September weddings are amazing, and Kristen & Kyle’s was no exception.  I am quite partial to September weddings, as I got married in September nearly a decade ago. =)  Their ceremony was at Watermark Church in Dallas, and their Noah’s wedding reception was absolutely perfect from start to finish!

And, now that they are married, I am able to share with you some of her beautiful bridal portraits.  We decided to do her bridals in Downtown Dallas.  It was quite warm, so we only did a very select few.  But the ones we got were pretty awesome!

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This wasn’t the first time this beautiful girl was in front of my camera.  I had so much fun with her and Kyle at the Bishop Arts district during their engagement portrait session.  Here are just a couple of my favorites =)

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So, now on to the feature… Kristen & Kyle’s BEAUTIFUL wedding.  The day was simply spectacular with perfect weather, lots of friends and laughter, and even a few tears to remind everyone how much these two really love each other.  This wedding was filled with emotion.

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Kristen got this beautiful dress at Providence Place, a great bridal boutique right on Lake Ray Hubbard.Watermark church wedding Watermark church wedding Watermark church wedding

This white garter was actually Kristen’s mom’s garter that she wore at her own wedding.  They just added a few things to personalize it for Kristen.

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Kristen gave her bridesmaids and her mom gifts.  They all had great reactions =)Watermark church Dallas wedding Watermark church Dallas wedding Watermark church Dallas wedding Watermark church Dallas wedding

Kristen and Kyle wanted to pray together before the ceremony, but they didn’t want to see each other.  This was our solution =)  Then, she gave him a special gift.Watermark church Dallas wedding Watermark church Dallas wedding Watermark church Dallas wedding

This was Kyle’s reaction to seeing his wife for the first time… still trying to determine if he was crying or wiping something out of his eye.  I say he is crying =)

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And here, Kristen sees her husband.  Sooo sweet.Watermark church Dallas wedding Watermark church Dallas wedding Watermark church Dallas wedding Watermark church Dallas wedding Watermark church Dallas wedding Watermark church Dallas wedding

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Their first portraits as husband and wife… and if you are wondering why they are laughing so hard in the right picture, it is because I backed up into the stairway behind me and almost busted my bottom.  Good times!

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This is a picture that they saw an idea for on Pinterest… this is our little spin on it.  They are kissing each other through the floor.

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This is their beautiful reception at Noah’s Events in Richardson.  How gorgeous!!!

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LOVE these cakes.  And this is quite possibly the most awesome grooms cake ever!Noah's Event Center in Richardson wedding reception Noah's Event Center in Richardson wedding reception Noah's Event Center in Richardson wedding reception Noah's Event Center in Richardson wedding reception

The meal was catered by none other than one of my favorite restaurants EVER (and Kristen’s employer), Zanatas in Rockwall.  If you have never been there, you HAVE to go and try their amazing blue crab dip!  mmMMMMMMmmmmm.Noah's Event Center in Richardson wedding reception Noah's Event Center in Richardson wedding reception Noah's Event Center in Richardson wedding reception Noah's Event Center in Richardson wedding reception Noah's Event Center in Richardson wedding reception

This is Kristen’s mom and brother watching her dance with her dad.  =)Noah's Event Center in Richardson wedding reception Noah's Event Center in Richardson wedding reception Noah's Event Center in Richardson wedding reception

Ok, so if you are wondering if you need a 2 photographer package at your wedding, THIS is why.  Things happen all the time at a wedding that isn’t anyone’s fault.  During this cake cutting, RIGHT before they smashed each other, a cell phone came up in front of my camera and I missed it.  My AMAZING second shooter, Jessica, was there to capture it all!  Huge shout out to Jessica Rambo! =)

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Now, they did the cupcakes on the groom’s cake.  Kristen smashed it in Kyle’s face and TOOK OFF.  It was a GREAT moment =) (Sorry, Kyle.)
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Shots with mom (and not just the photography type).  Kristen assured me that this was a once-in-a-lifetime thing… glad that I am here to get these historical moments.
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During the exit, someone was holding too many sparklers at one time and they caught on fire!!  Kristen’s face is priceless!!! Noah's Event Center in Richardson wedding reception

 

Congratulations, Kristen & Kyle.  No two people deserve a lifetime of happiness, laughter, and love like the two of you.  =)

 

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