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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

Nicole & Kyle – Wedding Reception at The AdolphusDallas, TX

 

Lightly Photography 2016

Nicole and Kyle had a super fun filled night at The Adolphus Hotel to celebrate their wedding in Dallas.  Everything was pretty in pink and super lush in the ballroom.  The tone was set as the wedding party entered and entertained the guests – as Nicole & Kyle entered though it was so sweet to watch them dance together in the ballroom.  How he hold her and looks at her just shows his adoration for Nicole.  After a sweet moment together and with their parents though it was time to party!  Kyle sure brought the party as he grabbed the mic and sang along and rapped pretty flawlessly – who knew that it was one of his hidden talents?  So fun!

Thank you to all the vendors that worked so hard to make sure this day was perfect for Nicole & Kyle:

Event Coordination – Pop Parties

Floral – Fleurs & Events

Hair Sylist- Stephanie Nelson

Cake Artist – Frosted Art Bakery

DJ- Glenn Roush

Reception Venue & Catering – The Adolphus Hotel

Ceremony Venue- Perkins Chapel

Videographer -Daniel Troupe with Lynn Films


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Jennifer & Shane Married! at Piazza in the Village

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Jennifer and Shane were married on September 11th at the Piazza in the Village in Colleyville.  It was a beautiful day and Jennifer was a stunning bride in her Watters gown.  We started the day at a local hotel form some primping before heading to the Piazza.  We had such a great time with Jen, her family and bridesmaids laughing and hanging out as they were being beautified by the awesome hair and make up team Jennifer brought in.  Once at the Piazza it was wedding time before we knew it and when those double doors opened Shane was just beaming to see his bride.  During the ceremony they did a unique unity candle lighting where after lighting their one candle they passed the flame on to their parents and across the congregation of the chapel.  I always love to see new and different things at weddings and this was a first for me.   Then it was on to the party!  Here are some favorite photographs that tell the story of their Dallas Fort Worth Wedding day with moments, details and portraits.

Jennifer's fabulous shoes. I LOVE them.

I love these two photos, I couldn’t decide between them so I am sharing them both.  Jenn’s Dad has been the guy with the camera all his life and he was running around taking photos as the girls got dressed.  I didn’t mind, it made him feel comfortable.  I did let him know he could trust me and I feel that he did.  In these moments you see him relaxing, watching his baby girl become a bride and the pride and love is clear.  I am a Daddy’s girl myself so these make me melt.

Jennifer’s HOT Watters gown (Have I mentioned how much I love them, yeah, one of my favorite designers.)

Double the fun with two of Jennifer!

The chapel’s door and awesome blue sky

Finishing touches.

The wait was over!  Jennifer revealed at the chapel entrance with her Daddy.

Shane’s Dad wiping a tear by Sarah Halferty

That was SOME KISS!  WHOOO!  Married!

First Dance Twirl

Scrumptious cake and lighting, the room looked perfect.

A moment to themselves before the toasts began.

Jen and her Dad cracking up at Shane’s Father’s toast.

Dancing with Dad & Mom.

One of their friends brought these fabulous cut out faces for the photo booth and we had to steal them for a fun photo.  I love it.

Last moments alone before the big farewell!

Mr & Mrs Robert Haslam – City Club Fort Worth Wedding

Veronica & Robert were married last weekend and Sarah Rizy and I just had an amazing time with them.  They had a mid-afternoon wedding at St Andrews Episcopal followed by a sit down dinner at City Club Fort Worth were everyone had a great time.  I think by the end of the day we had all cried just a bit as it was such a touching day with beautiful and funny toasts, parent dances and just an amazing amount of love between these two families.  Veronica and Robert were high school sweethearts and have been together about 8 years so it was most definitely a day all had looked forward to for a long time.  Many of my couples have late afternoon and evening weddings but I always love early weddings as it allows for very different light through out the day.  Because of the timing we had plenty of time to snag some photos outside the church and off Lancaster by a historic building before heading to the reception.  We ended their day with a few photos as the sun was starting to set in a field in Fort Worth after the getaway.  Then Robert whisked Veronica off to a secret location for their first night as husband and wife before heading out on their honeymoon.  Here are some beautiful moments and romantics from their daytime wedding!

Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's   Episcopal Bride
Sarah Rizy captured both these amazing shots while I was out shooting the family formals. I love her for being so great and taking such amazing images of my couples.

Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's Episcopal Groom

Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's  Episcopal Bridal Party

Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's Episcopal Bridal Party
I love this park in down town Fort Worth so me and the guys strolled across the street for a few fun photos.

Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's Episcopal Groom
Robert looked very handsome

 Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's Episcopal Ceremony

 Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's Episcopal Ceremony
I love this church from the rafters to the great stained glass. Couldn’t ask for a better location.

 Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's Episcopal Ceremony
The ceremony was so pretty and elegant, just loved it!

 Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's Episcopal Ceremony

 Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's Episcopal Ceremony

 Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's Episcopal Bridal Party

 Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's Episcopal Romantics
St Andrew’s Episcopal has such beautiful stain glass windows that we had to get a few of them into the romantics.

 Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's Episcopal Romantics


 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem downtown park Romantics

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem Downtown Warehouse Romantics

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem Downtown Warehouse Romantics

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem Downtown Warehouse Romantics

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem City Club Reception First Dance
I think they kised half a dozen times during the first dance and you know I am a fan of that!

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem City Club Reception First Dance
Just love the way he is holding her….ahhhh.

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem City Club Reception Parent Dance

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem City Club Reception Parent Dance

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem City Club Reception Rings

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem City Club Reception
This cute couple is how I met the Haslam’s! Veronica’s sister was in their wedding last year and I was the photographer. Thanks Holly & Michael for the referral and being so darn cute!

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem City Club Reception Bride & Groom Dancing

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem City Club Reception Bouquet Toss
These girls REALLY wanted it.

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem City Club Reception Garter Toss
Robert didn’t wait for a count and just went for it but Sarah Rizy was ready and got it anyways! Sometimes the grooms get a little zealous and don’t wait for directions. 🙂

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem City Club Reception Exit

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem Couple Field Sunset
A last few photos before they were off to be alone and married!

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem Couple Field Sunset

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem Couple Field Sunset

Mr & Mrs Gabe Stout – An East Texas Country Wedding, Part 1 Moments & Details

Bride Groom Recessional Chapel Wedding

Married!

Lacy & Gabe were married last Saturday out in East Texas in Sulphur Springs.  I had so much fun at this country wedding and I just adore this couple.  This week I am trying something new with my wedding post and splitting it up into two.  This post will focus on the moments and the details and part two will be all about the couple.  This is how the day is split up to me and so I thought why not post it that way!  I love capturing the things that happens, anticipating the moment and getting the reaction.  These photos tell the story of the day and speak to the emotion of the special people at the wedding.  Details are all about the things that express the couple and the things that they spent so much time thinking about leading up to the wedding.

Lacy and her girls prepped at a amazing home that her friends parents own.  It looked like an old barn and was filled to the brim with eclectic antiques and decor that made my head spin, in a good way.  I wish we had more time there to take advantage of it but the locations all day were killer and did not disappoint.  The wedding was held at the Hopkins County Museum and Heritage Park. The ceremony was in a quaint little chapel and the rest of the park…WOW!  So many little vignettes (that is photographer speak for locations) that you will see more of in their romantics post.  Then we trekked further east into the country for a honky tonk reception in Mount Vernon at the Trey-Deuce Domino Saloon complete with a good ol country band.  Everyone was so relaxed and chill, Gabe even changed into something a tad more comfortable than his tux and donned his jeans and boots.  It was such an amazing day and I am so lucky to have been a part of it.

With out further ado here are some of the beautiful moments and things from Lacy & Gabe’s East Texas Wedding!  Stay tuned for a blog tomorrow with romantics and their wedding day slide show!

Bride laughing getting ready dress

photo by Sarah Rizy

Bride laughing getting ready dress vintage

The benefit of two shooters. Right before the photo Sarah took above, I snagged this from another angle and with a differnt type of lens. Two photographers supply our clients with variety.

groom boutonniere getting ready East Texas Wedding country

Gabe getting his boutonniere pinned inside the chapel

Hopkins County Heritage Park Chapel Wedding Sulphur Springs

This cute little chapel was perfectly sized and full to the brim for thier ceremony.

Hopkins County Heritage Park Chapel Wedding Ring Sulphur Springs

That darn ring just wouldn't go on!

Hopkins County Heritage Park Chapel Wedding Sulphur Springs pink

A moment of celebration outside the church

Hopkins County Heritage Park Chapel Wedding Sulphur Springs Bridal Party

The bridal party outside an old general store.

Bright pink orange bridal flowers bouquet

Lacy's bright bouquet

Trey Deuce Saloon Mt Vernon First Dance Texas

Lacy guiding her reluctant husband on to the dance floor for thier first dance.

Trey Deuce Saloon Mt Vernon First Dance Texas laugh groom

It wasn't that bad once they got out there, by Sarah Rizy

Trey Deuce Saloon Mt Vernon First Dance Texas spin

What is a dance with out a little twirl?

Trey Deuce Saloon Mt Vernon Father Daughter Dance

Taking another spin around the dance floor with her Dad

Trey Deuce Saloon Mt Vernon Belt Buckle Beer Texas

It may be strange but I just LOVE this detail shot of Gabe's belt buckle and the beer in the old mason jar. So Texas, so right.

Bride Ring Showing Detail Trey Deuce Saloon Mt Vernon

Lacy showing off her gorgeous rings

Armadillo groom cake road kill funny texas

I am noticing a theme in my grooms cakes lately, animals. A deer at the last wedding and this time around a road kill armadillo!

Armadillo groom cake road kill funny texas

Having a good laugh as they cut into the road kill

Trey Deuce Saloon Mt Vernon Dancing Wedding

Cutting a rug out on the floor

Trey Deuce Saloon Mt Vernon Dancing Wedding

A sweet embrace after some fun dancing

Trey Deuce Saloon Mt Vernon Wedding Wide Shot

A grand old honky tonk saloon in the country

Trey Deuce Saloon Mt Vernon Wedding Farewell Exit

Bubbles & Popper exit and off to the honeymoon!