Madison & Blake – 6-2-19

A note from the bride ~

My fiance and I met our first semester at UNT in Fall of 2013. We both lived at West hall on campus. Blake only lived at the hall and went to UNT for one semester and then joined the army in 2014. I almost did not get to attended UNT at the time depending on financial aid. Lucky for us it was in God’s will for our paths to cross when they did. We became acquantices at the time who said hello and carried on small talk while we both lived at West hall. We added each other on social media that same year. Once he left for the army we lost touch for about a year. Once some time had passed we started talking again via social media in fall 2014/spring 2015. We kept in touch for 2 years. We talked almost every day, at times we went without talking for a month or so here and there but majority of the time we had some form of communication daily while he was stationed in Hawaii for the remainder of his time in the army. We were still just acquaintances but we were somehow a little more because we knew each other’s daily routines, friend groups, etc. While we were thousands of miles away, we always talked about me visiting him in Hawaii but never actually got to make that happen (got close once but didn’t pan out). We also talked about showing each other our favorite spots, hanging out once he got home, and what the future looked like for each of us individually (but also prying to see if the other fit into our life plan, hoping this would be it). Once he returned home in fall 2017 he asked me on a date (without telling me where we were going- so natrually I freak out and don’t know what to wear). He took me to the drive in movies that night in Fort Worth where we had our first official date and hoping it would be a movie ending for us
instead of an awkward disaster. Lucky for us it was in God’s will again for that to be our last first date.
The proposal was exactly one year after our first date at the exact same location, the drive in movies in Fort Worth. We had already planned on going back for our one year date but little did I know it was the day he asked my father for his blessing and then carried on to ask me to be his wife. That night he took me to our favorite sushi place before the movies. We found our spot for the movie and he surprised me with roses and chocolate covered strawberries (and I thought that was the big surprise for the night). We knew we wanted to take a picture in front of the movie screen in between the double feature. So after the first movie he asked the “strangers” next to us to take our picture. As we were taking it I noticed he wouldn’t stop staring at me so I asked if he was ever going to look at the camera, to my surprise he said no. Instead he continued to say the sweetest words. He would always joke about getting engaged in 10 years so he mentioned how he just couldn’t wait another day and got down on one knee!!! We spent the whole second movie in the truck face timing all of our family!
Venue: Flying V Ranch Event Venue

Planner: Kelly Dobson
Caterer: Babe’s Chicken
Baker: Kat’s Confectionaries
Dress(es)/Suit(s)- Bride/Bridesmaids dresses- David’s Bridal
DJ: DJ Apollo
Hair: Kerri Storck (hair)
Videographer: Seth Roche
Décor: Planner/mother of bride/florist/bride
Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography

Family session previews

We shot close to sunset at Prairie Creek Park, it was beautiful out. I have known Carly for many years through the DFW music scene, she’s a fantastic vocalist/performer and her husband is also a musician. Such a sweet family.

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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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Ashley’s Senior preview blog

Ashley will be up on the blog soon!

She is currently a Senior at Centennial High School, and after graduation she plans on attending Collin Community College while coaching competitive cheerleading at Express Cheer. After two years at Collin, she plans on transferring to a four year university to get her bachelors.

Venue – The Lumen Room

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Lucy’s Senior pics

Lucy is currently a Junior at Sachse High School, she plans to attend Ohio State after graduation for veterinary medicine, she’s currently in FFA, she breeds and shows goats and rabbits, she’s also an officer in FFA as well as horseback riding and she’s traveled extensively.

Venue – Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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The Patel girls Mother’s day session

Such a sweet little Mommy & Me session with murals in Dallas! The youngest daughter had us cracking up, such a fun shoot!

 

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Chloe’s Senior session at Firewheel Mall

Chloe is a Senior at Sachse High School. She’s in theater and she just finished her last theater performance this time as the stage Manager.

We did her session at Firewheel Mall just before the rain hit! Such a beautiful girl with a bright future.

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Katherine & Nate’s rainy day wedding

My sweet couple booked the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden for the beautiful scenery and flowers. They had planned to get married in the Secret Garden with reception to follow in the Camp House.

Unfortunately, that dream was crushed with 100% thunder and lightening storms. But, I was able to still create special memories for them from today. I didn’t want the rain to ruin their big day. The ceremony took place inside the living room of the house, it was packed and tough to move around, but we made it happen. The reception was under a tent, but the rain was so intense it began coming through the top in some areas. She wanted so badly to have her sendoff out front and leave in a golf cart, but instead, due to the rain, I suggested we do it under the covered patio, it couldn’t have been more perfect! Sometimes rain can mean good luck on your wedding day 

A note from the bride:

We met in college in New York and were friends for about a year before we started dating. We had only been together for a month when we graduated but we decided to move to Austin where Nate would be getting his Master’s, and then about a year after that we adopted two cats who are our de facto babies. A traditional proposal wasn’t our style so when we decided we wanted to get married we planned an engagement day where we went out to dinner at a nice place, came home to champagne, and exchanged homemade gifts.
Venue: Dallas Arboretum
Planner: Point-person at Arboretum, Ranczy Sanders (taking over from Stephanie Trujillo)
Caterer: CRO Catering, Dawn Falcone
Florist: Grateful Floral and Event Design, Beth Sovereign
Baker: SusieCakes
Dress(es)/Suit(s) Macy’s and Men’s Warehouse
Makeup/Hair: Three Zero Six, Candace Marshall
Décor: Grateful Floral and Event Design, Beth Sovereign
Photography: Brandi McComb Photography

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Katie’s Senior session at the Dallas Arboretum

Katie is graduating in May from Rowlett High School. She’s currently in show choir called RSVP.

Dallas Arboretum

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Courtney & Michael’s engagement previews

Courtney & Michael are getting married in June! Their venue is one of my faves Hawthorn Hills Ranch!

We did their engagements at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum.

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