Blue Horizons

Corina Fuentes and Robert Allen Mauss
June 4, 2011

“Our wedding was a twist of details that make up who we are as a couple,” recalls Corina Fuentes, who wed Robert Mauss on the one-year anniversary of their engagement.

“Happy Fourth!” is a special phrase for Corina and Rob, who met on December 4, 2009. Their first date was on the fourth of January. They became engaged on June 4, 2010. It seemed fitting to get married on June 4 this year, when the gardens were in bloom and the couple could continue the tradition.

The wedding mass at St. Monica honored the couple’s Mexican roots. “In Mexican culture it is customary to pass out favors after Mass,” explains the bride, who created these special gifts. Miniature bottles of holy water, decorated with a blue ribbon bearing the couple’s names and wedding date, were given to the guests following the ceremony.

Vibrant blue added brilliance to the festivities, from the floral arrangements to the iridescent bridesmaid gowns and blue vests worn by the groomsmen. Peacock feathers appeared in the table settings, in the dessert bar and on the white wedding cake. Handmade pens decorated with peacock feathers appeared at each place setting as a unique guest favor.

The exquisite bouquets and floral centerpieces were created by the bride and her cousin, while the boutonnieres were hand made by the groom’s twin sisters. The reception was abloom in color, from the turquoise pintucked table cloths to the beautiful sprays of delphinium orchids and fuchsia roses.

The most memorable element of the celebration for Rob and Corina was undoubtedly their surprise salsa performance. The pair, avid salsa dancers, choreographed a fabulous routine for their wedding day, to the delight of their guests. “During the reception, I was able to sneak away to change into my turquoise salsa attire,” says Corina. “The months of practice paid off when we saw the look of surprise and happiness on the faces of our guests.”

Ceremony Location:
St. Monica Catholic Parish

Reception Location:
The Stillwell House & Garden

Photographer:
Gloria Martinez

Videographer:
Beyond Video

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