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Lauren – Bridal Portraits at Arlington HallDallas, TX

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Lauren was just stunning in her delicate beaded overlay gown.  It was so unique and completely fits her personality and style.  The day Lauren found her dress at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC she was just going to look and check out a trunk show of a designer she loved, it was love at first sight with this dress though so she committed to it and I’m so glad she did.  Her undone garden bouquet by The Southern Table added to the light airy feel of Lauren’s look.  We photographed this session just days before her wedding since she lives in New York.  Totally loved being with her and Doug for their day.

-Tracy

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Lauren & Doug – Wedding Ceremony & First Look at Arlington HallDallas, TX

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Lauren & Doug had a pretty fantastic day – it rained – oh how it rained.  But through it all these two said I do and they are married.   It was a day I will never forget and I am truly happy with the images we created.

The entire day our fingers were crossed and prayers were being said about the chance of rain that had spiked suddenly that morning.  As we prepared at The Warwick Melrose for the wedding we were all watching the storm clouds.  Upon arrival at Arlington Hall the sun came out and we had some glorious light as we quickly got Lauren & Doug ready for the big reveal.  I loved Doug’s face when he turned to see his bride – so beautiful and lit by the mid day sun.  God gave us a beautiful hour of light and sun and then the rain came back.  We were not defeated though, we tried to hold the ceremony outdoors but after one failed attempt and allot of wet guests we moved on to an early cocktail hour.  While the bride & groom visited with guests the all star vendor team moved a beautiful flower draped huppa to the portico of Arlington Hall.  It was perfectly imperfect in every way and the ceremony that followed was full of laughter and love like I have never seen.  The unexpected reveals, and for Lauren & Doug it revealed the deepness of their love, family & friends and that no matter the circumstances we were all there to celebrate them!  The interfaith rabi did a great job lightning the mood and marrying these two.

Congrats Lauren & Doug!

This rainy day wedding would not have been pulled off without the AMAZING team of rockstar wedding vendors.  I was so truly blessed to have these amazing people by my side to make sure Lauren’s day was perfect!

The Southern Table – Floral (this vendor team went above and beyond  moving decor in the rain – THAN YOU!)

Arlington Hall – Venue

Events by Kristen – Planning & Design (totally braved the rain to make everything perfect!)

Tracy Melton – Hair & Makeup

Stamped Paper Co

Rabi David Gruber – Officiant

Saks Fifth Ave – Bridal Gown

Martin Greenfield Clothiers – Groom’s Attire

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Madison – Bridal Portrait at Arlington Hall in Dallas

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Madison was completely stunning in her Carolina Herrera gown from Warren Barron.  This dress is timeless and elegant in every way.  For her bridal portraits we photographed her at Arlington Hall in Dallas.  The clean classic lines inside and outdoors complemented her gown and her personal style.  Flowers by The Garden Gate.

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Cammy and Matthew – Dallas Engagement Portraits at SMU, Highland Park & Arlington Hall

 

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Cammy and Matthew have the must stunning smiles and when they are standing side by side they light up!  This stunning couple just makes me get all giggly on the inside and I am thrilled to be apart of the wedding this coming October.  For their engagement session we wanted a classic and timeless feeling so we spent our time at Arlington Hall, Lee Park as well as Davis Park in the Highland Park Neighborhood.  The light was scrumptious and these two just made me more and more excited to be their photographer.  We started there session at SMU, Souther Methodist University, where Cammy attended school and where they will be saying their I Do’s.  Penny, their 6 lb little puppy (don’t tell her, she thinks she is 60lbs) joined us for some family photos on the campus boulevard.

-Tracy

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Amanda & Cameron – Wedding Reception at Arlington Hall at Lee Park in Dallas, Texas Part 2

After their ceremony we had SO much time to play with portraits of Amanda and Cameron.  You know that made me a happy photographer.  When it was time to head in we all had laughs ahead of us as their friends brought it with funny stories and some crazy dancing (men did remove their shirts!) during the traditional toasts.  Then we headed into craziness with dancing lead by Colby Logan of Astounding Sounds.  Those Foreigners sure know how to party and the Texas crowd kept up with them.  It was a magical day, enjoy a larger snapshot of their day with their slideshow:


Thanks to the following team of vendors:

Arlington Hall – Wedding & Reception

Astounding Sounds – Colby Logan, DJ

Candlelight Films – Video

Garden Gate Floral

Pronovias Wedding Gown

Lasting Bridal Couture – Bridesmaids Attire

Food Glorious Food Catering

Frosted Art Cakes

Serenata Strings – Ceremony Music

Love Notes – Ceremony Officiant, Rev Ken Byrd


I really like Amanda’s shoes and Cam’s colorful socks.

Wedding rings!

Love this photo by my second photographer, Sarah Rizy.

They are hot, yep, super hot.

Cam looks a little 007 to me here.  So suave.

Ahhhh, pure sweetness.

All of their details were awesome from their outdoor seating area in front of Arlington Hall to their tall centerpieces with mercury glass vases.

That crazy dancing I mentioned above, here it is.  I still have NO IDEA what this is or why it happened but it sure was funny.

Amanda and her Daddy (Loved that he got a little more comfortable but still looks elegant)

Cam dancing with his Mom.

And then the party began and everyone brought it….

The boys having a smoke outside of the venue.  Men and cigars with smoke just work.

Before the end of the night I stole the couple away for a quick photo outside of Arlington Hall.

My MOST favorite image from this wedding.  Why?  It is simple and sweet and there is just a touch of a tear on her cheek.  It says so much about how much they love one another and it is a perfect example of what I LOVE about my job.

Amanda & Cameron – Wedding at Arlington Hall at Lee Park in Dallas, Texas Part 1

 

I can not even begin to say how AWESOME this wedding was.  No words can describe the fun we had, yep, it was that rockin! We started off the day with preparations at The Omni Hotel Dallas before heading to Arlington Hall at Lee Park for their wedding and reception.  When I arrived the girls were dancing and having fun and really setting the pace for what was to be a super charged day.  I loved their ceremony.  Cam is a big tough guy who has a soft spot as big as Texas in his heart for his lovely bride.  He just changes in her presence, and his smile fills his face.  It made me cry behind my camera and you know those are my favorite weddings.  This photo above just sets the stage for what I know will be a great life together.  Read on for more about their preparations and ceremony and check back tomorrow for their dance filled reception, funny moments brought to us be the New Zealander’s and of course their highlights slide show.

There day would not have been such a hit without the following team of vendors:

Arlington Hall – Wedding & Reception

Astounding Sounds – Colby Logan, DJ

Garden Gate Floral

Pronovias Wedding Gown

Lasting Bridal Couture – Bridesmaids Attire

Food Glorious Food Catering

Frosted Art Cakes

Serenata Strings – Ceremony Music

Love Notes – Ceremony Officiant, Rev Ken Byrd

Amanda opening her gift from Cameron.

Loved her shoes and the shadows they made on the chair.

Oh yeah, it fits and she is in!

Amanda had an very dramatic train and I love how this photo shows the impact of it while they were putting on her shoes.

I can remember this moment exactly, she was telling her bridesmaid not to dare cry…..She knew if anyone else started she would too.

A little silliness is always a good thing.

Cameron and his international groomsmen, looking very dapper I must say.

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One of my favorite things at weddings in when the officiant introduces the couple, this is the best reaction.  🙂

Here is the entire gang, we had every guest stay after the ceremony for a quick photo since so many of their guests traveled from all over the world to attend.

This bridal party had me cracking up all day because with them the FUN never STOPS.

Amanda Bridal Portraits in Dallas at The Omni Hotel & Arlington Hall at Lee Park

  Amanda is a GORGEOUS beauty.  I mean, look at her!  I don’t think this girl has a single angle that isn’t perfection.  Her bridals blew me away as it was the first time I ever had photographed her.  We found some interesting little niche’s at the Omni Hotel like the one above before heading to Arlington Hall where her wedding took place.  Amanda and her new husband live in New Zealand so their wedding was an adventure to be sure.  Check back next week for their fun and very Kiwi wedding.