Category archives: Amanda McCollum

Hannah and Kevin – Wedding Reception at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, TX

Even though the rain may have prevented the ceremony from being held outdoors, it let up just enough for us to finish up photos outside!  Then Hannah and Kevin partied the night away with Trey and the Tritones.  They were having a blast catching up with friends and family and rockin’ it out on the dance floor.  While all of the guests lined up to see them off, they stayed behind for their private last dance.  I always love private dances but the Ashton Depot is always such a beautiful backdrop for it.  Once they made their getaway, I met up with them in downtown to get a few more fun night photos!  Thank goodness the rain stayed away for the rest of the evening.  Congratulations to Hannah and Kevin!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the amazing vendors!

Venue – The Ashton Depot

Bridal Gown – BHLDN

Makeup Artist – Kris Astroff

Floral – Justine’s Flowers

Cake Artist – Village Bakery

Entertainment – Trey and the Tritones

Hannah and Kevin – Wedding Ceremony at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, TX

When you live in Texas, you expect the weather to be pretty unpredictable.  Hannah and Kevin started off their wedding day with a beautiful, bright and sunny morning.  It seemed as though everything was going perfectly according to plan.  We were even running early!  It was about 5 minute before the ceremony was supposed to start when the sideways, monsoon rain started.  Not to worry though!  The amazing staff at Ashton Depot plus the always brilliant Justine of Justine’s Flowers were quick on their feet and came to the rescue.  They transformed the dance floor into the ceremony space within just a few minutes and we were back on track.  Even though the ceremony didn’t happen outside the way it was originally planned, everything was still incredibly beautiful.  At the end of the day Hannah and Kevin were husband and wife, rain or shine.  It was a great day!  Check out some of my favorites from their ceremony and check back soon for their reception!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the amazing vendors!

Venue – The Ashton Depot

Bridal Gown – BHLDN

Makeup Artist – Kris Astroff

Floral – Justine’s Flowers

Cake Artist – Village Bakery

Entertainment – Trey and the Tritones

 

Lauren and Russell – Wedding Reception at Hickory Street AnnexDallas, TX

I can’t tell you how much I love photographing a good party, and that’s exactly what Lauren and Russell had was a GOOD party.  The Memphis Soul band kept everyone out on the dance floor all night long, especially Lauren and Russell.  It is always so fun to see brides and grooms let loose and have fun with each other and their guests.  I have to be honest, I did not think I’d ever see the crazy side of Russell.  That guy knows how to have a good time, from dancing with his new bride, to singing karaoke on stage with his brother!  I already knew that Lauren and Russell were pretty much perfect for each other, but watching them in this setting just solidified it for me.  If you can’t be your goofy self with the ones you love then life can get pretty boring!  Everyone was having such a good time that they just didn’t want the night to end.  They begged the band to play one more song, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end.  All the guests lined up down the steps and sent Lauren and Russell off to begin their new life together.  It was such a fun night and I am so glad that I was able to be a part of it!  Congratulations to Lauren and Russell!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the amazing vendors!

Event Coordinator – Maxwell + Grey

Bridal Gown – The Bridal Boutique: Norman, OK

Hair Stylist – Styling by Macey

Makeup Artist – Erika Curry

Floral – Root + Bloom

Officiant – Hire A Minister: Mathew DeBlanc

Cake Artist – Elena’s Cakes

Entertainment – Memphis Soul Band

Lauren and Russell – Wedding Ceremony at Hickory Street AnnexDallas, TX

June in Texas is known for being pretty warm and the day before Lauren and Russell’s wedding was definitely a scorcher.  Luckily, their big day was cooled off by a little big of morning rain and some cloud coverage.  I loved getting to hang out with Lauren and her girls while they were getting ready.  Everyone was so chill and relaxed and just excited to be there!  Everything was just about as perfect as it could be (a big part of that is thanks to the amazing event coordinators, Maxwell + Grey!).  The bridesmaids wore beautiful gray dresses that brought out the nice green and blush colors of their flowers.  Lauren was absolutely stunning in her wedding dress that had a gorgeous illusion neckline.  I’m pretty sure she knocked Russell’s socks off when he saw her walking down the aisle toward him.  Lauren and Russell were married at Hickory Street Annex surrounded by many large windows, letting in rays of light and showing off the luscious greenery in the background, setting up the perfect scene.  As soon as they were pronounced husband and wife, Lauren threw her bouquet in the air in a fist pump of victory.  Please enjoy some of my favorites from their beautiful ceremony and check back for more from their rockin’ reception!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the amazing vendors!

