Wedding at The Laurel Grapevine
Erika + JB
This Wedding at The Laurel Grapevine was unlike any other for me. I became really close to this family and have come to see them as such a treasure. I met Erika, JB and their son Jalen about a year ago over appetizers in Ft. Worth. While we chatted about them as a couple, family and the plans for their wedding day vision, I really got to know them! I learned that they had in fact been together close to 20 years and were finally having their big wedding day so they could celebrate with their entire family. The plan was to have family travel in around Christmas time and then end the Holiday festivities right after New Year with their BIG wedding!
We actually did their Dallas engagement session along with a few family photos for all three of them months prior to their wedding day at White Rock and we had absolute fun then. Having that session really let me get to know them even more and I truly have come to love them and their story! I also learned that Jalen loves Star Wars and him and I had a pretend lightsaber war while Erika and JB did an outfit change! It was so much fun getting to hang out with them that summer day!
So many memorable moments happened on the wedding day, but the very sentimental ones that made me cry were the first look between Erika and JB and the moments in which Erika held tributes for her late sister Keri. I know that while it was such a joyous occasion for her and JB it was also sad for her, not having her sister there with her. I think that the small touches Erika added in memory of her sister touched my heart tremendously.
JB and Erika are a great example of true love and I am so honored to have laughed and cried along with them that day! It is a wedding I will always remember. Their friends and family were so kind and made this wedding so much fun!
I hope you enjoy looking through some of my favorites from this Laurel Wedding!
Planner: Oneika J Events (Houston, TX)
Florist: Haute Floral
Cake & Other Desserts: Moonlight Cakes
Hair/Makeup: Tease to Please
Catering: Gil’s Elegant Catering
Gown: Janene’s Bridal Boutique, Alameda, CA
Essence of Australia Gown
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Shoes: Etsy Vendor – TheeQueenOfBling
Jewelry/Rings: Blue Nile
Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Save the Dates, Invitations: Shutterfly
Videography: Everlasting Wedding Films
Officiant: Oliver LaDay (Brother of the Groom)
Favors/Gifts: Etsy Vendor – ModParty (chapstick)
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