I was contacted by Sarah back in October of 2014. She had seen my work on Facebook and was planning her big day for October 10th, 2015. She and her fiancé live in Austin but they were planning their wedding in their hometown of El Paso, TX. I usually meet my couples to discuss details, but since we were unable too we chatted via phone and we emailed A LOT leading up to the wedding. You wouldn't believe GREAT joy I felt to finally meet this lovely bride and groom on their wedding day!
The wedding took place in Ardovino's Desert Crossing in the west side of El Paso. This venue was GORGEOUS! Very rustic, with the beautiful view of the Franklin Mountains.
This was a very emotional wedding! Starting with the bride being greeted by her father! YES, immediate tears rolled down my face! I recall the father telling his daughter "You are only getting married because it's Jonathan! Only him" I thought that was so sweet! Then the moment came when dad gives his daughter away to marry. Mom already had tears streaming down her face. And once again dad gives Jonathan a huge hug and tells him "ONLY because it's you!" Then laughter with tears immersed amongst them! What a sweet moment that was!
I then thought ok, NO MORE tears! BUT I was wrong! The father daughter dance began. The bride communicated with me that this was a very pivotal moment she wanted captured. You see, her dad used to be a lead singer in a band. She found an old record of him singing "Danny's Song" which would be the song they danced too. BUT nobody knew about this and she not only wanted this moment captured but wanted me to capture the reactions of her grandparents and her mother which were priceless !
Needless to say I cried plenty of happy tears this day! I wish Jonathan and Sarah a LIFETIME of happiness! Sorry for being a cry baby at your wedding but please know I truly enjoyed being a part of your wedding day! God bless you both ALWAYS!
Venue: Ardovino's Desert Crossing
Cake balls: Austin Cake Ball
Centerpiece flowers: Ecoflower.com
Party favors: Etsy
Wedding Dress: Bridal Novias
Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Foliage Salon & Spa