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Classic American-Mexican Affair with To-Die-For Bridal Portraits

I think you’ll agree that among all of the breathtaking captures of this day by Ben Q Photography, the bridal portraits shine through the brightest. See? Eliza and Dan, you are striking—from the first look and leaving the ceremony to the first dance and the cake cutting (oh hey, Sugar Bee Sweets!), their love glows. Pin-worthy gallery? To say the least.

From the Bride… Dan and I met in New York City in the summer of 2013, while working together in the fashion industry. He proposed in January 2015 in Monterrey, Mexico, the city where I was born and raised. We decided to have a long engagement and take our time to plan our wedding since we could not decide on a location: beach or city in Mexico, New York City? We saw several options but none of them fully convinced us. A few months later, life took us to Dallas. We fell in love with the city and decided to have our wedding in our new hometown.

Since day one we knew we wanted to embrace both of our cultures and have a wedding with the best of Mexican and American traditions, resulting in a classic yet modern wedding. The traditional Mexican ceremony took place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and our reception was held at Arlington Hall at Lee Park. We loved these locations because of their architecture, views and that elegant, timeless vibe they both exude. Working with our wedding planners, Elizabeth and Amanda at After Yes, Dan and I were solely involved in every aspect of the planning and decision making, which made it so much fun and made our wedding day truly ours. We decided on a day wedding and chose light colors: mostly white, ivory and shades of light peach, as well as lots of greenery and marble accents for floral and decor.

We both agree that our favorite moment of the day was when I walked down the aisle. It was an indescribable moment when so many emotions met. After so many months of waiting, I was nervous to see him and had butterflies in my stomach, just like I did on our first date.

Our advice for future brides and grooms: Make it a point and remind each other to enjoy each second of your wedding day. We will forever cherish and are so grateful for the moments we got to share with our families and closest loved ones, in what will always be one of the most special days of our lives.

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Photography: Ben Q Photography | Videography: Splendor Films | Floral Design: The Southern Table | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets | Ceremony Venue: Holy Trinity Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Arlington Hall At Lee Park | Catering: Food Glorious Food | Transportation: Blue Diamond Limousines | Tent: Mike Sandone Productions, Inc. | Beauty: Beauty And The Blush | Cocktail Music: Serenata Strings | DJ/Lighting: Absolute Entertainment | Linens: BBJ | Lounge Furniture: Bella Acento | Paper Goods: Southern Fried Paper | Planning: After Yes

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The Perfect Look for the Morning of Your Wedding

We’re big believers that looking fab on your wedding day isn’t just reserved for those big dress moments… your morning-of deserves a little sparkle, too. So while you primp and preen with your besties, the new Hayley Paige Athleisure collection should most definitely be making an appearance. Think ultra-comfy attire with the perfect amount of wedding day style. See our faves below.

From long tees to gorgeous robes to the most amazing short set ever, the Hayley Paige Athleisure collection is all about adding a touch of glamour to your big morning. Which means saying “goodbye” to that old t-shirt + sweats combo you’ve had since college (admit it – you were going to wear them!) and “hello” to a fabulous hologram look covered in sequins. In other words? These awesome pieces are about to kick those mimosa sippin’ pics up a notch with styles you AND your besties will love.

Seriously cute, seriously chic and with prices ranging from $126-$190, the Hayley Paige Athleisure collection is a must-have on your wedding day. Be sure to check out all of the options here and follow Hayley Paige on Instagram and Facebook for even more pretty. We see some sparkly pink sequins in your future, lovelies.

 

Minimalist Outdoor Engagement Session in Salt Lake City

If you think you’ve seen your share of pretty engagements on SMP, just wait until you catch a glimpse of Michelle and Kyle’s session photographed by Kyle John. They took a minimalist approach to their photos in Salt Lake City, but with chemistry like this there’s really nothing but love required. More this way!

P.S. 5 Tips for Romantic Engagement Photos!

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Photography: Kyle John Photography

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From High School Sweethearts to Happily Ever After

High School sweethearts turned all grown-up husband and wife seems like the stuff of fairytales but this gorgeous couple is proof that that kind of love still exists. And oh is it deserving of a big celebration. With greenery and white blooms made gorgeous by Fionna Floral and frame-worthy photographs by This Modern Romance, this elegant affair is the culmination of puppy love turned into happily ever after love.

Colors
Seasons
Fall
Settings
Country Club
Styles
Classic

From the Bride… I know, I know you’ve all heard the story before of the high school sweethearts falling in love and marrying each other. But, that’s just what happened with the two of us! We met our freshman year of high school, and he won me over with his guitar playing skills and that is how our love story began. We have been inseparable since that day. Once I finished college and Skyler followed his dream of playing professional baseball we packed up and headed east to Denver where we added two furry family members – our dogs Wrigley and Duke. Fast forward three years later we had enough of the snow and now happily living in our hometown of Monterey Bay. Our wedding was the most incredible day of our lives that we are able to share with our closet family and friends.

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Photography: This Modern Romance | Floral Design: Fionna Floral | Wedding Dress: Lihi Hod | Ceremony Venue: Monterey Peninsula Country Club | Reception Venue: Monterey Peninsula Country Club | Bridesmaid Dresses: JLM Couture, Inc | makeup artist: Lydia Saunders | hair stylist: Make up by Moni

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