Before I continue on with the FAQ’s, I wanted to express my deepest gratitude for all of the incredibly thoughtful comments you left on Part 1 of this series. I definitely feel the love! I have never received as many comments on a post before. I was scared that I would lose followers by straying away from my travel narratives and you certainly proved me wrong. Gracias, gracias, y gracias!
6. Are you going to take his name or keep your own?
Both! Professionally, I will keep my current name, however legally I will change it to Andrea Maria Perullo de Ledesma. Yes, I know it will be the world’s longest name, but I sure do love the sound of it. Besides which, I know no matter what my name is people will still end up calling me Andi.
7. Argentina is one of the most Catholic countries in the world, so how are you having a ceremony outside?
While Lucas and I were both raised in the Catholic Church, neither of us are religious now. Thankfully, our families encouraged us to do whatever our hearts desired regarding the ceremony. Also, since our wedding in Argentina will not be legally recognized due to choosing to bring Lucas to the United States on a K-1 Visa (our legal union must be in the United States), we were able to get away with having a non-religious ceremony, which is pretty unheard of in Argentina. One of my best friend’s from Graduate School just so happens to be a wedding officiant and as a wedding gift offered to officiate. I am working with her to make it a very personalized and meaningful ceremony that will be about thirty minutes long. Lucas and I have decided to exchange our own handwritten vows to each other.
8. What does your dress look like?
Due to his demanding job, Lucas rarely has enough time to breathe these days, let alone get online, however I do not want to take the chance of him seeing my dress by posting a picture. Thus, if you cannot wait another three months to see which dress I have chosen, please feel free to contact me and I will send you a picture. Having said that, I am more than happy to share what my accessories look like:
I am obsessed with big, chandelier statement earrings. I found these beauties on the bridal jewelry website Tejani.
I was going to forgo having a wedding cake topper, as nothing stood out to me, however then I made another Etsy discovery! I found someone who could custom design something to exactly match the “love” and “amor” in my wedding invitation.
10. Who is your maid-of-honor?
Actually, I have a man-of-honor, my brother. He is the love of my life (sorry Lucas!), so this was the easiest decision I have ever made. In fact, we are getting married in May simply because my brother is moving to Hong Kong in June.
To be continued (please feel free to ask me anything you are curious about). . .