Modern Latina Bride Needs to Decide on her Wedding Updo
VOTE: Help Our Modern Latina Bride Decide on Her Wedding Updo!
By Verky Arcos | 08/03/2011 - 13:00

The time has finally come when I get to do fun stuff like figuring out what hairdo I want for my wedding day! I’m exposed to so many amazing hair and make-up artists that I think I might be a little more picky than the average bride, so I wanted to make sure I chose the right person. I’m not difficult to work with, but I do have a vision and I decided I didn’t want a very well known hairstylist that would end up being more high-maintenance than me, the bride.


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Our Modern Latina Bride Supports Same-Sex Marriage
Our Modern Latina Bride Supports Same-Sex Marriage
By Verky Arcos | 07/06/2011 - 12:41

Getting married to the person you love and want to spend the rest of your life with is such a beautiful testament to the relationship you have with one another. I can’t wait until the day comes for me to experience that milestone in my own life and I believe EVERYONE should be entitled to this form of expression. The right to wed should be solely based on love and not on gender.


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Our Modern Latina Bride Heads to the Dominican Republic!
Our Modern Latina Bride Heads to the Dominican Republic!
By Verky Arcos | 06/15/2011 - 13:28

Last weekend I was super excited to go to a destination wedding in Paradisus Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic. For one, I haven’t been away in about a year and was desperate for a tanned glow. More importantly, I was excited to see one of my BFFs get married.


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Should Our Modern Latina Bride Go For a Short Dress?
Should Our Modern Latina Bride Go For a Short Dress?
By Verky Arcos | 06/01/2011 - 12:30

As you know, I have chosen my dress, but, unfortunately, I can’t share it with you all because I would DIE if Hec happened to see it, so you will have to wait until the wedding like everyone else. But, I will tell you that I kept the dress very classic to go along with a veil (which I have yet to choose) and I chose a dress I felt was appropriate for my day ceremony as well as the reception. That is, until I found out that my fabulous stylish hubby-to-be was going to get fitted for not one, but TWO custom-made tuxedos!


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Our Modern Latina Bride Ponders a Kate Middleton-Style Grand Entrance
By Verky Arcos | 04/27/2011 - 13:30

Recently there was a dry run for the arrival of the wedding with a Kate Middleton look-alike in tow. It is said that she will arrive in a car surrounded with about one thousand members of the British military on their horses and the newly minted royal couple will leave in a horse and carriage for their “first” kiss. Needless to say, Kate’s going to make a grand entrance, as it should be, since it is a royal wedding and millions of viewers will be watching. It brought up a question I’ve have been asking myself for months now: Should I have a grand entrance?


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Our Modern Latina Bride on the Bridesmaids Dilemma
Our Modern Latina Bride on the Bridesmaids Dilemma
By Verky Arcos | 04/13/2011 - 13:00

Since I’ve announced my wedding date, the amount of people who have offered to help in the process has been incredible. It’s been very telling of how much love we have around us, which makes me confident in knowing our day will be special because it will be filled with people who truly wish us well. Among these great people are many women – women that I love from all aspects of mine and Hector’s life. I have close cousins, childhood friends, adult life-long friends, and a sister of my own, not to mention all these types of women in Hector’s life as well.


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Our Modern Latina Bride Learns The Meaning of ‘For Better or For Worse’
By Verky Arcos | 03/16/2011 - 09:56

In life there are ups and downs and in marriage, you commit to "better or worse, in sickness and health," right? Well, after being engaged I knew I was ready to take that on.  I envisioned Hec and I as two little old people taking care of one another and having silly, unimportant bickering like only two people that have spent their entire lives together can do.


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Our Modern Latina Bride Grapples With the Guest List
Our Modern Latina Bride Grapples With the Guest List
By Verky Arcos | 03/09/2011 - 13:45

People have always told me what a nightmare it can be when creating your wedding guest list, but, of course, I thought it’d be different for me. After researching wedding guest list etiquette, I was certain that by following a few standards I could keep my initial (intimate) number down to 100 guests.

   The criteria is as follows:

- You must know both of us

- Be a close family member or a childhood friend (or friend of many years).


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