There are times in this life that I am just blown away by our brides. Laura is totally one of those girls. She has such amazing vision for her style, their wedding and of course life in general. Through our time together I was continually inspired by her and Ryan and we are just so thankful to have been a part of their journey! Their wedding on Friday was one for the books y’all and we can’t wait to share! Until then…drumroll….her super gorgeous bridals! I loved this day, loved this dress, love the bouquet(holla RLove!) and pretty much everything else involvedEnjoy!
Ben and I love road trips. There’s nothing more relaxing than getting in the truck and driving to a beautiful wedding with nothing to talk about but big ideas and bigger dreams. Something about those talks just makes the wedding the next day a whole new kind of fun. Sarah and Wes’ was no different. When we arrived at the church Sarah and her girls were finishing up getting ready and Wes and groomsmen were calm cool and collected, ready to get the party started. Sarah and Wes are both from HUGE families so it was super special to meet them all and see how they all connect so deeply. Being from large families ourself this is always a treatAfter the ceremony we headed to their gorgeous reception venue, Dancing Elk Reserve just in time for the storm to hit. Like, 4 inches of rain in 20 minutes sort of storm. It was nuts! We were so thankful for this beautiful porch to shoot the portraits on and were doubly thankful for their super awesome friends that went with the flow all day. Loved this day and love this couple! Enjoy some of our faves!
Zane and Meri’s wedding was one of the most beautiful and classic weddings that we’ve ever shot! I loved all the white fluffy florals by Holly Viles and I was in awe at Meri’s gorgeous dress and veil! These two have been together somewhere around 100 years so when all of their friends got together it was a party to boot. There was so much love surrounding the McGuffey’s and everyone was elated to share in such a fun day for the most amazing couple! Enjoy some of our favoritesHappy Wednesday!
Daniel and Tara met me for their engagement session SUPER early last Sunday and they were such troopers! We started shooting and no more than two minutes later it started RAINING. The worst. These two wonderful folks weren’t phased at all. We just hopped in the truck and talked about all their plans for the future and the big day. It was a happy mishap, that rain. As soon as the storm passed we had a blast the rest of the shoot! I LOVE the way Tara laughs at Daniel and the way he holds her hand and calls her ma’am would make any Southern girl swoon. SO sweet! We can’t wait for December y’all!
I’ve been pondering starting a blog series like this for literally a year and when I woke up yesterday I just decided today is the day to start! As wedding photographers we get asked about vendors all the time. Who we suggest, who we love who’s THE BEST? Well we are happy to say that we work with some of the best of the best in the area and can always confidently refer our brides knowing they’re going to be well taken care of and loved. Today our first Favorite Vendor Friday Highlight is Raquel at R Love Floral Designs!
We worked with Raquel the first time about 2 years ago on a little shoot I had dreamed up. I’d never met her but when she walked up carrying her creation with a Texas sized smile I instantly knew we’d be friends. We’ve since been featured on Style Me Pretty together twice, Wedding Chicks, and in Brides of North Texas magazine. She’s passionate about her designs, servant hearted for her clients and most of all a joy to be around. All these wrapped up in INSANE vision and talent makes her one you need to be sure not to pass up. I took this snippet about her and her team from their gorgeous website and have included a few images from our weddings together. Enjoy and head on over to give Raquel and the R Love team some internet love! Be on the lookout for our next wedding together next week, Jonna we can’t wait ah!
“Fourth Generation Dallas gal, Raquel comes from a long line of entrepreneurial women. Her great grandmother started Dallas Tortilla & Tamale Factory back in 1950 when few women, especially minority women, had the gumption to do so. Growing up on the shores of Lake Lewisville gave her a true love for all things natural. A country girl at heart with a passion for making all things beautiful she can design a wedding with style, professionalism, and a smile. Her background in science, and education, from the University of Texas in Austin, prepped her to envision, organize, and execute any endeavor. It doesn’t hurt that her mother is a painter and lifelong gardener who has inspired Raquel with color, texture, floral architecture and design. Raquel is an go-getter whose floral designs are unique, heartfelt and personal. Her lifelong love affair always has been with flowers. Her floral design education began in high school where she was inspired by floral and decided to study plant biology. After a degree in science from UT, Raquel began helping friends with their floral for weddings and fell in love with design all over again. In 2010 R Love Floral was born and Raquel has since traveled the country to train with the top florists in the world to hone her design eye, discover new floral varieties, experiment with texture and explore the world of wedding floral. With over 10 years of experience in floral and events, the R Love team is dedicated to creating gorgeous, fresh, and fabulous floral designs for your wedding or event.”