Cynthia and Derek // Gilmer, TX Wedding

These two have the sweetest love story. Cynthia saw a cute guy at the gym and decided she would give him her number. So she wrote it on a napkin and put it on Derek’s windshield at Anytime Fitness. Derek had no idea who left him this number so he didn’t call or text it. He did however save the napkin. They somehow found each other on Facebook and started messaging each other. Derek though she was pretty cute too, and after they exchanged numbers, he realized she was the mystery napkin girl. After several years together, Derek finally popped the question and proposed on the couch while they were watching television.

They got married on his parent’s land on the prettiest April afternoon and every detail was delightful. Cynthia hand crafted so many decorations and it was evident as we photographed the sweet decor that she spent a lot of time making it absolutely perfect. From the flowers to the cake and cookies, everything came together beautifully.

The couple even had a horse drawn carriage at the ceremony. How magical is that?! With the smell of Texas Roadhouse rolls in the air, Cynthia and Derek promised their lives to one another. What started with a number on a napkin has transformed into a forever love story.

A Word of Thanks:

Cynthia + Derek, Thank you for the immense honor of documenting your big day! I loved capturing all the details and the sweet ceremony. The love both of your families have for you is so evident and it was a joy to be a part. Cheering you both on and wishing you all the best, Emilee


Catering: Texas Roadhouse // Hair: Kaylee Whyte // Make-up: Victoria Morris MUA //Dress: Brides & Belles //  Cake: Ladyfingers // Cookies: Edible Art // Florals: Gypsy Farm Girl //  Rentals: A1 Party & Tent Rental // Carriage: Sacred Spur Company // Second Shooter: Carrie Henry

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  1. Debbie ohara says:

    A beautiful wedding! Thanks for sharing!

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Gilmer, Texas

East Texas family photographer

Gilmer, Texas