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Waco Wedding Bliss

A look at two stunning local weddings

6 months ago

Pictured: Photographs by Kathryn Krueger, kathrynkrueger.com and Rachel Whyte, rachel-whyte.com

By Kaila Lancaster

Waco offers more wedding inspiration than you think; no destination wedding is required to experience the perfect day of your dreams. We found two Waco weddings that are sure to spark your creativity when it comes to planning your own nuptials. Already married or no prospects at the moment? These weddings are so stunningly beautiful, it never hurts to do a little scrolling and dreaming.

Congratulations to the happy couples below; we’re so glad you found your wedding bliss in our beautiful little city.

For more inspiration, check out the Beauty & Bridal section starting on page 36 of our June issue.

 


Carlene & Brady Odom

Photos provided by Kathryn Krueger Photography

March 5, 2016

 

SERVICE: University Baptist Church
TIME OF DAY: 5:30 p.m.
LENGTH OF SERVICE: 40 minutes
RECEPTION: The Phoenix Ballroom
LENGTH OF RECEPTION: 4 hours
GUESTS: 175
COLORS: Charcoal gray and Tiffany blue
GOWN: Maggie Sottero’s “The Hannah” dress; Georgio’s Bridal Salon
JEWELRY: Georgio’s Bridal Salon
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kathryn Krueger Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER: CJ Hudgins, Austin
HAIRSTYLIST: Meagan Kruse from Salon Asylum
MAKEUP: Tammy Shefa
OFFICIANT: Craig Nash
WEDDING DAY CONSULTANT: Misty Purcell
INVITATIONS: Crop-Paper-Scissors
CATERER: Blanek’s Custom Catering
CAKE: All Sugar’d Up
DECOR: Misty Purcell
FLORIST: Flowers by Misty
MUSICIANS: Ceremony – Austin Murray and Abby Baker; Reception – The Grooves
FIRST SONG: “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay
REHEARSAL DINNER: McLane Stadium Presidential Suite
HOTEL: Hotel Indigo
HONEYMOON: Riviera Maya, Mexico

 


Jenn & Mark Mayhew

Photos provided by Rachel Whyte Photography

August 21, 2016

 

VENUE: The Pavilion at the Carleen Bright Arboretum
TIME OF DAY: 4 p.m.
LENGTH OF SERVICE: 45 minutes
LENGTH OF RECEPTION: 5 hours
GUESTS: 220
COLORS: Gray, bronze and navy
GOWN: StarDust Celebrations, Dallas
JEWELRY: Toni Altamar, Altamar Boutique, Addison
PHOTOGRAPHER: Rachel Whyte Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER: Alexandra Ruiz at Canvas & Light, Fort Collins, Colorado
HAIRSTYLIST: Meagan Kruse from Salon Asylum
MAKEUP: Courtney McCormick
OFFICIANT: Jimmy Seibert
WEDDING DAY CONSULTANT: Ashley Jepson
INVITATIONS: Minted.com
CATERER: Waco’s Bestyett Catering
CAKE: Waco’s Bestyett Catering
DECOR: Pendley Party Productions & Rentals
FLORIST: Stephanie Korteweg
FIRST SONG: “You are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne
REHEARSAL DINNER: Vitek’s BBQ
HOTEL: TownePlace Suites by Marriott
HONEYMOON: Hawaii, then backpacking in Yosemite National Park, California

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