Category archives: Moments

Annie & Josh – Wedding Reception at MOPACFort Worth, Texas

Annie & Josh’s wedding reception at MOPAC was filled with lush greenery and moody tones.  Long sage runners and colored taper candles brought vibrancy and layers to the table decor.  MOPAC is a beautiful space that is accentuated perfectly with uplighting and pin spotting to make the decor really stand out in the space.  Not only was the reception beautiful – it was FUN!  Annie and Josh love to be silly together and you can see it in every photo as they danced and laughed together.  It makes my heart happy to see a marriage begin with such a light hearted spirit – you need laughter in a marriage!

 

Thanks Annie & Josh for letting me be a part of your story, I can not wait to see all that the future holds!  You are both part of my Lightly Photography family and I adore you.  😉

 

Giant thank you to every vendor that made this day so beautiful for Annie & Josh – you all excelled beyond expectations!

MOPAC

LeForce Entertainment – Glenn Roush

Creme de la Creme – Cakes

Turquoise Video

Oliver’s Fine Foods

May I Serve You

Classy Concepts – Bridal Gown

Love & Pout – Fallon Farmer – Hair & Makeup

Men’s Warehouse

Justine’s Flower’s

Bridal Blooms

BBJ Linens

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



Allison & Allen – Wedding Reception at The Modern Art MuseumFort Worth, Texas

Allison & Allen had a fabulous party to celebrate their marriage at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth.  This NYC couple was surrounded by friends and family as they danced and partied the night away.  Having a fab time was super important to them – they actually flew in a DJ from Israel that they had seen at a friends wedding. His European style of mixing kept the dance floor packed all night long!  The Modern was beautiful in elegant tulips in purples and whites with clean lined acrylic accents on the head table.  Gro Designs always surprises me with their decor and ideas from flowers to linens.

My favorite moment of the reception is above.  They spent the night dancing with friends but this quiet moment on the dance floor was perfection.  Amidst the crowd they just melt into each other – So much love and respect for one another.

Huge shout out to all the vendors who made this Fort Worth wedding reception a hit!

Gro Designs – Planning, Design & Floral

The Modern Art Museum – Fort Worth

Creme de la Creme Cakes

DJ OFIR AFUTA of I Do Music from Israel

David Carr – Saxaphonist

Code Blue Entertainment

Mir Mir Photo Booth

Beauty & The Blush – Hair & Makeup

Astor & Black – Tuxedo

Wedding Atalier – Bride’s Gown

Lion in the Sun – Paper Products

AJL Transportation

Bella Bridesmaid – Bridesmaids Attire

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 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