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Michael & Pamela | Spring Wedding at La Rio Mansion | Belton Wedding Photography

Bride and Groom kiss after wedding at La Rio Mansion

This past Saturday we were able to be with an adorable pair of J&M Sweethearts and photograph their wedding day. (You may remember Michael & Pamela from their engagement session in Belton, Texas.) Michael & Pamela are one of the sweetest, most playful couples we’ve met, and watching their love for one another on their wedding day was such a gift. Though Houston is home for these two, they chose the gorgeous La Rio Mansion in Belton, Texas as the location for their wedding. It is such a beautiful wedding venue in the Waco/Temple/Belton area, and we could not wait to photograph their romantic wedding day there.    

Brides bouquet by HEB Florist for spring wedding at La Rio Mansion

Michael & Pamela planned for their wedding ceremony to be under the large trees at La Rio Mansion. As we joined them for the rehearsal the evening before, we all commented on how wonderful the weather was and hoped the rain would hold off the next day. Well, the weather didn’t cooperate with us, and as Pamela started getting her makeup done on her wedding day the rain began. And the rain stayed with us all day.

Bride gets hair and makeup done by Salons by Karen before her wedding at La Rio Mansion

So as Pamela finished getting ready, the La Rio staff and Pamela and Michael’s family and friends began setting up chairs for the ceremony under the large covered driveway in front of the beautiful, Spanish-style home of La Rio Mansion. Reception tables were moved under tents and covered porches. The bridal party began planning how they would change their processional and where they would stand to accommodate the new location. And before you knew it, everyone and everything was ready to give Michael and Pamela the beautiful wedding of their dreams.

Purple and white wedding invitation suite 
Painted white vase centerpieces, large floral arrangement on top of wine barrel
Bride's bouquet, wedding day shoes, and Grandmother's handkerchief
Bride and bridesmaids in monogrammed robes prior to wedding ceremony
Wedding gown, Alfred Angelo
Mother buttoning up back of her daughter's wedding dress in bridal suite at La Rio Mansion
Mother of the bride and sister help bride finish getting in her wedding gown
Bride stands under covered porch during rain storm at La Rio Mansion
Groom helps his son into his tux, groom's sister pins on his boutonniere
Groom in groom's suite at La Rio Mansion
Bride and bridesmaids together on steps of porch at La Rio Mansion
Bride with parents before wedding ceremony at La Rio Mansion
Groom with groomsmen at La Rio Mansion
Groom and his son, the ring bearer, pose and dab before ceremony
Groom's mother kisses his cheek

Their wedding day may have looked different than they had planned and hoped for, but Michael & Pamela’s wedding was a day full of love. Family and friends drove through the storm, and stood under umbrellas in the rain, to bear witness to the marriage of these two sweethearts. Pamela walked down a different aisle than she had expected, yet Michael was still overcome with emotion seeing his beautiful bride for the first time. And when they danced for the first time as husband and wife, having drops of water fall on their heads from the tent above, they laughed and rejoiced together as their loved ones looked on adoringly.  

Aisle runner which says, "Dad, of all the walks we've taken, I will remember this one forever"
Groom cries seeing his bride come down the aisle at La Rio Mansion
Groom emotional seeing his bride walk down the aisle at La Rio Mansion
Groom's side smiles at bride coming down the aisle with her father
Rainy wedding ceremony under covered driveway at La Rio Mansion in Belton, Texas
Wedding ceremony during rainstorm at La Rio Mansion in Belton, Texas
Bride and groom exchange vows at rainy wedding ceremony at La Rio Mansion
You may now kiss the bride!
Presentation of the bride and groom at wedding ceremony at La Rio Mansion
Bride and groom dance up the aisle as husband and wife
Bridal party cheers on as bride and groom kiss after wedding ceremony at La Rio Mansion
Bride and bridesmaids show off matching temporary tattoos
Bride and groom kiss during portraits after their wedding ceremony
Bride and groom look lovingly into each other's eyes during rainstorm on their wedding day
Bride's cake and groom's cake by Simply Sweet Bakery in Little River Academy, Texas
Bride and groom's first dance during rainy evening reception at La Rio Mansion
Bride and groom laugh and kiss during their first dance
Emotional Father and daughter dance at wedding reception at La Rio Mansion
Groom dances with his mother and then his whole family during reception at La Rio Mansion
Dancing at rainy wedding reception at La Rio Mansion
Guests dance under tents at rainy reception at La Rio Mansion
Children dance in the rain at wedding reception at La Rio Mansion
Bride and groom run through sparkler exit wearing matching "Hubby" and "Wifey" shirts at the end of their La Rio Mansion wedding

Michael & Pamela's wedding day was a perfect example of the true meaning behind all the planning and celebration, the beginning of a lasting marriage. The day looked a little different than what was planned. But the joining of these two sweethearts into a marriage, dear family and friends coming to witness and cheer on this couple as they begin their forever, that is what the wedding day is all about.

Congratulations again Michael & Pamela! We were so honored to share in your wedding day. And we hope these images will help you relive your beautiful wedding day for years to come!


Venue: La Rio Mansion

Rentals: Center Rentals

Hair and Make-up: Salons by Karen

Wedding Officiant: Josh Sandford

Florist: Tammy Mosedale with HEB Florals

DJ: Kyle Heitmiller

Baker: Simply Sweet Bakery

Caterer: Las Casas

Bridal Gown, Bridesmaids, Flower girl dresses: Alfred Angelo

Tuxes: Men's Warehouse