Once more in Texas - and getting a well received break from another north east cold snap. The entire weekend radiated an absolute warmth; the bride and groom have known each other since a church group ski trip a decade ago, and their families have been unofficially united for years. The wedding had the feeling of one large jubilant family, rather than two distinct groups coming together for the first time.
The evening ceremony was held at the childhood church of the bride and groom, First Methodist in Arlington. The sanctuary itself was decorated for the holiday with poinsettias, and couple added arrangements of white flowers at the ends of the pews. They invited their friends and family to participate in the service with readings and song.
Dallas' Belo Mansion held the reception - The Pavillion Ballroom was a proper mix of modern and traditional. Food and dancing and cake and champagne. Beautiful way to end a year of weddings.
Congratulations to S. and K!
Have an amazing trip to Belize!
Days that begin with dancing dogs are definitely good ones.
The dresses arranged under the garlands.
A quick cleaning of the engagement ring before we head to the church.
The groom, groomsmen and ushers - waiting and ready to go.
Chasing the light before the evening ceremony began.
Cutting the wedding cake, which was decorated to mirror S.'s wedding dress.
Cutting the groom's chocolate cake.
The Frosted Football - part of the groom's cake- being passed to the patient children.
The mist over the Dallas, the courtyard at the Belo, the holiday wreath, a little dance move: it all came together.
Same place, different angle, more video light.
S. gets serenaded by her new husband and his fraternity brothers.
Is this what they mean by 'hairography?'
Petal exit to car.
A fistful of petals.