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.
|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.|