Ever since my childhood, when we’d watch Boy Meets World on TGIF every week, I’ve had a long-running obsession with Cory-and-Topanga type relationships. I mean, what are the chances of meeting the person you’ll marry and spend the rest of your life with when you’re still a practically a child yourself? There’s something about knowing and loving someone in some of their (and your) most formative years, emerging on the other side of adolescence together, entering adulthood together and being able to say, “It’s you. I still choose you. You are the one.”

Kim and Caleb, having first met each other as a freshman and a sophomore in high school marching band, have this tried and tested steadiness and sureness about their relationship that is so striking to me. Being invited in to the culmination of their nine years together at the point of their engagement and wedding was such an honor. Honestly at the wedding, being surrounded by the friends and family that had been there as witnesses to all the years of Kim-and-Caleb, I had the remarkable feeling that I had been given the privilege of jumping the line and walked right inside for the opening of a show that everyone had been waiting for years to come see. It was special and it was sweet and it was so very, very good.

You’ll see a lot of musical elements throughout their wedding day (LOOKIN AT YOU, FLOWER-FILLED TRUMPET) because they first connected in band and over music — Caleb is even a band director himself now! As always, getting to work with Jen Rios Weddings was THE BEST EVER and I cannot recommend her to my brides and grooms enough. Scroll to the end of the post to see a full vendor list — they’re all wonderful! And now for some of my favorite photos from Kim and Caleb’s Fort Worth wedding this June.

Videography | Handcrafted Wedding Films

Planning & Design | Jen Rios Weddings

Floral Design | Everly Alaine Florals

Desserts | sugar bee sweets bakery

Rentals | May I Serve U – Party Rentals and Staffing + La Tavola Linen Dallas + Pretty Little Plates

Paper | Ally B Designs + Goldie Design Co.

Beauty | Beauty & the Blush Artistry

Catering | Magdalena’s

Entertainment | Rob Williams

Ceremony | TCU Robert Carr Chapel

Reception | Brik Venue

First of all, if you haven’t seen part I of Tamara + Sunil’s wedding day, click here to catch up on the first half of the day.

After the Barat and Indian ceremony it was time for an outfit change — which meant champagne and samosas for guests — and then it was on to their Western ceremony.

This day was endless fun.

At the end of the night as James and I were driving away from Pecan Springs Ranch we weren’t talking about the white horse, or Tamara and Sunil’s adorable dog Windsor or even the miniature donkeys hanging out with guests at the cocktail hour — we were talking about how wonderful Tamara + Sunil are. How kind, inviting, genuine and downright fun they are and how lucky we felt to know them and document the first day of their lives as “the Patels.”

Oh, and we were also talking about the Indian food served for dinner because DANGDANG IT WAS SO GOOD, YOU GUYS.

Hair + Makeup: Red Stella Salon

Floral: Central Market

Video: Adam Grumbo Films

Day of Coordinator: Kaylee Wagner – Wagner Weds

Rentals: Mancino Rentals

Taj Palace Catering

Rosarito Food Truck

Fantasia Carriages

Royal Dukes Band

Henna: Nisha Agarwal

Wedding Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie

Monarch Event Rental

Austin Classic Limos

Photobooth: Let’s Booth It

Draping: Timeless Treasures

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Timeless Treasures

Sunil literally arrived at his ceremony riding a white horse, with all of his friends and family dancing down the road before him.

I just don’t know how much better it can get than that.

I had to break this wedding day into two blogposts because it was TOO much fun (and wayyyy too many photos) for a single post. Enjoy some of my favorites from the first half of Tamara + Sunil’s fusion wedding day at Pecan Springs Ranch.

Y’all. Just LOOK at how giddy Sunil’s mom is for their wedding. It’s one of my favorite things.

In this next portion of the ceremony the Pandit said that whoever sits down first rules the relationship — it looked like a pretty close call but you can tell from their reactions who won 🙂

Next up will be Tamara + Sunil’s second wedding ceremony + following reception — so check back soon for post II!

Hair + Makeup: Red Stella Salon

Floral: Central Market

Video: Adam Grumbo Films

Day of Coordinator: Kaylee Wagner – Wagner Weds

Rentals: Mancino Rentals

Taj Palace Catering

Rosarito Food Truck

Fantasia Carriages

Royal Dukes Band

Henna: Nisha Agarwal

Wedding Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie

Monarch Event Rental

Austin Classic Limos

Photobooth: Let’s Booth It

Draping: Timeless Treasures

Always, always, always more backyard weddings in the trees + stealing away from the buzzing reception for some sunset portraits, just you and your love and the calm that comes with being married-so-married + floral ceremony archways + tender moments with mommas and fathers + campfires and s’mores under the Texas sky.

Always more of these things.

This is Scott and his dental school buddies — when I told them I wanted to document a photo that defined their relationship they gave the groom a good pretend teeth cleaning.

 

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