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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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A Puerto Rican Wedding and a June Bride

Despite the fact that I return to Puerto Rico yearly to be with my father, brothers and family, this summer's visit held an extra-delightful purpose...my brother Michael's wedding. Meet Sharon Ortiz...whose name I'm sure has something like 'de Diaz' as part of it now. I have been blessed to share with both Sharon and my brother as a couple for the past few years and have even had them vacation with me here in my home in the States. The greatest gift however is that Sharon is now my sister-in-law.



The wedding which was held at their church (Casa de Avivamiento), was absolutely beautiful flanked in one of my all time favorite colors orange! Their Pastor Javier Rodriguez was their officiant. He made a powerful sermon of their wedding vow exchanges, considering that both my brother Michael and his new bride Sharon are long standing, active parishoner's and are in the process of building their own branch of the church.


Unlike me or our other brother Chayanne, Michael has both 'been chosen' and has chosen to follow in the divine path of preaching. Where as I am more spiritual than religious, Michael has found an extraordinary community, purpose and goal in life through his church and their religion.


Sharon's dress was absolutely gorgeous! And Cheers! to whoever designed the format of the wedding decorations which were stunning with coordinated drapery, columns, flowers and table linens...designing that effectively requires great artistic vision!



The cake was delicious and also designed in such a sophisticated and elegant manner, complementing the decor flawlessly! It was truly a spectacular event...check out the flower girl my niece Chamirelis!


Here is our side of the family, My brother Chayanne (Chami's dad), my father, Sharon and Michael, my aunt (Micheal's mom), and me.


I have a lot more images but I will be posting them all on my new FLICKR site soon (in a few days).

My Husband (Gregg Emery) and I made our six year wedding anniversary just a week before Michael and Sharon's wedding and here is our toast to Sharon and Michael:

We wish this young couple the great happiness, deep friendship, and un-bounding love that we (Gregg and I) have found together. Marriage is a lot of work and it takes clear, constant and caring communication, those of us who survive it, know that the ease of wedded bliss comes only with trust, clarity, mutual support and shared dreams. You are beginning a new nucleus, a new unit, a new family... begin your own new traditions and share the growing pains together (there will be pains and of course great joys)- the reward is indescribably beautiful. Never take the companionship for granted, for life is mutating and changing constantly and in each other you seek a changing constant not a familiar presumption. Respect each other's minds as library resources, as well as mirror reflections. Discover life together the beautiful and the ugly - for it is these experience that will bond you both to each other...no object has that power.


Reader Comments (4)

"for life is mutating and changing constantly and in each other you seek a changing constant not a familiar presumption." wow! you know how to give a toast! this, and i've been married 30 years, i found to speak to my heart. it is so true and yet i've never thought of it that way. well, thank you, for bringing that light into my wedded life once again. because of the amount of years married, both my husband and i can be charged with getting "lazy" with each other now and again and not nurturing the marriage as we should.

the bride and groom look blissfully happy and the colors of the wedding were just spectacular! felicitaciones....

July 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca

what a beautiful tribute to your brother and new sister. and congrats to you and stainboy for 6 happily glorious years!!!

July 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJacqueline

you really look GGGGGGreat mari No LIE

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisette hernandez

you really look GGGGGGreat mari No LIE

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisette hernandez

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