Bubba and Lakyne are a deep down country couple. They were both from Thorndale and loved the close knit town and easy going feel. This love of country style was found for their engagement portrait session out at Ten Roc Ranch in Salado where we had loads of fun with them on rock walls, in cactus fields and even in a paddock with a cow and calf. For Lakyne's bridal portraits she wanted the same feel but a different location so out we went to the beautiful Star Hill Ranch. The contrast of the rough wood walls and her satin dress were wonderful. The day of the wedding was a lovely central Texas Spring day and we scoped out bluebonnet fields on our way to St Paul's Lutheran Church in Thorndale. Thorndale boasts a population of 1278 and about a third of the town was at the Fireman's Hall for their fun reception which included the Grand March led by the family of another of our wedding couples (thinking of you Jeff and Anna) This dance is more a procession of everyone who attends the wedding. It flows into patterns like the tunnel of love and and arm in arm, side by side line. It is wonderful fun for all to participate and culminates in the guests lining the dance floor while the bride and groom share their first dance while the guests "rush" them in groups. Desserts included not only the traditional wedding and groom's cakes but also cakes and pies and more provided by family members. After a tequila toast by the groom, groomsmen and fathers and lots of dancing and fun they staged an early sparkler exit where they ended up running between the door and the car three times to give all the guests time to light and wave their sparklers. Back they went in to dance some more and welcome the new day as husband and wife.