Web & I met on a half-blind date, half-wing person type of situation. I was vacationing on Kauai with my family. My parents rented a house in Haena and we were constantly either at the beach or doing the usual tourist activities, such as hiking, scuba, snorkling, etc. My older sister, Ali, and I had meet a couple of "local" boys at the beach and one, really liking my sister, invited her to see the sunset that evening. Ali wanted me to come along, so he said he'd bring a friend. Thus, we met at sunset on Ke'e Beach, which is at the end of the road on Kauai's North Shore. (I should mention that I did catch the bouquet at my friend's wedding not even a month before¦). Now we live in Hawaii.

I choose a peacock theme because the colors in the peacock's feather are constantly changing; however; they remain a gorgeous palette of harmonious hues.

As far as vendors, everything fell perfectly into place. Our wedding planner, Allison of DFW Events, was recommended by a friend. She in turn pointed us towards Thisbe Grace, our photographer. We choose Mimi's Garden and the Camp House (Dallas Arboretum) because of both there proximities and/or use of water. The Garden with its man-made waterfalls and the Camp House due to the beautiful view overlooking White Rock Lake. Gill's was one of the pre-selected choices for the Dallas Arboretum and after meeting Steve, the owner, and tasting the food, I was sold. Ryan with Lights Dallas was another Allison choice and we could not have been happier with the sound and music. I always wanted a string quartet to play during the ceremony, specifically " All You Need Is Love" as we walked out Man & Wife, and Dallas String Quartet played perfectly!

The Couple: Lauren Pingree & Web Godinez
Wedding Gown - Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon
Photography - Thisbe Grace Photography
Designers & Coordinators - DFW Events
Flowers - The Wildflower
Location - The Dallas Arboretum
Hair/Makeup - Mo Bowers
Lighting - Beyond