Love and work

meet cute: first base...

♡ The night we first met ♡

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. We met at work (of course), with an open bar and the entire state’s worth of drama on our heels. After a long evening of partying (AKA work) and fending off the drunks, Maria and Tim found each other, despite being in the middle of an important work meeting. They spent over an hour talking to one another, It was almost as if the entire party had disappeared, leaving the floor for the two to build something beautiful.

 

After everyone left and a night of making out, we woke up at the McNichols building, having passed out on the floor. Neither of us had ever been so hungover, having just had the time of our lives, we went our separate ways.

 

Thankfully, Tim persisted and 12 years later we have never looked back.

Falling in love...

This was not our first rodeo. We are spirits on this human journey and have been through the depths of what that means. Whether it be relationships, work, or romance, we knew how long and windy the road ahead could be. So we took it day by day. And every day since, it has gotten better and better.

 

Building off of a strong foundation of patience, loyalty, trust, and commitment, we connected over our devotion to our families and taking care of our loved ones. It was like winning the lottery, that we found each other and truly wanted to be our best selves for one another. It is so hard to find someone who loves you for who you are, without wanting you to change. To instead find someone who treats you with ultimate respect, and challenges you to improve and be the best you can be. To this day, we have never stopped loving and working on ourselves for each other.

 

This love, happiness, and life that we share is absolutely amazing. As we age and add to our life experience, it becomes too easy to lose the magic. But finding love like this has reminded us that magic does exist. You have to work for it, but it is there. We are so grateful to share this magic with you and that you could join us to celebrate love!

The Marriage...

The key to our sacred ceremony is our love, our friends and family, and our ancestors. We will be marrying on ancestral Garcia land, where Maria’s grandparents raised their family. Her grandmother, Casimera, birthed 11 of her 12 children on this land, including Maria’s mom. 

 

Marriage, no matter your age or where you are in your life, when you enter into it, is difficult. The intention of marrying on this land is that our ancestors will bless our union and bless those who come to celebrate our love with us. 

Today...

As we stand today, our hearts overflow with happiness. Blessed with an incredible family, cherished friends, and a fulfilling shared life, we truly couldn’t desire more. To honor these blessings and the remarkable journey we’re on, we’re pulling out all the stops to throw an unforgettable party that will befit this monumental milestone. We can’t wait to celebrate with you and create a tapestry of beautiful memories together!