We love hearing about our customers’ wedding style. Here, Tina from Florida tells us all about her beauty-salon romance and marriage to Carlos.
All photography © Victor Junco
When Carlos and I met in 2006 (at the very salon we now own together in Tampa, FL), I was getting my hair done—head full of foils, salon cape and all—while Carlos worked at the adjacent station. I am mortified now to think of how I must have looked! It was love for sure.
After moving here from Cuba 22 years ago, Carlos had worked at the salon for 15 years and had basically grown the business himself. About a year after we started dating, the salon went up for sale. I believed in him and in us, so we bought the salon together.
Carlos and I were engaged on Christmas in 2008. When planning our wedding, every detail was very important to us. We went to Nordstrom for my silk-beaded ivory wedding dress, jewelry and the dazzling shoes on my feet. We even flew to New York to meet with our talented wedding cake designer, Sylvia Weinstock, and Ellen Weldon, who designed our wedding invitations.
The wedding was on October 11, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay on the top floor of Armani’s Restaurant, which overlooks the sparkling blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. That special day, our family—including my 11-year-old daughter Sera and new stepson, Christian, 6—became one.
It was the most incredible day of our lives.
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