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Allison & Michael – Wedding PreparationsFort Worth, Texas

This wedding was a long awaited one.  When I met Allison and her parents I knew this day was going to be special and it did not disappoint.  Allison and Michael are adorable together, the way he cares for her, protects her and lights up when he is near her is inspiring.  They are SO good together.  At the end of the night I told Allison’s Mom that her own husband is a good man and that her daughter chose wisely because I see in Michael the same genuine kindness her Dad walks in.

Allison and Michael met on a blind date but I LOVE the way Allison tells of her first meeting with “Matt”. 🙂

“For New Year’s Eve of 2014, we were set up on a blind date by friends. The party took place in Dallas. It was a wonderful evening of enjoying the company of old friends and getting to know new ones. We really seemed to take a liking to each other, and agreed to exchange numbers. I (Allison) really felt confident that Michael’s name was “Matt.” Proudly, I entered the name “Matt” into my phone and handed it to Michael to fill in the rest of the information. I quickly learned Michael’s real name. However, this didn’t discourage Michael from pursuing the relationship, and we continued to celebrate the New Years by laughing it off. After New Years, we decided to keep in touch through texts, phone calls, and Skype. Eventually, our long distance relationship became a love story. The rest of the story is history and we are very excited to begin a new journey through life together. To this day, I still have Michael in my phone as “Matt McCall” in remembrance of the first time we met.” – Allison

For getting ready Allison choose to prep in her childhood home with her closest friends.  It was so sweet to have her dress in her gown in the room that was her sanctuary then descend the winding steps to the cheers of her bridesmaids!  After a teary and joy filled reveal with Dad everyone gathered around and her Mother prayed over Allison and the wedding and marriage that was about to begin.  Chills, smiles and some misty eyes were definitely happening behind my camera!

Thanks to all my wedding vendor friends for making this emotional day even better!

Tami Winn Events – Planning, Design & Floral

Love & Pout – Fallon Farmer – Hair & Makeup

Marc Roberts Videography

Marina Morrison – Bridal Gown

Weddington Way – Bridesmaids Gowns

Mens Warehouse

Paper Planet – Welcome Boxes

Silver West – Transportation

Renaissance Worthington Hotel – Groom’s Prep Location


Caitlin & Jordan – Wedding Day PreparationsDallas, Texas

Can’t believe I have come to the end of my 2016 weddings!  To put a cherry on top of a fabulous year of amazing couples I ended with Caitlin & Jordan – a couple that is gorgeous, had AMAZING locations, a great vendor team and was perfect in every way.

We kicked off their day with preparations!  Caitlin had an emotionally charged getting ready as her Mommy & Sister helped her dress and she revealed her look to Daddy and opened gifts from Jordan.  So perfect!  This is just the beginning because I had to split this one up into 4 posts as they had 3 very different locations and a super fun and beautiful reception!

This wedding had some of my favorite vendors on site and we had so  much fun creating a beautiful day for Caitlin & Jordan:

Grit & Gold – Planning & Design

Wendy Zerrudo – Hair & Makeup

Elle Films

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

-Tracy

Allie & Kane – Getting Ready & First LookRenaissance Worthington Hotel

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I think that this reaction is exactly what pretty much every girl hopes for.  Kane was SO ready to see Allie, and she was ready to.  Just before I had him turn around she was getting teary eyed with anticipation.  He was bouncing with excitement.  Hands down my favorite part of my job – the gut reaction of seeing his bride!  This one amazing part of this day is just the icing on the cake as the entire day pretty much rocked.  I don’t think there was a single thing that wasn’t perfect!

 

Before the big reveal Allie & Kane prepared for their day in their suites at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in downtown Fort Worth.  Allie and her bridesmaids played on the balcony, got all prettied up by the hair and makeup team and had us all laughing.  Kane and his gentlemen cut up and had fun together and he even tried on his spurs that were a gift at the rehearsal dinner the night before.

 

Check back tomorrow for more!  This one was a long 12 hour day with so many photo ops so it will be several posts.  🙂  Lots of photo goodness!

 

Thanks to the vendor team for making the day so beautiful:

Tami Winn Events

Lynn Films

Neiman Marcus – Brides Gown

Bliss Bridal – Bridesmaids Gowns

Angie Williams – Brides Hair & Makeup

Christy Clark – Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup

Worthington Renaissance – Hotel

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Ali & Brent – Wedding at Robert Carr Chapel TCU

Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography 2014

Ali and Brent are married!  We had a blast with them on Aug 16th for their wedding and reception.  These two met when they were just kids really and began dating in High School.  After 8 years together they are finally husband and wife!  We started their day at Fort Worth Club for preparations and their first look in the Terrace.  These two just lit up as they saw each other for the first time and I could see the nerves melt off their faces.  After some time to chat we were able to photograph them in the club and with their reception decor – a rare treat as so few couples are ever in their space before their guests.  The design and floral by Tami Winn Events made for a very romantic backdrop to an already beautiful couple.  Then as the clouds decided to let down  little rain we were off to Robert Carr Chapel at the Texas Christian University campus.  With umbrella’s in hand we dodged the weather and took it as good luck before these two said their vows.  By the end of the i do’s the rain had passed and their marriage had begun. Congrats you two!  Can’t wait to share more of your day and party tomorrow!

-Tracy

Big shout out to the vendor team who made their day a success:

Tami Winn Events

Fort Worth Club

Robert Carr Chapel, TCU

Lynn Films

Renn Traylor Hair

Lip Service Makeup Artistry – Jennifer Trotter

Bliss Bridal – Bride and Bridesmaids attire

Celebration Event Rentals

Suite 206 Event Rentals

Beyond – Lighting

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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.

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