Before the “I Do”
Yearning glances, hopeful stares… Teresita and Carlos, #TheOneWithTheRinconWedding, spent their college years checking each other out from afar. Then she graduated and their relationship progressed to chats over Facebook. But it wasn’t until 2016, 6 years later, that the two went out on a date. Since then, they have been inseparable.
The Day Of
Their venue, Villa Dezecheo, can only be described as shocking. A villa right in front of a beach with a wide-open grass space for the reception… it was simply astounding. Luxurious and isolated with a view to make you forget all your worries, it’s the perfect place to get away, or to get married at.
When I arrived, I made my way to the bridal suite where I was greeted by Teresita. She then introduced me to everyone and we even spent some time together walking around. It was the first time a bride has ever taken the time to show me around and she made me feel like part of the family. It was also special to hear her point out every detail, we even ran into Carlos surfing behind the venue.
Back at the room, Teresita was ready to get her hair and make-up done by the talented Raiza Montes (it was so wonderful to see her again after Nancy’s wedding back in January 2019 in Hacienda Siesta Alegre, and I was excited to see what magic she would work this time). And even though Tereista didn’t have any bridesmaids, with all of her friends and family there, the room was full cheer and excitement.
The altar, set up on the beach, was ready to go. Dresses and suits were donned. Hair and make-up were finished. And shoes were slipped off (what can I say, sand gets everywhere). The only things missing were Teresita and Carlos. Soon enough though, they were making their grand entrance.
It was hard not to get swept up into the happy atmosphere as everyone clapped as Carlos, then Teresita walked down the aisle accompanied by their parents. The ceremony itself was short, sweet and to the point. Vows were read and they were soon pronounced husband and wife. Then, instead of rice, guests showered the couple with birdseed as they left the beach. This was one of the moments I had been especially excited about; I had my camera in slow motion to capture the moment.
Like most weddings, after the ceremony was the photo session and Marisol for Lucky You Weddings was prepared with all the perfect spots for the photo op. The family gathered in front of the venue for some big family photos. Then, when they were done, we chased the golden light down the beach and took advantage of Rincon’s notoriously beautiful sunsets… we were not disappointed. Clear skies captured the explosion of red, orange and gold as the sun dipped over the horizon on the water (it’s enough to make any sunset aficionado drool).
After our camera session was the reception. There, guests found their seats and the bride and groom had their first dance to Brillas by León Larregui. My favorite part, however, was when the speeches were given. I have never seen so many people go up to the stage to toast the newlyweds. Teresita’s mother opened by saying how proud of Teresita she was and how blessed she was that her daughter had found such an amazing partner.
From there, the night only got more perfect. The dance floor was never empty as Carlos and Teresita got a chance to celebrate with all their loved ones. We were honored to be apart of the festivities and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for the two of them. I also want to take a chance to thank Marisol from Lucky You Weddings for being so wonderful and for referring us to this wonderful couple. She is a very talented photographer and the Reclick Creative team can’t wait to work with her again.