The Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas has been one of my favorite wedding venues for the past few years. It’s one of those venues that has this amazing mix of nature and really cool architecture. On top of the aesthetics, I’m just convinced that venues like this attract some of the coolest couples. Want an example of a really cool couple? Meet Reagan and Blake (a.k.a.
Reagy Baby and Papa).
I love all of my couples. They are all unique and awesome in their own ways. But the one thing that gets me EVERY time is when the wedding day vibe is “I could have this ceremony at the JP and it wouldn’t matter because I’m marrying YOU.”
The details at this wedding were gorgeous, personal, unique, and perfect reflections of who Blake and Reagan are. But at the same time, it was obvious to everyone in the room that it all came down to the “it’s you and me forever babe” that radiated from both their faces.
If the rest of 2018 is anything like this first wedding for the year, it’s going to be unforgettable. Congratulations Reagan and Blake. Thank you for bringing me along for this part of your trek into married life.
My session with Adam and Jessica started with a drink at The Dallas Grilled Cheese Company, and ended with talks of hiking through Acadia National Park in Maine for their adventure session after their Portland destination wedding in September. It really doesn’t get any more perfect than that! Well, add 3 adorable pups and maybe it’s a little better.
Jessica found me on Instagram, and once I chatted with her and Adam about their plans for their Maine destination wedding I knew I would be looking forward to their rocky-northwest-coast lovefest ALL year. These two are FULL of positive enthusiasm and contagious laughter. I hope you can see and feel it from some of these highlight images.
Sometimes I end up at a venue where I’ve never shot, and feel like I’m discovering a treasure. That’s how I feel about Stonebridge in Blum Texas. When Stephanie and Conner contacted me to shoot their wedding and engagements out at Stonebridge I was thrilled, but mainly because I just could tell that they were a really awesome couple. I didn’t know that they also booked one of the coolest outdoor venues in the Dallas area!
Stephanie and Connor planned an intimate outdoor winter wedding under the massive oak tree on the Stonebridge property. Think cafe lights, cozy blankets, and the setting sun on a beautiful open landscape. We spent time in the bride’s cottage before the ceremony, watching Stephanie get her hair done in the most beautiful loose braid, and laughing at the flower girls twirling in their dresses. The ceremony that followed was intimate and cozy, with the sun rays flooding through the limbs of the big famous oak tree and a breeze that kept playing with Stephanie’s beautiful veil. Then we spent cocktail hour wandering the wildly endless property, chasing the sunset and watching the couple dance under the twinkle lights. This wedding couldn’t have been anymore intimate and perfect. Much love to these kiddos.
This was my first time out to Firefly Gardens in Midlothian and it was amazing. Of course, Lauren and Bradley were even more amazing. Fun, kind and obviously in love. That’s pretty much my requirement for couples anyway. I want to see the excitement in your faces and sense the passion in the atmosphere around you.
One thing about Lauren and Bradley’s wedding that will stick with me forever (or at least until I can’t remember my own name, or what I ate for breakfast) was the connection between Lauren and her dad. ALL dad-daughter dances are emotional, and so wonderful to be in the room for, but this was one of the most moving I’ve ever experienced at a wedding. Being a mom, I almost always have a hard time making it through the mother-son dance without tearing up, but Lauren and her dad really moved me. It’s moments like those that I feel truly honored to be in the room.
It’s no secret that I love the Brooks at Weatherford. But when you combine a great venue like the Brooks, with an extremely talented designer/planner like Shannon Rose Events, and a really fun-spirited couple, it just creates magic. Here’s a little preview of Jordan + Trevin’s wedding last weekend. See the end of the post for more vendor credits.
Coordinator/Designer: Shannon Rose Events
Venue: The Brooks at Weatherford
Hair/Makeup: Kristy Rankin Hair and Makeup Artistry
Dress: Madison James
Floral: Blushington Blooms
Tux: The Black Tux
Linenes: May I Serve You
Portrait Artist: Karen Ducker Fine Art
Photo Booth: The Photo Bus
Catering: Blue Mesa
Frozen Yogurt: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt