Carla & Robert’s wedding preview blog

Carla & Robert have been together for 10 years. The day of the wedding, it was raining so hard with strong winds, we thought it would never stop. They really wanted their ceremony overlooking the water at Lake Ray Hubbard. They are always on the lake so what better setting than The Landing at Chandlers.

Just before the ceremony, the rain and wind stopped and the sun began peaking through the clouds. It was beautiful. There were so many funny moments during this wedding, some of the most fun and crazy people to be around. I have known them and their family for a while now. It took me a while to pick and choose the ones I wanted to edit for this preview blog, so many special moments to tell their day.

Venue: The Landing at Chandlers
Planner: Stefany McDonald
Caterer: The Landing at Chandlers
Florist: Stefany McDonald
Dress: David’s Bridal
DJ/Band: Firefighter DJ
Makeup/Hair: Michaela Lewallen
Décor: Stefany McDonald
Photography: Brandi McComb Photography
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Andrea & Christopher’s wedding previews

A note from the bride:

Chris and I met in college at UT-Arlington in 2008. We had mutual friends who constantly tried to set us up on a blind date. We dated in 2009 but decided to stay friends. My friends would always tell me “You’re going to end up together, you guys are going to get married.” We were in and out of each other’s lives for 6 maybe 7 years before we decided to go on a date again. It was like best friends meeting up for dinner, after that is history. We dated for 3 years before he finally proposed!
Proposal: I had been dying to take a trip somewhere and decided on Chicago in May of 2018. We had our trip booked and we were ready to go. Within the first few hours there I was already irritated with him. He was being so grumpy and said I was constantly lingering over him. To my defense, the hotel room was small and I had nowhere else to go. (Little did I know he was trying to get the ring out of his bag to put in his pocket.) We walked around the city for a few hours and decided to go see Cloud Gate aka “The Bean” in millennium park. I had him take a picture of me alone and then asked him to jump in with me. He gave a random stranger his phone and I guess secretly told him he was about to propose. As he walked up to me the stranger yelled out “Do you want me to take a photo or a video?” I was thinking in my head, “this guy must be an iPhone user, not a droid user.” The next minute I know Chris is on the ground and I’m thinking what are you doing?! But there it was, a pretty box with a shiny ring! I didn’t even hear him say a word, I just saw the ring and was like, “Are you serious?” He knelt there patiently waiting for me to say something. Before I could say a word, I grabbed the ring out of the box and put it on my finger. The perfect fit! I then hear someone yell in the crowd “What did she say?” That’s when I realized what was really happening.

Venue – Hidden Pines Chapel (Hurst)
Planner: Julia P
Caterer: D Squared Catering
Florist: Sam’s Club
Baker: Bobby Cakes (Waco)
Bridal Dress: Terry Costa Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: JJ’s House
Suits: Men’s Warehouse
DJ: Toast Entertainment
Makeup/Hair: A Makeup Story – Kayla Comb
Photography: Brandi McComb Photography

 

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Courtney & Susy’s wedding previews

Please tell us how you and your fiancé met, also give us a paragraph on the proposal:
How We Met: There’s a short story and a long story. The short and easy story that we tell most people is that we met through friends. The long story is that we both joined a Meetup group for LGBT women. If you’ve never heard of Meetup before it’s pretty cool. It’s not a dating app, it’s a people with common interests getting together app. There are all kinds of Meetup groups (ex: book clubs, dancing, foodies, young professionals, etc). Susy and I had never been to a Meetup before, this was our first one. We both were unsure about going but something (I’d like to think it was Fate) compelled us to go. We met a bunch of people at a cool restaurant called The Lot near White Rock Lake for food and beers. We had so much fun we went for a walk along the lake and then with a small group to Dave and Busters. At Dave and Busters, Susy and I played a zombie virtual reality game where we had to team up to defeat zombies. At the end of the game, it scored us as being 87% compatible (a number we still joke about today). From the moment we met, there was an instant connection. They say when you know you know, well I think we both knew this was something special. The rest as they say, is history. (This is taken from our website, feel free to check out more at www.courtneyandsusy.com)
The Proposal: I (Courtney) proposed to Susy on her 30th birthday. Her birthday also happened to fall on the 3rd year, 3rd month, 3rd week, and 3rd day that we had been together. I’m a bit of a numbers nerd, so I woke her up at 3:33am and told her I had an early birthday surprise I had to give her. I made her a love book (https://lovebookonline.com/) about all the things I love about her. On the last page it had a stick figure me asking her to marry me. Of course at 3:33am in the morning she was not about reading the whole book. She was tired and wanted to stop reading the book by like page 15. She had no clue what my plan was, but after some coaxing she read the whole thing. When she got to the last page her mouth dropped open and she looked up and I had the ring. It was a total surprise to her! We got to share the news with the rest of our family as we celebrated her birthday. It made for a very good way to turn 30!
Venue: Bear Creek Ranch Event Center
Caterer: Bold BBQ
Florist: DIY
Baker: Lakeview Bakery
Dress(es): David’s Bridal
DJ: DJ Kelly Hooper
Makeup/Hair: Flawless by Caro.
Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography

Tamara’s bridals

Hair/makeup: Simply Sarah Jane
Bouquet: Bride’s Mom
Photographer: Brandi Mccomb Photography – DFW Wedding & Portrait Photographer
Dress: Essence of Australia
Venue: The Lumen Room 

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Michelle & Eric’s wedding previews

I did their engagements in Deep Ellum and her bridals at the venue which was the La Cour venue in McKinney. I fell in love with this cute yet unique indoor/outdoor venue.

Venue: La Cour Venue
Planner: Katelyn Ripkowski with Peonies & Pearls Weddings
Caterer: Ruthie’s Food Truck
Baker: Hurtz Donuts
Dress: Eliza J Dress
Suit: Mens Warehouse
DJ: The Wood Wedding
Decor: The Bride
Bouquets: The Bride
Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography

 

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Marissa & Jared’s wedding previews

Marissa and Jared met at the University of North Texas through mutual friends from their sorority and fraternity. After being around each other in group settings, Jared pursued Marissa and asked her on a date to Barley and Board ( best restaurant in Denton ). After the best date, the rest was history and they began dating in 2016.

 

Venue: The Pearl at Sabine Creek
Planner: Connie Chilcote
Caterer: Chuys
Florist: Treasured Blossoms Flower Market
Baker: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Brides dress: Willowby By Watters
Dress(es)/Suit(s) Show me your Mumu/Men’s Warehouse
DJ: DJ connection
Makeup/Hair: Marbles Beauty
Décor: West Elm, Pier One, Wayfair
Photography: Brandi McComb Photography

 

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Rachel’s bridal blog

Rachel married the love of her life yesterday at Aristide McKinney! Now I can show off some of her bridals. I just loved this dress from The Bridal Shoppe Wylie, the added jewelry around her shoulders was simply elegant!

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Emily & Jaron’s engagement session at the Dallas Arboretum

I shot Emily & Jaron’s engagement session at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

They will be getting married in June at Morgan Creek Barn. I can’t wait for this wedding, it is going to be beautiful! The included their beautiful little girl in some of the photos, really such a sweet little family.

 

 

Hal & Jessica at Southfork

Hal & Jessica were married on a very cold evening at Southfork Ranch, you know the one, where the TV show Dallas was filmed.

History at Southfork began in 1978 when Lorimar Productions chose the North Texas showplace as the site for the CBS TV series Dallas. The hit series, which counted millions of viewers across the United States and in 95 countries as fans, was originally broadcast in the United States from 1978 to 1991. The series continues to be broadcast in syndication and still is in first-run status in many countries around the world. Because of the ranch’s high profile on television, the beautiful white mansion, the pool, the barns and surroundings quickly became a tourist mecca.

Jessica and her girls got ready in the beautiful white mansion while Hal and the guys got ready in the blue house. Here is just a peek inside their day from beginning to end.

Caterer: South Fork Ranch | Sheri Morriss
Baker: Whitney Crawford with Moonlight Cakes
DJ: David Moore Productions
Décor: Southfork Ranch – Sheri Morriss
Photography: Brandi McComb Photography
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