Category archives: Wedding Day

Laura Jean and Branden – Wedding Reception at Tower ClubDallas, Texas

After they were pronounced husband and wife no time was wasted and we hopped onto the party bus and headed toward the reception.  I always love riding on the bus with the bridal party, there is never a dull moment!  We arrived at Tower Club Dallas and Laura Jean and Branden were introduced and went into their first dance with Downtown Dallas behind them as a perfect backdrop.  The dance floor was packed all night long as everyone enjoyed the music from the Signed Sealed Delivered Band.  Laura Jean and Branden ended the night with a bang dancing and singing on stage with the band!  As the night ended we sent the newlyweds off on their honeymoon through a tunnel of gold pom poms to the elevators.  It was a fun day and I’m so glad that they chose me to capture their special moments!  Congratulations Laura Jean and Branden!

-Amanda

Thank you to all for the vendors that helped make the day so special!

Event Coordinator – Whitney Bailey with Chic Fleur Weddings & Events

Bridal Gown – Mockingbird Bridal

Bridesmaids Gowns – Bella Bridesmaid

Hair and Makeup – The Styling Stewardess: Blakelee Sheffield

Floral: Something Pretty Floral

Band: Signed Sealed Delivered

Cake Artist – Casa Linda Bakery

Laura Jean and Branden – First Look and Wedding Ceremony at St. Thomas AquinasDallas, Texas

How sweet are Laura Jean & Branden??  I always get so excited when I have the privilege to photograph such amazing couples!  So basically I’m excited all the time.  We began the day at Laura Jean’s parent’s home where her and her girls spent the morning hanging out and getting ready.  They were all so cute hanging out in Laura Jean’s childhood bedroom getting ready together.  We got to the church and got Laura Jean in her dress and she was absolutely stunning.  She had beautiful lace sleeves that made her gown even more elegant than it already was.  It was then time for their first look!  All of the family and bridal party stayed inside peeking through the window waiting to see Branden’s face when he saw Laura Jean for the first time.  It makes me so happy to be able to just feel the love between two people and with these two that was definitely the case.  Not only could you feel their love for each other but for all of their friends and family and even their vendors.  I can’t tell you how much I enjoy becoming friends with my couples and how much it means to me when they treat me like I’m part of their family.  That’s just how Laura Jean and Branden are.  Please enjoy some of my favorite moments from their first look and ceremony and be sure to check back for their reception!

-Amanda

Thank you to all for the vendors that helped make the day so special!

Event Coordinator – Whitney Bailey with Chic Fleur Weddings & Events

Bridal Gown – Mockingbird Bridal

Bridesmaids Gowns – Bella Bridesmaid

Hair and Makeup – The Styling Stewardess: Blakelee Sheffield

Floral: Something Pretty Floral

Band: Signed Sealed Delivered

Cake Artist – Casa Linda Bakery

Lauren and Greg – Wedding at The Renaissance Worthington HotelFort Worth, Texas

It may have been a gloomy January day outside, but inside the ballrooms of the Worthington it was the exact opposite.  Lauren and Greg spent the day surrounded by family and friends as they prepared for their marriage and new life together.  They had a few minutes to themselves during their first look before beginning all of their wedding day events.  Then it was time for the signing of the Ketubah and wedding ceremony.  Lauren looked beautiful as she walked arm in arm with her parents to her future groom.  One thing that I loved about the Jewish ceremony was that the parents stood under the Chuppah with the couple.  What a wonderful way to watch your child be married!  Once they were pronounced husband and wife it was time to celebrate!  Thanks to Jamie and the rest of the team at Tami Winn Events, the ballroom was transformed into the winter wonderland that Lauren had her heart set on and everyone enjoyed the music by one of my favorite bands, Professor D!  It was so much fun to be out on the dance floor with everyone, especially during the Hora!  After all of the fun and dancing it was time to send the couple off to their new life together.  They were sent off through a tunnel of sparklers and taken away in a horse drawn carriage.  Congratulations to Lauren and Greg!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – Jamie Lemke with Tami Winn Events

