Category archives: Couples

Amy & John – Wedding Reception at Arlington HallDallas, TX

Time to party!  Since John is an executive chef at Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse, naturally they catered their reception with so many yummy dishes!  They even had a pig roasting outside and had a taco bar from their favorite taco place!  It’s safe to say that food was an important part of their big day and I think everyone definitely enjoyed it!  In addition to the great food, after the cake cutting, everyone enjoyed a dazzling fireworks show put on by Pyrotex.  What an amazing night full of fun, family and friends.  Amy and John shared one last private dance together before heading off on their honeymoon.

“Our time together is spent either grocery shopping, cooking (me watching him cook lol), going to the park with our yellow lab Hank, or with friends. I tell him that I enjoy his company so much, we could pick trash up on the side of the highway and I’d be happy. I just adore him!!!!” -Amy

Congratulations to Amy and  John!

-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

Lindsey & Thomas – Engagement Session at Lower Greenville Avenue in DallasDallas, Texas

Lindsey is one of those rare people that is so easy going and almost always laughing that you can’t help but feel like her friend after you meet her. Plus, her excellent – and eclectic – taste in music makes it super fun sharing an office space with her. (That’s right; if she looks familiar it’s because she’s part of the Lightly Photo family!)

Lucky for me, I’ve gotten to spend the last year getting to know her even better. So, when she and her boyfriend became engaged, this year, I was super excited to vet him, I mean meet him, and to take their engagement photos!

Since both Lindsey and her fiance, Thomas, are cool and creative people, who happen to play multiple instruments, it seemed only fitting that we incorporate their shared love of music into their session somehow. Good Records on Lower Greenville in Dallas seemed a perfect spot to highlight their personalities and playful spirits during their engagement session.

Plus, it allowed us to end on a particularly sweet note, thanks to a stop by Steel City Pops!

 

Lindsey, I am super happy for you and Thomas, who is just as nice and cool as you always said. And I’m very blessed to consider you both friends, now.

Thanks for letting me crash such a fun Dallas date to take these engagement photos!

– Jennifer
























Sabrina & Bryan – Reception at the Petroleum ClubFort Worth, Texas

Since they met downtown, of course we had to make a stop before going to the reception to take some photos near Sundance! Check out some of my favorite moments from Sabrina and Bryan’s reception!

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

Lindsey & Matt – Wedding Reception at The Fort Worth ClubFort Worth, TX

After the ceremony, Lindsey and Matt headed back to the Fort Worth Club to celebrate with all of their friends and family.  The dance floor was packed as everyone enjoyed the music from The Royal Dukes Band and if Lindsey and Matt weren’t out on the dance floor they were catching up with old friends.  They also spent some time on stage with the band showing off their dance moves!  At the end of the night, Lindsey and Matt shared a private last dance and then were sent off through a cloud of flutterfetti to start their new life together!  It was a great day and I am so glad they chose me to be there and capture it for them!  Congratulations to Lindsey and Matt!

-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

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 – Reception at the MilestoneDenton, Texas

Boy did this couple know how to have a dance party!  Jessica’s parents got the dance floor going after dinner and it didn’t stop all night.  Check out some of my favorite images from their reception!

-Annie

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors:

The Milestone

Kiss and Makeup DFW

Everlasting Sounds DFW

Bakeology

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

Flowergarden 118

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