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A Memory from Paris

When we were planning our trip to Europe, and Paris in particular, I had reached out on Facebook asking if anyone had any recommendations of something we should do while we were there. One of my friends suggested hiring Stacy Reeves from L’Amour de Paris to take some photos of Kyle and I. I wasn’t sure at first, I looked at the pricing, timing and everything else and still was unsure. I started to follow Stacy on Instagram and instantly fell in love with her photos. They were picture perfect – like on the cover of a bridal magazine perfect. So finally, I made the leap and hired Stacy to capture a few moments of our trip to Paris and I don’t regret doing it at ALL! It was the best thing we paid for while on vacation. So since a picture is worth a thousand words – I won’t explain anymore – instead I’ll just share with you a handful of my favorites from our TWENTY MINUTE session (yes, she is that good!).

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So what do you think? I’m so happy with them and I can not wait to get a few of them up on our walls. Now to just pick which ones! If you are planning on traveling to Paris and want  to capture some similar pictures, you really have to check out Stacy and L’Amour de Paris. You won’t be disappointed.

groom making wedding speech

Our Amazing Day Five Years Ago

For Kyle & I, this weekend marks our 5th wedding anniversary. I can’t believe that it’s already been 5 years! So much has happened and our lives are pretty different from they were back on our wedding day! We have traveled, bought a house and of course grew our family from two to three! I haven’t shared many wedding pictures on here before, so i thought now would be a good time! Unfortunately, our professional photographer didn’t give us our images on a CD – we have one HUGE photo album though! But my uncle did take some pictures so I’ll share those! Warning.. There are a lot of photos below!

First, the details: We got married on October 20th at 5:30 at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, TX. There was a big to-do around our venue. We were suppose to have it somewhere else and about 2.5 months before the wedding, we found out our wedding planner had left the company {without telling us}, the construction wasn’t going to be done and the room for our wedding would not be available. AWESOME. After many aggravated phone calls, we were able to make a deal to move our wedding to a different country club within the same company. We could keep the same pricing and move to any available club. My family had already made their flight plans, so we couldn’t change the date. Thankfully, this amazing {and much nicer} country club was available – it ended up working out for the best…way better actually.

wedding detail pictures at Stonebriar Country Club

Rather than my uncle taking pictures of me coming down the aisle, since he knew the photographer would be doing that, he took pictures of Kyle’s reaction – I love that idea 🙂

Kyle seeing the bride for the first time

During the ceremony:

stonebriar country club wedding ceremony

Just Married!

just married at stonebriar country club frisco

Bride and groom parents

making toast at wedding

I love how happy we look in this picture, Kyle is making his speech to our family and friends. I have no idea what he said… to tell you the truth… does anyone else remember?

groom making wedding speech

My sisters! I just love this picture. On the left is my actual sister, Kim. Then in the middle is Ana. She is just like a sister, she is an exchange student we had live with us for a year when I was 9-10 years old. She lives in Costa Rica. It was so nice of her to come to the wedding! And then to the right is my sister-in-law Mandy!

sisters at wedding

Mothers of the Bride & Groom!

mothers of the bride and groom

Oh, there was lots of funny dancing — we had quite the party.. I guess this is what happens when you have an open bar and some crazy friends of the groom who have known each other FOR.EVER!

Then it was time for the evening to end {it really goes by WAY TO FAST!} It was one of the best days of my life, of course the day Lennox was born is the best or at least a tie!

bride and groom leaving wedding

And this is where we headed out only a short 8 hours later:

Couples Swept Away Beach Resort in Jamaica

It was AMAZING — Couples Swept Away in Jamaica. If you ever want to go to a 5 star, all-inclusive resort… go here. Amazing service, amazing amenities  AMAZING food… just perfect and small, intimate, no kids!

Our ring exchange vows: I give you this ring as a symbol of my love. As it encircles your finger, may it remind you always that you are surrounded by my enduring love.