Rick and Emmarie had their wedding ceremony at Grace Bible Church in Houston. And their reception was at Evelyn’s Park. We could not have asked for a more beautiful December day for this sweet couple. You can tell just how much Rick and Emmarie are absolutely adored by their friends and family. This is why I love what I do. I get to be a fly on the wall of happiness. Days like this, even though the world is crazy, the world is so so good. It’s almost like there is a sense of relief at weddings, a feeling like, “the world is ok, we are ok.” I am addicted to that feeling. I love my job!
There are so many things that I love about every wedding that I shoot, but I always try to choose a couple of things to highlight on the blog post. A trend that I have been noticing in weddings is the phasing out of the garter toss. I’m not going to lie, I am not sad about this. Extremely rarely is the garter a fun thing to photograph, but Emmarie and her fun bridesmaids did the cutest thing with her garter. They got a garter that was meaningful to Emmarie, the UNC garter. They then attached something that spoke to their friendship. Emmarie didn’t throw the garter (again, I am not sad about that), this is the cutest keepsake now from her wedding. This needs to be a new thing! Look how cute this is:
When I was 8 years old, I caught the bouquet at my cousin’s wedding. After the garter toss, the DJ called me back up and was going to have the 20-something-year-old guy that caught it put it on me. Like, what? I was mortified, but luckily my family put a stop to that. Weird, right? Lately, I have definitely noticed a trend of leaving out the garter toss altogether.
Emmarie and Rick’s wedding in Houston was so much fun! Here are a few of my favorites:
Click HERE to see Rick and Emmarie’s Engagement Session at Rice University and on South Blvd.