Upon leaving for his study abroad trip in Barcelona, David told his mom he was going to find a Spanish wife. He found instead a Hispanic beauty from Texas who would steal his heart. David’s friend, Sonia, (who would later be Alyssa’s maid of honor!) was also on the trip, and as soon as David laid eyes on Alyssa, he begged Sonia to give him more info! “What is Alyssa doing?” “Where is Alyssa?” “Does Alyssa like me???” Their first official date was on a double date with friends in Barcelona, and since they were both from Austin and were both students at Texas State, their European summer romance had potential to become the real deal.
When they returned to the States, Alyssa and Dave continued their relationship until they formed the ultimate power couple as real estate agents together in Westlake. In July of 2016, the couple went on a trip with Alyssa’s family to the British Virgin Islands. David took Alyssa to stunning cave in the water where he asked her to be his wife. The only problem was that they were now swimming in a cave with a brand new diamond ring! Before they headed to the cave, the guide actually told them not to wear any jewelry, and now Alyssa found herself with a gorgeous new ring on her finger. She turned the ring so the diamond faced the inside of her hand, and put all nerves aside as they carefully swam out with it to go celebrate with her family.
Alyssa and David planned their romantic and classic wedding for May 13, 2017, with a ceremony at the Smith Family Chapel at Riverbend Church in Westlake, and a reception at the trendy Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt on Rainy Street in downtown Austin. We were blessed with the best weather Texas had to offer. Alyssa and David were calm and collected, but sweet, happy tears snuck in when Alyssa read David’s letter before the wedding ceremony. David and Alyssa are an absolutely perfect match: they are both kind and smart and driven. Alyssa and David, thank you so very much for having me photograph your day! It was an honor to capture the start of this beautiful marriage!!
Wedding Coordinator | Pearl Events Austin
Wedding Reception | Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
Wedding Ceremony | Smith Family Chapel
Florals | Bouquets of Austin
Makeup | Lola Beauty
Hair | Gabe Alvarez, Ron King Salon
Invitations | The Inviting Pear
Cake | Polkadots Cupcake Factory
Photo Booth | Annie Ray
Dress | Augusta Jones from Unbridaled
Suits | The Black Tux