Our Intimate Hippie-esque Civil Ceremony

I’d like to share with you, a very important event in my life…

On June the fourth, two-thousand and eleven, Gabriel and I had our civil ceremony. It was everything I had envisioned; simple, hippie-esque, very intimate (15 people), and a great outdoor location..oh and great weather too!

Love, to love and be loved is such a blessing. On this special day where something so special and blessed was to take place, many other blessing occurred as well. An hour before our guests began to arrive, Gabriel and I were out on the deck, and a little birdy was sitting on the ground next to us. There was also a black cat, who sniffed at the bird! I was scared for our new little friend, and asked Gabriel to pick him up (we also thought he might have been injured). El Pajarito, began to sing and cuddle as soon as Gabriel swept him into his hands, it was AMAZING. Gabriel held him, and opened his hand to let him fly away, but instead, El Pajarito flew over to my hands and sang some more! El Pajarito, hopped onto my shoulder and seconds later his little feathered friends/family came around us and they all flew off together!

During our ceremony, when we were saying our vows, there was a lot of birds singing, and all of the sudden, two little pajaritos started flying around Gabriel and I. It felt like a Disney movie (like in Cinderella/Enchanted, where her little friend are making her dress!!). One of them stopped on my dress for a second, and the other was on Gabriel’s chest! Then mine flew onto Gabriel too! The marriage commissioner and the rest of our guests were all in AWE! The marriage commissioner had mentioned to us (and our guests) that in the many years that she had been doing marriages, she had never seen that. It was a blessing, it was OUR blessing. Our little pajaritos, little messenger from God, letting us know that He was with us on such an important day in our lives.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures and the story!
It’s all on video, too!

besos,bendiciones y buenas vibras.

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  • Reply Tonya

    CONGRATS!!! Your wedding was so adorable!! And your dress is so pretty. I’m so happy and I wish you two the best of luck!!

    June 13, 2011 at 5:56 am
  • Reply Ale Pelayo

    Caro, Nos hubiera encantado compartir ese momento con ustedes… Pero Gracias a tu blog siento como que fuimos parte de su union.. Los queremos mucho!!

    June 13, 2011 at 6:19 am
  • Reply NinaSaysHello

    congratulations!! πŸ™‚

    June 13, 2011 at 6:39 am
  • Reply i am certified

    Congratulations!! Such a lovely ceremony of two people madly in love with each other! πŸ™‚

    June 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Adriana Iris

    so lovely love love love…congrats.

    June 13, 2011 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Mano y Metal

    LOOOOOOOOVE the ceremony pictures and WOW to the pajaritos flying around you guys!! I think that was def. a sign from God, the universe and so magical. awwwwe. love it. & the signs so creative– Thank you for sharing this important moment in your life with us!

    June 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply If Curves Could Talk (Stefanie)

    CONGRATS!! And this just brought tears to my eyes. BEAUTIFUL ceremony and awesome romantic pictures!

    June 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply B the mermaid

    that is so fantastic! CONGRADULATIONS MY DEAR!!!!!!
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    June 13, 2011 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Angie

    Carolina! Congratulations friend. Your wedding looks amazing and the story of the birds gave me chills. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story with us. I wish you and your hubby a lifetime of happiness.



    June 13, 2011 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Allergic to Vanilla

    I’m so happy for you C! I couldn’t imagine you in anything else, that dress, and that moment truly is so you! I wish you nothing but happiness, and that God may bless you and Gabriel’s marriage forever. oh mi amiga, this is so wonderful….

    p.s did I not call it? I knew you would totally rock the boho-hippie vibe πŸ™‚

    xo Carlina

    June 13, 2011 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply Yona

    Congrats!!! Everything looks so beautiful <3.

    I love that you write some things in spanish πŸ™‚ it’s so cool.

    June 14, 2011 at 2:37 am
  • Reply lasophia

    Felicidades! Mejores deseos,


    June 14, 2011 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply melly

    this is sooo amazing and inspiring. and the signs for your love are obvious…from the heart, congrats. you’re a beautiful bride!

