Stephanie & David’s wedding blog

David and Stephanie met in summer of 2015 through an online dating site. David was moving to Dallas from Indianapolis and wanted to meet new people. He took Stephanie to Fair Park to see fireworks on the 4th of July for their first date. Their love blossomed from there. A year and a half later, David asked Stephanie to be his wife. He proposed to her with a special ring box he hand made out of black walnut with an amethyst inlay (her favorite color!). She said yes. On November 3rd, 2018 they became Mr. & Mrs. David Egger!

Something very interesting about these two? They  have been Beekeeping since April 2018!! Check out their adventures in backyard beekeeping here:
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The wedding was something out of a fairy tale. Stephanie learned one of David’s very favorite songs and surprised him during the ceremony as she sang it to him while her mother played it on keyboard. Talk about tearjerker! I loved everything about this wedding, simply beautiful.

Venue: The Windsor at Hebron Park
Planner: Jessica Scott from J Scott Events
Caterer: CN Catering
Florist: Dianne France from Fleurs de France
Baker: Shane Morgan from Posh Cakes by Shane
Dress(es)/Suit(s): Bridesmaid Dresses – Jenny Yoo through Bella Bridesmaids, Groomsmen – Menguin, Bride’s Dress – Mori Lee through Circle Park Bridal
Bride’s custom sleeves: Leighanna Reynolds at MaybeSew Alterations
Bride’s Tiara: Eden Luxe Bridal
Veil: Blanca Veils
David’s wedding band: Blue Nile
Steph’s wedding band: Adiamor
Steph’s engagement ring: Yadav
DJ: Jeremiah Brinkley from It’s Your Night Entertainment
Makeup/Hair: Marbles Beauty
Videographer: James McCullough from James Jordan Films
Onsite babysitting: Black-Tie Babysitting
Knives for the guys: Groom
Giftbags for the girls: Embellished Bride Shop on Etsy
Robes: Divine Bridal Shop on Etsy
Water Goblets: Posh Couture Rentals
Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography

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Jamie & Chris’s engagement previews

I photographed my sweet couple Jamie & Chris with their THREE fur babies in downtown Rockwall  I will be photographing their wedding this December at THE SPRINGS Event Venues

It was windy and cloudy but that did not stop us from getting great shots. Calling their names and doing my special dog whistle just wasn’t working after a while so at one point I simply said “treat” and all three dogs simultaneously looked right at me, ears perked up and smiled. Seriously can’t get any better than that! (Don’t worry, they got their treats) 🙂

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The DeAlbuqurque family

The DeAlbuqurque family previews
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Venue – Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
 
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Jennifer & Juan – Celebrating 14 years of marriage

I have photographed this couple and their two kids since 2014.

They are celebrating their 14th wedding anniversary and wanted new photos. When I first met them I did their 10 year! This time she had her bouquet recreated to look like the one from her wedding day 

Jennifer & Juan – celebrating 14 years!

Venue – Deep Ellum
Hair & Makeup – LaDonna Stein

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Kara & Hamid’s wedding previews

From the bride ~

Our first date (suppose to be just dinner) turned into 5 hours of us talking and laughing . We had instant chemistry. Over the following weeks, my heart told me I had found the man I wanted to marry. I knew within two weeks I was in love. I confided in my MOH Becca’s MOH that I felt it strongly. She too knew within weeks when she met the one, and although I never ever believed in that – deep down I knew. Hamid slipped up and told me he loved me on our 6th date. My shocked expression said it all, “too soon!?” He asked,”too soon” I responded. On that drive home I realized in fact, it didn’t feel too soon. It felt right. Over the coming months between his final year of his PhD and immense struggles within my family, we grew stronger. The adversity made us realize we were great life partners. We got engaged just after Christmas. Setting our date for almost 2 years out. Upon my moms cancer diagnosis, we moved the wedding to the time window doctors advised. We have received so much generosity, love and support. We thank you for being on this this journey with us!

