Lucas & Emily had an incredible first day as husband & wife. They were surrounded by family and their closest friends and it happened right where their story began. A little university in College Station called Texas A&M. (You may have heard of it.)
The thread of family was so, so evident in their wedding. From the very beginning it was easy to see how valuable it was to them. Emily & her sisters must have spent thousands of mornings like this; laughing, music blaring, and getting ready together. Well… minus the champagne.
Shout out to Emily’s mother who made this. Out of string. All of it.
Game. Set. Match.
Lucas did what many guys do. He wrote Emily a letter for her to read on their wedding day. Then he trumped all men everywhere by also giving her a letter he wrote to his future wife when he was 16.
A little spot on campus called The Century Tree.
Basically everyone was crying when Emily came out.
Well, everyone but this guy. He was all like: “Why are all you humans up in my tree?”
I love veil mishaps during ceremonies. They are the best.
Emily’s sisters responded by cheering like wild banshees. Her brother responded by tearing up and hugging her for about 30 seconds.
The flower girls giggled and snuck a peak at all the kissing and hugging.
This image is becoming harder and harder to get at weddings.
A groom, his bride, and their parents.
It always fills my heart with joy when I get to capture one. I know life happens, times are hard. Sometimes tragedy strikes. But there is something incredibly Holy and sacred about seeing 2 couples with over 25+ years of marriage joining their children in that covenant. It always gives me that much more hope for the bride and groom.
You HAVE to take one “normal” photo of siblings. But after that one is knocked out… We get to the good stuff.
Speaking of “the good stuff”…
After the ceremony we all headed over to Christopher’s World Grille. They spent the evening Whooping, cheering, and saying wonderful things about each other.
The older I get… the more I love these moments.
Speaking of moments I love. I LOVE when brides pull off a photo bomb.
Normally the getaway is where the night ends. These two had other plans in mind. If you are an Aggie, you’ll recognize the location. If you are not an Aggie, you’ll have to wait till Monday to know where we went. :)
Oh… and for all you Aggies out there who are dying to know how they pulled off a ceremony under the Century Tree…
You can’t “reserve it”, but you can “show up”. Other things may even be going on at your “time”. Who knows. Your best bet is to contact the University Events Coordinator. Best of luck. (WHOOP!)