setting off on their new journey together as husband and wife. Thank you so much for letting me be part of the 1st chapter in your marriage. I wish you a lifelong of marriage, love, faithfulness and friendship. You two compliment each other well and the laughter you share with each other will be one of the important ingredients you need in this recipe of life.
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Bridesmaid dresses - Laura's boutique
Bridesmaid rings - Kate spade
Catering & Reception Venue - Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa
Cake - Ambrosia Cakes
Church - Our Lady of Fatima Parish
DJ - Mastermixx
Dress - JBridal Boutique
Florist - Yosi's Creations and Flowers
Groomsmen bracelets - Things Remembered
Hair & Makeup: Cyn Ledezma
Mariachi/ Band - Mariachi Alama Mexicana
Photobooth - Flashbulb memories
Save the dates & invitations - Pearl prints