Texas Bride

Remington & Marley | Blush & Gold Warehouse Wedding | Hillsboro, Texas

A bride and groom stand together during their wedding ceremony, next to an exposed brick wall with hanging floral hoops at The Eagle Historic Warehouse in Hillsboro, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

Since Remington & Marley live in Tennessee, our relationship with them has been mostly via email. Well, except for their sunrise engagement session they met us for back in December. So we were excited to be with them again on their gorgeous wedding day!

Remington & Marley chose The Eagle Historic Warehouse in Hillsboro, Texas for their special day, and it was the perfect venue for them. The exposed bricks and open expanse of the space gives a great warehouse vibe, a perfect blank canvas to transform into your dream space. And that’s just what Marley’s mom and sisters did! 

We’ve never seen such a beautiful treatment to a warehouse venue, with blush curtains separating the ceremony site from the bar and reception area. Then, after dinner, the curtains were tied back and framed the dance floor, creating a great atmosphere for guests to dance the night away.

Curtains weren’t the only beautiful ideas Marley’s mother and sisters came up with. They spray painted hula hoops in gold to create the ceremony backdrop, as well as old frames to provide more gold touches throughout the reception space. There was a gorgeous seating area in the back of the space, filled with flowers and vintage furniture that complemented the wedding colors. 

While the decor transformed the Eagle Historic into a beautiful space, it was made even more magical by the joyful moments throughout the day. We never get tired of being flies on the wall when a bride and groom have a first look before their wedding ceremony, and Remington & Marley were no exception to this. Seeing their genuine delight and joy when Remington turned around to see his bride for the first time was so special.

Another special aspect of these Sweethearts’ wedding day was the love surrounding them in their family and friends. Many friends from Tennessee joined in the wedding day festivities. Marley’s closest friends were in her bridal party, and her childhood best friends do her hair and makeup for her big day. Remington’s friends were fun too, dancing together and singing along to any lyric that gave a special shout out to Tennessee throughout the reception.

These two Sweethearts spent a magical day celebrating this new chapter in their story. And as the day came to an end, the walked hand-in-hand through a tunnel of loved ones and sparklers, heading off to their next adventure.

Blush linens with white and rose gold plates and centerpieces for reception seating, Gold circles adorned with magnolia blossoms and leaves hanging on a brick wall, and monogram gold clutches as part of the wedding details - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bridesmaids react with squeals, gasps and tears when they see the bride in her dress for the first time in the bridal suite at The Eagle Historic Warehouse - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
A grandpa smiles at his granddaughter when he sees her in her wedding gown for the first time - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
A bride taps her groom on the shoulder as he turns to see her for the first time on their wedding day - - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
A groom smiles at his bride while she’s escorted by her father down the aisle at The Eagle Historic Warehouse - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
A bride and groom kiss as they are pronounced husband and wife at the end of their wedding ceremony - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
A bride and groom laugh during their first dance at their wedding reception at The Eagle Historic Warehouse in Hillsboro, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
A bride and groom smile at one another as the wind catches the brides veil in downtown Hillsboro, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
A groom dips his bride as they walk down a tunnel of sparklers as they leave their wedding - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

Dear Remington & Marley,

Your wedding day was so full of joy and love. We hope your wedding photos help you relive all the joyful memories. And that you two have many more years of adventures ahead of you!

Love, J&M

A bride smiles up at her groom while her veil floats in the wind - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

The wedding professionals that were a part of Remington & Marley’s team -

Venue | The Eagle Historic Warehouse

Rentals | RSVP, Vintage Gold Dust

Florist | Natalie's Floral, Gourmet and Gifts

DJ | Bobby’s DJ Services

Baker | Sweetness Desserts

Caterer | Dickey's Barbecue

Bridal Gown | Ava's Bridal

Tuxes | Men's Warehouse

Bridesmaids/Flower girls' attire | Birdy Grey



Marco & Heather | Texas Wedding at Moon River Ranch | Satin, Texas

A cowboy and his bride look into one another’s eyes outside of Moon River Ranch on their wedding day | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com

Photographing weddings at Moon River Ranch is one of our favorite things. Not just because the venue itself is gorgeous (which it is). But because of the camp-like atmosphere the venue brings to our Sweethearts weddings.

