April 22, 2016
Symbols of Love
Eric, an oil and gas salesman, and Jennifer, a 4th Grade school teacher, were set up by mutual friends when Eric moved to Houston. Their first date was at Double Trouble Caffeine and Cocktails, where they had a few drinks, played some games and fell head over heels for each other! One night Eric made a very early dinner reservation, which caught Jennifer off guard and made her a bit curious. While she was rushing to get ready for their 5 o’clock reservation, Eric started browsing through some engagement rings online asking her opinions on them when he found one she might like. While Jennifer was distracted looking at rings, Eric sneaked up behind her and said “What about this one?” When she turned around, she was completely surprised to find him down on one knee presenting her with a beautiful engagement ring. That night, they enjoyed an incredible dinner and flew to Los Angeles the next day to celebrate their engagement.
While searching for the perfect wedding venue, Jennifer and Eric looked everywhere, from five-star hotels to a “chic barn.” They didn’t find the perfect fit until they looked at Agave Estates, a stunning Spanish villa on 30 beautiful acres in Katy, Texas. They fell in love with the ambiance of this venue instantly. With its old world, rustic charm, it reminded Jennifer of her Grandpa’s house back in Mexico. They felt it represented them perfectly.
Jennifer walked down the aisle in a beautiful off-white on beige gown Pronovias Tibet gown from Weddings by Debbie. Her favorite blue shoes and a string of pearls, special mementos given to her by Eric, tied everything together as she made her incredible debut. Lee, one of the mutual friends that brought them together, officiated the wedding which made for a beautifully intimate ceremony. Edible Designs by Jessie created a sumptuous 4-tier cake that was filled with delicious white chocolate and raspberry and crowned with a Texas-shaped cake topper. The couple really had fun with the Old Mexico theme, hiring mariachis for cocktail hour, giving Mexican-themed gift bags, and decorating the venue with colorful, bold flower bouquets. The bridal party even gave out masks and miniature sombreros to the guests while they were dancing, which gave the reception a playful atmosphere they all enjoyed.
Jennifer and Eric went island-hopping along the exotic coast of Thailand for their honeymoon, kayaking in beautiful turquoise waters, hiking limestone cliffs, and playing alongside the elephants.
By Stephanie DiCiro
Photos: Lulu Lopez Photography
Write your own vows for the ceremony! It was a little nerve-racking, but it was totally unique and [made it] a super special moment. So many guests commented on how much they enjoyed hearing our vows. We’re really glad we did it – and we kept them to read again in the future!