Erika and Rey : Wedding

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he bright sun bounced off her over-sized sunglasses and she smiled. She balanced her keys, sidebag, shopping bags, and a Nordstrom ice tea in her arms and looked quite bridelike as she entered the large doors of Coto De Caza Golf and Country Club. Her wedding day arrived and while she dreamed of marrying the boy she met at the age of 14, it seemed forever away. Last Saturday, surrounded by friends and family from Peru, Honduras, and all over the United States, they committed their lives to each other.

Erika and Rey have two amazing sons and it was a marriage of four people, not just two. Their lives are intertwined and their familial foundation is unshakable because its cornerstone is love. They love, laugh, and live life fully with each other…proving that come what may, their bonds are a quadruple cord of affection and adoration. As the sun set on the Orange County hillside, the four of them—Rey, Erika, Isaiah, and Elijah—made a public declaration to love, honor and cherish.

Erika and Rey…with my everything, thank you. You both have the biggest hearts and your thoughtfulness did not go unnoticed (especially hounding us to eat dinner with you!). I’m honored to have documented your wedding day and I appreciate your over-arching accommodation to anything and everything I could’ve ever dreamt of asking. Have a blast in Cancun and don’t forget to dance some more salsa because I’m not sure you tore up your reception dance floor enough! :) Much Love…J*




All the floral arrangements were provided by Flower Girl...here's Erika's lovely bouquet...






JD captured this moment as Rey's son was helping him get ready and offer last minute words of encouragement! :)














The lovely cake by Rossmoor Bakery


The entire day was flawlessly orchestrated by Tracie of RavenCo Design and Event Planning ( tracienaddor@aol.com )...she did such an AWESOME job! Here's a detail shot of the "Artists Table" where all the children sat during dinner...what a great idea!! :)


Details, details everywhere...I loved it!




To view more of their wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
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Kay English - I love the detail shots! They're fantastic! The shoe one is inspiring too because I always feel like I have to have them fill the frame, but that picture shows how cute it can be on the side! I also love the angles such as the grass one :)  07.28.09 - 7:43pm
isaiah (Son of bride and groom) - this was the best wedding ever   05.30.09 - 4:03pm
JAKY - THANKS FOR EVERYTHING . EVERYTHING LOOKS LIKE A DREAM .... A FAIRY TALE WEEDING.  09.06.07 - 3:53pm
JAKY ( ERIKA'S COUSIN) - CONGRATULATIONS THE PICT. WERE BEAUTIFUL . I ALMOST CRY ... GREAT JOB   09.06.07 - 3:51pm
Sheila - I meant to say- "I want them all"  09.04.07 - 10:19pm
Sheila Martinez (Erika and Rey's sister) - Unbelievable work! The pictures you chose for your blog are breathtaking. My sis looks exactly like the princess she is and Rey, well what can can I say " He cleans up nicely"! I them all!!! Thank You, Jasmine...  09.04.07 - 10:17pm
Tracie Naddor - I was there--but seeing it through your "eyes" adds even more depth to the beauty and emotion of the day. You captured it all! You really make beautiful memories with your art...not to mention you really make "me" (RavenCo) look UNBIELVABLE! Of course you know I want it all--all the pictures, the slide show....I want to show it to everyone I know, everyone I don't know and any potential client. You don't mind...do ya? Such a pleasure meeting you in person--and your sweet man as well!  08.30.07 - 9:35pm
Carlie Davis - I got a little teary eyed when i saw the picture of their oldest son tearing up. But I am a baby and I always cry. So beautiful.  08.30.07 - 7:15am
Jasmine* - Thank you for your comments...I sincerely appreciate it! :) And, Shannon, my wedding anniversary isn't until September, but I'm quite sure I'll be blogging about it! :D  08.29.07 - 8:28am
Shannon - Your work blows me away. I love being a blog stalker of yours!!!!! PLEASE let us know what you end up getting JD.....I am not sure when your anniversary is, but I hope you have a glorious day!!!!!  08.29.07 - 8:24am
Rose Vitetta (erika's friend) - The pictures are beautiful!!! You truly captured some great moments!!! Congrats!!!!!  08.28.07 - 11:19pm
gabriel ryan - the first shot has to be one of the best dress shots i have seen. i love the contrast.  08.28.07 - 7:50pm
Amy Martin - Ok, so I think you and I have extremely similar music tastes. Our itunes libraries must be mirror images :)   08.28.07 - 6:48pm
Jenny(Rey's Sister) - Jasmine I LOVE THE PICTURES, YOU ARE AMAZING! Erika is going to love them when she see's them! THANKS SO MUCH!  08.28.07 - 6:48pm
Regina - Love them all! I would be so happy to have these photosas my wedding day memories! Wonderful as always...  08.28.07 - 6:30pm
Alaina - Can't get enough of all the detail shots. I especially love the shot of the shoes. The pics are amazing!  08.28.07 - 4:24pm
Nataly - What a gorgeous wedding! I love all the details. You did an awesome job!  08.28.07 - 4:06pm
david baxter - yummy details! loving the brides maid shoe shot too!   08.28.07 - 3:48pm
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