Scheyla and David Garcia were married in the courthouse in 2009 and that was a disappointment to Scheyla's young daughter, Alicia, who had always wanted to see her mother as a bride.
Ah, but in the world of true love, romantic notions can come true and so it came about that Scheyla and David had a full-blown white dress-bouquet-fancy-reception wedding.
The beautiful affair for 120 guests was hosted by their friends Sue and Lester Smith in the Smith's grand Memorial area home.
Only the best would do for this fete so Tony Vallone and his Tony's team were called in to provide a traditional Mexican feast. Guests raved about the authentic barbacoa.
To accommodate the crowd, the Smiths emptied their living room and their garage and decorated both. Here, the garage doubles as a grandly-dressed dining room.
Typically, the Smiths hold their large dinner parties in their second floor-ballroom but on this night that space was outfitted as a nightclub for a rocking reception.
While the bride and groom had the first dance, the Smiths, who are award-winning ballroom dancers, entertained a bit with their swirl and twirl skills. Music was provided by Walter Suhr & Mango Punch.
Reflecting David's career as a Houston Police officer, the groom's cake was an officer's cap — in chocolate, of course.
A special moment when the groom removes the bride's garter for the toss to the single men attending the wedding.
The landing in the grand foyer of the Smith's home was focal point where the couple said "I do."
The beaming Garcias head for their first dance.
Scheyla and her daughter, 8-year-old Alicia, whose dream came true on this day.
Flowers for the wedding were done by Jerry Mason of Mason's.
Who Made the Cake created this confection.
This bride as pretty as a picture.