March 29, 2013 was a day of celebration for the marriage and wedding reception of Beverly and Luis. The couple met through mutual friends who weren’t forgotten on this special day. One stood with the bride as a bridesmaid and the other with Luis as a groomsmen.
The bride had a sassy fitted gown with beaded embroidery throughout and a pink rose bouquet with white accent flowers. Beverly wore a veil over her swept up hair and a diamond necklace. The bride’s shoes sparkled as much as her smile, with glittering bows. The bridesmaids wore pink strapless gowns.
Luis chose a grey tuxedo with a white shirt, and white tie striped with silver. In his lapel, a white rose rested. The groomsmen wore charcoal colored tuxedos with ties.
The wedding was intimate with 74 guests invited, who were treated to the glow of two people very much in love. Butterflies are said to be messengers of the soul, which is perhaps why they were chosen to be incorporated into the wedding décor.
The couple shared a tea ceremony and a three cords ceremony, symbolizing the strength of the union of two people and their god. After the ceremony concluded, the couple brought more smiles to their guest’s faces when they took to the dance floor for their first dance: Frank Sinatra’s The Way You Look Tonight.
After the guests ate a sumptuous dinner, they enjoyed a variety of flavors of cake that included pink champagne with fresh strawberries and cream, a chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream and a coconut cake with cream cheese and coconut.
During the reception Beverly and Luis played the shoe game where they sat back to back and were asked questions by the guests. They had to show their answer by raising either the bride’s shoe or the groom’s shoe.
Guests were treated to favors of boxes filled with mints.
Congratulations Beverly & Luis. May your hearts remain as open and joyous as they were on your wedding day.
Photography by: Aaron Hoskins Photography