Mayo 13, 2016 El día de mi Boda!

Conocer el amor es uno de los mas bellos sentimientos que existen en esta tierra , y me creo muy afortunada al haber encontrado el AMOR . Claro, el amor llega desde que nacemos ; ese día tan especial en el que tu madre te sostiene por primera vez, ese momento en el que tu abuela te consiente y prepara ese platillo que tanto te gusta, tu compañerita de colegio que se convierte en tu mejor amiga. en fin puedo describir miles de escenarios donde conocemos lo que es el amor. Pero ese momento cuando estas a punto de caminar al altar tomada del brazo de tu padre es uno de los momentos sin duda mas especiales que existe.
Recuerdo ese momento como si hubiera sido ayer, Mayo 13, 2016 . Me desperté muy temprano a prepare un merecido cafe, un buen desayuno (aunque era el día de mi boda no podía evitar comer) Mi maquillista llego e iniciaba la preparación de una Novia, quiero agregar que en ningún momento me sentí nerviosa… todos me preguntaban , Como te sientes ? , Nervios? , pero en realidad yo estaba ansiosa de ver a Luca.  Con Luca decidimos romper un poco la tradición y hacer algo llamado “First Look” lo que significa es vería a Luca antes de la boda, en un momento muy intimo solo el y yo. Al momento de estar lista nos dirigimos a ese lugar donde me encontraría con ese Hombre por el que tanto un día habia orado, no podía creer que ese día finalmente había llegado!. Estaba a solo unos momentos de caminar en el altar y hacer un compromiso ante Dios por toda una vida. Tuvimos un muy emotivo encuentro donde solo estábamos el y yo. Claro las lagrimas no pudieron faltar la emoción de verlo a los ojos, con su elegante Tuxedo , no puedo negar que se miraba Hermoso! .
Llego el momento… La hora donde tomaría el brazo de mi padre y caminaría por ese altar que por cierto se me hizo demasiado largo. Ahí estaba el Luca Tenneriello, soñé tantas veces con saber su nombre, con mirar su rostro. Y ahí estaba! era EL, con la persona que pasaría el resto de mi vida, al caminar por ese altar no podía dejar de ver sus ojos, su rostro lleno de ilusión. Me uniría a el en un compromiso de amar, respetar por el resto de Mi vida. Mayo 13, 2016 conocí otro tipo de amor, un amor que sin duda es sin limites, ese día nació una Esposa.

The Day Every Girl Dreams

I remember to dreamed with the day of my wedding since i had knowledge of what love is. I never dream with a prince coming in a white horse, no. I only wanted to love and feel loved. and i had all my life planned out. i wanted to marry at 25 years and have my first kid at 27, second kid at 29 ! haha again this was MY PLAN, but than i forgot something, I don’t own my destiny, i don’t draw my path … is God who creates that path, HIS plans were so different , quite the opposite at 25 i had the worst break up when i thought i was never going to get married, i though i was going to die alone haha (believe me in a break up we “girls” become so dramatic) i see it now, but Now almost 3 years forward it makes more sense! i was not ready for marriage a 25, i hadn’t any value on myself. I took a year of singleness before i met my now husband Luca Tenneriello , and after exactly one year of relationship on christmas day December 24, 2015 he took me to one of his favorite lakes in Italy,and ask me with a protein shake cup in his hands (the ring was inside that cup) if i will like to spend the rest of my life with him… I cried and answer yes! and our new adventure start…

 Planning our Wedding : My wedding at the beginning was on a Budget of $5000 end up in a wedding of $7765 to be more exact most of all the things in my wedding were DIY. and everything was done in a term of 4 months and 13 days. i will like to note in this blog how to plan your wedding on a budget, how to shop, and even on a budget you can still have the best day of your life.

 1-  Now I will like to start saying https://www.pinterest.com  is the greatest tool to start planning your wedding, select the color you want to use in your wedding, center pieces, flowers, dress, bridesmaids… all! i got it all from Pinterest Once you had the idea of what exactly you want is much better to start planning .

 2-  The second most important tool is to have a wedding planner on your own, to keep dates, vendors info, all your receipts, you can track better your budget having this tool.

 3- Set your wedding day! 4- Good! you have your wedding day, your theme, you are clear of what colors you want is time to look for the Vendors, now a very good advice is to set a budget for each vendor before you meet any. in order for you to have a wedding under a budget this is very important. I will also say the for my own experience finding the vendors was the most stressful part of planning my wedding. So take the time and in your wedding planner write the list of all the vendors you will be needing. but the most important ones are:

  • The venue: I always wanted to have an outdoors wedding with a rustic touch, Now this will be very expensive i found venues with this description between $1500 up $8000 crazy RIGHT!? and this was the only vendor that make cry… because since i was very short in time all dates were taken, I initially wanted May 7 . It was impossible to have it So i had to change my date to May 13 plus the fact the everyone i found was crazy expensive. Now in the process of looking for a venue i find that many cities have a community centers with a very low rates. I found one in the city of Riverside, CA (Fairmount Park) with a Garden rose and a House by the lake with a very inexpensive rate, maybe you can visit the community center and save some money in your venue.

  • Photography: Now this was one of the most important vendors for me, and to be honest is the best investment you can do on your wedding day , believe the day of your wedding is only once in a lifetime you want the best memories you can have from that day and i was lucky enough to find the best one in town! I met Ulices & Maria thru Instagram , and As soon i see their work i knew they will be taking the pictures of my wedding (waaaaay before Luca and I met btw) Now Ulices not only took the pictures of my wedding he walk with me in the process, enjoy with me the day of my wedding. Gave me advices during the planning. And lets not talk about how professional he’s work was! I will leave his website in case you are in the hunt of a good photographer! http://www.deltorophoto.com

  • Video : I had to say i was blessed with the video from one of my greatest friends, I had Met Carlos Luna for couple years already , such a very talented man. who created the most beautiful wedding video for Luca and Me. you will not go wrong if you decided Carlos to produce your Wedding Video!!  

