The live band belted out merengue, cumbia, and salsa as David and Berenice, or Bere, to her friends and family, started in a closed hand position - his left hand in her right hand and his right hand on her left shoulder blade - and began to step forward and backward, all while moving their hips and smiling. He twirled her around, perfectly catching her back into his arms, only to dance faster, with more turns, and more laughter. Dancing the night away is how David and Bere began their first night as a wedded couple; they fit perfectly into each other's arms as dance partners as they do life partners.
When I photographed their engagement session, there was an undeniable chemistry between Bere and David, and the glow they exude when they are around each other only intensified the day of their wedding. Both Los Angeles area natives, they kept their ceremony and reception close to home at the historic San Gabriel Mission and Geregos Hall.
Bere and David, I love your love! Thank you for trusting me to capture your wedding day! Thank you for treating me like family and for being examples of what love looks like. I wish you both the absolute very best! xo, Evmo
The wedding day began at the Langham Pasadena, where Bere got ready alongside her Mom, sister, and two best friends, who all leant a hand in her preparation.
At the San Gabriel Mission, David saw his bride for the first time as she walked down the isle.
At their reception, with Bere's hand over David's heart, the newlyweds kicked off their first dance as husband and wife.
Once festivities were underway, David and Bere's nephews and niece hit the photo booth, David delivered a very special dance for his bride, and everyone was on their feet dancing.
Dancing is an integral part of David and Bere's relationship, and they each come from families who are not shy about getting down on the dance floor as exemplified by Bere's parents and David's Mom, below.
Bere and David, I wish you a lifetime of love, laughter, lots of dancing, and amazing coffee :)