The Couple: Nicole and John Santos
Wedding Date: June 25, 2011
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: John and I met in Thornton, California, at a Portuguese Bull Fight in October of 2009. From that moment on it was love at first sight. We now go to the bull fights in Thornton every year, kind of a reminder of how we met and fell in love. We now own a dairy and work with each other everyday — I wouldn’t change it for the world!!
What else would you like to share about your big day? Our wedding day was the happiest day of our lives, we enjoyed seeing all of our family and friends dancing and having a great time right along with us. I also enjoyed seeing our whole year of planning come together as beautifully as it did.
Ceremony Site: Saint Christopher’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Our Lady Of Fatima Portugese Hall
Photographer & Videographer: Justin Buettner Photography
Caterer: Rayna’s Gourmet Catering and the meat was done by my friend, John Baranek.
Cake: M & W Dutch American Bakery
Flowers: The Flower Shop
Favors: We had cookies with our pictures on them from The Cookie Jar.
Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses & Invitations: David’s Bridal
Hair & Make-up: Tammy Carter at First Impressions
DJ/Entertainment/Band: Juke Box Music and The Jay Rollers Band
Honeymoon location: Sandals Resort in Saint Lucia
First Dance Song: “Amazed” by Lonestar
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Just remember that this is you and your husband-to-be’s day, people always have input — some good, some bad. Don’t stress yourself out over the little things, because in the end you will enjoy every minute of your wedding day.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? The only thing different I would have done was have our wedding in a colder month — it was so hot in June for the dresses I picked out for my poor bridesmaids. Everything else was perfect!!
Photos courtesy of Justin Buettner Photography.