This wedding reception at The Champion Club overlooking Amon Carter Stadium at TCU was purple and full of sparkle! Kyndall and Cole let the purple stand out in linen’s, up-lighting and floral touches. Oh but the sparkle – they had the coolest dance floor I have ever seen – a silver glitter dance floor! I loved the way the light reflected off it through out the night! And once glitter dance floor isn’t enough so their cake had its own glitter floor drop too! With yummy food by Bonnell’s and sweet treat’s from J Rae’s this wedding had every fine Fort Worth detail!
We had a blast on the dance floor with Kyndall & Cole and special guest super frog! TCU will always be a part of their love story and their reception was truly a love filled evening. Congrats to you both! Thank you for inviting us to share this day with you, to capture all the laughter and joy. It was perfect in every way!
Thank you to every vendor that made this day so special!
The Modern Art Museum of For tWorth is always a fave spot of mine – the venue has the most gorgeous architecture and being photographed in front of world class art is kind of amazing. With an exhibit taking up the downstairs of the museum Philip, the museum guru, took me to a few spots I don’t usually get to visit including this fun lit piece above that was made for a romantic silhouette shot!
The grand hall was stunning with the grey’s of the museum against the silver and plum purples of the reception design by Tami Winn Events. Lighting by It’s your night entertainment brought depth to the space. To really escalate the bar spaces Tami Winn brought in hedge walls and bar facades. So pretty!
Megan & Dylan entered the grand hall via the cat walk above their reception and welcomed guests before sitting down to dinner. After cake and some mingling we moved the party to the cafe where the oval custom dance floor became center stage. During the first dance Megan’s Daddy some how unplugged all the lighting systems but these two kept going and we kept photographing – it was definitely one of those funny moments that will forever be a wedding day story. Megan & Dylan partied, danced, tossed bouquets & garter’s and savored every moment of their wedding reception!
I could not make all the beautiful images without the help of a fabulous vendor team, thanks to these guys for making my job easy!
Tami Winn Events
The Modern Art Museum
It’s Your Night Entertainment – William Ryan – DJ & Lighting
Such a perfect day. It really was, I could totally go back right now and relive it. Caroline & Taylor had a smashingly good reception designed and planned by Tami Winn. Every detail was perfect and the gold and white dance floor with a the floral halo above was the centerpiece of this party. It was the place to be all night as the dance floor was packed all night! These two were never far apart, always within arms reach of each other when visiting with friends or shaking it under the band lights.
Guests enjoyed delicious food with late night snacks that even included whataburger taquitos! Caroline had a fabulous martini bar and Taylor had a brewery bar that featured some of his favorite beers! The customization of this wedding brought in so much of their personalities! Best part of the night though was every time I caught Taylor just grinning at his bride. He looked at her with complete adoration and I know that he is forever devoted to her. I think both of them have so much to offer an both of them have won by gaining a partner that is more than they could have hoped for.
Thanks you two for allowing me to get to know you, your amazing friends and loving families. I will never forget this day and I will always #wannabeaspalla !
If you love this wedding and all the personalization and lovely details it is because of this amazing vendor team:
We were so excited to photograph Kelly & Gerry’s wedding reception at the Amon G. Carter Football Stadium at TCU. The Champions Club in the stadium is a unique place to hold a wedding reception, overlooking the field, it is the most perfect spot for a super frog super fan wedding! Tami Winn transformed the space into an elegant atmosphere for this purple wedding. From the moment the bride and groom descended the stair case the party was on! Gerry’s playful spirit was showcased on the dance floor as he got silly as he danced with his bride but he also showed off his soft side as he held his new wife tight. Kelly is really a stunning woman and I loved watching her sweet smiles in her husbands arms. After some formal dances, welcomes and some delicious dinner by Bonnell’s it was time to PARTY! This couple rarely left the dance floor and was up on the stage singing and dancing almost as much as the band! It was truly a night to remember.
Adding an element that is totally unique to this venue we had the opportunity to head out into the stands to get some photos with the stadium in the background. Completely priceless! As the night came to a close after celebrating with Super Frog, some yummy cake and a whole lot of dancing this couple was sent off with sparklers to their honeymoon. Congrats Kelly & Gerry! I loved getting to know you and your families, I know you have great things ahead of you!
The Champion’s Club was transformed by a top notch team of vendors lead by planner and designer Tami Winn. We could not have taken such beautiful photographs with out these vendors! Thanks to:
Becca and Drew are our first couple of 2015 and what a great start for the year! These two love birds chose a winter wedding and they carried that theme beautifully through out the day. From midnight blue bridesmaids dresses to snowflakes on their cakes it was a cool and elegant day. It was definitely cool outside too as the January weather did not disappoint with some chilly temps and some rain on and off through out the day. We were lucky to snag just a little time outside with the couple for their first look before the ceremony and the rain began. Becca and Drew were so sweet during their first sight and you could just see the stress melt away as they were able to spend some time alone together. From wedding at University Christian Church over to The Colonial for the reception it was time to dance and mingle with friends and family! As the night came to an end they shared a private last dance which may have been my very favorite part of their day. Alone in their reception room I could just see how much Becca and Drew love one another, what a great start to their marriage! Congrats guys!
