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Mariana and Joshua are married! Okay, okay, by the time you read this, they’ll have been married for 6 months… but who’s counting?! Their January Chapel of Ana Villa wedding was everything we dreamed it would be full of SO many silly and equally sweet moments. When I met Mariana and Joshua for their engagement portraits last September, I immediately knew that they were MY people. They’re so full of life and lots of laughs. And they just love each other so, so much. Every moment of their wedding day reminded me how special my job really is!

A Winter Chapel at Ana Villa Wedding

While their winter wedding wasn’t exactly the glowing bright day couples dream of (okay, literally, there were just gloomy clouds all day long), we had a great time exploring Arbor Hills during their portrait session and working with the most even light which means their photos are super pretty anyway! I’ll take gloomy clouds over harsh light any day! Joshua made Mariana laugh during their portraits together, and like their engagement session, it was just so joyful. That’s the best way I can describe these two: joyful. I want all my couples to be as goofy and happy as these two are!

And in between all of the goofy moments, Mariana and Joshua truly had an emotionally charged day. One of the most emotional moments was when their mothers laid a lasso around them during their ceremony. It was a beautiful nod to Mariana’s Hispanic heritage. And speaking of emotional moments – during the reception, Joshua surprised everyone and gave a thank you speech directly to Mariana’s family in Spanish. There were soooo many happy tears shed as he thanked them for welcoming him to the family and shared how excited he was to have Mariana as his new wife. I’m not saying I cried, too. But I’m not saying I didn’t cry either…

mothers place lasso around newlyweds during wedding ceremony at Chapel at Ana Villa

Mariana and Joshua also planned a really eco-friendly and sustainable wedding. The bridesmaid dresses were from Dear Cleo and made of recycled materials. And they rented flowers! How cool is that? They were simply gorgeous and anything with less waste is a win in my book.

Congratulations again Mariana and Joshua. Thank you for being two amazing souls and allowing me to be a part of your incredible day. It was such a blast and I’m honored I was your wedding photographer!

dfw wedding photographer

The fabulous vendors who helped make this day perfect:

Venue: Courtyard Marriott, The Colony TX, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve and Chapel at Ana Villa

Photographer: Abbie Road Photography (me!)

Florist: Wedding Flowers for Rent

Bakery: Butterfly Cakery

Beauty: Braided Bride

Suits: Jos A Bank

Videographer: Reverent Wedding Films

DJ: DFW Parties

Gown: Vera Wang

Bridesmaid Dresses: Dear Cleo

Cookies: JD’s Chippery

Want to see more weddings? Check out this romantic wedding at firefly gardens in Midlothian or take a peek at this bridal session at Clear Creek Natural Heritage center.

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