Category archives: Moments

Stephanie & Connor – Wedding Reception at River Crest Country ClubFort Worth, Texas

One of the things that Stephanie & Connor were looking forward to most is a stop by his family home before the reception for some portraits of the two of them.  We made it happen and it was Oh so beautiful at sunset.  With those views in the middle of the city and a perfect evening we couldn’t pass it up!

After their time alone they headed to the party where the couple was excited to welcome their guests from Texas and beyond!  Fort Worth is now Stephanie’s home and sharing it with their family and friends was special!

These two have waited 7 years to say I do and I just love the story of their relationship:

“Connor and I met in freshman year at Harvard during the Fall. We were living in the same dormitory and introduced through a mutual friend. Connor was hosting a video game tournament and I tagged along with a few of my guy friends. From there, he asked for my phone number and after months of being friends we started dating in the Spring. We have dated for more than 7 years!” – Stephanie

So sweet, these two are just meant to be.  Stephanie gave a not to Connor’s love of things intellectual with a super fun Star Wars themed grooms cake complete with light sabers!  The decor for this wedding was breathtaking.  Bella Flora did a fabulous job with the floral halo’s over the head table and all of the rental furniture and decor.  It was a remarkable night with a ton of fun on the dance floor too as Emerald City kept the party rocking!

Thanks to every vendor who made this Fort Worth wedding amazing!

Sarabeth Events – Rachel Burrow – Planner

Bella Flora – Floral , Rentals & Design

Marc Roberts Video

Emerald City Band

Creme de la Creme Cakes

River Crest Country Club

RK Bridal in New York City

JOS A Banks – Menswear

Azazie – Bridesmaids Dresses

Beauty by Yari

 


 

 

 

Stephanie & Connor – Wedding Ceremony at St. Patrick’s CathedralFort Worth, Texas

Stephanie & Connor are married after 7 years of dating and I could not be happier for them!  I had an amazing time with them and their friends and family for their wedding weekend.  Connor is a good guy who knows how to plan grand gestures.  He did a fabulous job and totally tricked Stephanie when he proposed by taking her to HIS favorite place in the world.  Here is their story in her words:

“For our 6 year anniversary, Connor said he wanted to plan a surprise trip. Other than giving him a weekend that worked well for me, I had no idea / input in what was to come. We flew to California and he brought me to Pelican Hill – a golf resort that I knew was one of his favorite places in the world. After he arrived, he said we already had a tee time booked and needed to get ready. While getting ready, he suddenly received a call from the resort (which he put on speaker) telling him that they had messed up our reservation and we would not be able to golf. Instead they offered to make it up to us with complimentary drinks by the beach. A Bentley picked us up and brought us to the beach, and while we were walking down the beach we suddenly came upon the scene Connor had planned all along. A violinist, a picnic blanket, roses, and it suddenly all became very obvious what was about to happen! After he proposed, my sister came out of her hiding spot and was there to celebrate with us the whole weekend!”

His sweetness continues as every time he looked at her on the wedding day he lit up.  Stephanie was stunning in her gown and just glowing!  I may have got a little tingle a few times over how pretty and emotional this day was.  It was the best!!!

Shout out to the wedding vendor team who made this Fort Worth celebration perfect!

Sarabeth Events – Rachel Burrow – Planner

Bella Flora – Floral , Rentals & Design

Marc Roberts Video

Emerald City Band

Creme de la Creme Cakes

St Patrick’s Cathedral

Renaissance Worthington Hotel

RK Bridal in New York City

JOS A Banks – Menswear

Azazie – Bridesmaids Dresses

Beauty by Yari

 

 

Ragan & Alex – Fort Worth Zoo Wedding Reception at The ReserveFort Worth, Texas

This reception may be why I was so excited to photograph Ragan & Alex’s wedding.  I knew I liked them the moment Ragan started talking about why they selected the Fort Worth Zoo for their reception location.  They took a gamble and booked a yet to be built pavilion in the new African Savanah exhibit that features giraffes, hippos and more!  The most special part?  In addition to a breathtaking view, unique animal experiences and delicious food you get to feed the giraffes!  The smiles on Ragan & Alex’s faces as they fed those giraffes was worth the wait!

