Emily & Riley – Wedding at McKinney Cotton Mill

 This above photo shows off Riley’s signature move.  He always covers Emily’s sweet face with his hands as he kisses her, I love it.

Emily & Riley were married at The McKinney Cotton Mill.  It was an amazing day and I adored capturing this couples love fore each other and the Lord.  Their families and friends had so much joy and there was a definite feeling of peace and celebration.  We met up with Emily and her girls at The Grand Hotel in down town McKinney where they prepared before heading over to the Cotton Mill.  The sun started to set right before the ceremony so the light was amazing and it started to cool.  Their ceremony was full of inspiration including my favorite hymn, Be Thou My Vision.  You know I was singing along as I photographed.  After spending some time alone for portraits the couple entered their reception where Glenn Roush entertained us all night.  The evening was full of surprises like a Disney melody sung in duet.  I think every girl there was signing along to Ariel the little Mermaid’s song.  I hope that these two truly have a fairy tale ending and no matter what bumps along the rode their marriage may have they continue to rely upon the Lord and hold fast on one another.

 Here are all the vendors that made their day memorable:

Lashley Media – Video

Shelby-Marilee and Company – Hair and Make Up

My Vintage Limo

Glenn Roush – Entertainment and Lighting

Sugar Bee Sweets – Cakes

Ocones – Bridal Gown & Bridesmaids dresses

Branching Out Floral

Emily being helped by her Mom into her gown.

Emily just as the doors are opened and she looks out at Riley for the first time.

Riley got a little choked up looking at his beautiful bride to be.

How can you not adore their cuteness??

Lots of laughs and sweet moments during the ceremony.

Perfect embrace right after the ceremony.

The girls helping Emily dry her tears with out smearing her make up.  Those are some good friends.

We had perfect light!

Swoon x 10!  Love their faces, body language, the whole thing!

Riley doing his MOVE again.

Emily was a sweet bride and her dress from Ocones was perfect for her style.

Their details were perfectly vintage shabby chic and understated in an elegant way.  I was SUPER impressed with all the floral by Branching Out.  I am not usually a lover of boutonnieres but let me say they were unique and astonishing in every way.

A laugh caught during their first dance.

Emily’s Dad had a sweet and LONG toast but in a good way.  He surprised the couple with a duet of Disney Songs ending with Ariel the Little Mermaids “look at this stuff”.  As a little girl Emily always said she wanted to marry Eric and what to you know, Riley kind of looks like him!

This was Emily’s reaction to the Ariel song, LOVE!!!

Sorority Sisters!!!

Go Frogs!  TCU Alumni Photo.

Private last dance and then off and away!

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