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Natalie & John, where do I even begin?! The day was so much more than a beautiful celebration but to the start of a beautiful marriage. I love that I was not only able to capture these moments but also witness every smile and every tear of joy. And if y’all know how I feel about tears, I am just like the great Dolly Parton, “No one cries alone in my presence, it’s my policy.”

The sweetest exchange of vows, love letters, and gestures from loved ones alike were part of this day. Along with a bottle of wine! Minister Flores provided  a beautiful ceremony that gave celebration to the couple, a round of applause for over coming months of wedding planning to take in the moment and be grateful for where the road led. M. Flores also took part in a unique unity, that Natalie  & John were to participate in throughout their marriage. A sacred wine box had a bottle of wine for the couple to enjoy on their first wedding anniversary, to take time for one another and to reflect on their first year of marriage. The wine box would be replenished and the tradition would continue for the next milestone, their 5th year wedding anniversary, then 10th and so on to every anniversary milestone. How sweet is that?!

Along with a wonderful celebration, and Natalie being a Notre Dame Alumni, it was no accident that it also happened to be St. Patrick’s Day on their wedding day! So the elements of the “Fighting Irish” were made known! Such a special and unique touch that even has this ol’ girl rooting “Go Irish!” by the end of the night.

It was an honor to document and witness such a wonderful occasion and was “over the moon” for these two to tie the knot! I am sad the wedding day has come and gone but forever grateful for this life new chapter. Congratulations guys!!

 

Special thanks to the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Vendors that made this beautiful day possible!

Venue: Magnolia Halle

Coordination: Panache Event Group

Florals: Eden’s Echo

Dress: Bride’s by Elizabeth

Hair & Makeup: Khalil Co.

Minister: Minister Joseph Flores

Cake: Bakery Lorraine

DJ: Next Entertainment Texas

Invitations: Minted

Balloons: The Soiree Concierge

Video: Infinity Weddings

Suit: Men’s Warehouse

Rentals: DPC Services

Phototbooth: Mad Mad Photobooth

Send Off Car: Elegant Limousine & Charter

 

 

The first dance was to “Fly me to the moon” by Frank Sinatra and these two showed off their amazing ballroom style dance moves! Such a surprise to everyone, a true treat!

Instead of a last song which was just for Natalie & John, they had invited all of their friends and family to dance to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”! I’m pretty sure I was singing just as loud as these guys, can’t help it when Billy Joel is blared!

Mucho Love,

Jessica

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  1. Kaiti says:

    Oh my word, this is just the sweetest! I absolutely love their wedding colors. Such a beautiful day!

  2. Linda Pearce Griffin says:

    These fabulous photos captured perfectly the beautiful spirit of that day. What a treasure! Congratulations!

  3. Beatrice (Bea) Martinez says:

    The most beautiful wedding pictures I have seen in a very long time.
    Natalie you made such a beautiful bride. The colors you picked..wow! So rich and bold! Everything was just beautiful!
    Excellent photographer brought out the beauty in such a memorable event that will never be forgotten. I wish all the peace, joy and love that only our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ can provide.

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