I was contacted by April's sweet cousin Lucy a couple months before the wedding. Her cousin was getting married, and the family wasn't going to let her get married without a wedding celebration. Having no kids of my own and watching my nieces and nephews grow up, Lucy and I immediately connected and understood what she wanted for her cousin. I have never been given as a gift, but Lucy expressed how much April loved taking pictures.
Unlike any of my brides, I had never met April until the day of the wedding. This presented its own challenges however she was a super easy-going bride and was up for whatever the family wanted. All that was on her mind was marrying her best friend and #mcm (...but #everyday of course). J+A had their ceremony at Scenic Springs. April got ready in the bridal suite upstairs while Josue along with his father and best friend prepared downstairs. The ceremony proved to be one of the most emotional I've seen yet. Of course, I get tearful at every wedding, but those father-daughter / father-son moments got me all choked-up. April's father managed to hold it together as he said a few words before the vows. Josue + April vowed to be each other's everything before their exclusive group of friends and family and sealed it with a kiss. They walked back down the aisle as husband and wife to Grease's "You're the One That I Want".
The newly wed's reception reminded me of our own little wedding. It took place in the banquet room of Matamoros Restaurant y Cantina. The most important people were there, and the food was delicious. April was a tough little cookie and refused to surrender to her tears during the first dances, but was all joy and giggles as she danced with her man.
Josue and April decided on having what I call a honeymoon "stay-cation" as April recently got accepted into a student nursing program.
J+A, I wish you the very best! The evening flashed before us and was gone like a lightening bolt. It was my greatest pleasure to photograph your irreplaceable memories. Love is unlike anything in this world when you are young. Thanks for letting me tag along on your special day! <3
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First Dance as Mr + Mrs Sorto
Oh Ehm Gee... Cake!