I’m Married!!

I always wondered if and when I would be able to say that. It’s been quite the journey for me. I’ve traveled this road littered with compromise, hurt, and failure, but i was determined to never settle for less than what God had planned for me. I waited a long time for my husband. When he finally crossed my path he was more than I could ever hope for. He was beyond my greatest dreams or expectations. I wondered to myself if I even deserved this. I prayed to God and wrote in my journal, “Is he mine?… Do I get to keep him?” Like he was a puppy I found on the street! We were married on June 11, 2011 in Half Moon Bay, CA. My sister, Veronica, planned my entire wedding for me while I was on the road with my stand up comedy up until the week before my wedding. Everything about my wedding was perfect except for the fact that I got sick the day of! It was my own fault too. I took way too many supplements that morning. I was already on antibiotics because I was fighting a flu, I took my multi-pack of vitamins which is 6 pills, I took a decongestant pill and 3 Advil’s for my headache. I know, what an idiot!! What was I thinking? I knew better than that. I don’t know what compelled me to swallow aisle 3 from the pharmacy, but I did. When I woke up that day I was so happy and excited. I was ready. I wasn’t nervous at all. We had a great time doing hair and make up. I had all my best girlfriends in the room, we were laughing, dancing, it was great. Then all the sudden I felt a rumbling in my tummy. Hmmmm, I hope that goes away. Manwell and I had decided to take photos before the wedding started. We were only about 15 minutes into the photos when I said, “Uh oh.” I don’t know if you have seen the movie Bridesmaids, where Maya Rudolf’s character goes Boo Boo in her dress… but that was 14 seconds away from being me! I had to stop and RUN back to my room and jump out of my dress before we had a disaster on our hands… or dress. My photographer had to help me! (Thanks Grace!) That was the beginning of the end for me. I tried to take more photos but I ended up running back to my room and jumping out of my dress 3 times before my ceremony even started. All in all it was a beautiful day. I saw a lot of healing that day, mended relationships, family members who don’t normally talk to each other were taking pictures together and laughing and having a good time. I guess that’s what it’s all about. My wedding was for a bigger purpose than me just getting to look pretty and walk down the aisle. We had some amazing photographers and videographers at our wedding. I was debating how much of my special day I wanted to share with the public but these photos and this video were just to beautiful to not share with the world. (also Manwell said he would put them up if I didn’t so I lost that battle) Our photographers Grace and Hun set up this really awesome photo booth with props and a back drop so all of our guests could take pictures of themselves. It was so awesome! Everybody loved that. Grace and Hun work as an awesome team together, playing off each others creative eye. I just knew my photos were going to be fab! Scinema Productions were absolutely fabulous. At the end of our reception after the last song was played the lovely team at Scinema Productions surprised us with this beautiful same-day-edit video at our reception. We were completely blown away at how beautifully they put this together and couldn’t believe they did it all on the same day. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place. Even the staff was so emotional after watching the video. While working with Ash, Kevin and the rest of the team we had such a great time. They were all such cool and sweet people. I would recommend them and all of my vendors to everyone. With that being said, I would like to invite you all into a glimpse of my special day. . .

Hair: Robert Ramos Estilo Salon www.estilosalonla.com
Make up: Jeff Jarwin www.jeffjarwin.com
Dress: Mikela from Haute Bride San Francisco www.hautebride.com
Jewelry: Lindsie Jones Haute Bride San Francisco www.hautebride.com
Photography: GHKim www.ghkim.com
Videographers: Scinema Productions www.scinemaweddings.com
Flowers: Ed Castaneda and David Gonsalves (408) 857-9901
DJ: Hugo Gomez www.TheGomezBrothers.com
Venue: Oceano Hotel and Spa www.oceanohalfmoonbay.com
Manwell’s boots: Ginger Soled by Michelle Larynn – MichelleLarynn@gmail.com


  1. Lisa Velasco, March 25, 2012:

    I am so happy for you, what a beautiful day! God bless you and Manwell! Always keep him laughing like you do your loving fans!!!!!

    Lisa Velasco

  2. Wendy Lomeli, March 26, 2012:

    Super Beautiful Anjelah! I'm one of your fans that was in the Sacramento show 😉 Hugs and many more blessings to you !

  3. KELLY HARRIS, April 28, 2012:

    You are the best comedian today – your appeal is multi-generational! As a 57 year old woman, I am your biggest fan. Imagine how dissapointed I was to see that I missed you in Seattle a few months back! How lovely you found your soulmate. Congrats and blessings.

  4. lillie G, April 29, 2012:

    I am officially a fan of yours!!!!! My friend had me watch “that’s how we do it”hilarious ….I gotta rep a fellow Mexicana!!!!!! Congrats on your wedding!!!!

