Ellie & Chris Wedding!
This was the day that Ellie and Chris had been waiting for. The bridesmaids dresses were zipped and groomsmen suits were buttoned. The church doors opened as guests started to fill in. As I begin to prep for the ceremony, the church coordinator stopped me and said, “be sure to get the money shot!” I replied with a smile, “which one?” ….so we chatted for about a minute and she saved me a seat. The music began to play and it was time. Friends and family stood up as Ellie, her brother, and stepdad entered the church. See, Ellie’s stepdad is very sick and no one was sure if he would be able to witness the wedding. Not only was he able to attend, but he walked Ellie down the aisle!! Tears filled the room. Chris couldn’t even contain himself as his beautiful bride grew closer with every step. This was “the money shot.” Chris hugged Ellie’s brother then her stepdad. My own eyes filled up with tears!! As the ceremony continued, there were several laughs out loud moments like when Ellie whispered for a tissue and the priest paused the ceremony to get it for her. I’m telling you this was a wedding of many emotions. As the ceremony ended, there were whoops and hollers and serval high-fives. Chris and Ellie were married!!! We took a few quick pictures at the St. Mark Catholic Church then proceeded to the Denton Country Club for the reception. Let me tell you, these guys know how to have fun. The night was prime to show off some serious moves. Chris even switched to cowboy boots to get the party started. The first dance was spectacular as Ellie just floated in her Bridal Boutique gown. Next came the father/daughter dance. Ellie’s brother stepped up. Tears filled the room again. Both Ellie and her brother danced the night away just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, the mother/son dance topped that with a slideshow of Ellie & Chris’s childhood. THEN Chris’s mom handed Chris to Ellie. Yes, I was crying. Everyone was crying. It’s fine. It was such a great night. Congratulations to this sweet (and hilariously funny) couple. Ellie & Chris, you are so good together.
PS: at the wedding, Ellie announced that she is 6 month pregnant with a baby boy!!! Happiness for everyone!!
Wedding Planning: Kelsea with Touch of Whimsy
Ceremony: St. Mark Catholic Church
Reception: Denton Country Club
Hair: Madison (a friend of the bride’s)
Make-up: Madison (a friend of the bride’s)
Wedding Dress Store: Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Men’s Formal Wear Store: Men's Warehouse
Flowers: Drummond Florist (from Desoto Missouri!)
Catering: Denton Country Club
Cakes: Sugarbee Sweets out of Fort Worth
Innovations/Print Products: Minted
Honeymoon details: Hawaii!!!!!