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Jill Ivers & Michael Nelson

Dec. 8, 2012 | The Parador


As the owner of Mia Bridal Couture, the bride was at the New York bridal market when she discovered her Christos Annabelle gown at a runway show after discussing getting married. Michael later proposed to Jill at the Alamo.

Michael got Jill’s dazzling diamond ring at Jared’s.

Bella Cibo made cheesecakes in honor of the couple’s first date.

Jill planned most of the wedding, but day-of details were covered by Behind the Bash.

The couple had guests sign small stones instead of a guest book.

Cole Haan shoes and flowers by Dream Bouquet

 The couple
Jill, owner of Mia Bridal Couture, and Michael, a firefighter, met online in 2011. The pair connected immediately on their first date at The Cheesecake Factory.

The Details
“The chapel [at Christ the Redeemer] was where Michael went to church as a boy and it reminded me of the church in my hometown,” says Jill, who is from Nebraska.

The Party
The couple fell in love with the historic flair and outdoor spaces at the Parador.