I feel your happiness and togetherness - so beautiful and soothing. Looking foward to being part of your "official" contract into life's adventures. Big hugs all aroundl.
My beautiful, amazing friends. I'm here in Indio missing you both. I'm hoping next year we are all back here together, the way it should be.
In a little more than a month, you will walk down the aisle and I may cry. To me, your relationship is perfect, as you are two of the greatest people I have ever met.
You've restored my faith in love and humanity.
I love you both very much. I may not always be around, but I'll always be there when you need me.
Awww! Thank you for your kind words Daisy :). Your comments, even the non-existent one, made my day! :)
Apparently there's no way to edit my previous, non-existent, comment lol. So here goes my second....
I love your music play-list on your wedsite :).
I'm not the corny type, but seriously, your stories and pictures made my heart smile.
You both seem like a great match. May God bless your relationship now, and post-wedding day. It's a real blessing to have someone to share life with (in a deep, intimate sense). I'm am VERY happy for you guys.
And one more thing...
Nick, you're a cool guy, and very, very lucky to be with Pao. She is amazing.
I'm sure you already know that, though.
The end :).
We love your wedsite and love reading about your love! Thank you for allowing us to share this specual moment with you guys!
Lynn & Danny
Haha Brend - Everyone was voting for the same song :)! Not anymore though :)
I'm the only one who voted on the poll so far. :( lol.
I love you! For ever and ever :)
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My name is Evelyn and I am Paola’s youngest sister. I am very lucky to have a sister like her as we have been through so much together and she has always been there for me when I needed her, even if she didn’t know it. =) Ever since I was little till this day, she has always watched over me even if she got mad every night when I would sleep with her because I was scared or when it took her weeks to teach me how to ride a bike. =) We’ve had many fun days and nights from her feeding me her left over lunch every time she got home from work, eating Ruffles with dip while watching Passions or Buffy or even locking ourselves in the bathroom just to kill a cockroach with hairspray lol. I could always count on her to do crazy things with me whether it was just convincing her to be a fat-ass with me and go to In-N-Out at midnight or sneaking back into Disneyland after being kicked out. :) I know that I won’t get to do many of these things with her anymore but at least she’ll get to do them with the love of her life, Nick. :) I approved of Nick the first time she showed me who he was and very excitedly told me she liked him. I didn’t even have to say anything because we both always know what we’re thinking even with just a thumbs-up. I’m so happy that you and Nick found each other, for love is one of the greatest most important thing you can find and I know that you will both make each other very happy! :)
Well, I was born as Paola’s sister and no one asked my opinion on the matter… so there’s that.
Regardless, I wish her and Nick a lifetime of love and happiness. I hope their wedding day is only one of many happy memories
Nervous as the new 9th grade girl at El Rancho, I could not help but notice the cute and bubbly girl to the left of me in French class with a cheek to cheek smile, staring with such curiosity and kind of making me feel a little uncomfortable. Haha! Little did I know that this adorable smiling girl would become not only one of my best friends, but also one of my biggest support systems for the rest of my life. Throughout the challenges of high school, the distances during college, the transition between careers, she has always been there for me when I needed a friend. During good times and bad, she has been there smiling away as always and making me feel right at home. Now, I am ecstatic to be a part of a great moment in her life. I love you, Amiga! And, I love Nick! :)
I met Paola in 1997 when we were both in 8th grade. We had the same schedule and became quick friends, laughing our way through the years. As a teenager you don't make friends thinking that 16 years later they would still be there for you, but I've been very lucky. I have not only been friends with Paola for more than half my life but have been able to grow up along side such a great friend and partner in crime. She was the person who got lost with me as I drove illegally through the streets of LA before I had a driving permit, before phones had navigation systems, and who let me chill poolside every day of summer vacation with her and her sisters. I don't have many childhood memories without her in them. I don't think I have many grownup memories without her either. She has been the glue that has kept our friends together through the years and I couldn't have picked a better partner for her than Nicholas even if I had picked him out myself. Oh wait, I kinda did ....with a big assist from Val. Lol. I knew Nick was Paola's match from the first day I met him. I like to think that the encouragement both Val and I gave Paola about dating Nick was the push she needed to give him a chance. Fast forward to 2014, I have been so happy for her and Nick and have seen how much love they have for one another. I am so happy to be a part of their special day and look forward to seeing their love grow in the years to come.
