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alright, the long-awaited post on david and monica’s july 4th wedding in san antonio, texas… lots of photos, so i’ll get straight to business…

ok, so, the ridiculously cool kelly niemann came all the way from houston to shoot with me, and i so appreciate it! when we arrived at the church, monica and all her bridesmaids started to clap and cheer because they were so excited to see us! it was the sweetest thing ever, and i immediately fell madly in love with all of them. oh, and the first thing that was said to us: “i hope you like to dance!” they pretty much made it clear that dancing was required… lots more on that later…

first, the obligatory “texas is hot” complaining shot: it was sooooo hot. and for some reason, the air conditioning in the bride’s room wasn’t working… let’s just say it was disgusting. monica’s bridesmaids keeping her cool…

it’s really obvious that monica and her ladies are super close. here’s a great shot kelly took of all girls pinning their names inside monica’s dress for luck.

i love shoe shots…

i just love this shot of monica and her mom while hearing a message from david to monica…

the look on david’s face while monica was coming down the aisle is both sweet and hilarious…

it was a huge and beautiful catholic ceremony full of lots of little details…

a lasso was placed over david and monica to symbolize their future together

monica and david were so cute, just talking and laughing throughout the entire ceremony. i have about fifty pictures like this, with monica just beautiful and happy

and another one of her mom that really just makes my eyes kinda warm…

the priest, praying during the ceremony…

all the guests joined in prayer…

now, i know i’m totally… *not* mexican… but… i’m definitely having mariachis at my own wedding. that was pretty much the most fun and exciting thing i’ve ever experienced.

for a guy who hates dancing (possibly as much as i do), their first dance was pretty wonderful…

the bouquet toss is always a stressful moment to try to capture, because i have no clue what will happen, but i love this one…

i am void of speech…

monica’s pretty much related to everyone in the state of texas (well, except david, that’d be weird), and it was amazing, the way their whole family pulled together to make this wedding happen. so, basically, everything was done by their family… to prove a point, here’s monica’s cousin’s fiance’s uncle (got it?) doing the music…

i don’t know why, but i love this photo a lot…

the dancing here was the best… from the very first song, *everyone* was on the dance floor…

you might not know this about me, but my favourite thing ever is the chicken dance (actually, if you look back at my photos, you’ll see that i always post from this dance.) sadly, this is a highly underrated piece of music, and it is rarely played at weddings. so, when i heard those first notes, i literally ran across the room, pretty much pushing furniture and guests out of the way to be there…

and the dancing queen himself…

my first big send-off! seriously, vancouverites, get on this. it’s the most fun ever. and the chicken dance. i wasn’t kidding about the chicken dance. oh, and the mariachis. please start having mariachis too!

monica and david, you are wonderful, and i’m so glad i met you and now consider you (and all your friends!) friends! keep in touch, i can’t wait to hear about your life together… in wisconsin… ;o)

also, if you’re in texas, and need a photographer, kelly niemann is amazing. so cool, so fun, so talented. AAANNNDDDD she’s able to take photos *while* line-dancing. she rocks.

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oh, for future brides in this situation, i think this is a great idea… david and monica are moving to wisconsin for david to go to school there, and so they had a bunch of postcards for guests to sign, and every few weeks for the several years they’ll be gone, they’ll receive a postcard from texas! (photo by kelly niemann)

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