We had the pleasure of spending the first day of 2019 with this beautiful family. Melina contacted us a few months before, telling us her vision and we of course accepted. There were a few issues with getting an officiant and caterers, since the weather is so unpredictable during that time of the year not everyone is available. Melina mentioned how closed her and her family are so they wanted to keep it as private and intimate as possible. So we did! We got my mom to be their officiant, and it was perfect!
During the ceremony we were greeted by the sound of the river next to the house, not going to lie. It was pretty chilly but no one noticed, everyone was full of laughter and joy all around. Did we mention how everyone looked like they were red carpet ready?
After the ceremony we had a chance to spend some alone time with the couple, Melina and Jose have been together for a few years, they have 3 wonderful kids and a big family to share all the memories with. We asked them if they minded getting dirty and the answer was NO and that makes us so happy. We wanted to show them a good time and fill their album with some great memories.
After taking a few photos in front of the house, we took them to the river to get some photos by the water, it was a bit muddy but they didn’t care. Jose picked Melina, and just like in the movies, he held her in his arms and walked down to the river. So romantic!
The whole day was a dream, everyone was having a great time. No one was rushed, we had a great meal and some wine and we celebrated their elopement with everyone. They included us as part of their family and we could not be happier to be there and start 2019 with great people that we call friends now.
Before we left we played with sparkles and had everyone be part of it, we always bring props and that means more sparkles and smoke bombs!