Jordyn & Michael’s wedding blog – 6-8-19

A note from the bride ~

Michael and I met our Freshman year of high school at Jenks High School. We met in our biology class and started talking in class and then it went from there!

Michael took me to his families land, we call it the farm, on the opening day of hunting season (October 1st) in 2017. He went out that morning to go hunting and when he came back he asked if I wanted to go for a ride to the waterfall (a place on the land that is very pretty and is a waterfall when there is water running). We went to the waterfall and that is when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!!

 

Venue: Little Wren Weddings & Events

Planner: Curly Willow Botanicals

Caterer: Sticky Ribs BBQ

Florist: Curly Willow Botanicals

Baker: Delicious Cakes

Dress(es)/Suit(s): Davids Bridal/Mens Wearhouse

DJ: DJ Connection

Makeup/Hair: Kassandra Morales

Videographer: Simply Ivory Videography

Décor: Family/ Curly Willow Botanicals

Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography

 

 

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

Emily & VJ’s wedding previews – 5-26-19

A note from the bride:

We met through a mutual best friend (best man) in college. We were friends for a long time, dating other people and living life, until we happened to both be single and the three of us (bride, groom, and best man) all moved in together and a relationship blossomed from there.

One night at home, after a busy schedule of trips and vacations, we picked up take out and got in our comfy house clothes and came home for a night in to unwind together. While I was putting together plates for us, chattering away, VJ slipped out, retrieved the ring, and when I turned around he was down on his knee and he asked me to marry him and share a lifetime of happy nights at home together. It was perfect because I had accidentally learned that he was ring shopping and was highly suspicious on all of our trips and outings, and I hate having all eyes on me. I was scared of some kind of big public setting, and he caught me completely and sincerely by surprised, and created the perfect comfortable, safe, and private space for such a special moment.

 
Venue – Winfrey Point
Venue Coordinator – Jason Peebles (Winfrey Point)
Wedding Coordinator – Stohr-ee Events
Photographer – Brandi McComb Photography
Florist – Fleurs de France Floral
Decor/Rentals – Marquee Rentals
DJ – Heartsong Entertainment
Caterer – 3D Catering
Bartending Services – HD liquid Catering
Officiant – Rabbi David Gruber
Bakery – Butterfly Cake Company
Hair & Makeup – Marbles Hair and Beauty Transportation – DFW Vintage Cars

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Michelle & Brysen’s wedding previews

One of the most fun weddings!! Live band and a DJ, lots of laughter, tears, and DANCING!!!! Let’s not forget the cake, wow!

 

Venue  – The Springs Events at Rockwall – Rockwall Manor
Florist/Coordinator – Wild Rose Events & Floral Design
Bakery  –  Sweet Art Custom Cakes
Band – Private Property
Bar Service – D Squared Catering
Candy table Provider – Calandra Lewis
Catering  – Maggiano’s Little Italy, Willowbend
DJ  – DJ Phyfe Richard Ndagala
Hair Dresser  – Anetris
Ice Vendor  – Lone Star Services
MC  – Tracee WRight
MUA – MKup Glamourrx
Officiant – Uncle Flyod Williams
Photographer – Brandi McComb Photography
Security Service  – Kimbre Collier
Transportation  – Celeste Burgess

 

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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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Blessy & John’s wedding previews

John & Blessy were the sweetest couple and let me tell you about this wedding! We had 5 total locations from getting ready to prayer to ceremony and reception. My 2nd shooter met in Irving on the guys side for getting ready and prayer at 7:45am, while I met in Garland on the girls side at 7:45am for getting ready and prayer. It was a long day but so many beautiful moments with the most gorgeous colors and lots of fun!

Ceremony Colors: dark royal blue and gold with a pop of hot pink
Reception Colors: dark royal blue and gold with a pop of hot pink
Expected Guest Count for Ceremony: 750
Expected Guest Count for Reception: 791
Venue (Ceremony) – Emmanuel Pentecostal Church
Venue (Reception) – Hampton Inn, Ballroom
Wedding Coordinator – Joyce Matthews
Photographer – Brandi McComb Photography
Videographer/Live Feed – Power Vision
Sound – Onstage Systems
Decorator – Alpha Decor Events
Bride Make-Up & Hair – Beautiful Lush
Bridesmaids Makeup – Savita Shantakumar
Bridesmaids Hair – Beauty by JLIS
Sari Draper #1 – Elsa Varghese
Sari Draper #2 – Princy Varghese
Limo & Party Bus – Prime Limo
Appetizers & Point Person – Taj Mahal
Wedding Cake – Jo’s Cakes
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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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Molly & Diego’s wedding previews

A note from the bride:

We met in Chile in August of 2012. It was love at first site. We fell hard and fast for a few months until Molly’s time in Chile was finished. Although we knew it was something special, it did not seem realistic to be together, when we lived 1000s of miles away. In December 2013, Molly came for Christmas in Chile, in this time we started our relationship where we left it. This is when we found a love we could not break. We stayed together for 8 months while living in different countries. We talked on the phone for hours, watched movies together in Skype, and dreamed of what a future together would be like in the same place. In these 8 months we learned how to trust, communicate, and encourage each other while being so far apart. In August 2014, we finally were able to start a life in Chile. While living in Chile we became family. We did everything together, we worked, played, we traveled. We spent every moment with friends or family. We were always growing and learning about life. Here we are in 2018, ready to commit to a relationship that will last a lifetime. And we want all of the people who have supported us from the beginning.
The venue was gorgeous 20s Historic Mini Mansion in Wylie, I just loved everything about this place! I was able o capture some wonderful bridal and couple portraits using the different rooms within the house. One of Wylie’s landmark charms. 100 yrs old & on the Historic Downtown strip at Ballard & Brown, this beautifully restored 3700 sq ft craftsman lies in the heart & soul of the town’s shoppes, restaurants, winery & the Olde City Park. 5Bdrm, 2-story charmer, completely restored back to gracious era of the 1920s. High ceilings, hardwood floors throughout. Spacious with lovely antique personality furnished in every room. Within 10 mins of the world renown Southfork Ranch. 5 Mins from Lake Lavon. The family and friends from Chile were so kind and everyone had an amazing time.
Venue – 20s Historic Mini Mansion in Wylie, The Olde House Airbnb​
Catering – Chiloso​
Cake: Market Street (United 563)​
Photography – Brandi Mccomb Photography – DFW Wedding & Portrait Photographer​
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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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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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