Twila and Chris’s wedding was a long awaited celebration. The couple was engaged for 11 years before they were able to celebrate their love with a masquerade wedding.

“Chris proposed on my 18th birthday, way before same-sex marriage was legal,” said Twila. “Afterward she suffered from a brain aneurysm that almost took her away from me and left her an amputee. Thanks to Wish Upon a Wedding we were to able to wed.”

Twila wore an A-Line princess Sweetheart asymmetrical organza wedding dress with ruffle beading sequins. Chris went for a formal wedding day look with a purple and gray ensemble and bow tie. Twila walked down the aisle with her second mom and Chris with both her parents. The wedding party included a “best chick,” “best bro,” and “bride’s squad.”

Purple and gold were the colors of the reception. Guests picked up a mask to be worn at the reception. New Orleans tradition was alive with a second line, a brass band that leads a procession down the street. Love wins was the message of the day, topping the watercolor decorated cake and also filling the hearts of guests as they celebrated Chris and Twila’s unwavering love.


Vendor Credits

Photography: Hi Volt Studio
Videographer: Chris & MaryClare of Bride Film
Wedding venue: The Crossing
Florist: Kim Starr Wise Floral Events
Planner: Brittani Adams Perret of Unique Weddings and Events
Invitations: Terez Battiste of Exquisite Events
Wedding dress: JJ’s House
Suit: Macy’s
Jewelry: Zales
Cake: Frosted Fantasies by Nikki
Officiant: Reverend John Adams
Second line: Kinfolk Brass Band 
Hair and makeup: Heather at Flawless Beauty Bar
Snow cones:  Yazzie’s Snow Balls
Photo booth: Tim Alexander Photography