From the Couple:
Emiline and Alvaro met on PlentyOfFish.com way before Tinder was trendy. After a couple of weeks of talking, Alvaro asked Emiline out on a date but she made up an excuse as to why she wasn’t available. Alvaro had given up on ever meeting in person, as this happened four more times: he’d ask and she’d bail. After convincing herself Alvaro wasn’t a serial killer, Emiline finally asked him on a date, promising not to bail and to pay the bill. Free meal… Alvaro was in!
The couple had their first date at Chili’s Bar & Grill in Corinth, Texas. Emiline pretended to be really into international soccer and Alvaro spoke with a distinctly deeper voice. She instantly fell in love with his pronunciation of words and confidence and he dug her quirky personality and smile. The two became “Facebook Official” after Alvaro came over to her house to watch a movie and asked her to help get the DVD out of his front seat. The “DVD” ended up being a dozen red roses.
This original bouquet was dried by Emiline and can still be found in a vase on top of the couple’s refrigerator to this day. A dozen red roses became a symbol in Emiline and Alvaro’s relationship. Whether it was a birthday, anniversary or just because, every bouquet Alvaro ever got her was dried and saved. The dried rose petals thrown by the flower girl’s in their wedding ceremony were petals from every bouquet Alvaro ever gave her.
Photographer: Shawna Hinkel Photography
Linens and Coverings:A-A Party & Tent Rental //Bakery:Claudia’s Cakes//Bridesmaid Dresses:David’s Bridal//Dress Designer:David’s Bridal//DJ:DJ Martin DeLeon //Makeup Artist:Kiss and Makeup//Hair Stylist:Old World Salons//Floral Designer: Out of the Garden//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Tuxedo Junction//Submitted via Two Bright Lights