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Photographer: Ling Photography:: Videographer: CnN :: Entertainment: Harmony Entertainment :: Bridal Gown: Alfred Angelo :: Officiant: Pastor Dave Hallstrom
Natalie and Travis wanted a beach-themed wedding and weren’t going to let Tucson’s landlocked status stop them. They brought the beach to the desert with tropical colors and flowers, flip flops, shells, and beach inspired attire. It was a light-hearted event- exactly as this fun couple envisioned.
What 3 words best describe your wedding? Funny, Loud, Personal
Something that really meant the world to me was having a piece of my deceased grandmother’s wedding dress wrapped around my bouquet. I carried it with me everywhere and had it in all my pictures. Also, all of my family lives in Indiana (other than my parents & sisters) and none of them could make it to the wedding, so we Skyped them in on a laptop to be there while I was getting ready and to watch the ceremony. They had everything on their end up on the TV so everyone could sit around the living room and watch. Definitely made me cry to be able to see them on my wedding day!
Natalie’s dad has quite a sense of humor: My dad walked me down the aisle, and before he gave me away to Travis, as a joke & surprise to me, he made Travis pay up. Travis walked up and started patting his pockets for money, pulled out a wad of $20 bills, his best man came up and handed my dad a $20. Everyone was dying laughing!!
Just look at this gorgeous couple!
The beach theme continued at the reception where place cards were made to resemble beach chairs alongside umbrellas- so cute!
Favorite memory from the day:
Natalie: There are too many favorite memories! I supposed my favorite memory would be when Travis and I cut the cake, we cut one slice and put it on a plate and then as we were cutting our second slice to feed to each other, I grabbed the slice he was cutting and smashed it in his face and ran away, and as I ran away he grabbed the slice that was on the plate and threw it at me. I of course came back to him and kissed his messy face, but I am pretty sure I won that one!
Travis: When we had our introduction into the reception room our bridal party was lined up on the dance floor in two lines facing each other and I ran out of the hallway into the room carrying my bride to “Sirius” by the Alan Parsons Project. Everyone was on their feet clapping and cheering and we ran through our bridal party and back again. It was awesome.
Sweetness: I surprised Travis and had recorded our first dance song at a studio prior to the wedding. The song I recorded was the first song Travis & I had ever danced to. As we were dancing, he figured out it was me singing and shouted “This is Natalie singing!”
Congratulations Natalie and Travis and thank you for sharing your day with us!
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