I’m just going to come right out and say it, I love this wedding with all my being. My love affair happened the moment I laid eye on the gorgeous images from Cory Ryan Photography and then just kept growing stronger and stronger with every gorgeous detail. It’s all around lovely, and you can see just what I am gushing about right here.


From Cory Ryan PhotographyLeia and Michael’s swoon-worthy wedding took place in Horseshoe Bay, TX at the lovely ESCONDIDO GOLF & LAKE CLUB. Thanks to the team at LIV BY DESIGNS, who took care of all the special details and brought together a gorgeous day that the families will always remember. As Leia & her father walked down the grand staircase of the Great House, Michael wiped away a single tear and smiled the biggest smile I’ve ever seen. After their ceremony overlooking the green, everyone moved over to La Hacienda to celebrate. A photo booth by SAY CHEESE, an awesome band from Dallas called NEW GROUND, and a custom cigar rolling station from BOBALU CIGAR CO. were just a few of the special touches for the guests. In addition to the gorgeous cake (with gluten-free layer for the bride!) from SIMON LEE BAKERY, this southern girl could’t help but appreciate the jars of banana pudding as well! YUM! And the final exclamation point to the reception was when Michael hopped on stage with the band and belted out his own song – eventually grabbing Leia onto the stage for some fun! As the couples getaway car departed, the couple was surprised with an awesome fireworks display along the sides of the road. Wow, talk about an exit!!!

Photography: Cory Ryan Photography | Wedding Planner: Liv By Design | Florist: Margot Blair Floral | Wedding Cake: Simon Lee Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Escondido | Reception Venue: Escondido | Lighting: Ilios | Additional Detail Photography: Jerry Hayes | Cigar Roller: Bobalu Cigars | Hair & Make-up: Kim Barnes Woolery | Photobooth: Say Cheese | Reception Band: New Ground