The day began and ended with smiles.  A road trip for me with coffee in hand and excitement about the day.  I arrived to girls in curlers and cute robes and laughter.  The first order of business is always capturing the details of the dress, the shoes.  And OH!  The dress and shoes.

Shoes by Christian Louboutin

Dress by Oscar de la Renta

I had already had the wonderful please of photographing Orlie’s bridals, so was so happy to see her again on her wedding day.  She was stunning and sweet, calm and teary.  Such a beautiful heart.

Matt was cool, calm and collected.  He strolled around eating sandwiches with his groomsmen before meeting his bride in their First Look. (A First Look is an opportunity for bride and groom to meet before the actual “walk down the aisle.”  It is a personal time that affords more time for important photographs and togetherness.)

So happy to be in each other’s arms….

The fabulous Jill Leven of Eat, Drink and Be Marry (out of Lubbock, Texas) was the wedding coordinator for this event.  She always plans such a spectacular day and I adore working with her.  Her attention to detail and organizational skill keep everything running incredibly smoothly…

The reception was full of dancing and celebration.  The wonderful Vida King of Sweet Temptations provided the cake while Reisie Trulock provided the wonderful food.

Floral design was by Dayspring Designs.

The super fun band is called Atrevido.  Check them out on MySpace!

Matt and Orlie, thank you so much for allowing me to capture and be a witness to your beautiful day.  Your smiles, your connection, your bond is beautiful and truly brought tears to my eyes.  I wish you much happiness as you journey together.

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