Jon + Ipo
So many beautiful moments made up this gorgeous wedding at The Bowden in Keller Texas! Jon and Ipo’s day was filled with joy, laughter, and tons of happy tears! Not only that, we got to see a bit of rain that didn’t dampen the day AT ALL! In fact, It actually made it even more unique and amazing!
Jon is from New York and Ipo is from Texas with Hawaiian family roots! You’ll see lots of both in this wedding! All of his groomsmen are from new York and all wore their Yankee jerseys including Jon! His groom’s cake was also all about the Yankees and was actually surprised by it when he walked into the grand ballroom! His expression when he saw it was priceless!
The Leis were brought in from Hawaii and were given to the parents, family and Bride and Groom. The lei flower is used to express respect and love. Ipo put one on her father after they had their father-daughter first look and then she put one on Jon after the wedding ceremony!
The Bowden has tall windows inside the wedding chapel allowing so much light, which was really needed on that rainy day! There was a moment before the ceremony where Jon had a moment to sit and relax and Frank, the officiant said some sweet words that I will never forget. He told Jon that rain was a symbol of love and hope and that it was actually good luck that it rain on your wedding day! In that moment, Jon asked Frank to pray with him and I couldn’t help, but stand in wonder! Ipo and Jon are two of the sweetest people I have ever met and I am just so honored to have shared in all their sweet moments that day!
The reading of their handwritten vows was so special and I hope you take a moment to watch the video included at the end of these images! I couldn’t help but cry happy tears with them!
So many other sweet and cherishable moments occurred during their reception. Ipo’s grandparents sang a sweet Hawaiian melody that brought her to tears. Then Ipo surprised her groom with a newlywed Hula dance, which was amazing to witness! So many surprises like each of the groomsmen giving Ipo a Red Rose before the garter toss and then Jon giving the last Red Rose! It was such a fun, and beautiful wedding day! Ipo and Jon we wish you many years of love & happiness!
Dream Team Wedding Vendors
Venue: The Bowden
Planner: StressFree Events by Lisa
Floral: Devin Designs Florist
Music: Uptown Sound, Mason McDrew 2) Hawaiian Islanders
Gown: Lasting Bridal Couture
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Videography: Nice Shots Films
Invitation Suites: Eden Wedding Studio
Officiant: Frank from Love Notes
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