TIED THE KNOT

Finally,
 10.13.12

WOW, is all I can say.

There are no words to describe the immense happiness I've undergone in the last few weeks.
Dreams do come true & some come with a dream honeymoon too.
Let me begin by saying the week leading up to our BIG day was crazy, with last minute
details, rehearsals, alterations & lets not forget the bipolar weather. Fortunately for us, luck was on
 our side.... the weather that Saturday was absolutely beautiful. Not too hot.. or cold.. just PERFECT.
Everything I had envisioned exceeded my expectations.

A week after our 10 year anniversary, 3 years of living together & 2 kids later
 my dream of becoming a BRIDE came true.

Our theme was a mix of Rustic Spanish/Mexican.
Colors: Peach, Taupe & Ivory  

Below is one of my favorite photographs. The fountain behind compliments us perfectly.


WHAT I WORE
My bridal look: classic jewelry, soft curls & natural makeup.
I wore Nina 'ivory' heels..
My dress is from a Spanish designer, La Sposa.. also in  'Ivory'. My Veil has lace detailing on the ends complimenting the lace on my dress.
My "something borrowed" was a double strand pearl bracelet (my moms) & earring are faux-pearls from the Lauren Conrad collection. For my "something blue" I purchased a Dallas Cowboy garter from etsy.com (a surprise for him). "Something old", my moms bridal bible she used on her wedding day. And my "something new" was my dress, duh!
Our '13 coins', rosary & laso were brought from the
 Basilica de Guadalupe in the City of Mexico, DF.


Below my daughter is photographed with my dress. (a pose I saw on pinterest & a must)
On the right our photographer captured our wedding bands in a succulent flower from my bouquet.





My husband with his parent & brothers/ also his Best Men
We didn't have bridesmaids nor groomsmen.
Just a maid of honor (my only sister) & he had his 2 best men (his brothers).
I loved our decision!

Final blessings before our ceremony.


Grand Entrance..





Ceremony




First kiss as Husband & Wife...
Finally, Mr. & Mrs. Correa


No Limo needed... my husband took charge & found us
a low-rider (Gray, convertible 63 Impala)
BTW, he dipped me... NOT once but twice!! #score








I must have DIY'd this whole wedding, ok I did! It was a blessing to have such an amazing team my sister & maid of honor who created all the stationary & (my cousins) who come together that morning & brought all my creations to life.
 Our wedding is by far the biggest party I've planned (250 guest).
NO wedding planner or coordinator (ay, dios mio).. oh & I had 8 months to plan this wedding!

It's all in the details...
OK, beginning with our church decor.
 I opted for a rose petal lined asile, in place of a traditional white runner. Every other pew was adorned by one white hydrangea in a lace wrapped mason jar & the alter displayed 2 large glass vases filled with white hydrangeas & curly willow branches in the center.
The reception was an outdoor affair at Caltech's Dabney Gardens in Pasadena CA.
Tables were dressed with ivory linens & an ivory embroidered overlay, Alternating centerpieces (DIY Manzanita branches w/ moss & succulents at the base, other half were white hydrangeas w/ succulents in a rustic box wrapped in natural sheets of wood bark), a table number, DIY glitter loteria matchboxes, menu card wrapped in ivory cloth napkin & a favor box for each guest. Seating chart was hung by mini clothes pins & a bottom display of family wedding photos. My dad & I painted old frames with chalkboard paint for all the signs.. & I used my talented cousin Cathy for her beautiful handwriting.
Our cake was 3-tier decorated with rosettes with lace ribbon & topped w/ DIY branch letter 'C'.
We also included a 'his', 'hers' & 'our' dessert bar.
As a background for the sweetheart table we made hanging yarn balls.
it was...Beautiful!





Ahhh Mariachi serenading us..


First Dance: Camila 'Todo Cambio'


Que no falte la Banda y el Tequila!
WHAT?!? I meant... what's a Mexican fiesta without Tequila & Banda!
We toasted with Tequila (Silver Patron our favorite)
In the end we got what we hoped for-
which was of course a rustic MEXICAN yet very elegant... super FUN wedding!


Sincerely, The Blushing Bride
Mrs. Correa
<3
VENDORS:
Church- St. Elizabeth, Altadena CA .Venue- Caltech 'Dabney Gardens' . Music- Mariachi de Mi Tierra, DJ Beefy & Banda Los Hermanos Robles. Caterer- Family friend. Rentals- Arcadia Party Rentals, Dolphin Party Rentals & Fiesta Party rentals. Car - friend. Photographer- Memories by Marcie Photography. Bartender- Professional Mixologist EDR EVENTS. Alcohol- Costco. Cake- Glamour Cakes. Makeup- Pro Makeup artist Cinthia. Hair- Cousin, Sandra. Florist- The Flower Garden, Pasadena CA. Stationary- Kelly's Papers & Paper Source (all designed by my sister).
 Dress- La Sposa Madiera (Karosa Design, Glendale). Shoes- Nina. 
Favors- personalized shot glasses (discountmugs.com) 
For more information regarding any vendors listed above, contact me via email.
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