Mark makes a joke, and Karen’s nose wrinkles as she looks at him and cracks up. She gives him “a look” when the joke is really bad, but there’s a little smile and a lot of love behind it.
Karen loves art deco and all things 1920s, which made for a really fun wedding to photograph. She had finger waves in her hair courtesy of Stella Blue Salon, which I had never seen before! With gorgeous, cascading flowers by Fleurish, you can’t go wrong! I really loved their heartfelt and intimate ceremony at the beautiful Chapel Dulcinea in the Texas hill country with the cutest trio of flower girls I ever did see. After some cupcakes and wine, the party really got started downtown at the Brass House with more friends, whose classy interior perfectly matched the theme of the evening. Whole Foods provided the amazing vegan spread and Karen and Mark’s friends provided the tunes. Another labor of love was the photo booth, which was run by friends Rachel and Chris of Photobooth-tastic! One thing I’d never seen before was what you might call a giant Jenga guestbook! The toasts were particularly touching – Dan, the best man, has been best friends with Mark since they were children, and Karen’s mom’s toast made us all teary eyed, until she threw in a few witty remarks that made the whole joint erupt with laughter. I’m so lucky to have been a part of this wonderful wedding and I wish Karen and Mark a lifetime full of happiness and bad jokes!
I seem to find an inordinate number of grooms that like to dance and frollick, don’t I? Not complaining!