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March 7, 2014

Wedding Week: Favorite Moments

To say that I have “favorite moments” is pretty hard to pin…because really, the whole night was my favorite. But there are certain things that just made my smile even bigger. You know, it’s the little things that usually get you..and most of these moments were some of the behind the scenes/ “little things” throughout the day.

For example, finally arriving to the Cooper Estate. My nerves kicked in high gear, I couldn’t stop pacing….while rushing to get ready. I was nervous, but out of pure excitement. My arrival meant two things. 1) This is so real right now, I can’t believe I’m here. 2) I’m about to see Adrian in just a few minutes…IMSOEXCITEDOHMYGOODNESS. Seriously, that’s what was going through my head.. silly.


Adrian and I decided to go for a First Look – for the benefit of some alone time before the night’s festivities to calm our nerves and be together – we also wanted to be able to enjoy the cocktail hour and socialize with all our guests. We are also photo freaks, so choosing a first look was heaven for Shea because it only meant grabbing the best lighting ever for all our portraits.

First Look isn’t for everyone. I had always been anti-first look because I always wanted to get the “Groom is crying” picture while I’d be walking in…but I was promised that feeling would still be as overwhelming after a first look. Plus, I really wanted that element of surprise. But with seeing Adrian before, I was able to go through all those experiences together, in a more intimate and private manner….and still got it during the ceremony. I’m so thankful for Kasey (our wedding coordinator) winning me over on this idea.


Is it ok if I put all the portrait and ceremony pictures? Cause they’re all my favorite…. haha


Whenever there’s an accomplishment, whether big or small…Adrian and I always make a way to celebrate, with a toast. I guess it’s the winos in us. But I always say there’s always a reason to celebrate…and to celebrate with champagne.

We purchased a special bottle for just the two of us, as this the greatest accomplishment in our lives thus far. We stepped outside, sat on a bench while everyone started to make their way into the reception. It was relaxing and perfect.


Being formally introduced as Mr & Mrs Artidiello…..AWESOME!!!!!


Our first dance. We laughed, we just gazed at each other, we kissed…I sang…it was romantic, because it was us

I always tried to picture what our first dance would look like. Even our dances with our Dad and Mom. It was so organic and filled with joy. I love looking back at all the pictures. Shea caught all our emotions more than anything.


My Dad’s Speech.


The Sparkler Send Off!

There are obviously so many other special memories that fill this night, but too many to fill in one post…cause that would only mean I’d have to put ALL the pictures.

I’m hoping you enjoyed all the photos from our wedding and getting into all the details with me. I’m hoping to have inspired many and put smiles on faces. This was an important part of our lives and I’m elated to have shared this with all of you to see.

That’s it…for now. I can’t wait until we receive our Wedding Video!


Photography by Shea Christine

Wedding Coordination by Kasey D Weddings

Location by The Cooper Estate

Dress by Rosa Clara

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