meet ESME & MARIROSA
Hi, I’m Esme! Although a Texas girl by birth, I spent my entire childhood and a good chunk of my young adult life in Monterrey, Mexico before moving to the United States in 2006. I've been married to my husband, Joe, for 12 years (and counting!). He’s my best friend and soulmate and also the reason I ended up moving to Northern Virginia :) Together, we’re raising our four children, juggling schedules to keep up with work, soccer games, weddings, and our much-needed date nights. I love spending time with my immediate and extended family, as well as traveling and cooking authentic Mexican food.
I first started in the wedding industry in 2004 when my dear friend, Emily, and I co-founded a Monterrey, MX-based wedding planning business called BodaMaestra. Shortly after moving to Northern Virginia, I relaunched BodaMaestra with the goal of helping Latin-American couples from around the Washington, D.C. area with their wedding-planning needs. Since reestablishing the business, I’ve been excited to help so many Latin American couples celebrate their nuptials with a nod to their unique heritage, culture, and special traditions.
I graduated from Monterrey Tech (ITESM) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. I hold a Certified Wedding Specialist accreditation from Weddings Beautiful Worldwide.
Hi! I'm Marirosa I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico where I lived till I was almost ten, my first language is Spanish and I still love all my salsa and merengue music! I have been a wedding photographer in the DC Metro Area for 14 years and have documented more than 300 love stories - loved every one! I met my husband Scott six weeks before moving to London for six months! I fell head over heels and we've been together ever since. …. we will be celebrating 23 years of married this summer. We have two kids, Steven who is 19 and and Zoe who's 14. and in middle school. I graduated from Marymount University with a degree in Marketing and Psychology! I have a passion for traveling and lots of cafe con leche! I love working with the Latin American community, not only couples but wedding pros!