It was a beautiful celebration of love and devotion on Saturday when Enrique and Valeria shared their vows at Coronado Baptist Church. Our day began with meeting Valeria at Coronado at noon to capture some beautiful photos of her impeccable makeup. Upon Valeria's arrival we were able to capture some stunning images of Valeria prepping her wedding dress and sharing special moments with family. We were afforded the opportunity to photograph all the intricate details that truly made the wedding dress beautiful and unique. The exquisite bead work and all the buttons made this dress a one-of-a-kind. The back of the wedding dress was detailed while the front was an elegant masterpiece of contemporary simplicity.
The buttons on Valeria's dress span the entire length of the dress and the sleeves contained buttons the entire length as well.
The wedding ceremony began at 1:30 with a wonderful entrance of the groom followed by family, flower girls and finally the bride being escorted by her father. All members of the party were gathered at the front of the church to celebrate the ceremony with four songs giving thanks and praise for this most beautiful of days. After the songs had ended Pastor Mike Woods began speaking about the devotion of two becoming one and the importance of this momentous event. Pastor Woods sermon was of commitment, compromise, patience and understanding. It was a sermon worthy of such a beautiful ceremony.
Following the sermon, Enrique and Valeria approached the communal to receive communion and accept the body and blood of Christ.
The ceremony carried on with an exchange of rings and vows sealing a future together as husband and wife. With some laughter and tears Enrique and Valeria became one on this beautiful day sharing their love with family and friends.
Following the ceremony was a fantastic celebration at The Cortez in downtown El Paso. The Cortez is a wonderful building full of history and splendor. On the 10th floor is a grand ballroom which became the central location for the reception housing family, friends and loved ones. The ballroom was decorated beautifully with the brides chosen colors and there was seating for two hundred. In the middle was a dance floor with a DJ to carry the celebration long into the night.