Tyler + Mariko // Highlands at Dove Mountain Wedding

April 26, 2020

These two sweethearts had me smiling all day!

Tyler and Mariko had a beautiful wedding filled with sunshine, smiles, and so much love. Their story is the sweetest. 

From the bride:

Tyler and I have known each other for the past nine years. We met each other through my sister in Middle School. Marisa, my sister, was already friends with Tyler and I convinced her to, essentially, "spy" on him and tell me if he liked anyone. In 8th grade, both of us went on a trip to New York with our school. It was there that we told each other that we "liked liked" each other. Starting Freshman year of High school (2011), we went on our first date to the zoo. It was a really big deal because Tyler just learned to drive. He was so sweet, he drove me, my sister, and our two friends to the zoo on our date. The rest is history :)

Tyler proposed to me on his birthday in 2017. I took him out to dinner and, I remember, he was extremely nervous. He was fidgeting and constantly messing with something throughout the entire dinner. As we were walking out, he suggested that we take a walk through Reid park. It was late and that made me nervous. So I insisted that, instead, we walk through Target because I needed to buy a toothbrush. Tyler gave this huge sighed, reached in the car and got down on one knee. He proposed. I started crying. I was so surprised and happy. Obviously, I said yes.

Fast forward to November 12, 2019! My favorite part of their wedding was watching both families beam with happiness - especially the kids on the dance floor! I also loved the little details - sunflowers, skeleton keys, and lace all made for such a beautiful day!

Venue: The Highlands at Dove Mountain

Bridal Gown: Melissa Sweet from David's Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: JJ's House

Hair and Makeup: The Powder Room

Musician/DJ: Hans Hutchison

Florist: Good Sunflower

Bakery: Jamie Cakes Bakery Boutique