 

After feeding giraffes these two hit the dance floor and kicked off a night of dancing, photo booth fun and beautiful details.  Ragan pulled together some very special details to complement her zoo wedding from a champagne bar with flamingo table numbers to the cutest little signs and animal crackers at the send off.  On the dance floor Ragan and Alex had a blast together, jumped on stage and enjoyed a private last dance before ridding off together amidst a flurry of bubbles.

 

This night was amazing, Thank you to every vendor who took such care to serve Ragan & Alex:

Grit & Gold – Planning & Design – Lottie Fowler

Fort Worth Zoo – The Reserve

Kleinfeld Bridal NYC

De Ma Fille Bridal

Oh Deery Floral

Grand Slam Glam

Turquoise Video

Creme de la Creme Cakes

The London Baker

Uptown Drive

DFW Dance Floors

The Photo Bus

Perch Decor

Posh Couture

Borrowed Treasures

Beyond Lighting

Quest Draping

Hulla B’lu – Jewelry & Accessories

Jos A Banks

Igport Limos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ragan & Alex – Wedding Ceremony at Saint Stephen Presbyterian ChurchFort Worth, Texas

Ragan & Alex are married!  Their ceremony at St Stephen’s was beautiful and I had the best seat in the house!  From my little hidden spot I got to see all the smiles, shared glances and their faces as they said their vows.  I always think I am the luckiest guest!  After saying I do we enjoyed the courtyard and architecture of the church before boarding Molly the Trolly to head to the Fort Worth Zoo for the reception!

 

Thank you to my vendor friends who took such great care of this couple on their day:

Grit & Gold – Planning & Design – Lottie Fowler

Kleinfeld Bridal NYC

De Ma Fille Bridal

Oh Deery Floral

Grand Slam Glam

Turquoise Video

Hulla B’lu – Paper Products, Jewelry & Accessories

Jos A Banks

Igport Limos

 

Ragan & Alex – Wedding Preparations and Wedding Party PortraitsFort Worth, Texas

Ragan and Alex had an emotion filled day that was truly a pleasure to be a part of.  I have been counting down the days to this wedding since meeting them last year and it was truly a super special day.

 

Ragan and her ladies prepped at an Air B&B in Fort Worth before heading to St Stephen Presbyterian for the wedding ceremony.  After dressing her Daddy came to see her in her lovely pale pink Haley Page gown and it was just about the sweetest moment ever.  Big smiles, a few tears and the photo above as she wiped a tear of Daddy’s face.  The best!  Once the guys joined us at the church Ragan & Alex shared a private moment around a door to exchange gifts and a little chat without spoiling the surprise of the ceremony.

 

Thank you to all the vendors who made this day perfect and fun filled!

Grit & Gold – Planning & Design – Lottie Fowler

Kleinfeld Bridal NYC

De Ma Fille Bridal

Oh Deery Floral

Grand Slam Glam

Turquoise Video

Hulla B’lu – Jewelry & Accessories

Jos A Banks

Igport Limos


 

 

 

 

 

Callie & Ryan – Wedding Reception at The Modern Art MuseumFort Worth, Texas

Callie & Ryan’s wedding reception at The Modern was fun filled and gorgeous!  Hands down though the private last dance took the night for me!  We may have danced all night but when their guests went outside to prepare to send them off to the honeymoon these two took to the dance floor alone.  They just melted into each others arms, kisses, smiles and sweet tears of joy (see above) were the perfect end to a fabulous wedding day.  Congrats Callie & Ryan and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your story.  I wish you the best Happily Ever After!

 

Thanks to the following vendors for making the evening so beautiful:

Tami Winn Events – Floral, Planning & Design

Marty Leonard Chapel

The Modern Art Museum

Warren Barron – Gown

Splendor Films

Creme de la Creme Cakes

Beyond – Lighting

DFW Dance Floors

Grand Events

The Walton Stout Band

My Vintage Limo

Love + Pout – Fallon Farmer – Makeup

Katrina Johnson – Hair


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Callie & Ryan – Wedding Portraits at Marty Leonard Chapel & The ModernFort Worth, Texas

 

Our time for romantic portraits with Callie and Ryan was amazing!  We had little pockets of time throughout the evening allowing us to make the best of all their wedding ceremony and reception locations!  At Marty Leonard Chapel we caught the beginning of some lovely golden light before heading to The Modern to get those last moments right before sunset.  I love the area behind the museum as the reflecting pool and unique architecture make a spectacular background.  Then after some dancing and dinner we swept these two into the galleries for some unique images with the artwork.  It was so fun!

