My Wedding & Honeymoon: Day 3

June 15, 2011

I love being surprised!  And surprised I was when I ventured to the top floor of Hotel Moreno for breakfast.  I had no idea that it would open up to a rooftop with sweeping views of the city (it also had some inviting sunbeds that I took advantage of post-breakfast so that my food could digest properly).

Then it was time to conquer our endless to-do list.  As with most weddings, problems were arising left and right, causing the stress to quickly build.  I had yet to meet the florist that my wedding planner Julie had chosen to work with.  Thus, we felt it important that I stop by for an introduction and to go over the final plans one last time.  Several people had recommended La Mejor Flor to Julie and in all of her dealings with them she had been impressed.

Lucas and I arrived earlier than Julie and waited for her outside of the store.  Once we discovered that she was running behind schedule, we decided to go inside and since I was determined to document everything, I asked if there were any problems with me taking photos and was told no.  However, after taking a couple of photos, a woman who had been in the back of the store appeared and in a very impolite way told me to put down the camera.  We explained that we had been given the authority to take photos and that they were in fact our wedding vendor and yet I was still treated with utter disrespect.  Thankfully, in that moment Julie arrived and took control of the situation, as I was very close to firing them.  I did not leave our meeting feeling confident, though I had no other choice than to trust in their reputation.

We still had much more to do, but the threeof us decided that we needed to regroup and the best way to do that was over drinks.  We headed to our favorite nearby watering hole, Mott, where we were confident that we could find our calm amidst the chaos.

My family was arriving the next day and this was definitely a large part of the stress I was experiencing.  My Mom is deathly afraid to fly and there was a strong possibility that she might not even get onto the plane.  Thankfully, my Dad and brother were with her and they promised me that she would make it to Buenos Aires.  It is astonishing that someone like me, who feels the most comfortable when on a plane, can share the same genetics with a woman whose greatest fear in life is flying.  The last thing my Mom said to me before I walked through security just days before were, “When our plane crashes, you must promise me you will still get married.”  Not quite the words of wisdom this bride-to-be was looking for!  That night I went to bed knowing that in the morning I would be surprised yet again, though this time it would not be regarding the hotel, rather it would be whether or not I would see my Mom at the airport?

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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57 thoughts on “My Wedding & Honeymoon: Day 3

  1. Andrea

    How terrible about the florist! There was absolutely no call for them to ask you to stop taking photos…what? They don’t like publicity? Good thing you called them out here. I still wish our blog was somewhat girlie so I could let everyone know about the maker of my wedding dress with all the problems I had. Flowers were actually the only thing at our wedding that went exactly as planned!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Oh I wish that I had listened to my gut that day, because they were an absolute disaster. I will definitely go into it more in my later posts. I think you should definitely do some more wedding posts! I’ve had lots of guys comment on mine thus far!!! I still can’t believe what you told me about your dress. Shocking!

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  2. Nancy of Dream Travel Vacation

    I sure hope your mom got on the plane!!! 😉 Is it too late to back out of dealing with that florist? Or perhaps let your wedding planner, Julie, deal with them? Either way, I hope it turns out great in the end. 🙂 Happy planning!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Haha I think if she hadn’t gotten on the plane my wrath would have been worse than the anxiety she would have experienced on the plane! The wedding was last month dear, so yeah it’s too late to back out! 😉

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  3. Katherina

    Oh my god! Your mom is afraid of flying? That’s really odd! She must have had a terrible time on the plane, but I’m sure she was really happy to see that everything went well and she could see you getting married.
    By the way, gorgeous views from that rooftop! (I’m just peeking into the hotel’s website!)

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Isn’t it crazy that we share the same DNA??? She’s not just scared, like she updates her will she’s THAT terrified! I think I was most happy to have her there than anything else, because I know how hard it was for her to get on the plane. The views from Hotel Moreno really are fabulous!!!

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  4. Rachel

    I can’t believe how rude that florist was to you! Customer service is everything in the wedding business; staff members that rude absolutely astound me. On the plus side, at least the rooftop view was amazing!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      It happened a month ago and I still can’t believe it!!! Sadly the service only got worse from there! But, yes, I always look on the bright side, and that view was simply dazzling!!!

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  5. Krista

    I absolutely LOVE your rooftop breakfast experience. What a perfect start to your rather stressful day. Thank goodness for watering holes to restore rumpled spirits. 🙂

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  6. The Travel Chica

    I cannot believe your mom said that to you! I think if I ever get married, I’ll have to elope to avoid all of the wedding stress. I don’t think I’m the type that could handle it well.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I definitely had thoughts of elopement trust me on that, but at the end of the day even with all of the stress the wedding was worth it! Would do it again in a heartbeat. Having all of my loved ones come together to celebrate our love…priceless! 🙂

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  7. Rease

    That flower shop lady sounds very unpleasant. I am so glad your mom made it! That is so sweet that she faced her biggest fear to see your wedding.

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  8. Elisa

    OMG, your mom is too much!

    These are really gorheous photos Andi! Though I kind of felt like coming over there and giving the rude florist a piece of my mind!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      If you only knew how much worse it got from there, I have no doubt you’d be on the next plane to BsAs to kick her butt for me haha! Thanks a million for the kind words on my photos. And yeah, you know Moms!!!

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  9. Alex

    Your poor Mom! I’m glad that in the end you were able to get married in a place that made you happy and that she was able to share it with you!

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  11. Ceri

    Awwww, your poor mum. I’m terrified of the idea of flying too. 😛

    That woman seemed so rude. There’s certain ways of speaking to people. She should have asked you politely if she didn’t want you taking pictures but it sounded like she wasn’t even bothering. :S

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