Category archives: Romantics

Laura & Dave – Wedding Portraits at Highland Park UMC & George W. Bush CenterDallas, Texas

These two are just head over heels in love – Read on about their proposal story if you want to know just how sweet Dave is and how much Laura loves him – so much so that the ring didn’t even register – she just said YES!!!

“So early afternoon on Easter Sunday 2017, we went to UT’s campus. Being an A&M grad, I wasn’t too excited to walk around UT’s campus “just for fun”, but after hearing all of Dave’s stories about his time on the newspaper staff and the tower I knew it was important to him. We started off the “tour” in the parking garage of the UT Co-Op (huge store with all UT gear, clothing, books, etc.), but to Dave’s disappointment, they were closed since it was Easter. While waiting for the elevator to go the ground floor, I stuck one of my hands down his side pockets to keep my hand warm (as I had done in the past), but he jerked my hand out super fast —— but not before one of my fingers had grazed something that slightly felt like an edge of the bottom of a ring. It took me a few seconds to process what had happened, but once I realized what I MIGHT have felt, I started to freak out internally.

From there we took a tour around UT’s campus, walking through their student center, going by his freshman year dorm, trying to get up into the Tower library, etc…. Since it was Easter Sunday though, everything was basically closed, so we probably took about 7 restroom breaks in a span of 30 minutes — partially because he was trying to stall, but then also because I was trying to calm myself down and convince myself he wasn’t about to propose (because why would he do that to an Aggie on UT’s campus)…oh little did I know.

Unbeknownst to me, he had told his brother the day before that he was going to propose and that he wanted for him to help capture pictures of him getting down on one knee. I found out later that he initially had wanted his brother to be hidden to capture “surprise” pictures, but since we were “so ahead of schedule”, Dave ended up telling me that we were just going to be meeting his brother at the tower around 1:00pm to take him to lunch. So, as we walk up to the tower, I see his brother decked our in all black clothing and a wide brimmed fishing hat. I was still in denial and decided that his brother was just someone who had very interesting fashion choices. Dave asked if we could take a few pictures in front of the tower just to show that I had been on UT’s campus” and I had even said “Sure, as long as you don’t post them anywhere for other people to see.” (jokes on me). Obviously halfway through the pictures he knelt down, asked me to marry him, and I said yes to becoming Mrs. Player without any hesitation.

My favorite part of our proposal video is how I immediately say “YES!” and kiss Dave as soon as he finished saying “Will you marry me?” (maybe even a second before he does), but then Dave responds by saying: “YOU DIDN’T EVEN LOOK AT THE RING!” Which to be fair, all i cared about was getting to marry him, so who can blame me!”

The following vendors made this day so memorable!

Sarabeth Events – Georgette Poole

Freesia – Florist

Circle Park Bridal

Turquoise Video

Erin Blair – Hair & Makeup

Highland Park United Methodist Church

George W. Bush Center

 

 

 

 

 

Christy & Mark – Wedding Portraits at St Patricks, Art Museum & StockyardsFort Worth, Texas

 

Christy and Mark were so excited to get married at St Patrick’s Cathedral, its a lovely historic church that resembles the church that Mark’s parents were married.  These two love family, friends and value relationship and I can totally see how they honored those feelings through out their wedding day.  After the ceremony we took advantage of the break between ceremony and reception and traveled Fort Worth by bus for some fun photos at the art museums and the Stockyards.  The couple both wore cowboy boots so the stockyards were the perfect place for some fun pics with the bridesmaids and groomsmen.  Christy’s boots are super fun, the white Luchesse boots like the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders wear!

Thanks to all the vendors for making their portraits so beautiful!

Tami Winn Events – Jamie Lemke Planner
A Rose in Bloom
Smith Transportation
The Styling Stewardess
Thirteen Media
Brown Fox Creative
Men’s Warehouse
Bella Bridesmaid
Elizabeth Lee Bridal Boutique

Laura Leigh & Toby – Wedding Portraits at First United Methodist ChurchFort Worth, Texas

 

First United Methodist Church in downtown Fort Worth has some of the most beautiful architecture for wedding day portraits in Fort Worth.  Every time I photograph here I get excited for the lovely light pouring through the arches.  For Laura Leigh & Toby we did so many beautiful photographs in the courtyard with the two of them, their bridesmaids and groomsmen and even their family.  Thank you to the vendors who made this wedding so perfect:

Grit & Gold

Julian Gold Bridal

Bella Bridesmaid

Knot Standard

Tish Whitworth – Makeup

Cynthia Hodges – Hair

 

 

Catherine & Jimmy – Wedding Reception at Times Ten CellarDallas, Texas

Catherine & Jimmy said their vows by a waterfall out of the country but they wanted to celebrate their marriage here in Texas with family and friends!  It was an honor to meet these two and party with their people at Times Ten Cellar in Dallas.  It was a fun filled night with great music, fabulous food and some super cool Vietnamese lion dancing!

-Tracy

 



 

Melissa & Doug – Wedding Ceremony at First United Methodist ChurchFort Worth, Texas

Melissa and Doug had a beautiful wedding at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth a few weeks ago.  The couple selected this church because many of Doug’s family members have married here over the years so it was the perfect nod to tradition.  The couple loves old world architecture and the classic archways were the perfect backdrop for their portraits and first look!  For this spring wedding God totally blessed us and gave us some sunshine and clear skies right up until we were finishing with outdoor portraits!  Then the rain came!  Could not have had better timing.

