It was dawn and the sun was beginning to rise in Buenos Aires. The air felt soft, the trees were full of chattering finches, and freshly brewed coffee wafted from the open door of a nearby café. I tried to savor the moment, as I prepared to leave the apartment for Faena Hotel + Universe, my wedding venue, but there was no way I could hear the finches or see the autumn foliage that camouflaged them. Because, it was my wedding day and nothing else existed in the world.
My fiancé, Lucas, and I, despite not being traditional, decided to spend the last night of our engagement apart from each other. Thus, I departed for Faena with my my Mom and Julie (my Dad and brother remained), as he made his way back to the apartment with his two brothers and Dad. His Mom and Grandmother would meet us ladies later on in the day.
Seba, from the best wedding photography duo in the world, Kyle Hepp Photography, shot the men. Here is a look at how they spent the hours leading up to the wedding:
My brother supplied the PlayStation.
While Lucas supplied the Fernet.
The men were so engrossed in their FIFA soccer game that you would have never guessed that they had a wedding to attend. I suppose this why they say that soccer is the great world uniter?
Thankfully, my brother reminded everyone that they needed to get ready. He had promised me that since he was my Man of Honor he would make certain that they made it to Faena on time.
In case anyone was unaware, I truly have the best brother in the world! He knew that I was going to be quite nervous the night before the wedding, so he spent months thinking of a way to calm me down. His brilliant solution: microwavable popcorn and the DVD Zoolander.
Since I would not show Lucas my dress before the wedding, he felt it only fair to not show me his tux as well. I tried to explain to him that it did not work that way, however there was no convincing him otherwise.
I love the fact that my brother and Lucas had only met a couple of times over the last six years and yet still feel so close to each other.
The same with my Dad. The first time he met Lucas he told him that he truly hoped to one day call him son. Now his wish was coming true!
The following is my favorite photo of the group. Both Lucas and his father make the exact same hand sign when signaling for a taxi. They had no idea that they did this until they later saw the photo. Like father like son, si?
Which is your favorite photo?