Ok here goes… photos from my weekend in Dallas. There were two main reasons for me to travel to Texas; number one because my cousin Emily was gettin’ hitched (yippee!) and number two because my brother is going to be marrying one of my best friends Tara in Dallas this fall as well (double yippee!) and we were going to scout locations and dresses for their wedding. We had a super packed and busy weekend, which was exhausting but SO much fun. I took lots of photos and I’m just warning you now this is going to be a whopper of a post… so sit back, grab a cup of tea and settle it, here we go!
The first thing that we did when we got in was attend the rehearsal. My mom and Tara got to work decorating the pews…
The MOB (mother of the bride for those that don’t speak wedding) my aunt Sue looking so proud!
And the father of the bride, my uncle Mike, taking photos
The happy couple, walking down the aisle after the rehearsal…
The next day was WEDDING DAY! It was fun to experience a wedding day as a guest instead of as a photographer, but of course you couldn’t pry the camera out of my hands if you tried… so I had to grab a couple of shots here and there. The next few are from Emily’s bridal brunch.
The bride and her momma
All of the bridesmaids looking fabulous
Emily toasting her bridesmaids and thanking them…. such a sweet speech! I love girly get togethers!
Between the brunch and the wedding we headed out dress shopping for Tara (I told you it was a packed weekend!!) I am holding myself back from posting any photos of her actually in a wedding dress, as I hear it’s bad luck for Chris to see her in one before the big day.
The other thing that made my trip extra-fabulous was that I got to see one of my absolute best friends Jean. Tara, Jean and I were like 3 peas in a pod in college. We were all in the same architecture studio together, all rowed crew together, and basically spent all our time together
I was so happy that Jean drove up from Houston to hang out with us on Saturday! I just had to throw her in front of the camera though, no one is safe around me
How gorgeous is she? I have such good looking friends!
Tara and Jean together.. so cute!
And of course I couldn’t forget Tara’s sister. They are so adorable together!
And now, finally… on to the wedding! There was no photography allowed during the ceremony and I wasn’t around for the getting ready… which only leaves the reception. I did my best to stay out of the way of the hired photographer, Sarah Holt from VIM studio
(who is awesome by the way!) so I mostly took photos of my family, plus a few dancing shots just for fun
Here are my parents looking sharp
And Chris and Tara, looking ridiculous. Don’t worry, that face was on purpose. They don’t always look like that
I think this one is hilarious. I always tease my sister that her mannerisms are slowly turning into those of my mom… and I think this shot proves it!
Allison with the happy bride & groom
This dancing shot of my parents is one of my favorites of the night, so sweet!
And a little more dancing action. The party was a total blast!
Just as the night was winding down I glanced over and caught this shot, Emily with her parents in such a sweet moment. She is definitely daddy’s (and mommy’s) little girl! It was so touching to see the love between them.
So there you have it! My ridiculously long Dallas weekend wrap-up post! I had such an amazing time and I’m so happy for you Eric & Emily!! Congratulations on your marriage and I hope you’re having a fantastic time on your honeymoon.
Chris & Tara, you’re next! I can’t wait for your wedding in Dallas this fall, it’s going to be amazing I’m sure. Thank you so much to Jean for driving all the way up to see us, you looked fantastic and I can’t wait until you move closer so we can hang out all the time