On October 14, 2017, I married my high school sweetheart and the love of my life. It was a beautiful wedding at the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas, Texas. We had 150 guests, our color scheme was burgundy, navy and gold, we had a first look out on the nature trails, and it was a perfect day. Since it wasn’t long ago that I was planning my own dream wedding, I know what it feels like to be in my brides’ shoes. Wedding planning is a daunting task, and there’s so much that can go right and wrong on the big day! So as a former bride turned wedding photographer, here’s a summary of the five things I did right (and wrong) on my own wedding day.