Real Bride Series

introducing Marjorie and Giovanni – Read about their love story!


The Details:

What is your name and your groom’s name? Marjorie and Giovanni

What was your wedding date? February 24, 2017

How did you and your groom meet? We met in the first grade and have been friends ever since.


The Proposal

We are dying to know, how did he propose?! He took me back to our elementary school playground and proposed there. 

What were your wedding colors and why did you choose them? We chose pink and navy blue.  I love pink but Giovanni didn’t want a pink wedding so I added navy blue to contrast. 

The Dress

Where did you find your dress? Would you say that finding your dress was relatively easy or difficult? I found my dress at Azteca Bridal in Phoenix Arizona. It was easy for me if I didn’t like it, it would go back but if I loved it i would try it on again and again.


The Location

Where did your ceremony and reception take place? Was there any special meaning behind the choice of the venue(s)? The ceremony and reception took place at DoubleTree Hotel and Suites in Phoenix Arizona.

What kind of flowers did you have in your bouquet and at the ceremony/reception?  I love roses and chose to carry a bouquet of pink roses.

The Cake

What was the flavor of your wedding cake? Our wedding cake was chocolate and vanilla!

What details from your wedding that made it unique to you? Our grandparents passed away and we both wished they were there with us soI pinned a picture of my grandma to my bouquet and I pinned a picture of Giovanny’s grandpa to his boutonnière.  It was nice to hold their memories close on this special day.

Did you provide favors to your guests?  If so, what were they?  All our guest received bride and groom candy boxes. Our families received personalized bride and groom candy bags.

Other than marrying your husband, what was one of your favorite moments from your wedding day? My favorite moment was listening to the toasts.  It was great to hear  how everyone felt about our union as a family and their best wishes for us.

The Honeymoon

Did you take a honeymoon? If so, where did you go? We enjoyed some much needed beach time in California!

What is one piece of wisdom you learned from your planning experience that you would like to share with future brides? Not everything has to be perfect. Things happen that you can’t control but if you don’t sweat the small stuff you will enjoy the major things on your day like most important marrying the love of your life.