Real Wedding: Naty + Tico - Happily Ever After in Colombia

“This moment is finally here…the difficult one where I have to stand here and express what I’m feeling. It’s hard but it’s my duty and I have to face it,” Naty’s father says, smiling.

It’s time to toast. To his right is his wife, his left their daughter with her very recent husband, Ernesto, who in turn is accompanied by his parents. Everyone smiles. It seems that Tico and Naty truly found each other in God’s plans. Although the time is emotional, happiness vibrates in the atmosphere.

It was a mutual friend who introduced them. Naty had doubts about the Masters that she wanted to study abroad and was then introduced to Ernesto. For the next 4 months the relationship was stretched between Skype and Facetime conversations because Naty, was finishing up her Masters from Barranquilla and Ernesto was finishing his MBA and working in London. When Naty decided to travel to Milan, Ernesto traveled from Exeter to meet her there. That was their first visit in September 2015. Since then and despite Ernesto’s work demands, their visits became longer and more regular – always in Italy: the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Milan…but nothing would be as special as Naty’s first visit to England.

After graduating, they traveled together to London. As they walked through the Statuary Hall in the V&A Museum, Tico turned to Naty and told her something that took her by surprise: ‘I already know you’re mine,’ and then proposed to her. She also felt the same. He, returning to Colombia in February, would talk to both his parents and hers, to begin preparations for the wedding.

“Our kids grow up, and today mine has decided to make this commitment. Along the way she found herself a very good person, a good man who has God in his heart and this gives us, her parents, great peace of mind,” Naty’s father continues with his toast. And making God part of their love, Naty and Tico decided that the ceremony would be a religious one, held by their priest – a friend of Naty’s family, Father David Lopez, in the Club Lagos de Caujaral, a beautiful environment surrounded by nature with a lake as the background. The ceremony was completed by a romantic sunset.

“My little Naty looks so beautiful today. You’re beautiful in that dress and with your flowers and all…but the most beautiful thing about you is that smile showing your happiness and excitement,” continues the speech, but it would be a mistake to think that this is just daddy’s opinion. Naty really looked stunning in her dress – Italian silk with a semi-exposed back and details in lace and organza. Along with her heels, her dress was from Acquachiara. Her makeup was done by Shadia Acosta and her hair stylist was Gustavo Castro. He put 3 small roses on one side of her up-do – a fresh and natural look that represents her well. On her finger she had a ring designed by her husband and made by the famous Sebastian Jaramillo and her bouquet was the work of Monica Angulo; white and pastel pink roses, to match the groom’s jacket.

Yes, Tico had a pink jacket that was designed by Alex Baute. It was  a set together with the shirt, white pants and gray tie, and it looked great. He had dark pink socks and Vélez shoes. They had artesanal gelato by Andrea Sierra and music by Andrea Kopp and the Georgette Band.

The reception was decorated by eucalyptus and green foliage, which was also in the centerpieces, with little signs that mentioned the cities visited by the couple in Europe: Amalfi, London, Exeter, Milan, Naples, Bologna…

By nightfall, candles complemented the decoration and roof lights covered the dance floor and some of the tables, even the tree in the middle of the place was decorated – all was the work of excellent decorator Christ Hernandez.

The menu was the work of the venue: the first course was fish ceviche and the main course was salmon with herbs or chicken in creamy sauce. A creole touch for their foreign guests.

When the toasts were over, someone in the audience shouted “long live the newlyweds!” and the celebrations began.

With the tennis shoes Naty designed herself, especially for brides, from her brand: Shoes Ware, a venture that she started with Tico, they danced to ‘Enrédame’ by Fonseca. The pictures, taken by photographer Christian Goenaga, recorded the beauty of the moment…the beauty of every moment. The quality of his photographs is truly amazing.

“I want to toast to happiness, to the bride and groom and thanks for joining us” Naty’s father concluded. Naty agrees, stating: “The happiest day of our lives, we were very fortunate.” 

Ceremony & celebration: Club Lagos de Caujaral | Dress & Shoes: Acquachiara | Bride’s Tennis Shoes: Zapatos Ware | Makeup: Shadia Acosta | Hair Stylist: Gustavo Castro | Ring: Sebastián Jaramillo | Florist: Mónica Angulo | Groom’s Outfit: Alex Baute | Groom’s Shoes: Vélez | Artesanal Gelato: Andrea Sierra | Band: Georgette Band | Decoration: Cristo Hernández | Video: William Torres Films | Photography: Christian Goenaga / Wedding Photographer | Orchestra: Eddy Rodríguez | Animation: Sandra Escudero | Wedding planner: Edna Cahuana | Musical group: Martín Bosio |

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