Born and raised in Argentina, the lure of Barcelona, Spain seemed to be the perfect location for Silvina to marry the man of her dreams. A peek at this city of vigor, and you’ll walk away feeling full. Spain carries a vibrancy that is unparalleled—the people, food, colors, architecture, la siesta’s y la fiesta’s are all a part of what makes this culture so quintessentially theirs. So when Silvina shared with me the location of their wedding day—one silent scream and ugly happy dance later—I told her I was all in.
Their married lives began with a kiss, but their love was destined far before that moment. Ironically, the two first locked eyes at a friend’s wedding years ago in Washington D.C.. They explain that Jeff did most of the chasing from first glance and the very early stages but something tells me Silvina saw more than what met her eye—far beyond his conspicuous stares, good looks and charm, and far far beyond his “good hair.” Through the years, the two learned of their destined fate to be together. And the endless miles that once separated them were only meant to prepare them for the closeness they’ll create in the years to come.
Away from the city noise and tucked in the rolling hills of Barcelona, the two promised each other forever at La Baronia. The venue isn’t only rich in history, it’s also as picturesque as you’d imagine a Spanish/Catalonian wedding to be. I saw an uncanny parallel to this location and their newly promised love. In its 1000+ years of existence, La Baronia was once a home, a hospital, a prison, and restored back to the beautiful home that it always was. They promised each other forever—through the good, bad, ugly, in sickness and in health. They promised a forever home in each other that no matter what challenges they faced they would and could overcome.
Thank you Jeff and Silvina for exposing me to the depth and richness of Spain and allowing me to witness it in a way I’d never seen before. Your friends and family helped me get to know the two of you on a deeper level and I felt so privileged to see you through their eyes. The love between you is palpable and it’s love like yours that inspires me to do better in everything that I do. Congratulations on your happy forever after. Cant’ wait to see what the future holds for the two of you.