Category archives: Ceremony

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 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 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 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

Laura & David – Wedding Ceremony at Classic Oaks Ranch

Lightly Photography 2016

I LOVE an emotional couple and Laura & David are like my dream clients – these two love each other and are not afraid to show it.  David is such a cutie – I mean – look at his reaction (above) as he watched his beautiful Laura walk down the aisle to him!  What more can you ask for in a man?  Well, that was just the start.  This loving man had sweet words and nice gestures all day for his beloved – it made me cry SO many times!!!  During the ceremony the vows they had for each other were heartfelt and true and during the ceremony David was SO excited to be marrying his bride he couldn’t stop talking.  He wasn’t afraid to speak up and say how beautiful she was, lucky he was and in love with her he was.  Their ceremony had me crying, smiling and with goose bumps!  Laura was so thoughtful in all she did – from fun custom boots for her groom to perfect gifts for all the parents.  During the ceremony and every time she was near him, she was just glowing.

It was a pretty amazing day!

Thank you to all the vendors who made this wedding so beautiful:

Classic Oaks Ranch

C&C Entertainment – Planning

Turquoise Video

Love Notes – Officiant

Lip Service Makeup

De Ma Fille Bridal Salon

JOS A Banks – Menswear

Justine’s Flowers

Nordstrom Bridal – Bridesmaids Attire

Dot the I – Paper Products

William Bruce Salon – Hair

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Emilee & Jeff – Wedding Ceremony at Marty Leonard ChapelFort Worth, Texas

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Emilee & Jeff’s black and white wedding was not just super pretty – it was full of emotional moments that made me get goose bumps and cry happy tears behind my camera.  After an sweet first look at the Omni hotel we headed to Marty Leonard Chapel for their wedding ceremony.  Emilee got her bridesmaids super fun black and white polka dot umbrella’s by Kate Spade so we had to use them for a photo – so cute!  After some photos of the bridesmaids and groomsmen outside the church it was time for their fall nighttime ceremony. The chapel has bright light during the day but at night it is moody and dimly lit and I think it feels very romantic.  During the ceremony I don’t think Jeff stopped smiling for an instant – I love his smile – so bright and contagious.  Even now I am smiling as I type thinking about his face.  🙂  After the I do’s we were able to capture some night time portraits showing off the architecture and space that makes the Marty Leonard Chapel so beautiful and unique.

Weddings are awesome but they are sure made better by a fab vendor team!  Thankfully Emilee had one great team:

Tami Winn Events – Planning, Design & Floral

Marty Leonard Chapel

Silver West Transportation

Forte Strings – Ceremony Music

Angie Williams – Hair and Makeup

Bliss Bridal Salon – Brides Gown

Mister Tuxedo

The Bridesmaid Boutique

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Colleen & Frank – Wedding in Lewisville and Reception at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, Texas

Tracy Autem 2015

Colleen & Frank have been dating for 2 years.  These two met and quickly fell in love. Their quirky and brainy personalities are such a perfect match and you can really see how they complete each other.  The love to travel, their dogs and enjoy spending time together caring for their family and friends.  Throughout their wedding day I could see the strong passion they have for others and placing people before themselves.  They are kind and full of love for each other too.  🙂

 

For their wedding we started the day at Colleen’s childhood home in Lewisville before their wedding at St Phillip’s Catholic Church – where she attended as a child and teen.  They exchanged gifts before the wedding and Frank’s awesome Dr. Who cufflinks were so fun and perfectly him!  Frank gave Colleen a jewelry box (and some jewelry of course) but what caught me was his instructions and help so that she would know how to open the box just right.  During the ceremony  there were lots of smiles and laughs and it was all sealed with a kiss – poor Frank was left with a little reminder of that kiss but Colleen lovingly wiped the lipstick from his face before the were pronounced man and wife.

 

After the wedding ceremony we headed to the Fort Worth Stockyards for some fun romantic photos of the couple and bridesmaids and groomsmen.  The rustic nature area (above) is so pretty and perfect for some images of the two alone before some more fun pics in the stockyards station.  We got there right as the cows were walking the streets for their daily cattle drive and had to jump into the road for some pics with the historic signage.

 

At the Depot a beautiful and lush floral filled room awaited the couple for their party.  The night was filled with great toasts, sweet dances, fun, laughter and some delicious bites!  It was such a fun night and I was so happy to be with them.  Thank you for trusting us to be part of your day and I am so excited for all the future holds for you.

 

Huge shout out to all the vendors that made Colleen & Frank’s day so amazing:

Ashton Depot

Bluebonnet Bakery

Intimate Soiree Floral

It’s Your Night Entertainment

Pence & Panache

Lip Service Makeup & Hair

See more of this elegant purple Fort Worth Wedding at the Ashton Depot in Colleen & Frank’s wedding slide show:

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Charissa & Damon – Wedding Ceremony & Reception at City Club Fort Worth

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Charissa & Damon had a beautiful wedding at City Club of Fort Worth and I am so excited to finally share!  These two met over 6 years ago and through their courtship they have enjoyed lots of fun, sporting events and growing together as a team.  Now they are on to life’s next adventure – as husband and wife!

We met up with this adorable couple at City Club where they spent their day from getting ready, the ceremony and the reception.  Charissa and her girls were glammed by the Beauty and the Blush hair and makeup team.  Charissa looked stunning with her classic undo and clean lined ball gown dress.  I was completely smitten with the bodice and the ribbon detailing on the bottom.  It reminded me of a 50’s starlet on the red carpet!  Damon and his guys hung out and helped him keep calm leading up to the ceremony.

After their ceremony we slipped out onto the balcony for some fun night time shots with the city lights behind them before spending the rest of the night on the dance floor!  Damon is all smiles when he has his arms wrapped around his wife and it was so sweet watching them together.  We had such a great time celebrating with them!

This day was made perfect with a fabulous vendor team:

City Club Fort Worth

Kate Foley Floral

LeForce Entertainment

Sugar Bee Sweets – Cakes

Beauty & The Blush – Hair & Makeup

Paper Planet – Paper Products

Stanley Korshak – Brides Gown

Bella Bridesmaid

Mens Warehouse

Check out some more beautiful moments from this Fort Worth Wedding in their slideshow highlight!

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Britny & Aman – Wedding Ceremony at Mckinney Cotton Mill

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Britny and Aman make me so happy – their love for each other is strong and full of so much life, laughter and just goodness.  I remember noticing how Aman looked at Britny when I photographed her sister’s wedding years ago.  That look hasn’t changed and he was definitely wearing that big in love grin when she walked down the aisle to him at the McKinney Cotton Mill!

We kicked off their wedding day at the wedding venue along side the girls as they were prettied by the JTorry team.  Aman and his guys hung at the hotel and joined us at the Cotton Mill for some family portraits and photos with his guys.  After dressing in her gown Britny shared a special first look with her Daddy and their eyes both filled with tears.  It was so incredibly sweet.

Finally wedding time the strings started to play and everything came together to make these two husband and wife!  I loved their sweet smiles as they exchanged vows and rings.

Can’t wait to share all the beautiful details from the wedding reception!  Shout out to all the vendors we partnered with for this wedding celebration!

Tami Winn Events – Planning, design and floral

JTorry Makeup & Hair Artistry

Turquoise Video

Bliss Bridal – Bride & Bridesmaid Attire

Dallas String Quartet

Jupiter & Juno – Paper

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