It’s hard to put into words how much I loved this day! Emma and Connor’s Waco wedding was so sweet, authentic, and full of joy! They had only their family and closest friends at their wedding which made it even more special because they got to start off this new chapter in their lives with the people they love most!
We did a first look before the ceremony, and watching Emma & Connor see each other for the first time was so special. Their love for each other and their excitement to finally get married was so evident! As soon as Connor turned around and saw his beautiful bride, they ran to each other and wrapped up in the sweetest hug.
My favorite part of the day though was their ceremony. Emma and Connor asked some of their family members to come up to the front and lay their hands on them in prayer. It was such a beautiful picture to see them start their marriage off surrounded by the prayer and support of their families.
Emma and Connor were married at Gathering Oaks Retreat in Waco which was the perfect venue for their big day! It was out in the country and full of beautiful flowers, white buildings, and lots of trees! The reception featured one long table and string lights hanging from the trees which made the whole event feel so intimate. They even had fire pits around the reception area and supplies for their guests to make s’mores!
I had initially scoped out a pretty spot at the venue for Emma and Connor’s sunset bride & groom portraits at sunset, but Emma mentioned that there was a huge field of wildflowers closeby and suggested we go there since it also had sentimental value to them! We all loaded up into the videographer‘s car and captured the most amazing bride & groom portraits I’ve EVER taken! Seriously my all-time favorites!!!
After bride & groom portraits, we went back to the reception site where Emma and Connor had their first dance. Emma then danced with her father, and Connor danced with his mom. I also loved how Emma shared a dance with Connor’s father since they are so close! It was such a sweet moment!
I can’t wait to share these images from this incredible couple’s wedding! Enjoy some of my favorite images from their big day!!
Emma and Connor, y’all were the absolute best! I’m so glad I got to be there to help you celebrate your wedding day and your marriage! ♥︎
Dress: Georgio’s Bridal | Shoes: Converse | Florals: Laurel + Finch | Venue: Gathering Oaks Retreat | DJ/Entertainment Services: Shaq | Videographer: Cloudcraft Studios | Cake: Cuppiecakes | Catering: Guess Barbeque and Alabama Sweet Tea Company | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Makeup: Makeup by Callee Kelly | Hair: Hair by Kara Beth Wagstaff | Invitations: Etsy | Favors: Totally Promotional