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Jessica and Will: Jessica and Will | Wedding at The Gather in Downtown McKinney

March 27, 2017

Newly married couple on wedding day looking at each other
Ring, bouquet, and invitation details of a cream colored wedding

a rustic, classic wedding at gather in mckinney

Jessica and Will (whose Gaylord Texan engagement session I photographed just a few months ago) are officially MARRIED! They tied the knot this month in Historic Downtown McKinney! Their wedding took place at a gem of a wedding venue called The Gather, which is an intimate space perfect for indoor wedding ceremonies and receptions in the greater Dallas area. This was one of my first weddings of the season, and what better way to kick it off? Jessica and Will’s wedding at Gather in McKinney was filled with joy, laughter, and lots and lots of dancing!

The wedding day look consisted of timeless, classic charm, rustic touches, and a romantic cream/gray/blush color palette.  The Gather in McKinney was a perfect backdrop for their special day!  One of the great things about this McKinney wedding venue is that it doesn’t take much to decorate. The Gather has such wonderful textures and lots of character, so it really is best to let the venue and its look speak for itself. That’s just what Jessica and Will chose to do as they planned for their wedding day!

We took advantage of the natural light that spilled in through the windows for getting ready photos and details, and then the nearby alleyways for photographs. Everything was so close by, which lent to the intimate feel of Jessica and Will’s wedding day. When their friends and family began to arrive, it was as if everyone was getting together to kick it for the day. Once the couple was announced as husband and wife, it was time to celebrate and let loose! Michael Vieira of Le Force Entertainment did a great job getting the party started! I’ll bet that if allowed to, everyone would have stayed well into the early hours of the morning just dancing and celebrating the new Mr. and Mrs. Parmer!

I loved photographing this gorgeous wedding at Gather in McKinney! Enjoy these photos from Jessica and Will’s wedding day! Jessica and Will, thank you for the honor of photographing such a special time in your lives – I’m cheering you on and wishing you years and years of friendship and romance!

Classic invitation set on wooden backdrop with wedding rings
Suede bridal shoes with bouquet, invitation, and veil
Wedding dress hanging on chandelier and dress hanging on distressed brick wall
Cream colored bridal garter with navy bow and monogram
Bridal details and white hydrangea bridal bouquet
Bride and bridesmaid posing in bridal suite at The Gather in McKinney
Wedding ring and engagement ring sitting on top of a pink rose
Bridesmaids fluffing bride's dress and looking at the bride
Bride and bridesmaids getting ready for wedding day at The Gather in McKinney
Bridesmaid helping button bride's dress
Bridesmaid helping bride get ready for wedding at The Gather in McKinney
Bridal portrait in front of a window and bridal bouquet at The Gather McKinney
Bride and bridesmaids smiling and laughing together in front of brick wall
Groom and groomsmen standing in front of distressed concrete wall
Photo of the inside wedding reception space at The Gather in McKinney
Tables set up for a wedding reception at The Gather McKinney
Hydrangea centerpieces and table set up for wedding reception at The Gather
Interior photo of reception space set up for a wedding reception at The Gather in McKinney
A newborn baby at a wedding ceremony and a woman holding cell phone at wedding ceremony
A groom waiting for his bride to walk down the aisle
Bride walking down the aisle with her brother escorting her
Brother hugging bride and bride and groom holding hands
Couple holding hands during indoor wedding ceremony at The Gather in Historic Downtown McKinney
Bride smiling at groom and ring exchange during wedding ceremony
Bride and groom exchanging rings during a wedding ceremony at The Gather
Groom kisses bride during first kiss in wedding ceremony
Bride and groom recess after The Gather wedding ceremony
Portrait of bride and groom crossing the street in Historic Downtown McKinney
Portrait of bride and groom smiling in front of distressed concrete wall in Historic Downtown McKinney
Young married couple holding hands in front of brick and concrete wall
Portrait of bride and groom in front of cracked wall in McKinney
Young newlyweds standing in front of concrete wall and smiling
A bride and groom kissing while holding hands in front of brick and concrete wall
Closeup of bride and groom looking at each other while standing in front of white brick wall
Romantic bridal portraits in front of white brick wall in Downtown McKinney
Young couple looking at each other while standing in Downtown McKinney
Bride and groom standing together and smiling in front of retail space in McKinney
White wedding cake with pink roses displayed alongside champagne flutes and dessert spread
White wedding cake with pink rose details
Bride and Groom enter the reception at their Wedding at The Gather in McKinney
A bride and groom's first dance at their wedding reception
Bride and groom share first dance while family and friends look on
Groomsmen and family member sitting at a table
Bride talks to family members at her wedding reception
A groom talking to his grandmothers while a family member holds a baby and looks on
Bride and groom posing with friends at a wedding reception
A bride posing with a little girl wearing a big pink bow
A newlywed couple sharing a kiss after cutting and tasting the cake
A bridal party and newlywed couple having a champagne toast
A bride tosses her bouquet to ladies who wait behind her to catch it
Bride posing with the woman who caught the bouquet
Groom searching for the bride's garter and then getting ready to toss it overhead
Groom posing with the man who caught the bride's garter
Bride and groom laughing and dancing
Man doing a funny dance and a dad holding his little girl in a wedding reception
Groom laughing and bride dancing during wedding reception
Crowd dancing at inside wedding reception in historic Downtown McKinney
Wedding reception photos of a couple dancing and having fun and bride smiling at camera
A fun photo of a groom playfully kissing bride during wedding reception
A young newlywed's private dance after a wedding reception in McKinney
A backlit photo of a groom dipping and kissing his bride
Dramatic backlit photo of bride and groom's private dance at the end of wedding reception at The Gather

Venue: The Gather in Downtown McKinney
Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie
Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup: Erin Blair
Catering: CN Catering
Invitations: Little Paper Lantern
DJ: Michael Vieira with LeForce Entertainment

Did you enjoy these photos from Jessica and Will’s wedding at The Gather, and now want to see more of my work? Visit my website with galleries of weddings in McKinney and greater Dallas! Whether you’re planning a wedding in Dallas or elsewhere in the DFW metroplex, I would love to hear about your special day. Contact Emily Chappell Photography for more information about Dallas wedding photography!

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  1. Markie says:

    This is just GORGEOUS! I love your fresh, new site too! Everything is dreamy! Wish you were still in SC ;)

  2. Chua says:

    Beautiful images! Her dress looks very beautiful on her. Very elegant and timeless (:

  3. says:

    Thank you so much, Markie! I was just thinking about you today and thinking back to your wedding day! Love following along with your marriage and photography journey!

  4. says:

    Thank you so much, Chua! She was such a stunning bride!

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