JP and Eduína met in 1992 in school in Angra do Heroismo, there hometown. They had mutual friends and it was through those mutual friends that they were reacquainted when they were back home for summer vacation in 2010. The next couple of years they would run into each other in the summer and sometimes spend an afternoon hanging out at the local swimming area. In the summer of 2012, after a few of those afternoons spent talking and swimming, they decided to try and make a long distance relationship work. Eduína visited twice a year for the next couple of years and, in 2014, they took a road trip throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Washington and even Vancouver in Canada. On Christmas Day, 2014, JP proposed via Skype after having his sister arrange for the ring to be given to Eduína at his sisters house in Saratoga which is where they would have their wedding reception at.The rings were brought from Joalharia Brasil there hometown of Angra do Heroismo. The bible purchased to have blessed as their new family bible. This precious rosary belonged to the brides mother whom passed away. It also was brought over from Fatima in Portugal. This one single wedding band that Eduína is holding in her hands was her parents 25th wedding anniversary ring. Her father has not worn it for a long time. Eduína placed the ring on her father on her wedding day in memory of their love.The tiara was borrowed from Alice Avila, sister in law who wore it when she married her brother in law, JPs brother.A special moment with her mother right before she walks down the aisle.The brides friend/co worker traveled with this Vintage car all the way from Hilmar, CA to San Jose, CA because she had her heart set that she wanted her freind to be photographed with it. It was worth it because we got some really gorgeous pictures with it.
The antique typewriter and camera belonged to JPs brother, Joaquim.Everybody had a great time, the weather was perfect!The handsome groom wore a vintage formal lapel pin that belongs to his father.
Flowers, Rentals and Linens: White Flowers- San Jose, CA
Dress: Mafalda’s Bridal- Gilroy, CA
Tuxedos: Mens Wearhouse
Make-up: Ana Teresa Maciel
Rings: Joalharia Brasil from couples hometown of Angra do Heroismo
Catering: Bon Apetite by Rosemary Johnson- Turlock, CA
Cake and Cupcakes: Christine Garcia- Gilroy, CA
DJ: Natalia Lemos
Ceremony: Five Wounds Catholic Church- San Jose, CA
Vintage Car: Virgil and Carmina Pacheco- Hilmar, CA
Venue: Bijan and Luisa Pour’s Residence- Saratoga, CA
Photography: Cabrera Photography + Films- Turlock, CA