Amy & Clayton were married last Friday at the N at Hard Way Ranch in Bluff Dale, TX, one of our all-time favorite venues. We were a little worried about how the menacing storm clouds would affect their outdoor ceremony, but luckily, the rain held off until after the vows. And, well, you may have seen on Facebook that the storm actually came in handy for some portraits.
The entire day was so relaxed… Friends & family of the bride and groom really helped them focus on what mattered. Amy & Clayton were honored by guests who came in from all over the country to celebrate their special moments, and they were positively joyful all afternoon.
I love it when we’re able to catch a groom writing his vows before the ceremony. That piece of paper is a family heirloom!
Amy & Clayton weren’t sure about the idea of a First Sight at first, but then they read THIS blog post about the experience from some of our former McG wedding couples, they were sold. Their moments together here were so sweet and intimate… It was a delight to photograph!
Amy & Clayton’s faith is so important to them, and the worship song they included in their ceremony was so beautiful. Mack and I were both moved to tears to see two families coming to praise God together!
Mr. & Mrs. Anderson!
And then, oh… my hopes were almost dashed!
See, we’d planned to walk across the pasture to the other side of the property and photograph a few post-ceremony portraits with the newlyweds’ horse. But it started raining right after they were pronounced Man & Wife, and I was worried we’d have to forgo these images. Amy looked right at me and said, “Nah, it’s not raining hard… let’s run for it!”
And run for it, we did. And it was so so so very worth it!
Congratulations, Amy & Clayton! We’re so glad that you found us, and we were able to capture these amazing moments of your beautiful day. We hope you’ve had a fantastic week in Hawaii, and that you’ve been able to find a few of the places we recommended!
Happy weekend, blogstalkers… see you Monday!