Sometimes when you have a relationship in high school, you aren't sure if its meant to be. That certainly wasn't the case for Esmeralda and Francisco; they are high school sweethearts whose wedding I had the pleasure to photograph.
At nearly three hundred guests it was a large wedding that took place on a beautiful day in Phoenix, Arizona at the St. Vincent De Paul church. Esmeralda had gotten ready earlier that day with her beautiful bridesmaids who took a little time out from the stresses of wedding preparation by jumping on the bed. Excitement was in the air as Esmeralda donned her exquisite wedding gown, complete with a train, dainty lace short sleeves and button detailing on the back of the dress. She left her hair down and in curls, donning a floral headpiece and veil that perfectly complimented the elegance of her gown. Her bridesmaids wore pink dresses in varying styles and length and carried gorgeously crafted bouquets of soft pink roses that matched Esmeralda's bridal bouquet.
The couple couldn't have asked for more stunning weather on their wedding day; after a ceremony at St. Vincent De Paul church, the couple took their large wedding party outside to participate in some fantastic photos that were perfectly captured in the light of the day.
Following the ceremony came the reception which took place at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, located in Tempe. It was a musical evening filled with an all women mariachi band, Mariach Passion, a cumbia band, Grupo Caribe and a special guest band Fayuca, a which is a band that Esmeralda's brother is a part of. The tables were elegantly styled with soft gold colors and stunning bouquets served as centerpieces. The wedding cake, adorned with an E & F was patterned with a lace-like design that mimicked Esmeralda's dress and flowers that could be found in the centerpieces and bouquets cascaded down the one side of the cake.
After cutting the cake as husband and wife, Esmeralda and Francisco hit the dance floor with their friends and family members to dance the night away; the perfect way to end such a happy and joyous occasion.
Congratulations Esmeralda and Francisco!
Wedding Vendors: • Florist: Y-Knot Party Rentals and Y-Knot Flowers (www.yknotflowers.com) • DJ: TBD • Caterer: Double Tree Hotel Caterer (doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-phoenix-tempe-PHXMPDT) • Cake made by: Sue Jacobs Cakes (www.suejacobscakes.com) • Wedding Dress Designer: Uptown Bridal & Boutique (www.uptownbrides.com) • Hair & Make-up: Ashley Nicole makeup artist: (www.ashleynicole.com) Ruby Reyna Hair (no website) • Officiant: TBD • Videographer: TBD • Others: Grupo Caribe-Live Cumbia Band (https://es-la.facebook.com/grupocaribeaz), Fayuca (https://www.facebook.com/fayucamusic), Mariachi Pasion (www.mariachipasion.com)