Taylor + Brock Williams | Kent Hance Chapel & Merket Alumni Center

On Saturday, June 9th, 2018 -  Taylor Newsom & Brock Williams committed their lives to each other at the Texas Tech University - Kent Hance Chapel and celebrated with a killer reception at the Makenzie Merket Alumni Center! From start to finish, this day was beautifully planned to celebrate Brock & Taylor's love. The two have been together since High School, throughout college, and Brock proposed at the end of Taylor's collegiate senior portrait session with me!! To have the honor of capturing their love from the moment they got engaged has been such a joy for me! These two are loved by MANY and they were celebrated in such a lovely way yesterday evening. Several of my favorite moments yesterday included Taylor's first look with her father. Their relationship is so sweet and father+daughter relationships just GET ME in the feels. I also loved when Taylor's dad had a moment with the groom. I'm not sure what what exchanged in their conversation but it was heartfelt, for the occasion, and special for both of them I could tell. Eat Drink & Be Marry planned the event of the year, and everything was absolutely perfect! The church was decked out in the most beautiful florals, while live music serenaded the guests as they waited for the ceremony to begin, and later during the cocktail hour! The chapel could not house all of the guests that the couple and their families wanted to invite, so they brilliantly live streamed the ceremony outside in the grass courtyard just outside of the chapel! Guests outside enjoyed an open bar & two big screen TV's that showed the ceremony from start to finish live! How awesome is that?! Once the ceremony concluded, the guests enjoyed cocktail hour briefly as the reception area made it's final preparations. In the reception, Clay Morgan, an INCREDIBLE artist was set up facing the dance floor and painted the ballroom and first dance live throughout the entire evening. Look him up on Instagram - @claymorganart - and you can see what the final products look like!! Absolutely INCREDIBLE!! This will be the first art piece that Taylor and Brock have in their home, and I'm just a little obsessed with the concept/idea overall! All in attendance enjoyed DELICIOUS assortments of food, beverages, desserts, and killer live music from the Don Caldwell Band . Another thing that I had never seen before that I thought was a super fun experience for guests was the Ice shots that were poured through a beautiful ice sculpture of the couples names!! This was a night to remember by all and was a WONDERFUL time to celebrate a truly special pair!! Taylor and Brock, thank you so much for having me as your wedding photographer. It has been a JOY working with you two, and to see everything pan out yesterday was so sweet to experience with you!! Congratulations and have the time of your life in the Caribeean!