Well we are finally getting caught up on the blogging. Today I am super excited to post our very first Texas wedding ever! Like I had said in an earlier post we were so thrilled to be able to document Jason and Julie’s love for each other in this capacity. We count it pure joy and humbling to be able to document such a special part in peoples lives. I first met the Evans family on my first trip down to Honduras last year. I got to see the family’s love so deeply for not only each other but for others as well. It was so cool to be able to drill a water well along side such a beautiful family. I couldn’t help but think of how much I wanted to have my future family resemble the same qualities and characteristics as the Evans family. Needless to say that when they asked I would be willing to come to Texas to shoot Julie’s wedding I was beyond ecstatic! Not only was it going to be our first wedding in Texas but to be able to work for one of the nicest, sweetest families I have ever met was the deal breaker.
One of my favorite things about this wedding was that there was so much family history in every little detail. They got ready in the house where her Grandfather built in the early 1900’s. Its called the Fairview Bed and Breakfast. Look at how beautiful it is.
Always a little craziness when the girls get ready.. so much different than the guys
Erin, Julie’s older sister, doing her makeup
A quick little pre-wedding “Bananogram” sess.. I have never heard or played it before but it looked super fun!! Aparently a HUGE thing over at College Station
The preparation for the wedding ceremony.. I love these shots!
This is where the ceremony and reception took place. Its called the Gidding Stone Mansion and it was built in 1870 and is still completely intact! Its beyond beautiful!
I LOVED the shots inside this beautiful house!
…and the live jazz band!
The sparkler send off!
This is probably my favorite shot of the day.. Whenever one of the Evans kids would leave home for a long time like when they were younger a vaction or when they were older and went off to college. Mom and Dad would always stand on the front porch waiving the I love you sign with their hands for as long as they could see the person leaving. They would sign each other for as long as they were in sight. If you look closely, you can see Julie and her Mom giving each other this “i love you” sign to eachother as they drove away! I thought that it was just a really sweet touch to end the night!
It was a beautiful day in so many different ways. Their only prayer was that God received all the glory from the day and it was pretty evident that this was the case!
I think what made it such a pleasure to work for this family is that they have treated us like family from the beginning. Providing trip details, time-lines, and travel arrangements. Welcome baskets upon arrival to our hotel room. Food provided for every meal. Even after the wedding was over Kristin and I decided to extend our stay and see what Texas had to offer (Enjoying the rodeo, Tim McGraw in concert, and some good ol’ Texas BBQ!) the Evans family extended this hospitality all throughout our stay. They completely blew us away with their amazing generosity! We love you all so much and are really excited to come back and visit ya’ll real soon