There are many reasons why this dreamy wedding at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, leaves you weak in the knees: the colors are rich, the location is whimsical, and the infusion of gorgeous cultural touches is the perfect nod to the Lone Star state. Not to mention, the bride is no stranger to the camera.
Marisa Quinn enjoyed success in the ever-popular Twilight movie, but in this shoot, she employs her beauty and poise to showcase a beautiful wedding scene in the butterfly garden. Her light brown hair is curled and a small floral accessory holds one side back. She dons a unique, lace halter-style dress complete with lace bands around the arms and a flattering open back.
To bring in some lively color to the location, she holds a bouquet full of wild and wonderful character. An inventive assortment of peonies, wildflowers, and thistle create this texture-filled dream of a bouquet tied with berry-colored ribbons.
The groom is styled in a more casual look, perfect for the Texas heat. A gray jacket, dark gray pants, light blue shirt, and brown shoes create a style that complements the bride’s bohemian flair.
A traditional mariachi band appears to fill the air with spirited music.
The bride takes no time to show off her best moves and twirl in her dress.
Down the center of a quiet path surrounded by native plants and wildlife, the couple sits down to a charming reception table for two. A Southwestern-style blanket covers a small buffet table and they’re offered samplings of olives, oils, meats, cheeses, and fruits atop decorative trays.
Their naked cake overflows with a cascade of flowers as it’s displayed on a wooden slat.
As the evening draws near and the sun begins to set, their table turns into a radiant display of candlelight – the perfect place to cap off a splendid day.
A day filled with butterflies is like a dream and this wedding offers amazing outdoor inspiration. It's a vision brought to life with a beautiful couple in a unique setting that sends our hearts aflutter.
Photographers: Alaa & Brenda Marzouk of Alaa Marzouk Photography Floral: Hayley Lindley (The Secret Garden Floral & Events) MUA: Priscilla Alejos de Borbolla Wedding Coordinator / Food Stylist: Iron & Lace Events Location: National Butterfly Center