    June 14, 2011 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Tonya

    No I didn’t! πŸ™

    June 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Carolina

    thank you all so much <3

    June 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm
  • Reply Despina T.

    oh my god this is so beautifull and romantic!!!i love the photos.u look so happy!congrats dear πŸ™‚

    June 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Nora

    congrats!! your blog is cute i followed can you follow too please im a new blogger ^^ <3

    June 14, 2011 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply marialΞ΅

    wow! congratulation, the ceremony looked great, very romantic, and the birds, well i think that’s good luck! so bug hug for you and your husband!
    My Fashion Bug

    June 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply freyja

    amazing pictures, so beautiful πŸ™‚

    June 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply Kristyn

    I love your story! the birds flying round you two is just like a Disney movie. Sounds like the most lovely of days possible. You look absolutely beautiful.

    June 14, 2011 at 11:01 pm
  • Reply fifi

    congratulations! i loved your bohemian intimate wedding and the lil birds omg! amazing!! truly blessed! thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting please come by and visit again! xo

    June 14, 2011 at 11:15 pm
  • Reply riestya arum permata

    congrats for you dear <3
    and you look so gorgeous πŸ™‚


    June 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm
  • Reply Marissa Joy

    Congrats! What a beautiful ceremony!

    June 14, 2011 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply sharonlei

    Awww what a sweet and intimate ceremony. I loved that little birdie friends came to visit too. Yes, just like a fairy tale! Congratulations, my dear. Here’s to many years of love, laughter, and joy!

    xx Love & Aloha

    June 15, 2011 at 12:48 am
  • Reply Gianella

    Lovely pictures! Congratulations to both of you πŸ™‚

    June 15, 2011 at 1:48 am
  • Reply Steffys Pros and Cons

    omg congrats it looks amazing!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

    June 15, 2011 at 3:28 am
  • Reply Manon Margaretha

    Thank you !
    Wow, this is amazing. Such a beautiful location <3

    June 15, 2011 at 5:51 am
  • Reply Jewellery Bijou

    So so lovely!congratulations!

    June 15, 2011 at 7:02 am
  • Reply Mau G.

    Nina!! QuΓ© padre!! MuchΓ­simas felicidades πŸ™‚
    Gracias por compartirnos ese momento tan especial con nosotros. Mis mejores deseos πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    June 15, 2011 at 7:04 am
  • Reply PIX

    Hi Nina!! So nice to meet you, wow, your wedding was beuaitufl!! Also with birds singing πŸ™‚ perfection πŸ™‚

    Have a nice day dear πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing this moment with us!

    June 15, 2011 at 9:43 am
  • Reply So...

    Omg!! Carolinamil mil felicidades!! Te deseo toda la suerte y felicidad del mundo! Un abrazote!

    June 15, 2011 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Janelle Haskin

    That looks truly amazing, congratulations to you both! You looked beautiful!


    June 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Ellie..β™₯

    your wedding looked beautiful!
    thankyou for the comment πŸ™‚

    ellie oxoxoxoxo

    June 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Sandy D

    So pretty!!! Weddings are such beautiful occasions. And you made a stunning bride. I love the simplicity. If I could do it all over again I’d choose to be just as simple and beautiful. Congratulations to you both!

    June 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Gorgeous Clara

    that’s such a beautiful and unique wedding!

    June 15, 2011 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply LA Lynn's

    Congrats… wishing you many years of happiness!!!! Everything was beautiful!!! Btw, I’m following your blog now. Hope you will do the same. πŸ™‚

    June 15, 2011 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Giulia

    wooow congratulations! beautiful photos!!!! πŸ˜€
    I follow you!!
    If you want follow me!!

