Los Rodriguez Wedding

I already wrote out this long, detailed post about all the fun aspects of our wedding, but it was boring and I’d hate to have a boring post describing of one of the best days of my life, and one of the most fun parties I’ve ever been to. So here’s a few quick words about the wedding and then I’ll just let photos do the rest of the talking. Ya escribi un post largo y detallado sobre todo lo entretenido que tuvo nuestro matrimonio, y no quiero aburrirlos con otro post describiendo una de los mejores dias de mi vida, y una de las fiestas mas entretenidas que he participado. Asi que aqui van unas cuantas palabras sobre la boda y luego dejare que las fotos hablen por si solas.
my mom made me that veil!

I always knew I wanted a Christmas wedding, just like my parents. Poinsettias are my favorite “flower” and I love the red and white combination that goes so well with Christmas. It’s also a time of year when people are feeling festive, family is all together and, practically speaking, many people have time off from work and school. It was doubly great for Javier and me because we had two weddings, a winter one here and a summer one in Chile ( it’s summer there in December). The wedding was held at Second Presbyterian Church on Belmont Boulevard, the reception was in the refectory at the Divinity School at Vanderbilt. My dad and a group of his friends were the live music for the reception which was unbeatable…I will always, always advocate for live music at a reception. Nothing gets an entire room full of people of all ages dancing like a live band.  I also had the phenomenal wedding photographer Austin Gros (austingros.com) who captured every single moment and then some and ran a great photobooth the whole time (all photos in this post are from Austin!). Siempre quise una boda de Navidad, como la de mis papas. Poinsetas son mis flores favoritas, y me encanta la combinacion blanco y rojo que va bien con Navidad. Tambien es la epoca del ano donde todos se sienten contentos con las fiestas, las familias estan juntas, y muchos tienen timepo libre. Fue doblement genial para mi y Javier porque tuvimos dos bodas, una en invierno y una en verano en Chile (es verano alla en Diciembre). La ceremonia fue en la Segunda Iglesia Presbiteriana en Belmonmt boulevard, la fiesta fue en la escuela de Divinidad en Vanderbilt. Mi papa y sus amigos tocaron musica en vivo en la fiesta…siempre recomiendo musica en vivo en una fiesta. Nada llena un lugar con gente de todas las edades bailando como una banda en vivo. Tambien tuve un fotografo fantastico, Austin Gros (austingros.com) que capturo cada momento y mas…y tambien saco fotos en un mini estudio que puso en una esquina (todas las fotos de este post fueron sacadas por Austin!)

they both raised me, they both walk me down the aisle!
Javi, my mom and I all contributed to making that cupcake stand! It turned out awesome.
the best wedding party!
Javier's side (Maca, Paula, Javi, Ian, Colleen)
LOVE these girls, and I don't see them enough. Gretchen, Dani, (me), Corinne, Nikita
The service was entirely bilingual – my aunt Marian did the Spanish version and Jim Kitchens did the English
The reception!
My aunt is from Guatemala and she and my grandma brought those tablecloths back when they went to Guatemala before the wedding
father-daughter dance!
first dance
father of the bride rocking out on the keys

Uncle Scott on bass
Mom and aunts Marilyn and Dana on the mic

Javi dancing with his mom
Javi and his dad
Again, words don’t really do justice to the amount of fun we had that night! It was crazy, the party lasted until around 1:30 at least and so many people stayed until the very end, it was just amazing. It was also incredible to be able to have Javier’s family here for the first time (first time in the US too!) and we are SO excited to have them back here next week so we can show them around Nashville without having a wedding to worry about. We’ll post about the second wedding on that anniversary, Dec. 26! De nuevo, palabras no pueden expresar lo bien que lo pasamos esa noche! Fue genial, la fiesta duro hasta mas menos 1:30am y mucha gente se quedo hasta el final, fue genial! Tambien fue increible poder tener a la familia de Javier aqui por primera vez (primera vez en USA tambien!) y estamos MUY contentos de que vendran nuevamente la proxima semana y podremos mostrarles Nashville sin preocuparnos de un matrimonio. Postearemos sobre nuestra segunda boda en unstro segundo aniversario de ano, Diciembre 26!
new brothers-in-law

grandma and all the grandkids
all the best friends from high school!
Javi and all his friends from Belmont tennis
love this! girlfriends from college
and a group of some of the most outstanding fellas I know

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