Category archives: Ceremony

Claudia & Patrick – Wedding First Look and Ceremony at Robert Carr ChapelFort Worth, TX

Claudia and Patrick are married and I could not be happier to show off the images from their beautiful wedding!  I have loved getting to know this sweet couple throughout their wedding planning journey.  After crazy amounts of rain, heat and humidity all week I’d say it safe to say that they were blessed with pretty amazing weather.  Good thing too, because we had a lot of outdoor photos planned, starting with the first look!  I love first looks.  I love being the only one who gets to witness and document this special moment between a bride and groom.  With nobody else watching, it gives the couple time to be together and maybe calm each other’s nerves before all of the festivities really begin.  Claudia and Patrick were so sweet and excited to see each other.  I loved how excited Claudia was to show off her dress to her future husband.  We spent some time before the ceremony taking many fun photos around Robert Carr and on TCU’s campus.  Before we knew it, it was time to walk down the aisle.  The ceremony was made just a little more special since Patrick’s hometown priest was the one marrying them.  They had a full mass ceremony and Father Dan did an incredible job of making everyone feel right at home.  After all of the vows, ring exchanges, communion and prayers were said and done, Patrick and Claudia were pronounced husband and wife!  Please enjoy some of my favorite images from their first look and ceremony and learn a little bit about this amazing couple!

“We both love seeing new places! Which is something I truly love about Patrick; he is always open to a new adventure. Traveling for work, and us both being from different places, has allowed us the privilege to see all kinds of places together on weekends! A few being: Charleston, Philadelphia, Nashville, New York, Atlanta, Charlotte, Florida, and multiple trips across Alabama and Texas. On the flip side, we also have a love for laying on the couch, watching The Office, and eating guacamole.” – Claudia

-Amanda

A special thank you to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – Weddings by Wendy

Hair & Makeup Artist – Elan Makeup Studio

Floral – Blooming Accents

Cake Artist – C Marie’s Sweets

Entertainment – Special Edition Band

Paper Products –  The Paper Kutt

Amy & John – Wedding First Look and Ceremony at Arlington HallDallas, TX

Amy and John are married!  It was such a pleasure getting to work with these two.  They are one of those couples who just enjoy being together and in each other’s company.  You could definitely tell a difference on the wedding day once they finally got to see each other during their first look.  Once they were together it was like nothing else really mattered except that they were together.  I love how Amy talks about how John proposed to her.  Here is their story in her own words:

“So while I knew engagement and wedding was ahead for us, I did not think it would happen until after Easter at the earliest, since that was the next time he was going to see my dad and “get his blessing.”
All of the “firsts” or big dates in our relationship have happened on the 25th of a month. John is a chef and only has Sundays and Mondays off, and since he worked Valentines for everyone else, he said we should have our own special day for us and just make it Feb 25th. So he had planned a nice dinner and a show for us on Sun, Feb 25th which I looked online and has decided was probably Frankenstein at the Winspear since Young Frankenstein was maybe the 2nd movie we watched together when we started dating. He had said we had early dinner reservations at Trulucks and the timing made sense with the 7:30 show. When the waiter greeted us, John let him we know we had somewhere we had to be after dinner and that it would be best if we left by 6:30. I told the waiter “no, no, it’s not that urgent, the show we are going to isn’t until 7:30, we have time.” John just looked at my startled and was like “what? What are you doing?” I was like, “honey I know we are going to Frankenstein, I googled shows tonight and figured it out. It starts at 7:30 so we have time.” He again asked the waiter if we could be closed out around then. When we left Trulucks we took an Uber towards Klyde Warren Park and he asked if we could be let out early since it was a nice night and we could walk through the park. We are walking trough and he said “I know I told you your Valentines would be late, and before we leave here I wanted to give you this:”. And it was an envelope with a printout saying we were getting seats to the Justin Timberlake concert but date and location of seats was TBD. I was so excited because we had last talked about it and decided the tickets were too expensive. He then starts asking me if I really read the print out. I was like yeah, we are going but the details are unknown. He tells me to read it again so I do. Meanwhile I don’t notice he is starting to say something about how happy he has been with me and that he had something he planned to say but couldn’t and starts kneeling and reaching inside his coat pocket…the next thing I know there is a ring in front of me, the lid on the ring’s box fell off, and people with cameras are running up to us taking photographs!! I was stunned. He asked if I would marry him and my eyes were huge and I said “JOHN. You haven’t asked my dad!” He said “yes I did—I drove to your parents house on Monday on my day off.” I was in tears. He spent his day off driving 3.5 hours to their house in Houston and 3.5 hours back on Monday while he was off work and I was at work to ask for my parents blessing!!!! He then got us an Uber to a favorite dive bar of ours where our friends and family were waiting, AND he had reached out to my boss ahead of time to get me the next morning off from work!! “

Check back for more photos of their amazing reception!

-Amanda

A special thank you to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Ivory + Vine Events

Hair + Makeup Artist – Brittany Jones Hair + Makeup

Bridal Gown – Lulu’s Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids – Azazie Online

Floral – Events & Experiences

Entertainment/Video/Photo booth – Toast Entertainment

Fireworks Display – Pyrotex

Catering – Nick + Sam’s Steakhouse

Taco Bar – El Come Taco

 

Morgan & Mitch – Getting Ready and Ceremony at Robert Carr ChapelFort Worth, Texas

Morgan and Mitch met at frog camp for TCU several years ago, so of course they had their ceremony at the gorgeous Robert Carr Chapel!  The wedding took place on a warm, humid, Texas day.  Surrounded by friends and family these two said “I Do” before heading to their fun reception.  Take a look at some of my favorite moments included the sweet moment Morgan’s father and two brothers saw her in her dress for the first time! LOVE!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors:

Tami Winn Events – Planning & Floral

Robert Carr Chapel

Ashton Depot

Smart Video Services

Love + Pout – Hair & Makeup

Creme de la Creme

The Pictures Band

Randy Ro Events – Draping

Grand Event Rentals

Bella Acento Rentals

LeForce Entertainment – Lighting

 

Sabrina & Bryan – Ceremony at Christ ChapelFort Worth, Texas

Sabrina and Bryan have the sweetest proposal story!  Here is how Sabrina says it happened:

“Bryan took me to St. Louis for a weekend to watch the total eclipse. After a few days in the city of sightseeing and being wined and dined, we went to a park in the city where we watched the eclipse. During the “diamond ring effect” stage of the eclipse, he got down on one knee and proposed!”

These two got married on a beautiful summer day here in Fort Worth!  Check out some of my favorite photos from their ceremony!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors:

Pretty on Premises – Makeup/Hair

Forerunner Entertainment

Creme De La Creme

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

A Stylish Soiree – Floral

Petroleum Club

Nayane & Vitor – Ceremony and Reception at Hidden Pines ChapelFlower Mound, Texas

This wedding was such a beautiful day full of love, excitement, and fun Brazilian tradition!  These two tied the knot at Hidden Pines Chapel and had a beautiful ceremony in Portuguese.  After the ceremony they had a relaxed reception that included a fun Brazilian tradition of auctioning off a tie to raise money for the couple.  I enjoyed being able to photograph this sweet couple and I hope you enjoy some of my favorite moments!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors:

Hidden Pines Chapel

Marvelous Cakes

De Ma Fille

A&L Floral Designs

Nicole & Michael – Getting Ready and Ceremony at Classic Oaks RanchMansfield, Texas

Nicole and Michael are two of the sweetest people!  I was able to get to know them during their engagement session.  This first photo is one of my favorites from the first part of their day!  After being pronounced husband and wife, Nicole and Michael walked down the aisle where I was able to catch this sweet moment.  Enjoy some of my other favorite moments from the first part of their wedding!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the great vendors:

Tami Winn Events – Planning and Floral

Classic Oaks Ranch

Lip Service Makeup – Hair and Makeup

Magdalena’s Catering

LeForce Entertainment – DJ,Lighting, and Photobooth

Creme De La Creme

Grand Events Rentals

 

Lindsey & Matt – Wedding Ceremony at Robert Carr Chapel at TCUFort Worth, TX

They are married!!  Lindsey and Matt met at TCU, so what better place to start their new life than getting married at Robert Carr Chapel?

 “We have been together for such a long time, and share many of the same friends. We are so excited to share our day with them and our family, and to celebrate the evolution and stages of our relationship and beginning our next chapter. We are especially excited to get married at the TCU Chapel, since surprisingly, none of our other TCU friends have gotten married there yet (and we have been to a bunch of weddings over the past few years!)”

They began the day getting ready at the Fort Worth Club, where their reception would be held later that evening.  After they were dressed and ready, Lindsey and Matt read notes that they had written to one another.  This is something I really love.  It’s the next best thing to a first look (in my opinion) while still holding true to tradition.  It’s always such a sweet moment, that I love being able to capture, for you to read the words your love has written to you just moments before you see each other walking down the aisle.

It was then time for the ceremony!  The cute little ring bearer practically sprinted down the aisle while the flower girl very carefully placed the flower petals down the aisle.  The doors opened, and Lindsey made her entrance on her father’s arm.  She looked absolutely stunning in her Hayley Paige gown with the illusion neckline and detailed bodice.  It was a beautiful ceremony full of love and laughter!  I hope you enjoy some of my favorite images from their ceremony and check back for their reception!

-Amanda

A special thank you to all of the wonderful vendors!

Hair + Makeup Artist – Love + Pout: Fallon Farmer

Bridal Gown – Now + Forever Bridal Boutique (Houston) – Hayley Paige

Bridesmaids – Nordstrom (Hayley Paige)

Men’s Attire – Jos. A. Bank

Floral – Lilium Floral Designs

Cake Artist – The Fort Worth Club

Entertainment – The Royal Dukes Band

Jessica & Jake – Getting Ready and Ceremony at the MilestoneDenton, Texas

Jessica and Jake have to be one of my sweetest couples!  I got to know these two during their engagement session in Fort Worth and have been super excited for their big day to get here!  Excitement was high prior to the ceremony and there was not a dry eye when she walked down the aisle to Jake.  Check out some of my favorite moments from the first part of their day.

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors:

The Milestone

Kiss and Makeup DFW

Everlasting Sounds DFW

Bakeology

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

Flowergarden 118

Katie & Keegan – Getting Ready and Ceremony at the BRIKFort Worth

Temperatures reached over one hundred degrees the day these two tied the knot but that didn’t phase this couple!  Surrounded by their friends and family Katie and Keegan said “I do” at the Brik Venue in Fort Worth.   They shared a first look outside and Keegan’s reaction is the best!  I just love when a groom sees his bride for the first time!

Check out some of my favorite moments from the first part of their day!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the great vendors:

Brik Venue

Karli Jones with Ivory and Vine Event Co.

Jack Lewis – Floral

Bliss Bridal Salon

Cake-aholics

Can’t Rhythm and Brass

Tatering Catering

Fort Worth Drybar

Kari Schuler – Makeup

The Photo Bus

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