March 4, 2014

Wedding Week: The Ceremony

It’s funny to see that amongst all the nerves, the moment I was walking down the aisle with my dad the only thing that my mind and heart where focused on was Adrian. (and the occasional – “I hope I don’t fall”). What also struck me mid-aisle, I couldn’t believe I was actually in this moment with my dad on my arm and it was really about to happen. I was about to marry the man of my dreams….and then nervousness quickly turned into uncontrollable excitement.

We wanted our ceremony to be a few things : simple, brief, and all about us. We were beyond thrilled when our good friend and mentor, George Cuevas, agreed to do our ceremony with us! We really wanted an officiant who knew both Adrian and I – so it could be really heartfelt – and someone who was  part of our church, Calvary Chapel Kendall. There was no better fit.

There was crying, laughter, nerves and the presence of love in all places. Adrian and I chose to write our own vows, something that had me so nervous (yet, really excited). Adrian is a master of words and well, me, I’m not. I never submit anything without having him read it over first and this was the first time I didn’t have anyone read until it was read that day.

I’m so happy we were able to share this moment together, because it brought us to an (awesome) vulnerable state that really let out our innermost feelings for each other & it screamed our personalities. I highly suggest it to anyone who is about to get married!

The ceremony was beautiful! I mean, look at the location. The Cooper Estate has a grotto area filled with trees and a few small waterfalls at the end. Looks like a “forest jungle” – that was the phrase of the night. There wasn’t even much decorations needed, but the few that we did…made the ceremony spectacular!



(my dad seeing me in my dress for the first time. his smile was extremely contagious.)



















huge thanks to…

> George for an amazing ceremony – you’re the best!

> Shea Christine for the amazing photography & all the beautiful emotions she captured

> Julia Rohde Designs for my fabulous bouquet & the sweet details throughout the aisle

> Kasey, our wedding coordinator from Kasey D Weddings, for keeping us sane/upbeat/loving every moment


Next up on Wedding Week : The Reception 




2 thoughts on “Wedding Week: The Ceremony

  1. Nicole Martinez

    First off, your wedding came out spectacular! My fiancé and I are obsessed with Cooper Estate. While we’ve decided to do an intimate backyard wedding we’ve settled on having our vowels renewed here! Question, what font did you use for your ring bearers sign? Is it a downloadable font or do you know any similar downloadable fonts? Thanks!

    1. Ash Post author

      Thank you Nicole! The Cooper Estate is absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to go back and visit, we had such a great experience there.

      The font I used is Jacques & Gilles from My Fonts

      I went ahead and purchased them, because I knew I’d still be able to get use out of the font even after the wedding.

      Goodluck and enjoy your wedding!



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