Published Work Weddings

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Carly and Aaron’s Brown Estate wedding

Carly and Aaron were married at the beautiful Brown Estate in Orange, Texas.  It was a gorgeous day with a gorgeous bride at a gorgeous location!

Details about these two lovebirds:

Q. Where did you go on your first date?

A. Toby Keith concert in Houston

Q. Tell us about the proposal. We want all the details!
Q. What is your favorite restaurant to go to together?

A. Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant

A. Aaron proposed to me on July 27, 2012. On this same day, we also closed on our first home. When I got off work that Friday July 27th, Aaron had told me we would not get keys to the house until Monday. I was bummed. I was living with my best friend at this time. When I got to her house, she handed me an envelope and told me it was from Aaron. I opened the envelope and found a “clue” inside. It said that Aaron had his key but I would have to hunt for the clues to find mine. My best friend grabbed the video camera and we were off on a video scavenger hunt to find the key to my house, or so I thought. Aaron sent me all over our town hunting for the clues. To get one clue, I had to walk into a State Farm agency and do the Aaron Rodger’s discount double check and yes we have this all on tape! Finally I arrived to the last clue which had the house key in the envelope. I arrived to the house and found that Aaron was inside waiting on me. I was looking around the house getting excited that we were finally in our own home. I noticed Aaron looked nervous and then saw that my best friend still had the camera rolling. That was when I realized what was going on. Aaron got down on one knee in our living room and proposed. We still laugh and cry each time we watch that video.

Q. What are your hobbies? What do you enjoy doing together?

A. We both love to travel and go on vacations to places we have never been. I am scuba certified and Aaron plans on getting his scuba certification so we can do dives on our honeymoon. Most of the time, we just enjoy hanging out with each other and with our friends.

 

 

 

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Details about the wedding:

Colors: Dark purple with teal accents

Ceremony and Reception-  Brown Estate

Cake Artist:  Jackie Mullins

DJ:  Paul Uresti

Florist:  Jeffery Goodman  (Live Orchids, Hydrangeas, Lilies)

2nd photographer (in addition to Mark Eric) Lee Lopez  (Lee also shoots weddings for our daughter company, Sweet Lovely)

Carly and Aaron’s Brown Estate wedding
  1. chris: beautiful as always, but this last shot is spectacular. September 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm
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Julie and Ryan’s Melady House Wedding

Julie and Ryan were married in a beautiful Melady House wedding in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Shot by our associate, Amanda Causey.  Amanda is now a lead photographer for our daughter company, Sweet Lovely.

Vendors and Venues:

Planner:  Allie Martin

Getting Ready (groom):  Parc England Hotel

Church:  Calvary Baptist Church

Reception Venue:  Melady House

Cake:    The Cake Barn

DJ:       Rod Baronet

Florist:  Lauren Darr

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Julie and Ryan’s Melady House Wedding
  1. Kamah: This post is making me miss my hmcaomk that used to hang on the porch. Funny thing I actually think it was made in mexico. It sits in our shed now since a summer ago when my husband and I went canoeing for a few days and came back to find one of the support for the porch greatly displaced where the hmcaomk was hung. We questioned the older children that had been home and only were told that they tried to see how many young people they could fit in the hmcaomk one evening . The true number remains a mystery. For fear of collapsing the roof of our wrap around porch we proceeded to remove the hmcaomk. I might just set it up on some good solid trees next to the house. Have a wonderful break . May 2, 2014 at 10:16 pm
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Lauren and Rudy’s Loyd Hall Wedding

Lauren and Rudy had a beautiful Loyd Hall wedding in central Louisiana. They celebrated with friends and family at the beautiful rural plantation home.   How did he ask her out?   He asked if she wanted to meet his Grandparents, because he knew that she was the one for him! Be sure to read more about their story beneath the images. Enjoy!

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Q. How did you two meet?

A. We were both single and were not looking for a relationship at all! One Saturday night I went out with a few of my friends. And apparently he did too. The moment I set eyes on Rudy, I thought to myself “I HAVE to have him!” haha. I didn’t even know him and something about Rudy drew me to him. Well as the night went on I would catch him starring at me and he would catch me as well. Finally, I approached him (I was impatient ha) and started talking to him. We eventually made it to the dance floor and danced ALL night long! Since that night we have been inseparable!

Q. How did he/she ask you out for your first date?

A. He asked me if I wanted to meet his grandparents! (i know…I was thinking “ummm thats kinda soon” But I went with it…… He tells me now that he knew I was the one that’s why he brought me to meet his grandparents so soon.

