Yazmine and Preston’s wedding at Hidden Pines Highland Village took place one week ago today. (Happy one week anniversary, you two!) We were so honored to capture this truly special day.
These two avid Texas Rangers fans were surrounded by close to 300 of their friends and family and celebrated the start of this new chapter of their lives with a taco bar, cheesecake bites (yum!), and an excellent dance party. To top it off, Yazmine’s mom and grandmother also created all of the beautiful floral arrangements and bouquets.
Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel Highland Village Bridesmaid Hair & Makeup: Lush Bridal Beauty Desserts: Dandelion Cheesecakes Great American Cookie Brandy Cakes DJ: DJ Poohcasso Catering: Rosa’s Cafe and Integrity Events and Design Dress: Georgio’s Bridal Florals: Nicole Fernandez and Dorothy Lee (Mother and Grandmother of Bride)
It has been such a joy working with Katie and Greg as they’ve been planning their Plano wedding. Katie and I go way back: all the way to high school when both of my parents were her band teachers! I first met Greg at their engagement session and couldn’t be happier for the two of them. They adore each other, they’re both such creative spirits (Greg is a professional music composer, and Katie is an artist), and they definitely have a bit of fun goofiness together as well.
The wedding day finally arrived on a surprisingly pleasant, summer day. Venia Flowers provided stunning details that were such a sophisticated touch. I also had so much fun getting to know (and to catch up with) Katie and Greg’s friends. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Where do I start with these two? I have known both Felipe and Kayla for several years, ever since Felipe stepped in and drummed for Nick’s band, Lindby. Since then we have orbited each other’s friend groups in the local music scene and have always stayed in touch. So when Felipe and Kayla reached out to talk about engagement and wedding photos, I was so honored! I should also mention Kayla is the one who introduced me to Lizzo and I’ll be forever grateful for that!
The night before their wedding, they had a music show along with their rehearsal dinner and were gracious enough to invite Nick and I. We had so much fun catching up with everyone and enjoyed the dance tunes of Svenny Baby (we couldn’t stay the whole time, because we’re old now – when did that happen?)
Their wedding day was full of music, joy, and inclusiveness. The bridal party featured both bridesmaids and bridesmen, and everyone was encouraged to wear what they felt best in. The ceremony took place at Kayla’s family church, and the reception took place at the beautiful Aristide Mansfield. The groomsmen serenaded Felipe and Kayla as they were being sent off to their reception. And their reception was killer and featured great music and a super lively dance party – they even danced to Ska music and had an epic dollar dance.
Thank you Felipe and Kayla for inviting us in to document this chapter of your lives! Be sure to scroll down to see links to Felipe’s band page links, along with an all star vendor list.
Jeni and Cory’s Slate Venues at II Creeks wedding day was short and sweet for us, but that didn’t mean I didn’t have the opportunity to capture beautiful moments when they happened. Our day started just a bit before the wedding ceremony began to take some quick getting ready photos. After the ceremony, we took family and bridal party portraits at Prairie Creek Park, and then stayed to photograph the reception until the formal events were over. Be sure to scroll down to see some of the moments with the newlyweds in Cory’s dad’s fancy red Cadillac!
Jeni and Cory actually met back in high school and dated for a few months, and then each went their own way after things didn’t work out. Then, out of the blue several years later, they connected online via Facebook messenger and officially became a couple in 2013. Cory then proposed at Reunion Tower in 2018 with their friends by their side. And now, in 2019, they’ve made it official! We are so happy for these two and can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Lola and Armando’s Trinity River Audubon Center wedding was simple and personal. They are a very outdoorsy couple, and are big fans of outer space and science (aka 100% my people). We had a little different routine for their wedding day in that we started immediately with their first look and portraits, rather than “getting ready” and at a venue like theirs, we had plenty of gorgeous light and scenery for portraits. They also had a couple of nerdy touches – such as the Game of Thrones inspired signs on their head table and a galaxy photo backdrop for their guests to use.
Another lovely personal touch was their use of a wish tree from their home. Guests were invited to write notes of wishes for Lola and Armando as they start this new chapter of their lives together. I managed to take a photo of Lola’s wish – “To grow old with Armando.”
Their ceremony was short and sweet, with handwritten vows and pledging to journey through life as equals. We are 100% here for #MissiontoMartinez! Congratulations to the lovely couple – we so enjoyed being your photographers.
It was so great to return to photograph another Trinity River Audubon Center wedding. Whenever I visit I tend to forget we’re in Dallas, TX – the stunning architecture and scenery are unmatched in this area.