Last week we shared a few images from Cristina and Curtis’ big day. Today, Cristina shares a few memories of her big day below.
What is your most memorable moment of your wedding day?
I can’t just pick one, we have a few. Some of the most memorable moments of my wedding was when my brother pulled up and parked, I looked around and saw everyone I wanted at my wedding. At that moment I felt at peace. I felt like nothing else mattered. Because my wedding was so small, I memorized everyone on my guest list, as I looked around, I remember going down the list in my head and everyone was there, it made me feel so happy. I can’t describe the feeling but I was just filled with bliss. For Curtis and I both, a memorable moment was also during our ceremony when the officiant said, “I hope that everyone here will forever be in your marriage but not IN your marriage.” As a couple, that is some of the best advice she could have given us and our families.
What was favorite part of the planning process?
My favorite part of the planning process was having a wedding planner, Geomyra made my life easier and allowed me to truly enjoy my engagement. She helped me find top vendors in the area within my budget. My second favorite element was the cake tasting! I love sweets!
What was the most difficult aspect of planning your wedding?
The most difficult part of planning was finalizing our menu and having to choose between the BBQ chicken or the lemon pepper chicken. We choose lemon! Also, having everyone’s opinion of what our wedding should be vs. what we really wanted.
With an unlimited budget, what would you do differently?
With an unlimited budget, I would have the exact same people, the same cake, flowers, food, and planner except we would all take a private jet to the deep south and get married in a big red barn. We would fly in a mariachi band from Mexico and drink sangria from mason jars. I would have mini fried chicken tacos as an appetizer. Being that my husband is from the south and I am half Mexican and Guatemalan, I think it would be a great way to incorporate our backgrounds.
What advice do you have for couples planning their big day?
My best advice I would give fellow brides would be to stay true to who you are as a couple. Your wedding should reflect who you are as a couple such as the people and items that you love. Although small details may initially seem important, I promise they will not matter the day of. You will however, never forget the way you felt. How I felt on my wedding day is something that I will never forget.
Once again, congratulations Cristina and Curtis. May God continue to bless your union!