One year later - A wedding at Oak Tree Manor

June 26, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

A wedding at Oak Tree Manor--

It's been nearly a year since I finished my wedding photography internship with Katie Lamb Photography. It was one of the best experiences and forms of education I've had in photography, and I know I'll continue to benefit from it for many years to come. I never thought I wanted to be a wedding photographer, but it's so fulfilling being able to capture the precious moments of a couple's big day. 

This wedding was filled with those moments, and I'm happy to share these portraits from a spring wedding in Spring, TX at Oak Tree Manor. Oak Tree Manor is a beautiful venue (that's also a bed and breakfast) with ancient, giant oak trees (of course) under which you can get married, a beautiful house where the bridal party can get ready and a lovely new reception hall. It's the perfect place for an outdoor garden-style wedding that isn't too far outside the city.

When we arrived to shoot the wedding, the bride and bridesmaids were getting primped and proper in their matching housecoats with embroidered initials. I love this trend, because it makes for a sweet portrait of the bride and all her friends, and it's a perfect bridesmaid's gift as well. After a few quick portraits, the girls began getting dressed, and the bride wowed everyone with her dress and cowboy boots. Don't you love a Texas wedding? The guys were next with the groom looking especially dapper in his fitted tux and bow tie. His groom's gift, a set of bear cufflinks, was the perfect accessory to finish the look. 

Before the ceremony began, Katie and I visited the reception hall to photograph a few details. The bride's cake was so sweet and elegant, and I love the "i do, me too" forks." The groom's cake, which was a surprise to him, was one of the best I've seen. When I first saw it, I wasn't sure if it was real cake or not, because the cigar box was so impressive.

And then the ceremony began. Isn't that gorgeous with this magnificent oak tree and little twinkle lights? Such an incredible setting!
After the ceremony, we began photographing the wedding party, who were all super fun. 

Then my favorite part of the day came...photographing the bride and groom. I love to see people in love, and oh they were! Such a sweet couple. Doesn't their love just radiate?

Once all the formal portraits were taken care of, it was time for the bride and groom to have some fun with friends and family. They ate, drank, laughed and danced the night away.
As always, it was an honor being a part of their "Best day ever!"

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