Rocio Fidalgo, a native of Chile, and Julio C. Vasquez were married on Sept. 9 in Manhattan at the St. Columba Catholic Church in Chelsea. The Rev. Keith Fennessy officiated. A shipboard reception took place aboard the Bateaux New York dining cruise, which departed from Chelsea Piers.
The couple met four years ago in Chile, where Mr. Vasquez had gone to study Spanish.
A daughter of Maria Susana Gallardo and Gerardo Fidalgo of Santiago, Chile, the bride graduated from the Redland School in Santiago in 2004 and received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and social communications from the Universidad del Pacifico, also in Santiago.
Mr. Vasquez is the son of Diana and Julio Vasquez of Springs. After attending East Hampton High School, he graduated from the Pratt Institute with a degree in graphic design and is a senior designer at Celtra, a mobile advertising firm in Manhattan.
The bride wore an off-white Torino taffeta drop-waist A-line gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline. In her hair she wore a soft handmade hairpiece of lace, ivory velvet leaves, and Swarovski crystals. She carried a long bouquet of Versilia roses, calla lilies, and white Gerbera daisies accented with green hypericum berries.
Her maid of honor was her sister-in-law Natalia Vasquez of East Hampton. The bridesmaids were Elisa Burriesci, who is another sister-in-law living in East Hampton, Tonya Rea of East Hampton, and five friends who flew in from Chile: Vilma Queirolo, Maria Paz Mercado, Francesca Spalloni, Javiera Salazar, and Valentina Kerr. They wore floor-length navy blue chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of mango calla lilies, peach roses, orange daisies, and hypericum berries.
Mr. Vasquez’s brother, Charles Ahrens of East Hampton, was best man. He was also attended by his brother-in-law, Frank Burriesci of East Hampton, and six friends from East Hampton High School: Kelley Daige, David Gay, Ricardo Salmeron, Diego Palomo, and Victor Giannini of East Hampton, and Pat Bock of Santa Barbara, Calif. They wore gray suits with navy blue vests and ties, and DC skate shoes.
The couple took a weeklong wedding trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. They live in Brooklyn.