Knowing Paola and Nick, and seeing them together, it is hard to imagine them ever being apart. But if I think back to being 15 years old, I can remember a young Paola who was ambitious, bubbly, caring, fun loving and constantly taking pictures. Paola has always had an amazing ability of bringing people together and turning friendship into family. Flashing forward 15 years later, these things haven't changed. The changes that have taken place since then however, have given Paola a whole new type of happiness. I had always pegged Paola as a free spirited heart who was not likely to settle down. But after meeting Nick, she is now a free spirited woman who has found her heart. I have seen my beautiful friend, Paola, remain the same amazing person she has always been. And now, as she is about to become a loving wife, I am so happy and honored to be a part of their wedding, as well as their happily ever after...
I’ve known Paola since freshman year of college, which makes us friends for 10+ years. From the rest of the bridesmaids, I’ve known Paola the least, but we’ve still had plenty of fabulous memories together.
We were both Business majors and roommates’ junior year at Loyola Marymount University. She was the first person my now husband and I texted when we officially became a couple senior year. She was always there to listen, toast and just celebrate being young.
After we graduated we made it a point to always keep in touch; whether it was via a text, e-mail, or Facebook post, we always made sure that we sent each other a message just to let each other know we were thinking of one another and we needed to grab drinks soon; most likely in Downtown Los Angeles. We had amazing summers after college where we enjoyed the sun, her parent’s pool and many clubs/bars in Alhambra.
To this date, Paola continues to be a very important part of my life. She was part of my wedding party, helped me celebrate a few job promotions and be part of many surprise birthday parties. I hope our friendship will continue to flourish through the coming years as we continue to celebrate big momentous moment in our lives.
I don't remember the first time I met Paola and I don't remember when we actually became friends. But I do know that Paola Garcia has been a part of just about every significant moment of my life since then. She was there when I graduated high school. She was there the night I found out I got into UCLA. She was there when I first left the country. She helped me celebrate my 21st birthday and accompanied me on my first real trip to Vegas. She snapped photos at my college graduation and she has been encouraging, supporting, and inspiring me for over 10 years. Now I am thrilled to be able to share in this moment with her. The moment where she gets to marry the man of her dreams. Fewer people are as perfect for each as Nick and Paola. This is sure to be the beginning of a lifetime of love and happiness.
Hi my name's Cesar. I'm an aries, I have brown eyes, and I enjoy short walks on the beach. I like poopies and my favorite color is light tan. Just kidding... I like Nacho Libre, and I like trying new things on my free time.
I'm very excited and honored to be part of Nick and Paola's wedding as a best man. Though I didn't formally meet Nick until I was in my early 20's I feel like I've known him my whole life. I've actually known Paola longer than I've known Nick, but I didn't make the cut for bridesmaid. Anyway, back to talking about Nick. If you know Nick, I'm sure you'd agree he's one of those guys who everyone wants to talk to. Because of his introverted personality, he tends to be relatively quiet, but when he does talk, he's got something to say that's worth listening to. Whether it be sound advice, a stupid youtube video quote like "what was in there?", or just discussing quantum physics and math derivations. I'm not saying he should be praised or should have a movie made about his life, but he's just that kind of friend you'd always be there for; not because you know he'd be there for you, but just because his friendship means that much to you.
I'm excited these two great friends are getting married and I can't wait to see how their relationship continues to grow into something more awesome that what it is now. Congratulations, Paola and Nick! Can't wait for the wedding!
My name is Javier, I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona. I am an accountant at AEG Live. I like to go out have fun and hang out with my friends. I love my family, my friends, and sports.
