Sparks literally flew when Jessica + Omar met... on the fourth of July. She laughed at all of his of jokes and he knew right away that she was the girl for him because no one else laughed at ALL of his jokes. Although, according to Carla (co-maid of honor...COMO), Jess laughs at everything. They fell in love at the farmer's market and the science museum and during all of the dates that Omar planned so perfectly. He wanted to show Jessica, a Tucsonan, all the best that San Francisco has to offer, but her favorite thing about San Francisco was Omar.
The wedding day began with preparations at 242 Park Ave, a fabulous wedding venue in Tucson, AZ. The girls being all dolled up and having a great time. They danced and laughed and I know that they will look back on those moments with such fondness. The bride was lucky enough to have 2 maid of honors and they were all about her all day long.
Moment of silence for those gorgeous flower arrangements and bouquets, though! Tanya at In Full Bloom #nailedit for realz. All of the details were on point, I'm such a details lover - I was in heaven.
The mother of the bride is a phenomenal teacher. I know this because 2/3 of my sons are/were in her gifted class and they ADORE her. I'm so thankful that she enjoyed my work and recommended me to her daughter and future son in law. I have gone through all of their wedding photos and her eyes are on her daughter in the vast majority of them. Even in the posed family formals! Everyone is looking at my camera, but she is looking at her daughter, who has a new last name but will always be her baby.
The ceremony was intimate and meaningful, complete with a marriage lasso which the grooms parent's also had at their wedding. And they sealed the deal with a kiss...or should say many kisses...
The bridal party was fierce, y'all. F.I.E.R.C.E!
Jessica + Omar were pretty fierce, themselves.
Ladies & gentlemen, Mr & Mrs pena:
The Mother-son dance was sweet to watch as they made each other laugh and swayed to the spanish music.
The mother & sister of the bride share a moment as they watch her dance with the 1st man in her life.
The rest of the evening was spent clinking glasses, dancing, laughing and singing along to Whitney Houston's, I Wanna Dance With Somebody at the top of their lungs.
They were sent off by their loved ones under a tunnel of sparklers... reminiscent of the Fourth of July.