At the ceremony, Miss Rivera, in a long white gown with a halter top and a sweet necklace, walked down the garden steps alone, holding a dazzling bouquet of flowers with a white rose behind her ear. A hundred vaccinated guests watched as Mrs Rivera’s daughter, her bridesmaid, met her at an altar overlooking a lush rosebush, then kissed the bride and Mr. Alonzo, in a blue suit. , for good luck.
Before Frank Kennamer, a longtime friend and pastor of Universal Life Church, the couple recited handwritten vows. Ms. Rivera told Mr. Alonzo: “Thank you for meeting me, for loving me, for raising my status. “I love you.” Mr. Alonzo thanked Ms. Rivera for dancing with him at his cousin’s birthday party in 2014. “I feel blessed to be his partner every day,” he said. “I feel lucky to look at you.”
On this day
When November 20, 2021
Where Berkeley Rose Garden, Berkeley, Calif.
Tacos and cakes At reception, guests dine on birria tacos served by La Santa Torta taco truck and layered carrot cake with cream cheese toppings made by a friend of the couple’s Tamara Durley.
Dress Fiasco Ms. Rivera’s wedding dress was hand embroidered in Mexico; she ordered it in 2019 right after Mr. Alonzo suggested it. Because of the pandemic, she couldn’t fly to Mexico to change her shirt in person until the summer of 2021. At that point, the dress didn’t fit. After many alterations in Mexico and a month of waiting, the dress arrived in California. It still doesn’t fit. A few weeks before the ceremony, Veda Ambeau, a tailor and owner of Shirley’s Designs & Alterations in Oakland, came to the rescue and completed the final adjustments.
When it rain Before her wedding, Mrs. Rivera celebrated her daughter’s engagement: her fiancé Calderon-Rivera proposed on July 24. They have yet to set a wedding date.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/04/style/beatriz-rivera-edgar-alonzo-wedding.html On paper, they are all wrong. But at the right time, just right.