Friday, February 25, 2011

My Best Friend's Wedding

Back in December, my older sister, Katie, got hitched. I've been holding out on you, and I know you're dying to see the goods! All photographs are courtesy of Mike Lewis, a fantastic photographer located in the Dallas Ft. Worth metroplex.

Katie had always talked about having a December wedding. Our church, First United Methodist Church of Ft. Worth has always been beyond beautiful during the holiday season, and as a child Katie thought there was no place more lovely to get married than in the sanctuary during Christmas.  When we went dress shopping, a dress was absolutely a NO if it didn't work with her gorgeous white faux-fur stole and right off the bat we knew her colors would be red, gold, and green.

Mike had a perfect idea for Katie's wedding gift to Chase. Minutes before the wedding, he received a framed photo from Katie's bridal portraits, that left him still completely clueless to what she would look like as a bride.

Our mother's dress was custom made by Moe at The Bridal Showroom in Oklahoma City. Looking for a MOB dress can be a nightmare, her dress ended up being exactly what she was looking for.

All florals and centerpieces were created by Out of the Garden in Grapevine, Tx. Tucked into the bride's bouquet was lace from her maternal grandmother's wedding gown and a vintage brooch.
The reception was held at The Ashton Hotel in downtown Fort Worth. They were incredibly accommodating and created an unforgettable memory.

Their first dance was to "You Are the Sunshine of My Life."

Since we were kids, we've always danced around the living room or kitchen to "All I Want for Christmas Is You." Katie and my dad decided there wasn't a better song for their father daughter dance. There wasn't a dry eye in the house!

With such rigorous dance moves, her bustle broke. Always, always, always have safety pins on hand!!
Chase's dance with his mother was cut short...
For a Louisiana "Second Line" led by the bride, groom, and mother of the groom to "When the Saints Go Marching In" You don't know fun until you've second lined!

Maids of Honor.. Practice your toast. You're bound to get weepy and nervous and forget the whole thing, like I did!
On the Way, a band out of Dallas entertained the wedding party and guests for the rest of the night. We really know how to party!

Never underestimate the cuteness of a ring bearer.


Stephanie said...

Awww Meg, what a beautiful wedding. Everything looks perfect and the photos just showcase all of the emotions of the day. And your mom's dress is a knockout, wow!

Lifting Blog said...

Sis your blog is awesome. You picked the perfect pics to capture each stage of that night. Your toast was PERFECT. NO words would have said all you did!!!! Love You! Chase

Mel said...

What a beautiful event! The joy on everyone's faces tells the story. Thanks for sharing it with us.