It was only hot chocolate. But to us, it was so much more. It was a modern day love story. One day while at brunch with friends, Alma casually ordered a hot chocolate for Amadeo while he was away from the table, and when he returned and received his drink order, his reaction was one of delight and surprise: “My love! A hot chocolate!” he said in his smooth Spanish accent, and then he kissed her with such love and adoration that everyone else at the table promptly melted. I mean, it was only a hot chocolate. But this little moment between the two of them is so telling of their sweet relationship and love for one another. It’s those times when you know exactly what your partner needs, even before they know themselves. Those moments when even the people around you know how perfectly matched you are and how wonderful it is that you’ve found one another. You see, I’ve known Alma since she was in middle school. I’ve watched her guard the goal at field hockey games, wished her luck on her adventures in Africa with the Peace Corps and squealed with delight when we realized that life had brought us both to San Francisco. She’s one of the best people I’ve ever known, and for that reason, we expected a lot from the man she was meant to marry. So when Amadeo came into the picture, not only did he sweep Alma off of her feet, but he swept all of us too. The night that he proposed, we all waited quietly in their apartment to surprise them upon their return, but the truth is, no one was surprised. These two were made for each other and everyone who knows them agrees. Alma + Amadeo, (or Almadeo) we had such a fun time running around the city (literally!) for your engagement photos and cannot WAIT to celebrate with you next year in Spain! We love you, friends!
Our next two sets were inspired by Alma + Amadeo’s love of running and cycling!! Aren’t they just the cutest!?!