It was a bitter sweet day as my mother really wanted to be a part of picking the wedding dress. Obviously, mom was unable to join us, but we honored her with a toast of champagne and sent her good energy. My mother had spent many months over the past year talking to Adriana about the wedding and how she wanted to participate not only by being physically present, but spiritually by sharing personal items with Adriana that were beloved to her.
I felt that in mom’s absence I needed to carry out her wishes and help this ceremony happen the way she envisioned it. That is how we began the planning of the ceremony of Frederic and Adriana.