Mica is special. And not just because she is poised, kind, caring, funny, intelligent and beautiful. She is also my cousin (well...my husband's cousin...but I claim her as my own). She and Giorgio met on a cruise many moons ago. They connected instantly and have been inseparable since. When she told me she was engaged last year, I immediately offered to help her plan. We had so much fun working on this wedding together. The results of our many months of planning and Holly's (another STC coordinator ... she is fantastic) excellent day-of execution are pictured below. All of these pictures were taken by Stacy & Stan Cross less than two weeks ago (impressive). Do NOT miss the paragraph on her below. She is worth reading about.
Now, typically, I list the cast of vendors without much comment. For this one though, everything was too amazing not to comment on. First and foremost: Stacy Cross - photographer extraordinaire. Mica fell in love with Stacy's work after she took pictures of my newborn daughter in 2007. She has been a loyal blog-follower since. She knew back then that she wanted Stacy to photograph her wedding, and 4.5 years later ... that is exactly what happened. Stacy "knocked it out of the park." I don't think these pictures could have turned out any more beautiful. If you don't know Stacy - you need to. I am honored to call her a friend, and feel so blessed that she came into my life.
And then the flowers. Oh the flowers. Lisa Tran with The Blooming Gallery (formally Wedding Flowers by Lisa) is, hands down, one of the best florists I have ever had the privileged of working with. The flowers made the decor. Without a doubt. Guests talked all night about how beautiful they were. I found myself starring at them all night. They took my breath away! Not one stem in Lisa's work is artificial....or imperfect, for that matter. She is a perfectionist down to the last detail, and it shows in every event she has ever worked with me. Plus she is one of the nicest people I have ever met.
The Bell Tower on 34th Street (reception venue), Susie's Cakes (you can not find a better tasting cake in Houston), LG Entertainment (dj & lighting), Avalon Music (mariachis) were all fantastic as well. They went above and beyond to make sure Mica had a fantastic time. I have worked with them over-and-over again, and I look forward to every event I do with them.
Mica & Giorgio - I can't wait to watch our children play together one day :-) I wish you a lifetime of happiness, and hope that you get everything your heart desires.