Category archives: Weddings

Leigh & Evan – Wedding Reception at Fort Worth ClubFort Worth, Texas

I love the party – after a day full of emotion and excitement it all comes down to a big celebration!  This party was pretty phenomenal – with gorgeous floral from Branching Out Events and a killer band brought in from Atlanta, Jessie’s Girls, it was top of the charts!  Leigh and Evan were inseparable all night – dancing close, laughing and visiting with their friends and family.  Not sure there are even words for how much fun we all had!  Just browse on and you will know that this is a night no one will forget!

This wedding was perfect in every way thanks to an amazing vendor team:

Fort Worth Club – Reception Location, Catering & Cake

Melanie Tatum – Event Planner

Turquoise Video

Branching Out – Floral

Jessie’s Girls by EastCoast Entertainment (Atlanta, GA)

Julian Gold Bridal Dept in San Antonio – Brides Gown

Jenny Yoo Bridesmaids Dresses from Bella Bridesmaid

The Black Tux – Menswear

Jericho Hair Salon – Beauty

Lip Service – Beauty

 

Leigh & Evan – Wedding First Look at FUMC CourtyardFort Worth, Texas

This first look had me crying!  When Evan walked out the door to see his bride, Leigh, he was all smiles and they immediately embraced.  First looks are the best!  They shared sweet moments together and Leigh showed off her stunning illusion back dress before they exchanged gifts.  Evan gave her a beautiful jewelry box so that over the years to come she can keep all the future gifts he might give her safe.  Leigh had been writing notes to him in a  journal for 2 years!  That book along with some stunning cuff links were her gift to him.  We also took advantage of the gorgeous architecture around the church and photographed these two alone.

 

Thank you to all the vendors that made their first look so beautiful:

First United Methodist Church in Downtown Fort Worth

Melanie Tatum – Event Planner

Turquoise Video

Branching Out – Floral

Julian Gold Bridal Dept in San Antonio – Brides Gown

Jenny Yoo Bridesmaids Dresses from Bella Bridesmaid

The Black Tux – Menswear

Jericho Hair Salon – Beauty

Lip Service – Beauty

Leigh & Evan – Wedding Ceremony at First United Methodist DowntownFort Worth, Texas

This day was so beautiful and full of tons of emotional moments.  As we arrived at the club the ladies were playing games and the guys were enjoying the newly renovated bar area at the Fort Worth Club on the 11th floor.  As Leigh was helped into her gown by her Mom and sister and bridesmaids and house party eagerly awaited the reveal of her gown…when she came out everyone squealed and clapped!  Leigh was surely stunning in her gown with an illusion back, lace detailing and plunging illusion neckline.  This dress was made for her!!!  The drama didn’t stop with that reveal – it was the first of THREE!  Next up Dad was just smiling and happy to see his gorgeous daughter.  (to see her First Look with Evan, the groom, check out the blog post dedicated to it.)  Leigh and Evan had prepared the most thoughtful gift for her parents – a weekend getaway after all the stress and planning of a wedding!  Mom was shocked and I was totally crying!

 

At ceremony time as the doors opened and everyone stood for Leigh to enter the church, Evan was flooded with emotion.  First look’s are special but they don’t take away from that special moment.  When he saw his bride arm in arm with her Dad he cried!  It was precious!  Watching these two from the balcony I had the best view in the house as they whispered to each other and smiled during their vows.  Then – they were married!  Congrats Leigh and Evan and I can’t wait to share your killer party pics!

 

Shout out to al the vendors who made the wedding ceremony so flawless:

Fort Worth Club – Preparation Location

First United Methodist Church of Downtown Fort Worth

Melanie Tatum – Event Planner

Turquoise Video

Branching Out – Floral

Julian Gold Bridal Dept in San Antonio – Brides Gown

Jenny Yoo Bridesmaids Dresses from Bella Bridesmaid

The Black Tux – Menswear

Jericho Hair Salon – Beauty

Lip Service – Beauty

Jacy & Sam – Wedding Reception at The Tribute Golf ClubThe Colony, Texas

Look at that yummy golden hour light!  Could I ask for more?  I think not!  After Jacy and Sam said I do we pretty much had the most perfect sunset light to explore a little bit around the Tribute’s golf course.  The course views and the sliver of the lake in the background paired with these two made for a very happy photographer – this girl!!!  Sam is so sweet to Jacy and since I hadn’t met him until the wedding day this was my first opportunity to see them together.  As the sun finally set it was time to party though and we headed in for a night of dinner, dancing and allot of partying! Jacy and Sam hit the dance floor and spent quality time catching up with their friends, laughing and mingling with guests.  I loved their bubble gun exit – SOOO many bubbles!!!!

