Category archives: Ceremony

Liz & Thomas – Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Omni HotelFort Worth, Texas

Liz & Thomas have a love story that is full of hope!  I love these two and getting to know them, their children and friends made my heart so full!  God most definitely brought these two together, living in the same neighborhood and attending the same parish for years these two had never met.  Until one morning Liz was having a house emergency with a major water leak – and Thomas who just happens to own a plumbing company strolled by.  An offer of help, an exchange of a card, an invitation for a glass of wine and now they have fulfilled each others hopes for a soulmate and life partner!  They know how to live life to the fullest and love fiercely – not just each other but every person in their lives.  Hearing the sweet words of their children as they toasted their parents at the reception brought tears to my eyes.  I was an emotion filled day – as you can see from the photo above when Thomas first saw Liz during their first look – but it was overflowing with FUN too!

 

Thank you both for trusting me to be with you, for sharing your family with me and most of all for being such a great fulfillment of the promise of God’s timing and plan.  I know He has great things in store for you and your families!

 

Shout out to the awesome team of vendors that made this party a PARTY!

Tami Winn Events – Planning, Design & Flowers

Amber Joy – Makeup

Omni Hotel Fort Worth

Live 80’s

Creme de la Creme Cakes

Bliss Bridal Salon

Forte Strings

Randy Ro Events – Draping

Bella Accento – Rentals

LeForce Entertainment – Photo Lounge

Beyond – Lighting

DFW Dance Floors

 

Shelby & Whilden – First United Methodist ChurchCeremony and First Look

Shelby and Whilden are the cutest!  These two were so excited to get married and they could not wait to see each other.  Whilden was anxious but when he walked out of the door of the First United Methodist Church you could see it all melt away.  Shelby was all smiles to finally be beside her groom!  After some beautiful photos outside of the church with family and friends these two said I do in the main sanctuary.

Thank you to the vendor team who made this day so beautiful and flawless:

Tami Winn Events – Jamie Lemke – Planning

Sage Fine Florals

Hilton Fort Worth

Turquoise Video

Grand Slam Glam – Hair & Makeup

Ivory Bridal Atelie

LuLu’s Bridal

 

Jennifer & Stephen – Wedding Ceremony at La Cantera ResortSan Antonio, Texas

For this amazing Texas Destination wedding we traveled to La Cantera Resort outside of San Antonio.  This couple found a happy medium between being away and doing something accessible to their family and friends.  They spent several days pool side with their favorite people and had a beautiful wedding celebration on property at the resort.  Jennifer & Stephen have known each other since high school but have just been dating the last few years as life brought them back together.

 

Prior to the ceremony Jennifer and Stephen wanted to stay traditional but still share a special moment together.  Around the corner – without seeing one another – they exchanged gifts, had a few sweet moments and some laughter together.  I loved this surprised look as Jennifer saw her gift – she really wanted two bands to compliment her engagement ring but Stephen said that would have to wait – but he was tricky!  She was so excited!

 

During the ceremony overlooking the Texas Hill Country these two said I do!

 

Thanks to all the vendors that helped out to make this day so beautiful:

La Cantera Resort

Makeup Mavens

Lyon’s Share Weddings

Beholden – Anthropology – Wedding Gown

Bella Bridesmaids

Blume Haus Events

Mens Warehouse

Annie & Josh – Wedding Ceremony at MOPACFort Worth, Texas

Annie & Josh are married!  On a super windy day these two said I Do at MOPAC in Fort Worth.  Annie is on my Lightly Photography team so this wedding was like photographing family.  I love this girl!  Josh is so the perfect husband for her as I know they have pushed one another to grow and that they live well together with lots of laughter.

 

We kicked off their day at MOPAC where the ladies were beautified by the Love & Pout team.  Before the ceremony Annie & Josh shared a prayer around a door and a few moments of silliness.  I love when my couples choose to come together in prayer before their weddings – you don’t have to see each other to have a special moment!  During the ceremony the wind was fierce – but God was present as these two vowed to love each other and to follow Christ and lead each other.  I may have cried a few times. 🙂

Thank you to everyone who made this day special – you know I appreciate you for making my friend’s day so perfect:

Classy Concepts – Bridal Gown

Love & Pout – Fallon Farmer – Hair & Makeup

Turquoise Video

Men’s Warehouse

Justine’s Flower’s

Bridal Blooms

LeForce Entertainment – Glenn Roush

BBJ Linens

MOPAC



Leigh Anne & Andrew – Wedding at Bella Sera RanchPalestine, Texas

Leigh Anne & Andrew’s wedding day was FULL of emotion.  I can not even count the amount of times we cried happy tears behind our cameras!  Not only were we a tad emotional everyone else was too – this may be my most joyful tearful wedding ever!  When Leigh Anne and Andrew met he KNEW she was the one.  Not a doubt in his mind – he found a journal and wrote her a note – that if she was reading this then today was their wedding day.  In that journal he filled it with their story from dating to proposal and leading up to the wedding day.  On the wedding day she opened the journal as his gift to her.  It was so super sweet!!  This kind of thoughtfulness was woven through out the entire wedding day.

 

Thanks to the following vendors for making their day so special:

Bella Sera Ranch

LeAnn’s Bridal in Mckinney

Joseph A Banks – Mens Attire

Pam Fisher – Cakes

Jordan Crabill – Hair & Makeup

Minted – Stationary

Mary Morton – Flowers

David Rose – Officiant

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