 

Thanks to al the vendors who made this day so beautiful:

Sarabeth Events

Bliss Bridal – Bride’s & Bridesmaids Gowns

Turquoise Video Productions

Fort Worth Club – Getting Ready Location

First United Methodist Fort Worth

Lip Service – Makeup & Hair

Branching Out Events


Ashely & Jim – Wedding Ceremony at Highland Park United MethodistDallas, Texas

 

An online dating app brought these two together in 2015 and the timing could not have been more perfect for them.  Through their relationship they have travelled the world, overcome life and job changes and stood firm in their faith against illness.  The love they have for each other is truly beautiful and their firm foundation in Christ in undeniable.  To celebrate their love for the Lord and that Ashley has overcome illness during the ceremony Jim played a worship song – Blessings. This song was their rock, her anthem fighting through treatment over the last year but it was also a declaration of God’s love.  It was so beautiful and sweet and I sang along with joy for the truth that is God’s work in Ashley and Jim’s life.

I love what Ashley says about Jim:

“I don’t know that I’ve ever met anyone with a heart as big as Jim, who would 110% rather give than receive. Fortunately for me, I ‘ve managed to be on the receiving end of his generosity and I know that a huge part of Jim said,” I DO,” 20 months ago. For that……Gratitude.”

Jim is a good man and he love’s Ashley for her heart:

“I learned long ago that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at how loyal they are to their friends and how loyal their friends are to them. Ashley has so many loyal and caring people in her life, and after being with her for two years now, I know why. Her caring spirit, her dedication to serving others, and her willingness to always be there for those closest to her are traits that I have come to love and cherish. I will always look up to Ashley for how she treats others and she truly does show her strong Christian faith through her love for others.”

Thank you to all the vendor’s who made this celebration such a special one!

Hitched Events – Planning & Design

First United Methodist Church Highland Park

Garden Gate Florist

Marc Roberts Video

Neiman Marcus – Bride’s Gown

Ralph Lauren – Men’s Suiting

Bella Bridesmaid

Invited Paperie

Diana & Chris – Wedding Reception at The Fort Worth ClubFort Worth, Texas

Diana & Chris are madly in love – like teenagers it is so freakin adorable!  Spend 5 minutes with them and you will know they complete each other.  Their wedding reception was so fun!  Diana ruled the dance floor and there was not a moment where the energy dropped – such a great night!  Thanks to the following vendors for making the party one to remember!

Tami Winn Events – Wedding Planning and Floral

Lip Service Makeup

Gold waves Salon

Downtown Fever Band

LeForce Entertainment – Photo Booth, AV & Lighting

DFW Dance Floors

Fort Worth Club – Reception Location, Catering & Cakes

Bliss Bridal Salon

Men’s Warehouse

Paper Planet


Mary Katherine & Wesley – Wedding Ceremony at University Christian ChurchFort Worth, Texas

Mary Katherine and Wes had a beautiful wedding ceremony at University Christian Church in Fort Worth, Texas.  It was a chilly winter day so we spent the day inside enjoying the warmth and beautiful architecture of the church.  Thanks to the following vendors who made this day so beautiful:

Tami Winn Events – Planing & Floral Design

Johnny Apple – JA Visions Video

De Ma Fille Bridal

Angie Williams – Hair & Makeup

Creme de la Creme Bakery

Absolute Entertainment – The Project Band

LeForce Entertainment – Lighting

DFW Dancefloors

My Vintage Limo

Christine & Andrew – Wedding Ceremony & Portraits at Nasher Sculpture CenterDallas, Texas

 

I just love Christine and Andrew and I LOVE the Nasher!  It was the perfect place for this fashionable and sweet couple to say I do!  Christine was stunning in her bridal gown with an overlay and intricate belt and Andrew was so dapper in his cream tux with fabulous shoes.  Every corner of the Nasher Sculpture Center garden offers unique and polished architectural lines and greenery like this weeping willow above.  Their ceremony took place indoors before their night time reception under the stars and lights of the big city!

 

Shout out to everyone who made Christine’s wedding day perfect!

Stylish Soiree – Planning, Design & Floral

Nasher Sculpture Center – Wedding Location

Shark Pig Weddings – Cinema

Serenata Strings – Ceremony Music

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville – Gown

Maitee Miles – Makeup

Daniel Lewis – Hair

Christine & Andrew – Getting Ready & First Look at Winspear Opera HouseDallas, Texas

 

 

I just love this photo above!  I think it perfectly captures the joy and ease of this perfect wedding day!  After getting ready at a nearby hotel Christine & Andrew selected the arts district for their first look.  When he turned to see his bride they were full of smiles, a few tears and big hugs!  As we walked to the reflection pool outside of the Winspear these two were just laughing, talking and enjoying each other.  It is exactly what a wedding day should be like!  Thank you to all the other vendors who made this day stress free for Christine and Andrew so they could laugh and enjoy their wedding:

Stylish Soiree – Planning, Design & Floral

Winspear Opera House & Meyerson Symphony Center – First Look Locations

Shark Pig Weddings – Cinema

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville – Gown

Maitee Miles – Makeup

Daniel Lewis – Hair