Danielle and Bryce Slayter | GracePoint Community Church in Lumberton, Texas

Danielle and Bryce got married at GracePoint Community Church, which is their local church in Lumberton with a modest chapel. It was a gorgeous day and the sun shone all day long! The couple exchanged gifts and read each other’s promises to one another. This was a great opportunity to take photos of Bryce reading his future Bride’s vows at the ceremony stage where their union would soon begin.

THE CEREMONY

The service was a beautiful sight in their local church. During the ceremony, the couple had a moment to recognize their family and friends before starting the service. It was a thoughtful way of involving everyone in the ceremony. They decorated the area with floral, lace, and drapes.

AFTER THE CEREMONY

The reception was in the main hall at the IBEW. The couple made their grand entrance in the afternoon and danced in the evening. Everyone laughed and took turns taking shots and of course getting their photos taken while doing so. For dinner they had everyone’s favorite; Casa Ole and the first dance was to their favorite song. They finished off the evening with some cake.

THE COUPLE

Danielle wore a long tulle dress and Bryce wore a charcoal suit and blue tie and they looked really amazing. It always a pleasure to come back to my hometown in Lumberton, Texas especially for this couple’s special day!

If you’re planning a wedding at the IBEW or at your own local church, get in touch!

VENDORS

Dress | Dressin Up

Hair | Kevin Gutierrez

MUA | Lauren Potter

Floral | Boldly Floral

Catering | Casa Ole

Victoria and Samuel Blaze | Book Nook Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lumberton, TX

On May 25th Victoria and Samuel exchanged their promise of love to one another at the Book Nook Inn in Lumberton, Texas. I was thrilled when they chose Skys the Limit Production to photograph their wedding day.

Wedding ceremony at the Book Nook Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lumberton, TX

Let’s rewind..

Before we get into the classy wine-colored wedding, let’s rewind just for a moment to the day Sam proposed. He had the whole night planned. Both his and Victoria’s family were at one of their favorite steakhouses, and of course, the families knew why they were there. After everyone sat down for dinner in the “party room” together, Sam told a little white lie to Victoria. He said he had to go “grab his camera” out of the car.

At that time, Rachel, the maid of honor was hiding out in the car with one of Sam’s friends. He brought the pair with him inside the restaurant with the ring safely in his pocket. Sam prepared some music and a Skype call, so Victoria’s other maid of honor could be there for the moment as well. After doing all of this planning and even writing a whole note of everything he wanted to say, he became nervous with the number of people in the room. He started speaking a few things from his heart then popped the famous question. In Sam’s own words he said “She said YES right away because she has been waiting for a while for this to happen lol”.

Wedding day

Taking photos of everyone getting ready for the big day was a breeze because of the venue’s layout. The bride and groom’s room on top of one another. We even took the time to snap a photo of the couple together while still holding onto the tradition of the groom waiting to see his bride! Sam wore a dark suit with a wine-colored tie and white shirt. Victoria’s dress had laced see-through sleeves. Her modest train brushed the ground while she walked.

Before the ceremony, my team, the bridesmaids, and Victoria cried out in laughter while trying to position Victoria in a sexy head-turning pose for “Sam’s” photos. All jokes aside, the images turned out pretty good!

The ceremony was held outside of the Book Nook Inn next to the venue’s pond. Everything was beautiful; the bridesmaids wore wine-colored dresses while the groomsmen wore matching ties and vests. Finally, the unity candles were set up on the small dock on the water. During the lighting of the candle, Victoria surprised Sam with a special pocket watch. After exchanging rings and vows, let’s just say the smitten couple gave me more than enough time to photograph their first kiss.

Everyone gathered inside for the reception and cheered as the wedding party danced through the building. The couple showed off their love of the DC Universe by adding a golden Wonder Woman and Superman symbol hidden on the back of the bridal cake.

Group reception image inside the Book Nook Inn

The sweetest speeches were given; even I couldn’t help but get a little choked up. One of the maids of honor mentioned passing her title as the “best” friend of the bride to the groom. My favorite part of the reception was the big group photo of all the guests; it’s always such a unique wedding photo because you can reflect and be reminded who all attended.

The night ended with a precious private dance for the couple and romantic flying paper lanterns into the sky. If you are looking for a photographer yourself, get in touch!

Vendors:
Dress | David’s Bridal
Hair | Brittney Brackin
Makeup | Brittney Sonnier at Bravados Hair Studio
Rentals/Linens | The Tuxedo Co.
Flowers | Kukka Flower
DJ | DJ Connection
Baker | Laura Brackin Roberts
Caterer | Chick-fil-A , Tarka Indian Kitchen