H and J’s artistic wedding at the Parson’s Table in Aledo, Texas; shot by Dallas wedding photographer Laura Miller.
Where do I even start with this one? This is easily one of my favorite weddings I’ve ever witnessed in my entire life and I’ve been staring at these photos for the longest time, afraid to choose the wrong ones and not do this wedding justice. My Dallas wedding photographer friends pick on me because I pack so many images into each blog post, but I get so attached to these weddings, shoots and people that cutting images feels like I’m losing a tiny bit of history, even though my clients already have all of the images. haha I just want to share each and every bit of these experiences with you and show you the things I see. This wedding made my heart go pitter-pat on a whole new level. As an artist myself, walking into this wedding felt like walking into a warm and familiar place where I could just be. Not only was everything lovingly and creatively selected and made, but so many things that they had displayed held personal meaning to them as well. Every centerpiece had a theme that related to the bride and groom, as well as their families, where they’ve been, and what they do. It was immediately obvious to me that H (the bride) and I were brain twins and if I had to do my wedding over, this is exactly what it would look like. That is… if I had 1/8th of the patience that she has to hand select and create each and every detail of this wedding. Even her dress was custom!
When I snapped out of the wedding fairy land that was going on in my head after laying eyes on all of her amazing details, I was able to begin my favorite part of being a Dallas wedding photographer: people watching. To be a fly on the wall with this bunch was impossible because their family and friends pulled you in and made you feel like you were instantly one of them. I can pretty much always feel the love with the couples I photograph, but at this wedding, it was coming from every. single. person. If I could shoot this wedding over and over again, I would, and I would never get bored because the venue, the details and the people were that amazing.
Their first look was one of my favorites, and was so emotional that I started to tear up right along with them. The groom beamed at the simple sound of the bride’s voice before he even saw her. His eyes lit up, his smile was huge and he couldn’t keep still. Those emotions carried throughout the ceremony, the cocktail hour and into the reception. We laughed, we cried, we laughed some more. There were smiles and hugs right up until their exit in a vintage Chevy. (Swoon!) This wedding was easily one of the best experiences I’ve had as a Dallas wedding photographer and validated every reason of why I choose to do what I do!
Which detail or moment is your favorite?
Wedding shot by Dallas wedding photographer Laura Miller for Shanna Leigh Images.