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S: I Do! TYhe Start Of Our Happily Ever After By Vanessa & Leo Arciniegas August 14th 2010

FC: I Do! | The Start Of Our Happily Ever After | By Vanessa Barrera & Leo Arciniegas

3: I Do! | The Start Of Our Happily Ever After | by Vanessa Barrera & Leo Arciniegas Tarrytown, New York

5: THE MARRIAGE OF | VANESSA BARRERA & LEO ARCINIEGAS | AUGUST 14TH, 2010

6: Table of Contents Chapter 1.........................................................................................................................................................................................Page 5 The journey begins Chapter 2.......................................................................................................................................................................................Page 62 The big moment awaits Chapter 3......................................................................................................................................................................................Page 119 Congratulations Chapter 4.....................................................................................................................................................................................Page 137 Picture Perfect Chapter 5......................................................................................................................................................................................Page 157 Our family Chapter 6.......................................................................................................................................................................................Page 199 Welcome the new Mr. & Mrs. Chapter 7........................................................................................................................................................................................Page 265 Be our guest | 2

7: Table of Contents Chapter 8.........................................................................................................................................................................................Page 285 The dotted line Chapter 9.......................................................................................................................................................................................Page 291 Que comienze la fiesta Chapter 10.....................................................................................................................................................................................Page 301 Let them eat cake Chapter 11.......................................................................................................................................................................................Page 311 Sabor a mi Chapter 12.....................................................................................................................................................................................Page 317 Toss Up's Chapter 13......................................................................................................................................................................................Page 327 Life is a carnival Acknowledgments........................................................................................................................................................................Page 355 | 3

9: CHAPTER ONE OUR JOURNEY BEGINS... | 9

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11: "Bells will ring the sun will shine ohh I'll be his and he'll be mine We'll love until the end of time and we'll never be lonely anymore Because we're "Going to the chapel and we're gonna get married Going to the chapel and we're gonna get married Gee, I really love you and we're gonna get married Going to the chapel of love"

12: Once upon a time starts here... | Castle on the Hudson Tarrytown, New York

13: ...every fairytale begins with a castle

15: "Believe in happily ever after and it will come true" | 15

16: Today I marry my best friend, the one I dream with, laugh with, live for, love

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26: A gift for the gentlemen... Leo chose this murano glass champagne stopper with the hope that it may top off many of your very own celebrations.

29: Vanessa chose her bouquet to mimic her favorite Dior scent and shared the perfume with all of the ladies as small token of gratitude.

30: A small gift for our flower girls

33: ...something old... | 33

34: ...something new...

36: ...something borrowed...

38: ...something blue...

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40: ...and a penny in her shoe!

43: ...because one pair is never enough!

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47: Getting dolled up!

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58: Feeling like a princess!

59: Tying the knot! | 58

61: Ready! | The slipper fit!

63: Believe in happily ever after and it will come true | 63

64: His...

65: ...and Hers! | A little something for the pre-wedding jitters

67: PREPARING FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT MOMENT IN MY LIFE...SEEING MY BRIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME | 67

72: Last minutes as a single man!

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74: ...going to the chapel...

76: Ready | 60

77: Ready

78: CHAPTER TWO BELLS WILL RING... | 78

82: The stage is set! Queue the violins!

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84: Kevin & Zarah | The Bridal Party | The Bridal Party

85: Rich & Lis

86: Diego & Crystal

87: Demas & Marisol

88: Jonathan & Linda

92: Isabella | Juan Andres | Maggie, Tania

93: & Nelia | Laura | Eddie & Francesca

94: Here comes the bride...

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96: The moment she's waited for her whole life; the moment he's been dreading since he first held her as a baby in his arms.

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98: The last embrace as his little girl

99: The first steps towards forever

101: Friends and Family, we are gathered here today, in the sight of God, to join together Vanessa and Leo in holy matrimony

107: Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. Corinthians 13:4-8

109: As we grow together let these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." | 109

110: The 13 Unity Coins “May these arras be a symbol of our mutual fidelity and help towards one another. The word says that wealth is “the reward of humility and the fear of the Lord”. We pray that we never forget the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, who said “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Help us use our resources in service to our family, the Church, and the community. This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen."

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114: Unity Candle Through the love and illumination of God, our paths have come together, and in this symbolic ceremony, we will each take a lighted candle, representing our previous separate pathways, and together will light the Unity candle, symbolizing our willingness to walk life's pathways together as one.

116: May the kind Lord forever bless this marriage.

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118: Our dearest niece,Francesca, bearing the rings that will unite us in holy matrimony

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120: I give this ring to you as a token of my affection, sincerity, and fidelity. Will you wear it as a symbol of your own affection, sincerity, and fidelity toward me? Yes!

