Category: Wedding photographer in Ponferrada
Whenever someone asks us about our wedding, we always respond with a cheerful smile that it was a series of catastrophic misfortunes, and we like to make them laugh explaining some more details, as for example, the “big tragedy” that unfolded when we forgot in the bride’s house the silver unity coins and we found ourselves in the need of replacing them with the generous contributions of our guests, amongst many of the anecdotes from our wedding day. However, speaking from the core of our hearts, we would declare that never, not even in our greatest dream, we would have expected to feel such amounts of joy, love and happiness in just one day.
It was perfect.
If there is anything we have learned from our wedding, is that perfection doesn’t reside in a flawless dress, nor in a perfectly scheduled timing that needs to followed rigorously; a perfect day resides in the tears of happiness that tear down your partner’s face; in your parent´s sincere and warmhearted embrace, in your friend’s laughter, in an unexpected dance…
It was crucial for our glorious day:
- Election of providers. Finding YOUR provider. Don´t rely solely on recommendations and ratings. Get to know them and let them learn about you. Only this way will he be able to advice what is best for you, and you will be able to place your trust blindly in him. We met Sergio Cueto by chance, thanks to a post-wedding report of an acquaintance, and we immediately loved him. Sergio´s photographs are pure art, and when we met him in person we fell in love irrevocably; with him, with his vision, with how passionate he is… It must be him. We still thank God, Buddha, the Force, and the 7 for having sent him that email.
- Delegate responsibilities. Although you will spend months organizing the wedding, the actual ceremony will only last less than 24 hours, without previous rehearsals. You must face it: not everything will take place as expected. It may be advisable, for you to be able to relax and enjoy your wedding day, to keep close people that will run off to find the best solution as soon as you exchange meaningful looks. Making sure that your provider will know what you want and what you expect from them will also be helpful.
- Attitude. Even if you followed every piece of advice in the world, if you let a spill on your dress, a faded mascara, a song played at the wrong moment, or unity coins that have been lost to wipe the smile away from you, you will be accountable for jeopardizing your moment, and I can assure you that it is not worth it.
It is YOUR day, not your dress’ day, your wedding reception’s day, nor your guests’ day. Everything that takes place in your wedding is to make YOU happy, and not the other way around.
Enjoy every second, have fun, cry out of joy, laugh, feel the love of the people that surround you, and do not hesitate to hire Sergio Cueto, so that he can capture all those precios moments forever with each and every one of his photographs: he will give you a pathway to go back to those moments every time you wish to do so.
A perfect wedding in Ponferrada
Laura and César can’t recall the moment when they started to be indispensable for each other, and whan it became all about LOVE. Honestly, I don’t think it matters. Sometimes, love is like thrilling or blinking: I have never met anyone who experienced it just once. However, there are lovers, and then there is the capital-letter LOVE. The latter is the one that César and Laura, whom do not know where one starts and where the other ends, are experiencing.
The trace of time leads to many terrible circumstances, but it may also lead to good things. And, sometimes, it exposes that actually there is LOVE, even after the sinking of the Titanic (right, Laura?). Even more, it teaches us to smell from the distance the person that you own, and when you realize they are still beside you even after a million years, you lose the feelings of shame and embarrassment, and you learn to love yourself, to accept yourself, both the good and the bad things. You become relaxed. You realize, just like César did with Laura, that being warm and loving is the only way to be. Somehow, life ceases to be a test because there is no need to demonstrate what is important.
Furthermore, the passing of time proves that the eyes that look back at you from the other side of the bed are the ones that you want beside you forever, and that at this point you dislike the cold side of the bed, whatever label you use to describe the relationship. When César landed in Paris, more precisely in Montmatre, in front of the Wall of Love, he became one of those fearless people that do not hesitate to label their feelings and verbalize then in a wedding.
Laura and César are, without a doubt, a fun people. They wanted to organize a wedding that held the perfect balance between traditional and freaky tone. Their wedding was an adventure in pursuit of the most unexpected details of the manga subculture, Game of Thrones world, … and they did not – not even for half a second- succumb to the adversities that unraveled during their big day. To be honest, it was a day were went from crying to laughing during the magical ceremony, full of great excitement were there was not a lack of affectionate kisses, nervous breakdowns nor catastrophical events.
Without a doubt, forgetting the unity coins and having to start the search for substituting them in the wedding, was one of the most amusing setback that occurred. Although I guess in that moment they considered it a serious problema, it is actually a very common misfortune, and they were able to solve the problem cheerfully, as a result of the happiness they irradiated and the guests’ resourcefulness.
The party was lively and original, with its own breath-taking details and big surprises. Undoubtedly, they are the kind of people that belief details make a world of difference, and that surely their wedding was going to be remembered for long by all of those who attended. The truth is that they also offered an incredibly elaborated dessert that left many speechless, as they served a reproduction of John Snow’ sword to cut the cake: he is one of the most appreciated characters from Game of Thrones, but he is not definitely the soul of the party. However, Laura and César took advantage of his joyful wedding to demonstrate that John’s sword may be suitable for fun moments if you couple it with One Piece figures in your wedding cake. 😉
The success of their wedding day was due to the sum the little details and emotive events that took place. Maybe something as simple as enjoying the moment, living relaxed, without giving a second thought to anything that was not enjoying the moment and sharing it with their loved ones. Maybe that is the reason why they went along with every mad idea that I suggested. They relaxed and they avoided being stressed or saddened when things did not go as expected.
The moral of the story from Laura and César’s wedding day in Ponferrada? You have to enjoy the moment, relax and live every second of your wedding day. Millions of stories may take place during this special day (it would not be the first time). But as they say, “it is YOUR day, not your dress’ day, your wedding reception’s day, nor your guests’ day. Everything that takes place in your wedding is to make YOU happy, and not the other way around”. The above explained moral of the story is easier to understand when the couple is conscious of the fact that the wedding is not the final destination, but rather a path to walk every day of their life.
Ceremony: Basílica de la Encina (Ponferrada)
Reception: El Oro de Roma
Wedding dress: Pily Scarlatta
Groom suit: Sastrería Foraster
Makeup & hairdresser: Encina Macías