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mark + tara • wedding • first baptist church, amarillo, texas

lissa-anglin1 Comment

There is so much I loved about Mark and Tara's wedding. First- the people- I am proud to call them family and it was so special for me to get to photograph this wedding. Second- the emphasis on Christ. There were so many symbolic and intentional elements incorporated. The most prevalent was the shofar. At the beginning of the ceremony, a shofar (a ram's horn) was blown just before the Mark walked down the aisle. The Bible says that this is the sound we will hear as Christ comes back for his church. It was incredible to hear the sound and watch Mark walk into the sanctuary, waiting expectantly for Tara. 

It was a blessing to watch Mark and Tara's excitement for marriage (not just the wedding) and see them love on others throughout their wedding day. The ceremony was at the beautiful First Baptist Church in Amarillo, and the reception was at Happy State Bank. 

I'm also in love with all the details- my mom and friends were behind it all! I loved the grey and gold color scheme and my grandpa's maize in the floral arrangements. They did an incredible job.

Enjoy some of my favorites! 

Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero, Bella's in Lubbock

Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Vera Wang 

Floral: Brenda Rusten, Lisa Whitworth and Jamie Laird

Cake: The Ruffled Cup

Catering: Chez L.A.

Band: Dave & The Wavetones

Hair: Jessica @ The Ugly Press

Video: 41 Productions