We had such an amazing time at this Laguna Gloria Wedding!! We had the chance to work with some of our favorite vendors! We have to say how honored we are that Mikala and Danny chose us to photograph their wedding, being photographers themselves, it really means a lot that they chose us to document their day. The day could not have been any more perfect, thanks to the amazing Meredith with Crave Catering.
It was one of the coldest days of the year, but it did not matter to these two! They are such an amazing couple, and braved the cold for their pictures. Once they saw each other for the first look, they were inseparable. Mikala and Danny, we loved photographing you both! We cannot wait for the next session!!
From our Laguna Gloria Couple:
My mom was pushing me to find a boyfriend (even though I wasn’t really looking) and asked if there was anyone on my soccer team that I could date—I told her everyone was married, except for Danny but I think he has a girlfriend. I was wrong. He just has a sister that liked to come to our soccer games. Long story short, we ended up hanging out and I found out that he also has a crazy obsession with the Smashing Pumpkins. Soccer AND the Smashing Pumpkins? What more could a girl ask for?? I remember that first night we hung out Danny said he was going to marry me. And look at us now, getting married! I couldn’t ask for a more perfect soul mate.
My entire life was built on the premise that I would one day meet the woman of my dreams. This said woman will be a fan of Smashing Pumpkins, Built to Spill, and play soccer with me. Really. When I finished nursing school in Galveston, I was on my way to joining the Air Force and moving to San Antonio. At the last second my gut instinct told me to not do it. It told me to move to Austin and that’s what I did. I had lived in Austin for a couple of years when my instinct started talking to me again and it told me to join the Austin co-ed soccer league. I never really believed in God and I was never really spiritual, but for some reason I just knew in my heart that I would meet the woman of my dreams on this team. When I met Mikala I knew immediately that she was someone I wanted to be around. We hit it off immediately, as I could never get the ball around her on the soccer field. At practice she would always laugh every time I would get the ball because she knew that she would eventually take it away from me. When I finally got to hang out with Mikala outside of soccer, I found out that she was a huge fan of Smashing Pumpkins. It was at that moment that I knew we would be getting married one day. Everything about her was perfect. It was at that moment that I finally met the woman of my dreams.
Proposal: We were on a cruise with my whole family for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. Danny had my mom an step dad write in the sand “I love you, you’re my best friend, will you marry me?”– we went for a walk on the beach and I saw it and my step dad handed Danny the ring and I started crying– so much that Danny tells everyone I never actually said yes, I just nodded me head. The best part was that my brother was there filming the proposal and my whole family was able to participate.
Most of our wedding planning was centered around just wanting to have a good time. Going into it we didn’t really have any colors or theme or style picked out. We just knew that we wanted to enjoy our day and that we wanted to have the BEST vendors possible. I mean if you’re going to do it you might as well do it right.
What was the groom’s #1 absolute must have? Great food and alcohol.
What was the bride’s #1 absolute must have? Amazing photos– which meant good lighting, decor, etc. and the best photographers.
Laguna Gloria Wedding Vendors
Photo: Forever Photography … Video: 1023 Media… Flowers: Exquisite Petals… Event Designer/Planner: Meredith w/ CRAVE… MUA: Maris Malone Calderon Makeup Artistry… Hair: Jen Hoover w/ Pearl Salon… Music: Greenbelt D.J… Ceremony and Reception site: Laguna Gloria… Cake: Delish Bakery… Caterer: Crave… Wedding Gown: Lazaro…