Nick & McKenna Shaw’s wedding blog

Our Story

Nick and McKenna met in early spring 2015. While there was an immediate connection, their lives were just beginning and relationships were an afterthought. McKenna had just moved to Dallas after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University, while Nick had recently moved back to Dallas from West Texas. After a few casual dates, things began to get more serious as the Summer came to close. Brunch dates, nights in Uptown and Game of Thrones watch parties were the beginning of something special. They couldn’t get enough of each seeing each other. As time went on and basketball seasons came and went, Nick knew that he had found someone special. They had fallen in love. In the Summer of 2016, they adopted their sweet pup, Jax, and they both knew that they were becoming a family. Nick proposed on June 11th, 2017 and the rest is history. They would like to thank everyone that has helped build and be a part of their relationship to make it to this day. The couple looks forward to celebrating with each and everyone one of you on their wedding day!

Nick proposed to me in Klyde Warren Park on a very early Sunday Morning in the same spot where we had one of
our first dates. Same Chair same picnic table and all. After he popped the questions I was in shock and everything
was kind of a blur, so I asked him if he could ask me again. So, he did. Lol. After the proposal he had all of our family
and friends secretly waiting at a restaurant, so we could share a celebratory brunch.
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Grooms Hotel: Omni Hotel
Brides Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Worth Downtown
Ceremony: St. Patrick Cathedral
Reception: T&P Station
Planner: Nicole from Blissful by Design
Caterer: City Kitchen
Florist: Lynette Lee
Baker: Savor Patisserie
Dress(es)/Suit(s): Ava’s Bridal & Jos. A Bank
DJ: DJ Connection
Makeup/Hair: Braided Bride/Kaci Strother
Reception Contact: Tanisha Broddus
Photo Booth & Lighting: Complete Weddings & Events / Ron Sexton
Photography: Brandi McComb Photography

Valerie & Edward’s Catholic wedding previews

I shot a gorgeous Catholic wedding at St Jude Catholic Church of Mansfield

Valerie & Edward have such a special story and have two handsome little boys together.

From the bride:

My husband and I met at the start of our senior year in high school. He was a football player and I was a cheerleader and we met through mutual friends. Over the course of 6 months we became the best of friends, even though he always wanted to be more.
However, I started to fall for him and the exact
moment I knew I was in love with him was on my birthday 2004 when he skipped his lunch, drove across town 30 mins to a flower shop to buy me the most beautiful bouquet of tulips with a bright pink bow on it, drove back to class late, sat though class with the flowers then walked across the school to give them to me. I had only ever told him once that my favorite flower was tulips and my favorite color was pink, but he remembered. We officially started dating exactly a month later and we have been inseparable ever since. My husband has always been a romantic and over the last 14 years I have fallen more in love with him every day. We always knew we would get married but life happened, and we just hadn’t been able to till now.
The Proposal: On Christmas eve Dec 2013 we went to the children’s mass as we always do every year. There was a large present under the tree and all month he kept telling me it was going to be the best Christmas ever. I kept telling him that as long as I had him and my boys that it would be great regardless. He continued to tell me it would be just awesome. What I didn’t know was he had taken my oldest with him in October to choose my ring together and he had been planning to propose since then. Before mass I told him that I wanted a family picture but my youngest son was just months old at the time and I had to leave mass to nurse him in the car (the black dress I wore wasn’t nursing friendly) We ended up leaving right after but when we got home, I was in the kitchen about to walk upstairs and he told me not to change because we still had to take our family picture. He then asks me to stand in front of our Christmas tree and says that we should let our oldest take one of just him and I. Little did I know he was actually recording. Right before we take what I think is a picture he holds my hands tells me how much he loves me and how blessed he is to have spent this many Christmases with me and how amazing and wonderful he thinks I am. Somehow between those sweet words and the next minute I just remember him asking me to put this brown paper bag on the table, which is where he had been hiding the box with the ring. As I turn around to put the bag on the table and when I turn back around to look at him he is on one knee reminding me that he is looking forward to forever with me.

Caitlin & Donnie at The Springs!

From the bride:

We met through my partner teacher who knew Donnie from grade school. It took me a month before I let her give him my number, and she gave it to Darla instead! So she forwarded my number to him. He texted me and we immediately hit it off, we made plans for that weekend to go to an FC Dallas game. Everything after just fell into place.

Donnie, Kiersten, and my mom planned an impromptu family house warming for my new apartment. Donnie proceeded to carry a cart of goodies up my 3 flights of stairs in the heat of July. He was a nervous wreck. Donnie asked me to open up mail he “received” that was a baseball card. He said he got a surprise card and he wanted me to open it for luck that it would be a good card. When I opened it it was a baseball card that had a picture of us on it and it said “Will you marry me?” Next thing I know he is on his knee and he asked and of course I could only say YES!!

