molly + steven (the wedding)
WHEW! What a weekend! I'm incredibly sore from doing my first wedding of the year. But that's probably because I wouldn't stay off the dance floor! LOL The music at the reception was beat enticing and you just couldn't help but shake your booty!
The wedding was held at HPUMC in Dallas right next to the stadium I watched many a games in. SMU. My BIL played football there and we went to every game we could. But I had never been in this church.
Scaffolding and all. Yes. They informed the bride of the scaffolding the week before. They are repairing the organ at the church and it was dragging on for weeks, and even though it was supposed to be finished before Molly's wedding, it wasn't. YIPES. But because of this, a church that is normally "hands off to photographers", meaning we camp out in the balcony, gave me a bit of freedom to move around and get the best angles to avoid the scaffolding. It really wasn't hard to avoid after Junior (florist) decorated this place. HELLO! Can you say AMAZING?
Emily Alexander helped me out tremendously during the day and I'm so thankful. She's posted some of her favorites she took on her facebook page. Go and check her out. Mine are up too, as well. :)
Of course, MORE on the Owen Soper Wedding Gallery. You will be prompted for a passcode. It's the bride and groom's last names, lowercase, smushed together. :)
Special thanks to Ginna McLanahan for keeping things organized and on time. YOU were AWESOME!
Wedding Day Brunch: Mattio's
Bride's Preparations: Stoneleigh Hotel
Church: Highland Park United Methodist
Officiant: Bill Smith
Florist: Garden Gate (ask for Junior)
Reception: Brook Hollow Golf Club
Band/DJ: Bulletproof Bass Band, Brent Boyd
I love this shot of Molly just waiting to put on that dress!
Steven and Molly exchanged gifts ahead of time and he gave her earrings that matched this broach on her dress. AMAZING!
Molly did not have a Bridal Portrait done ahead of time, but if you get ready just a few minutes early, you can have your "mini-vogue" time and get those shots just fine.
The flowers were perfect. This is the flower girl's bouquet.
Walking with her Dad into the church.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Soper!
After exiting the church, Steven kissed her. I didn't even have to tell him. LOVE THAT!
I would so desperately love to tell you that this cake was amazing, but it is Lent and we gave up sweets.
Wonderful dad/daughter dance.
He's not Jewish and there was no chair, but that didn't stop his Chicago Buddies!