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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

Breanna and Michael – First Look and Romantic Portraits at Clark Gardens

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Oh my goodness I am beyond excited to finally be sharing these!  Breanna and Michael are what I have started to call my supermodel couple.  I mean not only are they gorgeous inside and out, they just know exactly what to do before I ever tell them!  They were married on Seven-Eleven (their theme being Oh Thank Heaven for Seven Eleven) out at Clark Gardens.  But before the ceremony they chose to share a first look and see each other first.  Breanna’s sister lead a blindfolded Michael over to the path where Breanna was waiting and once he was allowed to take off the blindfold his face just lit up.  The both of them teared up seeing each other for the first time and were pretty much attached at the hip from that moment on.  We had a ton of time to do portraits of just the two of them, which I was so excited about because it’s one of my favorite things to photograph!  I tell you what I was smiling the entire time.  I love how they just could not get enough of each other and that even though it was incredibly warm and I had sweat dripping into my eyes, it never showed on them.  It might as well have been 60 degrees outside to them because they had showed now evidence of it being so warm.  Not only do they apparently not sweat, but it’s like they were born to be in front of the camera.  They just knew what to do and just did it and it was always gorgeous!  I had the hardest time deciding what I should post, but I also didn’t want to stop editing them!  Please take a moment to enjoy their very sweet first look and amazing portraits.  And don’t worry, there will be more awesomeness from their ceremony and reception very soon!!

-Amanda

A special thanks to the amazing vendors!

Bridal Gown – De Ma Fille

Bridesmaids Gowns – Mori Lee

Hair & Makeup – Kelly Matthews – Salons of Volterra

Cake Artist – Creative Cakes by Monica

Venue – Clark Gardens

Entertainment – Everlasting Sounds DFW

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Breanna and Michael – Wedding Reception at Clark Gardens

Lightly Photography 2015 http://lightlyphoto.comOh Thank Heaven for Seven Eleven!!  Such an appropriate theme for the wedding day AND to go along with it Breanna and Michael had slurpies for their guests to enjoy during the reception.  How fun is that? To complete Breanna’s vision, the tent was decorated with beautiful navy and pink accents with the lights from the trees outside twinkling in the background.  It was a perfect setting for their outdoor reception.  Breanna and Michael spent most of the evening on the dance floor with their friends and family and looked like they were having the time of their lives.  After all of the dancing they shared a special slideshow of their lives with their guests before going into a very sweet private last dance.  They clung to each other through the whole song as if nothing and nobody else existed.  Then was time for their grand exit, where everyone sent them off on their honeymoon in a cloud of bubbles.  It was absolutely a beautiful day and I couldn’t be more excited to share all of Breanna and Michael’s spectacular photos.  Congratulations you two!

-Amanda

A special thanks to the amazing vendors!

Bridal Gown – De Ma Fille

Bridesmaids Gowns – Mori Lee

Hair & Makeup – Kelly Matthews – Salons of Volterra

Cake Artist – Creative Cakes by Monica

Venue – Clark Gardens

Entertainment – Everlasting Sounds DFW

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Breanna and Michael – Wedding Ceremony at Clark Gardens

Lightly Photography 2015 http://lightlyphoto.comOkay, I mean honestly, I cannot get enough of these two.  After their first look and the nerves were calmed, it was time to walk down the aisle.  As Breanna and her dad walked arm in arm toward Michael, I couldn’t help but notice how they were looking at each other in the same adoring way.  There was no way that anyone there could help but be overwhelmed by all of the love that surrounded us.  You could feel it so strongly, especially as Breanna’s dad who officiated, told their story from how they met to how Michael proposed.  I was moved to tears by their story and how Christ is so obviously the center of their relationship.  There are times when you just know without a shadow of a doubt that a couple is meant to be together and this was most definitely one of those times.  You could see it in the way they looked at and acted toward each other.  You could feel it by the beautiful words being spoken about their relationship.  I am so happy that I was able to not only photograph this wonderful commitment, but to be able to witness it as well.  Enjoy my favorites from their very touching ceremony.

-Amanda

A special thanks to the amazing vendors!

Bridal Gown – De Ma Fille

Bridesmaids Gowns – Mori Lee

Hair & Makeup – Kelly Matthews – Salons of Volterra

Cake Artist – Creative Cakes by Monica

Venue – Clark Gardens

Entertainment – Everlasting Sounds DFW

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Jaclyn & Javier Ceremony & Reception at Clark Gardens

I absolutely loved photographing Jaclyn & Javier’s wedding last weekend at the beautiful Clark Gardens.  I adored that the minute Jaclyn & Javier saw each other they got these huge infectious smiles on their face and they did not wear off the entire night.  Here are some of my favorites from their Weatherford Wedding.

Blooming Bride 

Stardust Celebrations

Lasting Bridal Couture of Addison

Vance Godbey’s

FX Entertainment

Sarah Rizy

 

Jaclyn helping Javier’s daughter do her hair.

All of Jaclyn’s siblings were her bridal party.

Love her smile.

Jaclyn & her brother laughing during the ceremony.

Love this one taken by our new Associate Sarah Whittaker

Javier dancing with his daughter.

Jaclyn’s grandparents were the longest married at the reception. Here they are giving Jaclyn & Javier advice on a long lasting marriage.

Jaclyn & Javier {Engaged} at Clark Gardens & Downtown Weatherford

Last week I met up with Jaclyn & Javier at the beautiful Clark Gardens. We had several interesting encounters during their session. We ran into hundreds of daddy long legs, sat in some ants and ran into some geese and a peacock. We tried to get the geese in the photos but they just wanted to run away from us. Here are some of my favorites from their Weatherford engagement session.

Sarah Rizy

 

Shannon & Craig Married at Clark Gardens in Mineral Wells, Texas





It is so great to finally get to share this wedding! It has been a long time in the waiting 🙂 Shannon and Craig booked me a year and a half ago while Craig was still deployed in Iraq. It was such a great day, and such a lovely couple! These two were engaged at Clark Gardens and thought it would be special to get married there as well. Boy was it a hot day though! The day went off without a hitch, only a few bug bites but lots of fun! Sissy’s Catering provided the awesome Harley Davidson inspired cakes, the beautiful flowers and the awesome BBQ. These two were such a cute couple, and so truely in love. It is my pleasure to share some of my favorites from their day. I wish them all the luck in the world!

-Sarah Halferty