I was so excited when Megan & Cruz’s wedding day arrived. When we first talked, I was so excited to learn that they were getting married on May 30, on Memorial Day weekend! Mike & I got married on May 29th, so it is always special when anyone shares our anniversary weekend with us! Megan & Cruz were living in Boston at the time, so I didn’t get to meet Megan in person until she made a trip down to Houston to do some wedding planning. I didn’t meet Cruz until our engagement session at the University of Texas in Austin earlier this year. I knew all along that their wedding day would be so special – you can just see it in how they look at each other, and how they laugh together.
I think that any couple that can laugh a lot together will get through anything. Since we first met, they have moved to California – all while planning a wedding. See what I mean? A cross-country move plus planning a wedding from thousands of miles away? Not an easy thing to do!
But they brought together an awesome team of vendors, some of my favorites in town! Thank you again to Heather at The Woodlands Resort, Robin of Your Beautiful Face, Jason of Reclaimed Moments, Janice of The Blooming Idea, and Frank of FHP Entertainment – you all made the day so awesome, smooth & FUN!
Speaking of favorites, these are some of my favorites from the first half of the day! Be sure to check back later this week for part 2, and the slideshow of our favorites!
Thank you again to Megan & Cruz and both of your families. Elaine & I had such an incredible time working with you, especially when Cruz brought me out on the dance floor for the YMCA! Yes, it is in fact one of my all time favorite dance songs. I won’t even deny it. I can do it while taking photos too – a very impressive skill! (I do the Cupid Shuffle backwards as I take pictures too. It is a special talent of mine!)
Bedazzled shoes. Goodness, I may have swooned. Megan is brilliant! Probably one of the most comfortable brides EVER as she walked down the aisle!
Elaine was with Cruz and the groomsmen as they gathered at The Woodlands Resort before the ceremony.
Cruz & Megan decided to do a “first look” before the ceremony, which was such a touching moment. I understand tradition – I waited to see Mike at the end of the aisle at our wedding – but I think that having a reveal beforehand, privately, is so much more relaxing. You get to actually talk to each other beforehand, and no one has ever told me that they regretted the choice. Love it! We also did all of the group photos out on the golf course then too.
More to come from the reception later this week! Be sure to check back for more!
Ceremony & Reception Venue, Cake & Catering: Woodlands Resort and Conference Center
Florist: The Blooming Idea Contact: Janice
Cake: Woodlands Resort and Conference Center
Megan’s Dress: Bride’s Choice in Waltham, Massachusetts
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Cruz & the groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
DJ: Francisco Perez
Videography: Reclaimed Moments Contact: Jason
Makeup Artist & Hairstylist: Robin of Your Beautiful Face