Event Coordinator – Maxwell + Grey

Bridal Gown – The Bridal Boutique: Norman, OK

Hair Stylist – Styling by Macey

Makeup Artist – Erika Curry

Floral – Root + Bloom

Officiant – Hire A Minister: Mathew DeBlanc

Cake Artist – Elena’s Cakes

Entertainment – Memphis Soul Band

 

Natalie and Robert – Wedding Reception at Fort Worth ClubFort Worth, TX

After the ceremony everyone headed over to Fort Worth Club for the reception.  Robert’s brother and Natalie’s sister gave some very sweet toasts about the kind of amazing people that Natalie and Robert are and you could definitely feel how much love they all have for one another.  After toasts it was time to party,  and what a party it was!  Thanks to the musical talents of the Limelight band,  the dance floor was constantly full.  And who knew that Robert could dance like that?  I sure didn’t!  These two, along with all of the friends and family, danced up a storm and had an absolute blast.  I am so sad that their day has come and gone, but I am so excited to be able to share their day with everyone.  I cannot wait to see what the future holds for these two.  Thanks for letting me part of your special day! Congratulations to Natalie & Robert!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors!

Bridal Gown – Neiman Marcus Bridal

Bridesmaids – Nordstrom

Hair & Makeup Artist – Pretty on Premises: Michelle Dollar

Floral – Justine’s Flowers

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Videography – Turquoise Video

Entertainment – Limelight

Lighting – Absolute Entertainment

Natalie and Robert – Wedding Ceremony at Robert Carr Chapel at TCUFort Worth, TX

I don’t think that I can truly describe the amount of emotion that Natalie and Robert’s big day actually had.  Not only for them and their families but for me as well!  I’ll just give you a hint by saying how excited I have been all year to photograph their engagements, then Natalie’s bridal and finally their wedding!  I was tearing up and full of emotion all day and then incredibly sad when it was over.  Now I am getting excited all over again because I get to share their amazing photos with the world!  Natalie and Robert are the kind of people that when you meet them, you are automatically friends.  I can’t tell you how happy it made me to talk to Natalie on the phone or through e-mail throughout the process of planning her wedding.  They both have this way of making everyone feel so special and loved, which made my job incredibly easy and more fun than it already is.  Natalie had the biggest smile on her face from the moment I arrived (and I’m sure before) to the moment they rode away in the carriage at the end of the night.  I know it was so hard for both of them to have to wait all day for the ceremony.  They both were so overcome with emotion, just waiting to finally get to see each other and become husband and wife.  Before the ceremony, the exchanged letters around a door.  As I placed Robert behind the door and told him I was going to get Natalie, he began to tear up knowing it was just minutes before he’d get to see her walk down the aisle.  As they finished reading each other’s notes, Natalie just started jumping up and down grinning ear to ear, so excited that the moment had finally arrived.  I don’t think I’ll ever forget the pure joy that was felt during their entire ceremony.  Afterward as they walked back up the aisle and out the chapel doors they just beamed at each other, jumping up and down, kissing, hugging and showing off their rings.  I cannot fully express how excited I am for these two.  Please enjoy my favorites from their Robert Carr ceremony and check back soon for their fun reception at The Fort Worth Club!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors!