  • Decorations : All my decoration were DIY , ideas from Pinterest. from Dollar Tree to having packages every day from Amazon. Leave a message if you will like me to have a post of how i create some decorations. 

  • Food : Funny fact about the food in my Wedding I Hire J&M cafe, place once hired me and gave me my first job when i was 18 years old. And I always told Don Gil “One day when i get married you and your wife will do the food” so once that day got there i looked everywhere to found them and i did!! Thank God for Facebook! so for me was very special they served the food in my wedding day. 
  •  Dress : The dress was a beautiful gift i received, i didn’t want to spend a lot money for a dress i was only going to use once! and i found the perfect lace dress i had in my mind for a price under $500! I mean God was with me all the way in this process.

  • Wedding Coordinator : I didn’t want to worry about anything the day of my wedding. I wanted to enjoy my husband, family and friends. i had already work previous months to have everything ready so having a wedding coordinator was a great decision. Veronica helped that day to keep everything in order, we sit down days before the wedding to have an schedule (witch in a wedding is very important) and she kept track of it all day long the day of the wedding. believe me hiring a Wedding Coordinator will save you headaches.  

Now all these details created one of most beautiful days of my life, and i wouldn’t never had it without the help of my family and friends . and after all i will like to say you can have the most expensive wedding, but what really is important the day of your wedding is to be in love and know the you are marrying your best friend, your partner in crime. the love between you and future partner is most important thing in a wedding. once i heard “but you don’t eat love” and yes is very true but when you love… you care, and when you care there will always be food in the table because you will work hard to make your family happy.
The description of Love in the bible is so clear… this is what marriage is about, is not about the cake, not about the venue, the food… no! marriage is about a lifetime with the love of your life, I’m still part of the percentage of girls who believes when marriage start is not the end of your “fun life” but the beginning of the most beautiful season of your life.

Love is patient,<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28670I" data-link="(I)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”> love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28670J" data-link="(J)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”> It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28671K" data-link="(K)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”> it is not easily angered,<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28671L" data-link="(L)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”> it keeps no record of wrongs.<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28671M" data-link="(M)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”> Love does not delight in evil<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28672N" data-link="(N)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”> but rejoices with the truth.<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28672O" data-link="(O)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”> It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28673P" data-link="(P)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies,<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28674Q" data-link="(Q)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”> they will cease; where there are tongues,<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28674R" data-link="(R)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”> they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28675S" data-link="(S)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”> and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes,<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28676T" data-link="(T)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”> what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28677U" data-link="(U)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”> behind me.12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror;<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28678V" data-link="(V)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”> then we shall see face to face.<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28678W" data-link="(W)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28678X" data-link="(X)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-28679Y" data-link="(Y)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”> But the greatest of these is love.

Why I love YOU?

Been just days away from marrying the man i Have decide to share the rest of my life , there is always many questions coming along… “So how you guys meet?”, “How you know he is the one” “Are you moving to Italy!??” and many more … I ask to myself, How do i know Luca is the one? Let me go back to the day i saw Luca for the fist time, a very handsome Italian guy, since the moment i knew he was italian of course it was already a big deal (hehe) a very calm guy didn’t know a lot english so our communications were kinda interesting, an italian boy with a salvadorian girl, can you imagine that combination!!?? I mean we have salsa, merengue.. Italians are more calm, more relax; so the combination of cultures are pretty interesting but I remember after the first time Luca flew to LA to meet me, he said to me “I know this is very soon , but i know you are going to be my wife ” i thought to my self THIS GUY IS CRAZY how this guy can know he will marry me after only one date, thats impossible plus i have heard that phrase before. so i didn’t pay attention and i date him for months not believing his real intentions with me. Let me stop right there very quick if you are a girl and you are looking for the perfect man to ask you to marry you let me tell you that will never happen, until you are not ready to believe it. i didn’t believe in myself, i didn’t believe i was a great girl, the perfect catch that when this man came to my life and start telling me all the reasons why i was the perfect woman for him i won’t believed it. and this is the part when i know he is the right man… I remember one day resting in his chest where i feel this peace and this moment when i feel complete next to him that was the day i saw Luca in a different way… the day he confess his more dark secrets and even knowing the good and the bad about him my love for him was just bigger, the day i confess my secrets and he will still love me without any condition those are the reasons why i know Luca is the man i want to spend the rest of my life. you see, i read a while ago “there is no first sight love, love is see the good and bad of that person and still love” The only love i know is my moms and Gods love and they are so similar because no matter how many times i messed up they are still loving me the same, Gods love is so unconditional, no limits, no time frame . i Have heard so many times people telling me “enjoy now the honeymoon stage” i said to my self i don’t want to believe my marriage will be good only for the first couple months, will you imagine if God will love us only in “the honeymoon stage” how sad!! and I’m not saying i will have a perfect marriage because there is high and downs. but I do want to apply Gods love in my marriage. Lets keep loving with Gods love , I love luca not for his pretty face, i love him because God use him to show me what real love is, I love luca for his genuine heart, I love luca for his kind heart always wanting to help others, I love the way he can see only the good in people. we are two opposites that attract very well, and i can’t wait to wake up every morning next to him, go to sleep every night feeling complete because he’s next to me. Im so ready for this next adventure called Marriage ! for many the best experience of all, for others the worst decision. “Is not how you Start, But how you end”