Ronald and Nicole, who met in the trombone section of the Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band, became man and wife on October 31, 2018.
Nicole looked radiant in a ballgown with a sweetheart neckline, ruched embellished bodice, cap sleeves, and a full tulle skirt. Her accessories included drop earrings, a drop pendant necklace, a bracelet, Badgley Mischka shoes, and a full-length veil. She carried a bouquet of pink and white roses. Her two bridesmaids wore pink full-length dresses with ruched bodices, sweetheart necklines, and short illusion sleeves. They carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet.
Ronald wore a classic black tuxedo with a white shirt, black vest, black bow tie, white pocket square, and pale pink rose boutonniere. His two groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos with white shirts, black vests, patterned bow ties, white pocket squares, and pale pink rose boutonnieres.
During the ceremony, the officiant spoke about the journey of marriage. Nicole and Ronald read personal vows to each other, and did a love letter and wine box ceremony.
The reception was a mashup of Disney and Halloween — decor included pink and white pumpkins, along with the couple’s own candleholders and centerpieces.
Guests enjoyed a meal of salad, sliced beef tenderloin, grilled mahi-mahi, mixed vegetables, and mashed potatoes. There was also candy apples and kettle corn for the guests, as well as masks and a photobooth.
In the speeches, the best man told stories from the marching band, and the maid of honor talked about the couple and read a poem. The mother of the bride spoke about Nicole’s years growing up, and Ronald’s father talked about his son.
The newlyweds’ first dance was to “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Haley Reinhart. Nicole and her mother danced to “You and Me Against the World” by Helen Reddy. Ronald and his mother danced to “Your Song” by Elton John.
The wedding cake was topped with a Disney princess castle.
Nicole and Ronald left their big day under the signature sparkler send-off.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Photography by: Leslie Ann Photography