It was our first time to McKinney, TX and we quickly discovered that it is a very special town. It’s just outside of Dallas but it is its own little world. Cory and Lauren got married at Gather in the heart of downtown McKinney. The downtown is exactly what you’d always hope a downtown could be. With Christmas around the corner, the sidewalks were full of windows shoppers popping in and out of specialty shops. At night it stays alive with Christmas carolers on the corner. Their wedding was even more amazing and perfectly fit this storybook town. Stepping into the venue, the atmosphere of the town follows you in with exposed brick walls and lots of chandeliers. I love the jewel tone colours Lauren chose, the rustic details, and all the old world charm. Everything was so pretty! The most beautiful part of the wedding was Cory and Lauren. You could see the excitement on their faces and all the love. Lauren looked so radiant. I love her dress and she had the most gorgeous bouquet. All the floral arrangements at their wedding were amazing. The wedding was a soiree of their closest friends and family and many people came from out of town to celebrate. Cory and Lauren both were so laid back and relaxed the entire time. It was truly a day full of heart and fun.

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Congrats Cory and Lauren! What an amazing day! You two are wonderful human beings and I just know how happy you will make each other. From first meeting you, to your engagement session, and through your wedding day, it was awesome sharing this adventure with you both. You have some rockin’ family and friends and it was awesome seeing some familiar faces. Friends, thank you all for stopping by and make sure to hit ‘Like’ or leave some Love {aka comments}. ?

Venue: Gather in Downtown McKinney
Flowers: Holly Viles Design
Dress: Stella York
Beauty: Makeup by Wendy Zerrudo
Cake: Cakes by Design
Invitations: Minted
DJ: LeForce Entertainment

When I hear quotes about marriage being an adventure I think of Matt and Audrey. I think their relationship was summed up best during Audrey’s sister’s toast at the reception. Following the ceremony, everyone had gathered at the Bricktown Brewery in Downtown Oklahoma City. She took her glass and told the story about how Audrey met Matt. Audrey told her sister that a guy had asked her to go on a road trip with him for spring break. She wasn’t dating him, they had only recently met, and he offered to pay for everything. Obviously a concerning situation for an older sister, but Audrey is a free spirit and the guy seemed nice. Matt and Audrey have been together ever since and with Matt in the Air Force, their adventures have just begun. It was an amazing wedding day morning spent in rooms overlooking the city skyline at the Aloft Hotel in OKC’s Bricktown. Through happy tears Audrey flipped through a scrapbook of memories and well wishes put together by her supportive bridesmaids. The day was filled with many more heartwarming moments but I will never forget watching Audrey and her Dad wipe tears from each other’s faces after surprising him for the first time in her dress. With their wedding party in tow, they braved the wind and the cold {it was very cold!} to venture by foot downtown before returning to top of the hotel to say their I Do’s. Matt and Audrey, I think you had the perfect wedding…it was so you! You trimmed out all the unneeded extras and added more heart. ? Audrey you are a beautiful carefree girl and Matt, I can now see how Audrey trusted you from the start. You are a true blue gentleman.

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Congrats Matt and Audrey! What a loyal group of friends you two have to follow you unquestionably into the cold but it sure was a fun afternoon and a killer dance party! It was wonderful meeting all your family and friends. Friends, thank you all for stopping by and make sure to hit ‘Like’ or leave some Love {aka comments}. ♥

Ceremony Venue: Aloft Hotel
Reception Venue: Bricktown Brewery
Dress: David’s Bridal
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Catering: Bricktown Brewery

Fall was about to end with the last leaves blowing from the trees. The air was crisp and cool just like the day they were married. Jacob and Carolyn chose to celebrate their one year anniversary on the same ground they said their vows to one another. Golden sunlight glowed through the branches creating a serene atmosphere but in any case this park will always hold a special place in their hearts. We shot their engagement and their wedding, and now meeting up again we were reminded how awesome these two are. They have always been quite shy but that is what we love about them. Their love is genuine and sweet. Carolyn is warm-hearted down to her bones and Jacob is a caring gentleman who will forever protect her. They are the cutest couple! Holding hands, pushing their feet through the leaves, and remembering all the blessings from the past year…can’t think of a better way to celebrate. They even got Happy Anniversary greetings from a random wayward dog!

Jacob and Carolyn, it was such a fun day and I hope we can do it every year! It warmed our hearts to see that you are as madly in love as on your wedding. We wish you many many more years of happiness together! Friends, thank you all for stopping by and make sure to hit ‘Like’ or leave some Love {aka comments}.

  • December 16, 2015 - 3:30 pm

    Jeff Garban - these are especially lovely and real. the realness of which makes it all the more lovely.