Bridal Gown – Neiman Marcus Bridal

Bridesmaids – Nordstrom

Hair & Makeup Artist – Pretty on Premises: Michelle Dollar

Floral – Justine’s Flowers

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Videography – Turquoise Video

Entertainment – Limelight

Lighting – Absolute Entertainment

   

Melissa and Cody – Wedding at The OrchardAzle, TX

Melissa and Cody are married!  We started the day thinking the rain was going to keep us from being outside, but it did not!  Melissa and Cody chose to see each other before the ceremony and luckily it quit raining just in time!  They read notes they had written to each other and then Cody turned to see his bride for the first time and I think his breath may have literally been taken away.  They held the ceremony inside surrounded by their closest family and friends and said sweet vows to each other that made me tear up!  After they shared their first kiss, Cody smashed the glass (a Jewish tradition that they incorporated into their wedding) and they were on their way up the aisle as husband and wife!  Then it was time to celebrate and Melissa and Cody spent the rest of the evening enjoying chatting and dancing with all of the important people in their lives.  At the end of the night they spent one last dance together, taking in the day and each other.  They were then sent off to their new life through the glowing lights of sparklers.  Congratulations to Melissa and Cody!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Venue – The Orchard

Event Coordinator – TLC Event Staffing

Hair and Makeup Artist – Love + Pout: Fallon Farmer

Bridal Gown – David’s Bridal

Floral – Venia Flowers

Cake Artist – Gina’s Cakeballs

Entertainment – DJ Connections

Erin and Colby – Wedding at Hollow HillWeatherford, TX

They say it’s good luck for it to rain on your wedding day.  Well, I say it’s even better luck for it to rain and then stop just in time for your outdoor ceremony!  That is exactly what happened for Erin and Colby.  It was raining off and on all morning and they were considering moving the ceremony inside, but it finally stopped and it was absolutely beautiful! The grass wasn’t even wet.  Erin looked stunning as she walked down the aisle arm in arm with her dad.  Her dress perfectly complimented her outdoor space and her boots were just the icing on the cake.  Colby teared up as he saw his bride walking toward him and when she arrived next to him, gave him the cutest smile.  With a backdrop of green trees behind them, they said their vows and became husband and wife!  It was the perfect setting.  Then it was time to party!  After dinner, the guests made their way into the barn for dancing and cake!  Erin and Colby spent the evening enjoying time with their friends and family just dancing until it was time for them to head out to begin their new life together!  Congratulations to Erin and Colby!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the vendors who helped make the day so special!

Event Coordinator – Two Girls in Pearls

Hair & Makeup Artist – Love + Pout: Fallon Farmer

Bridal Gown – Pence and Panache

Cake Artist – Celebrity Cafe & Bakery

Entertainment – DJ Scott Smith

 

Courtney and Tyler – Engagement Session at Globe Life Park and Grapevine Botanic Gardens

Oh my goodness!  I cannot get over how sweet Courtney and Tyler are!  I am a big sports fan, so I love it when my couple are too and incorporate it into their engagement sessions.  Courtney and Tyler are big Texas Rangers fans and so Globe Life Park was the perfect setting for their first location.  Courtney even had the cutest Rangers shoes to go with it!  They will also be having their rehearsal dinner at the park.  How fun is that?  Courtney and Tyler met at Texas A&M through Tyler’s roommates.  So girls, if you’re still in school go get involved in some study groups!  Maybe you’ll meet your future husband like Courtney did! 😉  Courtney and Tyler are getting married in January and I seriously can’t wait.  I already know their wedding day is going to be so much fun!

-Amanda

Lisa and Chandler – Wedding Ceremony and Reception at BRIKFort Worth, TX

Lisa and Chandler were married surrounded by close family and friends and after their vows, they joined all of their guests for dinner and dancing in the glow of romantic candlelight that filled the venue.  They spent the evening catching up with all of their friends and family while taking turns heading out to the dance floor and showing off their dancing skills!   It was a beautiful night celebrating their love with the ones they love most and it went by so quick!  Before we knew it, it was time for the night to end to say goodbye to the newlyweds.  Lisa and Chandler spent a few minutes alone in a private last dance, wrapped up in each other’s arms.  This is always one of my favorite moments of the night, just the bride and groom dancing with no one else around.  The song ended and it was time to send them on their way through a tunnel of sparklers where they drove away to begin their new life together!  Congratulations Lisa and Chandler!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the amazing vendors who helped make the day so special!

Wedding Coordinator – Events and Experiences

Event Venue – BRIK

Hair & Makeup – Leslie Gore

Floral – Events and Experiences

Entertainment – Ed Petty with LeForce Entertainment

Cake Artist – Honey Love Cakery

Catering – Babe’s Chicken

Transportation – Blue Diamond Limo