Maybe I should start this by explaining that where I come from, the marriage is done both civil and religious separately, you can either do both or just the first one. Traditionally, the civil marriage is done first in a small gathering with the closest ones, followed shortly another day with the religious one, where the big party takes place right afterwards, with the wedding gown, suits and all of that
At the beginning of the year, before coming to Barcelona, we did the civil marriage with the promise of going back to Argentina at the end of the year, to do the religious marriage and celebrate with our family and friends. Getting everything ready for this was both joyful as painful; as fun as it was to plan a wedding fitting of us at long distance, with the current state of my condition there were times when I just wanted to stop absolutely everything but the physical and emotional roller coaster we've been was more than worth it. Not only we got to reunite with our family and friends there, but also got the wonderful present of having with us friends from different parts of the world, who cared enough for us to make a journey to this country at the end of the world... Our dear friend ~kossork made his way from Mexico, my beloved babe *Split-Heart came all the way from Austria, and my beloved sweetheart ~Aratri all the way from Norway to meet with us for the first time ever, and after years and years of friendship, I was also able to finally meet my compatriot ~nekoiichi u Honestly, I don't think this whole experience would have been as joyful as it was without them being there, they filled my days with happiness, laughter and joy where in a different situation I would have been swallowed up in stress. They gave me calm and support when I was in desperate need of it, but mostly an unconditional love that I will carry with me for the rest of my days, and in turn they will forever have a friend in me. If anything, this experience has made our bonds stronger, and my wish is for them to grow even stronger as the years go by, and be able to be by their side as they were for me... girls, I love you more than you can imagine, I already miss you madly and hope to enjoy many more experiences by your side!
Now, about the wedding! What little I said about it, was that it was going to be a geek one and a geek one it was! Starting with my wedding dress, by adding the Triforce to it, I made that dress mine, my own it was a personal touch that identified me and spoke of the love I have for the series (pictures of it and its process are here magalink.tumblr.com/post/57882… because it was love what made me do that, not fandom; I am indeed a fan, but it's my personal love I have that made me want to give so many Zelda inspired things to this event, because in more ways that I could explain, I grew up together with the series The wedding dress was just the beginning, and even though I've been planning this all along, everything surprised me a blew my mind as if I hadn't been involved in this whole thing.
The ceremony took place outside during the day, in the lovely gardens of the hotel we were staying at and planned everything, and it began with everybody involved in it entering with the "Main Theme Medley" of The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary (youtu.be/qkYSuWSPkHI), since *Split-Heart was my maid of honor, she was the one carrying the rings, and she did so with a most lovely Zelda pillow made specifically for that purpose technabob.com/blog/wp-content/… which I bought in Etsy, made by Red Panda Gifts * u * The reception soon followed and it was loaded with decoration inspired by The Lord of the Rings, from a beautiful framed mirror that had our names written in the Tolkien font, to an old book that read "El Señor de los Anillos" where people could leave little notes for us and while the guests enjoyed some food and drinks, a couple of caricaturists made portraits of them that were later given to them as souvenirs When it was time for us to make our entrance, we entered the salon with UP's soundtrack "Married Life" which we selected to dance just the two of us, followed shortly by The Waltz of the Flowers to dance with our family and friends It was the first moment entering the place that I wanted madly to look around to see all that we had planned, and when I was finally able to do it, my head just exploded with happiness and amazement; the table numbers were done in Zelda fonts and decorated with Hyrule Historia's frame, every table had a little bottled fairy next to beautiful LotR inspired centerfolds, which were white chandeliers holding lit candles, and our table, the main one, had gorgeous crowns filled with roses inside as centerfolds with lots of candles next to them. Continuing with the "royalty" theme of our table, we had gorgeous antique armchairs, cups and glasses, and while everybody was having the different courses throughout the day, we had LotR soundtrack as background music
One of my favorite moments of the day came then, when we had to cut the cake! And it was, as you might imagine by now, a Triforce cake three triangles set together, each one with a different flavor. But the geekiness doesn't end there! 8D As it's customary, right after cutting the cake, along came a sweet table which took place outside, right were the reception was earlier before, and while everybody was out there enjoying themselves with some cake and sweets, the 1812 Overture began to sound, followed immediately by amazing fireworks *V for Vendetta, wink wink* it was a surprise I planned all along for all to enjoy, but specifically dedicated to my love
Finally, to begin the end of the party, right after the fireworks, we made another entrance back to the salon together with an amazing batucada to begin the "Carnaval Carioca", another customary thing which marks the end of the party with all the Latin flavor, music and dance, where all the guests wear colorful masks, hats, necklaces and many more crazy things you can imagine, and while most of them had fun with the typical items found in this segment, our special friends that share our geek love, had fun with Mario hats and mustaches and V masks which I bought specifically for them
In summary, it was just a mind blowing day from beginning to end, I simply couldn't have ask for anything better because it was, in my heart and mind, simply perfect! * u * The day went by so incredibly fast, but I know it was because of how much I enjoyed it, in spite of my fibromyalgia and everything that comes with it.
And now that the whole madness and joy that comes with this event is over, it's time to dedicate myself to the things I love, time to color and draw and spend time around DA with you all like before!