Deborah Allen

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The focus of Mardi and Chris’s wedding was their two families becoming one. They hosted their charming, backyard wedding and planned down to every detail. Which resulted in a gorgeous, soft pink, white and burlap event!

To build their excitement for ceremonies, I love when brides and grooms choose to have a First Look session.

In secret before the ceremony they can plan a meeting spot where the groom sees his bride all in white for the first time.

The groom’s reaction is always touching and priceless.

Prior to the wedding day, I met with Mardi at her home to discuss details.

I knew as she began describing her vision she would create a beautiful ceremony spot.



To symbolize their families becoming one, a bottle of sand represented each person. One by one, they added their sand to the family bottle.

Four generations!

What a sincere, kind and loving day! I am so honored to have witness this beautiful celebration!


Hair: Katrina Hernandez

Cake: Fondant Creations

Photographer: Deborah Allen

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  1. Marquette says:

    Blush, Burlap, and Backyard…it’s your perfect wedding! These are so beautiful Deborah!!