Category archives: Amanda McCollum

Sarah and Tyler – Wedding Reception at The Carlisle RoomDallas, TX

We had so much fun celebrating with Sarah and Tyler!  They held their reception at The Carlisle Room in Dallas and it was so beautiful!  There were many Razorback fans in the crowd so after cake cutting they had to do the hog call!  I always love seeing the different school traditions of my couples.  It’s so much fun!  The dance floor stayed pretty packed all night long and the crowd was loving the Inversion Band.  Sarah had the chance to try her skills out on one of the band member’s trumpets and one of the bridesmaids did a saxophone duet with her plastic blow up sax.  It truly was a fun party!  But, all good things must come to an end, sadly.  As all of their guests gathered outside, Sarah and Tyler enjoyed one last private dance before heading off on their honeymoon.  They were sent off through a cloud of flutterfetti and left to begin their new life together!  Congratulations Sarah and Tyler!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the amazing vendors!

Event Coordinator – The Social Gather

Bride’s Gown – Neiman Marcus

Hair and Makeup Artist – Era Salon

Floral – Garden Gate

Transportation – Blue Diamond

Entertainment – Inversion Band

Paper Products – Magnolia Design

Sarah and Tyler – First Look and Wedding Ceremony at St. Thomas AquinasDallas, TX

The good weather luck continues! It rained most of our drive to Dallas and just as it was looking like it would still be raining for Sarah and Tyler’s first look, the skies cleared up. The rain lightened up and stopped long enough for us to get all of the photos we wanted outside. All of the family and bridal party were such troopers as we stood out in the crazy wind taking photos!  Sarah and her girls really knew how to make that wind work in their favor!  It was time for the ceremony and Sarah looked so beautiful as she walked to the aisle on her dad’s arm with her mom’s veil in her hair.  She was absolutely beaming!  Sarah and Tyler exchanged their vows and were pronounced husband and wife and I know that at that moment all of the nerves were lifted from their shoulders.  It was time to celebrate! Enjoy some of my favorites from their first look and ceremony and check back for their reception at The Carlisle Room!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the amazing vendors!

Event Coordinator – The Social Gather

Bride’s Gown – Neiman Marcus

Hair and Makeup Artist – Era Salon

Floral – Garden Gate

Transportation – Blue Diamond

Entertainment – Inversion Band

Paper Products – Magnolia Design

Allison and Logan – Wedding Reception at Piazza on the GreenMcKinney, TX

And the magic continues!!  Allison and Logan were introduced into their reception and went straight into their first dance as husband and wife.  Sticking with this Disney theme that we’ve started, it was like the ballroom scene right out of Beauty & The Beast with all of the warm lighting and chandeliers.  A true fairy tale moment!  They danced all night long and at one point Logan and his groomsmen did a surprise dance to the YMCA.  It was truly an enchanting night and I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter couple.  Thanks Allison and Logan for choosing me to capture your special day!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the vendors!

Bridal Gown – Patsy’s Bridal

Hair and Makeup – Jenny Torry

Floral – A&L Floral Design

Cake Artist – Sugar Bee Sweets

Entertainment – David Allen Events

Allison and Logan – First Look and Wedding Ceremony at Piazza on the GreenMcKinney, TX

When I think of Allison & Logan I think of the perfect couple comparable to a Disney prince and princess, so it was incredibly fitting that when I showed up to the venue that Allison was wearing her Mini Mouse house shoes.  I almost expected little woodland creatures to come and help her put on her wedding dress!   She was so incredibly excited and just full of joy and absolutely radiant!  When I asked what Disney couple they would most relate to, she said Anna and Krsitoff from Frozen and I can totally see it!  Their first look may have been a little windy but they were just too precious and so happy to see each other that a little wind was nothing.  They are just the kind of people that you can’t help but smile when you’re around them!  Their happiness is definitely contagious and you could tell during the ceremony how true that really is.  Please enjoy some of my favorites from their first look and ceremony – you won’t be able to keep yourself from grinning!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the vendors!

Bridal Gown – Patsy’s Bridal

Hair and Makeup – Jenny Torry

Floral – A&L Floral Design

Cake Artist – Sugar Bee Sweets

Entertainment – David Allen Events

Janey and Collin – Engagement Session at Dallas Arboretum and White Rock LakeDallas, TX

With all of the threat of rain and having to reschedule once before, I was a little worried we would have to postpone again!  Luckily everything cleared and up and I met up with Janey and Collin at the Arboretum and it was a beautiful day!  I loved getting to hang out with these two.  They are the cutest and so incredibly happy.  It is a difficult thing not to smile when you are around them! Their love and happiness is definitely infections, my face hurt after their session from all of the smiling!  After the Arboretum, we headed over to White Rock Lake which is where Collin proposed to Janey when he told her that he wanted to take her to look at a sailboat.  Janey and Collin are a genuinely sweet couple and I am beyond excited to photograph their wedding this September!

