paulina + david {getting ready….}

If you missed the first part of our story of David and Paulina, click HERE to read about it.

We all woke up and had a beautiful morning at the Costa d’ Este resort before the big wedding.  Since almost everyone who attended stayed at the resort, people were relaxing at the pool, on the beach, and hanging at the restaurant or bar most of the day.  Of course the groom and the guys can take things a little more slow than the girls, so Brett hung out with David as he swam with friends.


I was with Paulina as she began the process of getting beautified!  She had such an AMAZING team of stylists to work with…it would make almost any girl jealous.  I am still trying to find out his name, but this makeup artist was SO GOOD!!  I guess that is why he works on such notable faces like Gloria Estefan:)

**EDITED to ADD** Found out he is Sidney Jamila, and he’s a pretty big dang deal.  Like I said, he was so amazing…I just love watching artists at work.


The dream team at work!! Here is  Rodney Cutler -celebrity hairstylist extraordinaire.  He turned Paulina’s hair into HOTNESS.


I love how Diva she is here.


While Paulina was getting done up, David and the boys got ready.



Here is her engagement ring, and the bands which belong to their parents. :)


David writes up a little something…..


And when it was delivered Paulina just giggled and smiled and said, “He just always thinks of these little things.”


Glamour hair was kicking in full force….


The flowers in her presidential suite were sent from her love, who would be joining her there that night. ;)


These were her ceremony shoes for the beach….


and the DRESSS!!!  Wowza!!!


For her hair….



What did I tell you??!  Flipping HOT!!!


Upon arrival I heard of this little thing called “Cuban Time.” :)  I became acquainted with this saying when the rehearsal was running 2 hours late, and I am sitting there wondering, “What’s going on?  And why is everyone just having fun and ignoring the CLOCK??!”  The response was, “We’re running on Cuban Time.”  So I looked it up, (in the Urban Dictionary of course), and sure enough, it was really a saying.  And trust me, it is really a way of life too!!

So we had a bit of “Cuban Time” on the wedding day as well.   While the girls were running a wee bit behind, Brett took the guys out and got some great shots!


The boys!  (Minus Emilio who was naturally running on Cuban Time as well!) :)


David had each of the guys’ Guayaberas monogrammed.  It was such a sweet personal touch.


David’s Dad is so precious, and David and his Dad love each other so very much!


Then Emilio showed up!  As I mentioned in the post before, David has worked very closely with the Estefan’s for years now, so he is pretty much part of the family. :)


David’s little cousin was the adorable ring bearer.  I loved how the rings were carried in this shell.



Meanwhile the girls were getting their dresses on…..


They looked GORGEOUS.


Paulina’s beautiful mother and sister helped her into her dress.



She tried on her reception shoes for me….I LOVED them.


Her Dad helped her with her veil.


A final word of prayer right before the ceremony…..


At the same time, a little surprise from David was practicing in the ballroom. ;)


And the ceremony was getting ready to start….


Please check back in for the final installment of their wedding later this week. :)  You won’t want to miss one of the most beautiful wedding ceremonies I have EVER seen!

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July 1, 2009 - 1:25 am

Ellee - BAH! More! Post the next set of pictures….!

July 1, 2009 - 5:01 am

Alex - Did we already say that we´re amazed that you´ll be OUR wedding photographers on the Gulf Coast :-) ))))))))))) Outstanding location and shots! Best, Alex & Sanne

July 1, 2009 - 1:04 pm

jason - jerry gave me the makeup artist’s info:
sidney jamila –

July 1, 2009 - 1:15 pm

jason - they look GREAT (of course).
i love the shot of her reception shoes with the subtle reflection from the floor. and the black and white of here towards the end of the post is SO hot.

July 1, 2009 - 1:52 pm

betsy - Holy SMOKES! This is AMAZZZZZING! That chuppa is TO DIE FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 1, 2009 - 2:22 pm

Amber Braisted - I cannot wait to see more pictures of this wedding! Everything about it is beautiful!

July 2, 2009 - 9:01 am

Bonnie - I can’t wait to see the rest!

July 4, 2009 - 2:36 pm

Amanda - Can’t not leave a comment, but I also can’t come up with anything to say…except WOWSA!!!! =)

July 4, 2009 - 9:06 pm

Alba Vasquez - The pictures are beautiful, you guys did an answome job. Thank you and I also want to thank the flower designer for a great job.
Alba Vasquez (Wedding Planner from Costa)

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