A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of photographing a wedding of two beautiful ladies. Misty and Brandi were married on May 27, 2017 at Lost Oak Winery in Burleson, TX. The day was beautiful, the girls were beautiful, and we were lucky enough to document all the details.
These two girls have been together for a long time and when they decided to get married, I think cheers were heard around Texas. They were surrounded by so many friends and family. It was fun to look around the room that evening and see so many faces smiling back at them.
The day started pretty stress free and laid back. Both brides were pretty relaxed and just enjoyed the day and being pampered. As they were having hair and makeup done – all the little details were being finalized. Misty took a moment and looked around the room and said “I’m so proud of all of this. We did this.” It was beautiful. The girls did a fabulous job pulling everything together and it couldn’t have fit them any better.
The ceremony was absolutely magical. They stood together as the sun was setting and it cast a beautiful warm glow over the evening. Vows were said, laughter was had, tears were shed. These girls have spent a long time getting to this day. My hope for them was that it was everything they dreamed of and that they continue to look at each other years from now with this much love in their eyes.
Now… let’s party!
Thank you Misty and Brandi for allowing Melissa and I to be your photographers. The only better thing about each of our wedding clients… is when those clients are friends as well.
Venue: Lost Oak Winery
Photography: Beautiful Evolutions
Catering: Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Florist: Lydia Brown
Baker: Athena Theodosion
DJ: Tom Hernandez
All of my love
Congratulations to the Saucemos Girls.
For more of this beautiful wedding day … check out this video
It’s not often that I get to photograph a surprise proposal. Engagements… absolutely. But to be able to plan out and document such a big moment. It’s so amazing!
I had an event planned at Lost Oak Winery this past weekend to photograph some Valentine Mini sessions. Well… little did I know, I had perfect timing for the weekend that we chose. Up in Oklahoma City, a man named Dewan was making a big plan for a moment that would change the rest of his life.
Dewan called me and told me all of the big details. He had planned a BIG date day and was going to propose to his girlfriend. He already knew what he wanted to do and how we would orchestrate it. Together, we came up with a good story and a valid reason for me being there (mini sessions were the perfect cover). We nailed down the details of how to meet up, how to recognize each other and all the little loose ends were tied together.
I strolled over to them and gave them my big story, that I had spent all day photographing little kids and would love to spend some time photographing a couple that was so in love. I told corny jokes. I was my usual self, a complete dork. It all worked perfectly. Dewan and Patricia were amazing and we had so much fun with them. They were full of love and laughter.
My favorite thing about Dewan and Patricia…. their laughter. Let’s just be real for a minute… if you can’t laugh with each other, you are just missing out on the best thing in life.
So it was time… we actually had a really tight time frame to get everything done that Dewan had planned…. so I explained to Patricia that I had this idea that I wanted to see if I could make work. (Side note: Dewan had seen a video that he wanted to try to recreate. I think ours was WAY better.) Patricia waits patiently for me to give her the cue. She is supposed to turn around, throw the rose petals in the air and then Dewan will hug her tight. What she wasn’t expecting was Dewan to be down on his knee…. she almost missed it 😉
All in one quick moment… you could see it in her eye. She realized he wasn’t standing. She realized he was down on one knee. Then she realized he was holding a beautiful diamond ring.
I’m pretty certain that everyone at Lost Oak Winery was crying and cheering along. It was a beautiful moment and Dewan did such a great job of pulling of a fantastic surprise. Their love for each other is amazing. Not only is it strong, but it’s full of everything that counts. They will have a beautiful life together.
But wait… that wasn’t the only surprise that Dewan had up his sleeve. He had one more BIG thing planned for Patricia. I’m sure in her mind, she NEVER dreamed of a date day like this. They rode out to enjoy the sunset in a helicopter with Epic Helicopters… How stinkin cool is that???
Congratulations Dewan and Patricia… I am so blessed to have been the one to document this big moment for you. Thank you for trusting me!
By the way… My bags are already packed for New York… 😉
Much Love to you both
Sweet Ryen. Such a beautiful girl.
I met Ryen at our local winery, Lost Oak Winery. One of my favorite places to photograph someone. This time of year it is HOT… but the vineyard is just incredible.
Ryen is 18 years old and has big plans for her future. I ho pe all her dreams come true and her life is filled with love and happiness.