Brandi and Jared are my OKC couple.  They found me when they booked their ceremony with the Marty Leonard (thank you, Katherine) =)  Last year, Brandi contacted me about her wedding.  It just so happens that we were about to head right through Oklahoma City on our trip on Route 66!  So, we stopped by and had some ice cream with this super sweet couple.

Being so far away, I wasn’t able to do engagements with them, but I loved having the opportunity to photograph Brandi’s bridal portrait session (once we were FINALLY able to do it).  The weather kept putting kinks in our plan, but she eventually made it down to Dallas.  We had PERFECT weather, too.  Hard to believe that mere days before we were covered in ice.  Gotta love this Texas weather.  My good friend and fellow photographer, Kelly Alexander, allowed us to use her studio to get ready and for a few shots.  Check out all the prettiness we were able to get out at Kelly’s studio and the Dallas Arboretum.

Bridal portrait session at the Dallas Arboretum in early spring or late winter. Bridal portrait session at the Dallas Arboretum in early spring or late winter.  Bridal portrait session at the Dallas Arboretum in early spring or late winter. Bridal portrait session at the Dallas Arboretum in early spring or late winter. Bridal portrait session at the Dallas Arboretum in early spring or late winter. Bridal portrait session at the Dallas Arboretum in early spring or late winter.

We became concerned about the weather on their wedding day when a week out, there were going to be thunderstorms.  Her wedding was all indoors, but the Marty Leonard Chapel is too pretty to just photograph from the inside.  We were so relieved when it cleared up just in time to give Brandi & Jared the perfect wedding day.

Brandi lined up a great set of vendors.  Ceremony Location: Marty Leonard Chapel | Reception Venue: Chateau at Forest Park | Videographer: Clayton Taylor Films | Make-up & Hair: Nicole Cano, owner of Queen of Crowns | Florist: Petals Couture | Officiant: Gordon Nelson | Catering: 3 Stacks BBQ | Cake: Calling All Cakes | DJ: Texas Affairs Mobile DJ’s | Photography: Me, of course, and my awesome second shooter, Jessica!

Jared got Brandi a really great pre-wedding gift.  He made Ranger’s jerseys for each of them and wrote a sweet letter “drafting” her onto his team.  She obviously loved it.

 

Bride getting ready for her wedding with Queen of Crowns makeup and hair by Nicole Cano

Nicole Cano did an awesome job with Brandi’s hair and makeup.  =)Bride getting ready for her wedding with Queen of Crowns makeup and hair by Nicole Cano

The Marty Leonard Chapel is one of my all-time favorite venues.  I am in L.O.V.E. with the architecture and light.  (And the people that work there are pretty great, too.)

Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove

The flowers were done by Petals Couture.  Don’t they look great?  I love how Brandi incorporated charms of those she loves.  All of her somethings (old, new, borrowed, blue) all got pinned to her bouquet as well.  So sweet.

Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove

Brandi got Jared a surprise as well. =)Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove First look Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove

Brandi and Jared decided to do a First Look.  This is where they see each other before their ceremony in an environment that is a bit more intimate (besides all of us media people running around).  First look Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove First look Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove First look Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove

So, if you know Brandi, than you know that the one thing missing from her perfect wedding day was her father.  To honor her dad, Brandi walked halfway down the aisle alone.  Then Jared came to walk her the rest of the way.  How beautiful is that?  Now, you will understand why this wedding is so full of emotion.Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove Wedding ceremony at the Marty Leonard Chapel by Fort Worth wedding photographer Christina Truelove

Right here (above), the officiant had just said to Brandi’s mom that her baby girl is all grown up.  Mom replied that she will always be her baby girl.  =)

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Check out the video made by Clayton Taylor Films.  No lie, I BAWLED watching this.

Brandi + Jared Tumlison – Marty Leonard Chapel – Fort Worth, Texas – 4.11.2015 from Clayton Taylor on Vimeo.

 

Brandi & Jared, I hope your wedding was everything you hoped it would be, and that your honeymoon was unforgettable.  Keep holding on to each other and focus on the love you have.  Before you know it, you will be celebrating your 10th anniversary like Tim and I.  =)

 

If you would like to schedule a session or consultation, please email me at christina@christinatruelove.com or call 469-432-2245.