Lawson Wedding | Aristide, Flower Mound, TX

I woke up early on Friday, October 27, feeling chilly.  It’s been an unusually warm fall here in Texas, the day before had been in the 80’s.  I checked the temperature:  it was calling for a high of 51.  Which for warm loving Texans is practically freezing!  My heart sank a bit.  I’d photographed Katie’s Bridal Session, I knew her beautiful sheath gown didn’t provide a lot of protection from the elements.  I just prayed that the excitement of the day would make her forget the windy chill in the air!

Bundled up, I headed to Aristide early to plan for Katie and Tyler’s first look.  This was my first time photographing at Aristide, one of Walters Wedding Estates lovely jewels, nestled in the heart of Flower Mound, TX.  Whenever one of my brides tells me she’s getting married at one of these venues, my confidence immediately soars.  I know the venue is exquisite and the staff is top notch.  Aristide was everything I’d hoped.

That’s not all though.  This day was everything I’d hoped it would be for Katie and Tyler.  These two couldn’t have been more delightful, more excited, more charming.  While the temperature stayed locked at 46 degrees and overcast, Katie and Tyler delivered the kind of first look moments a photographer dreams of.  It was a beautiful, heart warming, day!

This bouquet, by Details Dallas.  Mercy.  It was everything.
For every bride that worries he won’t react if he sees her before coming down the aisle:
They were a little happy it was time to go inside and get warm.  🙂
First look with Katie’s Dad.

So, Tyler and his groomsmen have a band:  The Groomsmen.
They have each played at one another’s weddings.
Including the groom!
This family.  Sisters, Mom & Dad, embracing each other.  Celebrating Katie’s moment.
It was so beautiful!
Katie leads worship at her church and may have stolen the mic (and the show).
Give me ALL the Bride & Grooms that get on the dance floor and DANCE!
Every photographer everywhere:  “we love that guy who cuts up on the dance floor.”
Bonus when you get more than one.  😉
Welcome to forever, Mr. and Mrs. Lawson.  Your wedding was a joyous way to start a life together.
Thank you for sharing your day with me!

With Gratitude and joy,


Venue:  Aristide
Photography:  Kate Panza Photography
Florals:  Chapel, Bouquets & Boutonnieres
Bride’s Dress:  David’s Bridal
Alterations:  Ana’s Professional Alterations
Hair:  JMN Hair
MUA:  Courtney Sercey
Bridesmaid Dresses:  Neesee’s Dress
Groom’s Suit:  Men’s Wearhouse
DJ:  Kam Hunt
Cakes:  Jenny Layne Bakery

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