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Ashley & Matt – A Dallas Wedding Reception at City Club

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem City Club Downtown Red Sculpture

Fun shot outside the downtown Dallas high rise where they had the reception at City Club.

After Ashley and Matt tied the knot at Maple Manor in Dallas we switched up locations completely from garden to downtown high rise at City Club Dallas where they had their reception.  I always love working at City Club as their staff, food and service are just phenomenal.  They really saved the day actually as just days before the wedding Ashley realized she had told City Club Sunday’s date for her reception instead of Saturday!  All was taken care of though, the reception  moved to Saturday and it was gorgeous.  The night was jam packed with fun from Matt & one of his groomsmen singing “Gold Digger” by Kanye to the crowd, Oklahoma University Pride, and non stop dancing.  I know that everyone had such a good time and we did too!  Here are some photos from their Dallas Wedding Reception!

Dallas Wedding photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Bride Groom Ceremony Romantic

A romantic image at Maple Manor after their ceremony

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Garden Photos

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Bridal Party

The front of the Maple Manor and Ashley and Matt's crew!

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love the look of happiness on Ashley's face as Matt whispers in her ear

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Couple Walking Parking Lot

Off to the reception!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Downtown High rise sculpture red

Another fun one outside of City Club's tower

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Downtown City Club entrance

Here come the bride and groom, ready to dance!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club first dance

Adore how she is squishing her face up against his in this first dance photo

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Father Daughter

I love the father daughter dance at every wedding but this shot of Ashley's Mom with her own Dad during the dance just made me melt.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Sunset kiss

A private moment as the sun set behind the couple

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Toasts

Laughing at their own toasts, it was funny.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Toasts

Ashley looking on and listening as her sister shared some wisdom and funny stories

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club OU Fight Song

Ashley's Dad gave a beautiful toast about the "happy dance" and followed it with her Grandpa joining him on the dance floor, ripping off thier Tux jackets to reveal soem fabulous OU shirts that were super festive!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club OU Fight Song Shirt

They went all out on these shirts complete with this embroidery on the back.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club White purple Cake cityscape

I love where they put the cake at City Club Dallas, such a great view and a pretty cake!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club White purple Cake

Have some cake Matt....

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Reception Dancing

These two and all their guests had such an amazing time dancing, the floor was packed ALL night!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Reception Dancing

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club showing off ring

Ashley showing off her ring

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Garter Toss

Matt was not shy going after that garter.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Holding Hands

Love this shot of them holding hands as they kicked their guests out of the reception hall so they could have a private last dance.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Last Dance Bride

I just LOVE this shot and the next one from the last dance. They both are just holding each other ever so tightly, loving being in each others arms and taking the day in.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Last Dance

ahhhhh

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Elevator

Not sure how she ended up with his tie on so for fun we took this photo

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Sparkler Farewell Exit

Farewell and Congrats!

Mr & Mrs Matt Hensley – A Dallas Wedding at Maple Manor

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Hotel Ceremony Bride Groom Recessional

Married!

This day was all about the moments.  I love documenting what happens at weddings and for Ashley and Matt that is what I did.  The day started off at the Warwick Hotel in Dallas where we photographed Ashley and her girls getting ready.  Ashley is absolutely stunning but when I met her Mom and Grandma I could see not only where she got her looks but her amazingly sweet personality.  Her Grandma had me just grinning ear to ear because she was so full of joy!  Ashley had a drop dead gown by Pronovias, one of my favorite designers.  Sarah Rizy headed off to Maple Manor where the ceremony was held to catch some getting ready photos of the guys before we sequestered Matt away as Ashley arrived leading up to the ceremony.  It may have been hot last weekend but everyone braved it and it was well worth it as we had a pretty blue sky and a touching ceremony.  Matt is all about dipping Ashley so I was ready for it and captured it right after their first kiss as man and wife and before Ashley threw up her arms in victory at becoming Mrs. Hensley!  Here are some photos of their Dallas Wedding with part 2 coming soon highlighting their non-stop dance party reception and highlights slide show.

