I’m Cristina, the dreamer behind this “beloved” space. For me, life is all about infusing love and romance in whatever I do. I’m the quintessential, hopeless romantic who believes in love at first sight, true love’s kiss and the tenacious, magnetic attraction of soulmates. I love making pretty things: collage art, scrapbooks, home décor projects, gifts…it doesn’t matter. Working with my hands grounds me, and creating something from scratch is incredibly satisfying. I read often, travel whenever I am able, and enjoy decorating every inch of my home, especially during the holidays.  You can find me at the beach or in a craft store…or at home enjoying a good read. I’m in my element when I’m entertaining, and am known for having spontaneous dinner parties when the mood hits me. Planning parties makes me happy. I love the creative process and the energy guests bring to the party when it all comes together. There is nothing like it. 

As a former wedding planner and designer, I have worked with countless couples to create beautiful, authentic weddings. While it was a huge honor to play a role in their special day, I felt a longing to focus more on the romantic, ethereal style that I love. That’s when So Dearly Beloved was born: first as an Instagram page, which has attracted thousands of followers, and then as this wonderful space where we have the honor of curating and sharing the most stunning romantic wedding images from the world’s best fine art photographers. 

We feel that weddings are more than just an opportunity to party; they are the creative manifestation of who you are as individuals, and as a couple. Your wedding day is a celebration that shares your unique love story, your style, and what makes your heart sing. So take care in its planning and creation. Infuse your unique style in every little glorious detail. Use the pages of this place as a way of jumpstarting your imagination and creativity.

My wish is that your visit here will renew your faith in the power and beauty of romance and the role it can play in your special fairytale.


Watches Hallmark Christmas movies year round 

Proverbs 3:5-6

Bucket list includes a visit to the Met Opera and a ride on the real Orient Express

Is a real girly-girl

Owns too many Alex and Ani bracelets

Mom to 2 beauties in their 20’s and a very spoiled Chihuahua mix (PekiChi) named Roscoe

Feels that candles and fresh flowers are household necessities

Is of Afro-Brasilian heritage (Beagá, MG) and always roots for the Brasilian national futebol team

Loves Boston but is a Yankee fan

Wants to live on Nantucket Island, in a house with a white picket fence

Quit law school after one year (Hofstra) to be a stay-at-home Mom

Will be the one on the dance floor at parties but doesn’t drink alcohol.

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