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Lauren & Aaron : Wedding Pt. 1

There have been weddings over the years that concerned us for one reason or another… I mean, there’s a few every year that have logistical road blocks, or things we have to work through. We’re used to that. But you guys, I’ve never been so worried about being able to GET to a wedding as I was for Lauren & Aaron’s event.

This was one of our most anticipated events of the year, and the ice storm nearly killed it. Their venue was 90 minutes from our house ( a normal McG commute ), but it took us 7 HOURS to get there! The drive was scary, but we refused to give up. As long as Aaron & Lauren wanted to get married, we wanted to be there. And luckily, we DID get there safe & sound, and the day turned out completely gorgeous.

That is due in great part to Lauren & Aaron’s awesome attitudes, but also because they picked great vendors. I’m not tooting my own horn here… I mean everyone ELSE. Kelly & Meghan from Sweet Pea Events did a phenomenal job keeping everything rolling, Debby from Branching Out Event Florist truly outdid herself with the flowers, Gil’s Elegant Catering fed us all well, and Colby Logan (Astounding Sounds DJ) provided the mood for a super-fun dance party. Plus, we got to work with our buddies from Splendor Films… always a pleasure. 🙂 Despite everyone’s worry and a few tears spent over the weather, Lauren & Aaron’s winter wonderland wedding was positively perfect, and we were honored to be a part of it!

Today, I’ll be sharing images from the first half of our day, including some beautiful snowy portraits and the ceremony at the Church of the Incarnation. Enjoy!

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Anastasia Strattan did such an awesome job on Lauren’s hair & makeup… she looked flawless!

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We switched up the plan a bit at the last minute, and Lauren & Aaron did their First Sight at their reception venue. Noah’s in Irving is an absolutely gorgeous space, and this big room (where dinner was served later that evening) was the perfect place for this sweet moment between the bride & groom.

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I’ve said it before, and will probably never stop saying it… our clients are fearless. Lauren traded her heels for house shoes and added a velvet wrap & gloves so she could take Bride & Groom portraits that truly captured the beauty of their icy wedding day. These were so worth the cold!

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A fantastic wedding party joined us inside!

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Dear Santa, I’m adding cuff links that say “More Cowbell” to Mack’s Christmas list. 🙂

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We all headed to the Church of the Incarnation on the University of Dallas campus for the ceremony. These precious flower girls started the show… aren’t those wands perfect??

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Mr. & Mrs. Mattox!!

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YAY! You’re married!

Come back tomorrow… we’ll have a few more portraits to share, as well as TONS of images from Lauren & Aaron’s Nutcracker-themed wedding reception. It’s show-stoppingly beautiful, so don’t miss it!

  1. Lauren

    December 12th, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Ha! Mack totally needs “More Cowbell” cuff links! Gosh, these pictures are just beautiful and completely capture the “feel” of the day. I’m sure it feels like y’all aged about 30 years on that drive, but I am so glad you made it safe and sound. You both absolutely knocked it out of the park! I don’t know what we would have done without such awesome vendors (you two INCLUDED). With such a great team, we just had to concentrate on getting to the church!

  2. Robin

    December 12th, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Beautiful pictures, and yes, most definitely our vendors were miracle workers. You are all the absolute best!

  3. Robin

    December 12th, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Thanks Chelsea for listing out our awesome vendors. If you’d be so kind, I’d also like to recognize the brave drivers with Choice Luxury Limo, Pogo’s for their on-time alcohol delivery, The Snack Box for the yummy donuts, and Jimmy John’s for delivering in the storm!

  4. Katie

    December 12th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!! I love so many! I, of course, teared up at the first look pictures (sympathetic cryer). I teared up at the one of Gary kissing Lauren’s head (emotional cryer) and I teared up and the picture of Lauren and I (cryer cryer). I also love that you caputred Mamaw reading the program-that was lovely! I agree with you-all the vendors were Ah-Mazing! I’m so thankful to Lauren for getting married first and doing all the research for me! Copy-paste the awesome! McG’s are totally part of that! I’ve showed off the blog to many of my co-workers and their response is normally shocked silence followed by an exclaim “who were the photographers?!” “They’re unbelievable! I agree and say: McGowan Images…they’re kind of a big deal!

  5. Natalie Guzman

    December 12th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Gorgeous and unique. The details were beautiful!

  6. Angie

    December 12th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I love love love those outdoor portraits – what a beautiful way to capture the memories. It looks like some pages were torn out of a fairy tale 🙂

  7. stephanie

    December 12th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Wow, so beautiful–it’s almost as if the bride PLANNED for it to be icy on her wedding day, from the blue dresses, to the white flowers and baby’s breath, to the beautiful shawl and gloves. And the First Sight was just lovely. One of my favorite McG weddings ever!

  8. carolyn wildermuth

    December 13th, 2013 at 10:01 am

    beautiful pictures! their reception was absolutely stunning and i love their first sight portraits, so sweet! you guys are amazing

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