The happy couple, Carolina and Todd. (10/14/06)
The whole morning, all it did was rain on and off again. Which might not ordinarily be a problem were it not for the fact that it was an outdoor wedding. On the beach, no less! There was no indoor site where the wedding could be held, nor was there a Plan B in place.
But someone up there was looking out for carolina, because by the time the wedding started at 4:00, the clouds had cleared up and the sun had been shining brightly. It was perfect weather.
The wedding overlooked the beach at Crystal Cove State Park. (10/14/06)
The actual location was the Crystal Cove State Park, which offers three miles of Pacific coastline, plus wooded canyons, open bluffs, and offshore waters designated as an underwater park. The view from atop the cliff was stunning.
It was a bilingual ceremony, with live Spanish translations so that Carolina's friends and family from Peru weren't left out of the loop. The bride and groom even read their vows in each language, which was especially adventurous for Todd since he doesn't speak the language (he did great).
The reception was held in a cute little courtyard in San Juan Capistrano. (10/14/06)
It was an intimate wedding, with maybe 50 guests. But it was very special in that Tim and I were so happy for Carolina, who has found love. We definitely tip our hats to that (not that we actually wore hats).
The cake tasted as good as it looked. (10/14/06)
The reception was at Cafe Mozart, a quaint little botique restaurant in the heart of downtown San Juan Capistrano. They set up the tables in a cute little plaza, complete with a working stone fountain. And just as one would expect from a restaurant like that, the food and cake (made by the head chef himself) were fantastic.
Carolina's parents hold up their wedding photo from 1962. (10/14/06)
There was lots of salsa dancing after dinner and the cake. Even Tim was out there shaking what his mama gave him. Once things were dying down, we had two party crashers, who appeared to be around 12-13 years old. They went out on the empty dance floor and did their best hip hop moves to the music while the rest of us chuckled.
Our wild and crazy friend Nancy poses with Tim. (10/14/06)
Congratulations Carolina & Todd, and best wishes for a long and happy marriage.