Ahhhhh, Toni and Landon! So this pretty much sums up these two for me as a photographer, and why I love them: We left dinner at the reception to grab some golden hour shots riiight before sunset around Texas Discover Gardens (and boy did we get them!) Near the end of it all, I asked hesitantly, “So… uh… how do you guys feel about standing on top of this ledge of the fountain?” gesturing to about a 15 inch wide ledge beside a very, very large fountain. Toni looked at me and said, “Yeah! That sounds great!” without even stopping.
“Really?? Because don’t feel like you have to say ‘yes’ just because I’m asking…” I told her.
To which she replied, “No, it’ll make for a great shot. And if I fall in? That’ll make for an even better story!”
Sooooooo that’s when I asked her if she would marry me. And then realized that, dangit, she just got married to Landon. That and they are in love. Haha!
This wedding also holds a special place in my heart by seeing the families all interact with each other. My husband and I pride ourselves on raising our little guy (soon to be guyS) in a close-knit, intimate and open atmosphere. Seeing the way that Toni and her mom and dad talked and connected makes me think, “That… that is what we’re aiming for.” So, kudos to you guys.
Now that I’ve got all the lovey-dovey stuff out of the way (I can’t help it! It’s just how I am!), let me say HOLY CRAP I LOVE THIS WEDDING. Well, I love pretty much anything that Toni touches, but the fact that she did most of the little details (and all of the calligraphy) herself just ASTOUNDS me! Their outdoor ceremony was held at the Texas Discover Gardens at Fair Park in downtown Dallas, and their reception was indoors in the awesome ballroom with floor to ceiling windows. There were striped details throughout, with lots of chalkboard accents and little personalized touches.
View their full online wedding gallery here: Toni and Landon’s gallery!
Venue: Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park, Florist: Kalisa Barkley, Simply Chic Wedding and Events, Caterer: Maggiano’s, Cake: Frosted Art Bakery & Studio, Hair/Makeup: The Styling Stewardess, Dress: de ma fille, Videographer: Darren Pike Productions