An Intimate Wedding Celebration


Happy Monday, Friends! If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have already seen the exciting news I'm sharing today. My Baby Boy got married on Valentine's Day! Jared aka Favorite Son and his lovely bride, Maria chose a simple ceremony in the gazebo at our local courthouse followed by an intimate celebration in the garden. The simplicity was lovely and there are lots of photos, so join me for the highlights of this romantic event... 


intimate garden wedding celebration
Photo Courtesy of Bekah Bee Photography


Actually, when I say they chose a simple ceremony, insisted is more accurate ;) They wanted an informal, no fuss wedding and while I have known that they were planning on getting married, the decision to have the ceremony on Valentine's Day was a last minute one, but it came together beautifully. Growing up as the only male in our home, Favorite Son is no stranger to valentine celebrations. This is one of my favorite childhood photos of him, taken after his older sisters dressed him up as cupid. He still has the same smile and who would have thought that this little cupid would end up having a Valentine's Day wedding eighteen years later?! 


intimate garden wedding


He met Maria online, a little over a year ago. When he introduced us via video chat, I knew she was special. At that time she was working as a nanny in London. She came here in July to spend the summer and the more I got to know her, the more I loved her. In January, Jared visited Maria in her hometown of Villarrobledo, Spain and met her large extended family. By that time, the couple had decided on marriage and received her family's blessing. 


intimate garden wedding
Photo Courtesy of Bekah Bee Photography


After a drizzly wet morning,  prayers were answered with gorgeous weather for the afternoon of the ceremony.  It was a simple and sweet celebration and I'm so happy for Maria and Jared. I'd like to thank their friend Bekah, who is a local photographer that captured some beautiful photos.  Now I'll let the rest of our photos speak for themselves. Enjoy! 


intimate garden wedding


intimate garden wedding


intimate garden wedding
Photo Courtesy of Bekah Bee Photography


intimate garden wedding
Photo Courtesy of Bekah Bee Photography


intimate garden wedding


intimate garden wedding


intimate garden wedding


intimate garden wedding


intimate garden wedding


intimate garden wedding


intimate garden wedding


intimate garden wedding
Photo Courtesy of Bekah Bee Photography



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21 comments:

  1. From Japan.
    CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES ON YOUR MARRIAGE.MAY THE YEARS AHEAD BE JOYFUL AND PROSPEROUS.
    Ryoma.

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  2. Congratulations to the newlyweds and to you, Cecilia! ♥♥

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  3. Thank you for sharing your family's joyous occasion! Blessings to all!

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  4. B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!! I love each and every photo (the one of Jared as Cupid is hilarious!) They look so happy - what a beautiful/handsome couple! Congratulations and best wishes to all!!

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  5. Congratulations to all!! What a beautiful wedding and a beautiful couple.

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  6. They look so happy! Blessings to them both!

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  7. SO beautiful, Cecilia! I love that young people are putting on their very own brand of wedding and your son's was delightful. Thanks for sharing it with us all :)

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  8. What a sweet wedding and one they will always remember. I think smaller celebrations of marriage are the best.

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  9. WOW ... such a lovely couple. Wishing them great happiness.
    I know you are so excited. Congratulations.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  10. What a sweet story and such a happy ending! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  11. Congrats!!!!! What a lovely couple and so smart not to waste all that money o a big splashy wedding!! This was simply a stunning wedding!! Beautiful!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  12. Their story really is romantic! They make a gorgeous couple and look so happy together! The pictures are lovely:) Congratulations all around! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  13. Congrats to your son and his new bride! Although it was simple, it still looks like it was a wonderful ceremony.

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  14. Congrats to your son and his new wife. What a beautiful day.

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  15. Congrats to the new couple and to you for acquiring a beatiful d-i-l. I could see your touches (like the rosemary and milk glass) in it. Thank you so much for sharing the pix; I LOVE looking at other people's pictures!

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  16. Congratulations to the newlyweds and both families. There's something to be said for intimate ceremonies and I love the cake. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

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  17. Congratulations to the adorable couple! I love that they just wanted a small, intimate wedding...how truly special the day was!

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