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Jillian & Brady – Wedding Ceremony at Mitas Hill VineyardMcKinney, Texas

Tracy Autem 2015

So excited to start sharing this beautiful vineyard wedding!  Mitas Hill Vineyard is seriously the most perfect place in North Texas to have your wedding if you want it to have that classic winery look.  The property is huge and filled with fields of beautiful grape vines.  From the ceremony you overlook the vineyard and it is pretty spectacular.  It is like a little piece of the California wine country right here!  The location is more than pretty, for this couple it is home.  Jillian’s family owns and operates Mitas Hill and Brady works on property – that connection makes it even more special.

We kicked off the day indoors at the winery for getting ready in the suites and lounge.  Jill and Brady exchanged gifts and dressed in their finest.  I love the illusion plunging neckline of Jillian’s wedding gown from the Bridal boutique of Lewisville.  During the ceremony these two were all smiles (as were their parents!) – they have been together for over 10 years having started dating while Jill was in junior high and Brady was the “older man” in high school.  I think their age difference definitely means less today but I am so glad that they have stuck through it all and by each others side so that now that can call each other husband and wife!  Congrats you two and I can’t wait to share more of this beautiful May wedding!

Every wedding isn’t complete without an amazing team and Jillian and her Mother pulled together an all star cast:

Turquoise Video

Oliver Davis Events – Wedding planning, design & floral

Bella Bridesmaid – Bridesmaids Attire

Mens Warehouse – Mens wear

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville – Brides Gown

TC Makeup

Minted – Paper Products

The Magic Pen – Paper Products

CW Designs – Paper Products

LeForce Entertainment – Ceremony Music

Lorenzo Gonzalez – Harpist

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Allison & Michael – Wedding Ceremony at The Orchard in Azle

Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography 2014

Allison & Michael are married!  They had what was possibly the best case scenario ever for their October ranch wedding at The Orchard– perfect temps and beautiful skies!  I think every bride planning an outdoor wedding gets a little worried about what could happen that day but all the prayers paid off for this couple.  From arrival Allison was all jitters and just excited that it was FINALLY her day!  She was just beaming from the inside, I could literally see the joy all over her!  After dressing with her maids she did a sweet reveal with her Daddy and I loved it, his face was priceless and he saw his girl as a bride for the first time.  During the ceremony Michael got really choked up, tears were shed but more so were big smiles and lots of laughter from this couple.  It was a really fun ceremony to watch as their pastor interjected some hilarious comments!  It was a huge pleasure to spend the day with this couple and their family and friends.  Check back tomorrow for their reception blog!

-Tracy


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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.

Sarah & Brian {Married Part 1} At La Paloma Westin Resort in Tucson, AZ

It’s been a few weeks since Sarah & Brian’s wedding and frankly I had a very hard time editing their images.  These two just pulled at my heart strings so selecting images to show as my favorites has been impossible, I wanted to share every single one!  Today I am excited to share their preparations, details and ceremony.

 Amanda, my associate, and I traveled to Tucson for this amazing wedding at the La Paloma Westin Resort.  Destination weddings are always a treat but are hard work as we combine a whirlwind weekend of travel, multiple events and beautiful weddings.  La Paloma is a beautiful backdrop for a wedding with one of the best views in my opinion of the Mountains.   It was a fabulous break from my Texas weddings (Can you tell I was a bit excited about mountains?)  Read on for more about their perfect day and look on the blog next week for part 2 of their wedding images!

I adored the texture in Sarah’s hair with the ribbon weaved through it.

She was excited and SO cute about everything.

Brian works at the La Paloma Country Club with the Golf Course so we had to brave the 100+ heat for at least one photo on the green.

Love the squishy face.

A sweet kiss between Brian and his Mom.

Brian was a ball of emotion (one more reason I loved him as a groom) and as he opened his wedding gift from Sarah he fell apart.  This is his sister hugging him when he needed it.

Sarah putting on her wedding gift, custom designed earrings.

Brian walking his Grandma down the aisle.

Brian’s Father and Mother.

Sarah’s Brother and Mother.

Sarah’s brother escorted her down the aisle.

Did I mention Brian was emotional??  I have too many photos of him crying with joy that I could barely choose.

After their first kiss (above) I love that the embraced and savored the moment (below.)

Brian holding his bride after they departed the ceremony.  Stay tuned next week for more images and their best of slide show!

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