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Gabriela Nazario & Matthew Hanratty
By Mellanie Perez | Photo: Tomas Ramos Photographers & Film Production | January 11, 2017
September 10, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception: St. Michael Catholic Church
Legend says Gabriela Nazario and Matthew Hanratty met on a stormy night following Hurricane Ike’s passing through Texas in 2008. Their parents lost power and they all went to a mutual friend’s house to spend the evening. That night, Gabriela and Matthew became best friends. They started dating the following summer and got married on the day they met, eight years later. Matthew proposed at Rainbow Lodge with an intimate soiree that integrated both of their families. “We shared a lovely dinner that night for the first time as one big family,” says Gabriela.
It was an evening filled with personal touches and familial affection. There was a photo booth by Monkeybooth, a cigar roller that made cigars with the couple’s monogram, and at midnight, they had a pancake station with toppings galore, all in the name of the bride’s favorite meal.
WHAT WE LEARNED
“Don’t forget about the real reason you are planning this incredible wedding—to marry your best friend,” Gabriela says.
The couple jetted to Greece, visiting Athens, Santorini and Naxos, and filling their days with great wine and each other’s company. They took a sunset cruise in Santorini, rode horseback on the beach in Naxos and indulged
in plenty of dinners with a view.
Wedding Planner Angela Nix, 281.546.7573
Bridal Gown Oscar de la Renta, Casa de Novia Bridal Couture
Bride’s Shoes Christian Louboutin, Nordstrom
Bride’s Hair & Makeup Hair: Christophe Marais & Philipe Licausi, Maison Luisant; makeup: Nicole Smith, Neiman Marcus & Marc Jacobs
Groom’s Tuxedo Joseph Abboud, Jos A. Banks
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Bill Levkof, Bella Bridesmaids
Florals Blooming Gallery
Invitations Papellerie; Designs for Life
Catering River Oaks Country Club
Cake Cakes by Gina
Entertainment Gulf Coast Entertainment; Mango Punch