Amanda and Conor’s Wedding day

This wedding took place at the Firefly Gardens in Midlothian, Texas

The Firefly Gardens

The Firefly Gardens in Midlothian, Texas

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photography: Emily Nicole Photo | venue: Firefly Gardens | catering: Gil’s Elegant Catering | wedding coordinator/ flowers: Angela Pokluda |  band: The Royal Dukes | hair and makeup: Tease to Please | wedding dress: Bridal Boutique Lewisville | bridesmaids dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | photo booth: Arbutus Entertainment

A little bit of backstory from the bride: Conor and I met at the beach while I was there with a group of friends. He got my number and continued to talk to me, despite us living 7 hours apart. We ended up dating long distance for over a year. Then we both moved to Texas (me Dallas and him Abilene) where we continued to do distance, but this time 3 hours apart.

Conor proposed in Fredericksburg during a romantic getaway exploring the cute town and wineries! The Air Force has brought us to South Dakota where we live now. We moved here just 6 days after the wedding

Q: What was your dress like?

A: I got it from a bridal boutique in Lewisville. I tried on a ton, and this one was the one as soon as I saw myself in it! Slightly fitted with beautiful beading. The off the shoulder sleeves were custom made to create a flirty look but were removable for the reception and dancing! The cathedral veil was one of my favorite parts

Q: What was your color palette and style vision?

A: Colors were steel blue, golds/ silvers, and light blush. My style vision was classic and romantic but simple.

The bridesmaids dresses described by the bride: The dresses were from Show Me Your Mumu! I had each girl pick her own style dress in the same steel blue color. Each one chose a different style and they turned out great! I got the gray wraps last minute and they turned out great in pics and perfect for the day since it was so cold!

The flowers described by the bride:  The flowers were white with hints of blush and light blue. Just like my vision; romantic but simple!

The bride’s favorite photo from her big day: I love the first look pics, but also one of Conor and I dancing surrounded by all of our people! We ended the night with love train and he and I were in the middle. So much fun! The picture captures how much fun we were having and shows all the love we are surrounded by

Q: What was your favorite memory from the day?

A: That’s so hard!! The whole day was amazing. I loved just dancing with Conor and all of our friends and family that traveled from all over! The first look and last dance were also two of my favorite things, very special.

Advice from the bride: Don’t sweat the small stuff! Eat dinner just you two prior to being introduced, and hire Emily and her team to shoot your wedding!!! James was a life savor during the wedding