• Ariana Ortega

September 25, 2016 <3

I did a poll on Instagram to see what my next blog post should be about and yall voted to see who I used for my very own wedding! The wedding planning process was fun but also very stressful. If I could go back, and had the money, I would've hired someone to plan it all for me!! I love that you guys are interested in my life and for me to share moments like these with yall, not just of my clients. Get ready for some word vomit and picture overload!! I will leave all my vendors contact information at the bottom of the blog post :)

A little back story...

My husband and I have known each other since we were about 10 years old.

We used to attend the same church, but my husbands family was very fickle about where to call their home church. Frank and I lost touch and reconnected on Myspace when I started high school (yes THOSE Myspace days lol) and when we were both Seniors in high school (and had moved onto Facebook), he decided to attend my church again. We dated for about a year and a half before I got pregnant with our daughter, and then spent 4 years apart after her birth. After lots of crazy things that happened in between (too much to tell and I don't want to go into detail lol), we got back together and were engaged February 2016.

We didn't want a long engagement, and we knew we were always meant to be together. We did get married through the court first in March so we could move in together but didn't have the big celebration with everyone until September of 2016. You could say our testimony is a little crazy... Maybe one of these days I will share my engagement video/pictures with yall as well <3

If we had had a longer engagement I would've planned a lot better! We were actually supposed to get married outside of the barn, but it rained the night before and the day of like crazy!! It was around the same time that Hurricane Irma was going to hit Florida, which is also the reason why we didn't get to take our honeymoon trip to the Florida Keys :( We still haven't gone on our honeymoon, but we are hopeful to go somewhere before the year ends!

Our wedding was not exactly my Pinterest wedding board but it was pretty darn close and I am so happy with how everything turned out!! A Special thanks to everyone who contributed <3 Venue- The Milestone in Aubrey, TX Photographers- A Nomadic Love, Carly and Elliot are FANTASTIC! My Makeup- Priscilla Olivas Unity Cross- Love Has Won Designs

My Wedding Band/My Husbands- Zales and Amazon Floral/Decor- Coco Fleur Events, Lisa was AMAZING she did the florals and the big LOVE light up letters as well as all the decor on the tables and the ceremony. Bridal Bouquet- Eco Flower, I wanted something different and light. This company is so cool! They use old books and recycled items to make bouquets! My daughters Flower Girl Dress- Olivia Kate Couture on Etsy My Bridal Gown- Thank you to my parents, Terry Costa and Maggie Sottero Designs

Bridesmaids Gowns-

Food- Woody B's BBQ, located in Richardson, TX

Cake- Tango Bakery in Garland, TX

Groom/Groomsmen Outfits- Express

Guestbook Blanket-

Cupcakes- Sam's Club My "Something Blue" Boots- Country Outfitter DJ/MC- Fernando Aguirre from Complete Weddings + Events DFW Officiant- Juan Castro, my uncle who is also a Pastor Calligraphy Signs- Casey Clackler, an old friend of mine from elementary school who is super talented Small Decor- Hobby Lobby and Etsy Sparklers-

You can find all of these amazing vendors online or on social media. I hope this helps you all planning your wedding days, and you got to know a little bit more about me! Thank you for reading <3

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