Category archives: Amanda McCollum

Brynn & Michael – Backyard WeddingFort Worth, TX

Brynn and Michael were married at her parent’s home, under the big tree in their backyard.  The tree was a beautiful backdrop, flowing with floral decor by Flower Vibes.  Brynn and Michael chose some beautiful readings that were read by their sisters and exchanged vows that they had written themselves.  Their vows were by far my favorite part of their ceremony.  I especially loved when Michael recalled the first time he had ever seen/met Brynn.  The whole ceremony was full of smiles and laughter and was just perfect.  Afterward everyone moved to the back patio for the party!  Brynn and Michael are dancing machines and did not waste any time getting out on the dance floor!  Surrounded by all of their loved ones, they continued their party into the night.  It was such a great day and I am so glad they chose me to be there and document their big day!  Congratulations to Brynn and Michael!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the vendors that helped make this day so great!

Bridal Gown – Mockingbird Bridal

Hair & Makeup Artist – Samantha Landis

Floral – Flower Vibes

Cake Artist – Sandy Chang

Men’s Attire – Men’s Wearhouse

Entertainment – DJ Monica Blossum

Brynn & Michael – Getting Ready and First Look at Private ResidenceFort Worth, TX

I LOVE first looks!  They are one of my favorite parts of the day and Brynn and Michael’s first look was absolutely precious.  I asked Michael what he thought Brynn’s dress looked like and he was very close with his description!  He knows his bride very well.  As soon as he turned around to see Brynn for the first time, the biggest smile appeared on his face and Brynn was overcome with emotion.  You could feel the love they have for each other just as they stood there talking to each other.  I know they couldn’t wait much longer for the ceremony to begin so that they could become husband and wife!  Enjoy some of my favorites from their very sweet first look and check back for their backyard wedding and reception!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the vendors that helped make this day so great!

Bridal Gown – Mockingbird Bridal

Hair & Makeup Artist – Samantha Landis

Floral – Flower Vibes

Cake Artist – Sandy Chang

Men’s Attire – Men’s Wearhouse

Entertainment – DJ Monica Blossum

 

Laura & Jared – Engagement Session at The Winspear and White Rock LakeDallas, TX

Laura and Jared are getting married this upcoming December at the Ashton Depot!  They are planning for a brunch wedding, which I am super excited for.  These two met through friends at the church where they are both very involved.  Their engagement story is so cute; Laura describes the night in her own words:

“Jared asked me a couple of weeks in advance if he could plan an early birthday celebration for me and said he would make me dinner. I thought the proposal could be coming as the celebration was set for a dating anniversary and was a year from the day of a special date early in our relationship. He was really normal throughout the day (we went on a home tour that I had found), so I didn’t think it would actually happen. When we got to his apartment and it was normal (not covered in rose petals), I knew it wasn’t happening and so just settled in to a nice evening with him. We ended up tag teaming dinner and making it together where I was a little frustrated because he was using recipes from an Irish chef and all the measurements were in European measurements. We still had fun though. 🙂
After eating our dinner – and the from scratch Guinness chocolate cake he made me, he said that he had an early birthday present for me. He came back with a gift bag that had a photo book inside. The photos were from our time dating and while this probably should have been a trigger, I didn’t catch on at all and was absorbed in reliving the memories and enjoying the photos. He had also written a super sweet poem throughout the book (definitely should have caught on :)). About 3 pages from the end of the book, it said “I’ll never love another” and that’s when I knew it was happening. The last page of the book said “will you marry me?” and he got down on one knee and had the ring in his hand. I said “yes” immediately :).

What seemed like only a few minutes later, but apparently was 45 minutes, we heard a knock on the door and a bunch of friends came in for an engagement party. He had coordinated the whole thing and was paying careful attention to the time while I was processing being engaged :).”

I am looking forward to their big day in just a few months!  Congratulations Laura and Jared!

-Amanda

Becca & Chip – Wedding Reception at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, TX

I always love learning about the small details that go into planning each couple’s wedding day.  Becca and Chip had a few special things planned for their big day.

“We are trying to bring in several little touches to make our wedding unique and as much like us as possible. Some of these things include surprising my parents with the string quartet playing their song “Amarillo by Morning” for the recessional at the ceremony. We also have one of Chip’s good friends, Wes Nickson, who is a Texas county singer, perform during the cocktail hour. We will also have pictures of all of our grandparents and parents wedding day portraits on display during the reception.”

After being introduced as husband and wife, the party began and everyone was on the dance floor with the Icehouse band!  We managed to sneak away for a few nighttime photos and then right back to the party!  It was an incredibly fun night, but all good things must come to an end, so we sent the newlyweds off to start their new life with all of their family and friends gathered around them.  Congratulations to Becca and Chip!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the amazing vendors!

Coordinator – J. Scott Events

Wedding Gown – Bliss Bridal

Floral – Blushington Blooms

Videographer – Elle Films

Entertainment – The Icehouse Band

Becca & Chip – Wedding Ceremony at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, TX

Becca & Chip are married!! After about 2.5 years of dating and wedding planning, these two had a beautiful ceremony and reception at The Ashton Depot in Downtown Fort Worth.

“Chip proposed on December 29th, which just so happens to be his birthday as well. I was completely surprised! He invited our closest friends to dinner, we went to an escape room after dinner where we beat the test with 20 seconds left to spare! When we were taking pictures afterwards, I turned around and he was on one knee.”

