Dublin TX

Misael & Ellisa | Dove Creek Ranch Wedding | Dublin, Texas

Bride & Groom dance under string lights during their wedding reception - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

There’s something magical about a wedding in the fall - all the leaves changing colors, warm evening sunlight coming through the trees, and here in Texas it’s no longer so stinkin hot! Misael & Ellisa really hit the jackpot on the fall season with their beautiful November 3rd wedding. And such a sweet couple deserves nothing less!

Misael & Ellisa chose Dove Creek Ranch as their venue. If you are in the Dublin, Texas area, please make sure to check this venue out! This was our first time at Dove Creek and we were blown away with how beautiful it was, with the ceremony site nestled under a lawn full of trees. We chose the lawn beside the ceremony site for Ellisa’s bridal party portraits, and it was so magical how the leaves kept falling around us from the trees above.

The fall theme continued with the colors and flowers Ellisa chose for their wedding. Her bridesmaids looked stunning in their burgundy dresses, each picking a style that complimented them. Ellisa’s dear friend, Andrew from Andrew Liebig Designs, put together all her floral arrangements, even making 4 unique bouquets for the bridesmaids. The red roses, berries, and red-tinged succulents made for some of the best perfect-for-fall bouquets we’ve seen. But Ellisa didn’t get to have all the fun in wedding planning. Misael made sure his love for Nutter Butters was represented in his fun (and delicious!) groom’s cake!

The magic of Misael & Ellisa’s fall wedding wasn’t just in all the gorgeous details, it was in all the special little moments that happened too. Moments we photographed so Misael & Ellisa can remember when they look back on their wedding photography. Like the way Ellisa and her mom were all laughs and smiles while she was getting ready and during their portraits. Or how Ellisa and her brother couldn’t resist posing in some fun ways to show of their sibling love/hate relationship. Pictures that show how Misael & Ellisa were all smiles and laughter when they held hands during their first touch by the bridal suite. Or all the glances they snuck at one another during the ceremony. In fact, we love that we were able to photograph the sweet way Misael looked at Ellisa since she didn’t see it for herself. Now she’ll always have the picture to see how her husband looked at her lovingly during their ceremony. It’s moments like these that we love to photograph and forever capture for our Sweethearts, so they can remember them for decades to come.

Fall wedding details - - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Fall wedding - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
First look with dad - - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Fall wedding- Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bridal party in burgundy dresses - fall wedding at Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bridal details - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bridal portraits at Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Groomsmen in gray vests, jeans and boots - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
First touch - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Groom smiles as his bride comes down the aisle - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
- Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
- Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bridal party portrait - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
- Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Ceremony site - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
- Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom at Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Groom and bride smile at one another after their ceremony - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Nutter Butter groom’s cake - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
First dance as Mr. and Mrs. - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride dances with her dad - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Groom dances with his mom - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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- Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Guests dance at reception - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Dance party reception - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Reception - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
- Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
- Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom leave reception while guests toss flower petals - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

Dear Misael & Ellisa,

Seeing you look at each other so lovingly on your wedding day reminded us of what it feels like to be in newlywed love. We pray those loving looks at one another stay with you in the years to come and become a defining characteristic of your marriage!

Love, J&M

Groom looks lovingly at his new bride - Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

Venue | Dove Creek Ranch

Florist | Andrew Liebig Designs

Baker | Cakes by Jenna

Caterer | Taqueria La Taquiza

Hair & Make up | Desa McQueen

Bridal Gown | Georgio’s Bridal

Groom | Men’s Warehouse

Invitations & Signs | Laura Henson Designs

Misael & Ellisa | Engagement Portraits on the family ranch | Dublin, TX

A couple laughs together while they hug, engagement portraits in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

We're so excited to tell y’all the love story of these two, because it is the sort of cute, everyday love story that shows finding your perfect person is possible.

Misael & Ellisa met at a mutual friend’s house party. Misael, tired from working a long day, was sitting quietly on the couch, watching TV. Ellisa came up and sat beside him, and struck up a conversation. She asked him a lot of questions, but being so tired, Misael wasn’t very talkative. Then, when Ellisa went to chat with someone else at the party, Misael left without saying good-bye.

Ellisa thought that was the end of that, and didn't expect to connect with Misael again. She was surprised when their mutual friend told her Misael had asked for her number so he could call and apologize for appearing rude. The apology led to Misael asking Ellisa out on a first date, which led to a more formal second date. It was at this second date Misael likes to joke that Ellisa “fell for him,” since she literally missed the step getting out of his truck and face-planted in the grass right in front of him. Luckily for these two, laughter is one of their defining marks as a couple, so they laughed it off and have been together ever since.

One of their favorite ways to spend time together is visiting Misael’s family’s ranch. Ellisa enjoys spending time with his family and his mom’s home-cooking. Both Misael and Ellisa work with cows, so they also like to drive out on the property to check in on the cows and enjoy the country views. When Misael decided to propose to Ellisa he picked his family’s ranch as the perfect spot, during one of their drives out in the field on the gator.

Ellisa noticed Misael seemed a little off or nervous that night, but wasn’t really sure what was going on. When he suggested they go for a ride in the gator, she didn’t think it was anything out-of-the-ordinary. Yet when she went to open the glove compartment, Misael freaked out and told her not to look in there. She thought that was weird, but he played it off and off they went for their drive. Little did Ellisa know that her engagement ring was riding along in the glove compartment, and she had almost ruined the surprise.

Misael drove Ellisa out under a tree on a hill that overlooks the ranch. And as her back was turned to him, looking out over the view, he got down on one knee behind her and touched her leg. She swatted his hand away, thinking he was messing with her. But when he kept touching her leg, she turned around and realized what was happening. Misael asked her to spend forever with him as his wife, and she said yes! And so the wedding planning began!

When we were meeting with them and discussing their engagement session, they brought up the idea of doing their session at Misael’s family’s ranch, photographing them at the same spot Misael had proposed. We loved the idea! I mean, how cool will it be to show your children an engagement photo and tell them that’s the exact spot where your dad proposed to me?!?

So we drove out to Dublin, Texas on Sunday to photograph these two Sweethearts for their engagement portraits.

Being with Misael & Ellisa again reminded us just how much fun they are as a couple. They laughed so much during their session, and caused us to laugh along with them. Especially when we wanted the cows in the background of their portrait and had to call on their parents to herd them around for us.

The joy they have in their relationship is so evident you just know they are going to have such a happy marriage, full of love and laughter. And it all started with an awkward conversation at a friend's party!

A couple stands in front of the Dr. Pepper mural downtown during their engagement portraits in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Fun engagement portraits in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Fun engagement portraits in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Romantic engagement portraits on a family ranch in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Romantic engagement portraits on a family ranch in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
A couple smiles at one another in a field of cows - engagement portraits on a family ranch in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
A couple stroll hand-in-hand on the groom's ranch in Dublin, Tx - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Romantic engagement portraits on a family ranch in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Romantic engagement portraits on a family ranch in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Romantic engagement portraits on a family ranch in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

Dear Misael & Ellisa,

We had a blast being with you guys out in Dublin! Thank you so much for showing us your ranch and letting us meet your sweet family. And thank you for the reminder of how fun love can be! We pray you continue to laugh together as you finish up your wedding plans...and for the rest of your lives!

Love, J&M

A couple embraces in a field with a Texas sunset behind them during their engagement photos on a family ranch in Dublin, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com