DULCE GAR­CIA FIGUEROA & JOHN-MICHAEL DI LILLO

Wedding Bells (East) - - Real Weddings -

MAY 26, 2018

FROM DULCE: We got en­gaged at the top of Au­san­gate Moun­tain in

Peru. Af­ter four hours of hik­ing and one twisted an­kle (John-Michael’s), we fi­nally reached the sum­mit. John-Michael had been strate­giz­ing with the guide about the pro­posal. Af­ter tak­ing some pho­tos, John-Michael got on his knee and asked if I wanted to be his wife; he had been wait­ing for the right mo­ment the en­tire trip. Of course I said yes. I wanted our wed­ding to have a bit of a trop­i­cal feel, but still look ele­gant. We chose orange, pink, yel­low and gold as theme colours, which were high­lighted by the spec­tac­u­lar flow­ers. The crew at NDG Florist was phe­nom­e­nal. The pe­onies were per­fec­tion—a vivid pink with a bright yel­low-orange cen­tre! The decor was also beau­ti­ful—rus­tic yet so­phis­ti­cated. The uten­sils, plates and charg­ers looked great to­gether. The ta­ble num­bers and menus had a touch of green, which re­ally tied the whole mo­tif to­gether. We balanced the rec­tan­gu­lar wooden ta­bles with round ta­bles dressed in gold table­cloths. The food

was de­li­cious. The lamb and oys­ters in par­tic­u­lar were to die for, and the black cod and filet mignon were cooked to per­fec­tion. The fa­ther-daugh­ter dance was very im­por­tant to me. My dad is get­ting older, so I was glad to have this ex­pe­ri­ence with him.

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