Garrett & Kelli

Garrett & Kelli | Catholic Ceremony & Warehouse Reception | Hillsboro, Texas

Groom holds his bride in town square in Hillsboro, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com

It’s been such a joy to get to know Garrett & Kelli!

We first met them for a double-date over coffee to hear all about how their relationship started. And then had so much fun photographing them and their cute fur babies for their engagement session in College Station. So of course their wedding day was filled with joy, sweet moments and fun times!

These Sweethearts planned the perfect October wedding, with a more traditional Catholic ceremony followed by a reception at The Eagle Historic Warehouse in Hillsboro. For their ceremony decor, they allowed the beauty of the sanctuary to set the stage, with beautiful afternoon light shining through the stained-glass windows. The Warehouse was transformed into a moody, Great Gatsby vibe, with rich maroon linens, golden table settings, and dark lanterns that reminded you of Gatsby and Daisy.

There were so many details that Garrett & Kelli chose to make their wedding day reflect their love story and style. The bridesmaids dresses were gorgeous with their intricate detailing. The groomsmen looked dashing in their charcoal suits. The Sweethearts chose Italian for their dinner menu, and guests feasted on chicken parmigiana and linguine with clams. Instead of a traditional bride and groom’s cake, they chose cheesecake shooters, chocolate covered strawberries, and cannolis. And knowing what a fun and photogenic bunch they had in their bridal party, Garrett & Kelli rented beautiful antique furniture from Rent My Dust for a sitting lounge and photo area during the reception. And they definitely put it to good use!

But while all the decor and planning details came together perfectly, what really stands out from Garrett & Kelli’s wedding day are the little moments full of meaning and emotion. How these Sweethearts were surrounded not only by family, but by friends who are like family, all coming together to celebrate their love. How Kelli’s grandpa walked her down the aisle so proud. How Garrett’s face looked when the doors opened and he saw Kelli for the first time. How during the priest’s homily, Garrett & Kelli would steal glances and smile at one another. How at the reception Kelli surprised her brother by choosing “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash for their dance, and then the two of them danced together like they did when they were little kids. And how Garrett & Kelli were surrounded by all their favorite people and danced the evening away. It’s these moments we hope Garrett & Kelli remember as they think back over their wedding day!

Red velvet bridal shoes - Fall wedding in Waco, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Bridal details - Fall wedding in Waco, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Fall wedding in Waco, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Gothic bridesmaid dresses for Fall wedding in Waco, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Grandfather walks bride down the aisle - Fall wedding in Waco, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Groom sees bride for first time and takes a deep breath - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Fall wedding in Waco, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Fall wedding in Waco, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Fall wedding in Waco, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Catholic ceremony at Gothic Fall wedding in Waco, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Fall wedding in Waco, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Groom and bride smile at one another after exchanging vows, black and white image - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Catholic wedding in Waco, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Fall wedding in Waco, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Fall wedding in Waco, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom share a moment after their ceremony - Gothic wedding in TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom kiss under veil - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Groom kicks up his foot while kissing bride - Fall wedding in Hillsboro, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Reception details - Gothic Gatsby Reception - The Eagle Historic Warehouse - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Reception details - Gothic Gatsby Reception - The Eagle Historic Warehouse - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Reception details - Gothic Gatsby Reception - The Eagle Historic Warehouse - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Gothic Gatsby Reception - The Eagle Historic Warehouse - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Bride smiles at groom outside wedding reception - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Sunset portraits in downtown Hillsboro, Tx - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Reception details - Gothic Gatsby Reception - The Eagle Historic Warehouse - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Reception details - Gothic Gatsby Reception - The Eagle Historic Warehouse - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Groomsmen pose together in photo seating area - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
Bridal party pose elegantly on sitting lounge area - Gothic Gatsby Reception - The Eagle Historic Warehouse - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
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Dear Garrett & Kelli,

Congratulations once again on your beautiful relationship and marriage! We hope you’ve stored away in your memories all the sweet moments from the day. And that these images will help jog those memories for the decades to come!

Blessings on your marriage!

Love, J&M

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Venue | St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, The Eagle Historic Warehouse

Rentals | Rent My Dust

Florist | Douglas Floral

Baker | Simply Delicious

Caterer | Frenkie’s Pasta, Hillsboro Texas

Hair & Make up | La Bella Salon

Bridal Gown | David’s Bridal

Tuxes | Men’s Warehouse

Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal

Garrett & Kelli | Engagement Portraits at Lick Creek Park | College Station, Texas

Couple pose with their two dogs for engagement photos in College Station, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

Garrett & Kelli have a love story that’s made for 2018. They were matched on a dating site but didn’t message each other right away. One day while Kelli was at the gym, she almost literally ran into a guy while walking through the gym. She and the guy gave each other side-eye, and then continued on their way.

A few moments later Kelli’s phone buzzed with a message from the guy she had been matched with, asking if she was at the gym. At first, Kelli worried he was following her in real life. But then she quickly realized the guy she almost ran into was the same guy from the site. Turns out they frequented the same gym, and so Garrett came back over and they chatted. Conversations led to dates, which led to a relationship, which led to us meeting them in College Station for their fun engagement session.

It’s so fun to watch our Sweetheart couples’ personalities come out during the engagement sessions. One of the things we like to tell them to do is to whisper in each other’s ear. Some couples get super romantic and sweet, and then others try to make each other laugh. Garrett & Kelli were definitely the latter, whispering funny words into each other’s ears, trying to get the other one to crack up. They are definitely a couple who laughs together often, so it’s no surprise their engagement session was full of laughter...especially when we were all trying to get their two sweet puppies to look our way. The only thing not funny was how hot it was outside this evening. But a little heat was worth that pretty Texas sunset sky.

Luckily it won’t be hot for their late October wedding. Their beautiful Catholic ceremony and Gatsby-themed warehouse reception are going to be so fun. And with these two, we know we’re going to all have a fun and laughter-filled day!

A couple's dog wears a "My Humans are getting married" sign during an engagement session - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
An engagement session with dogs in College Station, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Lick Creek Park Engagement Session - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
A couple sits in the tall grass in field at sunset during their engagement photos - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
A girl rests her head on her fiance's shoulders during their engagement portrait session - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
A man hugs his fiance during their engagement session at Lick Creek Park in College Station, Tx - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Lick Creek Park Engagement Photos, College Station - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

Dear Garrett & Kelli,

It was so fun to meet your sweet Zeus and Zelda, and to just hang out with you again.  Thanks for braving the heat and the insects with us for this session. We had a blast and can't wait to see ya'll again in October! And it won't be summer so YAY!

Love, J&M

A couple smiles at the camera during their engagement photos in College Station, Tx - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com