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Tarrant County Courthouse Wedding: Alyssa + Elvin

Wedding Date: 7/20/18

Wedding Location: Tarrant County Courthouse

Tell about your love story!

We met in college one day when Alyssa drove down with my roommate's sister to come watch an Open Mic Night dance performance that my friends and I put together. She fell in love with my moves and the rest is history! We dated for almost 8 years before we got engaged since we were long distance for almost 5 years while I worked out in California and she was here in Dallas. It all worked out since she really is my best friend. We are basically the same person while also being different enough to keep things interesting. It never crossed my mind to be married to someone else.

Describe your wedding planning process.

Our planning process was very easy since we decided to have a very low-key wedding. Neither of us wanted to plan a big, traditional wedding and we originally planned on just eloping before we decided to invite family and a few friends. There is nothing we regret about this decision and highly recommend it to others who are thinking of doing something similar! It's been one of the best decisions for us.

Recap your big day for us.

The word "pineapple" actually made us laugh the most. Brianna told me to whisper in Alyssa's ear and that's the first word that came to mind and it made Alyssa laugh! So it stuck around for the rest of the day. The most memorable part was definitely driving to and from the courthouse with my partner. We had a wonderful discussion and lots of laughs. There was no stress really, so we were just having fun all day.

What about the details?

We didn't worry about the details honestly. We had a rough plan of what we wanted out of the day and just focused on enjoying our time and soaking in all the festivities.

What's the best advice you can give a bride and groom planning their wedding?

Only worry about having fun and don't stress about the details. Also, if you are at all considering a small, non-traditional wedding, GO FOR IT! It's been such a good decision for us.

What do you look forward to most as Mr. & Mrs.?

Being able to call each other husband and wife has been awesome and reality hasn't quite hit yet. We look forward to traveling all over the world together the most as well.

What has surprised you most during the first few weeks of marriage?

It's a little surprising how it doesn't feel all that different than dating for many years. We were basically already a married couple without the official title.

Your vendors: We want to give a huge thank you to Brianna Dickson for the incredible job she did with our photographs! We highly recommend her!

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