maryalice&riley {wedding} bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas

What a great wedding to end the year on! Yes, it was very cold & very windy, but the rain stayed away & the party lasted well into the night. Even though they were on a tight schedule, everyone was so ready to have fun. Mary Alice's bridesmaids were the most amazing cheering section & I wanted them to follow me around all night giving me compliments! Oh, to be surrounded by friends like that! It's the best.

The Bella Donna Chapel was one of the most romantic venues I've been to. A beautiful Tuscany-style chapel on a little island? It couldn't have been much better! Oh, wait! It was Christmas! IT GOT BETTER!

pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, mix and match long maroon alfred angelo bridesmaid dresses, wedding invitation, bridesmaid bouquet, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, bride getting dressed, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
bride getting dressed, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding boutonniere, platinum petals, men's wearhouse gray tux, groom and mother, boutonniere, maroon and gray december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, mix and match long maroon alfred angelo bridesmaid dresses, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, groom and groomsmen men's wearhouse gray tux, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, mix and match long maroon alfred angelo bridesmaid dresses, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, groom men's wearhouse gray tux, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, groom and groomsmen men's wearhouse gray tux, mix and match long maroon alfred angelo bridesmaid dresses, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, groom men's wearhouse gray tux, mix and match long maroon alfred angelo bridesmaid dresses, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
groom men's wearhouse gray tux, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, groom and groomsmen men's wearhouse gray tux, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
groom and groomsmen men's wearhouse gray tux, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
groom men's wearhouse gray tux, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}

Mary Alice & Riley wanted to pray together before the ceremony. If I hadn't have been shivering so much, I would have been balling my eyes out. Such a precious moment I witnessed!

bride and groom holding hands around a door, groom men's wearhouse gray tux, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
bride and groom holding hands around a door, groom men's wearhouse gray tux, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
bride and groom holding hands around a door, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
bride and groom holding hands around a door, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
ring bearers and flower girls walking down the aisle, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}

To say Riley was beside himself with happinesnto finally marry Mary Alice is an understatement.

groom's reaction to bride walking down the aisle, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}

Can I count this as an overseas wedding? It really looks like we're not anywhere close the States.

mix and match long maroon alfred angelo bridesmaid dresses, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}

This, ladies & gentlemen, is pure joy.

maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, mix and match long maroon alfred angelo bridesmaid dresses, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, mix and match long maroon alfred angelo bridesmaid dresses, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, mix and match long maroon alfred angelo bridesmaid dresses, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, mix and match long maroon alfred angelo bridesmaid dresses, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, mix and match long maroon alfred angelo bridesmaid dresses, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, mix and match long maroon alfred angelo bridesmaid dresses, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
pink maroon winter wedding bouquet, platinum petals, mix and match long maroon alfred angelo bridesmaid dresses, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
bride and groom wrapped up in a flannel blanket, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}

A quick change of venue & we were ready to party. The Stonebridge Country Club across the street was ready for our arrival with warm & delicious food & a large dance floor that was never empty.

maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}

The Shoe Game is always a great idea. I just wish I had captions for these photos!

maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}

The best way to end the night is sparklers!! 

sparkler send off, bride and groom kissing, bride, casa blanca illusion lace wedding dress with button from lulus bridal, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
sparkler send off, bride and groom kissing, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}
sparkler send off, bride and groom kissing, maroon december winter wedding, bella donna chapel, mckinney, texas {dreamy elk photography and design}

Ceremony Venue // Bella Donna Chapel
Reception Venue // Stonebridge Ranch Country Club
Event Coordinator // Adrienne Stamp
Wedding Dress // Antonio Melani from Lulu's Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids // Alfred Angelo
Hair // Hair by Wendy
Suits // Men's Wearhouse
Florist // Platinum Petals
Cake // Katina Gilbert
DJ // DJ Adam Johnson
Invitations // Dreamy Elk Photography & Design
Calligraphy // Lydia Lemoine