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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

Lauren & CJ – Wedding Reception at Classic Oaks RanchMansfield, TX

What a party!!  After the ceremony, guests were invited into the reception room and had some delicious dinner provided by the Reata, which is always delicious!  Sweet toasts were given by the maid and matron of honor and best man and then it was time to dance, and dance they did!  Lauren and CJ rocked out with their friends and family all the way to the end of the night.  It was an incredible day!  I am so glad that they chose me to document their big day!  Congratulations Lauren and CJ!

-Amanda

A special thank you to all of the amazing vendors!

Wedding Coordinator – Lucia Bitnar with Foster Blue

Hair and Makeup Artist – Lip Service Makeup

Bridal Gown – De Ma Fille

Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaid

Floral – Lush Couture Design

Entertainment – Randy Ro Entertainment

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Donuts – Funkytown Donuts

Catering – Reata

Videography – Myke Wilkerson

Rentals – May I Serve You

Transportation – DFW Vintage Car

Lauren & CJ – Wedding Ceremony at Classic Oaks RanchMansfield, TX

You could not ask for a more perfect day for Lauren and CJ!  With a 90% chance of rain all day, it ended up not raining at all and was absolutely beautiful.  Before the ceremony Lauren and CJ exchanged gifts.  It was so sweet when Lauren opened the first part of her gift and it was a Pokemon ball with a little Pikachu in it.  Lauren said that CJ often tells her “I choose you, Pikachu”, which is incredibly adorable.  Then she opened a second gift which contained a diamond necklace that has been in CJ’s family for generations.  After exchanging gifts and getting Lauren’s veil in place, it was time to walk down the aisle.  I always love turning my attention for a quick second to the groom as he anxiously waits to see his bride walking toward him.  CJ definitely wiped a few tears from his eyes as Lauren drew closer to him. During their ceremony, Lauren & CJ sealed a bottle of wine and a couple of letters to each other to be opened on their first anniversary.  It was a beautiful ceremony full of sweet laughter and tears of joy.  Check back for their awesome reception!

-Amanda

A special thank you to all of the amazing vendors!

Wedding Coordinator – Lucia Bitnar with Foster Blue

Hair and Makeup Artist – Lip Service Makeup

Bridal Gown – De Ma Fille

Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaid

Floral – Lush Couture Design

Entertainment – Randy Ro Entertainment

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Donuts – Funkytown Donuts

Catering – Reata

Videography – Myke Wilkerson

Rentals – May I Serve You

Transportation – DFW Vintage Car

Sydnie & Bryant – Engagement Session at The Dallas ArboretumDallas, TX

I am so excited to share Sydnie and Bryant’s engagement photos!  Because we live in Texas we had to reschedule their session several times due to crazy weather, but we finally got an amazingly beautiful day!  Speaking of crazy weather, they even had some on the day that Bryant proposed to Sydnie at the arboretum.  Here is their sweet proposal story!

“The week before the proposal, I asked Bryant what we were doing for my birthday the following Saturday. He asked if I wanted to see the 12 days of Christmas at the arboretum. Funny story we had gotten lunch with our friends before that, and they were explaining how my friends brother was planning to propose to his girlfriend at the arboretum the following Saturday (Bryant panicked at that moment but wanted to stick with his plan). The day of the proposal, the weather started to turn early afternoon. We planned originally to get to the arboretum at 3:00 but Bryant started rushing me as I was getting ready. This is when he started acting suspicious. He finally gets me in the car and we start driving to the arboretum. It began lightly sprinkling. I asked Bryant if we could reschedule because of the weather and he was insistent we go. We pulled into the parking lot and I told him I wouldn’t go in without an umbrella. He rushed into the gift shop and purchased an umbrella. We headed toward “Day 1” and looked at the display. There was a sign indicating day 2 was to the left, but Bryant pulled me to the right instead. We then started walking, silently, toward crepe myrtle alley. We headed down for aisle of trees and Bryant all of a sudden dove into his proposal speech. A photographer was waiting behind us capturing the moment!”

I had so much fun hanging out with these two and I can’t believe I have to wait an entire year for their wedding day!  I can already tell it is going to be amazing!

-Amanda

Abby – TCU Senior Class of 2018Fort Worth Texas

 

It’s that time of year again!  Abby is graduating this Spring from TCU and has spent a lot of of her college career working with the football team! How fun is that?  She even has an authentic Horned Frog jersey custom with her name and graduation year.  Congratulations to Abby and the rest of the 2018 class!

-Amanda

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