Tags archives: Amanda McCollum

Madison & Logan – Engagement Session at Highland Park and White Rock LakeDallas, TX

I am so excited to share Madison and Logan’s engagement session!!  These two were so cute and incredibly natural in front of the camera.  Even their two cute pups were perfect little models!  Their proposal story is so sweet and I love how Madison tells it in her own words:

“Logan began planning to propose October 2017, to which I had no clue. For our anniversary, which was on a Wednesday, he had gotten me a necklace that had an engraving on it. I wasn’t allowed to look at the engraving until Saturday, 1/13/18. He told me I would think too much into what it meant. Friday night Logan’s mom came into town to visit for the day. The following morning she took me to get our hair done (I found out later that Logan had planned that as well), then we went to lunch and said our goodbyes. Logan had told me that he had a surprise anniversary date planned for the afternoon after she went back home. We went to the Dallas Arboretum, where he told me he planned to get pictures taken as we had never done anything like that. Walking to the garden where we were going to meet the photographer he let me look at the engraving on the necklace which was 1/12/15 to infinity. He explained that the infinity meant a future proposal, to which I thought nothing of. When we got to the garden I was surprised by instant pictures being taken by the photographer, and strings of pictures of the two of us. As soon as we went around the corner I knew what was I happening. Logan asked and I of course said yes. We were then greeted by our families. The whole day was perfect!”

I loved getting to hang out with them and can’t wait for their January wedding next year!

-Amanda

Addison & Kevin – Engagement Session at Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, TX

Addison & Kevin are so cute!! I got to hang out with them for their engagement photos and it was so much fun.  These two really know how to work it for the camera.  We met up at the Dallas Arboretum and I think one of my favorite parts was when I had them dance with each other.  They were super sweet and goofy and even Kevin got twirled!  Then we went over to White Rock Lake to play with some colored powder.  I loved when Kevin threw all of his blue powder in Addison’s face and her entire face turned blue.  It was so fun hanging out with these two and they will be getting married next year!

-Amanda

Claire & Adan – Wedding Reception at Ridglea Country ClubFort Worth, TX

The day that Claire and Adan met for their first date, they started out with tea and scones at 4 and ended up staying out at a karaoke bar until 1 in the morning.  That’s how you know you’ve found the right one!  Well, just based on their first date, you know they know how to have a good time!  Claire and her dad had a special choreographed dance and it was so much fun to watch!  It was a party for the rest of the night after that.  I don’t think they hardly left the dance floor the entire night!  When it was time for the fun to end, Claire and Adan made their way through their guests and bubbles and headed on to their honeymoon!  It was a fantastic day, congratulations to Claire and Adan!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Rachel Burrow with Sarabeth Events

Hair & Makeup Artist – Tish Whitworth & Liz Hernandez

Bridal Gown – Belle Saison Bridal

Floral – Flower Vibes

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Entertainment – Gary Ozier Presents

Donuts – Funkytown Donuts

Claire & Adan – Wedding Ceremony at TCU’s Robert Carr ChapelFort Worth, TX

Claire & Adan are married!  It was such a beautiful day with so many special moments!  Claire describes a few of them that she was so excited about…

“I am wearing my mom’s veil. I have always loved it and it is gorgeous. Adan is wearing spiderman cufflinks I bought him for his birthday and his best man is wearing captain america cufflinks that Adan gave him. They are both superhero buffs! One of our reading is from the Velveteen Rabbit. It is a beautiful passage I can’t wait to hear. I will be walking down the aisle to “Dawn” from the Pride and Prejudice soundtrack.”

In addition to all of these beautiful things, Claire and Adan gave their moms special rosaries during the ceremony and after they became husband and wife they stood on the balcony of the church and waved to their guests as they left the chapel.  It felt very appropriate being so close to the royal wedding!  Enjoy some of my favorite moments from their Fort Worth wedding!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Rachel Burrow with Sarabeth Events

Hair & Makeup Artist – Tish Whitworth & Liz Hernandez

Bridal Gown – Belle Saison Bridal

Floral – Flower Vibes

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Entertainment – Gary Ozier Presents

Donuts – Funkytown Donuts

 

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 Portraits at The Kimbell Art Museum & Reception at The Petroleum ClubFort Worth, TX

Fort Worth holds a special place in Caleb and Magenta’s hearts.  They said,

“We looked for unique ways to make the wedding more “us.” We both have a deep admiration for the city of Fort Worth so we selected venues that really showcased everything we love about the city.”

What is more Fort Worth that Robert Carr Chapel on TCU’s campus and the Petroleum Club that has an amazing view of downtown?  In order to keep with their Fort Worth theme, we stopped over at the Kimbell Art Museum for some more fun wedding party photos!  I love it when I get a little extra time with my couples!  These guys were so much fun and too funny on the party bus.  They probably could have kept that party going on that bus if they wanted to.  After their first dance, Magenta and Caleb said hello to all of their guests who traveled from all over to be there to celebrate with them and then the party really got started!  As promised in the toasts, we got to see some of Magetna’s sweet sweet dance moves and she did not disappoint!  I was so sad to leave the party, but I made sure to get in a photo, myself, with Caleb and Magenta.  I am so grateful that they chose me to capture their special day.  Congratulations Magenta and Caleb!

-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

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 – Wedding Reception at The Modern Art MuseumFort Worth, TX

Hollis and Joey and all of their friends really know how to party.  Once the dancing began, it didn’t stop!  I think one of my favorite dancing moments was when Joey and all of his groomsmen did a little performance to a Back Street Boys song and then Hollis joined in right at the end.  There is also a tradition in Hollis’ family of playing the ZZ Top song, “La Grange”.  They had an inflatable alligator and all ended up dancing and rolling on the dance floor.  I’m not quite sure of the story behind this tradition but it was so much fun to watch!  Hollis and Joey danced up a storm with their friends and family and at the end of the night were sent off with streamers and a ride in a friend’s classic Mercedes.  I am so excited to share this fun wedding.  Congratulations to Hollis and Joey!

-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

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

 

Rachelle & Ryan – Engagement Session at Winspear Opera House and White Rock LakeDallas, TX

How cute are these two?  I met up with Rachelle and Ryan in Dallas for their engagement session. They were so giggly in the beginning and kept it going all the way to the end, it was adorable.  I love it when my couples can have fun during their photos! Rachelle and Ryan will be getting married in Fort Worth this Fall and I cannot wait!!

-Amanda