    June 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply Que Fregados

    How simply BEAUTIFUL!! I wasn’t even there and I had a knot in my throat. Congratulations on your civil union πŸ™‚

    June 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm
  • Reply fashionwise

    OMG AMAZING !!!! congratulations to you 2 !

    xoxo fashionwise

    June 16, 2011 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply JuliaFuentes

    que bonitas fotos, y que bonito es el amor =)

    June 16, 2011 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Carolina

    muchisimas gracias!!! πŸ™‚

    June 17, 2011 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply Chiara

    awww. this is soooo romantic! best wishes!! πŸ™‚

    June 17, 2011 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply SaRaX

    congratulations my dear!!! that’s great… the love it’s great.


    June 18, 2011 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Mur-Mur

    I love your blog. Your style and vibe are great.

    Please check mine out and if you like it follow me back, id really appreciate the support!

    June 19, 2011 at 7:09 am
  • Reply Christine

    awwwwww congrats! you look absolutely beautiful in your dress and the scenery is great πŸ™‚ thanks for the great comment on my blog hun!

    June 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply the-caramel-lady

    Coooongratulations !! πŸ˜€
    You have a lovely blog,
    and thank you so much for your comment, it makes me happy!! πŸ™‚ xx

    June 23, 2011 at 6:38 am
  • Reply Lauren&Pierre

    Congratulations! So so so beauttiful- i wish you a long life full of love and happiness!
    I followed you:) follow me back at to stay in touch xx L

    June 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Lauren&Pierre

    Congratulations! So so so beauttiful- i wish you a long life full of love and happiness!
    I followed you:) follow me back at to stay in touch xx L

    June 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Lauren&Pierre

    Congratulations! So so so beauttiful- i wish you a long life full of love and happiness!
    I followed you:) follow me back at to stay in touch xx L

    June 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Lauren&Pierre

    Congratulations! So so so beauttiful- i wish you a long life full of love and happiness!
    I followed you:) follow me back at to stay in touch xx L

    June 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Cindy

    Ah this is lovely! What a wonderful wedding and the birds really do add a magical touch to it! πŸ™‚ Congratulations so much!!!! πŸ˜€

    June 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply tiana

    wow congratulations!
    i would prefer this over a large celebration, looks amazing

    June 25, 2011 at 4:56 am
  • Reply azu

    Congratulations! And what a beautiful story! Those little guys are so cute in your pictures. You look gorgeous too πŸ™‚ Que lindo tu vestido!

    June 26, 2011 at 7:19 am
  • Reply pepa

    Omg, beautiful wedding:)!
    Love it!

    Great look dear!

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    Kisses from pepa:X

    June 26, 2011 at 7:45 am
  • Reply augustalolita

    beautiful photos!! you look absolutely breathtaking <3 and congratulations!!!

    June 26, 2011 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Glory

    Love this!
    So beautiful.
    Thank you for commenting!


    June 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm
  • Reply Isabel.L

    what a touching moment! congratulations πŸ™‚

    thanks for commenting on my blog too πŸ™‚

    June 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Your wedding was so beautiful!!! and the birds was so so so sweet =)

    June 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm
  • Reply Liza

    Congrats! Such gorgeous photos! Thanks for commenting on my blog. Following you now!

    XO, Liza
    fashion over groceries

    June 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm
  • Reply bellring

    Thank you for stopping by at my blog. I love your blog!!

    Congratulations!! You look so pretty in that wedding dress. You two look gorgeous! Love your smile.

    BTW, I lived in Canada for a long time. Missing Vancouver….

    June 29, 2011 at 12:03 am
  • Reply Judith.

    congrats! lovely photo’s! and that bird is so cute, you have an beautiful dress!xx

    June 29, 2011 at 8:58 am
  • Reply Moda Minea β™₯

    great blog cutie *.*

    June 30, 2011 at 5:46 pm
  • Reply Jennyboo

    These photographs are just beautiful! Congratulations on the civil union. And it is a strange yet wonderful thing that those little birdies paid you a a visit during the ceremony. Very magical indeed! xx

    June 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply L

    Congrats! I’m planning my wedding as well currently! Any help would be appreciated!

