Category archives: Receptions

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

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

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

Abbey & Ben – Reception at the Ashton DepotFort Worth, TX

After their beautiful ceremony, they headed to the Ashton Depot for their reception.  As the guests arrived to the reception they enjoyed signature cocktails, a mariachi band, hand-rolled cigars, and a picture booth with a beer burro! Inside, the space was transformed with beautiful pink uplighting and lush florals.  Don’t even get me started on the groom’s cake!  Chocolate covered cake balls lined a replica Texas A& M Kyle Field Football Stadium while the brides cake was decorated in pretty pink flowers.  I mean, does it get any better?  The bride and groom entered and went into a fun and sassy dance before a starting a slow dance as their first dance as husband and wife.  As a gift to the father of the bride, the couple brought out a birthday cake and sang to him since his birthday fell on that special day! Then, the dance party got started with a surprise drumline and didn’t stop until the couple left in style in a vintage car.  Check out some of my favorite moments!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors:

Tami Winn Events – Coordination & Floral

Grand Slam Glam – Hair & Makeup

My Vintage Limo

The Ashton Depot – Reception Venue & Catering

LeForce Entertainment – DJ

Creme De La Creme – Cake

Unbridaled – Gown

 

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

Nicole & Jacob – Wedding Ceremony and Reception at the BRIKFort Worth, TX

Nicole & Jacob got married on a beautiful, if not slightly warm (Hello Texas!), day in Fort Worth.  I have had the privilege of shooting at BRIK before and I just love it.  With all the natural light and fun textures this is definitely a great space to get married.  She chose some great vendors to make this Texas themed wedding come alive.  The bridesmaids wore beautiful navy dresses that complimented the white, ivory, and light blue florals.  As the bride and groom kissed for the first time, family and friends rang cow bows!  How fun!  These two also had a very fun band play during their reception.  The Dick Beldings are a 90s cover band that one of the groomsman is a member of.  Not your average wedding band!  Check out some of my favorite moments from their wedding!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors!

Wit and Wiley Events – Event Planning

Pretty on Premises – Hair & Makeup

BRIK Venue

Blue Mesa Catering

Sugar Bee Sweets

Bliss Bridal Salon

Lauren Morgan Floral

The Dick Beldings Band

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

 

Sarah & Matthew – Reception at the Dallas ArboretumDallas, Texas

If you haven’t heard of Molly from Pop Parties, you are missing out!  She helped coordinate Sarah & Matthew’s day so that it would run smoothly.  Not only does a coordinator help a couple’s dream come to reality, but they allow the other vendors, including myself, to work efficiently and help everyone follow the schedule!  It is always a pleasure working with great vendors!

These two had a very sweet first dance followed by open dancing where everyone was showing off their dance moves.  Check out some of my favorite moments from Sarah & Matthew’s reception!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the great vendors:

Molly with Pop Parties

Willie & Coote Salon

Emily Paige Films

Gil’s Elegant Catering

LeForce Entertainment

Dallas Affaires Cake Co.

Timeless Fiori

     

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

Lauren and Akshay – Wedding at Clark GardensWeatherford, TX

When I checked facebook the morning of Lauren and Akshay’s wedding, the first thing I saw was a status update from Lauren.  I thought it would have said something to do with it being her wedding day, but it actually said “Happy Earth Day”.  That is what I love so much about these two.  They are so free-spirited and easy going and so much fun to be around.  I love that I can joke back and forth with them like I can with any of my old friends.  I remember when I first met Lauren and she told me she was designing her own wedding dress.  It was so exciting to see the finished product.  Lauren wanted to honor her mother’s memory by putting some color into her dress, since her mother wore a similar color on her own wedding day.  I love that she thought to have her mom close to her in this way on her big day.  Once it was time for the ceremony and everybody was seated, Akshay came down the aisle right after his best man and little french bulldog. Everyone stood for the bride and as soon as Lauren rounded the corner I heard him gasp and say “she looks SO beautiful”.  It made me smile instantly.  Isn’t that the reaction every bride wants out of her groom?  That just set the tone for the rest of the ceremony and left me (and everyone else) grinning the whole time.  After the ceremony everyone headed into the tent for the party!  In between dancing Lauren and Akshay greeted their guest along side their very sweet (and cold) puppy!  They also played the newlywed game and were asked some questions about each other.  I think Akshay might have had a little too much fun playing that game, but he was a nice husband and put his own shoe up when it came to those questions that could put you in the doghouse if you answer wrong.  It came to the end of the night pretty quickly and everyone lined up to send the newlyweds off.  Lauren and Akshay ran through a tunnel of rose petals and were on their way to begin their new life together!  Please take a look at their beautiful Earth Day Wedding!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Earthling Events

Makeup Artist – Lindsey Przano

Hair Stylist – Clive & Co

Florist – Blushington Blooms

Officiant – Love Notes

Catering – Magdalena’s

Cake Artist – Reverie Bakery

Videography – Petit Four Films