August 16, 2014
I would like to say, right up front, before i start sharing with you the photos of this perfect wedding day, that every wedding is unique. That is why it never gets old or tiring or monotonous =) And on this day a girl from Panama and a boy for Lancaster County Pa joined their hearts for forever. From the vows to the smiles to the pretty pretty details.... it just couldn't have been much better for these two.
Here it is in their own words.
Just over a year ago, our story began. Two people brought
together by God’s grace — now ready to begin our lives
anew, celebrating all the special joys that love can bestow.
What began as a simple friendship at our church has
blossomed into a special bond between two cultures, two
families and two worlds. We are so excited to share our
story with you as we begin a new journey as husband and
wife. We bring together the best of two cultures, bound by
the desire to do what we love the most — helping others,
serving our Savior, cherishing each day together. Please
join us for our special day of love and new blessings.
Eli & Yauri: May God grant you all of the desires of both of your hearts. We loved being a part of your wedding day. The two of you make a beautiful couple for sure!!
We have a nice amount of time to get some beautiful bridal shots before the wedding.
Loved how much natural lighting we had to work with.
In Panama it is tradition for the bride's mother to bring her bouquet to her.
Eli & Yauri had an amazing set of vows written for each other.
Sometimes laughing other times crying - they read them to each other. Here is snippets of both:
Yarui, there was a time that I thought marriage wasn’t for me, that I was not good enough for
anyone. I kept seeing all my friends getting married to their wonderful friends.
And more and more I thought “This just isn’t for me.” So I thought “OK, I’ll just prepare myself
to be a bachelor”. But I I did’t like the sound of that either.
I’m grateful that someone told me that I’m a nice person and that God will have someone for
me because that got me thinking that maybe there is someone who would be good for me and
maybe I could be lucky enough to meet that woman.
So, I started praying more and letting it in God’s hands that, in time, He would connect me with
someone ....like this lady standing right here in front of me.
Eli, I want to tell you that I promise to love you forever. I will never give you reason to doubt.
I will keep it in my heart and remind you that you were the miracle in my life when nothing
seemed to be going right. God brought you into my life as an angel who will take care of me
You will always be my man – my best friend, and my love. With God by our side, Eli, I promise
to love you, to honor you, to cherish and encourage you.
I love you with all my heart.
Everyone who could not understand English was given translating devices.
Mr. & Mrs. Eli King!!!
I love how all the colors she chose came together....
This adorable one-of-a-kind cake topper by Mayte's cake country of Panama.
Yauri had incredible details at her wedding! The whole day revolved around family and friends and just showed exactly how big-hearted this couple is. There was so much dancing and laughter and smiles and hugs. And did i mention dancing?! This bride could dance!!!!
This bridal party was so fun. And pretty - Loved spending time with them.
Father - Daughter Dance...
Then this happened and things got crazy fun!!
List of Vendors :
Vows: attached Eli and Yauri's vows.
Wedding invitation mini book: designed by bride, printed by minted.com
Appetizers: panamanian food style, made by bride's family
Catering: Klassie Kakes & Katering by Peaches Gehman
Flowers: Flowers by Sharon
Wedding coordinators: Soraya Smith (cousin of the bride), Sharon Beiler from Flowers by Sharon
Venue: The Cottonwood House by Galen & Vern Smoker in Cochranville, PA(friend of the bride and groom)
Venue decoration: Bride's family (sisters, cousin and aunts) & Vern Smoker
Wedding cake: Byers Butterflake Bakery in Leola, PA
Dessert table: made by groom's sister, Leiane Schulte(friend of the bride), decorated by sister of the bride
Candy Bar: candies by the Lollipop Shoppe in Bird in Hand, PA, decorated by sister of the bride
Bride's shoes: by Aldo
Wedding bride gown: Classic Wedding in Litittz, PA
DJ: Penguin Productions by Michael Greer
Latin Live Band: Grupo Sonymas
Photo Booth: Big Party Photo Booth by Ben Reeder
Jewelry: rings Rainbow Jewelers by Ralph
Wedding chalkboard signs: by Mariah Sensenich
Art, design & printing: wedding programs, table names by Maribel Moreno art designer
Hair & Makeup: by Chelsea Schoff & Stephanie Colamarino
Groom's Gown: Centra PA Tuxedo
Ceremony Guitarist Player: Scott Zimmerman
Ceremony Cello Player: Matt Fahnestock
Ceremony Solo Singer: Mckenna Whisler
Picture guest sign idea: Panama's photography studio
Linen, china glass: made by Mitzy (aunt of the bride) and groom's sister & mom, rented now by bride & groom
Lighting: groom & bride
Dance floor: by Merl Esh
Details & decorations: bride-groom champagne glasses, florist baskets, knife cake by Graciela Munoz (friend of the bride)
Bride hangers name: made by Graciela Munoz (friend of the bride)