Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Photo Booth Alternative

I'm always first in line at any photo booth when I'm at a wedding or any event. I knew we would have one at our wedding but I just didn't know what type I wanted. Fom flip books to classic photo booths, there were so many options which can be a good thing or just very confusing. 

We went back and forth on many options and in the end, Pedro and I decided to go with the SLO Booth by Luxe Films rather than doing the traditional photo booth. It was the best decision ever. It was so different than anything I had ever seen at a wedding and I love how much fun everyone had! 

Behind the scenes of the SLO video. 

Behind the scenes of the SLO video. 

We heard so many good things about how unique and how much fun this was. I'm so glad everyone enjoyed themselves and got creative with their moves! 

If you're considering a photo or video booth at your wedding, consider this SLO booth by Luxe Films, we definitely recommend it! 

Click here for the highlight video.


Until next time,

Friday, November 11, 2016

A Letter to My Almost Husband.

I've thought about this day ever since I was a little girl. I wondered how you would be, how you would make me feel, and how I would feel that exact moment. Eight years ago, I never realized what an incredible journey we were already embarking upon together. Who would've thought that annoying guy who brought me water refills would grow into the hard working, strong and loving man that will be waiting for me at the altar.

In you I found a man who reminds me every single day to dream bigger and work harder and to always keep my chin up no matter what the situation may be. I love how you make me laugh and how you still manage to give me butterflies when you walk through the door. I love your sense of humor and your attitude towards life. I love you not only for who you are, but for who you inspire me to be.

I'm thankful for having your unconditional love during life's challenges. Even on the days when I've struggled, on one of my darkest seasons, not once did I have to walk alone.

It's been eight years of growing up and thankfully never growing apart. Of conquering obstacles that life has put in our way.. year by year, day by day we grew together.

Tomorrow is the day we will look back at as our hair gets grey and your ankle gets worse. It is the beginning of a journey that I can't wait to share with you. I promise that even when my memory starts to fade and the moments of my young life seem farther behind me, I will always remember our wedding day.


I promise to inspire you the way you have always inspired me, to be your best friend, to lift you up when you fall, to make you feel as special as you make me feel each and every day.

With love, hugs, kisses, and the promise of a lifetime together,
your future wife,
The *ALMOST* Mrs. Yessenia Ruvalcaba

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Yessy's Last Splash

My bachelorette weekend came and went way too fast. I celebrated my last long weekend out as a "single lady" in Cancun and couldn't have picked a better destination. I'm thankful for this trip and for my girls who made it as fun as it could have been. 

We did some much needed relaxing by the beach, splashed around at the pool and dove into the Cancun nightlife. We also took a catamaran to Isla Mujeres which was one of my favorite activities. I leave you with a few of my favorite pictures. 

Until next time,

Isla  Mujeres
Exploring Isla Mujeres. The locals kept asking "what team are you girls from?" thanks to our matching shirts. LOL

After our first night out at The City. 
The beginning of night two. 

Night two at Palazzo. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

T minus 31 Days

It's hard to believe that as of today, we are officially one month away from our wedding. I woke up with all sorts of emotions... sad because this beautiful journey will soon end, but beyond excited to start this next phase of life and adventures as husband and wife. We are counting down the days until we get to stand before our loved ones and God and celebrate our Holy union. 

I pray that He continues to guide us through this journey, especially as we enter this last phase of our marriage preparations. I can't believe that we will take our wedding vows in exactly a month. I get teary eyed just thinking about it, the excitement is REAL! 

I leave you with one of my favorite (and very special) verse and a few oldies of my fianc√© and I. 

until next time,

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails(1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Bucket List

It's officially Fall and I hope everyone has enjoyed the first day as much as I have. I started the day off with a nice little PSL, because how else would you celebrate? Fall is one of my favorite seasons for so many reasons, especially this year. The weather is perfect, the fall fashion is the best, I love fall decorations and I will finally get married. 

Since it's the first day of this highly anticipated season, I wanted to share what my bucket list looks like. Here are a few things I hope I get to do: 

Fall Bucket List
Pumpkin Patch
Drink Hot Cocoa
Drink Apple Cider
Take a Foggy Morning Walk
Toast Marshmallows by the Bonfire
Host Thankgsgiving Dinner
Buy Pumpkins
Carve Pumpkins
Eat Squash Soup
Watch Hocus Pocus
Watch Scary Movies
Jump in a pile of leaves
Tailgate at Football Games
Watch some Football
Bake a pie

That's my Fall Bucket list, or what I can think of for now. There's so much to do during this season, especially outdoors. It's the perfect weather to sit outside and just enjoy nature. I am most excited about.... GETTING MARRIED!!!!! 

What are you looking forward to this Fall?  

Until next time,

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tea With the Bride-To-Be

Being engaged can be one of the most exciting times in a girl's life, it has definitely been an amazing few months for me. Although a part of me never wanted that clich√© bridal shower where you open gifts in front of everyone, I ended up doing that exact thing and I wouldn't of had it any other way. Not because of the gifts or the cute little decor, but because I got to spend the morning with some of the most amazing women in my life. Last Saturday was a beautiful day for a "Tea Party" but then again, it's always a beautiful day when you get together the ones you love in one place. 

I knew I wanted to have a Tea Party themed shower the moment the planning talks began. The shower was held at Silver Sycamore right outside of Houston. I feel like this is Pasadena's hidden gem, it's the cutest little place and a one stop shop for wedding or any private event. Their service was great, the food amazing and the Tea Room was the perfect setting for the shower. All we had to do was bring in a few pictures and decor to make the place more personal. 

One of my favorite parts of the decor was my mom's wedding dress. It was so meaningful and special to be able to showcase the dress she wore the day she married my dad. Maybe one day my daughter will do the same with mine.

The most beautiful naked cake by Delia's Signature Bakery.
My bridesmaids minus Irene.

We played games like the classic toilet paper dress competition, don't say bride/wedding,  how well do you know the bride, kiss the groom, my favorite- the story game, and even my fur baby Sir Theodore was part of our activities. 
Thank you to all of my family and friends who showered me with love at my Bridal Tea Party, it meant so much to have you all there. Thank you to my sister and mom who made my vision come true and put up with all of my crazy requests. I could not have asked for a better bridal shower. 

Until next time,