When I first met Manuela, it was actually during an hour long phone call, and we pretty much hit it off at an instant! Her bubbly excited personality just brought me to the same level of excitement as we talked about her and Patrick’s wedding plans. Not to mention, the fact that she knew exactly what she was looking for! You could also say she melted my heart when she raved about how much she loved my work from day one! Getting to speak with someone already in love with what I do just made me that much more excited to help them capture their day!
But about why you’re actually here… Patrick and Manuela’s wedding day at COD Ranch!
For a something old, and something blue, Manuela wore Patrick’s grandmother’s wedding ring. We also chose not to have a first look with Patrick before the ceremony, so every time people would pass us by, the girls would have to help keep Manuela hidden!
They chose the celebrate their wedding day at COD Ranch, which brought Patrick and Manuela back to their home town with their closest friends and family.
As soon as “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis started playing, Patrick instantly had to say “Oh God, I’m going to end up crying…” and seeing Manuela as beautiful as all get out walking down the aisle didn’t help prevent that either! Patrick getting to see his almost wife walking down the aisle with his soon to be father-in-law was just perfect!
If you know these two, you’ll know that they’ve known each other literally their entire lives! ENTIRE LIVES YOU GUYS! Gah. Well, Manuela actually ended up moving out to LA for a few years, but when she moved back in 2009, they started dating. After that, I guess you could say… “the rest is history”?!
Can we talk about the fact that these two literally HIGH FIVED after signing their marriage contract? That’s some marriage goals right there! 😉
I also got to meet the chillest bridal party evaa!! Oh, and they did their own floral!
Getting to officially meet these two on their wedding day, I instantly understood it all. Their personalities were so in sync, and their laughter was so contagious! I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to spend the day with!
And onto the details of their cocktail hour!
The speeches were pretty stinking amazing, and Patrick’s best man had everyone rolling in their seats with laughter! If you were there… you know what he was talking out.. 😉
And last but not least…. DANCE TIME!! The bridal party came rolling in blinged out rap artist attire, and it was pretty much the best thing ever!
“Thank you for spicing up our special day!”
-Manuela + Patrick
Venue: The COD Ranch
DJ: The Main Event
Catering: The COD Ranch
Wedding Dress: Bella Lily Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom
Invitations/Programs: Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding Planner: Sierra Larance (coordinator)