Huge thank you to all the vendors who helped make this day so perfect for Jacy, Sam and their families:

Planning by Stylish Soiree

Lynn Films

LeForce Entertainment – Ed Petty

Stradivarius Quartet

LuLu’s Bridal Boutique – Bride’s Gown

Meringue Bakery

May Flowers and Memorable Gifts

Paper Source

Nordstrom – Bridesmaid Dresses

Mens Warehouse

Jacy & Sam – Wedding Ceremony at The Tribute Golf ClubThe Colony, Texas

Jacy & Sam have made their home in Denver but came back to Texas for their wedding.  these two have been together 8 years and have known each other since they were teenagers.  I had the chance to meet Jacy in January when we photographed her bridal portraits  but the wedding day was the first opportunity I had to meet Sam.  I had a great time getting to know them both and seeing them together.

For their wedding we spent the day at The Tribute in The Colony where they did everything from getting ready to ceremony and reception.  As the ladies prepared for the big day we laughed allot and had so many precious moments.  Jacy wore her Mom’s earring from her wedding day and it was so sweet to watch Momma as Jacy put them on.  I love it when brides are able to include heirloom items into their day.  Jacy’s Grandma brought her a special gift – a family cookbook – that brought her to tears over this sweet and sentimental gift.  Sam and his guys relaxed, had some beers and took in the sights of the golf course from their balcony view.

The ceremony took place in the ballroom that was then “flipped” for the wedding reception while guests mingled during cocktail hour on the third floor veranda.

Thank you to all the vendors who mad the day so special:

Planning by Stylish Soiree

Lynn Films

LeForce Entertainment – Ed Petty

Stradivarius Quartet

LuLu’s Bridal Boutique – Bride’s Gown

Meringue Bakery

May Flowers and Memorable Gifts

Paper Source

Nordstrom – Bridesmaid Dresses

Mens Warehouse

Abbey & Andrew – Wedding Reception at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, Texas

When you put a gorgeous couple at the Ashton Depot you really can’t go wrong and this night was amazing.  The team with Out of the Garden filled the space with beautiful tall centerpieces that had so much texture and interesting shapes.  The room was color washed and the ceiling had a patterned gobo to really make the depot look full and vibrant!  As the guests arrived they enjoyed cocktails on the tented patio with passed appetizers  and lounge furniture.

As the band announced the bridal party the anticipation built and when the Mr. & Mrs. where finally called into the room everyone stood and applauded as they took to the dance floor for their first dance.  Abbey and Andrew could not have been smiling bigger as they held each other close and Andrew spinned and dipped his new wife!  We jumped right into dances with Mom and Dad before settling into a fabulous dinner by The Ashton Depot.  During toasts everyone laughed at the silly stories and sweet words of their bridal party and Abbey’s Dad.  I love watching the parents during toasts and I captured Abbey’s parents being oh so sweet to one another.  🙂

Then it was PARTY time!  Drinks in the air, jumping and dancing and cutting up on the dance floor!  The Downtown Fever Band led everyone on night that was jam packed with fun.  I am sure many feet were aching when it was time to depart.  As guests lit sparklers Abbey & Andrew enjoyed a private last dance.  One last moment in their wedding reception before dashing off to their vintage limo.

I am lucky to have such gorgeous and kind clients and even more so that they select such great vendors to work along side:

Events by Bill – Bill Robertson

Out of the Garden – Floral

Bridal Boutique – Brides Gown

Mens Warehouse

Show Me Your Mumu – Bridesmaids Attire

Creme De La Creme Cake Company

Downtown Fever Band

P.S. The Letter – Paper Products

My Vintage Limo

Theophany Studio – Video

Rhythm Salon

Renata Salons

Red Photo Booths


Abbey & Andrew – Wedding Ceremony at University BaptistFort Worth, Texas

I just LOVE Abbey and Andrew – from a chance meeting in Texas to moving across country and finding love these two were drawn to one another.  Their lives were orchestrated so that they just had to be together and when you are with them you know it is GOOD.

We met up at the Renaissance Worthington to capture these two get ready for their big day along side there friends and family.  It was rainy outside but inside everyone was having fun, laughing and making toasts to all the goodness that was this wedding day.  Abbey had her Mom help her into her gown upstairs while her bridesmaids dressed and anxiously awaited the BIG reveal.  But, before she went downstairs Daddy came up to see his daughter all dressed in white.  He brought her a bracelet and they hugged it out and made this photographer totally get teary!  (I love Daddy Daughter moments!!!)  Then as she walked downstairs those bridesmaids squealed and smiled to see their friend looking SO beautiful!  The guys toasted some whiskey and Andrew chatted with his Grandpa as he prepped to see his bride.

