Hoppily Ever After: Couple’s Portraits

By the end of the first look, Mr. W and I were very relaxed and feeling like ourselves. After the minor drama in the bridal suite, it felt great to just let go and enjoy the day with sweet, calm Mr. W. I mean, look at this guy:


The couple’s portraits were a little bit more work than I expected.

First, Mr. W makes me laugh, and I had a really hard time not laughing in all of the photos. Especially when he’s whispering goofy jokes in my ear, and when we struck some pretty awkward, unnatural poses.

Second, getting around with a three-foot-long train is a lot of work. I admire you women who lugged around even longer trains. Every time we readjusted for a new pose, one of our photogs would have to rearrange my train.


We took a lot of photos around the original bed & breakfast house. There were even some late-blooming roses—gotta love November in warm Houston.


We also did a lot of hugging. In real life, we are big huggers. If one of us is feeling bad? Hug it out. Long, tiring day at work? Hug it out. Something really exciting happen? Hug it out (while jumping up and down).


Remember how Mr. W got on the roof of a car for some extreme photography on our honeymoon? Well, he learned it from the pros. During part of our couple’s portraits, Kat laid all the way on her back in the grass to capture some artsy shots. Bubba Wallaby thought it was so funny that he took a photo of our photographers, taking photos of us.



Extreme photography in action! / Personal photo

Here’s one of those lying-on-the-grass-looking-up photos:


Like I said, we laughed. A lot. Almost the whole time, really.



Oh, and hive, here’s our perfunctory hipster photo, walking toward the camera with serrrrious expressions:


This next photo is one of my favorites from the whole day. Swoon.


I’m a little crazy about buttons. I love the look of buttons running down the back of a wedding dress. Here’s a detail shot of the back of my dress—fellow button lovers, eat your hearts out:


Pssst, wanna know a secret about photographing billowy veils and trains? If it’s not windy out, you can fake it! The wind factor was, like, negative on our wedding day, but we still got a really cool photo of my lace train billowing behind me. One of our photogs picked up the train and threw it up in the air, and the other photographer snapped some photos as the train fell back to the ground. OK, I know that takes all of the drama out of this photo, but I thought I’d share. 😉


I’ll leave you with one more photo of the two of us—our final moment alone before we were swarmed with family members for family portraits. This is one of Mr. W’s faves. I think it captures some of the serenity and intimacy that we shared during those fleeting moments before the ceremony.


Next up: awkward family photo time!

*All photos by the prodigious Mustard Seed Photography except where noted.


Miss a recap? Previously:


Mrs. Wallaby

Wedding Date:
November 2012
Goodbye from Gazelle
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  1. Member
    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 9:56 am

    Keep ’em comin’!! I’m loving all of these!! 😀

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    emma20130601 341 posts, Helper bee @ 10:20 am

    I love your pictures!! They are absolutely gorgeous!! I wasn’t able to see the pictures in your last post for some weird reason so I’m very happy to see these ones!! Can’t wait to see the rest! 😀

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 10:21 am


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    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 10:22 am

    Love the wind tip! You both look fantastic and so happy!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:37 am

    I’m a fellow button-lover. Swoon! :-)

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 10:46 am

    oooh the wind photo…

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    futurenavypilotwife 85 posts, Worker bee @ 11:05 am

    Fantastic photos! They are all so unique!

    Question for you:
    Who is the designer for Mr. Wallaby’s tux? I think my fiancé just decided to rent the same one (Vera Wang) from Men’s Warehouse for our wedding in June.

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 11:07 am

    I’m a fellow button lover! But alas, my dress ended up not having any! 😉

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:45 am

    @Emma20130601: Aw glad you can see them now!
    @futurenavypilotwife: Yes, he’s wearing the Vera Wang suit from Men’s Wearhouse! I think y’all will love it, it’s really nice!

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    futurenavypilotwife 85 posts, Worker bee @ 11:50 am

    @Mrs. Wallaby:
    That’s great! I’m going to show him your pics! They confirmed the decision for me!

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    Miss Care Bear 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:25 pm

    Mr. W is so handsome and you look gorgeous! Those photos are lovely, and I’m not even a huge fan of first look photos normally :)
    Love the dress and LOVE the one where his hands are on your waist, so intimate yet elegant!

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    dcgirl655, Guest @ 12:58 pm

    Damn girl! These pictures are amazing. I feel like they are from a magazine shoot and not a real life wedding.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:13 pm

    Beautiful, and I just love those buttons down your dress!

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    Lynn, Guest @ 7:05 pm

    I love buttons :)

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    Ms_Maple 115 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:56 am

    Love the pictures!! You look beautiful and you both look so happy!

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    somethingaquamarine 2516 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:04 pm

    I probably missed this, but who makes your dress? It’s so beautiful!

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    anyday 136 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:20 am

    Agreed, your dress was absolutely stunning! Great tip with the fake wind/train too. :)

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