November 14, 2015
Since Jennifer, a social media specialist, and Alex, a graphic designer for the Houston Astros, both work in the digital marketing world, they naturally connected online. A little over a year after their first date, Alex wanted to recreate the magic of that very evening. On the night of their first date, they ended up at an empty and dark Minute Maid Park stadium with the roof open, sitting in the empty stands and talking for hours. But this time he had something else in mind.
As Alex took Jennifer to the dugout, beautiful music filled the stadium and a slideshow telling the story of their relationship popped up on the Jumbotron. The last slide said, “So… Jennifer Sanchez…” and she turned around to see Alex on one knee! These U of H Alumni had an easy choice selecting the University of Houston chapel, with its beautiful cathedral ceiling and illuminating windows for their ceremony. Minute Maid Park will always be special place in their hearts along with their love of the Houston Astros. This made it an easy and obvious choice for their reception. Jennifer took everyone’s breath away in a classic, elegant gown from Allure Bridal’s Romance Collection found at Marry Go Round Bridal. Their love of football was evident in their custom cakes from Village Bakery, which were decorated with their favorite team’s football helmets along with their preferred cake flavors inside. The couple provided cake balls, an ice cream sundae bar (which served ice cream scoops in small, plastic Houston Astros caps) and homemade Mexican sweet cookies. Alex designed their invitations, logos, programs, signs, and everything in-between. The bouquet toss and garter throw took place on the field where the guests had the opportunity to take pictures. The couple had their guests RSVP completely online and didn’t do a registry at any stores. However, they set up a “honeymoon fund” to help finance their excursions. Financed by their “honeymoon fund,” Jennifer and Alex were able to take a cruise to Yucatan and Cozumel.
By Stephanie DiCiro
Photos: Happy Day Media (Andy and Carrie Schneider)
Stay off Pinterest. Seriously. Think about what will make your wedding unique and true to you and your spouse. Our guests may not have remembered our beautiful centerpieces, but they will remember the football helmet cakes, how we wrote our own vows, and how they got to go out on the field and learn why Minute Maid Park is so special to us. Make the wedding unique for the both of you! We wanted people to walk away feeling like they knew us, our lives, and our love story better.