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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

Courtney & Miles – Wedding Couples PortraitsFirst United Methodist Church

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Courtney & Miles are so dreamy.  I mean, look at them!  I wish I had hours to photograph these two alone but sometimes we make due with the 10-15 minutes we have.  I loved every moment I did have with them and am so happy that they found each other.  They have a deep love and it was truly a pleasure to capture that for them.  Congrats you two!  You are going to have a fabulous life together!

Sarabeth Events

A Stylish Soiree – Floral

Turquoise Video

Beauty & the Blush – Hair & Makeup

First United Methodist Church – Fort Worth

Fort Worth Club

Joseph A Banks – Mens Attire

Stardust Bridal – Brides Gown

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Courtney & Miles – Wedding Ceremony at First United Methodist ChurchFort Worth, Texas

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What an amazing and serene moment – these two were just so calm and cool as they embraced after their wedding.  Big smiles were also had but this quiet little moment between them just grabbed me.  Cortney & Miles are two of the nicest people – I mean this girl holds open doors for her wedding vendors and thanks us for being at her wedding!  Sweet and silly girl – I could not have been happier to be with you and couldn’t have imagined spending this day any other way!

 

We started their day at Fort Worth Club for preparations before heading to First United Methodist Church in downtown Fort Worth.  The church as deep meaning to the couple as Miles’ Mother is actually one of the on staff pastors.  She was smart though and played Mom of the Groom all day and left the marrying to her fellow pastors – she knew she would be a weeping mess if she had to marry them and I understand – that would be so hard!  We took advantage of the lovely courtyard at the church for pre-ceremony portraits of the family and bridesmaids and groomsmen before it was time to get married!

All the pretty was made at this wedding by one fabulously pulled together team!  Big shout out to each and every one of them:

Sarabeth Events

A Stylish Soiree – Floral

Turquoise Video

Blush Paperie

Beauty & the Blush – Hair & Makeup

Fort Worth Club

Bella Bridesmaid

Joseph A Banks – Mens Attire

Stardust Bridal – Brides Gown

Can’t wait to share more of this beautiful Fort Worth wedding later this week!

 

-Tracy

 

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Morgan & Jason {Married on New Years Eve} Fort Worth Club & FUMC

Morgan & Jason were married on New Years Eve.  In a way they were my last wedding of 2011 and my first of 2012 as we ended after midnight.  We had a truly beautiful day with them and I was SO very excited to shoot their wedding.  I had been on maternity leave from weddings for almost 3 months so it was awesome to be back doing my thing!  Morgan & Jason were married at First United Methodist Church with a reception to follow at Fort Worth Club.  Here are some of the amazing vendors they used:

Tami Winn Events – Floral

Vera Wang Gowns at Neiman Marcus

Dessy – Brides maid Attire

Ice House Band

Turquoise Video

4 flashes photo booth

Halo Bridal Salon

Gorbos Salon

Morgan kept her dress top secret from all of her bridesmaids and friends so I LOVE these two photos as her dress was brought out.  Her Mom looked so happy and her bridesmaids reactions was WOW!

Often my couples exchange gifts on the wedding day.  I love how expressionistic these two are!  Morgan admiring her Tiffany’s necklace and Jason lost his composure at the sight of his gift.

Confident.  best word to describe this beautiful bride.

The flower Girl watching as Morgan entered the hall.

I think Jason might have been nervous, he was puffing his cheeks out in anticipation but when he saw her…..he just smiled.

Perfect moment with Dad and Daughter.

The main reason I love unity candles is this.  The chance for the couple to steal a moment to themselves amidst the crowd.

I love how tender Jason is.  He kissed her on the shoulder as they danced their first dance.

A sweet moment during the prayer.

This kid had me wanting to run home, scoop up my boys and love on them.

Ice House band ROCKED it!!!

Always amazing flowers by Tami Winn

ADORE this photo of Jason with his Grandma.  Images like this are beyond priceless.

Happy New Year!!!

Reagan & Tanner {Married Part 2 – Romantic Portraits, Details & Reception} First United Methodist and City Club of Fort Worth

After Reagan & Tanners perfect ceremony we headed out to City Club for a really fun reception.  Because they did a first look earlier in the day we spent some time wit the two of them alone just as the light was becoming my favorite orange tone.  It takes a while for guests and family to transfer locations so it is best to take advantage of that time with fabulous photos.  At City Club we were met by 3 men wearing kits and weilding bag pipes!  They helped make the very special announcement of the Mr & Mrs to the wedding guests in the ballroom.  After a delicious beef dinner Reagan’s Dad took the floor for a toast of sorts.  He had prepared a speech along with some special gifts for the newlyweds.  We were so privlaged to be a part of these two’s wedding and I can’t wait to see them again!

Reagan and Tanner had some fabulous vendors including:

City Club Fort Worth

First United Methodist Church

Omni Hotel

Turquoise Productions Video

Mary Parks Arrangements

DJ Chicken George

Magnolia Ave Salon

Patsy’s Bridal – Bridal Gown

Norsdstrom – Bridesmaid Attire

Cake Guys

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Reagan & Tanner {Married Part 1 – Preperations, First Look & Ceremony} Omni Hotel & First United Methodist in downtown Fort Worth

I am SO excited to share this wedding.  Unfortunately it is my last to post for awhile as I am getting super close (less than 7 weeks) to welcoming our new baby boy which means maternity leave from weddings.  I will be DYING to shoot a wedding come December 31st when I will return from leave.  This couple was the most perfect note to end my weddings for the year though.  Reagan was a bridesmaid in Stacey & Brent’s wedding last year and when she got engaged I was one of the first people she contacted.  In fact she was originally planning an October wedding but with me being due then she moved it to August so that I could be her photographer.  Love my girls that want me there so bad they plan around me.  🙂

Reagan started her day with preparations at the Omni Hotel.  I loved all the cute robes she bought for her bridesmaids and her dress was to die for gorgeous and could not have been more perfect for her.  Tanner met up with us at First United Methodist in downtown Fort Worth were Reagan walked down the aisle to him for their first look.  At a church like FUMC a first look is ideal as there is no center aisle.  I love seeing a grooms reaction to his bride and some churches with side aisles do not offer a great view of the bride as she enters.  The first look is a perfect solution as he waited for her at the front of the aisle.  I adored that he held his arms out for her and she melted into him.  Perfection.  Later this week I will be sharing their romantic portraits and reception with their details.

Mr & Mrs Ryan Batla – First United & City Club Fort Worth

Bride and Groom Portrait in courtyard of First United Methodist Church Fort Worth

Lauren and Ryan were married on May 8th at First United Methodist of Fort Worth where Lauren’s Mom, Sandy, works.  It made it so special that it has been her family church and it is also one of the most gorgeous churches in down town.  I just love my Fort Worth weddings and this was no exception as we had perfect weather and had a fun filled day.  From the special moments with Lauren and her sister Mellisa to the revealing of the outrageous life sized deer cake for Ryan we had a great time.  The reception at City Club of Fort Worth was full of dancing, great times and amazing comfort food from macaroni and cheese to sliders.  I know these two had a fabulous time on their honeymoon in St. Lucia and I bet they are dying to see some photos so with out further ado here are some favorite images from their wedding.

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Wedding Dress Petticoat

Love this shot of the texture of Lauren's dress petticoat

Wedding Day Cowboy Boots

Better yet under that dress Lauren rocked these mongramed cowboy boots at the reception.

Bride putting on Earrings with Mom

Ring Bearer getting dressed at wedding

Lauren's sister, Melissa, had the most adorable little boy

Bride looking in mirror and fixing hair and veil

Groom having boutonniere flower pinned to tuxedo jacket

Photo by Sarah Rizy

Bride and bridesmaid group photos at FUMC Fort Worth

Groom and Groomsmen walking group photos in front of church

Groom portrait alone at church first united Methodist fort worth

Processional of Bride and Father entering church

Lauren entering the church with her Daddy.

Wide Shot of Wedding ceremony at First United Methodist Fort Worth

It was such a pretty ceremony

Bride smiling at groom during vows of wedding ceremony

No doubt Lauren was a happy bride

Bride & Groom walking in courtyard after ceremony

Lauren & Ryan walking together right after they were pronounced Mr & Mrs!

bridal party on steps of First United Methodist Church of fort Worth

Rejoicing on the steps of the church

Bride & Groom in doorway of church

Formal Portrait of bride and groom looking at camera

Bride & Groom with vintage classic car in front of church

They rented a fun vintage car for their transportation.

Bride & Groom in classic vintage rolls royce car

Bride and Groom dancing fist dance at City Club Fort Worth

Ryan & Lauren's first dance

Life size deer cake groom

The oh so funny life size deer cake was a huge suprise for Ryan

Bride & groom on balcony of city club overlooking Fort Worth

Bride & Groom laughing during toast

Bride having fun on the dance floor

Bride & Groom kissing in car

Congrats you two!