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!
Anastasia Strattan did such an awesome job on Lauren’s hair & makeup… she looked flawless!
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.
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!
A fantastic wedding party joined us inside!
Dear Santa, I’m adding cuff links that say “More Cowbell” to Mack’s Christmas list. 🙂
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??
Mr. & Mrs. Mattox!!
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!