Do you know that feeling right after a storm starts to clear? The rain begins to stop, the clouds soften, and beams of sunlight begin to peak through the sky reminding you there is still plenty of beauty and light to behold. Since the clouds descended over the world these last few months we have been anxiously waiting for the opportunity to capture the beauty of weddings we love to behold and share, and on Saturday we were finally able to do so! No light could have shined brighter than that of Cynthia and Ricardo on their big day.
Coronavirus isn’t the only thing that has gone global though, so have these two lovebirds! They started dating in Mexico, were engaged in Greece, and got married right here in Illinois. But they aren’t finished yet, they moved to New Mexico the day after their wedding! They’ve been together for a year and have already done so much together. Though they clearly enjoy a shared adventure, we loved hearing about how much they admire each others character, and that just being together, talking to each other, and observing one another keeps them happy and peaceful.
Their wedding day was full of the same beauty and intimacy that their relationship embodies! Cynthia got ready at her parents house where her precious pup Yuma was her shadow all day long. A small reception site was prepared here also to be held after their I DOs. Every detail was so gorgeous, and the red roses were so perfect any one of them could have easily been the rose in the glass from Beauty and the Beast. The roses had nothing on Cynthia though. I mean guys, that dress?! The earrings, those shoes?! She was the picture of elegance. Yuma would have to agree.
The ceremony was held at St. Mary Immaculate in Plainfield, where their son Milo made his way down the aisle with the rings just moments before Ricardo’s bride made her way to him forever. After the ceremony we made our way to the park for some post-nuptial portraits. Between the weather, the details, the happy couple, their smiles, nothing could have been more perfect. It was a day straight out of a fairy tale.
There is a greek proverb that says ‘a heart that loves is always young’. Congratulations, Cynthia and Ricardo. We hope as you both grow old together that your hearts remain young and full of love and laughter as you now begin the first chapter of your happily ever after.