Debbie and Johnny may have started their relationship on different continents, but that was no match for this couple as they have trotted across the globe together! They ultimately settled in Texas alongside both of their families, and chose to hold an intimate wedding in Grapevine’s The Laurel. Sarah of Keestone Events crafted a romantic and classic wedding with a modern twist. Debbie loves neutral feminine colors and selected a peach and blush palette with pops of gold and sage, and Petals Couture created lovely garden-style arrangements to accentuate the dramatic ballroom. Debbie’s Justin Alexander gown is positively stunning, and her maids selected pink frocks from Azazie. Photography was incredibly important to the couple, and the fine art style of Allen Tsai was a perfect match – we are smitten!
In their own words
How did you meet?
We met through mutual friends after Christmas service in 2015. After frequent hangouts, we started showing interests for each other. I left for Dubai for a job shortly after we started dating so we’ve been mostly doing long distance. A year and a half later, I moved back to the states so we can be closer to each other!
What is your proposal story?
We decided to do a Europe trip to celebrate my birthday and do a first international trip together! Since I was in Dubai and Johnny was in Dallas, we met up in Barcelona. Johnny told me that he made a reservation at a fancy restaurant for my birthday. That was all the information he gave me. We found ourselves at a nice restaurant with an overview of the harbor on one side and the entire city on the other. After our 6-course meal, he excused himself to go to the restroom. When he came back, I looked up and he was holding a plate of dessert with a bouquet of flowers! I thought it was a part of my birthday surprise, but after I read the note on the flowers I saw him on one knee asking me to be his wife. It was truly an unforgettable and memorable birthday.
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
We both agreed that the food was the most important part of the wedding. Another one was photography. Photographs last a lifetime and it was important for me to choose a photographer who shared the same vision as me. I wanted our wedding photos to include a lot of natural lighting with airy and romantic atmosphere.
What were your favorite parts of the day?
My favorite part of the day was getting ready with my wedding party. We shared so many great moments and laughter and all of us became even closer than before.
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