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…