I met Whitney a few years ago, at a youth ministry class, I remember she had signed up late or something (and actually never finished it, ha!), but both my sister and I who were in that same class were just happy there was another person our age.
But boy if we knew what was coming...
Early December of last year, Whitney messaged me on one of my thousands of Instagram accounts, and asked for pricing and packages (may have included a kissy face and a heart eyes emoji). After about a month of back and forth on all three of my Instagram account DMs (makes it very hard to go back and find the details of this story), Whitney sent me this message:
"I'M SO EXCITED YOU'RE DOING THIS. For real though. You know how much I love pictures! I was so stressed out about getting somebody who I would actually like the pictures with! And I'm over here stressing out and I'm like, I should see if Rachel will come and do them! I can't believe this worked out! But I'm so relieved and excited!"
If you don't know Whitney, you don't know one of the most alive and stunning souls. She is so full of life and love and she shows that love to people so freely. Watching her on her wedding day was like watching one of those movies where the main character is so sweet that you sense the ending is going to be sad because you know the world just doesn't deserve a soul like theirs...but Whitney's day had only tears of happiness and joy, and so many people she had shared much love with, watched her and Daniel unite their love and selves together for eternity.
I know Whitney has been trying to wait so patiently for this day, when she finally gets her photos, so if your eyes aren't blurry with tears yet, they are about to be when you see both Whitney and Daniel's love shine through these photos.
And since I know she has been on the edge of her seat to see these, without further ado, I present Whitney and Daniel Mondragon, married May 15th 2018.
Bride’s Dress – Suzanne’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes – Minnetonka
Bride’s Hairpiece – Suzanne’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s gowns – Azazie
Bridesmaids Jewelry – handmade Native American earrings
Hair stylist – Valencia Bridal
Makeup artist – Valencia Bridal
Flowers – Lena’s Flowers and Gifts
Ceremony Venue – Noah’s event venue
Celebrant/Officiant –Christopher Youssi