This beautiful bride Vanessa has been my friend for more than half of my life. When I got the invitation to her wedding, I was more than excited! Her marrying such a honorable loyal kind man like Luis made my heart just melt! What I thought was so unique about Vanessa’s wedding was that she had an outdoor ceremony! As a guest to her wedding, I experienced the shock of seeing her walk down those stairs as the sunset hit her beautiful dress, blonde locks, and just the overall beauty that she is! You have to see her wedding video! Her song walking down the isle gave me the absolute chills! Well, Here is a little snippet from her:
Our wedding day was truly a dream come true for us and our family. We were so detailed in every aspect of our wedding because we wanted it to be incredibly special. My favorite part was having an outdoor sunset ceremony. We knew we wanted a sunset wedding the day we booked our wedding venue (a year and a half in advance).
Therefore, we prayed for perfect weather (no rain) and planned for a hill country glam themed wedding. My top 3 favorite details about our outdoor ceremony were
1) the wine barrels at the altar with gold candelabras on top of them with huge flower arrangements
2) the festoon lights going from the top of the second building to the altar (these were a surprise from our venue’s owner)
3) our blankets we had as favors. We chose to have blush throw blankets as our wedding favors and had them wrapped in gold sequin bows for our guests since it gets chilly at the end of November. We thought this was a great idea and that they would help our guests concentrate on the ceremony and not being cold! The blankets were a big hit and not one was left behind
Outdoor ceremonies are a lot of fun but sunsets will always be my favorite from now on. Every sunset reminds me of that special day and reminds me of how much Luis really does love me. It also takes me back to this very important verse:
26 “In your anger do not sin”[a]: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
When I see a sunset I’m always reminded to not let the sun go down on my anger and that Luis and I can get through anything with God first in our lives. God is the center of our relationship and that is why having had a sunset wedding is so special to me.
Venue: The Terrace Club
Photo/Video: The Bird & The Bear
Flowers: Wild Bunches Floral
DJ: DJ Greenbelt
Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery
Bridal Robe: Le Rose
Maids of Honor Dresses: Amsale
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Link to Vanessa’s Wedding blog post: