About 4 years ago only two weeks apart from each other Katie and Michael both moved to New York City to follow job offers in the city. For three years though they never knew each other, which is easy to understand in a city so large. I can only imagine how many times they passed each other on the busy streets without even seeing each other. They even attended churches that were just across the street from each other, without ever seeing each other. When friends separately convinced them to try online dating they both reluctantly agreed. Katie was skeptical and only signed up for one month, but Michael thought he would take what seemed like the more logical option and pay for the three month membership which was cheaper per month. Well, he didn’t end up needing the three month membership because the first person that he connected with was Katie. Once they met, they both just knew…and if you are ever around them you would know too. It is so easy to see how much they love each other. In fact, when they first started dating their friends used to count how many times on a single night they would kiss each other. Michael is from Egypt, and works in finance, and Katie is a Texas girl who moved to the city to work in fashion, their worlds seemed totally separate, but thankfully their paths crossed.
Katie and Michael’s wedding was as dreamy as their love story. They married on a beautiful ranch which was the perfect nod to Katie’s Texas roots, but fatefully the ranch is also home to camels which was the perfect reminder of Michael’s home in Egypt. Lovely decor, dear family and friends, cowboys and camels, and the gorgeous Texas sky all came together for this magical day…but nothing could compete with the love that was so evident from Katie and Michael. It is rare in this world to see a couple so in love and so perfect for each other as these two.
Katie + Michael, We love you two! Thank you for letting us be a part of this journey. We are so thankful to know the two of you. It was not hard to capture the love between the two of you, because it overflows for all to see. We hope that Dubai was fabulous, and we can’t wait to see you both soon!
Wedding Planner: Lucia, with Foster Blue || Venue: Classic Oaks Ranch || Photography: Jeremy & Kristin || Videography: Roman Video || Florist: DiFiori || Cake Artist: Melissa Gordon || Caterer: Oliver’s Fine Foods || DJ: Jason Barnes || Staffing & Rentals: May I Serve You || Hair & Makeup Artist: Anita with Elan Makeup Studio || Bride’s Dress Boutique: Bliss Bridal Salon (pressed the dress) || Bride’s Dress Designer: Watters || Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Bridemaid’s Dress: Alfred Sung || Vintage Dishes: Family Heirloom || Linens: GBS Linens || Vintage Car Rental: My Vintage Limos || Prop Rentals: Shag Carpet || Rehearsal Dinner: Joe T Garcia’s || Officiant: The Wedding Preacher || Invitations: Jennifer Mowrer, with The Inviting Ink || Save the Dates: Wedding Paper Divas