Saturday, October 24, 2009

Our Wedding :: The Cake

If you've been following for a while you know we got a great deal on our wedding cake by my good, non-engaged friend winning a $150 discount at a bridal show she accompanied me to. Cakes by Darcy turned out to be a lovely vendor. The cake was absolutely delicious and everyone seemed to enjoy it. It turned out exactly how we envisioned it - super cute!

Cutting the cake was a more difficult task than we anticipated! We tried to make a smooth cut, but it just wasn't going through right. Laughing at ourselves ("Are we idiots? Are we doing this right?"), we continued to try until we finally cut through all the way down.

Mmm, kiss after that first chocolatey bite.

As we were fiddling with the cake, cutting, eating, laughing, the DJ played That's Amore by Dean Martin. It was light, fun and sweet.


Check out my amazing photographer's new site! Our wedding is featured a few times to showcase his work!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Our Wedding :: The Toasts

We had a very special dinner after our 1st dance. One of the ways we really personalized our wedding was by infusing family elements and background.

My great grandfather, Eduardo Hernández, was a famous Mexican composer. We played his first symphony, "Primera Sifonía", during dinner. While our guests listened to his interesting classical sounds they dined on a special family recipe of chilaquiles, a popular Mexican dish, that the Hernández family switched up and cook differently for special occasions.

As dinner came to a close, Adam, the Best Man gave his speech. It was priceless. He made us laugh, almost cry and made us feel the warmth of friends and family.

"Philip and I have been best friends since high school, and I’m glad that I get this once in a lifetime opportunity to tell some incriminating stories about him…..unfortunately, I can’t do so without incriminating myself and all of the groomsmen."

"Here is my challenge to you Phil and Kiana. Philip, put your own wants, desires and needs aside. Make the decision to treat Kiana as if she is more important than you, every day, all the time. And Kiana, put your own wants, desires and needs aside. Make the decision to treat Philip as if he is more important than you, every day, all the time. When that happens, you will no longer have to look after your own interests because your spouse will be doing it for you. We fall in love, the noun. But true love, lasting love, is a verb. It's something we do. And as a little added bonus, I’ve heard it said
'If you make love a verb, you’ll make more of it!'"

"There are two people that aren’t physically here with us today, but are certainly here with us in spirit."

"We miss them dearly, but we know they’re smiling down on us today and are as proud of Philip and Kiana as the rest of us are. So Kiana, welcome to OUR family, we are lucky to have you!"

I got a lump in my throat when he said "welcome to our family". Most of Philip's closest friends have all been together since they were 8 years old. They are a posse. Brothers. Family. To be truly accepted and welcomed into that family now that his parents were gone was beyond extraordinary to hear aloud.

The MOH, Jessica. We're so lucky to have hilarious friends.

A good view of what the reception looked like with the floor-to-ceiling windows exposing the gorgeous city lights.

My dad told us that the luckiest day of his life was the day he met my mother and to consider the day we met ours.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Our Wedding :: The 1st Dance

After our "Superman" entrance, we went straight into our 1st dance.

We chose to dance to Tony Bennett's "The Way You Look Tonight". We wanted something soft, beautiful, slow and romantic. Although it's one of the more cliche songs, it's one of my favorites and we loved our choice.

All eyes on us, we began...

Framer! This photo was featured in a local Atlanta luxury magazine called Jezebel. If you live in the area, it's the issue with Kim Kardashian on the cover.

Dancing in front of everyone was something I was definitely not used to, so I tried to just enjoy the song and not think about everyone staring at us! We kissed a lot and reveled in the moment.

Super in love :)