Sarah’s bridals were truly special even if things didn’t go as planned. We had hoped for a beautiful May day where we could take advantage of her parents ranch property. Well, it rained. Yeah, it was not ideal BUT luckily the inside of her Mom & Dad’s home is just as beautiful as the outside as we took advantage of its nooks and crannies. Love this girl, her hubby and their families and I am so happy that I got to go on this journey with them. Congratulations again Sarah!
Elisabeth and Will’s wedding day was a dream come true. Every moment was beautiful and it was a complete privilege to be able to document their day. From the moment Elisabeth slipped her Pronovias dress on she took my breath away and continued to do so the rest of the evening. Their love is beautiful and watching them together made me truly happy – yep, I am lucky to do what I do! This favorite above is from moments after their first look at The Fort Worth Club before heading over to Holy Catholic Family Church. Multiple reflections and natural light make it scrumptious. Read on for more about their preparations, first look and ceremony.
Thanks to Julie Eastman with Extraordinary Events and Design for pulling Elisabeth’s fairy-tale together and all the vendors that made it perfection.
Gown by Pronovias from Bliss Bridal (bridesmaids attire from Bliss as well!)
What girl doesn’t love a fabulous pair of flat shoes from Jimmy Choo, I can see her wearing these for years to come with some cute skinny jeans.
Elisabeth’s Mom is so sweet, she was so full of JOY all day!
Elisabeth’s engagement ring and signature scent for her day.
IN LOVE with this image, might be one of my most favorite getting ready shots ever. So simple and classic.
I can always count on her for a little silliness. It takes confidence to be such a ham and she has it in spades.
Elisabeth carried her Mother’s high school prom purse, so delicate.
Will hung out with his men, read the paper and enjoyed some laughs to counter his nerves before seeing his bride.
NOW that is how a man looks when he sees his loved all dressed in white!
AND that is how a bride looks at her soul mate. Swoon!
A little fix to make him perfect.
Loved Elisabeth’s bouquet by Deitra with Lush Couture Floral. To make it even more special she carried a rosary blessed by the pope, given to her by her Godmother.
Classic bunches of white floral adorning the church pews.
Will awaiting his bride at the altar.
Here comes the bride!
Their priest gave excellent marriage advice and I think they were taking it all in.
Smiles all around as Will said his vows to his beloved.
Slipping the ring upon her finger, she is now his.
This was a beautiful part of the ceremony, the god parents of Elisabeth presented an alms (I think that is what they called it.) Will promised to take care of Elisabeth and others in the way that Christ served, it was touching.
First photo as husband and wife and OH so cute!
It was a cold day so we only ran out for a minute before seeking warmth but it was worth it!
Look at those ladies! Gorgeous in the Bliss Bridal attire!
Lauren and Eric were married on August 4th at The Piazza in the Village. I love this sweet couple who just light up when they around each other. Their wedding was fun filled and it was a pleasure to be a part of their wedding day. Their wedding day was made perfect by the following team of vendors:
Lasting Bridal Couture of Addison – Bridesmaids Attire
My live photos-photo booth
Laurens hair and make up was stunning by Halo Salon of Fort Worth.
Lauren and her bridesmaids peeking outside to see those arriving to the church.
The girls laughing as they attempt to steam Lauren’s veil. These machine can be tricky.
Lauren wanted to keep with tradition and not see Eric before hand but they snuck around a wall just to say hi and hold hands for a moment before the ceremony.
Lauren’s Mom was just beaming at her after helping her with the veil.
I loved that I was able to be present when Lauren’s Dad came in to see her for the first time, his expression and the hug that followed was perfect.
Flower girls make for great entertainment during ceremonies.
A stolen first dance kiss.
Private last dances are always my favorite for genuine moments. Absolute sweetness occurred during theirs from beautiful laughs to a few spins.
Lauren and Eric had a super unique get away, light up balloons. They looked great and were something fun to bring home at the end of a night of dancing.
