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I had quite a few requirements for our own wedding invitations. Classy, elegant, and uncluttered was a must. Using our wedding colors of peach/coral and sun-washed aqua, this is what I eventually came up with. Heart-shaped QR code linking to our wedding website, check. Spanish and English versions, check. Vintage font, check. Icons of the Salt Lake Temple, Provo Library, and a palm tree (for our Puerto Rico ceremony), check.

Not only did my beautiful sister catch the bouquet at our civil ceremony in Puerto Rico, but at our reception in Utah too! I had to create a gif, using photos by my Uncle Sam. (Thank you so much, tío!) I think her height gave her an edge. I caught the bouquet at my friend’s wedding, where I was also the tallest.Our nephew Yabdriel caught the garter, stealing victory from the same guy Jesús beat out a few months ago at our friends Frances and Cesar’s wedding!
Black and white photos by Ali. I’m in love.

Make a gif in Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud:
1. Open desired photos as separate layers. file -> scripts -> load files into stacks
2. Start creating gif. window -> timeline -> create frame animation 
3. Import layers into gif. drop-down box in top right of timeline window -> make frames from layers
4. Edit gif. Rearrange and modify frames, edit time.
5. Save gif. File -> save for web -> don’t forget to select gif in top right.
Goodbye, amarrados.us! Jesús and I made this Wordpress website for our wedding. The theme we used is called Vow, by Entiri. We feel that it is waste of money to host a page that is no longer relevant. Thus, I preserved it through screenshots in Photoshop (the web page to jpeg/pdf converters mess up the fonts and photos). Click here to view it live; sadly, not all of the photos appear. The bridesmaids (damitas) and groomsmen (caballeros) pages, however, look the exact same! You’ll be seeing a version archived by the Wayback Machine on August 13th, 2014.  
Goodbye, amarrados.us! Jesús and I made this Wordpress website for our wedding. The theme we used is called Vow, by Entiri. We feel that it is waste of money to host a page that is no longer relevant. Thus, I preserved it through screenshots in Photoshop (the web page to jpeg/pdf converters mess up the fonts and photos). Click here to view it live; sadly, not all of the photos appear. The bridesmaids (damitas) and groomsmen (caballeros) pages, however, look the exact same! You’ll be seeing a version archived by the Wayback Machine on August 13th, 2014.  

Goodbye, amarrados.us! Jesús and I made this Wordpress website for our wedding. The theme we used is called Vow, by Entiri. We feel that it is waste of money to host a page that is no longer relevant. Thus, I preserved it through screenshots in Photoshop (the web page to jpeg/pdf converters mess up the fonts and photos). Click here to view it live; sadly, not all of the photos appear. The bridesmaids (damitas) and groomsmen (caballeros) pages, however, look the exact same! You’ll be seeing a version archived by the Wayback Machine on August 13th, 2014.  

"Noche cubana puertorriqueña
morena bonita de alma sensual 
con tu sonrisa de luna y ojos de estrella. 
Voz de susurro de frondas y arrullo de mar 
besas con brisa y tu abrazo es calor tropical. 
Noche criolla quién junto a ti no quisiera soñar 
quién a la luz de tu dulce sonrisa no quiere besar. 
Negra bonita de ojos de estrellas 
en tus brazos morenos quiere vivir 
un romance mi alma bohemia.”

Viejo San Juan es, en una palabra, coqueta. Cuando fuimos al Paseo de la Princesa, al borde del un viejo fuerte español que se llama El Morro, sentí como si estuviéramos viviendo la canción “Noche cubana puertorriqueña” escrito por Pablo Milanés y interpretada por Omara Portuonda. La posteé en un post anterior, aquí

Antes, yo pensaba que los adultos eran bien aburridos. Como iba a ser divertido salir a caminar, no más? Ahora entiendo un poco, creo. Es el estar con su amado, que la noche te besa con brisas tropicales, que la luna está perfectamente redonda y se despide del sol con una gentileza increíble. Es tener una nueva semana por adelante, sentir la mano de tu todo en la tuya, y hablar de tonterías como la cantidad de gatos en El Morro, porque se puede, y porque el mundo, y la noche, pertenece a su amor.

I love the architecture and lay-out of old Spanish colonial pueblos. Downtown Caguas holds it own with quite a few museums. I really liked this Animalia display by artist David Zayas, and the old and new tributes to Puerto Rican U.S. soldiers.

A few weeks ago, Jesus´and I moved to our second apartment, in Caguas! The days have been long as I continue my job search. Together, we’ve been waiting patiently for the Internet company to fix our connection, building shelves, and buying appliances. I love being married to Jesús! We are so different and I have so much to learn from him. Besides how sweet he is, he has been teaching me how to do all kinds of handy-work around the house.

For his birthday, he preferred to keep working on our apartment - get as moved in as we could before the work-week started - so we worked all day, and when we went to go take a shower at Brenda’s (the water company took their time turning our water on), she had an ice cream cake for him! I was very happy because our oven didn’t have gas yet! We’ll have to celebrate again now that we have a functioning oven. Then we went on a nice, relaxing date to the movies. I think we saw Hercules. Not what we were expecting, but cool. 

I’m in love with Puerto Rico’s beauty. Where we live is in the middle of everything, and at the same time, we found a little patch of quiet and nature. Our neighbors raise fighting roosters. The other neighbors gave us plantains when there was a tropical storm, and a lot of theirs fell! 

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