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  6. Isabel Lebron, June 1, 2012:

    I am so late on watching this video almost a year later I came across your beautiful wedding video. Thank you for sharing. Marriage is a great reflection of Christ and his church. We are to be a great examples of that in our marriages. Christ loved the church so much he died for it. I myself am 34 and been married almost 15 years and it’s been such a blessing from God that he would allow me to be this man’s wife. I just want to encourage you when you have tribulations in your marriage which we all do remember God hand picked your husband for you before the beginning of time and any good or bad thing you face went through God’s hand first. I pray for your marriage and also that God will be glorified through your marriage. Congrats and many blessings.

  7. Berenice Marshall, July 5, 2012:

    Congrats on your wedding. June 11th is an awesome date. That is the same date when I got married to amazing husband 7 years ago. I wish you two the Best.

  8. Mary Belardo, August 26, 2012:

    Beautiful coverage of your wedding. Wish we all could be as lucky as you although I think a lot of us are or have been but forgot the early times and what drew us together. Always remember your beginning. Best of everything to the both of you.

  9. Vivian Salas, September 8, 2012:

    Congratulations to you BOTH! May you live a very blessed life together and be surrounded with love,through out your journey together.

  10. Rebecca Jacobo, September 8, 2012:

    Such a beautiful wedding. Congratulations to you and your husband! Best wishes for a wonderful life together.

  11. Nicole, September 13, 2012:

    Wow Anejelah just saw your wedding video and loved it. You were really patient in waiting for your husband. I have a very similar story with the cyberstalking & meddling friends except I run away when my guy comes around. I refused to admit it out loud less known to my “oh my goodness your about to be 30 & still single-we need to get you married ASAP” friends.  I prayed for confirmation and got  (took my breathe away)! All that to say this 
    your story was encouraging, thanks for sharing! Let’s pray I don’t run away the next time my guy comes around.

  12. Briannq, September 26, 2012:

    That was beautiful, and I hope you guys have a happy life together, God bless!

  13. Brianna, September 26, 2012:

    That was beautiful and I hope you guys have a happy life together, God bless!

  14. ruthie arroyo, October 1, 2012:

    Hi Anjelah.. first off congrats again. your pictures are beautiful and so were u guys. i wish you the bst and may God bless you and your marriage always. i was at your orlando show and i had a blas.. thank you! <3 hope you have a great time with my other favorite Jo koy <3

  15. ruthie arroyo, October 1, 2012:

    oh and by the way that Video is awesome..made me cry.. thank you for sharing!

  16. Sally, October 7, 2012:

    Just saw your BFF tour in Detroit! Sorry your not feeling well, just wanted to say your video was BEAUTIFUL and brought me to years! Wishing you many many years of great success, happiness, and most important fufilling selfless love!

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    Congrats I’m a big fan of yours. I will be going to your show @ Tommy T’s on Friday. Can’t wait to laugh at you’re awesome jokes!!!

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    CONGRATS on your wedding, Best wishes and may your family (new and old) continue to be blessed generation to generation.

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    Congrats m’ija I am a blessed fan I bought The This Is How We Do It dvd I have been passing out at work I work in a stressed environment so you have brought alo’t of good laughs. God bless you and your Boo!

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    The description of your wedding day is great! I am so happy for you and your husband. I am 42, white heterosexual male and never been married. I believe I have found the one and can relate to your enthusiasm. Thank you for making everyone smile. Good luck and sweet dreams.

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  26. Anonymous, June 27, 2013:

    Came across your video on Netflix and decided to watch it. I remember you from a few years back. I went to your website and found that you were recently married…..crap..”so you are saying I dont have a chance”. Never knew your heritage before…..wow, what a beautiful mix, that, with your humor, what a dream-wife.

  27. Taura Leavell, July 23, 2013:

    OMG!!! How absolutely breathtaking! Wishing you all the happiness your hearts can hold!

  28. Mary, July 23, 2013:

    Hi, Anjelah, Just watched your homecoming show…so hilarious. I loved it. I would love to be a comedian…I think I’m funny anyway,
    I hope you and your husband do decide to have children…they would be so cute.
    Anyway, I enjoy your clean comedy…a merry heart does good! Some things just need to be made fun of.

  29. Beth Zavadis-Delgado, July 31, 2013:

    You were a beautiful bride! May God continue to bless you with success and happiness. Congratulations on your marriage…I wish you a happy and long-lasting love! :)
    Love from Chicago

  30. Jessica Long, August 5, 2013:

    Thank you! I love that I can sit and laugh with my 13 year old daughter and not have to worry about what will be said…. You are hilarious, love it!
    You are a blessing for my family <3 praying that God blesses you and your wonderful husband greatly.

  31. Richard, September 4, 2013:

    Anjela, I am a fan and have always been blessed by your gift of wit and laughter. Your wedding video and photos are absolutely beautiful…you looked stunning and Manwell so handsome and cool. I never would have thought you were feeling ill on your special day because it did not show at all. I pray that you and Manwell are doing great. I really do pray for you guys. God bless you and Manwell abundantly for bringing joy and inspiration to so many.

  32. Naomi, September 16, 2013:

    CONGRATS to you both! I know I am late. I am a huge fan of your work. Your pictures were absolutely beautiful!! You are a really great looking couple.

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