You might recognize the beautiful bride and groom I’m about to share with you as I’ve blogged their journey over the last 18 months. Gloria and Evan were engaged the day before our very first scheduled family photography session with Gloria’s two incredible daughters, Amy and Anna. I transitioned from their family photographer to their wedding photographer. Before each and every wedding I am anxious and excited about my job. However, on this particular day, I wasn’t just their wedding photograher. I was attending their wedding as a guest… and most certainly their friend.
My second photographer, Julie, and I arrived in Llano two and a half hours before the start of the ceremony. Gloria was on the porch at the Dabbs Hotel – relaxed and cheerful. We headed to the Grace Episcopal Church to photograph Evan and his wedding party as they got ready, as well as document the ceremony site. We were not allowed to photograph the ceremony per the church’s guidelines. As we talked to all the members of the bridal party, everyone took us in and joked as if we had been part of the group for ten years.
Evan gave Amy and Anna rings (prior to the ceremony) to signify his acceptance and love for them as well. When I photographed those moments, my eyes were blurred with tears behind my camera. Gloria and Evan’s ceremony has gone down in history as one of the most memorable I’ve ever witnessed. One of the most emotional for sure. As I sat in the church, I looked around at the bridal party, Gloria and Evan, and all their guests. There was hardly a face without a happy tear being shed. Including mine.
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Ceremony: Grace Episcopal Church
Wedding Reception: The Dabbs Railroad Hotel
Flowers: Kingsland Florist in Kingsland, TX
DJ: Rod Clark- Equinox Productions in Austin, TX
Catering: Inman’s Kitchen in Llano, TX
Gloria’s Dress: Wai-Ching Clothing
Amy’s Dress: Harmony Girl’s Clothing
Table Candles: Crafts by Merle
Second Photographer: Julie Cope