Becca spent the morning preparing with her girls and her sweet beagle and puggle babies!  I loved how the dogs wanted to get in the photo with all of the bridesmaids, but they got their own special photo with mom later.  The ceremony was held out in the courtyard at the Ashton Depot covered by a tent for shade.  It was a beautiful and sunny summer day surrounded by all of their loved ones!  I am so excited to share some of my favorite moments from their ceremony and be sure to check back for their fun reception!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the amazing vendors!

Coordinator – J. Scott Events

Wedding Gown – Bliss Bridal

Floral – Blushington Blooms

Videographer – Elle Films

Entertainment – The Icehouse Band

 

Patricia & Jacob – Wedding Reception at The Fort Worth ClubFort Worth, TX

Patricia, Jacob and all of their friends really know how to have fun!  I mean just look at that wedding party!  You know that with a wedding party of that size, it’s going to be a fun night.  After the ceremony, Patricia and Jacob wasted no time in getting out onto the checkered dance floor for their first dance.  They looked so happy to just be together and to finally be husband and wife.  They cut the cake and then it was a party the rest of the night.  The Project Band never disappoints and they rocked that dance floor all night long!  It was such a fun day and I am so glad to have been a part of it.  Congratulations to Patricia and Jacob!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – Perfect Events DFW

Wedding Gown – Neiman Marcus

Floral – Tami Winn Events

Cake Artist – The Fort Worth Club

Videography – Turquoise Video

Entertainment – The Project Band

Patricia & Jacob – Wedding Ceremony at First United Methodist ChurchFort Worth, TX

Patricia and Jacob are married and what an amazing day it was!  Everyone was so calm and just enjoying the day before the ceremony.  Patricia was absolutely breathtaking in her lace wedding gown and just looked so happy.  Her grandmother was there to help her put her sorority pin in her dress as she got ready and she had a very special veil that has been worn by the women in her family for about 100 years!  Such a cool family heirloom to pass on.  Everyone participated in a group prayer over Patricia and Jacob’s marriage and then it was time to walk down the aisle!  From that moment on, I don’t think that the smiles left their faces! Please enjoy some of my favorites from their ceremony and check back for their awesome reception!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – Perfect Events DFW

Wedding Gown – Neiman Marcus

Floral – Tami Winn Events

Cake Artist – The Fort Worth Club

Videography – Turquoise Video

Entertainment – The Project Band

 

Madison & Logan – Engagement Session at Highland Park and White Rock LakeDallas, TX

I am so excited to share Madison and Logan’s engagement session!!  These two were so cute and incredibly natural in front of the camera.  Even their two cute pups were perfect little models!  Their proposal story is so sweet and I love how Madison tells it in her own words:

“Logan began planning to propose October 2017, to which I had no clue. For our anniversary, which was on a Wednesday, he had gotten me a necklace that had an engraving on it. I wasn’t allowed to look at the engraving until Saturday, 1/13/18. He told me I would think too much into what it meant. Friday night Logan’s mom came into town to visit for the day. The following morning she took me to get our hair done (I found out later that Logan had planned that as well), then we went to lunch and said our goodbyes. Logan had told me that he had a surprise anniversary date planned for the afternoon after she went back home. We went to the Dallas Arboretum, where he told me he planned to get pictures taken as we had never done anything like that. Walking to the garden where we were going to meet the photographer he let me look at the engraving on the necklace which was 1/12/15 to infinity. He explained that the infinity meant a future proposal, to which I thought nothing of. When we got to the garden I was surprised by instant pictures being taken by the photographer, and strings of pictures of the two of us. As soon as we went around the corner I knew what was I happening. Logan asked and I of course said yes. We were then greeted by our families. The whole day was perfect!”

I loved getting to hang out with them and can’t wait for their January wedding next year!

-Amanda

Addison & Kevin – Engagement Session at Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, TX

Addison & Kevin are so cute!! I got to hang out with them for their engagement photos and it was so much fun.  These two really know how to work it for the camera.  We met up at the Dallas Arboretum and I think one of my favorite parts was when I had them dance with each other.  They were super sweet and goofy and even Kevin got twirled!  Then we went over to White Rock Lake to play with some colored powder.  I loved when Kevin threw all of his blue powder in Addison’s face and her entire face turned blue.  It was so fun hanging out with these two and they will be getting married next year!

-Amanda

Claire & Adan – Wedding Reception at Ridglea Country ClubFort Worth, TX

The day that Claire and Adan met for their first date, they started out with tea and scones at 4 and ended up staying out at a karaoke bar until 1 in the morning.  That’s how you know you’ve found the right one!  Well, just based on their first date, you know they know how to have a good time!  Claire and her dad had a special choreographed dance and it was so much fun to watch!  It was a party for the rest of the night after that.  I don’t think they hardly left the dance floor the entire night!  When it was time for the fun to end, Claire and Adan made their way through their guests and bubbles and headed on to their honeymoon!  It was a fantastic day, congratulations to Claire and Adan!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Rachel Burrow with Sarabeth Events

Hair & Makeup Artist – Tish Whitworth & Liz Hernandez

Bridal Gown – Belle Saison Bridal

Floral – Flower Vibes

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Entertainment – Gary Ozier Presents

Donuts – Funkytown Donuts