Category archives: Ceremony

Kelsey & Kal – Getting Ready and Ceremony at the Hilton and Piazza in the VillageMcKinney, Texas

I loved getting to know Kelsey and Kal during their engagement session and was super pumped for their big day! Here is how they met:

“Kal and I met at a recruiting company here in the Dallas, TX area. We sat in a cubicle next to each other for about a year and were strictly friends. One of our mutual friends invited us to the Eli Young Band concert and we haven’t been apart ever since. We have been dating a little over 3 1/2 years.”

Take a look at some of my favorite moments during the first part of their day!

-Annie

Special Thanks to all the vendors:

Piazza in the Village

LeForce Entertainment – DJ Nate

Lulu’s Bridal

Azazie – Bridesmaids Dresses

Moonlight Cakes

Victory Video

Wendy Zerrudo – WZ Beauty

Lilium Floral Design

 

Rachel & Jonathan – Wedding at Chandor GardensWeatherford, TX

Rachel and Jonathan had a beautiful, sunny day perfect for their Alice in Wonderland themed wedding!  They had a small and intimate wedding and reception at Chandor Gardens out in Weatherford and it was the perfect setting for what they were wanting.  Not only was the weather, day and location perfect but this sweet new family had so much beautiful emotion, I couldn’t help but tear up myself!  During the ceremony, Rachel and Jonathan both said vows to each other’s children and it was just the sweetest thing.  I loved witnessing this new family being formed.  After the ceremony we had the chance to go around the gardens for some fun photos where we got to get a little bit wet under the waterfall! I think some of my favorite moments (besides the vows) happened during the daddy daughter dances.  Rachel and her dad & Jonathan and his daughter.  Together with all of their closest friends and family, Rachel and Jonathan celebrated their marriage and their new family and when the night came to an end, the exited through a tunnel of sparklers underneath hanging teacups that decorated the pathway.  Congratulations Rachel and Jonathan!!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the vendors!

Hair & Makeup – Makeup by Edie

Bridal Gown – Distinct Elegance

Groom’s Attire – Men’s Wearhouse

Floral – Rose Lane Flowers

Cake Artist – Back Home Bakery

Entertainment – Soundwork Production

Catering – Del Norte Taco

 

Magenta & Caleb – Wedding Ceremony at Robert Carr Chapel at TCUFort Worth, TX

What a beautiful day for Magenta and Caleb’s wedding!  There are always so many factors and moving parts to a wedding day but what I love most is that at the end of the day, all that matters is the love that you have for each other.  I know Magenta and Caleb could not wait to become husband and wife and you can tell from their story just how patient they have been throughout their entire relationship.

“We first met while working together the fall of 2013. We worked on the same team and became good friends while working on various projects together. Our friendship continued after Magenta was transferred to Minneapolis for work and we soon began a long distance relationship from across the country. Via FaceTime and many weekend trips to see one another, we soon fell in love and hoped that we would soon live in the same state again sometime soon. In June of 2015, to everyone’s surprise, Magenta was transferred back to the DFW area allowing our relationship to enter a new phase now that we lived close to one another. After a few months of continuing our now close distance relationship, Caleb proposed to Magenta at the Gaylord Texan on Christmas Eve of 2016 in front of both of our families.”

I am so excited for these two and I can’t wait to see what the future brings them!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – The Perfect Plan Events

Hair & Makeup – AW Wedding

Bridal Gown/Bridesmaids – Bliss Bridal

Groom’s Attire – Zar

Groomsmen – Joseph A. Banks

Floral – The Perfect Plan Events

Cake Artist – Delicious Cakes

Reception Lighting – DFW Parties

Entertainment – DJ Connections

Transportation – Premier Transportation

Hollis & Joey – First Look and Wedding Ceremony at All Saints Episcopal ChurchFort Worth, TX

Hollis and Joey’s big day was absolutely beautiful!  It was full of so much joy, emotion, laughter and fun. Hollis and Joey chose to do a first look, where they saw each other for the first time before the ceremony.  Their friends were so cute as they spied through the window to watch.  Hollis showed off her dress to her almost hubby and he gave a huge thumbs up.  I love first looks because they always seem to calm the nerves but at the same time bring out the excitement!  You know it’s getting real at that point and that you are about to marry the person of your dreams.  It was then time for the ceremony and everyone was in their place.  As it came time for Hollis to walk down the aisle I caught a glimpse of her in the stairwell, she was overcome with emotions, I could tell that she couldn’t wait to get down that aisle. It was one of my favorite moments of the night.  After a few moments of waiting with her sweet dad, the doors opened and she made her way to Joey.  It was a beautiful ceremony and now they are husband and wife!!  Check back for their fun Modern reception.

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the amazing vendors!

Event Coordinator – Abbie O. Events

Makeup Artist – Adina Wright & Marcy Calland

Hair Artist – Liz Hernandez

Bridal Gown – Kleinfeld’s New York

Bridesmaids – De Ma Fille

Groom/Groomsmen Attire – TheBlackTux.com

Floral – Justine’s Flowers

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Videography – Turquoise Video

Entertainment & Lighting – In10City Band

Paper Products – Lola Lorena

Balloons – Affairs Afloat

 

Lindsey & Kurt – Getting Ready & Ceremony at Robert Carr ChapelFort Worth, Texas

Lindsey & Kurt are both graduates from TCU and when I first met them, I knew they would have a great wedding.  They day started off with Lindsey getting ready at the new venue, the 4 Eleven, which is amazing!  Lindsey and her dad shared a sweet first look in the courtyard where she received a beautiful pearl bracelet from her dad.  The couple got married at Robert Carr chapel surrounded by friends and family and even had a saber exit after the ceremony!  After they said farewell to guests they hopped into a vintage car that drove us to the stadium to get a few pictures before the reception.  Check out a few of my favorite pictures from the first part of their day!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors!

