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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

Ashlyn & Ben – Wedding at First United Methodist Downtown with reception at The Fort Worth Club

Ashlyn and Ben were so much fun to photograph and they had a truly spectacular day.  We joined up with them pre-ceremony at The Fort Worth Club for getting ready before heading to First United Methodist in downtown.  I loved SO many parts of their day, Ashlyn’s laughter as she was dressed in her gown, Ben’s expression as he opened his gift, the hammer that wasn’t quite cut out to nail and all the fun dance moves and silliness at the reception.  Read on for more details about their day and a HUGE thank you to the team that made it so flawless.

Creative Touch – Events by Lauren Schmidt

Branching Out Floral & Event Design

Warren Barron – Wedding Gown

Bella Bridesmaid

A Daily Dose of Sweet – Cakes

Limelight Band

My Fabulous Faces – Myra , Make Up

Sonia Trevino – Hair

F8 – Video

And my favorite part, here is their wedding highlights reel:

What girl doesn’t love a beautiful nude shoe….especially with that red sole.

Ashlyn was laughing as they dressed her and that made me happy inside, I love brides filled with so much joy!

Ben looking so handsome.

These sweet girls were silly all day and beyond cute.

Ben’s reaction to his special groom’s present was priceless.

Ashlyn reading Ben’s LOOOONG note.

A little giggle during the ceremony.

With some Louisiana flair they couple was led out in style!

The Fort Worth Club looked amazing and the decor Ashlyn & Ben choose went perfectly with the ballroom.

My favorite part of their decor was this little sofa.  It belongs to the Fort Worth Club and the moved it to use it as their seats of honor at their massive head table.  The floral on it just made it perfect and what a beautiful statement!

As guests entered the ballroom the were greeted with champagne and a song by the Limelight Band, this girl can sing!

First Dance!

Toasts from friends made everyone laugh.

They opted for a sweet bar with 2 small cakes and I adored these monogrammed cookies, perfect prop for the rings!

Ashlyn was read to throw the bouquet and those girls were READY to catch it.  I love when people get in  to the traditions.

Perfectly sweet moment caught between Ashlyn and her Grandpa.

Ben has some righteous dance moves.

No wedding would be complete with out a sing along to Don’t Stop Believe’n and Ben was quick to jump on the stage and take that microphone.

A little more New Orleans flair as they departed their reception.