Jason & Anne | Antioch and the Palladium Wedding | Waco Wedding Photographer

We kicked off our 2017 wedding season this month and can think of no better couple to begin this year with than Jason & Anne. (You may remember them from their engagement session along the Brazos River.) Being with Jason and Anne on their wedding day reminded us anew of why we truly hold it an honor to be wedding photographers in Waco, Texas.

 Bride and groom embrace under the arch outside Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas

When I (Melaina) joined Anne with her bridesmaids and parents earlier in the day, I saw right away how close knit they were. Anne has a close relationship with her family, who live in Houston and New York. But she and Jason have also created a deep sense of community here in Waco, their “Waco family” if you will. Getting to be a fly on the wall and watch time and again our J&M Sweethearts be surrounded by such caring and supportive families and “families” is a true gift, and Jason & Anne’s wedding was no exception. So we understand the amazing responsibility we have to document all the special moments between these loved ones, providing Jason & Anne with the invaluable gift of images to showcase the love and support they truly have from their families.

 Brides earrings, wedding gown, and shoes at Antioch Community Church wedding in Waco, Texas
 Flower girl being dressed by mom, Waco, Texas wedding

Jason & Anne chose their church, Antioch Community Church, as the location for their wedding ceremony. This church was the catalyst for their entire relationship after all, because it was through their small group Bible study at Antioch where they first met and began their relationship. Therefore, Antioch was the perfect choice as the location for the beginning of their marriage.  

And so it was at Antioch prior to the ceremony where we were able to capture the tender moments of Anne’s mother helping her put on her wedding day jewelry, including Jason’s grandmother’s diamond earrings specifically given for her to wear in the ceremony in her honor. We were able to document the support of her maid-of-honor and roommate, Faith, who faithfully learned how to lace up Anne’s dress and bustle her train, ensuring Anne looked beautiful and had one less thing to worry about. We were able to be a fly on the wall and capture forever the sweet and holy moment of Anne’s mother, sisters, bridesmaids and dear friends praying over her before the ceremony. And we were able to be there for the tender moment of Anne’s father sharing words of love and pride with his daughter before he walked her down the aisle.

 Maid of honor lacing back of bride's wedding dress, bride's mother putting on her bracelet
 Bride putting on groom's grandmother's earrings
 Bridal party pose outside Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas
 Bride's bouquet, and bride poses with flower girl
 Bride with red and white rose bouquet poses outside Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas
 Groom and groomsmen getting prepared for portraits, Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas
 Groom and groomsmen outside Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas
 Bride and groom's "first touch" before their wedding ceremony at Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas
 Close up on bride and groom holding hands during "first touch" before wedding ceremony
 Bridal party prays over bride prior to ceremony, Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas
 Candid portraits of bride and flower girls prior to ceremony
 Bride's father cries while talking with bride before walking her down the aisle
 Bride and her father talk while waiting to walk down the aisle, flower girls come down the aisle at Antioch Community Church wedding ceremony
 Young flower girls dressed in white dresses with navy bows walk down the aisle
 Groom smiles at bride as she walks down the aisle, Antioch Community Church, Waco, Texas
 Bridal party and congregation worship during wedding ceremony at Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas
 Bride and groom sing worship songs during their wedding ceremony at Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas
 Wedding ceremony at Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas
 Bride and groom exchange vows, Antioch Community Church, Waco, Texas
 Bride and groom take communion at their wedding ceremony at Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas
 Wedding Ceremony with bridesmaids in navy dresses and groomsmen in black tuxes
 Bride and groom kiss during wedding ceremony at Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas
 Bride and groom look lovingly at one another as announced husband and wife

The songs of worship sung, the vows proclaimed, and the communion shared during the ceremony were special moments demanding to be preserved both in memory and images. And as the celebration of this marriage moved to the reception at The Palladium in downtown Waco, it was as if the clock sped up and an avalanche of memories and moments began to fall.

Seeing all their family and friends cheering them on as they had their first dance or clamoring for pictures with the happy couple...having Anne walk over to the table of her fellow teachers from Robinson elementary school and see them all cheer for her and exclaim how beautiful she was...hearing the DJ announce Jason & Anne would like a picture with their life group and see so many friends swarm over to them (even if a few had to race over from getting their pieces of wedding cake)...

 Bride and groom pose in front of The Palladium in Waco, Texas
 white and navy table decor for a wedding reception inside The Palladium in Waco, Texas
 White and navy tables with lantern centerpieces inside The Palladium in Waco, Texas
 Rings and invitation
 Bridal cake with multiple groom's cakes, The Palladium, Waco, Texas
 Bride and groom kiss outside The Palladium in Waco, Texas
 Bride and House Party outside The Palladium in Waco, Texas
 Bride with fellow elementary school teachers
 Bride and groom pose with friends
 Bride and groom's first dance, The Palladium, Waco, Texas
 Bride and groom smile during their first dance, The Palladium, Waco, Texas
 Guests slow dance during the reception at The Palladium, Waco, Texas
 Parents dance with flower girls at the reception, The Palladium, Waco, Texas
 Guests dance at reception, The Palladium, Waco, Texas
 Bride tosses her bouquet, The Palladium, Waco, Texas
 Bride and groom kiss before leaving their reception, The Palladium, Waco, Texas
 Bride and groom exit under rose petals, The Palladium, Waco, Texas
 Bride and groom kiss inside their getaway car outside the reception

All of these little moments, all of these images, fully told the story of love on Jason & Anne’s wedding day. Not only the love these two have continually displayed openly for one another, but the love of those they hold dear who are rooting and praying for the journey of marriage these two sweethearts just embarked upon.

Congratulations once again Jason & Anne! We hope you will be able to look through the images from your wedding day to relive the amazing story of love for many years to come!

J&M

Venues: Antioch Community Church & The Palladium

Rentals: RSVP Rentals

Florist: Wolfe Florist

Baker: Sweetness Desserts

Catering: Baked Bliss Bakery

Planner: Janice Whiting

DJ: Luke Whiting

Photography: Jason & Melaina Photography

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