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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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

39th birthday celebration at Ferris Wheelers Backyard BBQ

Last night I shot a 39th surprise birthday for Jonathan Rosen at Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ

It was a party of around 30+ friends and family put on by his girlfriend Jordan, my favorite monkey you ever did see was there to surprise him! Miki the Monkey LOVES his dum dum suckers and helping blow out birthday candles!! The birthday boy was surrounded by friends and family who had such an amazing time! Some of the guests got on the big ferris wheel which always makes for great photos!

I have said it before, this is the BEST BBQ I have ever tasted! If you have not yet been you must try this place out! Great atmosphere, they have plenty of room for parties, events, they even have bands (big stage out back) and let’s not forget the ferris wheel.

Owner Doug Pickering was there greeting guests as usual, hung out with Miki the Monkey and served up the best BBQ in Texas!! Ferris Wheelers Backyard BBQ is located at 1950 Market Center Blvd. On the menu, you can expect “Texas staples such as brisket, ribs, house-made sausage, honey-brined smoked turkey breast and Carolina-style pork shoulder,” according to a press release. “The Southern-influenced sides include smoked BBQ beans, smoked green beans, BBQ mac & cheese, jalapeño bacon cole slaw and Southwestern potato salad.”

Birthday boy – Jonathan Rosen
Venue – Ferris Wheelers Backyard BBQ
Photography – Brandi McComb Photography
Miki the Monkey – B3 Entertainment

 

Surprise 70th birthday celebration

He surprised his wife with a very special 70th birthday celebration surrounded by family and friends. Maggiano’s does such a great job at hosting events and the food is always so good. He hired a planner who put together a team of vendors who did a fantastic job, here are some of my favorite previews.

Venue – Maggiano’s
Planner – Party on Event Planning
Floral – Charming Floral
Cake – Annie’s Culinary Creations
Linens – Am Linen Rental
Photography – Brandi McComb Photography
Entertainment – Toney Walsh, Jr on vocals and Mike Loveless on Keys

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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

Maggie & Matt’s wedding previews – March 31, 2018

Maggie and Matt’s Story

Matt and Maggie met in 2013. They had their first date at Giuseppe’s in Denton and talked until the restaurant closed. They didn’t talk for awhile after that, but eventually they found each other again and the rest is history! They ended up spending a lot of time with each other and enjoy hiking, reading and relaxing together. In the summer of 2015, they adopted a weenie dog named Sawyer to serve as a little brother to Maggie’s pup, Hector. They moved in together in the fall of 2015 and decided to buy a house in 2017. Now they’re beginning their happily-ever-after.
The Proposal

On a family vacation to New Jersey with Maggie’s extended family, Matt decided to pop the question under the fireworks on the 4th of July. The beach, family time, and now a fiance, it was a vacation to remember!

The Wedding

THE SPRINGS Event Venue
5430 Wildcat Rd, Aubrey, TX 76227

Vendors:

Flowers: T&T Flowers and Gifts, Tammy Bell
Photographer: Brandi McComb, brandi@brandimccombphotography.com
DJ: Mobile Music, Bob Poer
Day of Coordinator: Linda Poer
Security: Officer David Murray
Officiant: Love Notes, Chris Marx
Cake: Jenny Layne Bakery
Linens: 5 Star Rental
Makeup/Hair: Wendy Zerrudo
Catering/Bartending: Blue Mesa Grill, Andrea Hood

Mykie & Samantha’s very unique LGBT wedding at the The Quixotic World

I have shot many sessions in Deep Ellum over the years from senior portraits to couples, Modeling, etc, and I always stop at this building because I love the red and black on the outside for my sessions. I have always wondered what they have done to the inside since the name change, back in the 90’s I would see bands play there.

I was so excited when I booked this LGBT wedding and on NYE!! (During the afternoon though), however, when my 2nd shooter and I arrived it was SNOWING!!!! We walked in from such a bright and freezing situation outside to a dark and almost Willie Wonka like scene inside, it was awesome! I was in photography heaven, some photographers may have walked in and been in panic mode because if you do not know how to shoot in low light and I mean almost dark, well then you are in trouble. I have years of experience so I was not worried, I was very excited!

Here are some of my favorites from the ceremony and reception, I absolutely love how this venue looks now and the creative touch the brides added. This venue holds all types of events, you really need to check them out. https://www.thequixoticworld.com/dallasweddingvenue/

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Christie & Raj wedding previews – 11/11/17

They first had a Hindu ceremony then had their guests turn their chairs around for a traditional Christian ceremony. It was beautiful from start to finish and her laugh was infectious!

Venue: Dallas Arboretum – Secret Garden and Camp House
Planner: Rachel Leo, Dallas Arboretum
Caterer: Two Sister catering
Florist: Bon Vie Floral Design, Florist: Dafni Doyle
Baker: Annie’s Culinary Creations
DJ/Band: Westin Portillo
Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography

A Cinderella birthday Party!

“A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you’re fast asleep
In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep

Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true”

Olivia turned 9 and wow! what a ball she and her royalty friends had! Take a peek inside……

Venue – The Gallery Event Room
DJ-Arbutus Entertainment
Photo Booth-Memory Maker Photo booth
Balloons- Today’s Balloons
Catering – Blue Agave Catering
Cake- Sweet Somethings by Ashleigh
Linens-AM Linen rental
Drape and Light- Dallas Drape and Lighting
Decor & Planning – Party On Events!
Photography – Brandi McComb Photography
Cinderella – Happily Ever Parties and Entertainment
Mom’s dress – custom made at JJs House
Birthday girl dress – Rosie’s Posh Parties (Etsy)
Baby Cinderella – Tutu Foxy (Etsy)
The invites – Simply Fab Chic (Etsy)