124: Do you, Vanessa, take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband, to love and to cherish, to have and to hold; and do you promise, forsaking all others, to cleave to him and to him alone, for as long as you both shall live? | Do you, Leo, take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife, to love and to cherish, to have and to hold; and do you promise, forsaking all others, to cleave to her and her alone, for as long as you both shall live?

125: I Do!

126: "By the power vested in me by the Catholic Church, I now pronounce Vanessa and Leonardo Husband and Wife" - Father Salvatore Umana

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128: You may kiss the bride!

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132: I present to you Mr. & Mrs. Leo Arciniegas

135: The start of our happily ever after

137: CHAPTER THREE CONGRATULATIONS... | 137

139: Finally, man & wife! Cheers! | 139

143: bubbles galore!

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155: CHAPTER FOUR PICTURE PERFECT | 155

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175: CHAPTER FIVE ONE FAMILY | 175

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217: CHAPTER SIX WELCOME THE NEW MR. & MRS. | 217

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224: A loud cheer for the bridal party!

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227: "Now, with a loud round of applause, let's welcome the new Mr. & Mrs. Leo & Vanessa Arciniegas!"

228: Cheers!

229: Welcome Mr. & Mrs. Leo Arciniegas

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234: Kiss Kiss!

235: Time for the first dance as husband & wife!

238: Believe in happily ever after and it will come true

239: True love's kiss

240: Shadows grow so long before my eyes And they're moving across the page Suddenly the day turns into night Far away from the city Don't hesitate 'Cause your love won't wait Oh baby I love your way, everyday Wanna tell you I love your way, everyday Wanna be with you night and day Moon appears to shine and light the sky With the help of some fireflies Wonder how they have the power to shine, shine, shine I can see them under the pine Don't hesitate 'Cause your love won't wait

241: Oh baby I love your way, everyday Wanna tell you I love your way, oh Wanna be with you night and day, oh yeah Well don't hesitate 'Cause your love won't wait I can see the sunset in your eyes Brown and gray, blue besides Clouds are stalking islands in the sun I wish I could buy one Out of season Don't hesitate 'Cause your love won't wait Oh baby I love your way, everyday Wanna tell you I love your way Wanna be with you night and day Oh baby I love your way, everyday

243: "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day when it's cold outside I've got the month of May I guess you'd say what can make me feel this way... my girl"

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249: "Thank you to all of our family and friends who have come from near and far to join us in celebrating our marriage! We are incredibly happy to have you as part of one of our most joyous occasions and memories" Vanessa & Leo | 249

251: Words from the best man, Kevin | 251 | "I'd like to speak about all of the sad faces I see in here tonight, tears and all of that. Ladies, Leo is now a married man. You've lost him for good. If you thought there was the slightest chance, well it's gone. Game over. Thanks Vane, because now this makes me The single sexiest bachelor in the family. What can I say about Leo, more than family, you're like a brother to me. And you've always been there, we know we can always count on you. We admire you, and personally I see you as a model...inspiration-wise, not like a runway model. Vane, what can I say, you've always been there, putting up with Leo for over 7 years couldn't have been easy. You truly must have the patience of a saint. No but really, you have always been by his side through thick and thin. You both deserve to be so happy together. Everyone please raise your glass and let's toast to the newlyweds!"

253: To Love! To Happiness! To Forever! Cheers!!!

255: "A toast for Vane & Leo" by Marisol | 255 | "First of all I'd like to thank this marvelous couple for allowing us to be part of such a beautiful moment. I'm Marisol, for those of you that I haven't met yet. I have some time of knowing Vanessa & Leo precisely the same amount of time that they have been a couple; almost 8 years and it's been a beautiful friendship. And though I keep trying to remember the moment in which Vanessa and I met, I have to tell you that Leo recently told us that we didn't seemed to have gotten along. Although I find it nearly impossible to believe that I wouldn't get along with Vanessa with that warm smile and sweet personality, she could get along with anyone. So I came to the conclusion that it was the other way around. Vanessa didn't like me and Leo threw her under the bus. Well, water under the bridge. As they grew as a couple, so did our friendship. We've spoken an innumerable number of hours about how the wedding would be, where it would take place, what colors to choose but I swear I never would have imagined it would be this perfect and even less that I would have the pleasure of being one of the bridesmaids and give this speech. For that I want to thank you. You are the most beautiful bride I've ever seen and that is coming from my heart. So to finish up now, you guys make an enviable couple, I want to wish you a life together filled with love, tons of happiness, success, understanding, friendship. And as I mentioned, I known them since they were Vanessa and Leo, and I couldn't ever imagine them in any other way. So let's toast. May they continue to live as Vanessa and Leo. Hope that God continues to bless you both."

257: Beautiful words, not a dry eye in the room!