I met Nick freshman year of high school. 4 years of high school and a strong bond was created. Nick is not just a friend, he is a brother. 17 years and counting now and I wouldn't trade my friendship with Nick for anything in the world. We've been thru the ups and downs that life has thrown at us thus far. I admire him for his hard work and dedication, and for being such a great person. I’m really glad to see Nick so happy. An amazing person deserves to be with another amazing person and that is just what Nick and Paola have in each other.
Hello all, my name is Adrian. I am a know-it-all, loudmouth with a heart of gold. I love animals and have a million and one pets. I can hold my own in the kitchen and on the grill. I like to watch Ancient Aliens on The History Channel, I frequently look up in the sky in search of UFO’s. I like to check out 80’s flashback bands and dance it up with my lady.
HOW I MET NICK:
I spent my childhood living in Norwalk; I lived there until I was 15 years old. My family moved to Pico Rivera the beginning of my freshman year of high school. I started high school 3 weeks late, in a new town, with no friends; I spent the first week alone. During lunch I would sit alone in the corner of the cafeteria playing with my food to pass the time. One day for lunch I brought guavas from home and decided to pass the lunch time by punching a bunch of holes in my fruit with a straw. While shanking my guavas Nick and a mutual high school friend, Rigo, took notice. It was Rigo who probably felt pity on me and probably had to convince Nick that I was an OK guy. Nick was apprehensive at first due to the abusing of fruit. Nevertheless, they both came to my table and started chatting me up and I’ve stuck on to Nick ever since.
Alberto Santacruz is a dedicated father to his ten-year-old son, Matthew. Albert enjoys watching family movies with Matthew and likes fighting battles on Call of Duty Ghost with him. Aside from his full time job as an Appraiser for Infinity Insurance, he is a coach for his son’s baseball team; he enjoys every moment spent with his son. When Matthew is away, Albert finds time to hang out with his close friends. As they will all agree, Albert is a very kind and generous friend always willing to lend a hand when needed. Overall Albert enjoys traveling, playing/watching sports, eating & exploring new foods, spending quality time with his son, hanging out with his friends, and lastly living life to the fullest
Albert met Nick thru, Albert’s son’s mom back in 2002. They instantly clicked by cracking jokes towards each other and talking about sports as if they were friends for many years. Since then on they were good friends and had plenty of beers together. But Albert realized how good of a person Nick was, that the following year he asked Nick to baptize his son. Albert no longer sees Nick as a good friend but as family and he knows Nick will always be there for Matthew no matter what. Albert has a special bond with Nick that Albert will always cherish.
I am Javier Tiscareno. Eldest of three and work as a Civil Engineer.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Paola and Nick for over 6 years and met them both at parties because that’s what parties are for, making friends.
Name..Jose Marquez aka Primo. Height..5`11" weight.. a gentleman never tells. Place of birth, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Well, my favorite color is light tan. My favorite animal is puppies. I like to go hiking, and play volleyball. But one of my favorite things to do, is have a beer with my primo Nick.
I first met Nick some time in the year 1988. I was a baby so I dont remember. But I'm sure it was awesome. But really though, ever since I could remember, I always looked up to Nick. He is what every one would consider a great guy, kind and caring, funny and loving. He was there during my first heart break, when I had my first beer(legally), the first time I saw an iceberg, he was even part of the time we ruined Christmas for a few children at the Disney store; (Ask us later) it has to do with Santa Clause. I couldn't be any more lucky to have a role model like him in my life. No matter what, Nick has always been there for me, through the good times and the bad, he's always ready to share a good laugh over a few beers. He's the closest thing I've ever had to a big brother, and I love him very much.
Hi I’m Juan, I’m told I am smart, honest, loyal, witty, funny, sarcastic (but in a funny way), outgoing, dependable, and a good person. But that’s just what I’m told. I don’t know if it’s true . I can be a little quiet at times but that all goes away once you get to know me. Some of my interests are laughing, hiking, anything fast on wheels, sports, movies, road trips, gym, music (all kinds), FOOD!... but enough about me.
