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Meant to Meet, a Multicultural Wedding At The Falls

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March 20, 2018

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Mario & Alexis’s Wedding Highlights & Love Story

Meant to Meet, a Multicultural Wedding At The Falls

” Mario and I met on the first day of our junior year of college. Mario had been at Grand Canyon University since his freshman year and I had just transferred to GCU from North Dakota. I moved to Arizona only knowing my brother and Grandpa out there. I had all the intentions of using this year to make new friends and adjust to this new place. When I was walking back from class with my roommate on our first day, we were approaching our apartment building on campus, when Mario and his roommate were just leaving to go to the gym. My roommate and Mario and his roommate were mutual friends and wanted to saw hello to each other to catch up on how their summers went.

Mario gave me a hug hello and it sounds silly, but it was the BEST hug I had ever received. From the moment I met Mario, I knew he was something special what’s crazy is that Mario says the same thing, he knew when he met me that we were going to be together.

Mario always says that we were meant to meet that day.

His roommate was running late and Mario was supposed to be at the gym much earlier. The evening we met, I ask my roommate to tell me about that Mario guy we had met earlier on. The next day, Mario had a class with my roommate and made sure he found a spot right next to her so that he could ask about me. My roommate, knowing I was interested in Mario too, invited Mario and his roommates over that evening! We hit it off and have been together ever since!”

Is this a totally romantic story or what? I asked Alexis to share how they met, fell in love, and how they plan to keep their marriage strong. I think this story is so romantic and meant to be.  It’s also similar to how my husband and I met about 15 years ago! I love it!
Alexis says, “Mario and I plan to keep our marriage strong by constantly communicating with each other, putting each other first, making time for each other, and by keeping Christ in our relationship.”
I love that the bride & groom each brought aspects of their family traditions and cultures to the wedding day. The gorgeous Falls Event Center in Gilbert was the backdrop for this wedding. It was a day full of different cultural traditions. Everything from the gorgeous and holy Catholic ceremony to the festive cocktail hour featuring a lively mariachi band and pinata. There was also delicious German deserts and mash-up first dance combo with the polka!

A beautiful multicultural wedding for a beautifully diverse couple.

Every detail of the Sassy Soirees organized event, from the theme, color pallet, drop dead gorgeous florals by WildFlower AZ to Alexis’s dreamy Wedding Belle’s gown was perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing!

This couple was totally meant to meet that one fine day. I am thrilled to have been apart of the past year of their lives, and many more to come.
Enjoy this feature, “Meant to Meet, a Multicultural Wedding At The Falls” and leave the couple some love in the comments. Scroll to the bottom for all the lovely vendors who came together to make Alexis & Mario’s wedding vision come to life.
If you didn’t get a chance to see Mario & Alexis’s Engagement check that out HERE.

Meant to Meet, a Multicultural Wedding At The Falls

Vendor Love: It Takes a Village to Make a Wedding Dream Come To Life.
Below is a list of the amazing hand-picked team that came together to help Mario & Alexis’s wedding vision a reality.

Photography:

Fully Alive Photography
@fullyalivephotography #fullyalivephotography

Planner:

Sassy Soirees
@sassysoirees

Venue:

Falls Event Center in Gilbert
@thefallseventcenter     @thefallsweddings

Ceremony:

St Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Florist:

The Wildflower Az

@thewildfloweraz

Stationer:

Beautiful Wedding Announcements

@beautifulweddingannouncements

DJ & Mariachi Band

Got You Covered

@gotyoucoveredmusic

Hair Stylist:

Ashley Petty

@ashpettyhair

Makeup Stylist:

Amanda Victoria Beauty

@amandavictoriabeauty

Wedding Gown:

Wedding Belles Az

@weddingbellesaz

Bridesmaids:

David’s Bridal

Men’s Wear:

Men’s Warehouse

Rings:

Jared’s

Catering:

Le Fox Catering

@lefoxcatering

Bartender:

Raise The Bar

@raise_the_bar_bartending

Cake/Cupcakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes

@nothingbundtcakes

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