Fabulous weddings are created by amazing teams and Becca & Drew had one killer team!
Brooke & Justin had the perfect winter wedding at The Piazza in the Village. After a little rain it cleared up and despite the cold we took the chance for some lovely outdoor night portraits! The cafe lights in the courtyard at the Piazza mark for a perfect backdrop! Bella Flora transformed the ballroom into a beautiful and classic winter wonderland. From the custom linens on the head tablet the gold rimmed glasses it was pretty fantastic! The draping behind the cakes by Creme de la Creme was a perfect spotlight in the room. Once these two entered it was time to party – from dancing together, with their parents and lots of fun with friends it was a high energy night! The day was complete with a fairy tale ending as Brooke had a Cinderalla moment losing her shoe during the exit. Ever her prince though, Justin helped place it back on her foot and they were on their way! I was so happy to seal my 2014 with this sweet couple.
Wedding Prettiness is created by a team and this one was a pretty fantastic one! Thanks to all the following vendors for making Brooke’s dreams a reality:
Brooke and Justin were our last wedding of 2014 and what a fabulous end to a spectacular year! I just loved this couple and their wedding day, Justin was kissing on his bride or holding her tight from the moment he was allowed until the night ended. You know that kinda feels makes for one happy photographer! This photo above was my favorite of the day, captured right after the lighting of the unity candle these two are all smiles as they start their marriage in prayer together. A right foundation with a couple that is truly devoted will make for one happy life.
Brooke and her ladies were prettied up all day by Tracy Melton at a nearby hotel before we headed to the Piazza where their ceremony and reception was held. Once at the Piazza in the Village it was go go go and we stayed inside where it was warm and cozy. During the ceremony these two were all smiles and I love shooting in this chapel because of the intimate angles I am allowed to shoot from. After the ceremony as their family greeted the newlyweds the room was filled with laughter and love – these two are surrounded by some pretty special people that I know will be a support system through out their days.
Brooke and her Mom put together an all star team of vendors for this special day! Thanks to all of them for making it so perfect:
After a touch of pre ceremony rain we had bright sunny skies for some photos outdoors before heading to Alison and Brent’s wedding reception. I just love the exterior at Robert Carr Chapel, completely classic and so romantic. The couple and their bridal party had a bit of fun on the step and a groomsmen’s jacket may have been damaged by their shenanigans. 🙂 Then it was off to the reception for a fabulous party with Trey & the Tritones and a delicious sit down dinner by Fort Worth Club. Brent ended their first dance with a dip and a kiss and before long the floor was full and stayed packed with dancing and fun all night long! For their cakes the couple gave a not to their alma matter, Baylor with a themed cake and a fun gobo light. From the first dance to the last dance this night was perfect.
Thanks to the vendor team who made their day a success:
This above photo shows off Riley’s signature move. He always covers Emily’s sweet face with his hands as he kisses her, I love it.
Emily & Riley were married at The McKinney Cotton Mill. It was an amazing day and I adored capturing this couples love fore each other and the Lord. Their families and friends had so much joy and there was a definite feeling of peace and celebration. We met up with Emily and her girls at The Grand Hotel in down town McKinney where they prepared before heading over to the Cotton Mill. The sun started to set right before the ceremony so the light was amazing and it started to cool. Their ceremony was full of inspiration including my favorite hymn, Be Thou My Vision. You know I was singing along as I photographed. After spending some time alone for portraits the couple entered their reception where Glenn Roush entertained us all night. The evening was full of surprises like a Disney melody sung in duet. I think every girl there was signing along to Ariel the little Mermaid’s song. I hope that these two truly have a fairy tale ending and no matter what bumps along the rode their marriage may have they continue to rely upon the Lord and hold fast on one another.
Here are all the vendors that made their day memorable:
Emily just as the doors are opened and she looks out at Riley for the first time.
Riley got a little choked up looking at his beautiful bride to be.
How can you not adore their cuteness??
Lots of laughs and sweet moments during the ceremony.
Perfect embrace right after the ceremony.
The girls helping Emily dry her tears with out smearing her make up. Those are some good friends.
We had perfect light!
Swoon x 10! Love their faces, body language, the whole thing!
Riley doing his MOVE again.
Emily was a sweet bride and her dress from Ocones was perfect for her style.
Their details were perfectly vintage shabby chic and understated in an elegant way. I was SUPER impressed with all the floral by Branching Out. I am not usually a lover of boutonnieres but let me say they were unique and astonishing in every way.
A laugh caught during their first dance.
Emily’s Dad had a sweet and LONG toast but in a good way. He surprised the couple with a duet of Disney Songs ending with Ariel the Little Mermaids “look at this stuff”. As a little girl Emily always said she wanted to marry Eric and what to you know, Riley kind of looks like him!
This was Emily’s reaction to the Ariel song, LOVE!!!
After Ashley and Chance’s beautiful wedding outside at the Aristide Event Center we headed inside for a fabulous dinner catered by Oliver’s Fine Foods. Then we headed outside underneath the stars and the “super moon” for an all night dance party with Limelight Band. They are truly amazing so if you are looking for a band for your party or wedding I highly recommend them.