Nick and I first meet in high school. I recall him always showing up to school dressed as if he worked at a bank or was going to a job interview . We shared several classes and soon became friends. I quickly learned how very funny Nick is and we have been laughing ever since. We have been through some funny, some odd, and some scary times but no matter what through it all Nick has always been there.
My name is Nicholas Flores (the chubby one) born and raised in Rowland Heights, CA. I have 5 years of experience as a sales representative. I enjoy spending my time with my two beautiful daughters. I like living the outdoor life, riding my mountain bike and hiking.
My cousin, Nick Flores, is an amazing person, we are fortunate to have him as part of our family. He has shown my family a lot of love and compassion throughout the years. Some good memories I have with him include playing baseball as kids and our summer BBQ’s.
I am glad he has found a great woman to spend the rest of his life with.
Some would describe Rick as a Renaissance man; a man who has a broad range of intellectual interests. If you ask him, he would say otherwise. He is a simple man who enjoys the simple things in life such as going on walks to the park with his wife, Maribel, and their dog, Comet, keeping up-to-date with the latest Tech gadgets, and listening to some good ole Mexican music (Ramon Ayala to be exact).
Rick and Nick have known each other for about 15 years now. They met while attending El Rancho High School, in Pico Rivera. Since then, their friendship has grown that Rick not only considers him as great friend, he also thinks of him like a brother. Rick is happy that he gets to be part of Nick and Paola’s special day. Rick hopes that one day he can grow up to be like Nick.
Yo soy Robert Rodriguez. I am a 30 year old alumni of El Rancho High School, class of 2002 with Paola. I am also the younger brother of groomsman Adrian Rodriguez. My family moved to Pico Rivera in 1996 from Norwalk where my three brothers and I grew up. After years of close friendship, I was also honored to have Nick serve as a groomsman in my wedding in October of 2011 when I married my best friend, Julia Taitague.
My older brother met Nick soon after starting school at El Rancho. Throughout high school I only associated with Nick during after school sports activities and the occasional movie that Adrian was forced to take me to. After graduating, Adrian moved to Chicago for a year and entrusted Nick to help keep me away from drugs and alcohol- he succeeded with the drugs part. When Nick was looking for a drummer for his two man band he asked me if I wanted the job and I accepted. After learning that I had no musical talent he still let me hang out with him, along with various other characters from Pico. These were some of the best years of my life and it's during this time that I grew to consider him like my brother.
Nick and I have always disagreed on our “First Date”. He says we had many, I say we never had one. The reason being, I thought we were just hanging out as friends; he thought we were dating. About a month and a half before the day he proposed, he asked me if we were doing anything on Aug. 25th. I said “no… I don’t think so”. So he said, “Good, save the date. Would you like to go on a first date with me? :)”. I laughed and said, “I would love to, I love this pace, it took us four years and I finally get a first date”. We didn’t talk about this upcoming date, and I thought it would be another dinner date, which I love and wouldn’t mind :).
Come Saturday, August 25th, I spent the day at my parents. I left in the afternoon to get ready for dinner. Nick had made reservations, and wanted us to get there a little early to enjoy a drink at the bar :). I got dressed, got ready, and Nick comes over to pick me up with pink flowers. Usually he opens the door with his own key, but didn’t this time because he claimed “I shouldn’t have a key to your place on a first date”. Ha-ha-ha. I grab my stuff and we take off to dinner. I didn’t know where we were going, until we got there.
Nick and I love being on boats :). So I thought it was really nice that he had taken me to the Queen Mary to have dinner at St. Winstons. We had a great dinner, a few glasses of wine, chatted, actually witnessed a wedding from our table at the restaurant, talked about “wedding what-ifs”, but I kept dismissing them with “uuugghh… that’s too stressful to think about now, let’s wait until we have to.” (HA!) Truth be told, we very rarely talked about wedding –marriage stuff. After dinner, we were so full, we walked around the boat for a little bit. As we were nearing the exit, I motioned for us to view the other side of the boat, more like I insisted on it. He looked at his watch and said, “No honey, our date is not over.” So I said, “Oh – should I go to the restroom then? Lol where are we going?”. I thought, maybe we were going to the beach? What if there were no bathrooms? (I had a lot of wine) I honestly had no idea lol. He said, “Well, we’re going home first” so I said, “Okay, I can hold it, I’ll just go to the restroom at home :)”. We got back in the car and drove home.
