Randell & Fawn

Randell & Fawn | Stone Hall at The Springs Wedding | McKinney, Texas

Groom & Bride with cloudy sky behind them, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com

Gather around, friends, because I’m going to tell you the story of one of the most fun and loving weddings. Ever since Fawn searched #dfwweddingphotographer on Instagram and found us, our relationship with her and Randell has been like we were old friends. From texting us pictures of their dogs, to a skype call with no sound, to hanging out with them at their engagement portrait session, at every interaction they have treated us like long-lost BFFs. So as we traveled to photograph their wedding in McKinney, Texas last Thursday, we were so excited to be with them again.

Wedding details, invitation suite, centerpieces, wedding rings, and bridal gown, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com

And it became instantly clear the way Randell & Fawn treated us was the way they treated everyone. As we spent time with the bridal party that morning, we saw first-hand how Randell & Fawn had collected a tribe of friends who felt like family. Add these friends to their close-knit family, and Randell & Fawn had a large group of loved ones who would do anything for them and were excited to celebrate them on their wedding day.

This love shared by everyone wasn’t the only beautiful element of the day, though. Randell & Fawn had done an amazing job with all their wedding planning and details. This was our first time experiencing Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney. It is such an amazing venue in the North Dallas area, designed perfectly for weddings. The meticulously landscaped outdoor ceremony site, the reception hall with it’s high ceiling and wood beams, all the gorgeous nooks and spots for portraits, no wonder it’s in such high demand! And Fawn’s wedding day details enhanced the beauty even more. Her family friends helped her design and build all the bouquets and floral arrangements, and the navy, blush, and pearl design palette complimented the bright green of the outdoor venue and the wood accents within the reception hall perfectly.

Bridal party getting ready in the bridal suite, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Flower girls look up at bride's wedding gown, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Mother helps her daughter into wedding gown, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride poses by arched doorway, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Navy, blush and white bridal bouquet, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Groom getting dressed in Groom's Suite, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Groom in the Groom's Suite, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bridal party, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride poses with her mother and father, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Groom poses with bridal party and family, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com

The details weren’t the only things Randell & Fawn had planned for the day. This bride and groom had some fun surprises up their sleeves! One surprise Fawn had for her soon-to-be hubby (surprise Randell!) was a Darth Vader inspired mini-photo session with her and the groomsmen. She even got the junior groomsmen and ring bearer in on the action, pretending to be her stormtroopers.

The fun continued into the ceremony, with Fawn walking down the aisle to “Isn’t She Lovely.” At Fawn’s secret request, the officiant began the ceremony by reciting the “Mawwaige” speech from The Princess Bride.

But perhaps the most fun surprise of all was the pink chrome for her and black for him light-up soled shoes Randell & Fawn wore to their reception. The lights were dimmed for their big entrance, and as Chris Brown’s “Forever” was played by the talented DJ Dan Quinn, Randell & Fawn danced their way down the stairs and through the reception to the dance floor, lighting the way with their flashing shoes.

Randell & Fawn’s wedding day was filled with romantic moments as well. Randell did not want see Fawn before she came down the aisle, but they did want to have a moment of connection before. So they had a “first touch” in the upstairs hall of the venue. Holding hands around the corner, they talked about whether they were nervous, how they couldn’t wait to kiss one another, and then prayed together. For their vows, they recited traditional vows “to have and to hold...for better or worse.” But before repeating those vows, they shared heartfelt, hand-written personal vows to one another. These personal vows were so precious and meaningful, full of laughter and holding back tears as they professed their love and commitment to one another.

And before the night was over, they asked DJ Dan to clear the dance floor so they could have one final dance by themselves on their wedding day. Seeing Randell & Fawn dance together as husband and wife on the empty dance floor was a touching glimpse at how much love this couple has for one another, and the amazing life they are going to share together.

Bride dressed as Darth Vader poses with groomsmen, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and Groom's first touch before ceremony, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom kiss each other's hands during their first touch, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Ceremony, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Groom sees bride for the first time, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Groom's reaction seeing bride walk down the aisle, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Father walks bride down the aisle, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Father gives away his daughter, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
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Groom reads his hand-written vows to his bride while she tries not to cry, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride reacts to groom's vows, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride reads her hand-written vows to groom, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
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Bride and groom kiss at altar with audience in background, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom kiss their mothers as they walk up the aisle, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride dances up the aisle with groom, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bridal party portrait, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom portraits, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom portraits, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
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Bride and groom portraits, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom portraits, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bridal party grand entrance at reception, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom's grand entrance dance with light-up shoes, Bride and groom portraits, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Groom dips bride in a kiss at their reception, Bride and groom portraits, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom's first dance at reception, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Black and white portrait of bride and groom's first dance, Bride and groom portraits, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Father and daughter dance, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Father dances with his daughter at her wedding, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Groom dances with mother, Bride and groom portraits, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Groom dances with stepmother, Bride and groom portraits, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Toasts, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Guests dancing during the reception, Bride and groom portraits, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Guests dancing during the reception, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Guests dancing during the reception, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Guests dancing during the reception, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
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The Death Star groom's cake, Guests dancing during the reception, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride dances with bridesmaids, Guests dancing during the reception, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride dances with her mother, Guests dancing during the reception, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom dance at reception, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom share last dance on an empty dance floor at their reception, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom pose on stairs of Stone Hall, backlight with off-camera flash, summer blush and navy wedding at Stone Hall at The Springs in McKinney, Texas, Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com

