Jose Reyes and Samantha Martinez
Jose Reyes and Samantha Martinez celebrated their union on October 8, 2022. Samantha worked as a forensic toxicologist at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, while Jose was an independent day trader. Their love story began in the spring of 2016 when they met at a mutual friend's party. They instantly connected, made each other laugh, and formed a strong impression. Over time, their friendship grew, and despite living in different locations, they maintained constant communication through various platforms.
Jose planned a memorable proposal for Samantha during a visit to the Beauty and the Beast castle at Disneyworld. After an anxious wait in the foyer, they were seated for a family lunch. Little did Samantha know that a special moment was about to unfold. As a fortune cookie was delivered to her, Jose got down on one knee and professed his love. Overwhelmed with joy, Samantha said yes before even seeing the ring, and the magical proposal took place on June 18, 2021.
The wedding took place at Beckendorff Farms in Katy, Texas. Samantha discovered the venue online and fell in love with the pictures. After visiting the location, she knew it was the perfect place to exchange their vows and create lifelong memories.
One unique aspect of their wedding was the personal touches they added, making it a reflection of their personalities and love story. They cherished the moment by taking bride and groom pictures within a forest scenery, creating lasting memories in a serene and natural setting.
The couple chose Hummingbird Bakery in Richmond to bring their dream cake to life. The bakery exceeded their expectations, creating a stunning and delicious centerpiece for their reception.
Samantha found her dream gown at Vivienne Atelier Bridal on Washington Avenue in Houston, Texas. The bridal boutique provided her with a beautiful and enchanting dress that made her feel like a princess on her special day.
Samantha's advice for future brides: "Embrace the wedding planning process while staying true to your own desires. Take the time to make decisions that align with your vision, ensuring a day that reflects your unique love story."
Instead of a traditional honeymoon, Jose and Samantha decided to indulge in an all-inclusive resort experience at Excellence in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It was a perfect way to relax and celebrate their new chapter as a married couple.
Wedding date: 8th October, 2022
Photos: Waterdog & Rabbit Photography