Category archives: Amanda McCollum

Magenta and Caleb – Engagement Session at Trinity Park and Downtown Fort WorthFort Worth, TX

I know I say  it a lot but it’s always true, I had so much fun hanging out with Magenta and Caleb!  They love coffee so we stopped in Avoca Coffee shop just down the street for a quick cup and a few fun photos.  We then headed over to Trinity park where Caleb brought out one of the many signs he used to propose to Magenta back at Christmas.  They were just too cute and giggly that I couldn’t help but smile while I was around them.  We ended our session in Downtown Fort Worth.  Magenta and Caleb really love the look and the architecture so it was the perfect place especially since their reception will be held down there next year!  Check out their fun engagement session!

-Amanda

Jenn and Mitch – Engagement Session at Klyde Warren Park and White Rock LakeDallas, TX

I am beyond excited to share this cute couple’s engagement session!  I had so much fun hanging with Jenn, Mitch and their dogs Sasha and Zoe!  I have so many wonderful couples and Jenn and Mitch are definitely no exception.  They are some of the sweetest people and their two dogs were absolutely precious. We had a blast getting Sasha and Zoe in some of the photos.  They were so good at posing for the camera but also so playful at the same time.  They all completely melted my heart.  Jenn and Mitch will be getting married in October and I cannot wait for their big day!

-Amanda

Nicole and Eric – Wedding at Marty Leonard Chapel and Fort Worth ClubFort Worth, Tx

What a beautiful day for a wedding!  Nicole and Eric were married at Marty Leonard Chapel in Fort Worth and it couldn’t have been more perfect.  They had a few sweet traditions like the lassoing of the rosary and the coin tradition.  Right before they were pronounced husband and wife, Eric’s kids were invited up to the altar for a special blessing on their new family.  It always warms my heart to see such a blessing and promise take place.  Nicole and Eric had a vintage car right outside of the chapel waiting to take them to their reception, so we got some dreamy photos with it!  Nicole and Eric had a few surprises up their sleeves at the reception.  First the guests were entertained with a mariachi band during dinner, then surprised Eric’s mom with her very own birthday cake!  During the father daughter dance, Nicole and her dad started off with a traditional dance and then busted out into a rap dance! It was so much fun and I loved how joyful Nicole and her dad looked sharing that moment together.  Nicole, Eric and their guests danced the night away until it was time to send them on their way!  We had so much fun celebrating with these two and wish them the best of luck!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the vendors!

Bridal Gown – Bliss Bridal

Floral – Blushington Blooms

Cake Artist – The Fort Worth Club

Pies – Emporium Pies

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