• Sabrina Lee

A COVID Cinderella Story

A fairytale match if we’ve ever seen one...


Laura & Dustin fought through the disappointment, uncertainty, & unrelenting frustration of planning a wedding during a pandemic with pure elegance. This match made in heaven was determined to get married on their original date - Friday, July 17, 2020 - and we were 1000% on board to bring that wedding dream to fruition!



The Meekermark's Outdoor Chapel Frame

We met with Laura & Dustin at the picture-perfect Meekermark in Magnolia, TX for our final venue walk-through with only one month ’til the big day. Their masks may have been hiding their smiles, but you could just feel the love and chemistry between these two. The two stole sweet glances and clenched each others’ hands with excitement as we strolled down their soon-to-be sidewalk aisle. But as we checked off our final to-do list items, COVID silently crept through the plans...


As we headed into 4th of July weekend, Texas, Houston, and the surrounding counties announced a steadily rising virus count and new mask policies and restrictions that left Laura & Dustin with one question: “What does this mean for our wedding?”. Our answer? We’re going to make it work! And that we did!


A Friday that was expected to be stormy and wet turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day - perfect for a fairytale wedding. We arrived to the Bride, her mother, and her aunt getting a head start on the reception setup. Per usual, Laura was all smiles - never a complaint, constantly filled with hopefulness and positivity. And her husband-to-be headed upstairs to the Groom’s Loft the exact same.

As Sabrina, our Lead Planner, hid the Groom behind the bridal suite‘s wooden gate door for the couple’s romantic “First-Touch”, the Groom could NOT stop grinning.

Bride & Groom First-Touch Before Ceremony
“I just want to get married...if all of our guests come, that‘ll be amazing, but it’s okay if they don’t. We’re getting married, and we’re going to have the best time. That’s all I need!”


And that’s what Dustin got - his stunning, Cinderella-esque bride who wanted the exact same thing. The two were wedded under the elegant, white chapel frames and warm summer sun, surrounded by their loving family and friends. A picture says a thousand words, and Laura & Dustin’s definitely scream...


....Happily Ever After💕



Amazing Wedding Vendor Team:

  • Venue || The Meekermark (@themeekermark)

  • Planning || Lillie Jane Designs (@lilliejanedesigns)

  • Photography || Brandy Palacios Photography (@brandypalaciosphoto)

  • Hair & Makeup || BP Artistry (@bpartistry_)

  • Catering & Bar || 2 Guys 1 Pit BBQ (@2guys1pitbbq)

  • Cakes || Cakes by Gina (@cakesbyginahou)

  • DJ || DJ Connection (@dj.connection)

  • Officiant || Sammy Crosby





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Photos by:

We the Romantics Photo + Video

Ivan Garcia Studio

Brandy Palacios Photography

Kelly Costello Photography

Sabbath Media Group

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