Weddings, at their very best, are an expression of the love a couple shares. The entire day, from the tiniest details, to the vows, to the place where the couple ties the knot, even the celebration and dancing into the night – are opportunities for the bride and groom to tell their friends and family how crazy they are about each other. For these two, what started with a friendly message online had blossomed into the romance of their lives, and they’d begun to build the life of their dreams in the colorful city of Austin. The day had come for them to say “I do”, and with an epic burst of Fiesta color, music rolling down from the hilltop overlooking the city as their closest loved ones celebrated into the night, that’s just what they did.
Meet Monica and Juan.
We first met Monica years ago, when she was a bridesmaid in another wedding we photographed. Her sweet personality and amazing smile instantly made her memorable. So when she called to tell me that she had met “the one” and that they’d like us to photograph the wedding, we were honored and excited to meet Juan. Monica raved about her sweet groom, and when you see them together, you can see that he brings even more of a smile to her face. If even the smallest details in weddings are ways for the couple to express their love, then this wedding was filled with love…and many of the those details and invitations, handcrafted personally by the groom, were a beautiful expression of his love for Monica. From the gorgeous colors, to the sweet vows, and true “fiesta” evening, it was a gorgeous day to celebrate how much Juan and Monica love each other.
I love it when a bride is beaming, and Monica may have been the happiest bride of all. Love her smile!
The bride’s mom was there to help her get ready…and her colorful details? How gorgeous is this?
The colors from this wedding were beyond amazing…
Monica and her lovely ladies…
The groom looked sharp…
The groom’s gifts to his guys…each one with a personal design done by the groom. They were a hit!
Love the colorful paper goods…
How precious is this flower girl?!
A beautiful ceremony…
After the ceremony, the bride and groom went to Zilker Park for a special time of photos, just the two of them. I loved that they set aside a time to just enjoy the first moments of being married. So sweet!
The fiesta details at this wedding were stunning.
I loved the larger framed copy of the wedding invitation made by the groom. It was on display at the wedding, and everyone loved it.
The kids at this wedding were so cute!
The bride and groom entered the reception to a sea of bubbles and well wishes. It was perfect!
The first dance…
…and the father-daughter dance.
We’ll end with two of the most fitting photos of the night. Everyone enjoying themselves and dancing well into the night, and our bride and groom, sharing a sweet kiss over the city of Austin. A perfect ending to a beautiful day.
Monica and Juan,
Thank you for letting us capture your gorgeous wedding! From the first moment y’all welcomed us, and included us in your amazing celebration. Everyone adores you guys, and everyone had a blast at your wedding! Even after we left, friends and family stayed to celebrate and dance with you. We hope that every year you are married is filled with such a fiesta of love and happiness. : ) Best wishes for a beautiful future!
Matt and Ivy
Story from the Bride:
| Photographer | Ivy Weddings | Bride’s Dress Designer | Celina Menchaca (Friend of the Bride) | Bride’s Shoes | Nina | Hair & Makeup | Milk and Honey Salon | Bridesmaids Dresses | Various | Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits | Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse, Al’s Formalwear | Venue | Zilker Clubhouse | Event Coordination | Heather Darby & Andrea Gamse | Florist | Petals Ink Florist | Cake | Sugar Mamas Bakeshop and Upper Crust Bakery | Cake Topper | The Groom | Caterer | EnShanta | Officiant | Steven Ross | Paper Goods | The Groom | MC | Rob Surrago | Transportation | Limos of Austin
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