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Michael & Gabrielle | Whimsical Warehouse Wedding | Crawford, Texas

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Every time we’ve been with Michael & Gabrielle, it’s been so fun! Remember their engagement session with their 4 cute puppies? Whenever they’ve told us about their wedding day, it was filled with so many fun details we couldn’t wait to see it all come together. And on April 6th, driving through an intense thunderstorm, we were so excited to finally be heading to their fun wedding day!

Michael & Gabrielle chose the historic Amsler Building as their wedding venue. This hidden gem in Crawford, Texas is such a cool spot to have a wedding. With its soaring ceilings, upper balcony, and expansive wood floor, the Amsler gave this whimsical wedding a cool warehouse vibe.

Speaking of whimsical, Gabrielle outdid herself with her wedding details! Her love of gnomes was on full display, with so many gnome figurines placed throughout the reception. She had her unicorn pinata, and even a fun unicorn detail added to her cake by the talented Kimberly from All Sugar’d Up.

Instead of a guest book, Michael & Gabrielle had guests sign vintage Christmas ornaments so they could remember their guests every year when they put up their Christmas tree. And instead of flower girls, there were bubble girls, who filled the aisle with bubble when Gabrielle came down the aisle.

To top it all off, Gabrielle handmade every single flower, from her bouquet to Michael’s boutonniere to the table decor, from books, buttons and pieces of fabric left over from the handmade quilt her mother-in-law made them. All of these whimsical details came together in such a fun way, highlighting the fun and joy Michael & Gabrielle bring with them wherever they go.

But the decor wasn’t the only joyful elements of this wedding. There were so many little moments that stand out too. Seeing Gabrielle’s close friends be her right-hand women all day, helping in every way possible, really showed how much love and support this couple has. When it was time for their first touch, Michael surprised Gabrielle with a hand-written letter, and it was so sweet to stand back and watch her read his loving words to her on their wedding day.

When Gabrielle came down the aisle escorted by her father, all the bubble girls began firing their motorized bubble guns. They filled the aisle, and in that moment Michael & Gabrielle began to smile and laugh at one another.

Another joyful moment was the rain that had been looming overhead most of the day cleared up beautifully just in time to head down the road to Tonkawa Falls for some portraits with the bride and groom. We love sneaking our couples away during the reception to have a moment of quiet, just the two of them, on their wedding day. So we were all so happy the weather allowed us to have that moment surrounded by the beauty of Tonkawa Falls.

And at the end of the night, one of the sweetest, most joyful moments we’ve witnessed at a wedding happened. Michael & Gabrielle had their last dance before leaving the reception. As they danced, their family and friends gathered in a circle around them, blowing bubbles. Seeing this couple in love, surrounded by the love of their support system, and bubbles, was the perfect ending to such a fun and whimsical wedding day.

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Dear Michael & Gabrielle,

Your wedding day was full of so much fun and joy! Seeing the love you share between you, and all your family and friends, was beautiful. May you have many years ahead of you full of red crayons, unicorns, gnomes, bubbles, love, fun and joy!

Love, J&M

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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
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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
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Catholic ceremony at Gothic Fall wedding in Waco, TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
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Groom and bride smile at one another after exchanging vows, black and white image - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
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Bride and groom share a moment after their ceremony - Gothic wedding in TX - Jason & Melaina Photography - http://jasonandmelaina.com
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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

Robert & Abbie | Downtown Warehouse Wedding at The Palladium | Waco, Texas

A bride  & groom leave their warehouse reception at The Palladium while guests wave glow sticks, Downtown Waco Texas - www.jasonandmelaina.com

Gather round, friends, because we want to tell you the story of one of the most heart-warming and fun weddings. The story of Robert & Abbie’s wedding day.

In case you missed Robert & Abbie’s engagement story, let me catch you up real quick. These two Sweethearts met in high school (HIGH SCHOOL!) as members of the same church in Houston. Fast-forward to freshmen year of college and they decided to make a long-distance relationship work while Abbie attended Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth and Robert studied at Baylor University in Waco. And for the remainder of their college career, they made it work by driving the stretch of I-35 between Waco and Ft.Worth constantly. Then right before senior year, on a perfect Waco date night while tossing tortillas from the Suspension Bridge, Robert proposed to Abbie. She said yes, and the wedding planning began.

