Olivia turns 10! Previews!

Olivia turns 10!

80’s themed birthday at Thunderbird Roller Rink, walking in this place took me back to my childhood! I used to skate there back in the 80’s 

Girls really do wanna have fun!!

Cake- Tasty – Cakes & Confections
Cake pops and cookies- Amazeballz
Retro candy bar – Amazon.com
Outfits- Amazon Halloween
Candy bar- Party On Event Planning
Photographer – Brandi Mccomb Photography – DFW Wedding & Portrait Photographer

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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:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw2LLqHn5vqgSH6QUUjARQYbYskF_a3RW&fbclid=IwAR1mHuMgkE6LTE6vaaxD9hO2RMf0WlrhYCYZ1AolUnMdRJ0G5EImUgzfJMY 

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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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

Kerryn & Nick’s wedding blog!

From the bride:

Met at our friend’s wedding and have been inseparable since. He proposed after getting his private
pilot license and had a sign on a field below and proposed in the air. It was even on the news.

 

His proposal was pretty awesome! Click below to watch the video, so cute!
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Future-Pilot-Pops-The-Question-Mid-Flight-451187933.html

Talented venue and vendors:

Venue – Eldorado Country Club
Caterer: Eldorado country Club
Florist: Patti Ann’s Flowers (all the rest- bride)
Baker: Tart Bakery (grooms cake) Bianca Swanepoel (brides)
Dress – Sara’s Bridal Boutique
Groom – Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaids – LuLus Bridal Boutique
DJ: Total Event Audio & Lighting LLC
Décor: Weddings by Farah (Draping only)
Photography – Brandi Mccomb Photography – DFW Wedding & Portrait Photographer

 

Britnie & Brian’s wedding blog!

From the bride:
How we got here, in a short version

When I graduated from the academy, I proudly posted a “selfie” in uniform on social media. Well, it didn’t take long for Brian to start poking at my badge number or how “shiny and clean” my badge was.

Being the sarcastic person I am, I couldn’t let it go and some time later I convinced him to help me with a few things at work. Well, he still helps me with stuff at work but not as much anymore.

3 years of trips to Missouri, kayaking, hiking and date nights that somehow always ended up at a hibachi steakhouse… Oh, and can’t forget having three of the most “special” lab mix dogs that obviously rule the house. Here we are, incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to get married in front of all of our closest friends and family.

Britnie & Brian were married at The Grove with a wonderful lineup of vendors

Planner: Bobbie Jantz
Caterer: Kelly’s at The Village
Florist: Details Dallas Floral & Event Company
Baker: Annie’s Culinary Creations
DJ: All Access DJ
Makeup/Hair: Tease to Please Hair and Makeup
Dress: Pence and Panache Bridal & Tuxedo
Rentals: 5 Star Rental
Décor: Bride & MOB
Bartending: HD Liquid Catering
Photography: Brandi Mccomb Photography – DFW Wedding & Portrait Photographer

 

Drummathon 2018 previews!

This was our 3rd year to sponsor and photograph the Drummathon event at Klyde Warren Park where they were rocking it out with some kickass celebrity drummers including:

— Mark Schulman (P!NK)
— Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean Band)
— Gregg Potter (The Buddy Rich Band)
— Cathy Rich (The Buddy Rich Band)
— Sandy Gennaro (Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Travers, The Monkees)
— Kristopher Chip Ritter (juggling drummer as seen on David Letterman)
— Ric Hare – Emcee (Drummer at worlds greatest Ramones tribute and works at Drummer at Basket Case – A Tribute to Green Day)

It was another successful event with Breast Cancer Can Stick It Foundation, Inc. and we are just blown away each year by the love and support shown by so many who want to support such a great cause! They raised over $50k this year!!

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

 

Lindsey & Andrew’s wedding previews

Lindsey & Andrew were married on 9/2/18 at Rustic Grace Estate.

Happily Ever After –

They met in 2014 after love at first text when Lindsey agreed to join Drew for a Mexican dinner at La Vista.. Despite Lindsey’s best efforts of poisoning Drew with guacamole on their first date due to a severe allergy, they both survived the nerve-racking first date jitters. Shortly after, we began dating and living with one another. Because of our unique situation, with both of us having kids from previous relationships, our journey took off a bit faster than we could have imagined. The laughs and cries we shared together, paired with our daughters sisterly love for one another, made this unorthodox fairy tale, a dream come true. Without skipping a beat, we began living life as a four person family and selflessly devoting our love, time and effort to each other. Now, three years later, after the fine dining of nachos and margaritas, Drew took a leap of faith and got down on one knee. We have decided to vow our love to each other until death do us part, and we cannot think of any better way to do it than with our amazing family and friends.

Venue: Rustic Grace Estate
Planner: Kalisa with Legacy Catering & Design
Caterer: Kalisa with Legacy Catering & Design
Florist: Kalisa with Legacy Catering & Design
Baker: Bakermama
DJ: DJ Chris Brown
Makeup/Hair: Candace Marshall
Décor: Kalisa with Legacy Catering & Design
Photography: Brandi McComb Photography