Ashley and Gaspar has a beautiful intimate wedding at Mario’s Banquet Hall in Mission, Texas by Terry The Wedding Gal. Surrounded by family and friends these two love birds enjoyed an evening of dancing, laughter and family. Best wishes to the couple! Here are some of our favorite shots from this wedding.
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I love documenting intimate weddings. In July on a Tuesday afternoon I witnessed Sally and Wayne exchange their vowels in front of the their loved ones. This wedding took place at The Elegant Wedding Chapel operated by The Wedding Gal, Mrs. Terry Perez.
Every one has a love story and this is Sally and Wayne’s through my lens.
The Elegant Wedding Chapel is such a quant beautiful unique location located in the heart of McAllen. Mr. Wayne, the groom, looked very handsome and his beautiful bride, Sally, looked stunning her wedding dress as she awaited to be walked down the isle by her son. The people who really mattered to the couple occupied the first and second sections of the chapel chairs smiling and glaring at their loved ones as they tied the knot. After the couple shared some bubbly and ate some cake with family and friends.
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My latest “unique” wedding was shot on a Monday afternoon at 3pm on Leap Year. If that is not super amazingly wild and fun then I don’t know what is. Julie and David got married at this beautiful little chapel in McAllen known as The Elegant Wedding Chapel located inside The Wedding Gal a one stop shop for wedding planning, invites and more located on 23rd Street in North McAllen. Terry “The Wedding Gal” Perez is a such a beautiful soul and always has this welcoming attitude that just melts you away. In my career as a wedding photographer I have worked many wedding with Terry as the officiant. Let me tell you! This woman knows how to perform a wedding ceremony that just brings smiles, laughter and tears to all your guest. In the simplest words; Terry, you are fabulous!
Later in the evening the couple was joined with family and friends at the Republic of Rio Grande located in McAllen, Texas. The couple had a meal with their guest, cut a cake and said a beautiful toast before ending the night.
I want to wish this beautiful couple the most blessed marriage possible. I would also like to give special thanks to their family and friends for being extremely welcoming to me. But the biggest shoutout goes to my special friend and longtime client Nancy Rocha of whom I have captured almost every milestone in her life since her unique Tuesday night backyard wedding back in 2009.
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Nicole and I have known each other since high school. Although we were not as close, you could never miss such a pretty girl, especially with those beautiful eyes of hers! So how did I end up documenting one of the most important days of her life? My answer; God. God places special people like Nicole into my life so that I may serve them with love. If you haven’t noticed, I am in the business of LOVE.
A little background on the lead up to the wedding. According to the bride, her man came home one day while she was cooking, got on one knee and asked her to marry him. She says it was so random and a huge surprise! It’s been two years of planning but on December 5, 2014, Nicole and Mike secured that proposal.
One thing that was very memorable from the wedding ceremony was when Terry, The Wedding Gal, gave a special message to Nicole and Mike’s son. The message was a promise Nicole made in front of her guest that she would do everything in her power to provide for her new son.
The event took place at one of Edinburg’s best venues, Salon Real Del Valle. The day flowed so well because one of my previous clients and amazing friend Irma Garcia coordinated the whole event with her team. Irma owns a wedding coordinating business called Timeless Wedding & Events, which takes care of the logistics of your wedding day. And because Irma and her team did such a wonderful job with the decor, the scheduling, and the whole event, Nicole and Mike had a wonderful wedding.
Bride-To-Bride Advice: Nicole Sanchez-Blanco Says, “…don’t stress on the little things, nobody will notice them but you. …have a drink to relax a little. Get some comfortable shoes [bride and groom] and be happy.” If you are having a wedding and would like to find out more about our services please fill out the contact form below.
On May 15, 2013, I had the privilege to sit at a table full of the valley’s best vendors in the wedding industry. The meeting was held at The Wedding Gal in McAllen. Everyone was mingling and eating some delightful finger food provided by Terry, A Wonderful Wedding Wish coordinator. As I looked around, I saw the small chapel where Terry has performed intimate weddings. The room was draped in tulle. Images by Anahi Navarro hung on her walls giving the bright room a pop of color. There was a big anticipation in the room. Everyone was excited, then things went silent as Terry and Clara from Social Situations addressed the group. They told us the story about the couple. They were young and very much in love but limited on time. They had only one wish — to get married. That one wish was why we were all gathered at that table. Jessica Azua, the bride-to-be, had stage four terminal cancer.
Ben Briones Photography had the pleasure of donating a photo booth to Jessica and Tom’s wedding through A Wonderful Wedding Wish. My condolences go out to the family and friends affected by this tragedy. A huge thank you to my brother and sister in Christ, Aaron and Vanessa Euresti, who ran the photo booth for me on that day. Bless the hearts of all the vendors who made Jessica’s wedding come true. Yesterday was her last day with us but her first day in heaven.
John 14:27-29 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said,[a] ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I. 29 “And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.