Get excited, because this wedding is a super fun one! When Stephanie was telling me about all of the Peruvian flavor that they were incorporating into their wedding I was so excited. I wasn’t disappointed at all either because when we arrived to the house for getting ready photos I have never smelled such amazing food in my life and her family was so sweet to start feeding us right away too with empanadas and tamales – and guys, there is just no restaurant that can compare to the Reyes’ home cooking. I’m going to have to try to become an honorary family member just to get in on Sunday dinners over there 😉 The only thing that could top the food would have to be the DANCING. SO COOL!! I have been shooting weddings for a long time and this was my first time experiencing traditional Peruvian dancers – so so good! Their costumes and precise moves were so fun to watch. It was a really great move on Stephanie and Eric’s part to keep the party going during dinner with these performances.
Of course, it was no surprise that Stephanie was going to be the most beautiful bride ever. She just has this elegance about her that radiates, and add a wedding dress to that – wowza – so stunning! Eric had been working all day building the arch for the ceremony and putting together the other decor, so he had a lot on his mind, but once Stephanie walked out nothing else mattered but her. He had the biggest grin on his face for the rest of the day. We had a great time with the wedding party too – I loved the colors that they picked. The coral really popped against the background. They have such a great crew of friends who kept everyone laughing so taking photos didn’t feel like too much “work”.
The ceremony was so lovely. It was awesome to listen to their vows in such a perfect atmosphere. There were so many cute kids and big smiles in the crowd and it was evident that everyone was so excited about seeing these two make it official. OH – and back to the dancing – Stephanie and Eric had the most amazing choreographed first dance! It was totally flawless. Stephanie and her dad also had a big surprise in their first dance. Half way through, they just totally busted out the most fun dance ever! What a great party to be at. Allie and I can’t stop talking about how great this wedding day was and how glad we are that we got to be part of it. I wish you two so much love and happiness in your marriage!
And a special thank to all of the amazing vendors:
Venue + Cater: Arrowhead Golf Club
Florist: Bella Floral
Hair + Makeup: Stephanie Velazquez
DJ: DJ Lobo
Officiant: Tom Trujillo
Cake: Azucar Bakery