ardala&matthias {wedding} double creek crossing, college station, texas

The day after Ardala & Matthias met, he called her to ask her out to dinner that night. While on their second date (literally the next day) someone asked them how long they had been married.

Ardala & Matthias' wedding was so much fun & such a joy to be a part of! They did a spectacular job of combining their two cultures (Brazil & Germany) with a little sprinkle of Texas.

I want to point out that Ardala designed & made her own wedding dress. It was simply stunning.

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To start the day off with a bang, the beautiful couple opted to see each other.

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In addition to her wedding dress (as if that wasn't enough), Ardala designed all of the signage throughout the wedding. 

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For me, the highlight of the night was their wonderfully choreographed & beautifully executed first dance. Nailed it.

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Venue // Double Creek Crossing
Wedding Dress // designed & made by the bride
Bridesmaids’ Dresses // custom made in Brazil
Bride & Bridesmaids’ Shoes // Le Lanfredi
Hair Stylist // Allure Salon
Suits // custom made in US & Germany
Florist // Unforgettable Floral
Catering, Cheesecake, Cupcakes, & Cake Balls // D'Vine Cuisine
Macarons // Sucré
Cake Topper // Ready Go Wedding Co.
DJ // Greenbelt DJ
Bartender // Luke's Bartender
Stringed Quartet // Brazos Valley Stringed Quartet
Invites & STD // Wedding Paper Divas
Decoration/Lights rentals // Details Party Rentals
All Signage // DIY the bride