They fell in love. When or how is all a beautiful blur. Manuel and Marla met when they were just 19 and 21, spending most of their date nights going to the movies, laughing and simply enjoying each others presence. Years passed and their love grew only stronger! Manuel had just completed his college degree after working at it and persevering for years, when he knew this was the right time to ask Marla one very important question. There was a big graduation party for Manuel, in which all of his family and many of their close friends were invited to. Marla had no idea that he had already told everyone who was coming to their house that day, that Manuel was going to propose! But that wasn’t all Manuel had been planning. Manuel had even reached out to Marla’s best girlfriends to make sure they would all be there, her parents who were in Mexico to see if they could catch an earlier flight back, and even Marla’s brother who was in Japan. Manuel knew how important this would be for Marla! When Manuel’s best friend, Carissa, gathered everyone together in the yard to give speeches, Marla went along telling everyone how proud she was of him, having no idea what was going to happen shortly! After his friends speech, it was Manuel’s turn and he lovingly talked about a few very important people in his life who shaped him to be who he is today. As Manuel turned to Marla, he got down on one knee with tears rolling down his face, he spoke from his heart… Manuel told Marla life without her would be incomplete. With equal amounts of tears running down Marla’s face, she happily said, YES to being Manuel’s bride! “It was one of the funnest summer celebrations we have ever had, dancing under the twinkle lights as we celebrated our love with our closest friends and family,” said Marla.

On October 14, 2017, friends and family made their way to a joyous celebration. Manuel and Marla hosted a stunning wedding filled with GOOD food, candles, laughter, delicious cupcakes, music and lots of dancing! They married at WithinSodo, with big city buildings and Seattle as their backdrop. With family and friends as their witnesses, Manuel and Marla promised each other to continue their love by sacrificing his/her other needs before their own. It was a beautiful and a completely magical day!

Manuel and Marla, I am so thankful that our roads crossed. You two are incredible. The love you have in your hearts, overflows and makes others want to have what you two have. Thank you so, so much for choosing me to document this special day in your lives! It was a complete honor, and it will be one I'll never forget. Wishing you both a lifetime of love, happiness and joy in one another! Blessings!


Photographer: Wild Grass Photography

Florist: Elaine White

Bridal Salon: Pearls and Lace

Menswear: Mens Wearhouse

Hair Stylist:  Esther Ruiz, Freelance Hair Stylist

Makeup Artist: Isabel Boyd, Freelance Makeup Artist

Cater: ShoobyDoo Catering

Wedding DJ: Groove Entertainment & DJ Drew Hobson (DJ Doughboy)

Wedding Rings: Fred Meyers Jewelry

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