Austin & Andie | Carleen Bright Arboretum Wedding | Waco, Texas

 A newly married couple kisses on their wedding day underneath a sunset sky - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

Do y’all remember Austin & Andie from their engagement session earlier this spring? More importantly, do you remember the romantic way Austin proposed? ICYMI, Andie is a instructor for deaf students in Waco ISD, and so when Austin proposed to Andie while celebrating Christmas Eve with her family, he got down on one knee in her parents’ living room and signed his proposal to Andie.

Seriously, it’s one of the most romantic proposal stories we’ve heard, and we’ve heard a lot of them as wedding photographers! With such a sweet proposal, it was no surprise to us that Austin & Andie’s wedding day was full of sweet and sentimental touches. Or that Austin & Andie come from such sweet families!

One of the first things Andie proudly told us when we arrived at the Arboretum was that her dad BUILT the arbor she & Austin were getting married under. And to see how the arbor transformed with Andie’s wedding day flowers of white hydrangeas, sunflowers, blush roses, and soft blue flowers was truly amazing. It was such a special touch, and one they can take with them into their backyard now!

It was also touching to see how Andie’s 3 sisters surrounded her on her big day, helping her with makeup and perfecting the placement of her headpiece. Or how Austin and his mom took a few moments to practice their dancing on the patio in between taking family photos. And while I missed out on all the shenanigans at the groomsmen’s Fixer Upper AirBnB beforehand, Jason assures me that this group of guys was supporting Austin and having a blast doing so!

But I think our favorite sweet moments from this wedding are just seeing Austin & Andie experience so many happy emotions throughout the day. Being there when Andie showed her mom her bouquet and started tearing up. Seeing her dad’s look of glee when he first saw Andie, and their tears through the smiles as they hugged. Watching for Austin’s face when he saw Andie for the first time THE ENTIRE DAY when the doors opened as she began her walk down the aisle, and seeing this HUGE smile break out across his face. In fact, just watching Austin & Andie smile at one another through their vows, sneaking glances at each other...you just knew this was a couple that was so in love and so excited to begin their marriage.

And when they danced around sporadically to “I’m So Excited” as their final dance, with all their family and friends dancing in a circle around them, it was the perfect ending to the perfect wedding for this sweet couple- a day full of joy, smiles, laughter, and fun, surrounded by their amazing family and friends, beginning their new life together.

 Navy, white, yellow bridal details - summer wedding in Waco, Texas -Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Diamond wedding band detail - summer wedding in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Navy, white, and yellow wedding details - summer wedding in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 A mother helps her daughter in to her wedding gown - the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 A groom and his groomsmen hang out in a Fixer Upper Airbnb for his summer wedding in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 First look with dad at a summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 blue and white wedding bouquets - summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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 A groom smiles when he sees his bride coming down the aisle - summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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 Pale blue bridesmaids gowns and navy slacks and yellow ties for groomsmen
 A bride and groom in the garden at Carleen Bright Arboretum in Woodway, Texas - summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Blush wedding gown with full layered skirt and lace details from Georgio's Bridal in Waco, Texas
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 George's Restaurant in Waco, Texas caters a summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 A bride and groom's first dance in The Pavillion at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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 Sunset portraits during a wedding reception at a summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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 4-tiered white buttercream bridal cake and Baylor groom's cake by All Sugar'd Up in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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 Glowstick send-off at a summer wedding at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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Dear Austin & Andie,

It was truly an honor to photograph your wedding day. It was such a beautiful day full of sweet moments that we hope you carry with you in your memories for years to come. May the love and smiles you had for each other on your wedding day grow bigger with each anniversary!

Love, J&M

 A bride and groom silhouetted by the Texas sunset at their summer wedding in Waco, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

Venue | Carleen Bright Arboretum

Florist | HEB Blooms

Baker | All Sugar'd Up

Caterer | George's Restaurant

Bridal Gown | Georgio's Bridal

Tuxes | Old Navy, Men's Warehouse

Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie