Once Upon A Time…

in a time long, long ago…okay, maybe not that long ago but exactly 5 years ago to the date…there once was a Princess in Paris…preparing to marry her Prince Charming.
I can’t believe how fast the time has gone but I remember the day perfectly well.
I arrived to our room at the George V in Paris to get ready. I had butterflies in my stomach but for all the right reason..here I was, in the city of love, hours away from marrying the love of my life. And thus my fairy tale was truly beginning…IMG_006IMG_009IMG_065The George V is located just one block from where we had our wedding…at the beautiful American Cathedral in Paris. So when my ladies and I were ready to go, we crossed the street in our gowns and headed to the church. It was definitely a sight to see.IMG_119In front of 75 close friends and family members, I married Ivo Heuberger…who to this day is my absolute Prince. He is my rock, my confidant, my biggest support and closest friend…and it just goes to show that sometimes you really can have it all.IMG_160IMG_158IMG_170As we left the alter as husband and wife, we had the 12 person choir sing us off with The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” song…it sounded beautiful and completely appropriate for the way we feel about each other.
Because there’s nothing in the world that can’t be done…all you really need is love (okay, and a little bit of patience, understanding, compassion and dedication).
IMG_187IMG_266IMG_369IMG_397Our wedding dance was choreographed by the talented Alejandro Bahia from Miami and after weeks of practice, the moment arrived and we were so relieved to have nailed it!
I have the best memories from my wedding…it was a magical day filled with love, friendship, family and happiness…there is not one thing I would change (not even the things I thought didn’t go as planned). It was perfect because it was ours…and five years later, I am reminded of how lucky I am to have found my Prince Charming in Ivo…and we’re definitely on the road to happily ever after.


Clothing details for you fashion lovers:
Wedding dress: Reem Acra
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Purse: Vintage
Necklace: Vintage
Bracelets: My usual two (click here for post)
Reception dress: Vera Wang



  1. September 15, 2012 / 9:41 am

    Oh my gosh this is so beautiful thanks for sharing the pictures! You look amazing and what a dream to be married in the most romantic city in the world! You truly look like a Princess! Congratulations on 5 years of marriage!

    • September 16, 2012 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you, Lisa!!
      I knew you’d love this post :)
      Paris is truly the city of love!!

      • September 27, 2012 / 12:03 am


        I had to come back and comment on this. I remember reading this post before going to Paris and you won’t believe this, I stayed right around the corner from George V and walked by the American Cathedral quite a bit this trip! I couldn’t help but think about you when I saw it all, it’s like you’re a celebrity and I was walking in your foot steps! haha! What an amazing place to get married!
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        • September 27, 2012 / 9:58 am

          Lol!! Well, I don’t know about celebrity but I can tell you I definitely felt like a Princess that day ;)
          I can not wait for your posts….I will get my Paris fix from you ;)

  2. September 15, 2012 / 9:45 am

    Happy Anniversary my dear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved reading this post and the pics sooooooooooo gorgeous!!! :********

    • September 16, 2012 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you, Sonakshi!!!
      Sending you a big hug from Miami Beach.

  3. September 15, 2012 / 9:47 am

    How beautiful Martha! Everything about your wedding looks to have been spectacular. Happy anniversary to you guys.

    • September 16, 2012 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you, Loulou!!
      It was really a special day for us.

    • September 16, 2012 / 10:04 pm

      Thank you so much, Rebecca!!
      I felt like a total princess that day ;)

    • September 16, 2012 / 10:03 pm

      Thank you, dear Daisy!!
      I loved sharing this day.

  4. chris ed
    September 15, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    OMG everything is so perfect and beautiful! I really enjoyed this amazing post! You wrote it so sweet!
    Happy anniversary:)

    • September 16, 2012 / 10:02 pm

      Thank you, Chris!!
      I am so happy that you enjoyed it!!

  5. September 15, 2012 / 7:41 pm

    Congratulations to 5 years of marriage and many more!!! Your wedding was so beautiful and so romantic! You both looked so lovely! Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us!

    • September 16, 2012 / 10:01 pm

      Thank you so much!! I am so happy that everyone enjoyed seeing this post…I guess love is always in style ;)

    • September 16, 2012 / 10:00 pm

      I wish this for everyone!!
      I have no doubt that one day you will have your own fairy tale and you will be on your way to happily ever after too!!

  6. Tijana
    September 16, 2012 / 11:28 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary and more years to come! You two look like you are made for each other! Thank you for sharing this lovely pictures with us. You looked wonderful, like a princess that you are :)))

    • September 16, 2012 / 9:59 pm

      Thank you for the lovely compliments and for your well wishes. I really appreciate it!!

    • September 16, 2012 / 9:58 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Borjana!!

