It’s pretty easy to fall in love with every Spanish detail in this wedding. The bride’s lace dress, a monogrammed piñata, succulents, papel picados (a Mexican wedding banner die-cut with the couple’s name and wedding date), a pan dulce bar … and even a mariachi band played during the reception! The only thing missing was the desert and a real live saguaro cactus. Instead, for a scenic backdrop, we opted for the beautiful architecture of the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. I was pretty thrilled that this wedding was over very first to kick off the new year! So forgive me now, as I always start the new year with photo-heavy blog posts.
Kelly + Jimmy met through mutual friends … like many of our couples, and at a bar of all unexpected places. The funny thing is that Jimmy never really ventured into that bar. It was happenstance that they were able to connect that night, and 6 years later Jimmy proposes during an ice skating date in Forest Park. He had a friend, incognito, capture the proposal – Kelly even asked why there was a guy taking photos of the bonfire.
I really love these two together. Kelly is a teacher with an art history background so it’s no surprise that she poured a lot of her own time + talent + organization into this day. I also love when a couple will incorporate family history. One special song request for the mariachi band was the same song Kelly’s Grandpa used to sing to her Grandma. She chose to dance to this song with her Dad. (heart!) So sweet! I hold my Grandma very near and dear to my heart, so this one gets me every time I think about it!
Enjoy the photos!
Ceremony – Incarnate Word Parish
Reception – Windows on Washington
Gown – Mori Lee, Clarice’s Bridal
Bridemaid Dresses – Donna Morgan
Groomsmen – Vera Wang Black, Men’s Warehouse
Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Rings – Lordo’s Diamonds
Hair + Make up – Sweet Melissa
Flowers – Bloomin’ Buckets
Cake – McArthur’s Bakery
Paper Goods – Elise Bess Events
Papel Picados – Calavera Press, Etsy
Wooden Crates + Cake Stands – Finch Vintage Rentals
Chalkboard Calligraphy – Bride, DIY
Pan Dulce Bar – Bakery in Laredo, TX (same one her grandparents and the bride used to go to when she was little!)
DJ – Tippy Wirick + Dave Tilley
Maricahi Band – Nuevo Azteca