Suzzana & James

November 25, 2018Tucson, AZ

Our Story
We swiped right, and it will never be wrong!

Suzzana, a single mother of three, was no stranger to online dating and was beginning to give up hope. A string of bad dates and disappointment had her believing she would die with only the love of 15 cats, only she didn’t even have a cat! James, a man and his cat, had been in his fair share of bad relationships that had led him to accept living a hermit’s life. They both decided to give it one more shot and made the swipe that would change their lives.

It was love at first sight and the two bonded over geek fandom right off the bat. Their first date was for breakfast, and although Suzzana, who is notoriously late and did not disappoint in that regard, and James, who is an hour early for everything, shared bacon together. Their love for books, especially that of the magical variety, Harry Potter became an instant connecting force as they strolled through Bookman’s for hours on that first day.

No love story could be written however, unless the three teenagers approved of the main characters’ love story. Over the following months, the kids were won over by James despite his ‘dad joke’ like wit and the kids in turn made themselves a spot in James’ heart.

Even though the two spent every chance they could together, Suzzana’s life across town with three kids kept them apart and made them soon realize that living apart would never be enough. After five months they took the leap and combined their homes with James joining the bustling Acevedo household. Life was never the same for either of them again as James inherited three wonderful teenagers and Suzzana got herself an often grumpy old man and small kitten. By the time James popped the question on May 19th the old man was less grumpy and the kitten was a fat cat but the house was no less bustling.

Suzzana and James look forward to spending a magical evening with their friends and families and more over, a fabulous life together!

The Wedding

Sunday, November 25, 2018
4:30 PM
Ceremony
Trail Dust Town Courtyard
6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715, USA
Reception
Savoy Opera House
6541 East Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, AZ

So many of you have touched our lives so profoundly, and we wish whole-heartedly that we could invite the world to share in our happiness. We have decided that the Ceremony will be streamed live on Facebook for all of our friends and family who could not be with us on this day.

Other Events

Rehearsal
Saturday, November 24, 2018
9:30 AM
Trail Dust Town Courtyard
6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715, USA
Rehearsal Brunch
Saturday, November 24, 2018
10:30 AM
Prep & Pastry
6450 E Grant Rd #160, Tucson, AZ 85715, USA
Wedding Party

Maritza Acevedo - Maid of Honor

Representing HufflePuff - Suzzana's daughter and oldest of the siblings, this day wouldn't be complete without Ritz by her mom's side! Maritza is a student at Pima, a Junior Varsity cheer coach and an MVP at Jersey Mikes in Tucson.

Amy Hancock - Matron of Honor

Representing Slytherin - Suzzana's longest and most dear friends, having been more like sisters since middle school. Suzzana was a Bridesmaid in Amy's wedding about 16 years ago! She and her husband are traveling to be with us from Texas!

Naomi Cardenas - Bridesmaid

Representing Gryffindor - This beauty is the oldest of Suzzana's two God Daughters. Naomi graduated this year from Desert View High School and Suzzana couldn't be more proud of her. Naomi shares many traits with her Nina, she is artistic, and talented, and the baby of her family.

Aliyana Moreno - Bridesmaid

Representing Ravenclaw - Our Junior Bridesmaid is the younger of Suzzana's two God-Daughters. Aliyana is in the 7th grade, just started middle school and loves puppies and snapchat, {almost as much as her Nina}. This girl has been her Nina's side kick from day one, it's just natural that she would be standing with her on her big day.

Olivia Kidwell - Flower Girl

Olivia is the daughter of one of Suzzana's best friends, Angel. Little Miss O, as Suzzana calls her is spunky and sweet at the same time. She loves being a big sister and she's great at it too! She just started kindergarten this year and absolutely loves it!

Anna Marcacci French - Best Man

Representing HufflePuff - Anna is James' Best Woman and closest and dearest friend for going on 25 years. The two marched Drum Corp together with the Knights, him a mellaphone player and she was in the pit. Anna will be joining us all the way from Illinois. where she lives with her husband Matt.

Tristan Acevedo - Groomsman

Representing Slytherin - This young man is the oldest of Suzzana's two boys. Tristan is a long time performer, most recently portraying Lord Farquaad in Shrek the musical and playing a role out at Old Tucson for their Nightfall event. Tristan attends Pima and also works at Gaslight Theater. He's a busy boy!

Bruno Acevedo - Groomsman

Representing Gryffindor - Suzzana's youngest, he is driven, and smart. He is a senior at Cienega High School in Vail. He has been accepted to attend Eller Business College at the UofA in the fall of 2019. Bruno is a unique kiddo who's smile can light up a room. His passions are photography and "ballin' with his squad"!

Matthew Collaco - Groomsman

Representing Ravenclaw - Suzzana and her nephew Matt share a special bond. Matthew will be celebrating with his lovely new bride Violetta by the time November comes around having just shared their own big day on the beaches of California. We are so happy to have them spending this time with us.

Robert Armentrout - Officiant

Representing the Ministry of Magic - We are so very blessed to have a very special friend, Mr. Robert Armentrout performing our wedding. Suzzana and Rob go way back and even once upon a time, tricked a very unsuspecting group of family and friends that they themselves wed in Vegas and split over the last piece of Pizza. James and Suzzana could not be more grateful for his enthusiasm to carry along our very quirky and whimsical day!