Sam + April | An Elegant Golden Drenched Wedding at Grace Gardens | El Paso, Texas

If you ever wondered what a wedding would look like between someone that works for Apple + a barista for Starbucks - look no further!

These two met working in the mall when Sam made a trip over to Starbucks where he’d buy coffee just to be able to talk to April. Eventually he worked up the nerve to ask her out (those jitters are real y’all!), they hit it off instantly. Judging by their interactions together, you can tell their connection is filled with adventure, laughter, + a consistent aim for living life to the fullest.

With the beginning focus on family, the ceremony was reserved for their closest loved ones. Intimate, sweet, + at the PERFECT time. Seriously, the sun was shining through the pergola so beautifully during the ceremony it was something out of a movie production. With a lasso ceremony + vows that had everyone smiling through tears, these two made it official & couldn’t help but snag another big smooch as they were walking back down the aisle.

Greeted with hugs galore these two dashed off for family portraits, portraits with their bridal party, then sunset/blue hour portraits together. The sunset was so insane that we just had to grab some after it had fully set with the reflections on the water. As the time neared closer to their reception, it was time to greet everyone + relax during cocktail hour as their grand entrance inched closer.

With their party approaching, it came time for their friends, co-workers, + more loved ones to arrive to join in on the celebration. With the party getting started, they shared their first dance, before opening up the dance floor to all of their guests to dance the night away!

Here’s a handful of some of my favorite images from their day!


Venue: Grace Gardens

Gown: Ella Blu

Suit: Men’s Wearhouse

Shoes + Jewelry: Badgley Mischka

Second Photographer: Amanda O’Neill

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