Sofia Saavedra

Sofia Saavedra

Sofia is 27 years old she was born in Honduras and brought to the U.S. when she was 8 years old. She is the full time care giver of their autistic son, Ethan. She loves to watch movies, spend time in nature, make nail art, and work out while listening to hip hop, reggeaton, and r&b. 

Erick Claudio

Erick Claudio

Erick is 26 years old, he was born in Mexico and brought to the U.S. when he was 1 year old. He loves his career as a real estate professional helping people buy and sell real estate. He loves to spend time with his family and be artistically/musical creative on his free time. 

High School Sweethearts

Sofia and Erick met when they were juniors at Bell Gardens High School in December 2013. They spent time getting to know each other during that winter break, hanging out and kissing for the first time on New Years Eve 2013. They became officially boyfriend and girlfriend on January 14th 2014.  

*Fun Fact: This is the first picture ever taken together of Sofia and Erick on New Year’s Eve 2013.*

Becoming Parents

Sofia and Erick discovered they were pregnant in Februart 2016. At the time, Sofia was 19 and Erick was 18. They were nervous, young, and un prepared of what lied ahead but, nonetheless, they went strongly into parenthood together when their lovely son Ethan was born on October 2016.

Creating a Home

Sofia and Erick started off in Sofia’s small childhood room for the first year and a half of Ethan’ life. After that, they were able to get their own apartment in Cudahy. After only 9 months there, they got the opportunity to move into a better space in Gardena where they live now. They plan on purchasing their first property in 2025. No matter where they live, they always carry peace, fun, stability, and God in their home. 

Building & Enjoying Life Together

Sofia and Erick’s journey has been far from easy but they have remained strongly in love and connected through the good and the bad. They have enjoyed many fun experiences together like going on trips, concerts, and events. They have had great fun times and tough times. In any case, Erick and Sofia choose every day to fight for their home and their love. 


Today, Sofia and Erick enjoy their life as they continue to build it and reach their goals. Erick’s career as a realtor and Sofia’s career as Ethan’s full time care giver keep them busy. They enjoy working out together, going to local restaurants, and enjoying nature and the beach together. 

Event Details

Date: August 31st 2024
Time: 6 PM Ceremony, Cocktail Hour and Reception to Follow
Location: 2800 Skypark Dr. Torrance CA 90505

Predicted Weather

Day Temperature: 79°
Night Temperature: 70°

To be fully determined closer to date.


Banquets by South End offers a flower-covered garden gazebo area that is a charming backdrop for wedding ceremonies next to a grassy area and water pond. The venue has a main ballroom offering a flexible layout of 4,000-square-foot room with a dance floor, full bar, and special effect lighting. The room is elegantly decorated with chandeliers, large windows, and a sculpted ceiling. The Lounge has a sophisticated ambiance and a delicious menu of upscale cocktails and culinary creations.


The couple will be wearing white, please avoid wearing white as the main color of your outfit. The color palette below is encouraged but not mandatory. Formal attire, no jeans.

La pareja vestirá de blanco, por favor evite usar blanco como color principal de su atuendo. Se fomenta la paleta de colores a continuación, pero no es obligatoria. Atuendo formal, no se permiten jeans.

We are so blessed to have everything we need in our home that we would much rather prefer you assist us in helping us cover the costs of our Hawaii honeymoon, rather than providing us with a physical gift. We know everyone has different financial capabilities and we want you to know that we appreciate any and all assistance. We deeply thank you, God bless you.

Nos sentimos muy bendecidos por tener todo lo que necesitamos en nuestro hogar, por lo que preferiríamos que nos ayudaras a cubrir los costos de nuestra luna de miel en Hawái en lugar de proporcionarnos un regalo físico. Sabemos que todos tienen diferentes capacidades financieras y queremos que sepas que apreciamos cualquier tipo de ayuda. Te agradecemos profundamente, que Dios te bendiga.

Although honeymoon contributions are highly encouraged, we undestand that some people may prefer to provide a physical gift. If that sounds like you, please refer to the Amazon and Target links below. Thank you.

Aunque se anima encarecidamente a las contribuciones para la luna de miel, entendemos que algunas personas pueden preferir proporcionar un regalo físico. Si ese es tu caso, por favor consulta los enlaces de Amazon y Target a continuación. Gracias.