Saturday, December 21, 2013

First comes baby, then comes marriage- The Mrs. Salinas tour

December 18th was our anniversary so we decided it would be a good day to get married. It had to be during the week because we wanted to get married by the court, no hoopla. Marriage was just the final step to our already bound for life relationship by our daughter born last year.

Of course the most important thing to me on this day was my costume. I purchased this Tarina Tarantino Hello Kitty bridal collection necklace on Ebay a couple of months ago.

Next, were my shoes. When I first laid eyes on them I asked my co-worker, "Would I look like Rihanna going to the court house to get married to Chris Brown for the 3rd time in these shoes?" I knew they had to be mine so my mom got me them for Xmas. They are BCBG.

Damn dees shoes are so hot. Had to wear my hair back because it is still recovering from a purple dye job I had done on it a month ago which faded in a week and left me with this.

The last thing to complete my vision was a tulle skirt. I had been watching videos on youtube for a while on how to make one and wanted to tackle it sooner or later (sewing isn't exactly a feasible hobby when you work full time and have a 1 year old at home) so it got put off until Tuesday night after work, the night before my wedding where I was standing at the "fabric counter" at Wal-Mart for 25 minutes waiting for an "associate" to come help me out and cut my 10 yards of tulle. As I was sewing it my boyfriend and mother were giving me weird looks and telling me I better have a back-up plan. I had no back-up plan. "Maybe you should try it on with a real shirt and not over your pajamas and a t-shirt" my boyfriend told me. I got too sleepy and had to finish it in the morning, just sewing the waistband on.

I loved the way it all came together. There was no lining in the skirt so I just threw on one of the old slips my mom gave me. My shirt was an old thrifted find with a black tank top underneath. My critics changed their mind and agreed it came out nice after all. "SJP wore black on her wedding day," I told my boyfriend.

"Why, because she had too much sex in the city?" he replied.

The last touch was something "borrowed" aka a vintage Gucci purse my neighbor had dropped off at my house weeks ago for me to sell online. 

Looking back, I don't know why I took pics holding this thing, but oh well, I had to carry my ish somewhere.

I picked out an opal ring, my mom and grandma's birthstone.

The actual ceremony went by really fast but was still very exciting and emotional. The vows you exchange are very powerful and moving. I brought my niece along as my only witness. This was because we wanted it low key, just the 2 of us and to pay my mom back for going to Vegas and marrying my dad 30+ years ago. She stayed home, took care of my baby and probably cried the whole time.

Oh no she didn't! #tasteofherownmedicine

My maid of honor, photographer, witness and special niece

My handsome groom, no longer my baby daddy. My official husband by the state of California.

Whether, you spend thousands of dollars, or $150 dollars, in the end, the sentiment of love is all the same. It has no price.

I love you Ignacio and can't wait to lose 10 lbs and have more of your babies. 

Like XoXo,

Mrs. Salinas


  1. You are right about everything. You do have a handsome husband and you are so lucky to call him your husband, finally. I wish you nothing but the best. I hope to someday find the kind of love you found which will eliminate the desire of all the hoopla that comes with planning a wedding and just doing it to seal your love. Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations to you lovely lady!...oh and, I love your outfit! ;)

    But seriously, great job on the dress!

  3. Ahhhhh!!!!! Congrats, girlfriend, I'm so happy for you!!!! AND those shoes are off the hook, gurl. Shit.


  4. I cried. Love this and careful, I might steal those shoes. I need them in my life!

  5. Felicidades! I love your viuda negra vestido!