There's always something magical about the wedding of two people who have been in love for a long time. Lindsey and Brad's wedding was such a good example of that magic - they have an ease together, they have a history not only with each other but, as a couple, with all the friends and family surrounding them on their day, and when you combine that familiarity and love with incredible DIY details and a regal Tuscan setting like The Reata, well, you're guaranteed to be shooting something special.
Even the weather was perfect - it should have been scorching, given that it was a July afternoon in the Central Valley - but it was well under 90 degrees with a hint of a breeze, which is pretty much temperate for Oakdale! We loved that there was just enough wind to dramatically flip Lindsey's veil around in the pictures.
There are so many DIY details to look out for in this post that it's hard to know where to start. Keep an eye out for Lindsey's lace-wrapped bouquet, which had four lockets pinned to it - one for each grandparent of the bride and groom. There was the dessert table overflowing with hand made mini fruit pies, the ring bearers who were dressed as a security detail for the flower girl, the photo booth stand with its paper mache deer head and framed cut-outs, the boutonnieres that the groosmen made themselves from rifle shells they'd used together at a shooting range! And there were other surprises, too, like Brad rocking swanky cowboy boots under his suit and the groosmen all singing "Stacy's Mom Has Got it Goin' On" to Lindsey's mom (and subbing "Lindsey" for "Stacy," of course).
We were so grateful to be a part of this incredible day. Thank you, Lindsey and Brad, for letting us be a part of it, and congratulations! We wish you nothing but happiness.