Dusty + Lindsey's wedding was another much-anticipated one for me. I absolutely love shooting at Westminster Presbyterian in Amarillo, and from what I had talked with Lindsey about pre-wedding, I knew that she had a ton of sentimental elements woven into the plan for the day. Their wedding was traditional with very personal and fun elements thrown in. It was exactly why I love being a wedding photographer in the South! I've got lots of photos to show you- along with Dusty + Lindsey's comments about their big day.
Ceremony: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Amarillo, TX
Reception: Ambassador Hotel
Wedding Gown: Oleg Cassini
Groom/Groomsmen Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse
Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal
Florist: Stevens Flowers, Canyon, TX
Cake: The Cake Company, Canyon, TX
Catering: Ambassador Hotel
DJ: Jack Light, DJ Entertainment Amarillo
Video: Lindsay Haworth, 41 Productions
Hair: Megan Johnstone, La Bella
Lindsey's custom made lace garter incorporated pieces from several generations of women in her family. Her baby ring was even included!
Instead of a First Look, Dusty + Lindsey opted to "see" each other from one side of a door. It was definitely one of my favorite moments to photograph. Here's what Lindsey had to say about it:
Lindsey: "We talked about our day, gave each other our wedding gifts, and just laughed and giggled as we nervously prepared for the ceremony. This was so much fun to share a few moments and visit, but not see each other."
Dusty: "My most memorable moment of the day was when Lindsey was walking down the aisle. I had been looking forward to this moment all day. I kept thinking, "don't cry, don't cry..." She walked down the aisle with her dad and looked absolutely perfect. The entire day was something I will never forget."
Lindsey: "Our favorite detail of our ceremony was the "washing of the feet". It was such a sweet time with each other and with the Lord. We did this as a symbol that we both promise to walk humbly together, serve each other, and wash each other with The Word. As weeks have gone on since the wedding, our friends and family have told us countless times how beautiful this act of service was for them to observe. It was also a time of reflection for our friends and family to reflect on their personal relationship with Christ and to pray blessing over us as we began our marriage."
Any advice for future brides + grooms?
"Our advice would be to have a $ Money Dance $. This was the best thing we did at the reception. Our guests paid a dollar, two or more to dance with both of us. By the end of several songs, we had made A LOT of money. We had very generous guests!! :) We used that money for excursions on our honeymoon, a candlelight dinner on the beach, and an afternoon massage.
Also, don't be afraid to incorporate your creativity and ideas into the wedding or reception. We took our favorite foods, ideas, and beliefs to create a memorable ceremony and reception. Step out of the box and make it YOUR wedding. We kept it traditional, but definitely made it "ours"."
Congrats you two!