SWEET BEGINNINGS: Vanessa and Alvin met nine years ago during Freshman Orientation at the University of Louisiana Monroe. They learned each other’s names through an icebreaker activity and ended up sitting together at lunch. The couple started a conversation that day, and it hasn’t stopped since!
PERFECT PROPOSAL: Alvin flew to visit Vanessa after she moved to Indianapolis for medical school. The couple spent the day exploring and Alvin surprised her with dinner reservations at the Eagle’s Nest. During their romantic dinner, instead of the final course, the server returned to their table with a camera. And just as the sun was setting with a 360-degree skyline view of the city, Alvin got down on one knee and asked Vanessa to marry him.
HUES SHE USED: Once Vanessa looked in the mirror in her wedding dress, she was instantly inspired and knew what she wanted for her special day. She incorporated tones of ivory, blush and green with gold accents to create a gorgeous bohemian chic wedding.
BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS: Her gorgeous loose, organic cascading bridal bouquet featured beautiful, big mondial roses, white spirea, Queen Anne’s lace, jasmine vines, eucalyptus, Italian rescues and other greens.
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: For Alvin, proudly watching Vanessa walk down the aisle was undoubtedly the most precious and memorable moment. It felt like time stood still and all that mattered was his beautiful bride headed to join him in front of all their friends and family. For Vanessa, being able to dance with her dad during the father-daughter dance enabled her to relive incredible memories from years before dancing on her father’s feet to Bob Marley records!
VENDOR LOVE: Rosy Gaytan from Alba Rose Photography was more than just a photographer for Vanessa and Alvin. Rosy recommended a list of vendors for Vanessa to ensure their special day was a success. Vanessa considers her a part of her family!
Makeup | Beauty by Yari
Photography | Alba Rose Photography
other local vendors: The Butterfly Cake Factory • Larry Core • Celebration Event Rental • DJ Hutch Entertainment • Blowout Express • Texas Discovery Gardens • Robbins Brothers • Royal Faces-Brandie • Wild Rose Events & Floral Design