I’m so excited to share Chris and Anna’s wedding on the blog today. One of my best memories of 2020 was to capture this beautiful East Texas country backyard wedding! Chris and Anna had their dream wedding right on their parents lakeside property on Lake Cherokee near Longview, Tx. We couldn’t have had better weather that day for a perfect backyard wedding!!! It was in late November. If you are not from East Texas, one thing you need to know is you can never predict the weather here. We had a lot of rain and storm days prior to the wedding, and right after the wedding day, but the wedding day was beautiful, sunny, and 80 degrees. Pheww. We were so glad God had mercy on us!!!

Chris and Anna are a one-of-a kind, beautiful, sweet, and down to earth couple and they are so fun to be around. We had so much fun at their engagement session. Chris made sure he told me again at the wedding how much he laughed at our engagement session. That’s how much I enjoy photographing this couple. Their wedding day was no exception. It was one of the most happy memories of 2020 for me. I have to tell you their fun engagement story before we talk about their wedding day because it was definitely the one of the most creative proposal stories I've heard. Chris had premade a special Lottery ticket. When Anna scratched it, it said “will you marry me” on it. Isn't that so creative and cute. 

Back to the wedding day. Anna and Chris wanted a small and intimate wedding, so the guest list was only to family and a few close friends. I’m still in awe of how beautiful and quaint a lakeside backyard wedding was. They enjoyed eating and relaxing with close family and friends. This low key backyard wedding fits their personality so well. The decor for this wedding was beautiful and tasteful! I loved the rustic wood accents all throughout the reception. They also had beautiful fresh, classic flowers from Casa Flora that had a touch of fall colors in it. It was no doubt a perfect, country, timeless, and elegant backyard wedding! What a amazing turn out!

Without further ado, let me share some of my favorites from this wedding.

Isn't this the most beautiful dress!!

loving the atmosphere of that day!! The wooden table, the flowers, the guest table, the alter and the most breathtaking lake view. :)

Anna's beautiful make up done by Abby Sims.