I seriously get to be a part of the best weddings with the best couples that I could ever imagine.  Renee & Joaquin’s Filter Building Wedding was simply stunning.

We started out at The Highland Dallas (formerly the Palamar) for our getting ready shots.  Spacious, classy, rooms and beautiful lobby.  I especially loved Joaquin’s room because it had a neat dividing wall with a see-through bookcase.

Renee was getting all of her final touches and the guys were just relaxing.  Everyone was just so happy.

We did the first look on the stairway in the lobby.  I loved seeing Joaquin’s reaction to seeing his beautiful bride for the first time.  It was very sweet and romantic!  Then, the bridal party loaded up on the party bus and rode out to the Filter Building on White Rock Lake.

The ceremony area was breathtaking with the backdrop of White Rock Lake.  Di Fiori did an amazing job on all of the flowers, but my favorite part had to be the ceremony flowers that made an arch with branches.  Absolutely amazing!

The reception was decorated using crystalized rocks (geodes), flowers, succulents, and lanterns.  Really amazing. I’ll let the pictures do the talking now.  I could just go on and on about this sweet couple and their gorgeous wedding.

Here are their team of vendors:

Wedding Planner: Planning By Lanning | Wedding day coordinator: Rachel Reeves Events | Florist: Di Fiori | Make-up: My Fabulous Faces | Videographer: 4500 Films | Officiant: Everette Schrum (family) | DJ: Astounding Sounds | Catering: Two Sisters Catering | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cake | Photo Booth: Photo Booth Dallas | Rentals: Celebration Event Rentals | Photography: Christina Truelove Photography (who else??) and my super fantabulous second shooter, Jessica!

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So, Renee and her ladies are totally into snacks… so much so that she specifically asked for pictures of her snacks =)  LOVE IT.  A woman after my own heart.Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove

So, as I was editing the above picture, the song that rang through my head was “Six little monkeys jumping on the bed…”  =)

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Here is the big reveal =)

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They wanted pictures in this coffin chair.  We got one out before the hotel stopped us.  But, at least we have one =)

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Is she not STUNNING??!!!Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove

Everyone did a quick shot before heading downstairs for the formals. =)Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove

The love they share for each other is absolutely evident…Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove

During toasts, Renee’s father held up this rock to explain that rocks were a focal point in her life growing up.  Joaquin’s father came in for a closer look.  This picture literally made me ‘lol’ =)

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I loved the look of the lanterns after dark.  Almost looks like fireflies!  And look at this girl dance!!!!!  I want to be as carefree as her when I grow up =)Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove Filter Building Wedding at White Rock Lake using rocks geodes and lighthouses by Dallas Wedding Photographer Christina Truelove

 

One of the bridesmaids wanted to try this after Renee & Joaquin left as a little surprise to their wedding album  =)  Hope you love it!

Renee & Joaquin, your wedding was stunning and so much fun.  I wish for you many happy years of marriage and lots of mini-you’s in your future =)

 

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