Tercer año

On this day three years ago, we took our wedding vows in front of family and friends. First, in a small Catholic church ceremony with our parents and witnesses at the historic Misión de San José del Cabo, and then a beach Mass* with all our family and friends. This is one of my favorite photos from our wedding day, sharing a private moment steps from the deep blue rolling waves in a small cove between two rock crops.

You can read more about our wedding, including details on the church, more photos, the reception… and of course, the menu, in last year’s anniversary post. Lately I’ve been thinking about recreating recipes from our wedding menu, so hopefully I can get in the test kitchen soon.

If I got the chance to do it all over again, I’d do just about everything the same, but in slow motion so it wouldn’t go by as fast! Lucky for me, I have a wedding video to remember every moment by. We’ll be watching it and toasting with champagne over the weekend.

I’ll have to dig out some more photos to share here soon. Many friends reminded us today of their memories from our wedding extravaganza week and it made me want to go searching for photos from different parts of the day and the reception to take it all in and have each and every moment rush back into my memory.

Thanks for reading The Other Side of The Tortilla and following along on our journey. Please join us in toasting to many more years of wedded bliss!

José: te quiero con todo mi corazón. Siempre. —Maura

*Catholic Mass is not typically celebrated outside of the church; we brought our own family priest who agreed to perform a second ceremony on the beach after we had a ceremony in the church. Most beach weddings in Mexico are symbolic or civil ceremonies.


  1. says

    ¡Felicidades, Maura! I hope God grants you and your husband a long, healthy, happy life filled to the brim with blessings. What a beautiful photo…it captures such an amazing, spiritual moment in time. It reminds me to take things SLLLOOOOOWWW and enjoy the ride!


  2. says

    ¡Feliz Aniversario! What a beautiful wedding. I particularly love the “Lazos” tradition, and once served as “Madrina de Lazo” for my beloved best friend (Venezuelan) who married a wonderful Mexican man. ¡Muchas felicidades, Maura!

  3. says

    first, happy anniversary! there’s something special about the 1st 3!! I’m not married but I kinda feel that way! Y que dulce que le dices que lo quieres always and forever! :)

  4. Vanessa says

    Wow, just beautiful. If my wedding is half as beautiful as this looks, I will be satisfied. I hope you had an amazing anniversary.


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