11 great places to get married in the lubbock area

One of the first things a bride and groom need to book is their wedding venue. Surprisingly, we have a ton of great venues in the Lubbock area and I thought it would be helpful to list some of my favorites. My biggest piece of advice to couples regarding venue is to select a place that already looks great. You'll spend less time decorating/covering up the ugly if you simply book a great location. All of these have space for a ceremony and reception, which is a huge plus when it comes to logistics! (There are several venues that you won't see on this list simply because I haven't gotten to shoot there yet!)

Spirit Ranch

701 Regis Street, Lubbock, TX 79403
(806) 762-6201

The Legacy Event Center

1500 14th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 792-2723

Fulford Barn

1582 Pecan Dr. Brownfield, TX 79316
(806) 891-1540

The following 3 are all located on the Texas Tech Campus, and make for great ceremony/reception combos.

Kent Hance Chapel

806-742-0400

McPherson Cellars

1615 Texas Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 687-9463

Ransom Canyon Chapel

31 East Brookhollow, Ransom Canyon, TX 79366
(806) 829-2462, (806) 773-2447, (806) 745-2901

Cotton Creek Barn

608 County Road J, Tahoka, TX 79373
(979) 220-1318

The Watson Building

1109 13th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 765-7171

Tierra del Corazon

4501 E FM 1729, Lubbock, TX 79403
(806) 781-2969

ory + larkin • wedding • wellington, tx

I loved being in the small town of Wellington, TX for the marriage of these two special people. Being there at Larkin's hometown church, surrounded by her and Ory's long-time friends and family ready to step in and help however they could- knowing that all of those faces were genuinely ecstatic for this couple...it was so much fun.

There were so many gorgeous details put together by the always-inspiring Parie of Parie Designs- and I LOVED the mint + navy winter color scheme. It was cold outside, but the sweet treats and classic decor were perfect for the occasion. 

Since both Ory and Larkin are from small West Texas towns, they chose to mix dirt from each of their respective cities as their "unity candle" during the ceremony. If you know how important farming is to this area, you understand what significance the ground holds- not only the foundation for all, but the place where growth is cultivated. Pretty insightful for a couple on their first day of marriage, if you ask me. :)

On to the photos- please enjoy! These guys were so, so wonderful to work with- and I appreciate their trust so much. Congrats you two!

Wedding Gown: Sottero Midgely, Brides of Amarillo

Groom + Groomsmen: Allure, Al's Formal Wear

Bridesmaids: Donna Morgan

Event Coordinator + Designer: Parie Designs

Cake: Veronica Gray

Macaroons: The Wild Cupcake

Hair: The Scarlet Door

Makeup: Kim Wood

Wedding Stationery: Hodgepodge Design

Videography: Fat Shack Films

tyler + maegan • engagement • amarillo, tx

I have known Tyler all my life- well, all his life, really- and I can't tell you how excited I am about his engagement to Maegan. Tyler is one of those people who I have hoped and prayed for an excellent, God-loving, fun, beautiful wife- and Maegan is all of those things and more. I was so excited to get to shoot their engagement session over Christmas. Shawn came along and got several of these shots as well. We had a great time hanging out with them and are so excited for their future! Congrats you guys! 

shaddix • newborn • snyder, tx

Last week I got to go visit baby Shaddix and is parents at their home in Snyder. This little guy is just adorable- so tiny but so alert- and clearly fond of his mommy and daddy. I've known Arthur and Alex for a few years now- I shot their engagement session way back when-  and it was so neat to see them transition into parents, and a family of 3. Meet the coolest new kid on the block- Shaddix!

ted + jennifer • wedding • lubbock, tx

Ahhh, a December wedding. I hate that the sun goes down oh-so-quickly this time of year, but I also love it when we have clients that trust us enough to embrace the shadows and create some really dramatic images on their wedding day. Ted and Jennifer were so much fun to be around on their big day. These two have got to be some of the most easygoing people I know- they and their families were entirely welcoming and warm, making their wedding day a really special time. It is a real honor when we feel like guests ourselves! Here are some of my favorite images from their wedding day- I was really loving black and white for so many of these images. Enjoy!

the cortinaz family • lubbock, tx

I have so much love for this sweet family- we had a great session last week as the sun was setting, and I think I mentioned the beautiful weather about 50 times during our session. I'm just so thankful it is mid-December and we are not freezing! I loved the way Paige (mom) styled them and that even their sweet pup had a flower. Shooting with this crew was great. Enjoy the photos!

colten + sharlyn • wedding • mcpherson cellars, lubbock tx

"Pretty much the only thing that I'm not worried about is you," she said with a laugh.

That's the statement I heard from Sharlyn a few weeks before her wedding- in the thick of the last-few-things-to-get-done time, when wedding planning can seem quite overwhelming and you've got forty things that need to be checked off the list. Quite responsibly, she and her mother were meeting with vendors and checking and double-checking before the big day. Now, of course, she wasn't commenting on her marriage or her fiancé, or any of the big, life-changing stuff that happens on your wedding day...but hearing her say those words made me so thankful. 

I love that she trusted me that much- even before I had taken one photo of her. It made me want to work that much harder for her and Colten. 

The big day arrived, and it was unmistakably one of the prettiest November days I've ever experienced in West Texas. We began at McPherson Cellars for portraits, and then headed to Broadway Church of Christ for the ceremony. These two had a great group of people around them and it was a great celebration! Thank you, Colten, Sharlyn and your families, for trusting us. And congratulations!

jarrett + crista • engagement • amarillo, tx

Oh my...I loved shooting this session! This year, more than ever before, I have fallen in love with the cool winter light that comes this time of year. Don't get me wrong- it was fah-reezing (yes, with two syllables)...and Crista was wearing a dress and somehow still looking totally beautiful. 

I have known Crista for all her life- she is my cousin and I'm so thankful for her and her family. This was my first time meeting Jarrett, who I'd heard (from my grandmother) was very cute. :) Turns out she was right- and he is also a perfect match for Crista. There's nothing I love more about my job than getting to witness two different people share one relationship- it is nothing short of a God-miracle- and I am so happy that these two are getting to experience that, together. 

They told me one of their favorite things to do together was to have a glass of wine and play gin rummy (told you they were cool), and so of course we had to set up a little game for them! Thanks Mom & Dad for your assistance with the setting. :)

Here are some of my favorites from our windy-cold yet beautiful winter day!

tony + beth • wedding • southwind hills, norman, ok

Tony + Beth were married last month at Southwind Hills- a beautiful place just south of Norman, OK. It was a chilly November day, but the sky was clear, and maybe it's because I was married in the wintertime...there is just something I love about an intimate winter soirée.

The venue was immaculate, as was the delicious meal and so many of the special details Tony + Beth had planned (colorful argyle socks? popcorn bar? Sign me up!). Above all that, these two were so excited to be getting married- it was written all over their faces. 

Enjoy these photos from their day- congratulations you two, thank you so much for having us!