July 16, 2019

Intimate Backyard Wedding

This is the story of how we came to do a first look at Home Depot. But first let me explain how we got there. When Myles first reached out to me, he and Cinthya were still living in Mexico and working out the details of her visa. If you think that planning a wedding abroad is challenging, try planning a wedding and a cross continent move. Once they arrived in Boston, we met up and bonded over our shared love for cats. Cinthya and Myles are both talented musicians, which is how they met. They are the sweetest two people you will meet and it was such a joy witnessing the love between them and their families. And it was with the help of their friends and family that they pulled together an intimate wedding in their sister’s backyard. The day of the wedding came full of rain and it wouldn’t let up. We had planned on a first look in the nearby park, but because it was raining we went to a plan B, except that since it was a Sunday none of the local greenhouses were still open so we settled on the Home Depot greenhouse. There was so much anticipation and joy between these two in that moment upon first seeing each other and each of them teared up while they embraced. Since the rain had delayed us a bit, the ceremony began as the sun set and was lit by candles as they kissed. Myles’ sister officiated the ceremony and the couple incorporated traditions from their home and family heritage. Cinthya and Myles read beautiful vows to each other in Spanish, and then had the “el lazo” ceremony which is where the couple has a wedding lasso that is placed around them and wraps around their hands to join them. Post ceremony, they danced, dined, and broke the piñata. These two have now enjoyed their first winter in Boston together, a true test of marriage I’d say!


Venue: Private Home
Dress: Essence of Australia
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Sofía (handmade in Mexico City)
Catering + Dessert: Wegmans
Invitations: DIY
Rentals: Peak Event Services