Friday, July 31, 2009

New Video/Slideshow

Johnny from Team Exclusive photography was awesome enough to put together a slide show from our July 3rd wedding. Emilee's wedding was originally scheduled for September 4th, 2009. She called us about 2.5 weeks before July 3rd, and very calmly told us they had just received word that her fiance was going to be deployed soon than expected and the only weekend the service would let him have off between now and then was July 4th weekend. Turns out July 3rd was open and our July 4th bride was kind enough to change her rehearsal time to help Emilee and her fiance. Later we find out that Matt doesn't even get the whole weekend off. He had to report to base on Saturday, the day after their wedding.

Emilee was so calm, working with Shavaun, throughout the whole process of moving her wedding up. I especially enjoyed how she and her father walked down the isle, "princess style", b.c her dress was just that big! The wedding couldn't have turned out any better and they have the photos to prove it! The video/slide show is posted below and to the right of your screen.

Matthew & Emilee @ The Marquardt Ranch from Team Exclusive on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bridal Portrait Session

These are my favorite from Laura's Bridal shoot here with Whitney Lee Photography. Her wedding was June 11th so we're now able to post the photos for all of our brides to enjoy! They took some really uniuque shots while here at the ranch. They had to use a lot of black and white b.c other than the facility grounds everything has died b.c. of lack of rain. This didn't stop them from getting some truly great photos.

down by the Guadalupe river

so candid, i love it =)

looks like it belongs in a magazine....

or fairy tail! Cinderella looking for her Prince Charming

can't leave the Hill Country and not get a photo with haybales =)

June Weddings

June was an extremely busy month for us here at the ranch and thus the reason for my delay on any updates. This is from June 13, 2009. Wonderful team at Sprayberry Photography shared these amazing photos with us. There were so many good ones it took me forever to just pick these out! The color theme was deep purples, which went so well against the browns of the facility (besides purple being my favorite color) =).

extremely colorful centerpieces. mixture of tall and short adds great drama to simple centerpieces and makes the entire room look visually appealing.

Bride and groom's cake. Yes that is a deer blind, feeder and hay bales =)

just had to put theses in here. Just before I opened the doors to introduce the bride and groom the little ring bearer came around the corner. I tried to keep him from running in and possibly ruining the photo ops, but I just couldn't stop him. Thought the picture was hilarious!

Intimate moment on the grounds.

They had a great sky for photos that evening!

Bride and groom's first dance. And of course
b.c. they graduated from A&M... the war hymn was played.

their Big Send off.