You won't find a couple more sweet than Monica and Juan Carlos. These two only dated for a few months before Juan popped the question. They have known each other for most of their lives, but it only took a few months of dating for them to realize they were meant to be.
This wedding was one for the books. Juan and Monica both have a great eye for design, and it showed in the details. These two are absolutely obsessed with The Lord of the Rings, so they decided to design their entire wedding around that theme.
I left this wedding very tired, but very encouraged. The bride's family is originally from Mexico - the groom's, Colombia. The amount of love and laughter (and curves - ow, ow!) that filled the reception hall on this night filled my heart with joy. Only a few years ago, Juan and his brother Luis lost their mother. Seeing their family come together with a reason to celebrate made this wedding very special to me. Some families fall apart in the face of tragedy, but it's very clear that theirs pulled together.
Jonathan and I were only two weeks away from our own wedding on Juan and Monica's big day. My heart was bursting the whole time as I looked upon two people so incredibly deserving of happiness while realizing that in only two short weeks, my love and I would be experiencing the very same thing ourselves.
God is good. And the story between these two prove it.
To the Encaladas:
Thank you for being such a bright light in such a dark world. Thank you for being so patient and allowing me to enjoy my own wedding season and newlywed bliss. I'm working hard on your images and can't WAIT to get them all back to you! Until then, enjoy this extended preview!