2018 in Review

If you ask J R what this year was all about, he says: “Got married and moved. That’s the overview. Everything else revolves around that. We are surviving.” That little synopsis packs in many stories, worries, and joys. We got married on July 4th of this year. And at the time, neither of us had…

Drink Coffee, Give Life

Want to support fair trade, nonprofit companies that give back to the community just like we do? Coffee means a lot to us both. We both love stopping for lattes and spent some time earlier this year on a coffee research farm in Costa Rica. So we were thrilled to find (and support) this amazing…

Wedding Recap

Its been almost 5 months since our wedding, and we have failed to post the official photos. Life has just been too busy! On the morning of July 4, we made lifelong promises to each other at Jo’s Downtown in Mt. Pleasant, TX. Jo’s is a former antique store, bought by Center Church, and converted…

Nika’s Recital Pictures 2018

Before each dress rehearsal for her Raevin Dance Factory recital, Nika poses for a few shots. She gave us plenty to pick from this year! I have included a few of my favorites. Photography courtesy of Heidi Carter Photography. This year, in addition to ballet, she began tap classes, outgrowing two different shoe sizes along…

Don’t Forget to RSVP!

RSVPs are due June 1! Fill out the form below and click submit so we can get an accurate tally for chairs, tables, and catering. See your invitation for address and start time of the wedding (morning!). Thanks!

Engagement Photos

Will add more as they are finished editing! Photography courtesy of Lacey Nicole Photography in Kilgore, TX.  

The Proposal

Sarah saw it coming. So much so that she wrote a letter marked Spring (Break) 2018 predictions to see how accurate she was. J R was unintentionally dropping hints left and right, but he had first set things in motion earlier in the year. He still had a few surprises up his sleeve… But he…

Dietary Note (Reception)

Both the bride and groom are vegan. As our wedding is representative of us, our values, and our beliefs, our reception will also be 100% vegan. Don’t worry though! You won’t walk away with an empty stomach. You won’t miss out on a filling meal or a delicious dessert. We do ask that if you…

Fall / Winter Photos

Stephanie Parks Photography took our Christmas Card photos over at a park in Denton, TX. It was so cold early in the morning (40 degrees!) but we were good troopers and got some adorable shots of Nika in. We love mini sessions because they are lower cost and a great value for getting quick pics…

How We Met

This is the story about how two Christian vegans found each other in–of all places–Texas. They both sought adventure, love, and support and happened to find it in each other. He’s a school district administrator; she’s a professor. She’s the wedding officiant; he’s the wedding DJ and lighting specialist. The do-er met the one with…