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Kelsey & Matthew – Wedding and Preparations at Aristide Event Center

Kelsey and Matthew are blissfully married and I could not be happier for them.  Their day was full of emotion and sweet moments that made me over the moon.  Above is one of my most favorite parts of their wedding day.  A trend in wedding photography right now is to have a private moment with the groom before the wedding BUT staying true to tradition and not seeing each other.  Kelsey & Matt choose to share notes as they stood on either side of the door.  It was perfect, they talked, giggled, you could see their nervous excitement and my favorite comment was “I’m ready to get married.”  I think this one image sets the tone for their day and their marriage.  See below for some other precious moments from their preparations and ceremony.  Tomorrow check back for the romantics, reception and slide show.

Kelsey’s Grandma seeing her in her gown for the first time, look at the light in her eyes.  It makes me melt.

I love Mom’s and how much they love their daughters.  Better yet I adore the look on Kelsey’s face, it just shows how much she knows she is loved.

Grandma wasn’t the only one that got to have a big reveal, Dad came to see Kelsey in her gown before the ceremony.

AND when he saw her she cried.  🙂

Nothing is sweater than tutu’s and ballet slippers on flower girls.  Classic, timeless and so princess perfect.

Before they left to prepare to walk down the aisle he sealed his time with her by a gentle kiss on the hand.

This bouquet by Lush Couture Floral is amazing BUT what makes me swoon is this custom locket with photos of all her family members that could not be with her.

String quartet providing the perfect backdrop to the ceremony

Matt is a clever man, he came up with a whole new tradition.  A BRO ROW.  What is that?  It is the equivalent of house party for the ladies but this dapper group of young men took seats of honor right behind his family to support their friends vows.

I am a sucker for Mom, Daughter moments and I love this one.

Stunning and ready to walk the aisle.

Looking for his bride.

Matt – you are a BAD groom.  You are not supposed to kiss her until AFTER the wedding.  I love that he was so overwhelmed and excited that he forgot tradition and went with his heart.

Matt’s Uncle married the couple which I love.  It means SO much more when you have a genuine connection with your officiant.

Stay tuned for more images tomorrow…..Oh they are good.

Ashley & Chance – Wedding photography at Aristide Event Center in Mansfield, Texas Part 1 – Preperation, Ceremony & Details

Ashley & Chance were married on May 5th at the Aristide Event Center in Mansfield, Texas.  It was a perfect day and we were so lucky to get to share it with them.  Ashley and her ladies had fun, sipped on mimosas and laughed allot as they prepared for the wedding.  Chance’s daughter joined them in the getting ready room as her Daddy prepped on the other side of the building.  The light was perfect during their outside ceremony and it was completely sweet even if we were all a tad sweaty.  🙂  Check back next week for their romantics & reception which was one high energy dance party thanks to the band Limelight.

All of the beautiful details at their wedding were pulled together by my friend Lucia Bitnar with Foster Blue.  She is a fabulous wedding coordinator and designer.  Other vendors that helped make it picture perfect are:

Creme de la Creme – http://tracyautem.photographyblogsites.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=11211&action=editCake

De Ma Fille Bridal – Wedding gown & Bridesmaids dresses

Signature Productions – Floral

Inviting Ink – Paper products

Austin Walton – Video

My Vintage Limo – Transportation

One of my favorite ring shots ever, I loved that Lucia played on Chance’s name with these Monopoly themed cards that were on cocktail tables.

I loved all the details from the mis-matched vintage vessels that held the flowers, touches of lace, the cake table and the subtle nod to Cinco de Mayo with the sodas and candy from Mexico.  It was perfect.

Ashley preparing as her soon to be daughter looks on.

No little girl like having their hair done (I know I didn’t) so I just adore this photo. It captures that spirit that kids have.

Little girls and wedding dress are what dreams are made of.

Ashley opening her gift from Chance.

Becoming a bride, one of my favorite parts!

Chance helping is Father in Law with his tux.

One good looking groom.

A kiss before he walks his daughter down the aisle.

After the minister signaled for the crowd to stand Chance and his daughter look to see Ashley.

I love this image as it is truly Ashley’s first moments seeing her groom.  With windy paths so often the center aisle isn’t where the true action is.  This shot through the crowd proves it.

High fives are amazing!

Including Chance’s daughter in their ceremony was important.  Before they said their vows to one another Chance said a few words to his little girl and Ashley presented her with a bracelet.  So sweet.

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