-Amanda

Amanda and John – Wedding Reception at Union Station DallasDallas, TX

After the ceremony everyone headed over to Union Station for the party.  And what a party it was!  The ballroom was like something out of a fairy tale decorated with amazing floral by Bella Flora and the styling skills of Jenna with Pop Parties.  Amanda and John entered and had their first dance as husband and wife then the party really got started.  With Emerald City on the stage there is no keeping people off of the dance floor and as always they were absolutely killing it and the dancing lasted all night!  Amanda and John were invited up onto the stage and sang a few songs with the band and all of their guests.  Everyone was having the time of their lives!  Of course, all good things must come to an end and the horn section led the guests down the elevator so Amanda and John could have a private moment before leaving.  During their private time, they asked their grandparents to join them in a dance.  It was the sweetest thing!  Amanda and John then made their way down the escalators and out into the cloud of flutterfetti and were off to start their new life together!  Congratulations Amanda and John!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Pop Parties: Jenna Fields

Bridal Gown – Warren Barron

Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaid

Hair and Makeup Artist – Grand Slam Glam

Reception Venue – Union Station Dallas

Floral – Bella Flora

Cake Artist – Panini Bakery

Caterer – Wolfgang Puck

Entertainment – Emerald City

Paper Products – Carlson Craft

Videography – Aaron Griffin Creative Services

Amanda and John – Wedding Ceremony at University Park United Methodist ChurchDallas, TX

I am so excited to share Amanda and John’s fabulous Dallas wedding!  They were married at University Park United Methodist Church and the day was absolute perfection.  I think nerves were running a little high while they were waiting to begin and poor John had a couple of moments during the ceremony where he forgot to repeat after the officiant. It made Amanda laugh and it’s those cute and silly moments that really make the memories last. After they were pronounced man and wife they went into the back room with their bridal party and it just made my heart melt to see the adoring way John was looking at his new wife.  He was absolutely beaming as she showed her wedding band to her bridesmaids.  It’s these kinds of behind the scenes moments that make me fall in love with my job over and over again.  Please enjoy some of my favorites from their ceremony and check back soon for photos from their amazing reception!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Pop Parties: Jenna Fields

Bridal Gown – Warren Barron

Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaid

Hair and Makeup Artist – Grand Slam Glam

Reception Venue – Union Station Dallas

Floral – Bella Flora

Cake Artist – Panini Bakery

Caterer – Wolfgang Puck

Entertainment – Emerald City

Paper Products – Carlson Craft

Videography – Aaron Griffin Creative Services

Jess and Bobby – Engagement Session at Globe Life ParkArlington, TX

ATTENTION ALL BASEBALL FANS!!!  It is finally baseball season and with Jess and Bobby there was no other place than the Texas Rangers Stadium (Globe Life Park) for their engagement portraits.  Bobby proposed to Jess during a tour of the stadium, so I loved that they wanted to have their photos done there.  Being a big baseball fan myself, this was such a treat!  Not only are Jess and Bobby big Rangers fans, but they are the sweetest and kindest people! They are so much fun to be around and we had a blast hanging out around the empty stadium.  Our tour guide, Dick, also provided us with a fun time, a little Rangers history and added entertainment!  If you haven’t taken a tour, you definitely should!  I think the ballpark might be one of my favorite places to photograph.  Congratulations to Jess and Bobby!  Hope to you see you at a game soon! (Also, a special shout out to the tour coordinator, Billie, at the ball park!  She was absolutely wonderful to work with!)

-Amanda

Kailie & Brian – Wedding at Noah’s Event VenueRichardson, TX

Kailie and Brian are so much fun! They were married at Noah’s Event Venue in Richardson.  Kailie was absolutely stunning in her blush wedding gown and looked just radiant as she walked down the aisle arm and arm with her daddy.  The ceremony took place outside and was full of joy and laughter.  After vows were spoken, Kailie and Brian were pronounced husband and wife and high-fived this accomplishment once the reached the end of the aisle.  After the ceremony it was on to the party where the new couple showed everyone their compatibility with the newlywed game!  They went on to the bouquet toss and Kailie apparently was a basketball player in another life because she tossed her bouquet right into the chandelier for 2 points!  Impressive for not looking where she was throwing!  Kailie and Brian made their grand exit through a tunnel of sparklers and then headed back inside to party until 1:00 in the morning!  Like I said, they are such a fun couple and I am excited to share their big day!  Congratulations to Kailie and Brian!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – Heather Henson: Guest List Events

Bridal Gown – Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

Bridesmaids – Beside the Bride

Floral – Out of the Garden

Entertainment – LeForce Entertainment

Cake Artist – Cake Carousel

Venue – Noah’s Event Venue – Richardson

 

Kailie – Bridal Portraits at Bass HallFort Worth, TX

Kailie was like a real life Cinderella.  She had the beautiful ball gown with amazing detail on the bodice and the SHOES! Oh the shoes!  Quite a few of our set ups were centered around those shoes.  It was a blast getting to photograph Kailie’s bridals.  She is such a happy person and so much fun to be around, which makes the photos that much better!  Check back for photos from her February wedding!

-Amanda