She lights up when heâ€™s around, and he thinks the world of her. They fit together perfectlyâ€¦and imagining their forever just makes you smile. Ken and Barbie have nothing on these two! ; )
Meet Stacy and John.
If you check out their engagement story, youâ€™ll know that they met at Save our Streets ministries, while they were both college students at Texas A&M University.Â Save our Streets is an organization thatâ€™s dedicated to helping othersâ€¦and thatâ€™s something that our bride and groom wanted to do. So (before they had met each other!), they each volunteered at SOS.
When Stacy tells their story, she talks about first noticing John at SOS, and thinking, â€śhe was pretty cuteâ€¦â€ť, but then he graduated and left town, so she didnâ€™t expect to see him as much. John must have had other plans, though! ; ) After graduating, he contacted Stacy again andÂ kept in touch, and they ended up attending an SOS banquet as their first official date.Â Knowing how much the work of SOS meant to her, and the memories theyâ€™d built there, John also chose to ask Stacy to be his wife at SOS.
We donâ€™t think they could be cuterâ€¦.and their wedding was a beautiful occasion to be a part of. We hope you enjoy some of our favorite photos from their day!
Stacy started getting ready with her girls, at her friend Kristenâ€™s home.Â Â Her dress by Allure was the perfect way to start the day…
A detail shot of the bride’s dress and her Steve Madden shoes!
I am loving Matt’s idea to use the hanging ivy for Stacy’s shoe shot. How Ivy Weddings is this!? ; )
A shot of the pretty rings…
Stacy had some of the cutest details for their ceremony…had to get some pics while the girls started to get ready!
Adrienne, from Legacy Salons, was on hand to help with Stacy’s hair and makeup.
One of my favorite makeup shots! : )
Stacy had so many fun ladies in her bridal party…they had her smiling all day !
The bridesmaids dresses by JCrew were a new fav…
Stacy pinned her mom’s flower on her, and I love this shot of her mom finishing getting ready with the girls.
Stacy’s sister Jenn, helped her with her dress…the lace detail was so beautiful!
Some of our favorites from the bridal…Stacy, you are just beautiful! : )
Matt was able to join John and the guys for some getting ready shots.
AHHH! LOVE love love this shot. It’s a total ‘Aggie groom’ photo. ; )
Detail of John’s suit from Jos. A. Bank…and a shot of the happy groom getting ready…
John looked sharp in his suit and custom boutonniere.
Before the ceremony, the bride and groom opted to do a card exchange from opposite sides of a doorway… and make sure they didn’t see each other beforehand. Here they are exchanging cards and holding hands…
How adorable are they!?
I love this shot of Stacy and her dad having a moment right after she finished reading her card from John…and the first time her dad got to spend a little time with her, too.
The ceremony took place at Custer Road United Methodist Church and it was beautiful. There were amazing details everywhere.
Walking into the church with her father…
Before the wedding, Stacy and John told us how important it was for them to have photos with expressions from their ceremony, and how much the ceremony meant to them. The church did have strict guidelines on photographers, though, so we brought some of our telephoto lenses and got special permission for a few shots up closer. We’re thankful that Judy, from UMC, worked with us…the moments throughout the ceremony were priceless! We don’t normally blog many ceremony photos, but since it was so important to our couple, we had to blog these shots for them. We hope ya’ll enjoy them.. ! : )
Rev. Morrison has known Stacy and her family for years, and he pulled out a photo of Stacy from when she was younger….we have no idea what it looked like, but we love the reactions everyone had to the photo!
I love the way Stacy looked at John when he said his vows.
Stacy’s parents showed so many sweet emotions during the ceremony…we thought this shot of them perfectly captured how happy they were for her.Â
The happy couple exchanging rings.
During the ceremony, the bridal party came around the couple to pray for them.
After the ceremony, we had a little time to take photos of our couple. These first ones in front of the church are some of our favorites..
Matt and I both agreed that this one of our “top ten” favorite shots of 2011. love. Love. LOVE.
Then, we had some fun outdoor shots…
OK, well…we were tied for favorite with this photo, too…love the magical sunlight and the romantic kiss!
This next series is too fun! On their engagement session, Stacy and John did an awesome “serious photo” with us…where they basically rocked the grunge look. So, they thought it would be fun to end the wedding photowalk with another “serious shot”…only the photo started serious, and then came the laughs and cute reactions! Â : )
Stacy’s bouquet was done by Stems of Dallas, and it was beautiful!
The reception was held at the Courtyard Marriot, and we loved how our bride’s favorite photos were showcased.
The bride’s cake was by DD the Cake Lady, and just wait until you see the groom’s cake she did also. ; )
The first dance…
The father-daughter dance and mother-son dance were so sweet! It’s so clear to see how proud Stacy and John’s parents are of them.
A Â prayer, before the festivities began.
Cutting the cakes…
The Texas A & M groom’s cake, and proof that Stacy and John are just perfect for each other…they even make the same face when they’re cutting the cake! love it! ; )
This shot of Stacy’s sister, Jenn, and her (then) boyfriend, John, is so precious…they were adorable all night! We thought these two definitely had something magical– and we have to throw out a quick congratulations to Jenn & John, who we just found out got engaged! Yay, congrats, you two~!!!! : )
Some bouquet and garter action shots!
These two photos perfectly sum up how much fun our bride and groom had at their wedding. We love it!
Check out this fun family dance off! We think it’s awesome when everyone gets in on the dancing, too ; )
You can’t have an Aggie wedding, without the Aggie War Hymn. : )
The evening wound down with some last dances and a final dance by the bride and groom…
Stacy and John, we have loved getting to know you both! Â Ya’ll are so sweet! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your big day. We know you guys will be a blessing to many people in the future, just like you have been since you first met. : )
We wish you both lots of love and happy years to come!
-Matt and Ivy
|Photographer| Ivy Weddings |Venue| Courtyard Marriot |Brideâ€™s Dress| Allure Bridals |Dress Retailer| LuLu’s Bridal Boutique |Brideâ€™s Shoes|Â Steve Madden & Etsy |Brideâ€™s Hair & Makeup|Â Adrienne Shoech |Brideâ€™s Jewelry|Â Etsy,Â Stella & Dot, and Texas A&M University |Wedding & Engagement Band | Olschwanger Designs |Bridesmaidsâ€™ Dresses|Â JCrew |Groom and Groomsmen Suits| Jos. A. Bank |DJ| Michael HatchÂ |Florist|Â Stems of Dallas |Brideâ€™s & Groom’s Cakes|Â DiviniDee Cakes | Catering |Â Courtyard Marriot |Officiant|Â Reverend Timothy Morrison