Alan and Kali actually live just a few blocks from Jon and I. Kali is the perfect example of a bride who really put a lot of thought into all the different aspects of her wedding and what her priorities were. There were a lot of details she pulled together herself and she decided to forego flowers in favor of bling and candles. She picked an excellent and super-fun photographer, and she also chose to do a story film with us – not because she wanted something flashy to show at the reception but just because she thought it would be fun to capture their story together. Everything really came together beautifully for their wedding day – including the weather.
Alan is quiet and laid back, but he definitely knows how to approach situations thinking about what Kali would desire. For their engagement he set up a mock family photoshoot, which Kali spent weeks emailing with Alan’s other family members to plan outfits and what time everyone needed to show up. She was so excited her and Alan were the first to show up at the shoot, little did she realize it was all a plan for Alan to propose. While the photographer back away to “check her settings and lighting”, Alan got down on one knee and completely surprised Kali. It’s this same thoughtfulness that was so apparent on Alan and Kali’s wedding day as well. Alan just really appreciates the practical ways that Kali impacts his life and how she cares fore him.
Kali added lots of fun touches to her details. She used peacock feathers and animal prints to dress up the entry tables, and to add some detail to front of the church which she lined with candles. She also had everyone bring a broach to her bridal shower and those were used to construct her bouquet and the groomsmen’s boutonnieres.
Kali had mentioned she wasn’t using a local photographer for her wedding so we were excited to meet someone new. We weren’t at the church long before in walk two of the most spunky, fun ladies we’ve ever met. Julie Paisley is based in Florida (although she’s quite the jet-setter), while Spanki Mills is based in Houston. All we have to say is that we are very sad they aren’t in business together and officing in Dallas. We had so much fun and if you want some amazing photography inspiration (and awesome workshops!!) to check out you should definitely keep up with both of them on Facebook – Julie Paisley Photography and Spanki Mills Photography. You can check out some of Julie’s photos from their wedding here.
We also did a cute story film with Alan and Kali . . .