Category archives: Ceremony

Lauren & Richard – Wedding Ceremony at St. Patrick’s CathedralFort Worth, Texas

Lauren & Richard are a super special couple to me – they are the 6th among their friend group to tie the knot that I have been able to photograph!  It’s so fun to go on these journeys with my couples and to be reunited all together to celebrate another one of their friends getting married. These two have amazing friends, family and a love for each other that is beautiful to watch.  They selected Rivercrest Country Club in Fort Worth for their wedding reception because they spend allot of time there, live nearby and it is where Richard proposed!  It’s also where we chose to have their first look so that we could capture images on the golf course on their wedding day.  I loved that when we headed outside for their big reveal that there was so few people around, it was so private and perfect for them!  Here is their Rivercrest Country Club proposal story:

“One of our favorite things to do is take our dog, Echo, on walks, especially in places where he doesn’t have to be on a leash because he loves to chase tennis balls and squirrels. For that reason, and because the River Crest golf course is such a short distance away, we generally take him there on Mondays when the club is closed or when it’s getting dark and golfers are finished playing. This particular walk after work didn’t seem out-of-the-ordinary because the weather was nice, and it was a Monday. I think I had even asked Richard the day before if we could take Echo for a walk the next day.
He called me around 5 p.m. Monday to let me know he was leaving work and to come over when I was ready. That’s generally earlier than he usually leaves work, but work had been particularly stressful for him the few weeks prior, so when he phrased it as just being a long day and he needed to go home, I didn’t think anything of it. I was so not suspicious, in fact, that I took my time getting there and even tried helping him with laundry when I got there. After rushing me out the door because “Echo had been waiting for so long and was so excited,” I told him every detail about my day and didn’t let him get in any of the sweet words he had planned to say on the walk over. It even took me a few seconds to realize he was actually on his knee asking me to marry him, not just tying his shoe. It turns out that he was rushing me out the door because his mom had been hiding behind a tree in someone’s yard for about 30 or 40 minutes so she could capture photos of that moment.”

She said yes at the country club and then they celebrated their I do there!  It was perfect!  They said their I Do at St. Patricks Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth.  The church has a special place in their hearts, they attend there together and have grown spiritually as a couple there.  It is also their family church, Richard’s Grandfather attended there as a child and was an altar boy almost 90 years ago!

Thank you to everyone who made their wedding so special!

Rivercrest Country Club

St Patrick’s Cathedral

Flowers on the Square

Regan Haggerty – Planner

De Ma Fille Bridal Salon

Bliss Bridal Salon

Pretty on Premises

Jos. A. Banks


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 – 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


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 at St Patrick’s CathedralFort Worth, Texas

Christy & Mark had one of the luckiest wedding days of my career.  When it calls for rain we make plans, backup plans and bring out the umbrellas.  Christy and Mark weren’t worried though and the reward for that was hours of no rain at just the right time for outdoor portraits.  It helps to have a meteorologist on your bridesmaid squad who can read the radar’s and calm your nerves about the hour by hour forecast.  On the way to the church there was some rain but as you see above that didn’t stop the joy of this day!

Christy and Mark met while working at the same company, their desks were literally right next to each other.  They  joke that God had to literally put their significant other in front of their eyes, because they couldn’t figure it out on their own.

The wedding party did prep at the Omni Fort Worth before walking over to St Patricks Cathedral in downtown for their mid day ceremony.  Thanks to the following vendors for making the day so seamless despite the weather:

Tami Winn Events – Jamie Lemke Planner
A Rose in Bloom
The Styling Stewardess
Thirteen Media
Brown Fox Creative
Men’s Warehouse
Bella Bridesmaid
Elizabeth Lee Bridal Boutique







Laura Leigh & Toby – Wedding Ceremony at First United Methodist ChurchFort Worth, Texas


Laura Leigh and Toby met in Austin through mutual friends and they have made a great life together there.  For their wedding they headed back to Laura Leigh’s hometown of Fort Worth!  We met up at the Worthington for prep and beautification before celebrating their vows at the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth.  I love these two and their families!  It was such  special day!  Big shout of thanks to the vendors who made the day so beautiful:

Grit & Gold

Julian Gold Bridal

Bella Bridesmaid

Knot Standard

Tish Whitworth – Makeup

Cynthia Hodges – Hair




Melissa & Doug – Wedding Ceremony at First United Methodist ChurchFort Worth, Texas

Melissa and Doug had a beautiful wedding at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth a few weeks ago.  The couple selected this church because many of Doug’s family members have married here over the years so it was the perfect nod to tradition.  The couple loves old world architecture and the classic archways were the perfect backdrop for their portraits and first look!  For this spring wedding God totally blessed us and gave us some sunshine and clear skies right up until we were finishing with outdoor portraits!  Then the rain came!  Could not have had better timing.


Thanks to al the vendors who made this day so beautiful:

Sarabeth Events

Bliss Bridal – Bride’s & Bridesmaids Gowns

Turquoise Video Productions

Fort Worth Club – Getting Ready Location

First United Methodist Fort Worth

Lip Service – Makeup & Hair

Branching Out Events

Ashely & Jim – Wedding Ceremony at Highland Park United MethodistDallas, Texas


An online dating app brought these two together in 2015 and the timing could not have been more perfect for them.  Through their relationship they have travelled the world, overcome life and job changes and stood firm in their faith against illness.  The love they have for each other is truly beautiful and their firm foundation in Christ in undeniable.  To celebrate their love for the Lord and that Ashley has overcome illness during the ceremony Jim played a worship song – Blessings. This song was their rock, her anthem fighting through treatment over the last year but it was also a declaration of God’s love.  It was so beautiful and sweet and I sang along with joy for the truth that is God’s work in Ashley and Jim’s life.

I love what Ashley says about Jim:

“I don’t know that I’ve ever met anyone with a heart as big as Jim, who would 110% rather give than receive. Fortunately for me, I ‘ve managed to be on the receiving end of his generosity and I know that a huge part of Jim said,” I DO,” 20 months ago. For that……Gratitude.”

Jim is a good man and he love’s Ashley for her heart:

“I learned long ago that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at how loyal they are to their friends and how loyal their friends are to them. Ashley has so many loyal and caring people in her life, and after being with her for two years now, I know why. Her caring spirit, her dedication to serving others, and her willingness to always be there for those closest to her are traits that I have come to love and cherish. I will always look up to Ashley for how she treats others and she truly does show her strong Christian faith through her love for others.”

Thank you to all the vendor’s who made this celebration such a special one!

Hitched Events – Planning & Design

First United Methodist Church Highland Park

Garden Gate Florist

Marc Roberts Video

Neiman Marcus – Bride’s Gown

Ralph Lauren – Men’s Suiting

Bella Bridesmaid

Invited Paperie

Diana & Chris – Wedding Ceremony at St. Patricks CathedralFort Worth, Texas

Diana & Chris are just the cutest!  These two are perfectly matched, fun, spunky and a joy to watch.  During their ceremony at St. Patricks there were so many smiles, chuckles and little side eye moments.  Their day was just perfect and they choose their favorite people in the world to spend it with – their children, their friends and family.  Thanks to the following vendors for making Diana & Chris’ day so perfect!

Tami Winn Events – Wedding Planning and Floral

Lip Service Makeup

Gold waves Salon

Downtown Fever Band

LeForce Entertainment – Photo Booth, AV & Lighting

DFW Dance Floors

Fort Worth Club – Reception Location, Catering & Cakes

Bliss Bridal Salon

Men’s Warehouse

Paper Planet