Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Patrick and Mariela

I needed the extra rest, Mariela said, as she strolled into the salon an hour late. She smiled genuinely and clutched her bottle of water. More than anything, 'Mari' realized the weight of the day and wanted every moment to pass at the speed of molasses. There are times when I just want a moment, she said. As the day passed, Mari made sure she closed her eyes, took a deep breath, and inhaled deeply, as if smelling the San Clemente air for the first time.

Patrick, the groom, surfed somewhere along the coast and could probably see his wedding site, Casa Romantica, from the water. After hitting the waves, he and the groomsmen held a Last Supper of sorts at a local Mexican restaurant, consisting of tacos and margaritas. Although not the traditional bread and wine, it still indicated a significant life alteration.

There were times throughout the day when Mari would ask for a moment. A moment. Closed eyes, deep breaths. A moment. Before she walked down the aisle, she turned and said, I just want to remember all of this. By the appearance of it, Mari did. Remember the day, that is. She knotted her freshly ringed finger with Patrick’s and made sure to have a moment with every guest, greeting everyone during the cocktail hour and absorbing the weight of the day.

Just as the newlyweds sat to eat their first meal as husband and wife, Mari and Patrick turned to each other. Mari closed her eyes, pressed her forehead to Patrick’s lips, and had a moment. Closed eyes, deep breaths. A moment. Her first moment as a wife, and by the appearance of it, she absorbed the weight of it all.

Here are a few from Saturday…
The shoes















Getting ready...


































The AMAZING flowers by Enchanted Florist...



































Just before the ceremony...



































On her way to the ceremony with her bridesmaids leading the way...





















Mari's dad waiting to walk her down the aisle...
























Just Married...




























Happily Ever After...

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8 Comments:

Blogger Liana said...

Wow - luv the keyhole and shoes pic! Total de-ja-vou seeing these pics!!

8:12 AM  
Blogger Dream Photography said...

Hey you…. Your work is incredible. I have been following your blog for some time now and it just keeps getting better. Keep it up Jasmine……

8:28 AM  
Blogger BD said...

Nice photos...

9:46 AM  
Blogger just thinking said...

Very beautiful

2:47 PM  
Blogger Brett Austin said...

I love that Mari took those moments!! That is sooo great and made me want to remind everyone on the day I get married to just... take it slow! Stop and take it all in... walk SLOW down the aisle and remember it! I've heard too many brides and grooms say they loved the pictures because they wouldn't remember it otherwise. The day shouldn't be like that!

Great shot of the Mari looking out the window... great lighting. And Mari's dad with her in the background... fantastic!

5:08 PM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

There are days like today when such nice comments feel undeserved...but I thank you nevertheless! :)

8:35 PM  
Blogger c r y s t a l said...

You are amazing, Jasmine! Thank you for your kind comment! I really just cannot wait to see you!

These images are breathtaking, girl! You continue to blow me away! Keep up the amazing work!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Sara France Photography said...

Love the shoe shot tone! That is awesome!! You are really kick butt! When are you coming to shoot with me?

12:28 PM  

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