Natalie and Jeramy were married on a sunny, slightly windy, Friday in June. You’ve seen them on Jenna Cole before, as they did an engagement session in Deep Ellum with me and brought their sweet puppy with them. They were married at Paradise Cove in Westlake, Texas, with a wedding day that can be described as wonderfully Texan in so many ways. What a delight it was to spend the day with them!
Venue: Paradise Cove
Officiant: Jim Dunn
Florist: Lakeside Florist
DJ: David Mayo
Cake: Elegant Cakery
When the coordinator delivered a gift wrapped in pink for Natalie from Jeramy I was expecting perfume, jewelry, you know something typical…
I did not expect her to pull these sunglasses out of this box! She said she was going to wear them down the aisle and I got excited (she didn’t though ).
This sweet junior bridesmaid painted her nails extra special in order of Natalie and Jeramy.
The moment when the bride slips on her dress is one of my favorites of the day.
Natalie stayed sequestered in her dressing room to make sure she wasn’t seen, but I was able to track down Jeramy and get him outside for some portraits.
This view is the reason why brides choose to marry at Paradise Cove (one other reason must be the coordinators as they were particularly awesome!).
Natalie alternated between beaming and floating down the aisle.
One reason I loved the coordinators at Paradise Cove was how efficiently they handled the timeline and kept the day flowing. After the ceremony they ushered Natalie and Jeramy into this little alcove, and sent guests up toward the reception. It really helped us get to our portraits quickly which was extremely important as we didn’t have much time before the sun set completely.
The bridesmaids hate windy days because their hair and skirts fly all over. I like them because they make the photos exciting.
Ah, portrait time. Hooray! I’ve had some weddings with a very limited amount of time for portraits and I kept thanking Natalie and Jeramy for the amount of time they gave me. I also thanked them for how natural and relaxed they were in front of the camera. The secret to great wedding day portraits for the bride and groom is just forgetting that the camera is there and enjoying each others company.
I was in love with this majestic tree.
THAT SHOT! My favorite from the batch. Natalie, you’re smokin’.
Every wedding at Paradise Cove needs a dramatic sunset shot.
The happy couple are due back from their honeymoon tomorrow and I wanted to have this post up for their return. Welcome back you two!
Pt II, the reception, will be posted on Monday.