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Silvia and George at Maryvale Castle

August 13, 2009

Not too many weddings outside of Europe take place in a castle, however, Silvia and George had theirs at Maryvale Castle. Maryvale has it all, green expanses of lawn, secret gardens, turrets and great rooms.

Silvia and George used to work at the same company in Virginia, where they met and their romance blossomed.

They enjoy watching movies, going to comedy shows, cooking and trying new recipes, working on home projects, spending time with family, friends and their beloved dog Chiquita, but most importantly, spending time together.

maryvale

maryvale

Luis, Sivia’s father was born in Nicaragua, his father was from El Salvador and his mother was from Nicaragua. Zoila, Silvia’s mother was born in Peru, both of her parents were born in Peru.  Her grandfather on her mom’s side was from Italy.

The look of love and adoration on Luis’s face for his daughter on her wedding day is  very , very, palpable.

bride and father maryvale

bride and bridesmaids maryvale

bride and bridesmaids maryvale

Silvia’s dress was an Alvina Valenta in white (Italian silk and French lace) and her veil was a mantilla veil with French lace to match her gown. Crème Silk Duchess Satin strapless A-line gown, deep alencon lace border at hem, Satin sash and brooch at waist, covered buttons and loops over zipper at center back, sweep train.

bride maryvale

We turned, we saw, we captured this image of George. It begged to be black and white.

groom maryvale

groom and groomsmen maryvale

bride and groom maryvale wedding kiss

Maryvale has it’s own small chapel just off the main ballroom. Deep , dark,  rich woodwork – hand carved by 19th century master artisans.

ceremony maryvale wedding

The reception was catered by the best of the best, Linwoods. The videographer was Blue Sky.

reception maryvale wedding

reception maryvale wedding

reception maryvale wedding

Giant sparklers blazed as the newlyweds left the castle after a joyful celebration with friends, family and loved ones.

reception maryvale wedding

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