    July 6, 2011 at 12:17 am
  • Reply Fashion Disorder

    CONGRATS!! BEAUTIFUL ceremony and awesome romantic pictures, you look like fairy! Love your dress!

    Thanks for checking out my blog! Following you! !

    KISS Manuela

    July 6, 2011 at 6:13 am
  • Reply Walking on Sunshine

    congratulations!!! you’re so beautiful together πŸ™‚

    July 6, 2011 at 6:21 am
  • Reply yumiKo

    Wonderful photos!!
    Thanks for stopping by! I’m following you, of course!!! πŸ™‚

    July 6, 2011 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Maiken

    big congrats!! πŸ™‚ btw the photos are really cool and have a nice vibe πŸ™‚

    July 7, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    What an amazing wedding! You’re both lovely!

    BTW, thanks for dropping by on my blog and for the lovely comment.
    I’m following you. Pls follow back.


    July 8, 2011 at 1:01 am
  • Reply Teresa

    This is a beautiful ceremony, sometimes simplicity with wonderful company is all it takes. The birds were clearly wishing you a happy marriage.


    July 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm
  • Reply nadyagita

    such a beautiful ceremony! you’re so pretty πŸ™‚
    thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!


    July 10, 2011 at 4:57 am
  • Reply Ebony Bolt

    Congrats! GOD bless you and your new family :). You look beautiful in these pics and you had such a wonderful story to match.

    July 11, 2011 at 6:42 am
  • Reply Laura (Bandida Blog)

    Congratulations bonita! The part about the pajaritos had me all teary eyed over here. It is a blessing, and it’s so amazing you caught it on film!

    July 12, 2011 at 5:59 pm
  • Reply Jo

    thank you for commenting on my blog! it is amazing how many beautiful blogs I have discovered through comments on mine, and yours is right up there.

    congratulations on your wedding, you looked absolutely beautiful, and the story sounds like everything one could ever hope for. if the little ‘pajaritos’ (oh how I love the little bits of Spanish in your posts!) aren’t a sign the Universe is blessing your union, I don’t know what is.

    all the happiness in the world to the two of you, your new loyal follower,

    Jo @

    July 13, 2011 at 7:49 am
  • Reply thereformedwanderer

    lovely wedding! Love your dress πŸ™‚

    July 13, 2011 at 7:49 am
  • Reply Martina

    Nice pics πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting! Follow each other?

    July 13, 2011 at 10:16 am
  • Reply akiko

    You looks so beautiful and amazing photos! It’s late but congratulations!!

    July 14, 2011 at 3:19 am
  • Reply Angie VΓ‘zquez

    ohh! QuΓ© lindo!!!!

    Felicidades y lo mejor para ustedes.

    July 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Alicia

    Gongrats!! You both look amazing & it looks like you had the perfect day! ❀

    July 20, 2011 at 6:57 am
  • Reply Pam

    So very cool! Congratulations! Marriage is a wonderful gift that just keeps getting better!

    January 18, 2012 at 4:51 am
  • Reply laura

    Thanks for sharing your wedding story! The birds… that’s AMAZING and truly a special moment! Where in Canada is this?! I would love an outdoor wedding but that’s always a risk in Vancouver! haha. Love the simplistic nature feel of your venue! =D

    March 25, 2012 at 5:41 am
  • Reply LOIS

    aww how beautiful! Wish you all the best and happiness! <3
    Love Lois xxxx

    March 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Fashionettista!!

    congrats on your wedding! you look stunning!! kisses!!

    March 27, 2012 at 1:17 am
  • Reply RoxxyC

    Amazing <3

    March 29, 2012 at 7:14 am
  • Reply β˜… diyearte by L and S β˜…

    quΓ© preciosidad!!

    DIY and more:
    diyearte by L & S

    January 22, 2013 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply DonΒ΄t Call Your Mum

    I love this ceremony!
    You was beautiful!

    May 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm
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