We know that a Moon River Ranch wedding is going to bring together the bride and groom’s families and friends for multiple days, and give them opportunities to bond together over playing in the pool, skeet shooting, yard games, hay rides, and all the wedding activities. So on the wedding day, it’s like there’s one big happy family all celebrating the couple together. That makes for a magical start to a marriage, and Marco & Heather’s wedding was no exception.

Marco & Heather are one of the sweetest, most genuine couples we’ve met. So it was no surprise their families and friends were just as lovely. When we arrived at Moon River on their wedding day, May 25th, Heather was with her bridesmaids getting hair and make up done. I (Melaina) photographed them as they told stories of European vacations, and laughed over shared memories together. Jason went to join Marco and his groomsmen shooting skeet, and photographed them as they had a friendly competition and joked around.

When all the girls were ready, we snuck them outside to get some portraits of Heather and her girls, making sure Marco was not going to see her. Then, when it was time for Marco and his guy’s portraits, Heather requested we take all the guys and get a photo in front of the smoker with a Texas flag. Marco was the only one that lives in the US, with his groomsmen being brothers and cousins from Italy, or a close friend from Ireland by way of Canada. To see all these guys in their cowboy hats, bolos, jeans, and boots was a quite a Texas moment, and Heather wanted to make sure it was documented.

Marco & Heather wanted to see each other before their ceremony, but they wanted it to be a special, private moment between them. So we brought them into the chapel for a romantic first look. After this special moment, it was time to get ready for the ceremony, and party on into the night.

There were so many special, little moments throughout Marco & Heather’s wedding day. Seeing Heather walked down the aisle by both her grandfathers was a very sentimental moment. As was seeing her brother ring the church bell when she and Marco were pronounced husband & wife. Seeing the love these Sweethearts have for one another, written all over their faces when they were sharing their personal vows.

Sneaking them out of their reception to photograph them at sunset under an expansive Texas sky. Watching them open and pour the largest bottle of champagne we’ve seen, brought to Texas by Marco’s father especially for his wedding day. Hearing Marco & Heather’s best friends and siblings share heartfelt toasts. Watching them and all their family and friends dance the night away, building memories that will last a lifetime.

And then at the end of the night, Marco & Heather ran through a tunnel of loved ones, holding high sparklers, as they started their new life together.

The welcome sign at Moon River Ranch | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A groom sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day inside the chapel at Moon River Ranch | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A bride and groom walk hand-in-hand out of the chapel at Moon River Ranch in Satin, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
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A bride and groom smile at one another with an expansive Texas sky behind them on their wedding day at Moon River Ranch | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A groom kisses his bride outside their wedding reception at Moon River Ranch | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A just married couple walks hand-in-hand down a dirt road outside their wedding reception at Moon River Ranch | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
Groomsmen pour champagne on an unsuspecting groom during a wedding reception at Moon River Ranch | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A bride kisses her husband under the glow of sparklers as they leave their wedding reception at Moon River Ranch | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A groom and his bride run through a tunnel of their loved ones holding up sparklers as they leave their wedding reception at Moon River Ranch | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com

Dear Marco & Heather,

Your wedding was a complete joy and so full of love, just like you two. We pray the memories of this day stay in your heart forever. And that the joy and love continue everyday for years and years to come.

Love, J&M

A bride and groom face one another in the center of a dirt road, surrounded by fields at their Moon River Ranch wedding | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com

These awesome wedding professionals helped make Marco & Heather’s wedding day magical!

Venue | Moon River Ranch

Florals | Wolfe’s, assembled on site by bride’s friend, Mandy Anderson

Caterers | Rio Brazos Cuisine (for most of weekend), Ringtail BBQ (wedding dinner)

Baker | HEB

Bridal Gown | JoAnn’s Bridal

Hair | Erin Sterling

Makeup | Diana Marie Makeup Artistry

Band | H.O.T. Road Gang

Venue transportation | Texas Golf Karts

Nicolas & Kayla | Bohemian Garden Wedding | Gathering Oaks Retreat, Crawford, Texas

A bride and groom embrace with the Texas sunset behind them during their spring wedding day at Gathering Oaks Retreat in Crawford, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com

Easter weekend was the most gorgeous spring weekend you could ask for, and the perfect weekend for Nicolas & Kayla’s wedding celebration!

