Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ashley & Ryan's Engagment Party

This weekend we celebrated Ashley & Ryan's engagement.  Ashley was my college roommate, and now lives in New York.  She and Ryan will say "i do" in March.  Apparently I did not get any photos of the happy couple together (...or John, I swear he was there).  

RAJ (Rachel, Ashley, Jessica; a.k.a neapolitan ice cream) - The three of us were Fashion Merchandising majors at TCU and met in our Clothing Construction class.  We are all still great friends.

Jessica & Jordan

 The cake was adorable!

After we ate the cake, it was time to play dress-up with the pieces.  Ashley looks like Kim Kardashian on her wedding day. 

I guess I did get some pictures of the happy couple.  Ryan reenacted the proposal with the fondant ring. 

 I don't have words, this is what I love about them!

Jordan's turn to play

Freshening up with the fondant lipstick

Jessica's turn

Time to eat the accessories!

...until 10 minutes later when everyone had a tummy ache.

Congratulations Ryan & Ashley!  I cannot wait to celebrate your wedding in March.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Engagement Photos

After being engaged for 13 months, John and I FINALLY took our engagement photos.  Our photographer, Amy, lives in the same neighborhood so we thought it would be fun to take a few shots in front of the Castle Hills sign.  Our next stop was our house.  John forgot a pair of shoes so we decided to take some shots, since we were already there.  Next, it was time to start our journey around the metroplex.  We started at SMU, where we took photos on the boulevard, at the business school, and inside and in front of Dallas Hall.  John wore a red SMU tee and I wore a white and purple TCU tee.

When we finished at SMU, we headed to the Stock Yards in Fort Worth.  I changed into my new cowgirl boots and a green dress.  John wore a white button down shirt, jeans, and boots.  The Stockyards were really busy, but Amy knew all the best places so we found areas with no people.  While we were there, the sky started to look pretty scary so we decided to rush to TCU to get our final shots before the rain.

In the car, I changed into a black dress, black pumps, and my grandma's pearls.  John stayed in his jeans and added a black jacket.  We took a few formal photos at the fountain before JUMPING IN!  Last time I jumped in Frog Fountain I was in high school.  We had a blast getting soaked in our formal clothes.  We finished our photos just as the rain came.  We were pretty sad that we did not get a beautiful sunset, but from the sneak peek we got, the photos turned out pretty awesome.