Eric and Marisa

After waiting a LONG 12 months from the time we placed our deposit at Maravilla Gardens, May 3, 2009 had finally arrived.  It was our wedding day! The sun was shining, the weather was in the mid-70s, and we could not have asked for a more perfect day.  One of the most memorable moments I have of the day came after spending hours in the salon with my mom and bridesmaids, getting our hair and makeup done.  It was then time to make that car ride over to Maravilla Gardens.  Full of excitement and nerves, I remember getting out of the car, walking past the ceremony area to the bridal room, seeing everything set up, and thinking to myself, “Maravilla Gardens is everything and more than I could have ever imagined for my wedding day.”

Our ceremony was magical!   From the romantic array of flowers and lovely music, to the moment I turned the corner and started walked down the aisle with my dad, to seeing the look on Eric’s face when he first saw me, it was all perfect.  On top of that, having all of our very best friends and family by our side, and to get to hear those words we had been waiting for, “You may now kiss your bride.” made for a truly amazing experience.  It was an overwhelming feeling of love and emotions neither of us will ever forget.

Almost a year later, we still have friends and family talking about our wedding day.  The first thing they tell us is that the location for the wedding was one of the most beautiful they have ever been to.  They loved that the ceremony, cocktail, and reception areas were all right there, yet the different locations of the venue were not revealed to them until they were escorted through each stage of the event.  What is any party without great food and drinks?  That is what Eric and I always seem to hear next…THE FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE! Command Performance not only makes delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts, but they are the backbone in helping you plan and organize your big day. We are sure we could not have done it without them.  Another popular feature was the candy bar we created.  It was a huge success, as each guest was able to put together their own bag of sweets.  From the moment the music started, everyone from young to old was out on that dance floor.  (Let me put it this way, at the end of the evening we had to tell everyone it was time to go!)  Our reception was exactly what we had wanted for our guests…a BIG PARTY!

It didn’t take long before we knew that everything we had envisioned for our big day was right in front of us. Throughout the entire wedding planning process both Maravilla Gardens and Command Performance were always there to answer our questions, or give advice as to what works and what does not.  We could not have asked for a more enjoyable and memorable wedding experience.  Our family and friends are still talking about how wonderful and beautiful it was.  Thank you Jo and Tony Maravilla!