My latest Dallas wedding was amazing.

I just have to start off by saying that I L.O.V.E. traditional Mexican weddings.  I love them!  I love everything from the full mass (as long as I can move around some) right down to all the festivities at the reception.  I love the food, the atmosphere, and especially all of the excitement and emotion involved with traditional Mexican weddings.  Everyone is so happy, and the outpouring of love makes the night even more special.

Zuri & Eric’s wedding was no exception.

I met Zuri & Eric at a bridal show a few months ago.  They had been engaged for a year, but didn’t think that the planning process would be quite so involved.  They came to my booth back in August and said that their wedding was October 25.  I thought, “Oh, OK.  So we have a little more than a year.”  They said, “No.  THIS October.”  =)  They were just so sweet and we clicked instantly.  They ended up booking me that night.  The next few weeks were a whirlwind of activity, as we got their engagement pictures and her bridals.  I am so excited to finally be able to share some of them.

Here are the pictures that we took during their super-fun engagement session at the ATT Performing Arts, the Windspear Opera House.

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We did Zuri’s bridals just a couple weeks before her wedding.  We were really needing an indoor location, so we decided to go to her mom’s office at Make A Wish Foundation.  It was a beautiful location with a Spanish feel that goes right along with her wedding.  Check out the gorgeousness…

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This is my first ever attempt at using textures in Photoshop.  This was the perfect picture to play with, too.  I think it came out pretty neat.  Thoughts??

Las Colinas Bridal Session at Make A Wish Foundation

Ok, now on to the main feature… Zuri and Eric’s beautiful wedding.

They got married at their church in Dallas, Saint Bernard Catholic Church.  The church was so beautiful!  They had a full mass ceremony.  The best part of a full mass is that we have plenty of time to take lots of amazing pictures.  I had my super-awesome second shooter, Jessica Rambo with me and we had so much fun creating gorgeous images of their wedding day.

Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas

This stained-glass window just made me totally giddy!  I LOVE the beautiful colors!Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas

Isn’t Zuri just stunning???

Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas

She gave her mom and dad a gift.

Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas

Eric looks so handsome in this picture!

Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas

I don’t normally put pictures of the parents coming down the aisle in my blog post, but I just loved the look that Zuri’s parents shared while walking down the aisle.Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas

Eric’s reaction to seeing his beautiful wife for the first time…Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas

See the pride in the parents’ faces as they watch Zuri and Eric exchange vows…Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding ceremony at Saint Bernard Catholoic church in Dallas Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson

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Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson

The reception was held at the gorgeous Canyon Creek Country Club.  So beautiful…Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in RichardsonTraditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson

What I love the most about Mexican weddings would be all the awesome traditions that they have.  The Dollar Dance is among my favorite traditions =)

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Zuri was so afraid of having them throw Eric into the air because she didn’t want him to fall.  It is believed that if he fell, that would be bad luck for their marriage.  He did not fall, so Zuri and Eric will have a long and happy marriage =)Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson Traditional Mexican wedding reception at Canyon Creek Country Club in RichardsonI am so happy for Zuri and Eric.  What started out as “Zuri Missouri” in school has lead to a very happy ending.  I wish you two all the best in the world (and lots and lots of babies in the future)  =)

 

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