259: 258 | "Thank you all for coming, especially family. Thank you for your presence at such an important event and I just want to thank each and every one of you for being here today and once again I'd like to wish my daughter and new son happiness. Congratulations!" -Oscar Barrera Father of the Bride

263: 261 | "First of all I'd like to welcome everyone and say welcome to Vanessa's family as we are one family now. We're so glad that you're all here in this moment. Vanessa and Leo, you guys make the perfect couple. They are meant for each other. They are unique. Everyone who knows Leo, knows how he is and there is no one more perfect than Vanessa for Leonardo. You guys are the best. Best of luck always!" -Howie

264: 258 | Wise Words from Abuelita "Mis queridos nietos estan uniendo hoy sus vidas. Deseo mucha felicidad y muchas bendiciones a ellos y para todos los presentes. Un applauso porfavor para mi nieta y mi nuevo nieto. Que Dios los bendiga!"

267: 255 | Closing words from Abuelo "Como la Rumba nos espera para finalizar este cuento de adas, entonces vamos a sellar con un aplauso para la felicidad de esta pareja!"

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270: "THERE IS ONLY ONE HAPPINESS IN LIFE, TO LOVE AND BE LOVED."

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273: CHAPTER SEVEN BE OUR GUEST | 265

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293: CHAPTER EIGHT THE DOTTED LINE | 285

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299: CHAPTER NINE QUE COMIENZE LA FIESTA | 291

301: Let the dancing begin!

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303: . | 295

304: Welcoming the bride & groom to the dance floor!

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309: CHAPTER TEN LET THEM EAT CAKE | 301

311: We want cake! The wedding cake is an ancient tradition and symbolic of fertility. The sweetness of the cake was believed to bring sweetness to the couple's new life. All the guests should eat some wedding cake to ensure good luck and abundance. It is believed that an unmarried bridesmaid who keeps a piece of wedding cake under her pillow will dream of her future husband and a child who has the first taste will ensure happiness and a large family! | 303

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319: CHAPTER ELEVEN SABOR A MI | 311

321: Tanto tiempo disfrutamos de este amor nuestras almas se acercaron tanto a así que yo guardo tu sabor pero tú llevas también sabor a mí. Si negaras mi presencia en tu vivir bastaría con abrazarte y conversar tanta vida yo te dí que por fuerza tienes ya sabor a mí. No pretendo ser tu dueño no soy nada yo no tengo vanidad de mi vida doy lo bueno soy tan pobre, que otra cosa puedo dar. Pasarán mas de mil años, muchos mas yo no sé si tenga amor la eternidad pero allá, tal como aquí en la boca llevarás sabor a mí.

325: CHAPTER TWELVE TOSS UP'S

326: Here goes the bouquet!!! In the days of old, round about the 14th century, brides and grooms got married with much less fanfare than today. The bride would usually just wear her best dress. And since she never planned on marrying again, she had no concern about preserving the wedding dress. It was considered very lucky to touch the bride’s dress, and getting a piece of it to keep was considered the height of all luck. So, guest began to rip pieces off the bride’s dress while she was still wearing it. As you can imagine, this started to become a problem as brides were being attacked for a swatch of their dress at the reception. So instead, brides looked for things to toss to the crowds of guests that would not involve a mad rush at her apparel. In came the bouquet toss. Brides began to toss their bouquets as a means of crowd control. All the single ladies would line up for a chance to catch the bride’s flowers. It was thought that the one who caught it would be the next in line to marry. Mad scrambles also ensued over the flowers, but at least the bride’s clothes were left intact.

327: Girls just wanna have fun! | Jennifer caught the bouquet!

330: Garter toss! | Attempt 1 | The boys are ready | Attempt 2

331: Kevin, give it back | Diego caught the garter! | Tio Benjamin fighting for the garter | back | Jennifer, just enjoy the show!

332: Diego & Jennifer, next in line? | He caught the garter | She caught the bouquet

333: que siga la fiesta!

335: CHAPTER THIRTEEN LIFE IS A CARNIVAL

337: CARNIVAL

340: Leo hitting the dance floor!

341: Dancing with Abuelo! Unforgettable! | Grandma & Grandpa

342: Dance party!!!

343: Dancing with Abuelo! Unforgettable! | Grandma & Grandpa

344: "tonight's gonna be a good night"

345: Dancing with Abuelo! Unforgettable!

346: bottoms up!

347: what is he showing them, hmm?

348: Join the party train!

351: Charlie's angels? | ooh la la!

357: The night comes to an end

358: And They Lived

359: Happily Ever After...

361: The End

363: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thanks to our Moms, Dads, family and friends for being part of of such an amazing day in our lives, one that we will always remember. With love, Vane & Leo

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