Exactly six months ago the Boas said I do. A lot more has happened since then! We honeymooned in Europe for three weeks, graduated college, packed up our belongings and moved to Cincinnati, started new jobs, bought a new car and hopefully we’ll soon buy our first house. To say it’s been a whirlwind adventure is an understatement! I’m now onto my next adventure…Recaps!
Just in case you haven’t seen me around these parts before, how about a little background?
The Boa’s are from opposite sides of the island paradise of Puerto Rico, who met at the start of their freshman year in college and have been inseparable ever since. We got semi-engaged while on vacation in Vieques and got “officially” engaged a couple of months later surrounded by dozens of our friends. While in between proposals, we made some pretty important decisions regarding the wedding, like choosing to have morning wedding followed by a breakfast reception and deciding to keep the guest list under 100. We also chose to get married in the church where my parents, grandparents and great grandparents had been married, followed by breakfast at the first venue we looked at.
After thinking about my wedding day look, I tried on dresses and more dresses, but none of them turned out to be the one. I decided to go the custom-made route and get a dress made just for me. We had a couple of fittings to make it perfect for the big day. I finished my wedding look with DIY hair and had my makeup done by Mami Boa.
Though I’m far from being a DIY queen, I’m proud of myself for accomplishing a few key projects that made the wedding uniquely ours, namely our invitations, I Spy Cards, coffee favors, table numbers and seating chart, all of them tying in our wedding colors of purples and grays.
1. Invitations by Mrs. Macarons via Weddingbee 2. Bouquet via The French Bouquet / Photo by Candi Coffman Photography 3. Dress via J.Crew 4. Straws via At Home with Kim Vallee / Photo by cindaychae on Flickr 5. Card box by Mrs. Cola via Weddingbee / Photo by Shoot Me Now Photography 6. Cupcakes by Crumbs and Doilies Cupcakes 7. Colors via Pantone 8. Cupcake tower by Pink Cake Box 9. Twine via The Twinery on Etsy
On our wedding day a lot of unexpected things went wrong, but it was still our day. That one day in the history of our lives where we stood in front of all our friends and family and swore to love each other till eternity, where our two lives became one. The memories of that day I will always cherish, mishaps and all. It’s these perfectly imperfect memories that I will share with you.
Let the Boa recaps commence!
- Isabela, Puerto Rico
- Undergraduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- May 2012
- El Faro Convention Center