When we arrived at Gathering Oaks Retreat we found Kayla in the La Casita cottage, getting her makeup done by Callee Kelly. This cottage is the cutest bridal suite! And the big windows and large mirror made for some beautiful portraits of Kayla getting into her dress.

Kayla picked out her dress from Georgio’s Bridal - a gorgeous, fitted gown, complete with intricate lace detail on the bodice and train. She looked stunning! Her daughter, Aubree, agreed, and it was adorable watching Aubree admire Kayla in her dress all day.

Before the ceremony began, we had to take pictures of the beautiful work Kathy Thorman with Before I Do had done. Her hanging baskets filled with soft purple and white roses, and a touch of macrame fringe, hanging from the arbor completed the bohemian garden vibe for the ceremony. All the tables were decorated with spring blossoms and lanterns, and the bridal bouquet Kathy made Kayla was so beautiful it brought Kayla to tears.

While it’s always fun to admire the hard work our wedding vendor friends put into such beautiful weddings, our favorite part of our Sweethearts’ wedding days is still noticing all the special little moments that happen. And being there to photograph them.

We’ll never forget how in awe Aubree was of how beautiful her mom and dad looked on their wedding day. Nor how much love Nicolas & Kayla had for Aubree so obviously on their faces whenever they looked at her.

Nicolas & Kayla wrote their own vows to one another, and Nicolas even wrote vows to Aubree and shared them with her during the ceremony. It’s little moments like those that are such an honor to photograph

We still laugh about how Aubree learned to count like Jason- “1, 2, 3, cheese!” -during all the family portraits, and how she even stood beside him directing her grandparents and aunts and uncles in photos. Kayla emailed us later to say Aubree had been playing photo shoot with her dolls since the wedding day, so we’re looking forward to seeing her work in the future!

And when we snuck these Sweethearts out of their reception for some sunset pictures, we were able to photograph them with a Texas sunset in the sky and a field of cows behind them. It’s the perfect image for them to hang on their wall in their new home in Alabama and remember the magical place in Texas where all their family and friends came together to watch them begin their life together.

Purple and white roses hang in wooden holders from the arbor for a spring garden wedding at Gathering Oaks Retreat in Crawford, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A bride taps her father’s shoulder and he turns around to see her in her wedding dress for the first time | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A bride hugs her father before her wedding ceremony at Gathering Oaks Retreat in Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A bride poses with her flower girl daughter before her bohemian garden wedding ceremony in Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A groom cries as his flower girl daughter walks down the aisle before her mom | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
Groom cries as his bride walks down the aisle at Gathering Oaks Retreat in Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A bride and groom have their daughter be their flower girl for their wedding day | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A bride holds her groom’s head and looks into his eyes while they dance during their wedding reception at Gathering Oaks Retreat | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A bride and groom swing on a tree swing in a field on their wedding day at Gathering Oaks Retreat in Crawford, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A groom gives his young daughter a bite after he cuts the cake with his bride | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A groom dances with his young daughter during his wedding reception at Gathering Oaks Retreat | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A bride and groom leave their reception under a tunnel of sparklers at Gathering Oaks Retreat in Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com
A bride and groom kiss under a tunnel of sparklers at the end of their wedding day | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com

Dear Nicolas & Kayla,

The only thing more beautiful than your wedding day is the love you share between you…and with Aubree. We pray for many more years of whiskey in mugs, loving glances at one another, and a close bond between you. We hope Alabama feels like home because you are all there together.

Love, J&M

A bride and groom look out over a field as the sunsets in Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography | www.jasonandmelaina.com

Wedding Professionals who made this beautiful wedding possible-

Venue | Gathering Oaks Retreat

Planner & Florals & Decor | Kathy Thorman of Before I Do Waco

Caterer & Cake | Bestyett Catering

DJ | DJ Kris with a K

Hair & Make up | Callee Kelly

Bridal Gown | Georgio’s Bridal