Lake Jackson, Texas Wedding Photographer: Carly + Michael / by Kelly Costello

He waited for her, and now with her hand in his, they begin their journey together. 

For years, Michael pursued Carly but with distance and a time zones between them, Carly was hesitant to begin a dating relationship. The two remained friends and realized that there was a spark between them... but they both waited for the right time. After Michael moved back to Texas, the two realized that they never wanted to spend another second without each other... regardless of timezones.

Last summer Carly took a plane to spend time with Michael and his family in Missouri. After a lost bag and a late flight, Carly had no idea that that day was going to turn into the best day of her life. He was going to wait till dinner, but knew this would be the perfect moment... right after she got her plane, Michael got down on one knee and asked Carly to marry him. She said yes! 

On a warm sunny day in their hometown, family, friends, and loved ones who share their happiness and love surrounded Carly and Michael in the chapel where they said their "I DO's". The night was spent celebrating two amazing people finally becoming one, even if everyone realized their oneness a long time ago! 

Carly and Michael, thank you so much for trusting me as your photographer for your first day as husband and wife. You two glow in each other's presence and reminded all of us that wonderful things can come to those who wait and hold to hope. XOXO, Kelly

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Carly is everything elegant and graceful. The details for the wedding day were just as so! 

Michael was excited and looked very dapper in his suit.

Michael's groomsmen were a mix of family and close friends. They made him laugh all day and looked sharp. 

The ladies got ready together and wore matching denim while they had their hair and make-up done. 

Carly looked flawless with hair and make-up done by, Blushworthy . The sweetest moment was when Carly's mom and grandma helped her into her gown.

With a few last touches and a look in the mirror, the girls were ready for their photos.

Carly, you are just gorgeous! We loved her bouquet from Amanda Bee Florals.

The couple's cake topper was handed down through Michael's family. Along with cakes, the couple had a mix of their favorite yummy treats made by family.

The grand entrance was a success! 

A sweet first dance...

With everyone out on the dance floor... the party was started.

A sparkler exit and the couple was off to their honeymoon! 

A special thanks to everyone who made their day special! 

Floral: Amanda Bee Floral

Cake: Forever After Cakes & Sweet Designs by Jessica

Catering: Tastefully Yours

DJ & Music: DJ Dave Productions

Venue 1: St. Michael's Catholic Church

Venue 2: Riverplace

Make-Up & Hair: Blushworthy

Stationary: How Lovely Paper