Venue – The Renaissance Worthington Hotel

Bridal Gown – Ivory Bridal – Houston

Bridesmaids – Nordstrom

Hair Stylist – Dallas Hair and Makeup

Makeup Artist – Amy Rose

Floral – Tami Winn Events

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Cookies – Tiff’s Treats

Band – Professor D

Videography – Elixir Entertainment

Lighting – Absolute Lighting

Photobooth – My Event Is The Bomb

Kathleen & Dalton – Ceremony & Reception at Walnut Creek Country ClubMansfield, Texas

Kathleen and Dalton got married on a VERY chilly Sunday in January.   This sweet couple had their ceremony and reception at the Walnut Creek Country Club surrounded by their closest friends and family.  It was evident how much these two loved each other and their joy was contagious!  Here are a few of my favorites moments from their intimate wedding!

-Annie

Thanks to all the vendors!

Walnut Creek Country Club

A Slice of Life

Distinct Elegance

Shelby & Clifton – Reception at BrikFort Worth, TX

When you get a bunch of Aggies together, you know if will be a GREAT party!  To make a great dance party even better, throw in a fog machine and dancing becomes epic!  The dance floor was packed all night. Shelby’s family has a special tradition at weddings which includes the men huddling around her to sing her a song and then lift her up on a chair.  It was great!  Shelby and Clifton had a great sparkler farewell at the end of the night. Check out some of my favorite moments from this reception.

Annie

Ginny Greene

Sandy’s Unique Creations

A Sophisticated Affair

Brik

Bridal Boutique Lewisville

Adrianna Papel Gowns

MWP Customs DJ Services

 

Shelby & Clifton – Ceremony at St. Patrick’s CathedralFort Worth Wedding

From the first time I met Shelby I knew I would enjoy photographing this wedding.  Shelby and Clifton grew up around Fort Worth and have known each other for quite a while.  They both attended A&M (Whoop!) and had many aggies in attendance.   The ladies got ready at the wonderful Brik Venue (speaking of Brik, check out some of her gorgeous bridal portraits here!) and then we headed to St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the ceremony.  Shelby chose some gorgeous colors for the wedding and the bridesmaids wore long beaded gowns that complimented Shelby in her dress.  Check out some of my favorite moments from the first part of their day!

Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors:

Ginny Greene

Sandy’s Unique Creations

A Sophisticated Affair

Brik

Bridal Boutique Lewisville

Adrianna Papel Gowns

MWP Customs DJ Services

 

Sara and Matt – Wedding Reception at The Petroleum ClubFort Worth, TX

After the ceremony we headed downtown to the Petroleum Club where everyone was anxiously waiting the newlyweds.  The room was washed a beautiful purple with white and purple floral pieces by The Perfect Plan Events.  The bride and groom had their first dance as husband and wife and Sara had a special daddy daughter dance that was sung by her uncles.  Sara and Matt then joined all of their friends and family out on the dance floor and man do they have some mad dance skills!  You could tell everyone was having a blast and was sad to see the night end.  But it did have to end and we sent the Sara and Matt off to their honeymoon with a streamer farewell!  It has been such an honor getting to work with Sara, Matt and their friends and family.  I absolutely have loved getting to know them and I can’t wait to watch as they continue to grow their love and family!  Congratulations to Sara and Matt!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – The Perfect Plan Events

Hair and Makeup – Shear Beauty

Bridal Gown – Bliss Bridal

Bridesmaids – De Ma Fille

Floral – The Perfect Plan Events

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Band – The Royal Dukes

Videography – Complete Weddings & Events

Sara and Matt – First Look and Wedding Ceremony at First United Methodist ChurchFort Worth, TX

