Wedding Date: December 11th 2018
By Ainsley Mandell
Alexander Cross Photography
I had planned for us to take couples pictures in December, but kept having to reschedule because of the rain. On December 13th, 2015, we decided to take our pictures inside at the Museum of Natural Science. My friend took pictures of us in the butterfly garden and captured the moment when I turned around to see Diego down on one knee. The best part of it was that he proposed to me with his grandmother’s diamond in a new setting, making it even more meaningful.
How they met:
We knew of each other in middle school and occasionally talked to each other in the hallway once we got to high school. We shared mutual friends but never truly had the opportunity to get to know each other until we both attended Stephen F. Austin after high school. We became close, but never treated each other as anything but friends until several people pointed out to us how compatible we were, and we finally realized that we liked each other. We had our first date during the summer of 2012 and began to fall in love.
Wait to pick your bridesmaids. It’s worth the wait to see who truly cares about you and who is interested in helping you plan your wedding. Create a binder and stay organized with what has been completed and what still needs to be done. Leave space in your budget to go on your Honeymoon. Finally, I definitely suggest taking a premarital class. We took a class through our church and have a couple that mentors and helps us with the challenges married life brings.