Lucas and I were not supposed to join hands until Karen and Seba told us to later on in the ceremony. However, the second we were next to each we could not help but want to touch each other in some way, even if that meant messing up the ceremony a tiny bit. I vividly remember looking into his eyes and thinking there is no other place in this world I would rather be in this moment.
Karen and Seba formally welcomed our guests and thanked them for traveling all over the world to be with us on our special day. I had guests from as far as China and Australia! Then my parents stood up and gave us their blessing.
I loved our ‘officiant’s message’:
Today, we celebrate the love that Lucas and Andrea discovered six years ago here in Buenos Aires, which has brought them to this day. With love that deepens even more through the years, may they become one in sharing themselves with each other and yet remain truly two in their own uniqueness. From this day forward they are connected and they will walk this walk called life, hand in hand, committed as husband and wife eternally.
And then it was time for us to exchange our vows. We decided early on in the wedding planning process that it was important to both of us to write our own vows and that we would not share them with each other until the ceremony. I decided to say my vows in Spanish first, because I knew that once I said them in English I would begin to cry and there was no way I would be able to get through reading them in a foreign language.
Once I was finished, I breathed the hugest sigh of relief — I had been nervous about saying my vows in front of everyone for a year! Now I could not wait to listen to Lucas’. Which is your favorite photo?