One of the perks of my job is that I get to hear the most fabulous love stories. As a hopeless romantic, I cherish each one. Each one has me on p ins and needles, smiling ear to ear, thinking how lucky they are to have found each other; however, its a rarity that one will actually bring me to tears. This is just what happened as Karla and I sat in my office while she spoke of her and Adrian's story. For over a decade, these two young hearts were "best friends." They dated others, discussed relationships gone wrong, celebrated each others joys, and most of the time, just hung out. Then, one day it clicked. A little over a year ago, they went on a "date," just for fun and their status of "best friends," took on a whole other meaning. They are my lovies and I am theirs. Congratulations Lovies!
Mariachi Mariachi...Karla is a member of Almas del Sol, Adrian is with Las Corporales. Both awesome groups!
A friend painted this beautiful picture and Karla had guests add their "thump-print" leaves to complete their sign in. Pretty signature cocktails for their first toast.
Karla and Adrian chose Haute Weddings' all-inclusive package which included the catering, floral arrangements, rentals, cake and wedding coordinating.
A December wedding, the temperature was in the 50's, a cold and crisp winter night. Her colors of winter white, with silver and crystals, were the perfect accents to set the tone. We even had hot cocoa, coffee and cookies on the patio after the outdoor ceremony.
The Kendall Plantation has a gorgeous and spacious bridal suite with a full bathroom that includes this claw-foot bathtub. The girls couldn't wait to jump right in.
Getting primped and ready for the ceremony.
The flower girls wore tu-tu's and held flower wands. Magical.
The officiant was Karla's father and he performed a beautiful ceremony. Her brother played the guitar and violin for her ceremony music.
This couple can dance! This is the big dip at the end of their first dance, but they danced and twirled and salsa'd all night long.
The mariachi's played magnificently. Lots of pressure, but they're pros. That's Karla's brother on the right. The groom opted for a dessert buffet of assorted cookies, bundt cakes, mini pecan pies, and his special request, Krispy Kreme donuts.
A late night snack of Prime Rib sliders anyone?
At the end of the night, the family and guests lit Wish Lanterns and they floated into the sky.
And they lived Happily Ever After....