Made like a paparazzi at Charlene and Pancho’s wedding last Tuesday, January 8. My takeaway from it? I need me a new camera! Especially for photo-worthy moments like this wedding. It’s so incredibly frustrating when your iPhone runs out of juice at the wrong moment!
That’s my takeaway? One of the most beautiful and romantic weddings I’ve ever attended and I grouse about my (lack of) camera? I’m kidding. From the weather, which cooperated — well, for the crucial parts of the day — to the ceremony, the reception, the fun and the dancing afterwards, it was perfection. Proof that God is a sucker for romance and true love.
Weddings like Cha-Cha and Pancho’s are proof to this not-so-secret-reader (still!)-of-romance-novels, that true love wins out, sometimes you do get to marry your soulmate, and that happily ever after exists.
Waiting for the mass to begin, I had to take a photo of the altar. The afternoon light filtering through the stained glass windows was perfect
Mela and Lorenzo. Next ones to tie the knot in April
Pancho and mom waiting for the bride. Wonder if he was nervous? He didn’t look it
Veil sponsors Pierra and Toto, looking like newlyweds themselves
Mabel and Peejo — another great looking couple
Mabel and Pierra looking fabulous
Cha-cha looking ethereal, everyone started clapping when she started walking down the aisle
I started tearing up right around here. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house when Cha’s dad started crying going down the aisle, and especially when he handed Cha over to Pancho. Great emotional moment
Signing of the contract and before the newlyweds were presented
How could I not take a photo of this adorable little man? So cheek-pinch worthy!
It boggles my mind that these two are an old married couple!
So are these two!
The deed is done — now time to party!
But first, a closer look at the gown…
… and the bouquet
I bet these two were wishing us all to hell at this point so they could be alone…
I love the table centerpieces! The attention to detail in this wedding is astounding! I wanted to steal the birdcage but it wouldn’t fit into my clutch
Floral arrangements. I love the seeming casualness of flowers in the mason jars and using a mirror as base for the tchotchkes was genius
The main table
View of the cocktail area, after the reception
Glowing chandelier at the after-party