Category archives: Reception

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

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

 

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

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


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

Laura & David – Wedding Reception at Classic Oaks RanchMansfield, Texas

Lightly Photography 2016

Laura & David have a great love story. Their wedding day is a perfect picture of them and it was filled with such beautiful moments.  During their wedding reception at Classic Oaks we had a blast!  When they descended the grand staircase into their first dance you could feel their love and it pretty much never stopped.  Hearing their parents and friends toast them you could see the intimacy of their relationships but what I heard over and over was what good people Laura & David are.  They were described by every person close to them as kind, compassionate, giving, serving and pretty funny too.  I think these two have a great future ahead of them if they love each other like their families described them they can’t fail.  After some yummy eats and sweets it was time to hit the dance floor!  David and Laura – thank you so much for allowing me to be with you.  I am so happy that I was able to hear and see your love!

Weddings come together for my couples with fabulous teams of people, pulled together to make their vision come to life.  Thanks to Laura & David’s Vendors!

Classic Oaks Ranch

C&C Entertainment – Planning & DJ

Turquoise Video

Sugar Bee Sweets

Hired Gun BBQ – Catering

May I Serve You – Rentals

Hers2 Photo Booth

Lip Service Makeup

De Ma Fille Bridal Salon

JOS A Banks – Menswear

Justine’s Flowers

Nordstrom Bridal – Bridesmaids Attire

William Bruce Salon – Hair

Gene’s Charters

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Emilee & Jeff – Wedding Reception at the Modern Art MuseumFort Worth, Texas

Tracy Autem 2015

These two – swoon!  This painting so perfectly explains them – they may have opted for a classic and elegant black and white color palette but Emilee & Jeff have such colorful personalities and when they are together they are so much in balance – just like this artwork!

During their wedding reception at The Modern Art museum in Fort Worth everyone had a ton of fun!  The grand hall was beautiful with tall white topiary floral with a mixture of low centerpieces accented by silver and clean lined black chivari chairs.  The statement in the room was the dance floor though – the custom black and white dance floor by DFW Dance Floors was cool and really brought the room together.  As the couple walked the catwalk and entered the reception by the grand stair case they went straight into their first dance.  Jeff held Emilie close and embraced her with his hands on her face as they shared that first dane as though they were the only ones in the room.  After dinner and some toasts that brought everyone to laughter (and a few tears) it was time to party!

I am so excited for what the future holds for you two – Emilee and Jeff – Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey.  I loved every moment with you and was inspired by your love for each other and all those around you.  Congrats!

-Tracy

 

Tracy Autem 2015

All the pretty can’t happen without this amazing list of vendors, they made everything look like the dream Emilee hoped for and more:

Tami Winn Events – Planning, Design & Floral

Glenn Roush & LeForce Entertainment – DJ & Lighting

Creme de la Creme Cakes

Grand Events – Rentals

Silver West Transportation

DFW Dance Floors – Custom Black & White Dance Floor

Angie Williams – Hair and Makeup

Bliss Bridal Salon – Brides Gown

Mister Tuxedo

The Bridesmaid Boutique

Prime Limo – Transportation Exit Vehicle

If you are like me and can never get enough pretty photos then check out their highlight slide show for more fun moments and emotional images.

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