Vendors:

Venue: THE SPRINGS Event Venues

Bartenders & Security: JC Bartending

Caterer: E & J Carolina BBQ

Cake: Brendals Cakes

Photography: Brandi Mccomb Photography – DFW Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Makeup Artist: Flawless Faces by Felice

Florist: Renee Windlinger

DJ: Dj Mike Mixx it

Videographer: Ben Cooper

Officiant: Pat Cummins

Courtnie and Jonathan Mckinney’s wedding previews

Jonathan has a sweet little boy and they both just love Courtnie!

Courtnie immediately became a mom and they are a sweet little family. This wedding was gorgeous and I was in love with the color palet! Just take a look at some of my favorites from the day.

Venue – Las Colinas Country Club Drive

Coordinator – Alex Stein

Photography – Brandi McComb Photography

*More vendor info to come

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Brittany’s bridals!

Congrats Brittany & Danny!!
 
They were just married at the breathtaking Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Jamaica today, we were bummed we could not be there but I am thrilled to finally be able to share her gorgeous bridals I shot a few months ago at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
 
Isn’t she a stunning bride? Just wow!
 
Hair & Makeup – Marbles Beauty
 
Bouquet – Treasured Blossoms Flower Market

Dress – LuLu’s Bridal Boutique

Photography – Brandi McComb Photography

#JamacianMeACulver


Ashley & Alan’s wedding previews in Glen Rose, TX

From the bride:

Alan & I met through my sister Krista, who was a coworker and friend of his. When I was looking to move to the Austin area Krista said to reach out to Alan because he had been looking for a roommate. I had met Alan before in social settings, so I reached out and moved in with him in August of 2012.  My plan was to live with him for about six months before getting my own place, but as it turns out there was much more in store for us and we are very excited to start our next chapter as husband and wife.

The wedding took place on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM on the family property in Glen Rose, TX, Alan’s mom found all vendors who did a phenomenal job, as soon as I have that list I will add them.

Haley & Travis Fruit – wedding previews

Travis & Haley were so much fun to work with! They are both very outgoing and just wanted to document the day as it was, natural, fun and in the moment. The venue they chose was such a sweet little place perfect for a smaller scale wedding or event. The floral and bouquets were absolutely breathtaking and the cake was to die for!

From the bride:

We met on Tinder. Our first date was a movie and dinner on August 28, 2016. Travis proposed to me on January 5, 2018. He surprised me at school with a video including my second grade students in the video.

Venue: Little Wren

Planner: (Day of) Laura Weaver

Caterer: On the Border

Florist: Treasured Blossoms Flower Market

Baker: Butterfly Cake Factory

DJ/Photobooth: Any Events Productions

Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography

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Emiliano & Cheryl’s wedding previews

Emiliano & Cheryl were married over the weekend at Piazza in the Village. The details of the day were just stunning, I loved how they incorporated his love of the Dallas Cowboys from the cake down to his socks, even the flower girl wore DCC earrings!

So much color and so much fun from beginning to end. Both families genuinely adore the other and you can see these two were meant to be together. I took my favorite images of the day from the getting ready photos to the send off just as if you were there.

Venue – Piazza in the Village
Catering – Piazza in the Village
Hair & Makeup – Susanna Romo
Dress – David’s Bridal
Cake – Amelia Gonzalez with Dream Cakes by Bella
Bridesmaids Dresses – Azazie
Groom & Groomsmen suits – Men’s Warehouse
Photography – Brandi McComb Photography

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Danielle & Clint’s wedding previews

This couple is so good together and absolutely sweet as can be!

Clint proposed to Danielle on July 26, 2017 in Keystone, Colorado on top of Keystone mountain. They were on family vacation with his family, they went up to the top of the mountain for lunch, went for a walk and he got down on one knee and popped the question.

They chose 1899 Farmhouse for their venue, it was a beautiful wedding. The floral they chose were stunning and my favorite was the groom’s cake! Check out some of the previews below 🙂

Venue – 1899 Farmhouse, Wedding & Event Venue
Planner/Decor – Southern Celebrations
Floral- Treasured Blossoms Flower Market
Catering – The Festive Kitchen
Bakery – A Sweet Life
Hair & makeup – Osgood-O’neil Salon
Suits – Men’s warehouse
Bride’s Dress – LuLu’s Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid’s dresses – Nordstrom’s
DJ – Tim the DJ
Ceremony music – Dain Ussery with Eric Michael Music, LLC