Robert Carr Chapel

The 4 Eleven

LeForce Entertainment

Feastivities

I DO! Floral & Decor

Mary Kyle Hendon – Planning

Hallie & Nathan – Ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Fort WorthFort Worth, Texas

Hallie and Nathan got married on a surprisingly chilly Spring day!   These two love to travel together and started their biggest adventure yet! Here is their fun proposal story :

” We both love golfing, hiking and going on adventures, so we went to Hot Springs, AK for a little summer getaway. On the third day of our vacation, as we were walking on a cool path that overlooked the main drag downtown and decided that would be a good spot to pop down on one knee. He said really sweet things and of course, I said “yes””

Check out some of my favorite moments from the first part of their day!

Annie

Special Thanks to all the vendors:

J. Leigh B’s – Hair

The Loveless Duo

Have Some Cake Y’all

Bliss Bridal Salon

Pancho’s Flower Villa

Mira Vista Country Club

Lauren & CJ – Wedding Ceremony at Classic Oaks RanchMansfield, TX

You could not ask for a more perfect day for Lauren and CJ!  With a 90% chance of rain all day, it ended up not raining at all and was absolutely beautiful.  Before the ceremony Lauren and CJ exchanged gifts.  It was so sweet when Lauren opened the first part of her gift and it was a Pokemon ball with a little Pikachu in it.  Lauren said that CJ often tells her “I choose you, Pikachu”, which is incredibly adorable.  Then she opened a second gift which contained a diamond necklace that has been in CJ’s family for generations.  After exchanging gifts and getting Lauren’s veil in place, it was time to walk down the aisle.  I always love turning my attention for a quick second to the groom as he anxiously waits to see his bride walking toward him.  CJ definitely wiped a few tears from his eyes as Lauren drew closer to him. During their ceremony, Lauren & CJ sealed a bottle of wine and a couple of letters to each other to be opened on their first anniversary.  It was a beautiful ceremony full of sweet laughter and tears of joy.  Check back for their awesome reception!

-Amanda

A special thank you to all of the amazing vendors!

Wedding Coordinator – Lucia Bitnar with Foster Blue

Hair and Makeup Artist – Lip Service Makeup

Bridal Gown – De Ma Fille

Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaid

Floral – Lush Couture Design

Entertainment – Randy Ro Entertainment

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Donuts – Funkytown Donuts

Catering – Reata

Videography – Myke Wilkerson

Rentals – May I Serve You

Transportation – DFW Vintage Car

Lizzie & Caleb – Getting Ready and Ceremony at Rivercrest Country ClubFort Worth, Texas

 

Lizzie and Caleb are married!  I have been looking forward to this day since their engagement, and boy was this wedding fun!  These two have something really special and I was so honored that I got to be a part of their big day.  These two met through mutual friends, started dating, and then Caleb popped the question two years later!  Here is their proposal story in Caleb’s words:

“To start off, we had dinner at the Café at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. After dinner, I asked Lizzie if she wanted to go on a walk, thinking we could walk up to the terrace by the Amon G. Carter Museum of Modern Art, where I would propose. Lizzie had nothing of it, and told me there was no way she was walking anywhere after a nice dinner. So, I had to audible and suggested that we go grab a bottle of wine from her house and go up to the terrace and have a nightcap. This piqued her interest, and luckily, I was able to convince her it was a nice night for it. Once we got to the terrace, I got to one knee and asked Lizzie if she would marry me. Thankfully, she agreed, and asked if we could get married the next day.”

Here are some of my favorite moments from the first part of their wedding!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors:

Rivercrest Country Club

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Borrowed & Blue Occasions – Planning/Coordination by Britni Weiss

Lane Florist

Lovely Bride

Dallas Affaires Cakes

It’s Your Night Entertainment – Lighting

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Band

Texas Makeup Pros – Shannon

Lux Machine – Hair by Abbey Rogers

Paper Affair

Elvis – Kraig Parker Productions

 

Kendall & Collin – Ceremony and First Look at Mary Leonard ChapelFort Worth, Texas

Kendall and Collin are both aggies (whoop!) and got married on a sunny, spring day!  The entire week before, and even the hour before I arrived, there had been constant rain and clouds but as soon as I arrived the sun began to shine!  You can imagine everyone’s excitement!  One of my favorite moments is when the bridesmaids see the bride in her dress for the first time, and these bridesmaids didn’t disappoint! There was so much energy in the room and everyone began to sing “Going to the Chapel” which was so fun.  The sunshine and Marty Leonard provided the perfect backdrop for Kendall and Collin to see each other before the wedding.  I just love his reaction!  Check out some of my favorite moments from the first part of their day!

-Annie

Special thanks to the amazing vendors:

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

Market Street – Floral

Delicious Cakes

TCP Catering

Jessica Zak -Makeup

Marty Leonard Chapel

Stonegate Mansion

DJ Connections

Tory & Harrison – Ceremony at the Piazza on the GreenMcKinney, Texas


I had the chance to know these two at their engagement session and was excited for their big day!  Tory and Harrison met while they were at Texas Tech and came to know each other at the student rec center!  How fun!  They tied the knot on a cool February day surrounded by friends and family.  These two love to travel and incorporated that theme in their day.  The ceremony program was a passport (adorable!) and also incorporated globes everywhere.  Although they didn’t see each other before the ceremony, they held hands around a door and shared a few words before the ceremony.  It is such a sweet moment and I love it when couples choose to do that!  Here are a few of my favorite moments from the first part of their day!

-Annie

Special thanks to all of the vendors:

Piazza on the Green

David Allen Events

Cakes by Design

Lulu’s Bridal

Blooming Accents