Nick was VERY calm, and chatty throughout the entire drive, I did think it was a little weird we were going home again, but, we’ve done that before, so it didn’t raise any red flags. Once we got home, I opened the door, and he blocked me in a way, so that I wouldn’t see the backyard. I didn’t really care or pay attention to this detail. I went straight to my room to drop off some stuff. Came back out and he said, “Don’t you have to go pee?” and I said, “Umm no, not anymore”. And he got… weird. Kept insisting I go to the restroom… lol. He grabbed a beer, and all that mention of having to go pee, made me want to go, so I said “ grr… well now I have to go!” he said, “okay, I’ll be outside with Dobby”.
When I made my way to the backyard, I was completely taken by surprise. He had transformed my backyard into this amazing “candle wonderland”. Candles everywhere. My backyard looked gorgeous! Just moonlight and candlelight. As soon as I saw this, I got really nervous. Lol. Like – NERVOUS. This was no ordinary date night. I went upstairs to my patio, and he was sitting there on the couch with two bottles of wine and two glasses. Again. I got really nervous. But I looked at Nick, and he remained calm. And then I realized that Nick had always talked about 'enjoying our new backyard/patio outside with wine'. We just… had never had the chance. SO. Seeing how relaxed he was, I calmed down too. And enjoyed it for what it was.
I didn’t let the ideas go crazy in my head :). We talked and laughed and just did nothing. And that’s when it happened….
About 20 minutes into ‘relaxing’, my backyard side door opened and in walked in the mariachi playing my favorite song :). A MARIACHI! :) :) :) :)
I swear, my stomach did a flip flop and I instantly knew…. This was it.
I couldn’t hold it in, and I started crying…the mariachi surrounded me and him at the bottom of the patio and sang to us, and I cried… I couldn’t believe this was happening! I had no idea! When they finished, I clapped and clapped only to find Nick next to me down on one knee.
I was a MESS.
I was caught so off guard! I don’t know why, I always thought that I would know, that I would feel it coming, or kind of suspect when he would do it. Lol. I was SO wrong.
Anyways, Nick seeing me get so emotional, he got emotional too. And we both choked on our words and I cried as he slipped the ring on my finger.
After he proposed, the Mariachi stayed for another hour. Just them and us two. And it was perfect. :). Absolutely perfect.
Thoughts about proposing to Paola began the day we purchased our plane tickets to Italy. I had many sleepless nights wondering if Italy would be where I would propose. I just wasn't sure if Paola would think it was too soon. Eventually I decided that August 25th of 2012 would be the day that I would propose... whether she was ready or not. August 25th marked our 50 monthaversarry. This date was essential in keeping the proposal a surprise.
Since we started dating, Paola would playfully complain that we never had a first date. I argued that we had many dates but apparently, the definition of a date constitutes fancy attire, flowers, and an official invitation giving her time to do her hair and makeup. Years into our growing relationship, she would still remind me of me not having asked her on a first date.
So I asked her out on a date.... I looked her in the eyes and said "Honey, will you go on a date with me? August 25th marks the 50th month of you and I being together. I'd like to take you out that evening for our first date."
