While exchanging their vows Elaine told Ernesto, “I want to marry you because marriage is hard. Raising kids is hard. Careers and blending families is hard, and you’re the person I want beside me.”
I couldn’t help glancing at their kids during the exchange, and seeing their eyes shine with tears of happiness and nostalgia. They may not realize it yet but they are lucky to have such down-to-earth parents/step parents.
These gorgeous newlyweds are both creators. Elaine makes jewelry and Ernesto makes art, and they are both making this partnership work every day. They wanted something simple for their backyard wedding, however, there was no shortage of attention to details and love. You could FEEL the nuances of real life all around their charming garden. Elaine picked up the flowers that morning and arranged them herself. Their kids were running around the backyard and kicking a ball minutes before the ceremony was scheduled to start. Guests were tipsy and happy. Their new puppy Lola was barking for attention.
This wedding could have not been more authentic and intimate, and I loved every minute of it, especially the delicious paella. Thank you Elaine and Ernesto for inviting me to your oh-so-charming dining table.
I wish you a lifetime of multi-layered happiness.