 

Thanks to the vendor team for making these two look so sharp and being so fabulous to work with:

Tami Winn Events – Floral, Planning & Design

Marty Leonard Chapel

The Modern Art Museum

Warren Barron – Gown

Splendor Films

Love + Pout – Fallon Farmer – Makeup

Katrina Johnson – Hair

 

 

 

 

Callie & Ryan – Wedding Preparations & Ceremony in Fort WorthMarty Leonard Chapel

Callie & Ryan are married!  These two got their start as friends as Callie knew Ryan’s sister in High School but now after 4 years of dating they are married!  I had a blast hanging out with Callie and her bridesmaids at an Air B&B while they primped for the big day.  Callie got all teary eyed when her Momma walked in all ready for the wedding and there was some definite emotion once Callie was in her gown from Mom – I love Mother Daughter relationships!  It’s so great to see them must celebrating each other!  Before the ceremony they choose to have a quick little chat around a wall at Marty Leonard Chapel and then it was on to say I Do!

Thanks to the following vendors for making everything beautiful and run smoothly:

Tami Winn Events – Floral, Planning & Design

Marty Leonard Chapel

The Modern Art Museum

Warren Barron – Gown

Splendor Films

Love + Pout – Fallon Farmer – Makeup

Katrina Johnson – Hair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura & Dave – Wedding Ceremony at Highland Park United MethodistDallas, Texas

Laura & Dave are just adorable together.  Their wedding day was fun filled and oh so sweet!  These two were introduced through a mutual friend Gabe, she knew Dave from law school and once night after a fun night out they met up and thus started the road to the altar.  It took a little bit as Laura & Dave didn’t go on their first official date until a little over a month later.  What started with Instagram likes and friend hang outs became more quickly!  Here is what Laura had to say about their beginnings:

“Our “official first date” was Shakespeare in the Park for a showing of Romeo and Juliet. From then on we were pretty much inseparable (I think there were only 4 or 5 days we didn’t actually see each other during the first 6 months we had dated), and still love to go to Shakespeare in the Park on a regular basis as season pass holders.  I knew within the first three weeks after Shakespeare in the Park that the was “the one”, and after he told me “I love you” (he said it first!) on Labor Day 2015, and I may have immediately started saving pictures of engagement rings on my phone…”

I just love them!  Thanks to all the vendors who made their wedding day so special!  My favorite part about their ceremony is that Laura grew up looking out her window at Cox Chapel, she saw so many brides in white dresses taking photos outside.  On this day it was her turn!  It was fun to do some getting ready in her childhood home across the street before saying I Do in the chapel!

Thanks to the following vendors for making the day so beautiful:

Sarabeth Events – Georgette Poole

Freesia – Florist

Circle Park Bridal

Turquoise Video

Erin Blair – Hair & Makeup

Highland Park United Methodist Church


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christy & Mark – Wedding Reception at Ashton DepotFort Worth, Texas

Christy & Mark’s cobalt blue and white reception at The Ashton Depot was so fun!  It may have rained during cocktail hour but the sun cam out and gave them beautiful light until sunset in this airy space.  They have moved around so much with school and jobs that these two had a ton of out of town guests for their wedding.  I love how they incorporated little touches of Texas for their guests from welcome boxes to sugar cookies in Texas shapes at the place settings.  At the reception Christy’s dress really shined – her custom designed dress by a local Colleyville designer was unique and had a gorgeous custom cape!

Thanks to the following vendors who made the wedding such a success!

Tami Winn Events – Jamie Lemke Planner
The Ashton Depot
A Rose in Bloom
Texas Star Bakery
LeForce Entertainment
It’s Your Night Entertainment
Smith Transportation
The Styling Stewardness
Thirteen Media
Brown Fox Creative
Men’s Warehouse
Bella Bridesmaid
Elizabeth Lee Bridal Boutique