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Hallie and Jonathan – Green Family Camp Wedding

A Waco DIY Wedding

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Hallie and Jonathan’s Waco DIY wedding could not have been more beautiful. Their friends and family traveled from across the country to the Greene Family Camp, which has been in Jonathan’s family for over 20 years. It was a day of celebration as well as a trip down memory lane; many of the guests had fun stories of visiting the camp as kids. Their 3-day celebration kicked off with a BBQ and campfire where we found some great moments to capture their carefree personalities.

Friday started with a wild flower engagement session near the lake, a BBQ and smores at a campfire. The rain didn’t stop the first look in the iconic Texas bluebonnets and a ceremony in the woods. The reception turned into an energetic celebration.

Wild Flower Engagement Photos

Jonathan and Hallie live out of town so we didn’t get a chance to do actual engagements. With everyone staying at camp before the wedding we were able to go out to the camp lake. It is wildflower season in Texas which is never a bad thing. As the evening continued, Jonathan and Hallie stepped out of with us for some sunset photos before their BBQ and Smores party. We finished the night with a star trail engagement photos.

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The Wedding – Getting Ready

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The Bluebonnet First Look

When you have a field of bluebonnets available for a first look, you use a field of bluebonnets! The flowers made a nice setting for some great first look moments.

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Bluebonnet First Look - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Bluebonnet Wedding

Bluebonnet First Look - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Bluebonnet Wedding

Bluebonnet First Look - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Bluebonnet Wedding

Bluebonnet First Look - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Bluebonnet Wedding

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

The camp had a couple of temple spaces including this one in the forest. It made a perfect setting for Jonathan and Hallie’s outdoor wedding ceremony.

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Forest Wedding Ceremony - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Forest Wedding Ceremony - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Forest Wedding Ceremony - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Forest Wedding Ceremony - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Forest Wedding Ceremony - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

The Reception

With just about everyone staying on site, the couple and guests were free to really cut loose. We hung out through about 1 AM and the party was still going strong.

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Partying at the Reception - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Partying at the Reception - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Partying at the Reception - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

AJ & Jennifer: Waco Wedding

We are so thrilled to be sharing the first true Waco Wedding we have covered with both stills and motion. AJ & Jennifer are the happy couple that are the stars of this show from the Phoenix Ballroom. The day contained many firsts for us not the least of which is that Jennifer is an adventuresome bride and climbed into the wrestling ring outside her hotel. She felled all comers to take the Champion Belt, quite a feat in a wedding dress. Certainly our first wrestling champ bride. The second first is a raise the shoe game that I have never seen before. Kind of like the Dating Game but with better sartorial choices.

The final first is hard to put into words, but the brother of the bride came out in a dress for the dollar dance and proceeded to reenact the dance scene from Dirty Dancing with the best man. The dollars went to not dance with him!

We had a great time in Waco, let’s do it again sometime.

Make sure and watch the wedding trailer below, leave a happy comment for AJ & Jennifer!

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