And what a wedding that was planned! With so many Waco date nights, a proposal on the Suspension Bridge, and with Abbie joining Robert here in Waco now that she’s graduated TCU, Waco is definitely a big part of these Sweethearts’ love story. So it seemed fitting that Waco would continue to tell the story of their wedding day.

Abbie and her bffs/bridesmaids stayed in a real-life Fixer Upper house, and it was the perfect space for all the late night fun and getting glammed up for the wedding day. Robert & Abbie chose The Palladium as their venue, an elegant warehouse style venue perfectly situated in downtown Waco. Not only does The Palladium’s interior offer some gorgeous views, with it’s wood ceilings, stained concrete floors, exposed brick and floor-to-ceiling windows. But it’s location in the heart of downtown Waco across from The Hippodrome provides some great cityscape backgrounds for golden hour portraits while the reception rocks on nearby.

But Robert & Abbie’s wedding wasn’t simply gorgeous and heart-warming because of the pretty locations (and that blush wedding gown!). It was gorgeous and heart-warming because of all the little moments that made up their day. 

Moments like arriving at the rehearsal to see Abbie holding a puppy and beaming through tears because Robert just gave her that sweet puppy as one of the best wedding gifts. Moments like seeing Abbie’s besties from TCU all chip in during the dollar dance to dance with her as a group, realizing this was one last hurrah before they all go their separate ways now that graduation is over. It’s seeing Abbie walked down the aisle by her mother, a team of two who have been best friends for so long. Fun moments like when DJ Jon from RR The Voice Productions played the TCU fight song for Abbie and her friends, and then followed it up by playing the Baylor fight song for Robert and his fellow Bears. It was moments of seeing these Sweethearts cheered on and surrounded by their friends on the dance floor, dancing the night away in celebration of their love.

And it's those moments from their wedding day we pray Robert & Abbie remember forever.

Bride's floral heels and bouquet at Fixer Upper house in Waco, Texas - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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Bride in blush wedding gown, groom in white tux for their downtown Waco wedding - www.jasonandmelaina.com
A groom and his groomsmen pose together at The Palladium in Downtown Waco - www.jasonandmelaina.com 
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Groom smiles at bride coming down the aisle, downtown warehouse wedding in Waco, Texas - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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Bride and groom hold hands at the altar during their downtown Waco, Tx wedding - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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Bride and groom kiss as they are prounouced husband and wife during their downtown Waco wedding ceremony - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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Guests dance the Grand March at a reception for a Downtown warehouse wedding in Waco, Texas - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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Bride and groom's first dance during their downtown warehouse wedding in Waco, Texas - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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Cake and cupcake display at a warehouse wedding in Waco, Texas - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Wedding at The Palladium in Waco, Texas - www.jasonandmelaina.com
Bride and groom pose downtown near Waco Hippodrome during their warehouse wedding in Waco, TX - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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Bride sings TCU fight song with friends, then groom sings Baylor fight song with friends - www.jasonandmelaina.com
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Wedding at The Palladium in downtown Waco - www.jasonandmelaina.com

Dear Robert & Abbie,

Your wedding was so full of love and fun, and we pray you remember how it felt for years and years. And that life as newlyweds with your new little puppy is everything you dreamed it would be.

Now that you're official Wacoans, let's hang out and be friends still, ok?

Love, J&M

Groom dips his bride for a kiss during their glowstick exit at their downtown Waco wedding - www.jasonandmelaina.com

Venue | The Palladium

Coordinator | Morgan Killen 

Florist | Rosetree Florals

DJ | Jon Wood

Rentals | Waco Party Guys Photo Booth 

Caterer and Baker | Blanek's Custom Catering

Bartending Service | Nomad Spirits

Hair & Makeup | Glam by Tammy Shefa

Bridal Gown | Brickhouse Bridal (Houston)

Tuxes | Men's Warehouse

Bridesmaids Gowns | David's Bridal

To see more of the Fixer Upper Abbie used as her bridal suite, visit here.