Our sweet and beautiful couple, Christina and Jeremy, were featured in one of our favorite wedding magazines – D Weddings Magazine. We couldn’t believe it when we heard back from the editors at D Weddings… and we’re in even more shock now that it’s on shelves!
What is puppy love? Many people have tried to answer the question. But what happens when puppy love turns into something more, something that lasts? What happens when two youngsters grow up, hand in hand, best friends through life’s ups and downs, and still love each other through it all? For these two, the puppy love started in middle school. Only it didn’t end there – it only grew into something stronger, right through middle school, on through high school, and after graduation, jobs, and life. Finally, one Christmas night when the two of them had gone to spend the holiday at her family’s house, he sneaked outside during the festivities to leave a special message, written in Christmas lights: “Will You Marry Me?” Surrounded by family and friends, she said Yes.
Meet Gaby and Leo.
I’ve known Gaby, and her family, since I was a kid…in fact, I think she was 4 years old the first time I met her! Gaby has always been bubbly and the light of her family, so I knew Leo must be really special even before we met him. Getting to see their love as a couple (and Gaby as a bride!) was surreal and awesome all at once. Gaby and her family are family to us (I call her my sister-in-law and we now claim Leo as a brother-in-law!), so this wedding was extra special and close to our hearts from the start. We couldn’t be happier for Gaby and Leo as they start their new journey as husband and wife, and we are so excited to share some of our favorite moments from their wedding day.
Gaby started getting ready at her parent’s house…
Gaby, you’re such a beautiful bride!
The bride’s mom and grandma were there to help her with finishing touches and words of wisdom.
I love the emotion in this photo, and the sweet tears from the Gaby’s grandmother as she told her how beautiful she was on her special day.
A stunning bride…
Leo looked sharp, and was one of the most confident and calm grooms we’ve seen!
It was a beautiful ceremony, and the sweet little attendants and flower girls were adorable!
The beautiful ladies…
One of my favorite photos!
The reception was at Hyatt Place Dallas, and it was gorgeous.
The father-daughter dance…
…and the mother-son dance. So many sweet moments.
The money dance!
After the money dance, it was time for La Vibora….one of my favorite parts of Latin weddings! During the song, the bride and groom are placed on chairs, forming a bridge with the bride’s veil, as the guests run through the bridge. As the music gets quicker, the speed and awesomeness does also…
…until the end, when they get tossed in the air. The groom is usually the only one tossed, so it was a first to see the bride was a great sport and let them toss her a couple times.
Leo really got tossed high though! It was unreal!
How awesome is this? Love weddings that are full of fun and traditions!
The special bride and groom dance.
It was so sweet to see the dads dance with their daughters…
A magical ending to a beautiful night.
Gaby and Leo,
You’re all grown up! : ) We’re so excited to see you two married, and starting out the next chapter of your lives together. From your wedding, to your new move, and whatever the future brings, we hope that you both are as happy and full of joy as you were on this special day. Marriage is an awesome adventure when you’re in it with your best friend, so we know that many beautiful moments are in store for y’alls future! Enjoy every moment God gives you…and we can’t wait to go get wings with y’all soon! : )
| Photographer | Ivy Weddings | Ceremony Venue | First New Life Baptist | Reception Venue | Hyatt Place Dallas | Cake | Art Bakery | Caterer | Hyatt Place Dallas | Officiant | Pastor David Galvan | Videography | Wilson Estrada |
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Love is like a magic recipe, where two lives come together to make something unexpected… something wonderful. But like any good recipe, it’s not just about having the right ingredients. The timing has to be just right, too. For these two, life gave them a little preview of what was to come, when their paths first crossed over seven years ago. Life kept moving forward and they went their separate ways, until their paths crossed again and they became inseparable. This time they knew it was forever.
Meet Brittani and Jay.
Seven years before, they had met. Two years ago, they had reconnected. One year ago, at a romantic drive-in theater beneath the Texas sky, he had proposed. And now, in the beautiful Pilgrim Chapel perched atop one of Dallas prettiest hills, they tied the knot.
The gorgeous dress…
Dallas Baptist University weddings are just gorgeous. A special thank you to Vivian Skinner, who coordinates the chapel weddings and cares for our DBU brides!
Brittani and Jay opted for a first look, and it was truly beautiful! One of the most scenically gorgeous and sweet moments we’ve seen.
The reception was filled with yummy cupcakes from Sugar Bee Sweets (love them!), and gorgeous details, and planning done by the bride and her mom.
Brittani and Jay ended the night in a sea of bubbles…a perfect sendoff.
Brittani and Jay,
Thank you for letting us be a part of your day! From the first time we met you, and you took cell phone pics to celebrate the moment, we knew y’all were going to be a fun couple! Your engagement session was even more fun than we could have imagined (guns and all)! We hope that every day of your future, as husband and wife, is filled with fun and sweet moments. Best wishes to you both for a lifetime of immeasurable fun!
Matt & Ivy
Story from the bride:
Jay and I first met April 20, 2007 from a mutual friend. On April 20, 2012 we walked back into each others lives through another mutual friend (one of Jay’s groomsmen). We knew right away that this was our second chance and we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. He had this whole big proposal that he wanted to do on April 20, 2013 but I had broken my foot a week earlier and the plans had altered. He asked me at the Ennis Drive-in movie theatre on April 26, 2013 and one year later was our set date.
For a good 10 months my mother, sister Taylor and I spent our Mondays off going to thrift and vintage shops gathering pieces for the wedding. All the pieces seen at the reception was “DIY” done by my mother. I couldn’t have put the wedding I envisioned without her help. She made it all possible.
“…it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together…”
| Photographer | Ivy Weddings | Bride’s Dress Boutique | Mockingbird Bridal | Bride’s Shoes | Bloomingdales | Hair & Makeup | The Mod Labb | Jewelry | Etsy | Bridesmaids Dresses | Etsy | Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits | Men’s Wearhouse | Event Planning | Bride & Mother | Venue | Dallas Baptist University Pilgrim Chapel | Florist | Mother of the Bride | Cake & Cupcakes | Sugar Bee Sweets | Caterer | Sodexo | Officiant | Keith Watson |
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