Kara’s mother was diagnosed May 1st, 2018 with a brain tumor and as of May 7th, diagnosed with Stage IV Glioblastoma (or GMB), with the tumor in her left temporal lobe (the area of the brain affecting speech and cognition). A majority of the vendors listed below were brought in by Brandi McComb Photography and every vendor either donated their services free or offered very generous discounts for the family.

 

Venue: The Pearl at Sabine Creek
Planner: Bride
Caterer: Afasneh and roses catering, Leon is head chef
Florist: Ashley with TR Floral and Decor
Baker: Bonnie Norman
Dress(es)/Suit(s) Oleg Cassini dress and Farah tailor did customization
DJ: Justin stringfellow
Makeup/Hair: Marbles Beauty
Videographer: Hello Beautiful Films
Décor: Ashley and volunteers
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Ethan & Anna’s wedding previews

From the bride:

We met in 8th grade math class and would talk occasionally through high school, but never dated. Junior year of college I added Ethan on Facebook and they started messaging. He came home for a weekend a few weeks later so we had our first date.
Ethan told me a few weeks before that his mom wanted some nice family portraits for her birthday. His family is super close so it seemed normal. The day of he came and picked me up around 6 for pictures at his parents house. We got to their house and his sister was outside. She told us everyone else was inside getting ready and to just look at the decorations while we waited. His parents have this pagoda type thing by their pool that has benches so we went to sit there. The photographer came over and asked if he could take some pictures of us. I LOVE pictures of us and make a book each year of all our memories so I was immediately distracted by that. After he took some Ethan started messing with a pillow behind me and told me to stand up for a second. I figured there was a bug or something on it and he just didn’t want me to be scared. Instead he reached behind the pillow, pulled out a ring box and got down on one knee. All I could think to do was yell no way over and over before I said yes.

Once he put the ring on I heard the back door open. I looked and it was my dad walking out. My dad moved to Laredo for work a few years ago so it was so special to me that Ethan had coordinated to get him in town to be there. Ethan had managed to get both my parents, my grandparents and my local aunt, uncle and cousin plus his entire family to his house without me suspecting anything. After everyone came out of hiding the photographer took some pictures of our soon to be combined family!

Interesting fact about Anna? She was the title holder of Miss McKinney in 2012 and competed for Miss Texas.

 

Venue: Mimosa Hall
Planner: J.Scott
Caterer: Babe’s
Florist: Alba Dahila Floral – Rachel Ciastko
Baker: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Dress(es)/Suit(s) Dress: Ava’s Bridal Couture
DJ/Band: Sound Sensations – Eryk
Videographer: Wedding Mix
Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography

Sarah & Jorge’s wedding previews

From the bride:
Jorge and I met when I was a Junior in high school and he was a senior. We both went to different schools and I had just moved here (Sachse) from Oklahoma. I got a job at Brooklyn’s pizza and shortly after Jorge had set his sights on me. Funny story: when Jorge asked me for my number he told me he was asking for someone else, so when he texted me I thought that he was another person. I went on thinking this until I saw him the next day and found out that it was him. A couple months later, we found ourselves falling in love.
Jorge and I knew that we were ready to get married around Thanksgiving of last year. We had discussed the topic and then when we went to visit my mother in Oklahoma City for Christmas he took me and my mother to pick out my engagement ring. My mom was the one who spotted the ring and I instantly fell in love. It looks just like hers (smaller of course). I then knew if was coming and the anticipation was killing me. Finally, on New Year’s Eve when the clock struck midnight, (in the middle of eating grapes) I turned around to see him on one knee. He wanted to make it a surprise for everyone so the only person
who knew about the proposal was his brother Guillermo. His father, aunt and uncle and his cousins were there cheering us on.

Vendors:

Venue: Slate at II Creeks
Planner: Point of Care contact for day of the wedding: Camilla
Caterer: Market Street
Florist: Bride
Baker: Market Street
Dress(es)/Suit(s): David’s Bridal
DJ: Unique Dallas (Raymond)
Makeup/Hair (if applicable) Bride and Michelle Blood
Décor: Bride
Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography