Category archives: Receptions

Lindsay & Keith – Wedding Reception at The Modern Art MuseumFort Worth, TX

Lindsay and Keith had their reception at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.  The Modern is absolutely one of my favorite places and their reception was made even more special with some personal touches like Lindsay’s sister and brother-in-law singing their first dance song.

“My sister and brother-in-law (Liz and Parker or “The Double Whiskey Straits”) played our first dance song (Queen’s You’re my best friend) and did a mini-set later on in the night. It was really awesome to continue the sister tradition of choosing a Queen song for a first dance (Liz & Parker had Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls as their first dance) and special because they are so musically talented and it was fun to show em off.”

One thing I always love about the Modern is getting to spend some alone time with my couples in the gallery.  It makes for some amazing photos and some well deserved alone time for Lindsay and Keith.  They were also such troopers by letting me take them outside in the freezing cold to get some photos with the twinkles lights in the trees. The rest of the night was spent catching up with friends and dancing like crazy people on the dance floor.

We had so much fun celebrating with Lindsay, Keith and their families.  Please enjoy some of my favorites from their Modern reception.  Congratulations Lindsay and Keith!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Jessica Hill with Poppies and Ink

Hair and Makeup – Jennifer Trotter with Lip Service Makeup

Bridal Gown – Kleinfeld

Groom’s Attire – theblacktux.com

Floral – Poppies and Ink

Entertainment – William Ryan with It’s Your Night Entertainment

Cake Artist – Susie Moskal

Catering – Cafe Modern

Paper Products – Poppies and Ink

Ali & Caleb – Wedding Reception at The Fort Worth ClubFort Worth, TX

What a fun day!  Ali & Caleb’s ceremony was fantastic and now it’s time to party and celebrate all of the little moments that led to this moment!  Ali tells us about the best moment (the proposal!)  in her own words.

“It was a cold and rainy weekend in February and I was down in Austin visiting Caleb. He had planned for us to go to a winery with two of our friends Amy and Henry that evening. We were to pick Amy and Henry up from Camp Lucy to head to the winery and get our tasting on. When we arrived Amy immediately sent Caleb away to do “work” while we could chat. While I was chowing down on a cookie, Amy asked if I would be interested in seeing new developments on the property at Camp Lucy. We were touring the bridal suite and she was asking me if I had any idea of where I would want my wedding to be one day. I pointed to my left hand and said “I have no ring, so not yet” (little did I know) Amy asked if I wanted to go see the new benches in Ian’s Chapel- I thought it odd but I obliged. As she led me up the stairs to the chapel I started to hear music, when we approached the chapel doors she swung them open and there Caleb stood at the end of the aisle of the church surrounded by candles and rose petals. Caleb got down on one knee and the rest is a blur. (I obviously said YES!) I somewhat caught my breath and walked outside to a photographer who was there to take pictures of our special day, she snapped away as I was still blown away that such an amazing man just asked me to be his wife.

Caleb took me to another venue on Camp Lucy’s property where there were flowers, pictures a fire and every romantic thing I could dream up. As we were chatting (really, I was crying like a baby) my Mom and Dad walked through the door followed by my sweet brother Ben, Lauren, and some of my best friends. I was so excited the tears started to flow even more. It was so perfect. Later that evening after the champagne was popping, Caleb ushered us all to his parents’ home where they threw us the most incredible engagement party. However, sweet Caleb was not done yet. He told me that night there would be another engagement party waiting for me when I returned home to Dallas. When I arrived back in Dallas on Sunday all my best friends were waiting to celebrate with us. It was an absolute dream; I cannot wait to Marry Caleb. I am still blown away at how sweet the Lord has been to me-I am lucky to be gaining a man who seeks The Lord fervently and loves me with all that he has. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him!”

I absolutely adore Ali and Caleb and had so much fun celebrating their love with all of their family and friends.  They had one heck of a reception and danced all night long!  Congratulations to Ali and Caleb!

-Amanda

A special Thank You to all of the wonderful vendors!

Wedding Coordinator – Tami Winn Events: Jamie Lemke

Bridal Gown – Stardust Celebrations

Hair/Makeup Artist – Elan Makeup Studio

Floral – Tami Winn Events

Paper Products – Paper Planet

Entertainment/Lighting – LeForce Entertainment: Ed Petty

Cake Artist – Mindy’s Bakeshop

Catering – The Fort Worth Club

Emily & Tyler – Reception at The Grand IvoryLeonard, Texas

These two said their vows at sunset (dreamy, I know!) and then entered their beautifully decorated reception!  After Emily and Tyler’s first dance, Emily surprised everyone with a very fun Father-Daughter choreographed dance!  A live band kept the party going all night until the couple exited with a sparkler exit!  Here are some of my favorite moments from their reception!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the great vendors!

Events by Jade

Lush Couture Floral

Gowns of Grace

Bella Bridesmaid

Sugar Bee Sweets

Special Edition Band

 

Daniella & Stephen – Reception at the Ashton DepotFort Worth, Texas

Daniella & Stephen’s reception was dreamy! As they entered the reception they surprised their guests with a choreographed dance that included their wedding party and then went into their first dance.  I had a feeling this group would dance all night, and I was not disappointed!  Check out some of my favorite pictures from their reception!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors!

Sage Fine Flowers

Gown – Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Angie Williams – Hair & Makeup

Creme De La Creme

Bella  Bridesmaids

Le Force Entertainment

Ashton Depot

Weddings by Wendy

Victory Video & Photography

Jen & Marc – Wedding Ceremony & Reception at the Historic 512Fort Worth, TX

Jen and Marc got married on a Wednesday at the Historic 512!  What makes this fun is that these two decided to tie the know on November 1st, which was Day of the Dead.  The groom’s last name was La Morte, so this was fitting! These two got married surrounded by their close friends and family.  Their reception had a very romantic feel, with beautiful flowers, candelabras, and vintage furniture.  Check out a few of my favorite moments from their day!

-Annie

Special Thanks to all the vendors!

Historic 512

Rod Baker with DFW Parties

Alfred Angelo

Gold Dust Vintage Rentals & Coordination

Amuse Bake Shop

Venus & Co Floral

BBJ Linen

May I Serve U

Brazos Carriage

The Inviting Ink

Tabletop Elegance

Tori & Jake – Wedding Reception at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, TX

What a beautiful night!  Tori and Jake held their reception at the amazing Ashton Depot.  It was lit all warm and glowy, which was the perfect backdrop as they shared their first dance under the chandeliers.  Tori’s dad gave a sweet toast and welcomed Jake into their family, then the party was on!  We had so much fun on the dance floor with this group!  Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and everyone lined up outside as Tori and Jake shared their private last dance.  They then were sent off to start their new lives together!  Thanks so much for letting me capture your big day! Congratulations!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the amazing vendors!

Event Coordinator – Abbie O. Events

Hair & Makeup Artist – Jessica Chavez

Bridal Gown – De Ma Fille

Groom & Groomsmen – Men’s Wearhouse

Floral – Justine’s Flowers

Entertainment – It’s Your Night Entertainment

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Catering – The Ashton Depot

Lauren & Rudy – Ceremony & Reception at the Stockyard StationFort Worth, Texas

Lauren and Rudy tied the knot surrounded by close friends and family at the Stockyard Station in Fort Worth.  Their sweet and intimate ceremony had me tearing up! Check out some of my favorite moments from their special day!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors:

Stockyard Station

Amour Bridal

Simply Elegant

Jeanette & JB – Wedding Reception at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, TX

With all of the beautiful architecture and chandeliers, it’s hard not to love weddings at The Ashton Depot!  Jeanette and JB took full advantage of the outdoor space and had beautiful lounge furniture for guests to use during cocktail hour.  The purple color scheme continued on inside with the rich colors decorating each table.  With the big chandeliers hanging overhead and the beautiful doors as the perfect backdrop, guests had quite the view.  After cocktail hour, guests made their way to their seats and cheered as the newlyweds were introduced into the reception and their first dance.  After dinner it was time to get the party started, and with DJ Andy Austin at the controls it’s always a good party!  With the dance floor rocking so hard we only got a minute or two to step outside to get a few fun night shots of the outside of the building and downtown Fort Worth and then back to the party we went!  At the end of the night Jeanette and JB shared a private last dance before being sent off to start their new life!  Congratulations Jeanette and JB!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the vendors!

Hair Stylist – Scott Lemaster Salon

Bridal Gown – Ava’s Bridal Couture

Floral – A Rose in Bloom

Entertainment – DJ Andy Austin

Cake Artist – Sweet Memories

Videography – Turquoise Video

Catering – The Ashton Depot

Jan & Donnie – Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Dallas ArboretumDallas, Texas

Jan and Donnie got married on a warm, beautiful day at the Dallas Arboretum tucked away in a private little garden surrounded by their closest friends and family.   Afterwards, they enjoyed a beautiful lunch on the lawn outside of the Camp House overlooking White Rock Lake.  Check out a few of my favorite moments from their day!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors:

Olive & Nine Planning

Beauty and the Blush

Jenny Layne Bakery

Justin Cash

Gil’s Elegant Catering

Dr. Delphinium

 

Jenn & Mitch – Wedding Reception at The Warwick Melrose HotelDallas, TX

Man oh man Jenn and Mitch know how to have a good time!  They, along with all of their guests, barely left the dance floor.  The moment (or moments I should say) of the night was when Mitch’s favorite song was being played.  I would have never guessed that “Like a Prayer” by Madonna, would have been it but man was it a hit!  Everyone got into it, so much so that for the encore/last song of the night it was played again!  I’ve never seen so many people get so excited to hear a song.  Everyone, including me, was singing and dancing to it!  It was just a fun day all around!  I am so honored to have been able to capture it. Congratulations to Jenn and Mitch!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the wonderful vendors!

Bridal Gown – Gowns of Grace

Hair Stylist – Styling By Macey

Makeup Artist – Sarah Aasif

Floral – Garden Gate Florist

Groom’s Tux – Austen Dor

Groomsmen – The Black Tux

Entertainment – Simply Music Events

Cake Artist – Panini Bakery