10/23/10: Emily and Kenneth’s Day

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Emily and Kenneth’s intimate evening tent wedding and reception was celebrated with 60+ friends & family. Blue skies complete with a rainbow graced their processional – after an afternoon of heavy rain. An eclectic decor theme included books, a typewriter, sheet music, black, white, damask & shades of purple. The couple allowed me to add creative touches to accessorize a floral palette of grouped centerpieces designed by Wendy, a close family friend & Wolfe Wholesale designer. ┬áKenneth’s mother Donna, also a floral designer who specializes in weddings, mostly ­čÖé focused on being mom and hostess for the day!

Rainy days confront everyone involved in a garden wedding with the challenge of making the best of an ‘inclement weather backup plan’. ┬áA flexible attitude is critical. Like life, weather can be planned for – but not controlled. ┬áThere are almost always a few moments of wishing it wasn’t raining when it is. Having a ‘Plan B’ in place, a tent for the wedding and reception, allows everyone to ┬árefocus on the pleasure, joy and reason for spending their day together – in this case Emily & Kenneth’s marriage.

Nik Riggs & second shooter Ann Payne both beautifully captured the sweetness of a day that’ll be long remembered for smiles, teamwork, and little kindnesses shared by many. To see more of their work visit http://nikriggsphoto.com or http://mirabelle-photography.com.


October Events

October is a prime month for outdoor weddings in Waco. Cooler evening temperatures, green grass & flowers in our gardens is typical. A time to remove the fans and enjoy the evening breezes.┬áThe 10/9/10 decor pictures were taken by Nikki Riggs – a dark turquoise, yellow, white and silver palette. The bride’s family photos, a variety of “F”‘s, and a Texas Tech flag hung from EHH’s upper veranda. Guys especially love incorporating their alma mater into weddings, & on this particular day TT won a football game! ┬á 10/16/10’s wedding/reception incorporated peacock feathers in a turquoise/fuchsia palette. We’ve added grapevine and twinkle lights to the tent’s eight interior poles, it’s especially pretty after dark. (Double-click the pics to enlarge for detail)