04.26.2011 Marielle

Stephanie & Gerardo. Dallas Texas Wedding.

The wind blew through the trees outside the Dallas LDS Temple. The birds chatted back & forth in the tall trees & the clouds in the sky resembled cotton candy. You could say that it was a perfectly beautiful Texan day. As their family & friends gathered around the doors of the temple to see Stephanie & Gerardo exit as husband & wife, everyone grinned with smiles just as big as the state of Texas. If you know Stephanie & Gerardo, you know how fun they are…how sweet they are to each other. But there is one thing that you definitely know-that they are meant to be together. It’s amazing how life brings people together…how your life can change after meeting someone. This is true with Stephanie & Gerardo-they met each other & their lives have never been the same since. They’ve spent time together as best friends…they’ve spent many late nights talking, laughing & falling deeper in love. Their wedding day was truly a perfect day for them & I was beyond honored to be able to document them on the most exciting day of their lives!

I was over the moon with excitement when Stephanie phoned me to talk about her wedding. Not only was her wedding going to be in Texas (yee haw!!!), but I knew that her wedding would be absolutely stunning. Their wedding not only lived up to all my expectations-it exceeded them. I loved every.single.detail. They rounded up hundreds of glass jars & Stephanie’s sweet mother made hundreds of flowers out of burlap & tied them around the jars-they made such an amazing impact on each table at the reception. I loved the fact that they chose multiple cheesecakes from the Cheesecake Factory instead of one wedding cake & I especially loved the Mariachi band they had playing at their reception! Their wedding day was a perfect reflection of Stephanie & Gerardo: fun, incredible & totally fabulous.

Stephanie & Gerardo-thank you for letting me feel like part of your family while I was in Texas. Your kindness is something that I will always remember. Thank you for introducing me to Texas Roadhouse & the double baked sweet potato…because that is also something that I will never forget :). Getting to know you both during the few days I was there was so much fun-you both have the gift of making everyone around you feel loved & important. I know you are far off on your fantastic cruise as I write this, but I wish you happiness to the moon & back-you are more than deserving of all the happiness in the world. With much love xoxo, marielle.

I think this goes without saying but I am obsessed with Stephanie’s snakeskin shoes.

One of my favorite shots of the temple…

I asked the kids to look at the camera & they BOTH did this!

I could have shot at the Dallas Temple all day long!!! So many fabulous places to shoot…

Hands.down.my favorite shots of the day…

I love everything about this photograph. Stephanie-you are soooooo beautiful!

And check out how GQ Gerardo is!!

Gerardo loves watches & Stephanie surprised him with a gorgeous watch as a sweet wedding gift!


Mariachi band?!?!?! YES PLEASE.

Instead of having a wedding cake, they had multiple Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes. Best idea on the planet? I’ll say so.

I usually only post one photo of the couple dancing, but I had a hard time narrowing them down!

Especially since there was a Mariachi band serenading them…

About the Author

Marielle Hi! My name is Marielle Hayes and I am a photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love to travel, bargain hunt and spend time with my husband, our daughter and our Boston Terrier. Enjoy my blog and leave me some comments to let me know what you think!

Comments (8)

  1. Alysha

    I loved meeting you…but am soooo impressed with your photographs!! You are Ah-mazing and did an incredible job of capturing Steph’s wedding!! Can’t wait for Rome! 😉

  2. Daaang girl! You keep “one-upping” yourself with each post! 🙂 How fun to shoot in Dallas! You did an amazing job, as always :).

  3. Jayna

    How are you sooooooo good?!! Seriously, you are AMAZING! They had so many fun ideas, looks like everyone had a bast!

  4. MARIELLE!!!! WOW!!! These pictures are amazing! The dallas temple looks beautiful! Great place, great couple, great decorations and of coarse…great photographer! 🙂

  5. Luanne hardy

    Awesome job Marielle! That looked like it was a really cute wedding.s

  6. Emilee

    Love the photos! You’ve got a gift marielle!

  7. As usual amazing work! I love love the wedding dress shot and the blue shoes paired up with the deer!! Looks like one amazing wedding.

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