It had been a little more than half a year when he decided he was ready to take it to the next level. So he bought her a puppy. He had never even had an indoor dog before, so she knew he was dedicated when he calmly responded to little Bandit’s acting out… by buying her a second puppy. With that second puppy she knew he loved her, and a proposal wouldn’t be far off…
Meet Britney and Cody.
A shared love of country music had brought them together early on, so they found the perfect country estate to host their wedding – the beautiful Milestone. And just like their puppies grew to be a part of their family from the beginning, Britney and Cody wove in lots of details into their day to include their guests’ furry family members, too! We think all of the pretty details show exactly how much thought and heart our couple put into their wedding, and gives you a little glimpse at how sweet and thoughtful Britney and Cody are. We’re sure everyone who knows them would agree, that Britney and Cody are truly one in a million. : )
The day started with the ladies getting ready at The Milestone…
When we arrived, Britney had the rings ready, and made sure we had plenty of time to photograph them. I love that! We had time to get some fun and pretty shots of the rings, and if you can tell, we like ring photos. There’s something about rings that just tells a small story of their own. : )
A photo of one pair of our bride’s wedding shoes, and her lovely bouquet. Love these!
The second pair of shoes, by LuxeBabi. How stunning are these beauties??! They went so well with Britney’s Madeline Gardner New York gown…
Special thanks to Randee, from About Face Artistry, who did a fabulous job with Britney’s makeup…
Ahh, love this! How stunning is Britney, while she’s still getting makeup done?? You can see the peace she had from the first moments of the day. Love it.
I adore the kiddos at weddings…and these two flower girls were beyond cute, and I love their getting ready shots, too!
CUUUUUTE! One of the flower girls came to show Britney how fabulous her finished hair looked….only to realize Britney’s hair was also stunning. I absolutely love her jaw-dropping reaction to the lovely bride. : )
A favorite of 2012!
I love how happy Britney was on her wedding day!
The groom’s mother, Shelia, and the maid of honor, Crystal, were there to help Britney put on her gown.
How sweet is this moment?? You can see the “wow” in the flower girls’ eyes, and I love how they look up to Britney. What little girl wouldn’t dream of looking so beautiful, in a princess dress one day? : )
Britney, you are so stunning! Love this!
Some of our favorites from Britney’s bridal….
After Britney was ready, we went outside for some shots of the bride and her bridesmaids…
While the bridesmaids were getting ready for photos, the girls were having fun with Britney. : )
The bride and her lovely ladies!
While I was with the girls, Matt got to spend some time with Cody and the guys. A groom’s room with NBA JAM and pool? How cool is that??
LOOK! A ring bearer who makes the same face I make at Matt when he tries to take my picture. : P
How cute are these little guys?!
Cody looking sharp in his suit…a few minutes before he got to see his bride..
The groom and his groomsmen…
Britney and Cody had a beautiful first look on the veranda at The Milestone.
How adorable are the sweet glances and moments after a bride and groom first see each other??
Our rockstar couple. Favorite!
Love these two shots…
And this, taken at the same time, by another camera.
This is my favorite photo from our bride and groom’s photo walk. How sweet and fun is this playful moment?! It perfectly captures how Britney and Cody can make each other laugh…and of course it happened after we were finished shooting, so we almost missed it. You guys keep us on our toes!! : )
The ceremony started before sunset, and I adore the cute “Wedding Thumb Print Tree” our couple had the guests sign…. made by Jessica – one of Britney’s bridesmaids!
Stunning florals and ceremony decorations by Coco Fleur…
How lovely is this ceremony site?
Britney and Cody tied their love for their doggies into their wedding day in lots of different ways, and this was one of my favorites. How cute is this cake topper by Mudcards, on the lovely cake by Candy Haven?
Doggie treats were specially made by Three Dog Bakery, and passed out to the guests during the reception so they could take home some goodies for their four legged friends, too!
I love the wish tags by Seafoam Safari that wedding guests filled out, to leave some special thoughts for the couple.