    • September 16, 2012 / 9:57 pm

      OMG!! That’s such a wonderful compliment…I am so happy that you enjoyed reading…because I thoroughly enjoyed sharing it :)

  7. September 16, 2012 / 2:29 pm

    Martha, the pictures are like from a fairytale book. You look absolutely gorgeous and not a better settig can be choosen as the city of love-Paris. Happy anniversary to you and your handsome hubby and wonderful years behind. Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures, indeed it was a dream wedding :-)


    • September 16, 2012 / 9:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Ani!!
      It’s true…when the background is Paris…there is no better setting ;)
      But honestly…all weddings are amazing!! ;)

  8. September 16, 2012 / 5:21 pm

    wow wow wow! beautiful!

    • September 16, 2012 / 9:53 pm

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  9. September 16, 2012 / 5:57 pm

    Got goosebumps reading and looking at the photos! Happy 5 years!

    holly foxen wells 

    • September 16, 2012 / 9:52 pm

      Thank you so much, Holly!!

  10. September 16, 2012 / 6:46 pm

    First congrats ! You looked amazing, both dresses are stunning and those loubs are to die for !

    • September 16, 2012 / 9:52 pm

      Thank you so much!!
      I actually altered the Loubis a bit…they had a crochet flower in the front which was not what I wanted…so I took that off and ordered these vintage buttons and I glued them on…it worked perfectly…just what I wanted ;)

  11. Pip
    September 16, 2012 / 7:25 pm

    Thanks dear for your wonderful comment as always and thanks for continuing to follow me through bloglovin after leaving Gfc! I have been following you on bloglovin already, so we’ll still keep in touch! By the way, this post is so nice. You were such a gorgeous bride! Xx. Pip.


    • September 16, 2012 / 9:50 pm

      Perfect!! I am happy we’ll stay in touch :)
      Having to leave GFC was kind of sad but I know with time it will all balance itself out ;)

  12. September 16, 2012 / 7:49 pm

    Agreed, doll…you CAN have it all!

  13. September 16, 2012 / 8:40 pm

    I’m still learning from you, but I’m making my way to the top as well. I definitely liked reading everything that is posted on your website.Keep the aarticles coming. I enjoyed it!

    • September 16, 2012 / 9:48 pm

      If I can help with anything, let me know. I believe all bloggers should help each other out as we were all beginners one day too ;)

    • September 16, 2012 / 9:46 pm

      So happy you liked them!!

  14. September 16, 2012 / 10:40 pm

    OMG, STUNINNG!!! You were such a gorgeous bride, and both of your dresses are beautiful. Your shoes were amazing too! You and your husband make such a gorgeous couple!

    xo Jenny
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    • September 16, 2012 / 10:54 pm

      Thank you so much, Jenny!!

    • September 17, 2012 / 2:28 pm

      Thank you so much, Caitlin!!
      I felt like a princess that day ;)

  15. September 16, 2012 / 11:02 pm

    =O suena como a la boda de mis sueños todo fue perfecto y que genial que así continue :) ¡Muchas felicidades! que bien que te hayas cambiado a wordpress yo estoy viendo la posiblidad y no te preocupes ya antes te segúia en bloglovin :D

    • September 17, 2012 / 2:30 pm

      Hola Maya!!
      Perfecto!! Que bueno que todavia estemos en contacto ;)
      Pues la cosa de mover me a WordPress estubo un poquo dificil pero en fin…ya estoy aqui ;)
      Gracias por tu commentario de mi boda…para mi fue perfecta.

    • September 17, 2012 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you so much, Diana!!
      I have to admit, I definitely felt like a real life Princess that day ;)

  16. Yasmine Hamoud
    September 17, 2012 / 6:55 am

    I got lost while reading this post…you know just like when you read those fairy tales stories at night! Now when I will walk by the George V It won’t be the same :)
    It looks like this weeding was perfect and Ivo & you are match maid in heaven!
    Happy anniversary! I wish you both a long life together so you can show the world that true love exists.
    Kisses from Paris!

    • September 17, 2012 / 2:40 pm

      It felt like a fairytale to me ;)
      You must see the inside of the Cathedral…right next door almost…it’s so beautiful.
      Thank you very much for your sweet wishes…we appreciate them greatly.

    • September 17, 2012 / 2:32 pm

      Thank you so much, Kristin!
      It’s like playing the best game of dress up ever ;)

  17. September 18, 2012 / 12:19 pm

    Que belleza! You both looked stunning! Cheers to many, many more years of happiness!


    PS: I love your blog!!!!! <3

    • September 18, 2012 / 5:48 pm

      Thank you, Rosie :)
      I am so happy you found my blog and that you like it.
      This makes my day to know that!

    • September 20, 2012 / 2:42 pm

      And they lived happily ever after…

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  19. September 20, 2012 / 3:33 pm

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  20. September 20, 2012 / 4:24 pm

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    • September 22, 2012 / 5:43 pm

      Thank you for commenting!

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