Rachel & Travis : Wedding Pt. 1 | McGowan Images Blog


Rachel & Travis : Wedding Pt. 1

Every bit of Travis & Rachel’s wedding day was intentional, and all roads led to the same goal… getting married. Rain or Shine, no matter what, this bride & groom knew their only priority was ending the night as Man & Wife. Luckily, they did more than that! They threw a gorgeous party for their family & friends, and enjoyed a gorgeous Dallas afternoon together on the first day of their new forever.

We met up with Rachel at her home on Sunday afternoon, not too far from the Arboretum. We were so happy to find the tree in her front yard starting to bloom… spring is indeed here!

This was McG’s second wedding of 2013, and our second pair of Jimmy Choos. Do I see a trend starting early? 🙂

In honor of a grandmother in failing health who was unable to travel in for the wedding, Rachel carried her rings, and a handkerchief boasting the number of years her grandparents were married. The PERFECT something’s borrowed & old. 🙂

Pretty pup Katie was a guest at Rachel & Travis’s engagement session as well, so it was absolutely necessary for her to love on her Mama one last time before the family became legitimate. 🙂

While Rachel wore her grandmother’s mink, Travis was also decked out in this vintage fur. SO dashing!

I’m a sucker for a good weepy First Sight… these two sure adore each other!

Just in the last week or so, the flowers have started blooming at the Dallas Arboretum. What a GORGEOUS backdrop for a wedding day!

Rachel set a high priority on Bride & Groom portraits, so we had lots of time to wander the gardens before sunset and capture images of the happy couple. Thank goodness for such gorgeous weather!

And then, right before the ceremony, the clouds melted away! Come back first thing tomorrow to see Travis & Rachel’s gorgeous sun-soaked ceremony and fun-filled reception. There’s so much pretty ahead! 🙂

  1. Really nice wedding photography…

  2. Mandaroo says:

    Beautiful! The “first look” pictures made me tear up a bit! The tulip picture is just amazing and I love the bridal party picture also!

  3. megB says:

    Thank GOODNESS for time prioritized for portraits! Fantastic start to this beautiful wedding :))

  4. Rachel Saucier Knox says:

    Oh my goodness!!! These are stunning!! I can’t quit looking at them!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

  5. Hang says:

    Absolutely amazing photos!

  6. Patrice Saucier says:

    I love all the pics so far. It had been a long time since I’ve attended such a beautiful love filled wedding. keep sending more pics they are beautiful.

  7. Kevin says:

    Love all the bride and groom portraits!!!

  8. KSellers says:

    So so pretty! I love that they made it a point to get those portraits of them, best decision! Can’t wait for part 2!

  9. Scotti Knox Lott says:

    I agree with Patrice about the wedding.I have never been to a wedding that was so relaxing and loving by everyone there.I love Travis so much and I am so happy that he has chosen Rachel to spend the rest of his and the families life with.We have alot to look forward to.

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