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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

 

Lindsey & Kurt – Getting Ready & Ceremony at Robert Carr ChapelFort Worth, Texas

Lindsey & Kurt are both graduates from TCU and when I first met them, I knew they would have a great wedding.  They day started off with Lindsey getting ready at the new venue, the 4 Eleven, which is amazing!  Lindsey and her dad shared a sweet first look in the courtyard where she received a beautiful pearl bracelet from her dad.  The couple got married at Robert Carr chapel surrounded by friends and family and even had a saber exit after the ceremony!  After they said farewell to guests they hopped into a vintage car that drove us to the stadium to get a few pictures before the reception.  Check out a few of my favorite pictures from the first part of their day!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors!

Robert Carr Chapel

The 4 Eleven

LeForce Entertainment

Feastivities

I DO! Floral & Decor

Mary Kyle Hendon – Planning

Kendall & Collin – Reception at the Stonegate MansionFort Worth, Texas

And then it was time to party!  After the newly married couple entered the room, they had their sweet first dance followed by some toasts.  Kendall, Collin, and all of the guests weren’t shy to get on the dance floor!  Check out some of my favorite moments from the reception!

-Annie

Special thanks to the amazing vendors:

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

Market Street – Floral

Delicious Cakes

TCP Catering

Jessica Zak -Makeup

Marty Leonard Chapel

Stonegate Mansion

DJ Connections

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

Janey & Collin – Wedding Reception at The Carlisle RoomDallas, TX

After the ceremony everyone headed down to the Carlisle Room for the reception.  Janey and Collin shared their first dance and then Janey and her dad shared a sweet father daughter dance together.  Then it was time for the party to start!  Janey and Collin were able to spend the evening dancing and chatting with the people who mean the most to them.  They even had a big group of friends gathered on the dance floor watching the last bit of the UT game on an iphone!  There were some happy Longhorns on that dance floor and I think the fight song was played about 3 or 4 times.  At the end of the night Janey and Collin shared a private last dance and enjoyed a little time alone in their reception room just soaking up the day.  We then sent them on their way through a tunnel of sparklers!  It was a beautiful and perfect day and I am so grateful that they chose me to capture it and spend the day with them.  Congrats Janey and Collin!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the amazing vendors!

Bridal Gown – LeAnn’s Bridal

Bridesmaids – Weddington Way

Hair & Makeup – Stephanie Nelson

Floral – Fleurs de France

Entertainment – LeForce Entertainment: Jake Hans

Cake Artist – Panini Bakery

Lauren & CJ – Engagement Session at Japanese Gardens and TCUFort Worth, TX

I cannot get over how adorable Lauren and CJ are!!  From the moment I met with them I knew they were going to be a blast to photograph.  Lauren and CJ are both TCU alum and Lauren was a Showgirl at TCU, so of course we had to hit up campus for one of their locations! Being a TCU grad myself, I always love having a chance to go back to campus and talk about “the good ole days” with my couples.  These two are so precious and have such amazing chemistry, I couldn’t decide on which images to show!   Lauren and CJ  will be getting married next year at Classic Oaks and I cannot wait!

-Amanda

Lindsay and Keith – Engagement Portraits at Japanese Gardens and Kimbell Art MuseumFort Worth, TX

I love it when couples are not shy or afraid to be themselves in front of the camera!  It’s a hard thing to do but Lindsay and Keith nailed it!  They currently live in New York City but are getting married here in Fort Worth so we had a chance to do their engagement photos while they were in town.  I love that Keith wore the same suit that he wore on their first date.  I think it makes the photos that much more meaningful.  Lindsay and Keith cracked me up.  It is always a blast when we can all just joke around and laugh together, like when I caught Keith smelling Lindsay’s hair which is apparently an inside joke that has to do with one of their first dates.  I don’t know that I’m going to be able to let go of that one and will probably mention it and use it on their wedding day haha!  I am so excited for their big day in December.  It is going to be so much fun! Please enjoy some of my favorites from their Fort Worth engagement session.

-Amanda

Kelly & Chris – Engagement Session at the Botanic Garden and Downtown Fort WorthFort Worth, TX

I loved getting to know Kelly and Chris during their engagement session.  These two met at church here in Fort Worth and love biking and being out in nature.  We chose the Botanic Garden to take some photos and then headed over to the water gardens.  They tie the knot this summer at the Historic 512 (also known as the YWCA).  Can’t wait!  Here are a few of my favorites from their session.

-Annie

Cati & Jeff – Ceremony & Reception at MopacFort Worth, Texas

From the beginning it was made known to me that Cati shared a special bond with her sisters (known as the Hall Girls).   Their parents are no longer with them, but let me tell you, that did not put a damper on this day.  These girls share a huge bond, and it was such a sweet moment when her sisters walked Cati down the aisle.  Cati & Jeff said “I Do” at Mopac Event Center which is a venue that opened last year.  Here are some of my favorite moments from their day!

Annie

Special thanks to:

Mopac Event Center

Misty Engle Floral

LnS Karaoke & DJ

D2 Catering

 

Allison and Logan – Wedding Reception at Piazza on the GreenMcKinney, TX

And the magic continues!!  Allison and Logan were introduced into their reception and went straight into their first dance as husband and wife.  Sticking with this Disney theme that we’ve started, it was like the ballroom scene right out of Beauty & The Beast with all of the warm lighting and chandeliers.  A true fairy tale moment!  They danced all night long and at one point Logan and his groomsmen did a surprise dance to the YMCA.  It was truly an enchanting night and I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter couple.  Thanks Allison and Logan for choosing me to capture your special day!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the vendors!

Bridal Gown – Patsy’s Bridal

Hair and Makeup – Jenny Torry

Floral – A&L Floral Design

Cake Artist – Sugar Bee Sweets

Entertainment – David Allen Events