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kris + jessica • wedding • lubbock, tx


I LOVE weddings in the fall. Crisp, clear skies, a cool tempurature, and the trees are covered in pretty shades of brown, yellow and green. This was my first time to shoot at The Legacy here in Lubbock- crazy because I've been around a while! There were so many places to shoot- and thankfully Kris and Jessica were up for it all. Here are some of my favorites from their day, along with their commentary looking back. But first, their awesome vendors:

Venue: The Legacy

Wedding Gown: Mori Lee

Bridesmaids: Various Designers including ModCloth, J. Crew and BCBG

Groomsmen: Jim's Tuxedos @ Gown Town

Florist: United Market Street

Cake: Slaton Bakery

Caterer: Honeychild

Special Music/DJ: Bo Garza

Hair: Karri Jackson @ Davidson Taylor

Makeup: Bobbi Brown

Photobooth: 4 Frames Photobooths

Garter: The Chica Boutique

Programs: HodgePodge Design 

Jessica's friends and family helped create almost all the decor at the reception and ceremony including the centerpieces, bird seed bags, cake table decorations and cake back drop.


The Legacy is full of gorgeous artwork- I loved every little corner!

The brooches on Jessica's bouquet are her grandmothers'.

This is the part where I asked the ladies to stand in a 3-foot space- totally possible right?!? Haha, well they made it happen, and I am very grateful...

Delivering Jessica's note to Kris-

Jessica's thoughts on their First Look: "It was a very special to get to spend a few minutes together without anyone else around. I remember I got super nervous before going into do my first look, I was really anxious for him to see me! I loved seeing his first reaction up close and getting to hear his feelings about the way I looked and about the day in general. After the first look the nerves went away and the evening seemed more relaxed, not to mention you get to do a ton of cute pictures and get to your reception quicker!!"

Kris's Favorite Moment(s): "My most memorable moment of the day was the first look. As soon as I turned around, I got a little choked up seeing how beautiful Jessica was in her wedding dress. She looked amazing. Another part of the day was during the cake cutting. When everyone was surrounding us in the small area, it just seemed special to me that everyone took part in our BIG DAY." 

I think he was pleased- love his face in the second image!

I love having a second shooter at every wedding. Here you can see Shanna's view:

And mine:

There were SO many beautiful details-

Hello adorable flower girls.

Jessica's advice to future brides: "For brides the moment I wish I would have taken in a little more, was walking down the aisle. It went by so quick and was so special to me that when I got to the end I wanted to do it again so I could really take that moment in!"

Jessica's Favorite Moment: "My favorite part of the day was saying our vows. That part has always meant the most to me and I unexpectedly got really emotional and wasn't sure I would be able to finish saying them! I knew it was going to be a special moment for me, but it was a completely different and amazing experience when you actually hear yourself say the wedding vows."

You know it will be a good party when this happens when the bride and groom enter:

K+J said their favorite wedding purchase was the 4 Frames Photobooth. It was hilarious to see what was going in and out of there. 

Yes- this happened during the dollar dance- and I felt it needed to be blogged. :)

I bet these guys are still finding birdseed. :)

Thank you two so much for trusting me with your big day!