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Claudia & Patrick – Engagement Session at Japanese Gardens and Airfield WaterfallFort Worth, TX

How adorable are Claudia and Patrick??  Just the cutest, if you ask me!  One thing I like about Texas Decembers is that it still looks like fall!  We got ALL of the fall colors during their engagement session and it was absolutely fabulous.  Claudia and Patrick met while working together about 3 years ago.  Patrick is now in school in Alabama so they are having to do long distance for now.  They love traveling together so Patrick proposed to Claudia while they were on a trip to Canada. Here is their proposal story in her own words:

In order to appropriately celebrate our summer together in 2017, we decided to take a long weekend trip together to Canada. We found a good flight sale, and being the travel aficionados we are, a trip to Ottawa and Montreal was the perfect end to a great three months of being in the same city. Patrick was insanely sneaky, and it should be known that I had NO IDEA the entire time that he was planning everything in the background. We had dinner reservations (not suspicious since once again, we were celebrating the end of the summer), and Patrick suggested we stop by this university campus on our way to dinner. McGill University, is what I would describe as the “Harvard of Canada”. It is old-style, historical, “Hogwarts-y”, and filled with pretty flowers. We walked around in massive circles because Patrick wanted to find this one cool entrance. We were on vacation, and I was super relaxed, so the fact that we were for some reason walking in circles to find this one particular spot didn’t even seem to bother me or raise any sort of questions. When we finally found the entrance, we walked together up this long walk-way to the main building with a beautiful flower garden in front that looked like a heart (really it was McGill’s crest, but it looked like a heart to me). When we got to the top, Patrick got down on one knee, and despite the fact that I think I blacked out in shock and unfortunately couldn’t tell you the exact words that came out of his mouth, it was the sweetest and most beautiful question he has ever asked me. Of course, after multiple “omg’s” and tears, I said yes!

  They will be getting married next year and I cannot wait for their big day!  It is sure to be a blast!

-Amanda

Natalie and Clayton – Wedding Ceremony at UCC and Reception at Stonegate Mansion

Wedding Ceremony UCC Reception Stonegate Mansion Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography-0044Only in Texas will it be 60 degrees the week before your wedding and then suddenly drop to freezing, snowing and sleeting just for your special day.  Natalie and Clayton were married during that crazy weekend of weird weather, but the snow and ice slowed nobody down and the show went on as planned.  When Natalie and her bridesmaids arrived at the church I think Natalie was just so nervous with excitement and ready to see her future husband, she could not stop smiling!  Clayton had Natalie’s grandmother’s ring re-sized for her and it was such a sweet surprise for her to open before they walked down the aisle.  She was just in awe that he had done that for her.  You could just feel the love between these two the whole night, because they did not quit smiling the whole time!  Even through the whole ceremony they were so cute giggling and not taking their eyes off of one another.  After they were finally married it was time to get the party started.  We headed over to Stonegate Mansion, but before they went in of course we had to take some photos in the snow! Because, really, how often do we get this opportunity in Texas?  Once they hit that dance floor, they danced and had the time of their lives with their family and friends.  They ended the night with a private dance where they were able to be alone and enjoy their reception space for the first time all day.  They then made their exit through a tunnel of glowing sparklers and drove away in a vintage car.  I hope everyone enjoys some of my favorite moments from Natalie and Clayton’s winter wedding.  Congratulations you two!

-Amanda

 Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – April Ragsdale

Bridal Gown – Bliss Bridal

Bridesmaids Gowns – Jenny Yoo

Makeup Artist – Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup

Hair Artist – Beauty & the Blush

Floral – Sage Fine Flowers

Cake Artist – Sugar Bee Sweets

Band – Memphis Soul Band

Catering – Reata

Transportation – Silver West

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