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Heard Natural Science Museum Wedding

Kelly + Lee

 

Kelly and Lee are such a delightful couple!  The wedding took place at the Heard Natural Science Museum.  Their wedding day was caught right in the middle of the weather change, here in Texas!  It was the perfect temperature, along with a beautiful sunny day.  Kelly and Lee met at their church and have set sail since, in pursuing a relationship together.  Their whole focus was to make Christ known, and the ceremony did just that.  They truly prepared themselves for this day, which would set a mark for the beginning of a godly marriage.  Kelly and Lee, I’m excited for you!  Thank you for letting me be a part of this special day.

 

 

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Our Nicaragua Beach Wedding

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Gabriel and I both met in the beautiful country of Nicaragua. Over a two year long distance relationship, we were able to marry in his beautiful country. Our friendship grew into a love that has deeply rooted itself. It was important for us to be married in the country where our love began, and in the presence of our families.

After living in Nicaragua for six months, the country became my second home. Nicaragua inspired me completely with the natural, organic feel. Gabriel and I have a favorite spot on the beach, where he proposed to me. Since then, our wedding plans began to be directed by the naturalistic theme of the beach. I wanted to orchestrate as much Nicaraguan details as possible. Our reception table linens were handmade from the Nicaraguan market. The beautiful handmade, wooden arch was made by Gabriel and his closes friends. They physically put in the hard work of cutting down the trees, to enable a ceremony arch. The calligraphy name stones were found at a local river Gabe would visit, when he was a child. The Mariachi band played traditional salsa and romantic Nicaraguan music, as we walked down the aisle and at the reception. Gabriel also created the feet washing bowl while his father built the wooden bench we sat upon. Our vows were read in our heart languages of English and Spanish.  He read his vows much better than I did!

My favorite decor was our calligraphy sign that says; Two Nations Become One Today. I never imagined that while doing mission work, after nine years in Nicaragua, that I would have met Gabriel. Though we come from two different nations, we pray to always be united.  This sign is also a reminder that we are united together, no matter what country we come from.  

The planning experience was adventurous as I relied upon Gabriel for a lot of the work in Nicaragua. I visited once before the wedding, but had to do my best by planning in the United States. I wanted the whole planning experience to be relaxed and not stressful, as we kept in mind about what this one day truly means. We ultimately wanted our wedding to be a reflection of Christ and the gospel, so we aimed to do all we could in order to orchestrate everything in order to give him the ultimate glory. There were things beforehand that I knew were more important to me than others. I also kept in mind that we were having our wedding in a country where it can be so relaxed, that different aspects may not go as planned. I knew that this could only happen if we both kept the mindset of what this wedding was truly meant for.

The actual wedding day was a complete dream, as I look back at all of the events leading up to the one special day I become one with my husband. All of the hard work Gabriel and I did together was a great reminder and reflection of what our marriage is: full of hard work in pursuing a godly marriage. Much of the morning was spent with decorations and finishing any other details; such as the beautiful flower arrangements Lora helped with! All of the beautiful hands that helped were truly craftsmen in helping with the creation of our wedding day. I remember a moment, before I was about to walk down the aisle, when I first saw Gabriel standing at the alter. God’s presence was so overwhelming as he has had his hand over our marriage this entire time. The joy of our long distance relationship coming to an end with a marriage to last eternity, was rewarding. The reception was perfect, as we wanted our two families to share their first meal together. We wanted complete relaxation and time to spend with both of our families before leaving. The reception gave such a romantic and elegant feel, as it was lit with bistro lights and candlesticks on brass holders. Our wedding day could not have been any more perfect.

 

 

Our wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty!

Photography: Lora Grady

Videography: Sara Klepacki

Calligraphy: Sarah Mecke

  • paulina - your wedding was so so beautiful! i’m so blessed to have met you two!! =)ReplyCancel

Nicaragua Engagement

 

A beautiful Nicaragua engagement took place on the lovely beaches of Pochomil.  I met Amelia and Oscar through my husband.  They have both worked as translators for our mission trips!  Amelia and Oscar are now married and living in the United States!

 

When Amelia and I started planning for their Nicaragua engagement session, we both wanted everything to be very neutral and organic.  Amelia planned this so well, and the Nicaragua engagement was absolutely perfect!  Aren’t they a dream?  I really enjoyed being able to be a part of their love!

 

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Calligraphy by XO Ginny

  • Kimberly Wolf - Beautiful engagement shoot! I love the close ups!ReplyCancel

As I am making plans for my travel to Florida, I’m going way back to this beautiful winter wedding at the Club Continental in Jacksonville, Florida!  The mossy trees and beautiful spanish roofing added a nice romantic touch to this wonder of a wedding.  The lovely couple, Jessica and Tucker married at Riverside Baptist Church and continued their marriage celebration with family and friends.  Every small detail was created with such love and meaning.  I couldn’t have been more in love with every aspect.

 

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Delaney Vineyards Proposal

 

A beautiful Delaney Vineyards proposal would set sail any girl’s heart.  Oh the excitement of a freshly engaged couple!  Kody planned out every detail, plus wrote out the exact timeline of his surprise proposal.  He met with me for coffee to go over everything, to make sure the whole engagement was absolutely perfect for Amy.  He had the ring, the location, the photographer, and just needed a yes!  He couldn’t wait for the day to propose and he made this time so special for Amy.  I acted as a bystander, while Kody rounded the corner with Amy.  He took her down the beautiful Delaney vineyards and turned her around for that ‘moment on the knee’.  That’s when my heart starts beating quicker!  Amy of course said yes, and this couple was finally engaged!  All of Kody’s work made for a beautiful proposal and start to their future together.

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Venue: Delaney Vineyards

  • Kimberly Wolf - What a special way to propose! I love that he had you there to capture such a special moment!ReplyCancel