Joshua Marin and Christine Torti’s Wedding


Their love story began with a spark on the Forth of July!  Christine and Rosita were in Nursing School together, and Rosita introduced Christine to her cousin, Joshua, at their family picnic on Independence Day. As the fireworks were lighting up the sky, they were falling in love.

Their love story continued as Josh proposed by making a video asking Christine’s parents’ blessing for Christine’s hand in marriage, and he then had the video played at a movie theater during the previews for Doctor Strange.

Weddings by Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Christine Marin Engagement

Christine had her Bridal Shower at Tirzah, our vintage venue.  It was hosted by her friend, Rosita, whom Christine had asked to be her Maid of Honor.

Weddings by Tirzah Central Texas Bridal Shower Josh Marin and Christine Torti

During the shower, they played the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Shower Game.  The game had everyone laughing!

Bridal Shower at Tirzah - Toilet Paper Game

It is always so amazing to see the Couple’s wedding vision come together into a magical day.  Candice Bahnsen with Tirzah designed several personalized chalkboards for the special event.

Weddings by Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Christine Marin Wedding Chalkboard Art

Josh and Christine were married in the beautiful St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Temple, Texas.

Weddings by Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Christine Marin Wedding St Mary's Catholic Church

There are several parts to a wedding that are my favorite such as the Groom seeing his Bride for the first time as she is walking down the aisle, or the Pronouncement of Marriage when the couple is introduced as husband and wife … “you may now kiss the Bride,” but I love getting to witness a very sentimental moment with the Bride and her Dad just moments before she walks down the aisle. 

Weddings by Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Christine Marin Wedding Father Daughter Walking Down the Aisle

The wedding ceremony was very beautiful witnessed by many family and friends.

Weddings by Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Christine Marin Wedding St Mary's Church

Joshua and Christine Marin - Weddings by Tirzah - St. Mary's Catholic Church

The Couple’s reception was held at Cathedral Oaks, a grand 6,800-square-feet event center nestled on six oak-covered acres. The picturesque setting provides a serene experience from beginning to end.

The reception facility has a plush Bride Room where the bride and her bridesmaids enjoyed mimosas in their matching bathrobes as they were getting ready for the big celebration.

Weddings by Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Christine Marin Wedding Bridesmaids Bathrobes

Cathedral Oaks Bridal Portrait Back of Wedding Dress - Weddings by Tirzah

During the toasts, the Groom started by toasting to all of the guests.  The Best Man, Maid of Honor, and the Father of the Bride toasted sweet words to the Bride and Groom including a beautiful quote … “Love isn’t always perfect. It isn’t a fairy tale or a storybook, and it doesn’t always come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go. It is a short word, easy to spell, difficult to define, and impossible to live without. Love is work, but most of all, Love is realizing that every hour, every minute, and every second was worth it because you did it together.”

Weddings by Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Christine Marin Wedding Toasts

CJ’s Event Catering served a delicious meal at the reception. The professional photographer was Shane with Captivating Weddings, and the DJ was Andrew Trevino. Georgetown Blooms was the florist for the bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres.  Confetti Rentals created a wow factor with their impressive design as you entered the reception hall.

Cathedral Oaks Swag

The wedding dance represents the first steps the Bride and Groom take together set to music.

Weddings by Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Christine Marin Wedding First Dance
Check out the photobomber at the entrance taking a photo! :)

The Bride and Groom included some sweet touches to the celebration such as a donut wall that was specially made by the Groom’s parents, and the dessert table and donut display were arranged by Candice Bahnsen.

Dessert Table with Donut Wall - Donuts Designed by Tirzah

Dreaming of our perfect donut wall - Dessert Table with Donut Wall - Donuts Designed by Tirzah

For their final farewell, their guests lit the way with sparklers for a picture perfect exit.

Sparkler Send Off - Weddings by Tirzah

Sparkler Send Off - Weddings by Tirzah
Let Love Sparkle!

A very special moment for us during the evening was having the Mother of the Bride tell us it was such a delight having us there. Those sweet words are a treasure!

After the wedding, the couple travelled to Moorea for their Honeymoon and stayed at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa, and then adventured on to Bora Bora and stayed at the Four Seasons.

Josh and Christine had many romantic and exciting memories from Polynesian dancing, to kayaking in the turquoise waters, to a Submarine Scooter excursion.

Honeymoon - Bora Bora and Moorea

Honeymoon - Bora Bora and Moorea - Kayaking

Honeymoon - Bora Bora and Moorea - Scooter Adventure Ride

Honeymoon - Bora Bora and Moorea - Submarine Scooter Excursion

Honeymoon - Bora Bora and Moorea - Loving Life and Making Memories
Loving life and making memories!

We are so happy for the sweet Couple. We wish them many years of love, happiness, exciting adventures, and cherished memories!! ?

Weddings by Tirzah - Joshua and Christine Marin - Cathedral Oaks - Candice and Diana
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About Us:
A vision has evolved between two determined individuals, a mother and a daughter, with two aspiring dreams that intertwined to create Tirzah! We have embarked on a quest to "Leave a Legacy of Love."

Tirzah is a Historical Venue that existed in the late 1800’s and has the honor of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. This grand structure features crystal chandeliers, spacious ceilings, original hardwood floors, an exterior courtyard with party lights, and an outdoor rustic landscaped area. We are conveniently located in the heart of Central Texas in downtown Belton’s Historical District. Step back in time and see a glimpse of the past in this vintage venue that is ideal for those looking for a unique, nostalgic, and intimate setting for a special celebration.

Tirzah offers expertise in the Romance Travel Industry. We design romantic escapes, memorable proposals, honeymoons, anniversary trips, vow renewals, and destination weddings.

Our wedding planning services include destination weddings as well as traditional weddings in the Central Texas area.  We strive to offer a personalized experience to couples by transforming dreams into Cherished Memories!

Tirzah Diana Rose

Diana has fun playing with her grandkids, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes.

Tirzah Candice Rose

Candice is the mother of the cutest little boy and baby girl! She enjoys trying new recipes and playing volleyball. She brings creativity to life.