The “pupcakes” that looked just like yummy people cupcakes? A huge hit, and I’m sure they made lots of doggies happy! : )
The reception, with gorgeous purple orchids, and lanterns was beautiful.
The bride and groom’s first dance…
Love the emotion in this shot of the bride’s father, as he watches her…and the bride and groom, enjoying their first dance.
The father-daughter dance….and the mother-son dance..
How awesome are these two cakes? A bride’s cake with a custom topper, and a Bud Light groom’s cake!
You can tell how great the toasts were by how much fun our couple had : )
The Newlywed game.
Britney and Cody were great sports with the Newlywed game, and Cody even knew when to answer “both!”….I think he did well, because it got him kisses at the end of the game. ; )
We don’t usually blog bouquet and garter toss photos, but these were too fun to not post! How great is this?! The ladies were serious about catching the bouquet, but none as serious as the flower girl. : ) Once she ended up getting the prize, I love how she celebrated on the dance floor! : )
The garter toss…
The same shot of the catching of the garter, at the same moment. One by me and one by Matt…
The photo booth was a big hit, too!
After some dancing, the bride and groom enjoyed a final dance…
And a spectacular exit with sparklers!
A final shot of our couple.
Britney and Cody, we have had so much fun getting to know you both!! Thank you for introducing us to your wonderful families, and (of course!) Bandit and Daphne. : ) We are so happy for you both, and we wish you a lifetime of fun and happy memories as Mr. & Mrs. Congrats, y’all!
-Matt and Ivy
Story from the Bride:
Cody and I met through mutual friends while I was waiting tables through college in 2006. Our friendship grew as we bonded over our love of sports and Texas country music. After being friends for almost a year Cody finally asked me to be his girlfriend! We dated for seven months and then decided to get a puppy Weimaraner named Bandit. Bandit was extremely hyper and was destroying Cody’s apartment. Somehow I convinced Cody that a second puppy would help….when he let me get two puppies within a four month period I knew that he loved me! (he had never had an indoor dog).
In December 2009 Cody and I made plans to go to a concert in Dallas, little did I know that he was planning the sweetest proposal at a sentimental setting! I had always pictured my wedding day to be a mix of elegance and southern charm. Our wedding was perfect and more than anything I could have dreamed of! I enjoyed adding personal details throughout the day. We were so honored that our friends and family took the time to share in our special day! One of my favorite parts of the day was watching Cody’s face when he realized I secretly added a line in the ceremony reading that he would love and support me no matter how many dogs I choose to get.
| Photographer | Ivy Weddings | Bride’s Dress Designer | Madeline Gardner New York | Bridal Gown Retailer | Circle Park Bridal | Brides Shoes | LuxeBabi (Crystal Shoes), Design Your Pedestal (Purple Shoes) | Hair | CJ Barrett | Makeup | About Face Artistry | Jewelry | Plume Bridal and Stardust Celebrations | Bridal Veil | International Veiling | Bridesmaids Dresses | Alfred Angelo | Groom’s Suit & Groomsmen’s Suits | Men’s Wearhouse | Florist | Lisa Ham with Coco Fleur | Bride’s Cake and Groom’s Cake | Candy Haven | Caterer | The Milestone | Transportation | My Private Driver | Officiant | Sonny Gann with Love Notes | MC, DJ, Lighting | DFW Mobile DJs | String Quartet | Serenata Strings | Photobooth | Cowtown Photobooth | Dog Treats | Three Dog Bakery | Cake Stand | Casa in Ferro | Invitations | Art by Ellie | Cake Topper | Mudcards | Ring Bearer Blocks | Urban Collective | Thumbprint Tree | Jessica Musgrave (bridesmaid) | Signs | Our Hobby to Your Home | Garter | Elegant Garter Shop | Wish Tags | Seafoam Safari | Unity Candle | FanciFlameGirl | Bridesmaids’ Necklaces | GemsinVogue | Bridesmaids’ Earrings | Nadri
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