Winter Gruene Estate Wedding

Emmalee & Connor had their cozy, winter wedding day in an open air chapel at the Gruene Estates in Texas, & man oh man, it was incredible.

They created a space for their family and friends to celebrate all that God has done for them. The winter greens hanging from the chandeliers & draped across the table to the hot chocolate bar that was decked out in all sorts of dreamy winter drink goodies to the polaroid guest book that everyone loved - everything was a conversation starter.

It was so important to them for everyone to experience Christs love for the Church through the example set in marriage. Their open air chapel ceremony brought everyone to tears, as Scriptures & prayers were shared amongst many in the crowd. At the end, there was a joint prayer where stood and prayer over their marriage. I can remember the stillness of the crowd as their hearts opened up in vulnerability, asking God to move & do miraculous works in Emmalee & Connor’s lives.

I particularly loved this venue because of all the beautiful natural light! The bridal suite was quaint like a southern living magazine, and it gave such a welcoming ambiance to the morning. As much as I love unusual & moody lighting, there is something so gorgeous about a well-lit room that make people glow. Emmalee putting on her delicate & dainty long lace sleeve wedding dress was one of the prettiest sets of photos I’ve had the pleasure of taking. Bonus - the sleeves were a topper, and the wore a short sleeve version for the dancing so she can raise her arms in the air, and yes - everyone went crazy on the dance floor!

It was a dream photographing this wedding, feeling like I was a part of the group. The bridesmaids were so welcoming and hilarious, their families welcomed me with open arms, and I sat by the fire with many of the guests and heard incredible stories of the massive faith that Emmalee and Connor have.
Cheers to Emmalee & Connor ++


Venue: The Gruene Estate
Photography: Century Tree Co
Dress: Brides by Elizabeth
Flowers: The Bloom Bar
Video: Benjamin Kelly Films
Catering: River City Catering