Happy Friday loves!!
Today’s couple may be one of the most genetically blessed duo I have ever featured. This is truly one of my most favorite weddings ever. With the cultural mixes and the beautiful tropical colors, it just doesn’t get any better than this.
Christina and Alexis were married on November 29th, 2013 at the Azul Beach Resort in Mexico.
Alexis and Christina first met in 2005 in Dallas, Texas. Alexis was meeting a group of his friends for lunch, included in their friends was Christina’s brother, Vince. Christina came by for a quick chat with Vince as he introduced Alexis and Christina to each other. 5 long years would pass before they would have another chance encounter… Flash forward to 2010, after relocating to Los Angeles, Christina flew to San Antonio to visit, while Alexis drove down from Dallas to visit. Once again, as fate would have it, they found themselves in the same social circle at the same event, being re-introduced to each other. This time, Alexis was pretty interested in Christina and let her know that he was planning to move to California to start his fellowship training. Later that year, Alexis moved to California and sure enough, looked Christina up. They had planned to meet for a quick chat with friends. That quick chat turned into hours. They both knew they had found their special someone and were inseparable from that moment on. One of Christina’s favorite memories is when they officially began dating, Alexis called Christina’s brother (also his friend) for his blessing! Before Christina relocated to Newport Beach, Alexis and Christina commuted EVERY DAY for 2 hours each way to see each other!
On December 26, 2012, after 2 years of dating, while on vacation in Mexico, Alexis asked Christina to marry him. He proposed on the beach with the waves crashing in the background. It was only fitting they returned to the same magical city to exchange vows at sunset with sand between their toes and 50 of their closes friends and family. The wedding was a celebration of many cultures blending, specifically, African American and Mexican (Bride) and British and Indian (Groom). During the ceremony, we celebrated the African American tradition of jumping the broom and my 82 year old grandmother had the honor of placing the broom down for us. In homage to Lex’s Indian culture, the bride changed into a traditional Indian saree given to her by the groom’s family for the reception. Also, the groom’s Mom wore her wedding saree from when his parents were married 37 years ago. It still fits!
Truly too breathtaking for words!
Congrats to Christina and Alexis on your beautiful day!
Have a great weekend babes!