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Lindsay & Keith – Wedding Reception at The Modern Art MuseumFort Worth, TX

Lindsay and Keith had their reception at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.  The Modern is absolutely one of my favorite places and their reception was made even more special with some personal touches like Lindsay’s sister and brother-in-law singing their first dance song.

“My sister and brother-in-law (Liz and Parker or “The Double Whiskey Straits”) played our first dance song (Queen’s You’re my best friend) and did a mini-set later on in the night. It was really awesome to continue the sister tradition of choosing a Queen song for a first dance (Liz & Parker had Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls as their first dance) and special because they are so musically talented and it was fun to show em off.”

One thing I always love about the Modern is getting to spend some alone time with my couples in the gallery.  It makes for some amazing photos and some well deserved alone time for Lindsay and Keith.  They were also such troopers by letting me take them outside in the freezing cold to get some photos with the twinkles lights in the trees. The rest of the night was spent catching up with friends and dancing like crazy people on the dance floor.

We had so much fun celebrating with Lindsay, Keith and their families.  Please enjoy some of my favorites from their Modern reception.  Congratulations Lindsay and Keith!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Jessica Hill with Poppies and Ink

Hair and Makeup – Jennifer Trotter with Lip Service Makeup

Bridal Gown – Kleinfeld

Groom’s Attire – theblacktux.com

Floral – Poppies and Ink

Entertainment – William Ryan with It’s Your Night Entertainment

Cake Artist – Susie Moskal

Catering – Cafe Modern

Paper Products – Poppies and Ink

Ali & Caleb – Wedding Reception at The Fort Worth ClubFort Worth, TX

What a fun day!  Ali & Caleb’s ceremony was fantastic and now it’s time to party and celebrate all of the little moments that led to this moment!  Ali tells us about the best moment (the proposal!)  in her own words.

“It was a cold and rainy weekend in February and I was down in Austin visiting Caleb. He had planned for us to go to a winery with two of our friends Amy and Henry that evening. We were to pick Amy and Henry up from Camp Lucy to head to the winery and get our tasting on. When we arrived Amy immediately sent Caleb away to do “work” while we could chat. While I was chowing down on a cookie, Amy asked if I would be interested in seeing new developments on the property at Camp Lucy. We were touring the bridal suite and she was asking me if I had any idea of where I would want my wedding to be one day. I pointed to my left hand and said “I have no ring, so not yet” (little did I know) Amy asked if I wanted to go see the new benches in Ian’s Chapel- I thought it odd but I obliged. As she led me up the stairs to the chapel I started to hear music, when we approached the chapel doors she swung them open and there Caleb stood at the end of the aisle of the church surrounded by candles and rose petals. Caleb got down on one knee and the rest is a blur. (I obviously said YES!) I somewhat caught my breath and walked outside to a photographer who was there to take pictures of our special day, she snapped away as I was still blown away that such an amazing man just asked me to be his wife.

Caleb took me to another venue on Camp Lucy’s property where there were flowers, pictures a fire and every romantic thing I could dream up. As we were chatting (really, I was crying like a baby) my Mom and Dad walked through the door followed by my sweet brother Ben, Lauren, and some of my best friends. I was so excited the tears started to flow even more. It was so perfect. Later that evening after the champagne was popping, Caleb ushered us all to his parents’ home where they threw us the most incredible engagement party. However, sweet Caleb was not done yet. He told me that night there would be another engagement party waiting for me when I returned home to Dallas. When I arrived back in Dallas on Sunday all my best friends were waiting to celebrate with us. It was an absolute dream; I cannot wait to Marry Caleb. I am still blown away at how sweet the Lord has been to me-I am lucky to be gaining a man who seeks The Lord fervently and loves me with all that he has. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him!”

I absolutely adore Ali and Caleb and had so much fun celebrating their love with all of their family and friends.  They had one heck of a reception and danced all night long!  Congratulations to Ali and Caleb!

-Amanda

A special Thank You to all of the wonderful vendors!

Wedding Coordinator – Tami Winn Events: Jamie Lemke

Bridal Gown – Stardust Celebrations

Hair/Makeup Artist – Elan Makeup Studio

Floral – Tami Winn Events

Paper Products – Paper Planet

Entertainment/Lighting – LeForce Entertainment: Ed Petty

Cake Artist – Mindy’s Bakeshop

Catering – The Fort Worth Club

Daniella & Stephen – Reception at the Ashton DepotFort Worth, Texas

Daniella & Stephen’s reception was dreamy! As they entered the reception they surprised their guests with a choreographed dance that included their wedding party and then went into their first dance.  I had a feeling this group would dance all night, and I was not disappointed!  Check out some of my favorite pictures from their reception!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors!

Sage Fine Flowers

Gown – Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Angie Williams – Hair & Makeup

Creme De La Creme

Bella  Bridesmaids

Le Force Entertainment

Ashton Depot

Weddings by Wendy

Victory Video & Photography

Jeanette & JB – Wedding Reception at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, TX

With all of the beautiful architecture and chandeliers, it’s hard not to love weddings at The Ashton Depot!  Jeanette and JB took full advantage of the outdoor space and had beautiful lounge furniture for guests to use during cocktail hour.  The purple color scheme continued on inside with the rich colors decorating each table.  With the big chandeliers hanging overhead and the beautiful doors as the perfect backdrop, guests had quite the view.  After cocktail hour, guests made their way to their seats and cheered as the newlyweds were introduced into the reception and their first dance.  After dinner it was time to get the party started, and with DJ Andy Austin at the controls it’s always a good party!  With the dance floor rocking so hard we only got a minute or two to step outside to get a few fun night shots of the outside of the building and downtown Fort Worth and then back to the party we went!  At the end of the night Jeanette and JB shared a private last dance before being sent off to start their new life!  Congratulations Jeanette and JB!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the vendors!

