Rustic Romance for Marie and Carlos | Photos by Stephen Salazar
Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito | Images by Stephen Salazar ©
Who says that technology has killed romance?
Marie and Carlos met as many modern couples do....online! Their connection did not come from a dating site, however, but through a chance connection on Facebook!
When I asked Marie about their courtship, she said:
"On January 2nd, 2011, I received a Facebook message from Carlos. After a few days of contemplating whether or not to respond, I took a leap of faith. After exchanging several messages, I suggested we meet ing person. Totally unconventional...I know!
From the moment I saw him, I knew there was something special between us. And after all this time, that feeling has never changed.
We dated for three years, and on August 1, 2014 I left for what I thought was a friend’s birthday dinner. Little did I know that I was walking into a surprise proposal at BOA Steakhouse! After dinner I was presented with a dessert menu and my eyes became fixated on the words, “Marie, Will You Marry Me?” I looked up and found Carlos holding a ring, ready to propose!
If you ask Carlos, he’ll say that the whole thing was planned impulsively within minutes. I guess, it’s true when they say “the unexpected is usually what brings the unbelievable.”
Since our engagement, we’ve raised two pups, lived together in two different cities, traveled to New York, Jamaica, Cabo, Cancun, San Francisco, and the rest is history!"
How much do I love them? They are beautiful. They are sweet. And they got engaged in the restaurant where I met my husband. What can I say? I had to be their planner!
After a 6 year love affair, Marie will marry Carlos in a rustic, romantic wedding in the summer of 2017. I am tickled to be designing their day with my team!
Congratulations, Marie & Carlos! And thank you so much for choosing me!