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Jennifer and Ryan’s wedding. Wow, where do I start? It was epic to say the least. Jennifer and I go way back… all the way back to 9th grade. We just didn’t know that until about our sophomore year at TCU. We have a mutual friend that apparently introduced us freshman year of high school, then again when I roomed with that girl Freshman year of college- she introduced us over lunch before the semester even started. Small world. Jennifer and I ended up rushing the same sorority at TCU (go ZTA!), then living together for a couple years, and she was recently my maid of honor back in March for my wedding. Her family has been like a second family to me. I could say so many cool things about them, but I’ll save that for another time.
Jennifer, Ryan, and I were all on the same Young Life team while attending TCU. We led kids from Brewer High School in White Settlement (near Fort Worth). It was a crazy couple of years and we had so much fun together. So much fun, that Ryan and Jen ended up falling in love (we all knew it would happen)! They’re probably… no they’re definitely two of the weirdest, intelligent, and funniest people I know. In the world. So it works out perfectly.
They started dating while we were in college, and continued to date for a couple years after graduation- even when Ryan moved all the way to Arizona to continue school. They were engaged for about 7 months before tying the knot at Jennifer’s family’s river house on the Frio River back in May.
Brian and I spent Thursday traveling to Concan, TX (talk about difficult to get to) – but it was so worth it. We arrived in Texas’ little slice of heaven late Thursday night (technically Friday morning) and tubed the river most of the day on Friday, after enjoying a delicious lunch. The rehearsal dinner was delish, followed by the Spazmatics over at the House Pasture (cool semi-outdoor venue near by) and a video from “George Bush” congratulating the couple.
The day of the wedding we had more delicious food (burgers and stuff), headed over to the family’s ranch and drove some 4 wheelers and shot skeet. Fun! The wedding was later that evening and everyone looked so beautiful and was super chill. Jennifer and Ryan had an outdoor ceremony over looking the river, led by their good friend, Jimmy. Afterwards, us brides maids changed into our Mexican moo-moos, ate some excellent Mexican food and danced the night away to their awesome wedding band, Professor D. Oh yea- and they had a fire works show at the end of the reception. Very much Jennifer style.
Congrats, Ryan and Jen. Y’all make a beautiful couple!
Disclaimer: I was not the official wedding photographer. Just a friend snappin’ photos for another friend.
Here are a couple of my favorites from the weekend.