Dallas Texas Fall Wedding
I am excited to share a very Texas wedding I photographed at a Family ranch just outside of Dallas, Texas. It was a chilly Fall day in October when Meryl and Brad exchanged vows under a fabric-draped oak tree. Meryl looked impossibly gorgeous in her tulle and lace mermaid wedding dress by Enzoani. Her cathedral veil flowed beautifully in the Texas country breeze – as did her bridesmaids’ fluttery wine-colored Jenny Yoo dresses. A local florist named Lora’s Flowers (who I can’t seem to find online) created Meryl’s romantic all-red wedding bouquet and reception flower arrangements. The bridesmaids’ dainty red rose floral crowns were a nice touch too, and absolutely perfect for a Fall wedding.
Let’s not forget the guys looking dapper in their navy blue suits from Kenneth Cole and burgundy floral bowties. I do love a man in a blue suit. yum!! As you can see, between the deep berry reds, blues and greenery of the beautiful landscape this was one handsome jewel-toned wedding party. However, the true stars of the show were those gorgeous horses, of course. And that curious baby colt OMG! I wanted to take him home. I’m so happy they wanted to be part of the photos.
Meryl and Brad wanted a true Texas “country” party for their reception, and one is not complete without yard games and a bonfire. Café lights strung from an oak tree guided guests from the white reception tent to the dance floor where they danced the night away. Speaking of dancing, I must mention Meryl and Brad’s first dance under the outdoor chandelier. So creative. And I LOVE that instead of a sparkler exit, they chose to have guests surround the dance floor with sparklers during their first dance. I have to say, this is a lot better than giving fire sticks to people who have been drinking all night. (I’ve been burned a time or two in my day!)
Overall it was a great day in the country with these two love birds. And as always, it is an honor to photograph someone’s wedding day. 2020 marks my twelfth year photographing weddings and it remains one of the greatest privileges of my life. Truly.
Cake: Candy Haven, DJ: Something Blue , Florist: Lora’s Flowers, Video: Joy Neville, Hair/Makeup Artist: Samantha Landis