For this occasion we will tell the story of our lovewarrior Ana, a story full of magic where life clearly surprises us at the least expected moment.
“I went to live in London on August 28, 2014, when I arrived I had nothing … My relationship of more than 10 years had just ended, I could not find an engineering job, I did not have anyone close to me, it was a situation very hard!
I started working as an aupair for an English family, and there I met the one who today is one of my best friends, Sara, she took care of two children who lived next to the house of the girl that I looked after, and they went together to the college. After a few months, my friend Sara was looking for an apartment in the big city, and she happened to find a central apartment at a very good price, the only problem? It was an apartment that only boys lived in!
She insisted that I please accompany her to see the apartment, because she was a bit embarrassed, so there I went! We were welcomed by 2 of her companions, only one was missing … the one who is my husband today! Sara loved the apartment so she decided to sign the contract, and what better way to celebrate than to have the “house-warming party” that same Friday!
On April 10, 2015 I arrived with a good bottle of wine, very excited, and it was to open the door and see him sitting there in an armchair, it was a crush … we were stunned looking at each other without saying anything. After breaking the ice, we talked for a long time and he told us that in three weeks he was going back to Spain for good, he already had his return tickets. Sara asked me at one point that we were alone if I liked her, and that if it was so, she would not stop falling in love with the fact that it was only three weeks … and then we started to know each other!
Three weeks that were enough to realize how much you can love someone. To teach me that happiness does not depend on anyone but myself, to convince myself that dreams do come true, to remind me that I do deserve all the good that happens to me and to force myself to enjoy and live each day as if it were the last .
And those three weeks came to an end … and he returned to Spain. I couldn’t ask him to stay, it had to be his decision, and after two months in Spain he decided to come back to London for me … and it became the most wonderful serendipity we could imagine!
And it all became a dream, I got my first engineering job, the great love of my life was by my side, and we met a lot of friends who became our “family”. After 4 years, on May 12, 2019 in front of Tower Bridge (his favorite view of London) he asked me if I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him, and after going blank for a few minutes … I told him Yes!
And on 08/08/2020 our first “I love you” became a “I do”, which like most important things in life was a bit scary, but it was worth the risk! And there is no doubt that at the most unexpected moment someone arrives who changes your life forever, and every day by his side becomes the best day of your life!
On one of my trips to Spain to organize the wedding, I had an appointment in several bridal shops to try on dresses in record time, 3 days! I tried on dozens of dresses that were not my style at all, I was very discouraged … until I got to the last store I had, El ático taller de novias there was Maria with her eternal smile.
The first thing he asked me was to walk around the attic and touch each dress, and to simply tell him what I liked about each dress and what I didn’t, and I did, the first dress I tried on was my wedding dress! They always told me that when you try what your wedding dress is going to be, you feel it, and it’s true, I felt it was mine! I decided to try on some more so as not to have doubts, but I had already fallen in love with that OTADUY dress … empire cut, made of fine embroidered tulle, with silk chiffon sleeves that looked like “wings” … the Atlas was without doubt my dress! We decided to customize it so that the dress was totally unique, changing the back for one that left it completely uncovered, and lengthening the train. In addition, it was clear to him that he would wear an aged gold crown designed and handcrafted by Suma Cruz exclusively, full of elements that remind me of the most important people in my life, such as stars, coves, pearls and crystals.
And the veil could not be missing … we decided to cover the shoulders and arms, attached to the wrists with an invisible tape, so it would move with me and give the feeling of “flight”. Everyone asked me where the dress was from, it was the most original they had seen … it was impressive, and it was like wearing nothing!
Due to the COVID-19 situation, I only had a week to do all my tests, but Maria made the impossible possible, to create the most beautiful dress in the universe! The photos speak for themselves, the happiness was immense and I couldn’t see myself more beautiful … I didn’t feel disguised, I felt myself!
Without hesitation for a second, I would choose OTADUY again every day of my life! Thank you very much for having been part of the happiest day of my life!
How does this story of our #lovewarrior leave you? Thank you Ana for giving us the confidence and love to accompany you on that special day of your life.