Mickey and Todd Are Married – Avalon Legacy Ranch {McKinney, TX Wedding Photographer}

Mickey and Todd’s wedding day was a perfect way to celebrate their love.  We were honored to document their day at Avalon Legacy Ranch in McKinney, Texas.



Mickey and Todd Are Married!! I met Mickey earlier in 2017 as she had scheduled a session with me.  We immediately fell into a groove and a friendship.  That’s probably one of my favorite things about my job… I have the opportunity to meet some really cool people.  She had recently gotten engaged and still needed to find her wedding photographer.  I mentioned that I still had a few openings for the year, but I wanted her to see her images first to make sure we were a good fit.  She knew before she ever left our first meeting that I would be her photographer.  I am so thankful for that first meeting.  Todd and Mickey met online and have been inseparable ever since.  They are an amazing combination and perfectly balance each other out.  Mickey has a vibrant personality and not only does she just radiate happiness and love, she adores Todd and the love he gives her.  Todd is quiet and reserved, at least until you get to know him a little better.  He’s so stinking funny and knows exactly how to love Mickey and gets her quirky sense of humor.  It is absolutely beautiful to see them together.

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Mickey called me after choosing her venue, Avalon Legacy Ranch.  She fell in love with it as soon as she pulled up to the front of the property.  She sent me pictures and just gushed and gushed over it.  I was certain it would be perfect for her day.  However, what I didn’t realize was just how beautiful it really was.  Pictures just didn’t do it justice.  If you could imagine a beautiful log cabin in set back in trees… even then, it just is more amazing than that.  To find something like this in DFW is remarkable on its own.  Avalon Legacy Ranch describes it perfectly, on their website.  “Experiencing the wooded pines and peaceful ambiance of East Texas without leaving the DFW Metroplex. Sounds too good to be true? Welcome to Avalon Legacy Ranch!Located 5 minutes from the Downtown Square of McKinney -Avalon Legacy is a 25 acre wooded destination that is unimaginably unique and magnificently beautiful – making it the perfect destination for your perfect day!”  We fell in love with every inch of this property.



The ceremony was a small quiet event.  Surrounded by family and friends, these two united their love for each other.  The ceremony was held in the outdoor chapel which was just stunning.  Mickey was given away by her son as her daughter stood beside her.  Her incredible sisters played and sang Etta James’ At Last, a surprise to Mickey, which I’m certain left not one dry eye in those of us that watched them.  Todd’s father stood beside him and beamed as a proud father.  The ceremony was filled with laughter, love and a couple of surprises.  As they look back at their images from this day, my hope is that they always feel the love that surrounded them and that they use that love to constantly infuse their marriage with the support and prayers from those that attended.

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The outdoor patio was perfect for everyone to eat, drink and dance the night away.  Mickey had worked hard to pull every little detail together and it was just perfect.  Sisters, that hadn’t seen each other in many years, danced together.  The music played on and everyone celebrated together.  Mickey & Todd decided months before that they wanted something fun for dinner.  A boring seated meal, is just not their style.  We discussed some of the ideas together and ultimately, they decided on Easy Slider Food Truck.  We had recommended Easy Slider to the couple, because first we are friends with them, second… their food is AHMAZING.  They headed over to Dallas to check them out and fell in love with them as well.  We were so excited to see the truck pull up.  It had a constant flow of people waiting to get a taste of their sliders and I’m pretty sure everyone was happy with the couples choice.

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Thank you Mickey & Todd.  We are so blessed that you chose Beautiful Evolutions to document your day and be your photographer.  We absolutely love you both and wish you a life of love.  Todd, by now you have receivedyour orders for the military and while it may not be a sunny beach… we still have every intention to come visit you both soon.

We send all of our love, Brooke & Melissa.