The Couple: Joyce and Carlos

Wedding Date: June 26, 2012

Photography by Lori Makabe Photography

Tell us a little about you and your beloved: We, along with our families, went to the same church together. We have known each other since I was 5 and Carlos was 9.

What was the most amazing part of your day? Getting married by the church. We got married at the Sacramento Temple. Everything felt complete and real after that. Walking down the aisle was amazing, too.

Ceremony and Reception Site, Caterer, and Cake: Grand Island Mansion

Photographer: Lori Makabe Photography

Videographer: Sato Studios

Flowers: Adam A. Castro

Decor: Flower Studio

Wedding Dress: Miosa Bride

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Hair: Rafael V. Gonzalez with Glow Hair Salon

Make-up: Amber Saunders

Invitations: H&H

DJ/Entertainment/Band: Sounds in Motion

Honeymoon Location: Hawaii and Disneyland

First Dance Song: Mana, Bendita Tu Luz

Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? You can never be too prepared. Make sure you as the bride and groom have nothing to do but be present. Also, set aside a decent amount of time to take pictures.

Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? We wish we had snacks in our dressing rooms.

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.

Photos courtesy of and copyright Lori Makabe Photography.

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