Bea Ximenez & BJ Marroquin
Location: Floresville, Texas
I, Bea, was invited to a night out on the town by my brother, Tj. I did not want to go because I loved spending my weekends at home studying (seriously). My parents were gone for the weekend and my brother was instructed to take care of his little sister, mind you I was nineteen years old at the time. My brother’s girlfriend Sandra (now his wife), and my cousin Amiee were eager to go and finally convinced me to join in on the fun. Amiee’s husband, Manuel, invited his best friend BJ who had returned from the Navy (that same day). I had known BJ from high school but we never spoke because he was upper classman and I was a sophomore. We along with other friends made our way to our designated location hence, the night club. I stuck by Amiee’s side the entire night, because I had two left feet and did not like to dance. As the evening progressed all of us eventually met outside and talked while waiting for other friends. I drove home with Manuel, Amiee and BJ. Somehow from the time we left the night club to the time I arrived home I had lost my purse. The next day my brother informed me that BJ had found my purse. I was really relieved. I got BJ’s phone number from his friend Jopa, but I debated about calling him. Finally when I did call him we connected instantly. During this time BJ had moved to Austin and was living with his sister Tina. After a few months of talking on the phone he decided to move back to Floresville to live with his parents (but I think it was to be closer to me). I was attending college at UTSA and working two jobs. It was very challenging to make time for each other, but we managed. I did not know what to expect and I did not want to get my hopes up too high. There was something about BJ that was totally different from anyone else I had dated. He had so much patience, he was very understanding and the bonus was he liked my friends. Bj and I are truly opposites, but opposites do attract. After being happily in love for seven years, we decided to take our relationship to the next level, which meant marriage for us. I used to be afraid of that word but now I see how blessed I am to have Bj in my life along with all the love, joy and happiness all around us through our friends and family.
Our wedding ceremony will take place September 11, 2010 in Floresville at El Mesias United Methodist Church where the bride has been a active member since birth. Francisco Briones, El Mesias Pastor, and Pastor David Ortiz, cousin of the bride, will be officiating the service.
Reception will be at the new Floresville Community Center located at 600 W. Highway 97 (before the City Park). The meal will be catered by Bill Miller's and served at 6pm to 7:30pm. Dance will follow. Music will be provided by Dj MO Music, Mario Ortiz, cousin of the bride.
Bj and I would like to thank all of our dearest family and friends for simply being here for us. You all have done so much and have made such a remarkable positive difference in our lives. We cherish the friendship and love you gave us, and continue to give us. Thank you for visiting our wedding website and honeymoon registry. You all have blessed our lives and we can't wait to share our special day with you!