Who says that having a small wedding in the midst of a pandemic means it can’t be extraordinarily beautiful! Sarah & Tyler did just that, and we have to say – it’s one of our favorite small weddings that we’ve seen this year! Check out all this floral beauty and gorgeous couple in the most serene setting with their closest people! 🙂
How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another?
One of Sarah’s closest friends, Taylor, introduced us because she thought we would be perfect together. We were in college at the time and lived in different cities, Sarah in San Antonio and Tyler in Houston. The first time we met was in College Station at our friend Taylor’s place. We were both very skeptical before meeting because Taylor had given us such high expectations of each other beforehand. We had such good conversation that night and really hit it off. We couldn’t wait for the next time we would get to see each other.
Tell us a funny story relating to your wedding day or relationship!
Since we lived in different cities for the first two years of our relationship finishing up school, we would take the Megabus to see each other on the weekends. There was one weekend all the direct routes were booked up so Sarah booked a 9 hour one way trip that went to the border of Mexico first, and then to Houston just so she could get there Friday night instead of Saturday.
Describe a hurdle you had to overcome in your relationship or during your wedding planning.
We were originally going to get married on Lake Como June 10th 2020, but due to the coronavirus we had to push that out a year. We still wanted to get married this year and do something special so we ended up doing an intimate ceremony at McGovern Centennial Gardens. It ended up being so perfect and we are both actually really happy we did this first before our wedding celebration next year!
What part of your wedding day was/is most important to you?
For Tyler his favorite moment was seeing me for the first time walking down the aisle. The most important thing to me was being able to exchange our personal vows to each other. It was so sweet and emotional and something I wish I could relive a million times over.
What is the best thing you’ve learned from one another?
Trust, doing long distance made us realize that we have trust each other’s intentions with our relationship from the beginning. We would sometimes go a month or more in between being able to see each other, and establishing that trust has only made us that much stronger in our marriage.
What is your favorite thing about each other?
My favorite thing about Sarah is how loving and nurturing she is, she always puts others needs above her own. My favorite thing about Tyler is how goofy he is, he’s always doing something to make me laugh and it makes our relationship really fun.
What was your favorite part about planning your wedding?
We get to have two! We are so excited to have our big celebration next year in Italy, and also so happy we were still able to get married this year. The ceremony we had this year was planned last minute, since our Italy wedding had to be moved, but it turned out more beautiful than I ever could have imagined thanks to our awesome vendors.
If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be?
Never become complacent, it’s so easy to fall into a pattern or take little things for granted.
What is the most honest thing you can say about love?
It is a choice, you have to choose each day to love that person. When you make a commitment to love someone forever, you are making a choice to love an imperfect person through the good and the bad. Real love is facing the obstacles life throws at you together.
Photographer: Stephania Campos / Venue: Centennial Gardens / Stylist / Planner / Designer: Piper & Muse Events / Floral Designer: Bramble and Bee / Makeup Artist: Adorne Artistry / Hair Stylist: Adorne Artistry / Wedding Submission Services: Published + Pretty