What a perfect beginning to 2017!  I absolutely adore Sara and Matt and I am so glad that they were my first wedding of the year!  These two Horned Frogs were married at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth.  Sara and her girls were a hoot during getting ready and it took almost all of them to hold up the front of her dress while putting on her garter.  Once they got Sara in her dress and all ready to go, it was time for her to see her future husband for the first time.  While Matt and I were waiting for Sara to join us in the courtyard, I asked what he thought her dress looked like.  He guessed that it would be big and poofy. He was right!  Sara made an absolutely stunning bride and I think Matt had a little trouble holding back the tears.  When taking in the vision that was his bride, he noticed that a strand of her hair was blue!  Sara says that when she was younger she used to dye her hair blue and so this was a fun way for her to bring that part of her to her wedding day and it was also her something blue!  It may have been a little chilly outside but boy did we have a fun time with all of Sara & Matt’s family and bridal party.  They were having fun making their “fake candid” photos as they liked to call them which made me laugh.  At last it was time to walk down the aisle.  Sara was escorted down the aisle by her sweet daddy and he gave her away to Matt.  They exchanged beautiful vows and officially became husband and wife!  It brings me so much joy to be able to share these images with everyone and show the love and happiness that this couple and their families possess.  Please check back soon for the rockin’ reception!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – The Perfect Plan Events

Hair and Makeup – Shear Beauty

Bridal Gown – Bliss Bridal

Bridesmaids – De Ma Fille

Floral – The Perfect Plan Events

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Band – The Royal Dukes

Videography – Complete Weddings & Events

Tayler and Austin – Wedding ReceptionThe Springs - Anna, TX

After the ceremony it was time to party! Tayler and Austin were introduced and entered their reception down the grand staircase through a tunnel of their bridal party.  Everyone enjoyed catering by Babe’s Chicken and some Gelato from Paciugo and then got out on the dance floor.  Ya know, for some reason my grooms usually surprise me with their dance skills, but not Austin.  I was definitely expecting him to get into it and I was not disappointed!  I think they also did the most animated version of the Aggie War Hymn that I’ve witnessed in a while.  They and all of their guests did not want the night to end and I don’t blame them!  They were having too much fun out there on that dance floor.  But all good things must come to an end and Tayler and Austin said farewell to their guests through a shower of lavender and left to begin their new life together.  I have loved getting to know these two and photograph them on their special day.  Congratulations Austin and Tayler!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Thirty Day Dash

Bridal Gown – Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaids

Hair and Makeup – Belinda Gonzales

Floral – Floral Concepts

Cake Artist – The Cake Stand

Entertainment – The After Party

Gelato – Paciugo

Photobooth – Tag Me Bro

Tayler and Austin – Wedding CeremonyFirst Baptist Celina - Celina, TX

I am so excited to share Tayler and Austin’s wedding!  Before the ceremony, Tayler had the opportunity to do a first look with both her dad and her step-dad.  Both men were so sweet and so excited to see Tayler in her dress for the first time.  It always touches my heart to see special daddy-daughter relationships and Tayler has two! Once we got to the church Tayler and Austin exchanged notes around a corner and I love the look on Tayler’s face when she gives Austin his present.  You can just see the excitement on her face and that she knows he is going to love it.  After they got to read each other’s words, it was time for the ceremony! One thing I really loved during their ceremony is that both families formed a circle around the couple in prayer. I thought that was so special and not something that I see very often.  In the ceremony and throughout the day I noticed how much importance is placed on family and I really love that.  Everyone on both Tayler and Austin’s sides were so thoughtful and loving and that is always such a wonderful thing to see!  Please enjoy some of my favorites from their ceremony and check back for more from the reception!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Thirty Day Dash

Bridal Gown – Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaids

Hair and Makeup – Belinda Gonzales

Floral – Floral Concepts

Cake Artist – The Cake Stand

Entertainment – The After Party

Gelato – Paciugo

Photobooth – Tag Me Bro