At the church it was go time and you could see how anxious Andrew was for those doors to open, when it did he was all smiles and tight lipped holding back those tears – Abbey was breathtaking!  Through out the ceremony we had laughter, smiles and sweet glances.  It was perfection.  Their minister, a family member, was awesome and made everything about the ceremony so personal and deep.

After these two were officially wed, God gave us a beautiful gift and stopped the  misty rain just long enough for us to steal 3 minutes outside before family portraits began.  This California couple hoped for sunshine days but at least we got a moment without the rainy skies.

Thank you to all the vendors who made this day so perfect:

Events by Bill – Bill Robertson

Out of the Garden – Floral

Bridal Boutique – Brides Gown

Mens Warehouse

Show Me Your Mumu – Bridesmaids Attire

Theophany Studio – Video

Rhythm Salon

Renata Salons

Patti & Jerry – Abilene Country Club WeddingAbilene, Texas

Patti & Gerry’s wedding weekend was adorable and filled with family! These two love to laugh and their families are very important to them. For this wedding we focused on their gorgeous granddaughters and handsome grandsons who played “bridal party”. Definitely the most adorable bridal party I have ever photographed.
 
When together you can just see how much Patti & Gerry enjoy living life together. Patti is a stylish woman with a boisterous sprit and a love for parties! For their wedding celebration she along with the help of her God Daughter – Caroline – planned a weekend full of laughter, beautiful floral and lots of fun. I adored the lush winter color palette in reds, pinks and greenery. Patti’s Monique Lhuillier gown was dreamy with lightly dusted crystals and a flowing skirt. Gerry is planning their future trips and adventures with an RV lifestyle so for his grooms cake Creme de la Creme created a cool RV replica complete with mini Patti & Gerry’s!
 
So thankful I was able to get to know these families and be a part of their celebration!
Shout out to all the vendors who made the wedding weekend so beautiful and some (like me) made the drive from Dallas Fort Worth to Abilene to make everything perfect for Patti & Gerry:
Abilene Country Club
Creme de la Creme Cake
Branching Out Events
Beyond Lighting
Brooks Brothers – Menswear
Neiman Marcus – Patti’s Gown
Sayles Landmark Guest House – Getting Ready Location
Church of the Heavenly Rest

Caitlin & Jordan – Wedding Reception at the Dallas Petroleum ClubDallas, Texas

Caitlin & Jordan’s Dallas Petroleum Club wedding reception was fun filled and beautiful!  Caitlin knows what she likes and I could feel her aesthetic throughout her ballroom decor.  Her florist, Bryan Long, brought her vision to life with dripping flowers from the chandeliers and large scale topiaries mixed with lower lush pieces.  Along with candlelight, seating vignettes and lighting the space was warm, inviting and elegant.  From the first dance to the last dance these two were so fun to capture smile, laugh and dance with their family and friends.  Above for their private last dance I pulled them off the dance floor and into the  middle of their ballroom so we could not only capture their extreme cuteness but the feeling of the space they created.

Caitlin & Jordan – I love you guys.  Thanks for being so gracious, kind and friendly to me and my team.  You made us feel important and that connection led to lots of happy tears and smiles behind my camera.  Thanks for being the last of 2016 and setting the tone so well going into next year.  I know God has great things for you both!

Grit & Gold – Planning & Design

Dallas Petroleum Club

Fauxcades – Rentals

BBJ Linens – Rentals

Beyond – Lighting

Ice House Band

Cotton Paperie – Paper Products

Wendy Zerrudo – Hair & Makeup

Elle Films

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville – Brides Dress

Nordstrom – Bridesmaids Dresses

Bryan Long Flowers

Caitlin & Jordan – Wedding Ceremony at the Sky LobbyDallas, Texas

The Sky Lobby at Chase Tower in Dallas, Texas was the most perfect backdrop for this modern couple’s wedding ceremony.  Before heading upstairs to say I do we captured some romantic images in front of the venue.  Caitlin & Jordan’s day had so many beautiful locations that I have had to separate their wedding blogs into 4 posts so I could give each spot their own spotlight!  The Sky lobby has stunning views of Dallas and even after the sunset the room was big and spacious and elegant with the glimmer of downtown lights in the distance.  During their ceremony I loved watching their smiles, their parents and of course all the perfect little moments that made everyone laugh.  Such a special time!

Shout out to the vendor team who made this ceremony look so stunning:

Grit & Gold – Planning & Design

Sky Lobby – Chase Tower & Petroleum Club

Wendy Zerrudo – Hair & Makeup

Elle Films

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville – Brides Dress

Nordstrom – Bridesmaids Dresses

Bryan Long Flowers