 

Q. Tell us about the proposal. We want all the details!

A. We went on a vacation with his family to the Florida keys. The second night we stayed there, some of us went to eat dinner. When we came back to our condo the rest of the family were out by the pool. So Rudy and I went to change into our swimsuits. We came down by the pool and Rudy says to me “lets go by that spot you like and lay on the hammock because my stomach hurts” (he kept complaining he ate too much). We then went down by the ocean with two palm trees holding the hammock. I get on it and I said, “come on, get in”. We had brought a bottle of wine…mainly for me because he doesn’t drink wine. While he was standing over me he takes a huge gulp of wine! I was thinking, “oh goodness! That’s odd!” He got in the hammock with me. He wasn’t being himself. He was nervous and stuttering. He kept asking me, “Do you love me?” I was starting to get concerned! At one point, I thought he was about to break up with me! He then gets out of the hammock, I asked him if he was ok. He gets down on one knee and says, “I love you with all my heart, will you marry me?” The first thing that cam out of my mouth was “SHUT UP!” (i know..not the best first response…but I was so shocked!) After that horrible response I said “YES!! A million times yes!!!” It was perfect!

Q. Do you have a special song together?

A. When you got a good thing – by Lady Antebellum

 

Lauren and Rudy’s Loyd Hall Wedding
  1. Shonna: Love the way he proposed. I laughed OUT loud AND had tears in my eyes at the same time! The pictures are beautiful!! Mark does such wonderful work. Hope you have a wonderful journey together. God bless! September 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm
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Corrine and Adam’s wedding at The Academy of the Sacred Heart

Corrine and Adam were married in a beautiful wedding at The Academy of the Sacred Heart located in the gorgeous garden district of New Orleans.    She is a NICU nurse who works with premature infants.  She loves to watch them grow and get well with the help of her team.  One of her sweet “kids” was all dressed up at the wedding, it was very special indeed!  This couple has a huge heart, and it’s obvious they were made for each other.  Read more about their story and their vendors at the bottom of the post:  enjoy:

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How Adam proposed: 

 We were going to La Pavillon for lunch with both of our parents. He was going to take a half a day off of work and meet us there. He got dressed and kissed me good bye. I fell back asleep, he woke me with fresh coffee and told me he had a surprise for me. He told me he took the whole day off. He handed me the coffee to drink, after a few sips he took the cup from me. He told me he had another surprise, got down on one knee and proposed. It was special and sweet. 

What do you enjoy to do together? 

We like to travel, go fishing. We like festivals.   We like to try new places to eat and venture out in the french quarter. We like watching football together. We also enjoy spending time with our families and friends. 

Tell us about your favorite restaurant(s). 

 Stanley’s for breakfast, Irene’s for dinner

Venues and Vendors:

Getting Ready:  Windsor Court

Ceremony and Reception:  Academy of the Sacred Heart

Cake Artist:  Swiss Confectionary

DJ: .J J& J sound systems

 

 

Corrine and Adam’s wedding at The Academy of the Sacred Heart
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Melissa and Marco’s Southern Wedding at Melady House

Melissa and Marco traveled from Dallas to get married in Melissa’s hometown of Alexandria, LA at one of Central Louisiana’s premiere wedding venues, The Melady House. 

Their wedding was certainly unique and filled with their personalities.  From fun yard games (bean bag toss and lasso golf) to a pizza bar!  I loved working with these two, and it’s always an honor to document a wedding for a fellow photographer.  Check out Marco’s work at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marco-Molina-Photography .

Find out more about them and their story below the images:  enjoy!

 

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How did he propose? 

Marco took Melissa to a park in Fort Worth under the premise of taking some summer pictures. He arranged for a photographer friend to meet us. As we were posing for shots, Marco asked if there were ants in the grass behind them. With Melissa’s back turned (looking for the ants) Marco got down on one knee and proposed with a beautiful ring, that he had purchased for her in London (one of Melissa’s most favorite places). The moment was a happy, teary blur. Although we don’t really remember what all was said, the answer was yes!

How did you two meet? 

We met through a mutual friend October 2009 in Dallas, TX. Marco was dressed like Michael Jackson, sequin socks and all, for a Halloween art show. Melissa was misinformed about wearing costumes to the art show, but was wearing a pretty feather headband. There was immediate interest for us both, but a slight issue of an 13 hour geographic separation. Melissa lived in Baton Rouge, LA and Marco was in Midland, TX. Over the next year, we were great pen pals, chatting on facebook and texting. Flirting really. 

What do you enjoy doing together? 

We enjoy concerts. Traveling. Trying new restaurants. movies. Rangers baseball games. and most recently, riding bikes together.

Do you have a special song together? 

You are the best thing – Ray LaMontagne (click to listen)

What is your favorite restaurant?

BJs Pizza in Pineville

Tell us about your careers.

Melissa is a Nuclear Medicine Technologist who works in a cardiologist office. Marco is going back to school to earn his degree in math. He is a photographer and also does merchandise for a band.   (Bowling for Soup!)

Vendors and Venues:

Video:  Contrast Films

DJ:  M&M Sound

Photo Booth:  Rockstar Booth

Venue:  Melady House

Hair and Makeup:  Meschelz 

Cake:  Edna’s Cakes

 

Melissa and Marco’s Southern Wedding at Melady House
  1. andria fontenot: These are beautiful pictures! just incredible! Thanks for including us! August 28, 2013 at 10:04 pm
    • Mark Eric: My pleasure my friend, it was great working with you! August 28, 2013 at 10:16 pm
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