Felicia & Ryan | May the Fourth Wedding in Temple

You can tell when family is important to a bride or groom.

Aaaaand just as easily, you can tell when a couple wants to avoid family at all costs.

(It happens. Some people choose to form their own family from friends they’ve gathered over the years.)

This wedding was lifted up by family in the best ways.

This bride is a sweet soul that I met shooting another Texas wedding, and I’m so thankful I did! From that wedding I now have two ladies in my life that are both genuine and a whole lot of fun.

As the wedding day was getting going, I was able to hang with the bridesmaids at the reception venue (The Venue at Lilly Pond) where they were able to do hair and makeup in a gorgeous and spacious bridal suite before heading to the ceremony location.

We plotted to have the bride’s dad be able to see her in her dress before any formal photos were taken and I absolutely love that idea. First looks aren’t for everyone, but there is something so precious about being able to set up the first time a parent sees their daughter on the big day.

And how cute are those two ring bearers, right??

Even though I’m extremely restricted during Catholic mass weddings, Saint Luke Catholic Church thankfully has a balcony. I’ll let you enjoy the different angles as you scroll around.

Once we got back to the reception venue? Cue the live music, dancing, good food and a magical sunset that included some special smoke effects thanks to a willing and vaping groomsman. (again, just go scroll😂)

Their wedding date being May 4th, Star Wars day– they wrapped things up as anyone should. With Star Wars music and light sabers guiding the way to their getaway truck!

So even though it’s now late Summer, May the Fourth be with you ALL!

Ceremony Venue: St. Luke Catholic Church

Reception Venue: The Venue at Lilly Pond 

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