It started as a fiesta themed going away party with their closest friends and family!
Dan and Doug pulled off the most amazing surprise just days before they moved from Ohio to New Mexico! The two had looped in a small number of family members to help them pull off their dream surprise wedding perfectly disguised as a fiesta! From the taco truck to the margarita machine, these two had coordinated the best going away party for a beautiful Saturday in August to celebrate their upcoming move! As the guests arrived, it was clear none of them had any idea they were truly here to witness the nuptials of these two prior to their departure! After hello's, grabbing beverages, and appetizers everyone settled in near the pool for a champagne toast for the couple, as the two raised their glasses and thanked everyone for their attendance, they mentioned they had one more thing they needed to do before they left town, and it was to get married in front of all of their favorite people. The crowd cheered, toasts were made, and the Mayor of Bexley, Ben Kessler, met Dan and Doug at beautifully decorated patio for their ceremony.
As the two said their "I Do's" surrounded by their family and friends, their love was so apparent. Hand written vows brought tears to our eyes and warmed hearts across their audience. This day was truly a celebration of taking their next step in life together, in a new city with a partner for life. I'm so thankful I was able to meet Dan and Doug and so happy I was able to photograph their day!