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Leslie + Rick : Married

Wedding Date: May 24, 2008
Photographers: Mariae*, Vince* and Thurston*
Venue:
Paraiso Maravilla
Wedding Coordinator: Kelly from Eventology Weddings
Cake: Edible Designs by Jessie
Videographer: Rusty Bryce
Catering: Cafe Natalie
Shuttle Service: A Ambassador
Linens: Distinctive Details
DJ: Jason with Daulong Mobile Music

Finally, Leslie+Rick's wedding! I'm just going to throw this out there - but I'm thrilled that Leslie+Rick's wedding is finally over!!! And I do mean that in the the best I heart Leslie and Rick's way possible. :) There have just been numerous - okay, seriously, ridiculously crazy number of challenges that has been thrown their way. I thought at my own wedding, when my cake was late, that was bad....or at a recent wedding when the wedding cake didn't show at all, was bad....or a wedding a few years ago, when the bride forgot the garter and the groom threw his shoes instead at the single guys (don't ask) was pretty bad...but Leslie+Rick tops it all. Their original venue that they booked over a year in advance was unable to host their wedding and they had to move their wedding to a different venue about 2.5 weeks (no, not twenty five weeks - TWO AND A HALF weeks) before the wedding. Can you imagine the logistics of all that??!! Of course there was the shingles outbreak that happened a month before her wedding (just right before her bridal portrait session)...and I think Leslie was also studying for some sort of crazy neuro/anatomy or something sorta finals. Really??? Right before a wedding??! But........the good news. Paraiso Maravilla had a cancellation two weeks before Leslie+Rick's wedding, and they were able to book Paraiso Maravilla two weeks prior to their wedding (unheard of - especially Memorial Day weekend!!!) So all should have been good and dandy then right?.......

Not quite. Apparently, there was some sort - we'll call it a mix up at the bank (and won't blame any of this on the bride) and a week or so before the wedding, Leslie tells me that vendors are calling her letting her know that her checks are bad. (Of course, she knows they aren't...and the bank tells her her account is at zero dollars!!) The bank fixed the glitch and they are back in business. Almost.

On the morning of the wedding, Rick went out to the bank to do banking stuffs (yes, these are official financial terminology). While there, the bank had a black out and their computer systems go down as they pull up Rick's bank account. Oh, and guess what stalkers...it's not over yet....

When I got to the hotel and was taking the getting ready pictures, Leslie tells me that she and Rick is currently locked out of their room (some sort of technical malfunction with the electronic key thingamajig). Their room housed her makeup...(not a big deal, you can always borrow makeup). Their marriage license. Oops. Their wedding rings. Double oops. The hotel finally get someone on it....and about 45 minutes or so before we are supposed to get out to Paraiso Maravilla, the hotel staff gets the door situation fixed.

And through all that, I have only seen the biggest of smiles on Leslie's face. Seriously, anyone else would have collapsed with all the challenges thrown at them...and she told me that if that's the worst that happens to her on her wedding day...then she's okay with that. Five words. RICK IS A LUCKY GUY. Okay, enough chattering...more pictures - and there's lots of 'em!

Meet Rick and Leslie. This picture of Leslie is actually for her aunt........who requested something a little bit more traditional. :)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Getting ready at the hotel.
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Some details. (You can see my shadow in the wedding dress picture. That's how I sneak into other people's wedding pictures. :-P)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla


Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Leslie's shoes are the same kind that was worn in the Dirty Dancing movie.
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Leslie's mom helping her with her shoes. I liked both pictures and didn't want to choose which one to blog...so I blogged both. :oP.
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

The First Look. This was probably the funniest/slightly exasperating first look that I have ever shot. I loved how the event unfolded. First Leslie walk up to Rick - which we had instructed to turn away...
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

But before Leslie could make it all the way there, people were shouting for her dad to come view the first look (if you look closely, he's outside watching the entire thing)....then her mom was trying to get Leslie's attention to put on her veil (not knowing a first look was in progress)...and Rick's mom coming up to him to give him some congratulatory words and hugs......Here's Leslie telling everyone that she's trying to do a first look....Rick's been standing with his back turned for at least 5-10 minutes already..........
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Finally, Leslie just told Rick to turn around because it was ruined. HA HA HA. It wasn't. It was actually very memorable and wonderful and perfect. Plus, look at the last picture from the First Look. This is the whole point of doing a First Look. :)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

The good thing about doing a First Look...it gives us some time to shoot some of these before the ceremony...........
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

As well as these.............
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

But I guess, we could have done those pictures above without the First Look. But we wouldn't have gotten a chance to shoot this picture of the wedding party on the stairs...and would have had to wait to do the Bride and Groom formal portrait......
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