August 25th came and I put on my fancy suit. I lost 2 pounds that day from all the sweat that dripped off my palms. I showed up to her front door with flowers and rang the door bell. She opened the door and she looked absoluetly amazing. I wanted to drop on one knee that very moment. Our date began with dinner at the Queen Mary. To the south we had a view of the Pacific and just below, we had a view of a wedding that was taking place on the ship. Paola smiled and said "when we get married..." I forgot what she said but those first few words eased my nerves knowing that she envisioned a future with me. After enjoying our dinner, we walked along the ship's deck. She was cold and I didnt offer her my coat... I had the ring in my inner coat pocket. I'm sure I made things worse by texting during our walk but they were important texts. My friend Cesar was helping me with Phase 2 of the proposal. We drove home around 8:30 pm. When we arrived , she went straight to the restroom to freshen up... I grabbed a beer and walked outside to her back yard. I was amazed as to how beatiful it looked after my good friend, Cesar, filled the entire patio with candles while Paola and I were having dinner. I sat on a patio chair and opened a bottle of wine. As Paola walked outside, I could see her mouth open and her eyes widen a bit... she looked nervous and began walking slowly towards me. She sat next to me and asked "what is this?" I poured her a glass of wine and said "this is our first date." We sat rather quietly for about 15 minutes... I looked at my watch... 8:58pm. I sat there incredibly nervous and stared at the side door for the next 2 minutes. Suddenly the sound of violins could be heard coming from the front yard playing Paola's favorite song. The mariachi walked through the door and continued playing Paola's song. We held hands during the entire song. When the song ended, I got down on one knee and I proposed.... on August 25th... our first date.
She said yes.
Paola and I practically grew up in the same neighborhood and attended the same high school and university.... we just didn't know it. The first time I laid eyes on her was in 2004 near the UCLA campus. I was in the area visitng friends and she was there visitng Cesar (one of my best men). She immediately caught my attention that evening.... something about her... it's hard to explain but she gave off such a pleasant vibe. She gave me the impression that she was an amazing woman and I was eager to get to know her. I noticed that she had an LMU sticker on her window and I thought to myself that this would be a good conversation starter if I ever got the chance to meet her. Years passed and I started noticing that she would leave comments on Cesar's Myspace page. I seized the moment and started writing comments on his page too in hopes that she'd notice. We eventually started chit chatting on Cesar's page... I'm sure it was annoying for him.
Weeks later, we attended Bernardo's graduation party ...he's a mutual friend. My shiness immediatley kicked in... I was extremely nervous and I did everything I could to avoid her. Eventually she came up to me and said "You're Nick, right?" My heart quickly accelerated and I couldn't speak a word... I took a drink from my beer...exhailed, and said "yup, that's me" ...smooth right?
Weeks went by and we slowly started to hang out with a small group of friends.... Bonnie and Javier T (bridesmaid and groomsman). This was an incredibly fun era... I got to hang out with three great people and I got to know my future wife.
On one of our late night escapades, we decided to buy McDonald's ice cream and apple pies. We parked outside my house and stayed out late talking about the moon. Then I knew, that there was a chance that she might like me. A couple weeks later, I drove her to the top of the Angeles National Forest hoping I would wow her with an amazing view of the stars..... FAIL.....fog all around us! Two weeks later I made a second attempt. This time the sky was clear and the stage was set. We drove to the top and walked out of the car in complete darkness. We stood in the middle of the road and enjoyed the site of hundreds of stars above us. We turned towards each other and kissed. That was the beginning of our beautiful relationship.
I love our story. And I love telling it. Mostly because I really do believe timing is everything, and in our situation, it really was.
Even though Nick and I went to the same high school -El Rancho and LMU, we didn’t meet until a year after I graduated from LMU at a good ol’ Pico house party :). By now I had heard of Nick through several friends, mostly Cesar (one of the best men) and Ms. Flores, our AP Bio High school teacher. I had also seen his picture, thanks to MySpace, so I had an idea of what he looked like, but I really did not know who Nick was.
At this house party, I spotted him. I didn’t want to be rude. I figured, if I know who he is, he must know who I am, so I went and introduced myself. He was standing there with his friends drinking a beer. And our conversation went something like this:
Paola: “Hi! Are you Nick? Nick Flores? I’m Paola!”
Nick: Looked at me, drank from his beer, nodded his head, “hello”, and looked away.
Ummmm. Okay. I just smiled, said something else and walked back to my friends. Okay. So he was not the friendliest of guys. (I was completely wrong on that by the way!)
