A gentle breeze made the eucalyptus leaves shimmer in the warm spring sun…
It was truly a beautiful day for two beautiful people. Under a grapevine adorned with peonies and garden roses, Heather and Gabriel reached for each other. It was here, standing next to their best friends (also D&D group members) that they would promise to always love one another. They would promise to always be loyal, to always love and support each other, to achieve their dreams, and always strive to be the best version of themselves.
Later, at their reception, Gabriel’s Abuela (married for 68 years!) was asked about her advise for the couple. When she answered, I couldn’t hold back the tears. Her words were simple. She said that though they will struggle, they should never stop lifting each other up and up. For me, that’s truly the most beautiful and pure version of what a marriage is about. Lifting each other up, rising to challenges together, and helping one another become the best version of yourself. What a gift it was to hear her words and for that reminder.
As a couple, Heather and Gabe are caring and considerate. They really go the extra mile when it comes to loving their family and friends. I’ve honestly never encountered a more considerate bride – every guest and staff member was cared for and prepared for in advance. From thoughtful details to kind gestures… all on a day when WE were there to care for THEM… it was a beautiful thing and moving to witness! Together these two deserve a world of happiness and a lifetime of living their best lives together.
Heather and Gabe,
Thank you for letting us be a small part of your incredible wedding day. It was an incredible honor to watch you make those promises to one another and I know great things are in store for you both! I cant wait to see where life takes you and I hope our paths cross again soon.
Love & appreciation, ~M
P.S. – Have an extra pint at the Green Dragon for me!
Photography & Videography: Megan Lee Photography
Second Shooter: Lisa Ruschioni
DJ: Dave Greenwood, DiJital Engagement
Florist: Celi Patino, Victoria’s Garden
Cake: Creative Cakes in Orange
Caterer & Venue: Alta Vista Country Club
Dress: Essense of Australia from Pebbles Bridal
Makeup Artist: Brittany Norton
Hairstylist: Brittany Norton
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