...as well as other family portraits. Here's Leslie with her brothers....and Rick with her brothers.
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

...a close up....(now scroll back up to the previous picture to see Rick being lifted off the ground by both of Leslie's brothers.)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

After family formals, I got a few minutes with Leslie and Rick before the ceremony for some "alone time" pictures. :)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

One of my favorites. :)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

While I was doing all the above images....Thurston was busy grabbing these shots for me...
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

.....I heart chivari chairs.
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

I really heart chivari chairs. :)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

This picture signifies the ceremony is about to start........
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla


Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

A Paraiso Maravilla wedding. Leslie and Rick had a packed house!
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla


Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Right before the first kiss, the groomsmen had this joke planned on Rick. Leslie is slightly taller than Rick...and even a little bit "slightier" taller than Rick with her heels on...so as they were being pronounced man and wife, the groomsmen whipped out a step stool for Rick to stand on so he could be taller than Leslie. Rick was an awesome sport and as you can see, totally used it to his advantage. :)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Mr. and Mrs. :)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

So, because guests started to arrive while we were in pictures before, I pulled the couple outside for just a few more.....here we are...proof that we do indeed have the best job in the world. :)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

The image that I shot from how I posed them above. And one in the street. Just because.
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

One of my other favorites. :)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

A "No Access" area, that we accessed for this picture. Thurst strategically hid himself behind him in the tight little nook to slave a backlight for me. Yum. :)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Reception details. The tablescapes.
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Leslie and Rick used some of the images from our engagement session for their sign-in book. I think this may be a copyright violation :oP. I took a picture as evidence for later. HA HA.
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Leslie's cake. I love love love the details on her cake - especially the brooch. And the wedding rings on Rick's groom cake - which happens to be a cataraman setting sail. Stalkers, that's a real cake. Not a toy. Totally edible. :)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

First Dance. This picture makes me happy. No, I have to say that they make me happy. :)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Stalkers. I heart this picture of Leslie's dance with her dad. This is her all the time.
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Rick and his mom during a very emotional mother/son dance.
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

And now...onto the real order of business. Line dancing. Check out how the girls are on one side and the guys on the other. Just like in middle school..........
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Whoaaaaa. Rick busting a move. (I was showing him some of my awesome dance skillZ, and this was his response to it.) Actually, all the groomsmen were clustered here near the bar so they could do a personal toast to Rick. It basically went like this (I think - no, I'm pretty sure, one of Leslie's brother wrote this toast...) - "You cheat. You die." After which, all the guys raised their glasses to Rick and repeated at the top of their lungs......."You cheat. You die." It was awesome.
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

But really guys, that toast is obviously soooo unnecessary...not when Leslie is stylin' with these on........I love twists during the wedding!
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Rick on the floor. Wait. Didn't I see this move before? Why fix it if it's not broke right folks? :)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

And I just wanted to show you guys how rockin' their party was.......
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

......and I'm not sure who this little cutie belongs to - but I had to give him some blog love. And Vince caught this exit picture of Leslie and Rick. They did a "picture" exit. Then Leslie got changed into a hot dress and the party continued...........they outpartied us. You guys win. :)
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

And just a quick little fun photoshoot in this fun little BCBG number. I've checked the size of the dress, and I think although it may be a little long on me...I can fit it. So Leslie, hand it over :oP.
Pink Posh Leslie and Rick Paraiso Maravilla

Leslie+Rick, you guys are simply amazing. It has truly been a joy for me during this past year getting to know you two. Despite everything that happened - or maybe because of everything that happened - your wedding turned out to be absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way. Congratulations and welcome to married bliss :o).

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  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    November 3, 2008 at 10:37 PM  

    Congrats to Leslie and Rick. By the way the photographs are absolutly beautiful. I was wondering if you knew where the bride got her "baby" shoes.

    Amelia top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    December 4, 2008 at 3:11 AM  

    WHERE IN THIS WORLD DID YOU FIND THOSE "DIRTY DANCING" SHOES???????????????????????? top

  • Blogger Brandon says so:
    December 9, 2008 at 1:40 AM  

    Congrats on your wedding it looks like it must have been amazing and beautiful. I wish you two the best in the future. I was wondering though where you were able to find the shoes that leslie wore in your wedding? If you have any information please let me know.

    Brnadon top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    October 18, 2009 at 8:58 PM  

    Leslie.. where did you find those shoes? top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    June 11, 2010 at 11:50 PM  

    congrats to Rick & Leslie. I have also been looking for the same baby shoes please reply Thank you top