ROSA + CALIXTO villa de cortez wedding | weslaco, texas

I panicked immediately following the Boston marathon incident and emailed Rosa and Calixto to make sure they were out of harm's way. Currently from Boston, Calixto is a South Texas native who fell in love with his Peruvian princess, Rosa. They agreed to marry in Calixto's home town and decided on the lovely Villa de Cortez in Weslaco, Texas as the location of their reception.

I met Rosa and Calixto about two months prior to their wedding date. They were in South Texas planning their summer wedding and I could not have been happier to meet them. After our initial consultation they hired me and I added them to my summer schedule. A very special thank you to Karen and Leo from Palacios Photography for the referral! 

Rosa is soft spoken, intelligent, and a classy woman in its true essence of the word. She likes organization and was on top of her wedding planning. Calixto provides a perfect balance to her demeanor, acting as a comic to make Rosa smile. The two of them together make a great pair and it was evident that their love for one another is based on a deep and intimate level. 

These two were a pleasure to work with and I am glad that I was able to photograph such a special day for them. Rosa and Calixto, congratulations on your marriage!

Being from Boston, Rosa picked an absolutely beautiful vintage Priscilla of Boston wedding gown and adorned it with a brand new, rhinestone encrusted waist sash. Her bridal attire was impeccable. Lest not forget the groom, he cleaned up really well. Together, they look very much the fairy tale part. 

It should be noted that this ceremony was a slightly different from all of the other wedding ceremonies I have photographed. Being from originally from Peru, Rosa's heritage was definitely included in this South Texas Catholic ceremony. It was a beautiful new experience for me as an individual and as a wedding photographer. Thank Rosa and Calixto! 

Special thank you to Joshua, my husband and business partner, who was my second shooter for the day. He did amazing and also fed me lunch ;) Thank you dear!!!

Happy Friday friends!