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Urban Riverwalk Wedding in San Antonio, Texas: Mercedes & Julie

Whitewood Photography

Oct. 17, 2015

Mercedes and Julia met on Oct. 17, 2012, but their souls connected several years before. Since 1998 they had been at the same places and lived in the same areas, but until 2012, they never met. Finally, a mutual friend invited Mercedes to coffee and asked her to stop by her office first. It was there that she first met Julia.

From the start, Mercedes and Julia finished each other’s sentences and looked at each other as though they had known each other forever. Both had been through much soul-searching and personal loss, but they found each other at exactly the right time. As Julia wrote, “Our encounter was prophetic.”
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Julia wanted to have a surprise wedding for Mercedes on Labor Day, 2015, but realized that Mercedes would want her part in planning the biggest day of her life. There was no formal proposal. They discussed the surprise wedding idea and started planning together from that point on.
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Whitewood Photography
Whitewood Photography
Whitewood Photography
The venue actually determined the wedding date. Mercedes fell in love with the site, and there was only one 2015 date available, October 17 – three years to the day that they met.
Whitewood Photography
Whitewood Photography
One particularly special moment of the wedding day was when the two brides saw each other for the first time. They dressed separately and met at the venue. When Julia saw Mercedes in her beautiful white dress, she said it was like seeing an angel before her. This was a fitting vision as Julia thinks that Mercedes is “a person like no other. She has a profound love in general, finds no fault and sees the good in everyone. She is an angel.”
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Whitewood Photography
Whitewood Photography
Mercedes and Julia would recommend that other couples, “Be patient, compromise and enjoy each moment. It’s not about gender; it’s about love and the most important day of your life!”
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Whitewood Photography
Whitewood Photography
Whitewood Photography

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Photographer: Whitewood Photography // Reception Venue:  Pearl Studio // DJ: Hill Country Entertainment & Sound // Musicians: Las Altenas Mariachis // Caterer:  Page Barteau Catering // Officiant: Audrie Henry Wedding Officiant & Pre-Marital Coach

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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