2020 is spoiling me! I am having the best couples this year. Whether it’s a super detailed event with 300 guests or just two people pledging their love forever on a Tuesday afternoon, it’s the joy each couple brings which keeps me hooked to this career. Megan and Ryan are an ideal couple for me: they are a blended family, just like my wedding was. Callum and Sammy have stolen my heart, these boys are so sweet. We had a great time last year doing a combined engagement session and family portrait session while Megan was in town from her residency in North Carolina. It’s been a labor of love for this couple, separated by a thousand miles and one time zone. You could really feel their joy at being reunited as a family for their wedding day. The boys were so excited. Callum nearly stole the show that day due to his four-year-old shenanigans…I mean sometimes, you don’t feel like wearing pants, right?! Or standing still. Angie King did a great job catching his adorable antics as my assistant that day. And Sammy was a terrific Best Man, this handsome dude!
Megan and Ryan really looked forward to being married and celebrating with their community. They met when Megan was interning in medical school, so they had a big med school crowd partying with them. Triumphant Love Lutheran Church on Great Hills was a beautiful church for their wedding. Megan’s elegant, uber-modern dress was everything. She told me her sister, who lives in NYC, simply went out and bought ten different dresses for her to try on. And this was the perfect fit! Her sister Callie did all of the flowers as well! Talk about a MVP.
I love the chaos of small children and big families, and barbeque and toasts–white tablecloths be hanged! Natalie Bratcher at Balcones Country Club did a fantastic job orchestrating their wedding reception. Their staff is impeccable and a real pleasure to work alongside. If you want a relaxed, family-friendly space for weddings and events, Balcones CC is your place. Megan and Ryan love to dance, specifically the Texas two-step. They whirled around the floor for their first dance, and when they didn’t land the big finale, Megan wasn’t fazed; she just said, “let’s go again!” And they nailed it. I can’t think of a better metaphor for life: sometimes you don’t stick a moment perfectly, but with the right person, you can try again and succeed.
Congratulations, Dr. Megan and Dr. Ryan! You guys ROCK.