I am going to start this with a disclaimer: This blog is breaking a rule. At some point, blogging experts decided that a photography blog shouldn't have more than 15 images. I'm usually able to stay under 20. But for some reason I just COULD NOT DECIDE with this wedding. I think it's because there was a live band, and that means it was a real party. So, there are quite a few more party pics than usual. In the end, I decided it's my blog and I will do what I want; hence the 50 pictures. I realize that I may lose most of you after the first few, and that's ok. I betcha Katy, Steven and their family will scroll all the way to the end, though!
Katy and Steven were married at Texas Ranch Life in Chappell Hill, in front of (fittingly) a chapel. It was small and whitewashed with a bright green door, which is the type of color pop that makes photographers swoon. Katy works in the wedding industry in Houston, and so I knew she would have some lovely touches throughout her day. The florals really stood out to me, because they were beautiful and full and just the right amount of vibrance. There was a floral arch at the alter, huge arrangements down the aisle (made by the bride's mom), and a gorgeous round bridal bouquet. Every bride has a little story to tell about her wedding day, and Katy's will be about her bouquet, which she forgot to carry down the aisle! Luckily, we got plenty of pictures with it, and Katy could care less as she made her way down the aisle to a teary Steven.
After sunset portraits, the reception kicked off with dinner. A few emotional toasts and cake cutting followed, and then the dance floor was opened with a Grand March! If you've never seen a Grand March, it's a fun tradition that requires guests to follow the bride and groom around the reception hall in a Congo Line-esque dance. Space was tight with so many guests, but they pulled it off! This was an Aggie wedding, and so naturally varsity's horns were sawed off at some point.
Katy and Steven had chosen to have a live band play at their reception. The Horizon Band from Sugarland, Texas did an amazing job keeping everyone dancing and entertained. As the night went on, the party just got wilder, and THEN the oversized glow sticks were brought out! I had such a nice time listening to the music and laughing at some amazing dance moves. Check out the picture of the flossing groomsman! As a huge bonus, I got to take home 2 glowsticks for my toddler boys, which has resulted in some epic swordfights around my house.
Katy and Steven, if your marriage is half as fun as your wedding was, y'all are in for a real treat.