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Details Purple Shoes Make Up

Loved Ashley's purple shoes and the bright vibrant colors of the make up artist's tool kit.

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Bride Hair Warwick Hotel

Laughing with her girls and having fun as hair and make up made her into a bride.

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Bride Engagement Ring Warwick Hotel

An amazingly simple ring shot that speeks volumes of the day Ashley is begining as her make up was being done.

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Groom Getting ready Maple Manor

Matt had to do some primping too, photo by Sarah Rizy

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Candid Photojournalism Bridesmaid

Ashley's sister and Grandma going over her toast

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Detail Custom Wire Name Hanger

One of her girls gave her this thoughtfull gift to hang her dress on and I just loved it! Want one for your wedding day? They can be found on Etsy.com, the hanger for your dress is one of the most overlooked details that I wish all brides would think of.

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Pronovias Gown Maple manor

Ashley's amazing Pronovias gown hanging in the bridal suite at Maple Manor

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Bride Getting Ready Maple Manor

LOVE this photo of Ashley being buttoned into her gown by her sister

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Groom Getting Ready Maple Manor Sepia

Matt's guys made sure he looked S H A R P, by Sarah Rizy

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Love Notes Crochet Hook

They agreed not to get each other wedding gifts but wrote love notes to one another. Ashley broke the rule a bit and included a crochet hook so he could help her out of her dress later that night. Those buttons can be a nightmare with out one!

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Love Notes Cards

Matt reading his note, by Sarah Rizy

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Bath tub Bridesmaids

Splish, splash....having fun in the awesome tub at Maple Manor.

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Bridal Portrait Groomsmen

The back of Ashley's ah-mazing gown and Matt and his men looking awesome! (guys photo by Sarah Rizy)

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Wedding Ceremony Garden

I just love how her Dad tried to help her with her gown as she reached the bottom of the stairs and the look she steals at him as she walks down the aisle.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Ceremony Garden Looking

I loved that as the minister welcomed everyone these two had to sneak a peek at one another.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Ceremony Garden Purple Flowers

Bright purple brides maids bouquets and Ashley's elegant white bouquet

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Ceremony Ring Exchange

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Ceremony Ring Exchange Detail

A close up of Ashley placing Matt's wedding band

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Ceremony Laughing

A stolen moment between the two during a reading by a loved one, by Sarah Rizy

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Ceremony The Kiss

Pronouncement of marriage and kiss!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Bridal Suite

Seconds after being married, Mr & Mrs Matt Hensley getting to chat for the first time. Ah, love.

Ashley & Matt Engaged!

Perfect couple + amazing blue sky = very happy photographer

Perfect couple + amazing blue sky = very happy photographer

Ashley and Matt were in town this week from Oklahoma for some wedding tasks so we got together in Grapevine for a vintage small town feel.  We played on some trains and ended at Lake Grapevine.  Matt was such a gentlemen and carried Ashley through some damp grass to get to the spots I wanted to shoot at so her heels wouldn’t sink into the ground.  It was great fun seeing them both and I know their wedding in May at Maple Manor and City Club Dallas is going to be a blast.

These two won me over before the session started because they let me pick their location!  Some of my couples have ideas about spots to shoot but others will tell me a feel they want and let me play.  The best thing about that is I get to select a new place or some where I haven’t been to in awhile so that it feels fresh and exciting to me.  Gotta love that!

Adore!!

Adore!!

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Ashley is just gorgeous!

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I don't have words except 🙂

The texture of her shirt with this tin wall and thier hotness is ah-mazing.

The texture of her shirt with this tin wall and thier hotness is ah-mazing.

We have had SO much wind lately and we have been trying to use it to our advantage.  I think this worked the wind.

We have had SO much wind lately and we have been trying to use it to our advantage. I think this worked the wind.

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cuteness

cuteness

These two just make me happy.

These two just make me happy.

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