Karena and Roderick

I've been sitting on this entry for awhile because I haven't really had the words yet to process what an amazing day this was. I was introduced to Karena and Roderick by our mutual friend Laura, and I can, without a doubt, say that this was probably one of the most special weddings I'll ever have the honor of capturing.

Karena is a strong, charismatic, hilarious woman who has been fighting her battle with ovarian cancer with grace, style, and an amazing network of friends and family behind her. Before I got to meet her, I was able to spend some time with Roderick, and it was clear from everything he told me about her that he thinks she hung the moon. As he should. :) They chose to have their wedding at the Horner Family Chapel at Baylor Health Center in Dallas, where Karena has had treatment and where her cancer support group is based.

The beautiful bride...

And the handsome groom.

All of the color details of their wedding were teal, which is the color that represents ovarian cancer awareness. Some of the guests even showed up wearing teal, which was fantastic!

Karena's "something borrowed" was her earrings.

Her bouquet was hand-felted by a friend, and the bridesmaids had matching ones in teal. Fabulous!

Thank you, Roderick and Karena, for allowing me to be with you on this amazing day. I wish you luck and love in your marriage... congratulations!