Zankyou Real Wedding: Lucia and George
Today we are fortunate enough to share the wonderful real wedding of Lucia & George. The couple happily shared with us one of the most important day of their lives. Take a minute and enjoy the incredible details of their perfect day.
Lucia Mallea (B.A. in creative communication and founder of the Wedding Factory) and George Leamon (Coordinator and developer of international projects in the OEA), had a super special wedding on November 6, 2010. The nuptials were in two parts: Buenos Aires and stateside. Lucia fondly traces back the best moments of her beloved day with George.
The ceremony was held in Santa Elena, Palermo. George said his vows in spanish and me in English, which surprisingly everyone understood perfectly!
The reception was divine! We chose Villa Madero with it’s rustic look and the room was very practical and lovely. The reception kicked the evening off with some delicious caipirinhas which were a hit to all the American guests we had in attendance.
An American touch to the reception was to use “koozies” – they are cup holders that keep your drink cold. We put on one side ”Lucia and George -November 6, 2010″ and on the opposite end read the translation as we Argentines would say it in spanish, “Lushea & Shorsh- six of doshmeldesh novembreeh.” It was very funny to see the Argentines read it and not understanding what it meant.
We also used stamped napkins saying ”Lucia & George - happy in love” and cup holders that said “Just Married”!
I love arts & crafts so I spent a lot of time making products and coordinating the decoration to ensure that everything was perfect.
For centerpieces, we had old pots and filled it with flowers and all the tea cups were filled with candles. The celing was full of flags and paper flowers.
The tables were identified with pictures of animal faces. Each guest had a pin with the image of the animal for the table. Our table was the pegasus, the winged horse!
The menu was all in english so that our American guests would know all the delicious Argentinian cuisine they were being served. The kids tables were decorated in fun paper with toys to play with as well as candies.
We had two very funny videos. A vibrant cartoon telling our story and the other was a surprise video made by our friends. We all ate popcorn as we laughed out loud watching the videos.
After everybody was done eating, George went on the dance floor and surprised us all with a dance that could qualify him to dance on “Dancing with the Stars”. We coordinated the steps and avoided stepping on each other as we had our first dance. The song was cheek to cheek by Frank Sinatra (The dance we put together was rehearsed in Uruguay with an awesome choreographer. You should’ve seen his face when he first saw George and I dancing together. He looked horrified. We were only supposed to take 3 classes but we ended up taking 12. He also shortened the song so we wouldn’t look like 2 clowns on the dance floor. I knew we were not the most graceful couple dancing, but the audience knew we were trying and they truly appreciated our effort. All the guests kept saying poor George! But the couple’s dance was all his idea and everyone was surprised about that fact.
Later towards the evening, an amazing jazz band played which got all of us dancing. It was amazing to see all the Americans and Argentines dancing together. The jazz music really transcended cultures, borders and generations. It was great to share that momen with everyone!
For the desert table, we put together a giant candy kiosk with everyone’s all time favorite candies. All the candy bags were all stamped “All you need is love” and it was gone in 5 mintues. It was a hit!
In the venue, we set up a little room where friends and family can record a video message for George and myself. It was a funny thing to see in the beginning all the nice and proper messages and as the night went on, people had more to drink so you can see that they were a bit more bolder with their videos. It is hysterical watching it all now.
We wanted our guests to take a memorable gift so we gathered many pictures of George and I that were taken at an amusement park when we were in Montevideo, Uruguay. We had a wonderful time that day riding all the rides and eating cotton candy all day. We put the pictures up in a string using clothespins. We captured this special day and wanted to share it with all our loved ones.
Did you guys not love this wedding with all the personal details and touches that went into it? We hope you got some ideas from the wedding and make sure to put your own signature on it.
Make Up: Lucia Numer from Estudio Numer. Blog: Http://Estudionumer.Blogspot.Com
Hair: Gaby Luna De Luna Novias
Dress: Maria Eugenia Gonzalez Alzaga
Invitations: Sofia Tagle of Buho Design. Facebook: Http://Www.Facebook.Com/Estudiobuho
Individual designs and menu: Lucia & Lupe de Olga of Arte Grafico
Photographer: Rafa, de Concepto Rd
All images from the U.S. are by Http://Lucyparkerblog.Com/
Veil: La Tia Auro!, Cartoon video: Javier Benia, Flowers: Pili and Pati
We want to thank the couple Lucia and George for sharing their story with us and we wish them a lifetime of happiness together.