Courtney & Dustin

Tucked away just West of Fort Worth is a small town named Aurora. When I first heard I would be shooting a wedding in this city, I immediately thought of my childhood favorite movie, Sleeping Beauty. Pretty fitting for a fairytale country wedding if I do say so myself! Courtney and Dustin chose an astonishing location to take their vows and celebrate with their close friends and family, making this intimate wedding ideal. You could feel the closeness immediately upon arriving. All of their friends and family were assisting in one way or another… whether it was helping make the bouquet, baking the cake or merely setting up the reception party barn. This quaint country wedding was complete with their precious daughter Leighton helping walk mom down the aisle. After getting to know Dustin for just a short period of time while taking photos, I could tell he was a sweet man with a reserved quiet side. When Courtney turned to walk down the aisle, you could see the most genuine smile on his face…there was his wife to be and his remarkable baby girl.

Dustin also had one big surprise for Courtney, and that was the new wedding ring and band that he gave to her at the altar. By the time it came to that ring exchange, you could see Courtney fighting to hold back the tears. This is the part that always gets me as a photographer… I want to join in on the tears as well!

The reception was a sweetly intimate, enjoyable, smiles all around kind of time! The toast from her sister was smashing along with the cake that was shoved in Courntey’s face! Laughter never stopped on this evening of fire-pits, barnyard party lights & honest love.

Courtney I’m so glad I met you years ago. You are one of the sweetest brides and an absolute pleasure to work with. I look forward to seeing you and Dustin one day again!

Meet Courtney & Dustin: Love, Country Boots & a New Gleaming Ring!

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Danah McGraw - November 16, 2010 - 12:52 am

The wedding was beautiful…and the pictures are amazing!! My son Dustin and his new wife Courtney looked perfect as well as my lil angel of a granddaughter,Leighton. Thank you for capturing all the special moments!!

Danah McGraw

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