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Bethany & Tyler – Wedding Reception at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, Texas

This wedding reception is one I will likely never forget.  At the end of the night I told Tyler that he is one of the coolest and most fun groom’s I have ever worked with.  Tyler and Bethany both are a joy to be around and they made the best of their 4 hour reception.  I am pretty sure they danced, hugged, talked and laughed with at least every guest they had.  From the moment they walked in the tone was set for a killer night – as the doors opened and the band announced the Mr & Mrs and played “All I do is Win”  these two entered the reception arms in the air and tore up the dance floor before their first dance had even begun.  Their entrance was epic and it didn’t stop there.  Reception’s are about more than the couple – they are about all the invited guest and loved ones.  During this party I loved watching the parents interact with one another and their children.  We caught Tyler hugging Bethany’s parents, chatting up his Dad and brother and being a little crazy on the stage with the band.  Bethany sang with the band from the dance floor, had fun dancing beside her husband and stole lots of kisses from him all night.

To top all of that – Bethany and Tyler are my 4th couple in a group of friends I have been so lucky to photograph.  Having 3 of my past couples dancing along side me as I captured this night was priceless.  Building relationships with my couples and seeing them time and again at other friends weddings is such a huge reward.  I’m looking forward to sharing the dance floor with all 8 of them next year at another one!

Bethany & Tyler’s wedding vendor team:

Sarabeth Events

A Stylish Soiree – Flowers

Thompson Pictures – Video

Ashton Depot

Creme de la Creme Cakes

Downtown Fever

Paper Planet

Pronovias Flag Ship Store – Brides’ Gown

Kiss & Makeup

The Black Tux

Jenny Yoo – Bridesmaids Dresses

Men’s Warehouse

Ashley & Matt – A Dallas Wedding Reception at City Club

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem City Club Downtown Red Sculpture

Fun shot outside the downtown Dallas high rise where they had the reception at City Club.

After Ashley and Matt tied the knot at Maple Manor in Dallas we switched up locations completely from garden to downtown high rise at City Club Dallas where they had their reception.  I always love working at City Club as their staff, food and service are just phenomenal.  They really saved the day actually as just days before the wedding Ashley realized she had told City Club Sunday’s date for her reception instead of Saturday!  All was taken care of though, the reception  moved to Saturday and it was gorgeous.  The night was jam packed with fun from Matt & one of his groomsmen singing “Gold Digger” by Kanye to the crowd, Oklahoma University Pride, and non stop dancing.  I know that everyone had such a good time and we did too!  Here are some photos from their Dallas Wedding Reception!

Dallas Wedding photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Bride Groom Ceremony Romantic

A romantic image at Maple Manor after their ceremony

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Garden Photos

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Bridal Party

The front of the Maple Manor and Ashley and Matt's crew!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem maple manor front bride groom

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem maple manor front bride groom black white

love the look of happiness on Ashley's face as Matt whispers in her ear

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Couple Walking Parking Lot

Off to the reception!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Downtown High rise sculpture red

Another fun one outside of City Club's tower

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Downtown City Club entrance

Here come the bride and groom, ready to dance!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club first dance

Adore how she is squishing her face up against his in this first dance photo

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Father Daughter

I love the father daughter dance at every wedding but this shot of Ashley's Mom with her own Dad during the dance just made me melt.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Sunset kiss

A private moment as the sun set behind the couple

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Toasts

Laughing at their own toasts, it was funny.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Toasts

Ashley looking on and listening as her sister shared some wisdom and funny stories

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club OU Fight Song

Ashley's Dad gave a beautiful toast about the "happy dance" and followed it with her Grandpa joining him on the dance floor, ripping off thier Tux jackets to reveal soem fabulous OU shirts that were super festive!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club OU Fight Song Shirt

They went all out on these shirts complete with this embroidery on the back.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club White purple Cake cityscape

I love where they put the cake at City Club Dallas, such a great view and a pretty cake!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club White purple Cake

Have some cake Matt....

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Reception Dancing

These two and all their guests had such an amazing time dancing, the floor was packed ALL night!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Reception Dancing

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club showing off ring

Ashley showing off her ring

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Garter Toss

Matt was not shy going after that garter.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Holding Hands

Love this shot of them holding hands as they kicked their guests out of the reception hall so they could have a private last dance.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Last Dance Bride

I just LOVE this shot and the next one from the last dance. They both are just holding each other ever so tightly, loving being in each others arms and taking the day in.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Last Dance

ahhhhh

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Elevator

Not sure how she ended up with his tie on so for fun we took this photo

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Sparkler Farewell Exit

Farewell and Congrats!