"Simon and I first met as teenagers at a a college recruitment weekend but didn't really catch each other's eye until we lived in the same dorm as freshmen. We danced in the Ballet Folklorico all 4 years at Stanford, as had most of our wedding party. Simon proposed to me at Stanford, at the same spot on the quad where we had our first kiss!"
"I knew that I wanted to be married at Mission San Miguel and the mass was beautiful and so personal. Our priest had also married my parents at the Mission and wrote a poem for Simon and I about the nature of love. But some of the best moments of the wedding were completely unplanned- especially the stray dog that escorted my dad and I down the aisle!"
"It ended up being an unseasonably hot day, and the parish hall venue worked perfectly with the shaded courtyard and the inside cool and air-conditioned."
"My dad and brother made us some delicious home-brew that helped get everyone out on the dance floor, and dance we did! My wedding party celebrated our love of Ballet Folklorico by dancing el Son de la Negra together with us at the reception."