Modern Meets Vintage Intimate Wedding | Brittany + Forrest

Black and White Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna

Have you ever stood in a place so filled with love you could feel it pouring off of everyone?

It's warm, happy, and cozy. Time slows down while simultaneously flying right by. 

And no, it wasn't the Texas heat making me loopy. Brittany and Forrest got married on an uncharacteristically rainy, sometimes chilly, sometimes humid summer day.  We had to call on our photo location back-up plans a few times but that couldn't put a damper on the love. It was everywhere. 

Book Page Flowers and Bride Getting Ready Wedding Photos by Kristin Serna
Zipping up the Wedding Dress. Photography by Kristin Serna
Getting Ready Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna
Groom and Best Man, Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna
Men getting ready. Wedding Photographer Kristin Serna. 
Groom Portrait. Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna. 

You may remember these two from their Chicago engagement session. They were the ones whose first date almost didn't happen. Luckily it did. And right after it Forrest sent a text to one of his best friends. The night before his wedding, his best man would remind him of it - a text that said, "I think I'm going to marry this girl."  

Good call, Forrest.

Wedding Day First Look Photography by Kristin Serna

 Due to the rain, these two elected to do their First Look at the hotel where they both got ready.

I think some of the rain must have gotten in their eyes. ;)

Emotional First Look Photography. Wedding Photographer Kristin Serna. 
Wedding First Look at Hotel. Photography by Kristin Serna. 
Wedding Day Laughter. Photography by Kristin Serna. 
Romantic Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna
First Look Forehead Kisses Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna

I love First Looks. If you're wondering if it was difficult to choose which images from this one to blog, the answer is yes. These two ran a beautiful gamut of emotions. From giddiness to happy tears to silliness to serenity, love displayed itself in many of its forms.

Bridal Portraits by Kristin Serna, Photographer. 

Brittany's modern cut dress had a beautiful vintage feel with its use of lace. She blended the old and the new too in the selection of her bouquet which was custom-made for her out of recycled old book pages. 

Recycled Book Page Bouquets. Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna. 
Wedding Party Lifestyle Photography by Kristin Serna 
Maid of Honor and Bride Candid Photography by Kristin Serna
Wedding Lifestyle Photography by Kristin Sern a
Dallas Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna

Both the ceremony and reception were held in the same building in Plano. Its brick walls house a space that's known as a Texas State Landmark, a community gathering place over the yeas as a department store, antiques mart, and now a gallery and event space. Rain softly tapped on the roof and windows as family and friends took their seats in the intimate backroom. More tears and more laughs peppered a ceremony that included a family blessing of the rings and a Celtic handfasting. 

Beginning of the Wedding Ceremony. Photographer: Kristin Serna 
Intimate Wedding Ceremony Photography
Ring Blessing Ceremony. Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna
Intimate Wedding Ceremony Photography by Kristin Serna
Wedding Ceremony Photography
Celtic Handfasting Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Ceremony Celebration. Photographer: Kristin Serna

As the reception space transitioned over, I went with Forrest and Brittany on a celebratory walk up and down the street. Ducking under overhangs, employing umbrellas, and skipping over puddles, they soaked up the joy of their first moments together as husband and wife.

Wedding Portraits by Kristin Serna 
Post-Ceremony Wedding Portrait by Kristin Serna 
Rainy Day Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna 
Lifestyle Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna
Wedding Reception Details.
Wedding Reception Details. 
First Dance. Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna.
Cheers. 
Photo of a photo. 
Family Dances Modern Wedding Photography
Family Dance 
Old and New Couples Dancing. Photography by Kristin Serna.
Joy and Emotional Speeches. 
Wedding Popsicles. Photography by Kristin Serna. 
Lifestyle Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna

Oh wait. You want to sneak out of your wedding reception for a few minutes to take even more photos together? Yes, please.

Lifestyle Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna 
Intimate Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna 
Rooftop Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna 
Wedding Bubble Exit. Photography by Kristin Serna. 
Bubble Exit by Wedding Photography Kristin Serna 
Mom Blowing Bubbles at Wedding. 
Wedding Exit. Photography by Kristin Serna

Brittany and Forrest - thank you for shining your love all over the place.

It was a honor to witness as well as document it. 

<3

The Bride and Groom. Lifestyle Wedding Photography by Kristin Serna

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Plano, TX

Make-up: The Bride's Mother

Bouquet: EcoFlower

Venue: Event1013

Caterer: Blue Mesa

Popsicles: Steel City Pops

Music: Rebecca Crenshaw - Violin, Forrest - DJ

Ceremony & Reception Decor: Brittany & Forrest

Photographer: Kristin Serna