Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Time My Sister Had to Settle for Me...

Everyone has stories from their wedding. I got married in early January so we had ordered 250 white poinsettias from our florist. We mostly used candles so the poinsettias were the only floral influence. 3 days before the wedding we received a call from the florist that in a complete misunderstanding in their warehouse, all of our poinsettias had been discarded. They though they were an "over order" during the holidays. That's code for, "We threw them away. Oops!"

In my sister's case, she was scheduled to take her bridal portraits but rain ruined the weekend. She was re-scheduled for the following weekend but sadly, my Papa passed away. With the wedding a mere month away and us traveling to Dallas for the service we knew time was running out. She decided to forfeit portraits. Mom and I knew that she wanted photos but with her living in Dallas, her photographer in Austin, and time running out we needed to think outside the box.

Specifically, we thought outside the photographer box. We were already in Dallas for Papa's services so we called my dad, asked him to pack up Kristen's dress, "Do you have the dress? The Veil? Her belt? Shoes? Ok, her jewelry is in the little box...."

In a miracle of all miracles, Big Daddy came through big time and made it to Dallas with every single piece of the bridal puzzle! We took Kristen to Turtle Creek, I pretended to know what I was doing, and we took approximately 1 million photos in an effort to get just one that could possibly be used. They are certainly not professional, but when you have a subject as pretty as Kristen it's easy to get a few that work! Here's the beautiful bride...



13 comments:

Jessica said...

I think they turned out AMAZING! So gorgeous

KatiePerk said...

WONDERFUL photos! They are simply stunning!!

Hilary said...

What a GREAT job you did! And what an awesome sister you are. PS - I nominated you for an award today! ;)

melissa said...

Gorgeous! You did a fantastic job! Your sister is just beautiful in her dress and I bet she'll treasure these pictures even more because you took them.

melissa said...

Sorry, we have to back up a second. What happened with your wedding flowers? Were they able to replace them? Did you have to settle for other flowers?

Sarah O said...

What a beautiful bride and she is lucky to have you care so much about getting the perfect shot for her.

Ryan K said...

You did an AMAZING JOB!

Jax said...

Fabulous job, girl! Those are great photos and she is beautiful! And um.. the poinsettia story.. whoa. I would have killed someone! Okay, I wouldn't have. But I would have come very close to going postal. I'm sure this is probably very delayed, but I'm very sorry to hear about your Papa passing. I have been a bad blog commenter with too much stuff at work lately. But, I leave for vacation tomorrow, have tied up some projects, and am therefore playing MAJOR catch up on comments. :)

Jamie said...

Aww - so pretty!

Lauren said...

These are gorgeous! I actually decided to forego my bridal session & I'm a little sad that I didn't have that one extra time to get all glammed-up in front of the camera!

Your sister must be so thankful for these!

Liz said...

You did an awesome job!!! Really love these and you're right... she's gorgeous and so is Turtle Creek. So that helped! Did I not know that story about your poinsettias?! Or did I forget? You're gonna have to do a follow up in your next post about that and what happened afterwards.

Jules said...

It doesn't look like she had to "settle" for you.... those pics are great! And, I love love love her dress!!

Kristen Riddell said...

get serious! you know I loved these!!! In fact, I gifted one to my groom because I liked it so much :)

love you, sister -- you made everything so perfect & special!