Towards the end of the night me and my amigas were heading out. By now Nick was talking to a group of guys I knew well. We chatted, I told them I was leaving and then Javier Tiscareno ( a groomsman) pulled a great wingman move.
He asked me: “Don’t you dance Salsa? (The DJ was playing Sonora Dinamita – which I LOVE) Nick dances salsa professionally.”
And then Nick proceeded to show me his dance moves. He was not a professional salsa dancer. (But a good dancer!)
After our first encounter, I considered Nick a friend :). He was cute, but I was not interested in dating. For the next few months, we ‘hung’ out. We hung out with groups of friends and sometimes just the two of us. I began to wonder if that friendship could be more, but, I didn’t want to ruin it, so I didn’t let myself go any further. It wasn’t until the summer of 2008 where two of my bestests friends (Two bridesmaids – Val and Brenda) finally snapped me into reality and made me realize that “yes, I really do like him, and yes, he might really like me too :)”. Nick and I became an official couple that June :).
We have shared lots of laughs, smiles, and have created amazing memories. I couldn’t be happier. I have truly been blessed with having an amazing man by my side. I don’t know how I got so lucky :).
The Groom.... thats me.... Nick Flores. Son of Salvador and Pascuala Flores and youngest of 3 siblings.
I'm a man of few words. My bio would have ended there but I'm sure Paola wouldn't have allowed it. I thought about uploading my resume to this bio but it doesn't paint the whole picture (it comes close though).
There really isnt much to me. I'm not your typical thirty something year old man. My favorite books have equations, my favorite music doesn't have lyrics, friends and family will tell you that I'm quiet, and my favorite hangout spot is a quiet corner next to a window. This corner... this is where I play my guitar... where I drink my beer after a long day of work.... where I see Dobby (our dog) running around... where I see Paola cooking me breakfast (on an extremely rare ocassion).
I've been able to find an amazing balance between music, science, and family. This is what defines me. I hear melodies in people's voices and I see physics all around me. My friends and family would say that I'm hardly around but always there when needed the most.
I would say that I was a good man.... a happy man. When Paola and I met, I became a better man.... a happier man.
I was born to two amazing parents, Heriberto and Teresa Garcia, and I am the eldest of three daughters. I have an amazing family; parents that are loving and supportive and two sisters, Jessica and Evelyn, that like to ‘keep me on my toes’, and very rarely let me get away with anything. Love them.
I grew up in Pico Rivera and loved it so much that I bought a house there! I attended El Rancho High School and Loyola Marymount University.
I tend to wear rose colored shades and don’t you dare take them off me :). I love life and everything that it has to offer. I enjoy the simple things but every now and then a bit of luxury doesn’t hurt, especially if you can share it with others. I believe in shooting stars, fortune cookies, Karma, palomita buena onda, and pinky swears. I love the sun. I love the heat. I’m a clean freak. I love music, all kinds. When I grow up I want to be the old lady that is still dancing the night away. I I love taking pictures and savoring memories-sometimes a little too much :). I sometimes think that I work more than I should and then there are days when I think I didn’t work enough. I’m a multi tasker. I love to smile, I love to laugh. I love my dog.
I have been blessed beyond measure in this world and I genuinely believe that I have the best family, friends, and fiancé that a girl could ask for. I can’t wait to marry my best friend, my lobster, my penguin and see what life has in store for us!
We're Getting Married! :)
Hello Family & Friends,
Welcome to our wedding website! :) We are very excited to have you join us on our special day :). This wedding website will have fun stuff and other details about us and our wedding day. Check for updates! We hope you will enjoy it!
Can't wait to see you!
~ Nick & Paola
Hola familia y amigos!
Bienvenidos a nuestra pagina :). Estamos entusiasmados de que esten con nosotros en nuestro dia tan especial. Esta pagina tendra detalles y informacion sobre nosotros y el dia de la boda :). Regresen para ver mas detalles!
Pronto nos veremos!
~ Paola y Nick