Tale as Old as Time // Marisa + Keith Wedding

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman's ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?

Even though Keith is nothing like a beast, but a gentleman in every way, Marisa's love for him is just as strong as the one Belle had for the Beast. Their Beauty and the Beast themed wedding was perfectly fitting for the two of them, as they both share a love for the movie.  

Most brides feel as though their wedding day needs to be perfect: from the getting ready stage to the grand exit. However, no matter how well planned your wedding day might be there is almost always something that goes unexpected. For some weddings it might be that the hair and makeup took longer than planned, or there was traffic so half the guests arrived late, or there was a tear in the brides veil.

For this particular wedding Marisa is the kind of person who could never forget a single detail. She had a timeline that has a side for day full of sunshine and a plan B (rainy day schedule). However, there was a small detail forgotten. THE RINGS! Mid-ceremony the groom and best man raced out to the car to retrieve them leaving the bride at the alter. 

What every bride can take away from this surprising event is to not sweat the small stuff, the wedding day is not all about the flowers, or dresses, or forgotten details. In the end, the most important thing is that you are marrying the love of your life. Enjoy every minute of your day, even if something doesn't go as planned.  

“Take it with you so you’ll always have a way to look back … and remember me.” – Beast

“Take it with you so you’ll always have a way to look back … and remember me.” – Beast


Lumiere: Did you see that? It's a girl. 

Cogsworth: I know it's a girl. 

Lumiere: Don't you see? She's the one. The girl we have been waiting for. She has come to break the spell.


“Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious! Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes!” – Lumiere


Venue: Richard Nixon Library

Dress: Essence of Austraillia

Groomsmen Tux: Friar Tux Shop

Makeup: Cori Stephenson


Rachael Bernstein

Uriel Photography, 1112 Grant av E Grant Ave, Colton, CA, 92324, United States

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