California Golf Club Wedding: Anthony & Ignacio
Nov. 15, 2014
Anthony and Ignacio met online about four years ago. They chatted back and forth, and decided to meet in person for coffee. They have been inseparable ever since.
Ignacio proposed in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland on September 15, 2013. He invited close family and friends and was beyond nervous as he stumbled all over the words he had practiced for weeks. Strangers cheered and clapped, showing their support.
The couple chose their venue for its beauty, and also for the warm welcome from the staff. Anthony took on the bulk of the planning role and completed most of the major components in two weeks. After that, the couple completed the little details, including the picture charms they had made of family members that have passed. The charms hung from the grooms’ table and reminded them that their loved ones are always looking out for them.
Ignacio’s favorite memory of the wedding day was when he and Anthony had some quiet time together riding in their 1927 Durant to the ceremony. They talked and relaxed and prepared for the craziness that was about to ensue. The surprise car ride arranged by Anthony was the perfect beginning to their day.
Anthony and Ignacio urge other couples to remember that this is YOUR day, and you should only have to worry about making yourself and your partner happy. You can’t please everyone. If people give you a hard time about something, just remind them who really matters.
Also, don’t stress about the little things that go wrong or not as planned. 99% of the time the people attending your wedding won’t know the difference. Just focus on taking the whole day in. It’s your day no matter what. Things always have a way of working out for the best.
Specifically for same-sex couples, they warn that you should prepare yourself to see people’s real colors. Family members and friends that smile in your face will surprise you when they can’t attend your wedding because of their own “personal” reasons. Remind yourself that you only want people there who want to celebrate in your love for each other.