Some would say it was divine intervention that brought them together. Bettina + Carlos both grew up in Florida and went to the same university, but didn’t find each other until they moved to London. Goldberg writes: “Their first meeting may have been long-awaited, but their first date was happenstance.” …Read their full story in Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, here.
“Carlos and I always made a promise that we would make sure to get married in the presence of my grandmother with her blessing,” says Bettina. “She was a remarkable woman and loved her family more than anything. On October 26, one year after Carlos proposed, we got [married]. … I will cherish the smile on her face for the rest of my life.” The guest list was small and intimate, just the couple’s parents and Bettina’s grandmother, along with her grandfather and his wife. “We never knew that a year and a half later, my step-grandmother would pass away from COVID. To also be able to share this moment with the two of them is a gift we will always hold on to.” -Harper’s Bazaar Bride
The stunning and stylish bride chose to celebrate her civil nuptials in Ocala, FL where she grew up. Even though the couple lived in Europe, it was important to Bettina to have her grandmother by her side on her wedding day. As Bettina walked through the garden aisle towards Carlos, her grandmother took in a breath and held it until tears were freed to fall. At that moment I could see the overwhelm of emotions inside her. I imagined treasured memories replaying in her mind. Her imagining the stunning bride, and beautiful granddaughter, as a child – fast forwarding to this moment.
This moment was a gift.
The intimate nuptial celebration was a delight and honor to capture.
Wedding Photographer: Lyn Larson | MAHAL IMAGERY
Ocala FL Wedding Ceremony Venue: Sholom Park,
Floral Designer: Floral Architecture
Wedding Event Designer + Planner: Beautiful Moments
Wedding Gown: Original Vintage gown: Il Cameo
Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo shoes