I love The Modern. There is no other way to slice it, say it or even think about wording it. It tops my list of wedding reception venues for SO many reasons from the galleries to the architecture and of course the yummy food provided by Cafe Modern. After Ann & John’s wedding at Marty Leonard Chapel we hopped on a bus over to The Modern. We headed into the galleries for some romantic portraits by some of my favorite art works. We were blessed with perfect light outside then we kicked off an amazing party. It really was beautiful thanks to the following vendors:
Legacy Cakes – cupcakes & cake pops
Seated photos in the galleries are so often some of my favorites. The perspective is just awesome.
Always love Marilyn by Andy Warhol and one HOT bride and groom.
Love them and the perfect backdrop of The Modern and the reflecting pool.
Who says cute shoes accessories are just for the girls. John rocked his bright and fun socks.
Light to swoon over. Ahhhhh.
Time to party!
Ann & John had lovely details from the tiny treats to the classic menu’s and the ambiance of Cafe Modern.
Dad’s toast might have gone a little long, here is sister and Maid of Honor trying to steal the mike.
Ring shot that I l
Ann & John’s wedding was a perfect party which is exactly what this couple wanted, a fun day with dancing, family and lots of laughs. It went by SO fast that when the band played the last song no one could believe it was time to leave. I met up with the couple at The Omni Hotel in Fort Worth for preparations. Halo Salon joined us for hair and makeup and they created Ann’s mermaid like waves. After Ann slipped into her dress and John passed out the cowboy hats (his groomsmen gift) she awaited him on the balcony where they had their first look. The above photo is one of my favorite from our short time on the windy terrace before we sought the calm and cool of indoors. Read on for more about their day and check back tomorrow for their beyond amazing reception at The Modern with Emerald City.
Their day was made ever so beautiful with the help of the following vendors:
Legacy Cakes – cupcakes & cake pops
I LOVE, love, LOVED Ann’s bridesmaid attire (and her gown from Bliss Bridal). She was so savvy and had all of her girls find a dress of their liking in the same color palette. It looked so smart.
swoon…..shoes that sparkle steal my heart.
Ann’s Mom laughing and enjoying the girls during the preparations.
Showing of the bling!
Love Ann’s sisters face as she overhears Ann’s future plans for her. They have to have babies together (and she needs to move back to Texas!)
John getting a little help from his little brother with his tie. Their suits were so clean and modern.
Time for the dress!
Daddy of the bride was HILARIOUS! This was his reaction to his daughter in her gown. 🙂
Stunning and awaiting her groom.
See any similarities in reaction? Adore that John thought his wife to be so beautiful that his jaw dropped.
Playing with props – Love that all these boys are going home to their non-cowboy states with hats that say TEXAS!
Feeling a little John Wayne.
Ann beamed as she approached the altar for her wedding ceremony.
A big embrace as Dad trusts his little girl to John.
Boys will be boys and these one played tricks. The last groomsmen held the ring and as each man looked back to the next then passed it forward to the best man the crowd chuckled.
They had such a smashing first part of their wedding day but the romantic portraits to come at The Modern and the dance party provided by Emerald City was KILLER!!!!
After Mallory & Ryan’s wedding at Robert Carr Chapel on the campus of TCU we took advantage of the beautiful light outside for portraits then headed on to their reception at Stonegate Mansion. Randall Stout provided our entertainment for the evening and as he introduced the bridal party they danced out to special introductions and Mallory and Ryan bumped booty’s and were silly as they took the floor for their first dance. They danced cheek to cheek and he twirled her and I loved the movement in her gown. As they cut the cake Mallory had a little too much fun and smashed just a bit of it on Ryan’s face. He was a good sport and gave her a icing covered kiss. During toasts Ken, Mallory’s Dad, shed a few tears. I love this man and he is truly a great Father. The couple had unique parent dances as Mallory and Ken broke into a little old school hip hop number and Ryan and his Mom did a sweet choreographed routine. The danced, mingled and enjoyed their guests before a stalled take off in a classic Rolls Royce. I love that their wedding like so many had bumps but it is all the things, planned and unplanned, that make up the memories of our weddings. Mallory and Ryan have the best hearts and I know their future holds many wonderful things.