Hair Stylist – Scott Lemaster Salon

Bridal Gown – Ava’s Bridal Couture

Floral – A Rose in Bloom

Entertainment – DJ Andy Austin

Cake Artist – Sweet Memories

Videography – Turquoise Video

Catering – The Ashton Depot

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

Hannah and Kevin – Wedding Reception at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, TX

Even though the rain may have prevented the ceremony from being held outdoors, it let up just enough for us to finish up photos outside!  Then Hannah and Kevin partied the night away with Trey and the Tritones.  They were having a blast catching up with friends and family and rockin’ it out on the dance floor.  While all of the guests lined up to see them off, they stayed behind for their private last dance.  I always love private dances but the Ashton Depot is always such a beautiful backdrop for it.  Once they made their getaway, I met up with them in downtown to get a few more fun night photos!  Thank goodness the rain stayed away for the rest of the evening.  Congratulations to Hannah and Kevin!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the amazing vendors!

Venue – The Ashton Depot

Bridal Gown – BHLDN

Makeup Artist – Kris Astroff

Floral – Justine’s Flowers

Cake Artist – Village Bakery

Entertainment – Trey and the Tritones

Lauren and Russell – Wedding Reception at Hickory Street AnnexDallas, TX

I can’t tell you how much I love photographing a good party, and that’s exactly what Lauren and Russell had was a GOOD party.  The Memphis Soul band kept everyone out on the dance floor all night long, especially Lauren and Russell.  It is always so fun to see brides and grooms let loose and have fun with each other and their guests.  I have to be honest, I did not think I’d ever see the crazy side of Russell.  That guy knows how to have a good time, from dancing with his new bride, to singing karaoke on stage with his brother!  I already knew that Lauren and Russell were pretty much perfect for each other, but watching them in this setting just solidified it for me.  If you can’t be your goofy self with the ones you love then life can get pretty boring!  Everyone was having such a good time that they just didn’t want the night to end.  They begged the band to play one more song, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end.  All the guests lined up down the steps and sent Lauren and Russell off to begin their new life together.  It was such a fun night and I am so glad that I was able to be a part of it!  Congratulations to Lauren and Russell!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the amazing vendors!

Event Coordinator – Maxwell + Grey

Bridal Gown – The Bridal Boutique: Norman, OK

Hair Stylist – Styling by Macey

Makeup Artist – Erika Curry

Floral – Root + Bloom

Officiant – Hire A Minister: Mathew DeBlanc

Cake Artist – Elena’s Cakes

Entertainment – Memphis Soul Band

Nicole and Eric – Wedding at Marty Leonard Chapel and Fort Worth ClubFort Worth, Tx

What a beautiful day for a wedding!  Nicole and Eric were married at Marty Leonard Chapel in Fort Worth and it couldn’t have been more perfect.  They had a few sweet traditions like the lassoing of the rosary and the coin tradition.  Right before they were pronounced husband and wife, Eric’s kids were invited up to the altar for a special blessing on their new family.  It always warms my heart to see such a blessing and promise take place.  Nicole and Eric had a vintage car right outside of the chapel waiting to take them to their reception, so we got some dreamy photos with it!  Nicole and Eric had a few surprises up their sleeves at the reception.  First the guests were entertained with a mariachi band during dinner, then surprised Eric’s mom with her very own birthday cake!  During the father daughter dance, Nicole and her dad started off with a traditional dance and then busted out into a rap dance! It was so much fun and I loved how joyful Nicole and her dad looked sharing that moment together.  Nicole, Eric and their guests danced the night away until it was time to send them on their way!  We had so much fun celebrating with these two and wish them the best of luck!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the vendors!

Bridal Gown – Bliss Bridal

Floral – Blushington Blooms

Cake Artist – The Fort Worth Club

Pies – Emporium Pies

Sarah and Tyler – Wedding Reception at The Carlisle RoomDallas, TX

We had so much fun celebrating with Sarah and Tyler!  They held their reception at The Carlisle Room in Dallas and it was so beautiful!  There were many Razorback fans in the crowd so after cake cutting they had to do the hog call!  I always love seeing the different school traditions of my couples.  It’s so much fun!  The dance floor stayed pretty packed all night long and the crowd was loving the Inversion Band.  Sarah had the chance to try her skills out on one of the band member’s trumpets and one of the bridesmaids did a saxophone duet with her plastic blow up sax.  It truly was a fun party!  But, all good things must come to an end, sadly.  As all of their guests gathered outside, Sarah and Tyler enjoyed one last private dance before heading off on their honeymoon.  They were sent off through a cloud of flutterfetti and left to begin their new life together!  Congratulations Sarah and Tyler!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the amazing vendors!

Event Coordinator – The Social Gather

Bride’s Gown – Neiman Marcus

Hair and Makeup Artist – Era Salon

Floral – Garden Gate

Transportation – Blue Diamond

Entertainment – Inversion Band

Paper Products – Magnolia Design

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