January 15, 2016

my philosophy

Mercury Hall Wedding

Once again, Mercury Hall blows us away with their beautiful estate! The stained glass windows, huge oak trees covering the entire estate, and 100 year old church (now the reception hall), all made for a gorgeous back yard wedding. Shannon and Micah tied the knot in December, which would make you think it would be pretty cold out, but not in Texas! It was around 70 degrees and sunny. I couldn’t have dreamed of better weather or lighting.

Shannon and Micah made sure that they focused their big day around family, past or present, because without them, they wouldn’t have been brought together. Shannon’s family has a quilt that is passed down from each generation and once you are married, you sow a photo of you and your partner on a new patch! Oh, and the sweetest of details, Shannon actually had a handkerchief from over one hundred years ago put in her bouquet! How special is that?!

Funny story to show you just how small the world is… Once I arrived at the wedding, I began taking photos of all the details. Centerpieces, decor, dress, shoes, jewelry, and then made my way to the guest table. I started shooting the place cards with all the guests name on them, and recognized one. Now if this would have been “Daniel Smith”, obviously lots of people on the planet have that name. But this card said “Daniel Lumpkin”. We can all agree that’s as unique as names get, right?! So I instantly went into the bridal room to learn that I actually went to high school (in the tiny town of Lampasas) with her cousins! Such a small world!

Thank you both for including me in such a momentous day in your lives together!

Second Shooter: PPD Studios
Venue: Mercury Hall
Florist: Moore Design Styles
Cake: Kayla Knight Cakes
DJ: Toast Entertainment
Dress: Jasmine Bridal
Coordinator: Barbara’s Brides
Makeup: Glow Bridal Makeup