Mallory pulled together a pefectly planned country chic reception and wedding day with the help of a fabulous team of vendors and her dear Dad. Ken spent lots of time chopping wood at their ranch and doing creative things like wood burning their table numbers, initials and date onto tree stumps. Most amazingly he made a ring box for the couple. Tami Winn of Le Fleur Couture brought the flower vision together. We were joined by Turquoise Video Productions for wedding cinema and food by The Reata. To see more of their gorgeous day see the slide show below!
This wedding was near and dear to my heart as it was my second wedding with the Bride’s family. A little over a year ago I photographed Mallory’s sisters wedding so I felt right at home with her parents, brother and grandma. Although I may have been meeting Ryan’s family for the first time they were SO sweet and made me feel like I’ve known them for ever. My strong attachment to them meant narrowing down photos for them has been HARD!!! So in conclusion I will be sharing 2 blogs of this awesome Robert Carr wedding and Stonegate Mansion Reception.
I met up with Mallory and her gang of girls for preparations at Stonegate Mansion where we were joined by the hair and make up team of Halo Salon. After Mallory slipped into her gown we headed to the chapel for her wedding. After the Mom’s were seated they joined hands and walked to the altar to light the unity candles. I knew it would be emotional and from the first moment those doors opened to reveal Mallory and her Dad, Ken, my heart beat faster. Behind me I know Ryan’s must have been booming in his chest too as he grinned as she walked down the aisle towards him. I loved that through out the day Mallory was always hugging on her Dad, from giving her away to right after the ceremony as she cried as he held her.
Today I also wanted to share a few of Mallory’s bridal portraits that we took a few months ago at the Gaylord and Lake Grapevine. Bridals are one of my favorite things and it was so great to spend the afternoon with her and her Mom, Stacey. Keep a look out for Part 2 with their romantic portraits, more details and a reception that rocked thanks to Randall Stout Entertainment!
Courtney and Jake were married a few weeks ago at Broadway Baptist with a reception to follow at City Club of Fort Worth. Their bridal party was made up of their closest friends and some of the most adorable kids I have ever had at a wedding. Their ceremony was truly touching and I adored that as he gave her away Cortney’s Dad was wiping tears from his eyes. During the ceremony I had the best view in the balcony to see Jake’s face as he vowed to his bride and the stolen glances at each other during the lighting of the unity candle. When couples are recessing out of the church so often they are overwhelmed and looking out, seeing all the guests BUT Courtney and Jake kept looking at each other as they left the altar behind them. I LOVE THAT! It speaks so much to their love for one another. Fireworks have a special meaning to them so we did a getaway with sparklers at the church before heading over to the reception. The reception was filled with heart felt toasts, good company, delicious treats and good tunes from DJ William Ryan. It was such a special night and we SO enjoyed being there to photograph it!
Courtney & Jake’s amazing vendor team:
Pinkberry – Specialty Dessert
I do have a true love story with brides and wedding dresses. One of the main reasons I am passionate about shooting weddings is that I love the fairy tale, the excitement and the uniqueness that surrounds each wedding gown and the bride that chooses it. When the owners of Brides of North Texas Magazine approached me about this dreamy vintage shoot I was on board from the moment I saw the inspiration board. It was completely up my alley as I love all things that are soft, natural, vintage and romantic. It stood out to me as different as well from other gown editorials as we were going to throw into the mix a good looking young man, some designer suiting, a table-scape, detail shots and a boudoir look! I was completely taken a back as well as I thought, little old me, shoot a gown editorial? I knew I could do it but I also think that a degree of humbleness and wanting to improve is essential to any artists growth. This shoot humbled me, wowed me and when I finally held the magazine in my hands I was in awe of what I created. I actually looked at my staff and said I can’t believe these are my photos! I am so in love with each image and the Brides of North Texas staff so blessed me with this opportunity. I can’t wait for the projects I will shoot with them in the future! Later this Fall I will share some more images from the shoot that are not in the magazine as well as a few behind the scenes moments.