Natalie and Mauro met while in college, and years later after graduating they took a trip to Mexico for Mauro's birthday. While on the small Island of Las Caletas, after dinner and a live performance, the two took a romantic stroll on the shore where Mauro proposed.
Natalie and Mauro were married at St. Jude's in Albuquerque joined by their closest friends and family. With a sister as the Maid of Honor and a brother as the best man, the bridal party did everything they could to make things easier for the couple, putting their needs first. The bridal party was dressed in sleek blacks and adorned with bright red and white flowers in their bouquets and boutonnieres. Natalies bouquet also contained white anemones, succulents and a magenta protea.
As a huge Kate Spade fan, Natalie donned white jeweled Kate Spade heels and wore Kate Spade's signature fragrance. And as a cartoon fan, Mauro and his groomsmen wore socks of their favorite cartoons and video games.
After their ceremony the couple and their bridal party traveled to their reception, stopping to take photos. Even though rain threatened in the background, the whole group continued to have fun. And even when the rain started in the middle of photos of the couple, they were still nothing short of happy.
Once at the reception they were greeted by cheers from their family and a mariachi band began to play.
Natalie's dad Dj'd the night and created the most wonderful playlist for the evening.
Natalie's sister had everyone laughing during her speech, and Mauro's brother left everyone in tears and a standing ovation.
The rest of the evening was spent with dancing and everyone taking turns at the photo booth. It was obvious that Natalie and Mauro had invited those they truly loved as they spent time with each guest, and remained surrounded by those who loved them. Congrats Natalie and Mauro!
Ceremony Venue: St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Isleta Resort & Casino
Florist: For the Love of Flowers
Hair and Makeup: PMP Salon
Jewelry: John Thomas Jeweler
Shoes: Kate Spade
Dress store: Bridal Elegance by Darlene
Dress Designer: Allure
Tuxes/Suits: Suits Unlimited
Cake/Desserts: Isleta Resort & Casino