If I had to sum up Shelby & Logan’s wedding day in one word, I would choose “relationships” as their word. Every time I turned around, it seemed as if these two were deep in conversation or a moment with another person from their story. Weddings are often a time when the bride and groom are surrounded by their friends and family, but they rush and events of the day make it easy to overlook the people they love the most. Shelby & Logan spent their day fully present and soaking up every moment.
They were married at the historic and gorgeous Astin Mansion in downtown Bryan. This place is amazing. They are also home to Carriage House Floral who brought their A game. Take a look.
The ladies spent the morning like all good Aggie bridesmaids… Watching football.
Right before she started getting ready Shelby’s mom gave her a few small gifts from herself and other friends. Then they sorta broke down. Just for a minute. :)
Shelby’s maid of honor loved me getting this shot of her brushing her teeth.
I love toasts. They are super great. I also enjoy finding the creation of the toast. So many times I come across that moment, when a mother or father sit down to try and put into a few sentences, what a lifetime of raising and loving a child has meant to them. It’s rarely an “amazing” or “stunning” image, but so many times they end up being my favorites from the day.
Shelby’s dad was super sweet when he saw her for the first time that day.
I love how Shelby went all creepy on Logan during their First Look.
So, somewhere along the day, we got news that the cake had been dropped on it’s way to the venue. Not cool right? Of course Shelby responded how every bride should. She was like, “No big deal, I’m sure it will all work out.” :)
And just like that Shelby earned 387 Cool Bride points.
Can I tell you a little secret?
Everyone knows you are supposed to look at the bride when she comes down the aisle. (It’s her day BLAH BLAH BLAH.)
And… all you professional wedding go-ers also know that looking at the grooms reaction is also a golden moment.
The thing is, and due to the angle and location, this is so hard for most of you to see: the mother of the groom is sometimes where it’s at. :)
All mothers ever want is for their kids to have a fulfilling life. It’s never about them being successful, rich, or even giving them grandkids. They just want them to be full. To know they have a teammate. So when a mother can see her son, looking at the woman who will be his partner in life, his biggest fan, the one who will hold him, give him comfort, joy, and the security that she has given for all these years, it’s a special moment. I love that moment.
Right after the ceremony I heard Logan say, we should take a selfie. Then Shelby said, I don’t have a phone. Then Logan said, I don’t have a phone. Then I said, I have a phone. Then they selfied on my phone while i photographed them selfieing.
You’ll be surprised to know that Logan’s grandmother is a fan of watching her grandson dance with her daughter. :)
Sometimes I think the only reasons Aggies get married is so someone will photograph their rings.
Hey, hey. Guess what showed up?
Not only was Shelby cool about the whole thing, she went over and gave the cake lady a hug and thanked her for making her another cake.
274 Cool Bride points earned.
So many people shared so many great stories about growing up and raising these two. I would love for you to hear them, but guess what? I was only there to take photos. Good news though!
Matt Johnson of FilmStrong was there. He is a killer videographer based out of Dallas. You should book him.
Towards the end of the night, Logan surprised Shelby by playing and singing a song for her. He also made all us other guys look like chumps. :)
These two ended the night how I believe every couple should end their night: with the dance floor all to themselves. It’s totally a thing that feels right out of a movie. I love it every time.
Thank you guys for an amazing day full of laughter, friendships, and all around Aggie coolness. ;)
P.S. You know what else was at their wedding? The Mug Machine.
Check out my 10 favorites from the night.