This last Saturday I got to photograph a very special couple: Crystal and Paul. Crystal and Paul have known each other for a very long time since they were children playing kickball. As the years went by Crystal and Paul stayed in contact, never knowing that they would one day get married.
On August 15, 2015 Crystal and Paul officially declared their love for one another at Chateau on the Creek, a beautiful Texas landscape in Round Rock.
Crystal booked me as her photographer one month to the date of her wedding. I was on short notice because a previous photographer did not work out for Crystal. I'm thrilled she chose me, and it was a pleasure to meet her photography needs.
For her wedding, Crystal chose pool blue for her 8 bridesmaid and 8 groomsman to wear. The girls went to the next level and accessorized themselves with pool blue atomizers (eCigarette vapers) and purses to match their dresses. Altogether, they were probably the largest group I've ever photographed. Vanity Fair definitely inspired the large group photos!
Paul and Crystal had their "first look", or, may I say, "first touch", before the wedding, concealed from each other behind an antique screen as Paul's father read a love note from the family Bible. A love note which Paul's grandparents wrote when they were married a long time ago. So many tears, so many deep breaths. It was beautiful to witness.
No matter who you were at the wedding it felt like family. There were heartwarming speeches from the maid of honor and the best man that left people in tears, laughter, and tears of laughter.
Paul and Crystal were able to have a special moment by themselves underneath the big oak tree behind the venue. The tree was wrapped with twinkling lights. Tears of happiness overwhelmed both of them as they danced to Frank Sinatra.
Every step of the way, Crystal and Paul made it fun for friends and family as they said goodbye under a bridge of sparklers, running down the stairs, and into their limo.