Dear Randell & Fawn,

You guys! Your wedding day was such a fun celebration of the love you share, and we were so honored you asked us to be a part of your story. We pray the laughter and love that defines your relationship never diminishes but only grows stronger with each passing year. May you always have #ohlala moments, and love each other #likeaboss. ;)

Love, J & M


Venue | Stone Hall at The Springs

Coordinator | Cheyenne Wehrwein

Officiant | Jim Mustain

Florist | Jill Elliott and Dee Kuklenz

DJ | Dan Quinn

Baker | Stephanie Koehler 

Caterer | La Colina - Ron Crockett 

Hair & Makeup | Summer Dailey Scott and Tessa Graham 

Bridal Gown | David's Bridal

Suits | Men's Warehouse


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Randell & Fawn | Engagement Portraits in Frisco, Texas | Texas Wedding Photographer

Randell & Fawn embrace in the park where Randell proposed at an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com

We will forever be grateful to Instagram for connecting us with this sweet couple! Only a few days after Randell proposed, Fawn was searching Instagram hashtags and came across one of our pictures. She visited our profile, clicked the link to our website, and then filled out our contact form. And every moment with them since receiving that email has been so fun!

During a Skype call full of technical difficulties we laughed through (we'll have to tell you that story later), we asked them to share with us the beginning of their love story. And what a great one it is, full of secret crushes and a chance connection on move in day. 

You see, back in the spring of 2013, Fawn was moving into the same apartment complex Randell lived in. He saw her trying to carry a huge box from her car up to her second story apartment, and offered to help her. Fawn politely declined, and Randell stood and watched her try to move this heavy box by herself for a little bit. Then he said, "I'm going to help you anyway," and helped her move her stuff in. They both developed a crush on one another that day but didn't act on it. They had a great group of neighbors who became friends, and they would often hang out together in the breezeway area between all their apartments. But it wasn't until a year and a half later when Randell, who had since moved to a different city in the DFW area, came back to their old apartment complex for a mutual friend's birthday party that they finally got together. In Fawn's own words, she says, "He found out I was single and never left my side that night. We've been together ever since."

Randell and Fawn hold one another outside the apartment complex they met at during an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com

If you've been around the Jason & Melaina blog long, you've noticed we have a real soft spot for photographing our J&M Sweethearts' engagement portrait session in a location very meaningful to them. We feel like this helps us authentically tell the love story of our couples through their engagement and wedding photography. So when we were chatting with Randell & Fawn about where we should meet up with them for their engagement session, it seemed only natural we should photograph them at their old apartment complex and the park where Randell proposed. 

So we began the session on the staircase where Randell & Fawn would sit and let their two dogs play, and even photographed them in the "breezeway bar" where they spent countless evenings with their friends. Some of the friends who still live in the complex even made a surprise appearance in the background! Then we drove over to the park where Randell & Fawn walk their dogs. On the evening he proposed, Randell walked Fawn across the bridge and led her to a picnic he had set out for the two of them. It was there Randell asked Fawn to marry him and she said yes. So as the sun was setting on their engagement session, it was the perfect backdrop as they held one another where they had said yes to their forever only a few months ago.

Randell & Fawn laugh during an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Randell & Fawn sit together on the stairs of their old apartment complex A couple embraces with a sunset behind them at an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com 
Randell & Fawn sit together on the stairs of their old apartment complex at an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Randell & Fawn sit together on the stairs of their old apartment complex at an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Randell & Fawn hold one another while their friends are in the background at their old apartment complex at an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Randell & Fawn hold one another while their friends look on at their old apartment complex at an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Randell & Fawn embrace in the park where Randell proposed at an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Randell & Fawn stand on a bridge in the park where Randell proposed at an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Randell & Fawn stand on a bridge in the park where Randell proposed at an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Randell & Fawn stand on a bridge in the park where Randell proposed at an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Randell & Fawn hold one another at an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
A black and white image of Randell and Fawn's reflection in water Randell & Fawn stand on a bridge in the park where Randell proposed at an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com 
Randell & Fawn kiss and laugh with a beautiful sunset sky in the background at an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com
Randell & Fawn embrace with a Texas sunset sky in the background at an engagement photography session in Frisco, Texas by Texas wedding photographers Jason & Melaina Photography, www.jasonandmelaina.com

Randell & Fawn,

From the moment you texted us pictures of you and your dogs, we knew we were going to love getting to know y'all! And getting to finally meet you in person proved it. We're so glad you guys picked us to be your photographers, and we can't wait to meet up again in August for your wedding day!

Love, J&M

ps- Did y'all get all the mud out of your shoes? Because it took me forever!


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