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Emily + McCann

Love stories often have humble beginnings, and Emily and McCann's tale is no exception. Their journey together began during their freshman year at Texas Tech University. Fate orchestrated their meeting at a Beta Upsilon Chi's Barn Dance, where a quick dance initiated a friendship that would blossom into something extraordinary. Their shared moments continued as they hung out at a mutual friend's house, laying the foundation for a bond that would withstand the test of time.

Sparks Ignite: Semi-Formals and Shared Experiences

The spark between them ignited during social events, leading to memorable semi-formals and shared experiences. Despite being young freshmen with much to discover about themselves and the world around them, their connection deepened, prompting them to explore the possibility of something more.



Reconnection and Renewal: The Fall Semester Revelation

However, like many great love stories, theirs had its twists and turns. It wasn't until the fall semester that McCann, spurred on by encouragement from loved ones and a meaningful song lyric, took the leap to reconnect with Emily. From that moment on, their love story unfolded organically, guided by faith and mutual understanding.



Promises Made: A Proposal at St. Luke's on the Lake

Fast forward to April 2, 2022, a significant day marked by McCann's heartfelt proposal to Emily at St. Luke's on the Lake in Austin, Texas. This sacred location held profound meaning for McCann, as it symbolized a legacy of love within his family. With joyous affirmations and the promise of forever, Emily and McCann embarked on the journey towards their wedding day.


Dreams Realized: A Waco Wedding with Personal Touches

Their vision for the wedding reflected their personalities and shared experiences. Emily, with her childhood dreams of a timeless yet vibrant celebration, found inspiration in the city of Waco, where she grew up. The choice of venue and vendors was guided by a desire to showcase their love for each other and their cherished hometown.

Music and Magic: The Hunter Reed Band Serenade

Among the unique elements of their wedding was the music provided by the Hunter Reed Band, hailing from McCann's alma mater, Texas Tech University. What made it even more special was that one of the singers was Emily's Little Sister in her sorority, adding a personal touch to the festivities.

Sweet Surprises: A First Dance Tribute

Their first dance was to a song that McCann had written for Emily during their college days, a heartfelt tribute to their love story. However, instead of singing it himself, McCann arranged for Hunter Reed, the lead singer of the band, to perform the song—a touching gesture that left not a dry eye in the venue.



Embarking on Forever: A Journey Filled with Love

As Emily and McCann embarked on this new chapter of their lives together, surrounded by the love and support of their family and friends, their wedding day became more than just a celebration—it was a testament to the power of love, faith, and the enduring bonds that bring us together.


Photographer - Angel Owens Photography

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