Mansion on Turtle Creek Wedding Precessional

I love when my client’s leave their own personal touches on their wedding…even when it is anything but traditional.  Angeline and Jacob hosted their ceremony and reception at the Mansion on Turtle Creek, but just because they chose a historic (and gorgeous) hotel did not mean that Angeline could not put her own spin on the night.

Once the ceremony started, the parents were seated to Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desire, followed by the bridesmaids walking down the aisle to Canon in D.  Finally when it was time for Angeline’s father to walk her down the aisle, Gyros String Quartet of Dallas played TI’s Whatever You Like and I had my iphone ready.

Gyros did a fantastic job of taking a modern rap song and making it sound great in a string version.  My favorite part is when Jacob & Angeline’s friends figure out the song about 8 seconds into the video and you can hear the laughter.  Special thanks to Jaime Jones at Bella Flora and Emily Hess at the Mansion for making the night wonderful for all of the guests and vendors.

Ben & Kelly Get Married at Perkins Chapel

Last week, I showcased some sneak peaks from Ben & Kelly’s incredible reception at the Hilton Bella Harbor.  Reception photos here.

While I did not assist with the ceremony audio & visual on this wedding, I loved the photos from Laura at Fairy Tale Photography and wanted to share them.

It was so perfect that the SMU landscaping crew planted tulips that matched Kelly’s colors perfectly.

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There was a light spring shower throughout the day.

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Kelly looked stunning in her dress.

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I love the pride in Kevin’s face.

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Now I have to find out what was so funny!  (feel free to comment Laura)

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A kiss to give his daughter away.

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These two were all smiles all weekend.  Also, if you need an officiant Marty Younkin with Love Notes (and his team) are the best in DFW.  You will see Marty on almost every ceremony referral list in town for a reason.

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Gorgeous shot of Perkins Chapel.

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The newly pronounced Mr. & Mrs. Ben Comeau

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The advantage of a team of shooters is one photographer captures a great shots while you are looking at the other photographer.

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Wish Upon A Wedding at TPC Craig Ranch

I had the privilege of working with the Wish Upon A Wedding Foundation. Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness and serious life altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation.

Tiffany and Mark had only been dating about 4 months when she became very ill and was diagnosed with islet cell hyperplasia.  Over the past two years, Tiffany and Mark (and their combined 6 children) have had to go through a lot, but as you can see from the wonderful film Dulock Productions shared below the family is stronger and happy to have each moment together.  To learn more about Tiffany & Mark’s story, check out their love story.

Mark and Tiffany – Highlight from Dulock Productions on Vimeo.

Special thanks to all of the vendors who donated their time and resources:

Planner/Coordinator/Event Designer: Each & Every Detail
Photography: Katie Cassidy Photography
Flipbooks: Pic Flips
Videographer: Dulock Productions
Venue/Food/Staff: TPC Craig Ranch
Flowers: Red Sole Events
Hair and Makeup: Maitee Miles
Dress: Binzario Couture Gowns
Invitations: Art Couture Invitations
Rehearsal Dinner: Sauce Restaurant
Event Decor: Shag Carpet Party Decor
Rolls Royce: Cloud 9
Linen: Jules Event Decor
Popcorn: Le Popcorn
Red carpet and stanchions: Big D Party Rental

Rosewood Crescent Hotel Wedding Reception Video

Yesterday I posted photos from Courtney and Jacob’s reception.  If you missed them, be sure to check out that post.  In today’s post I have the privilege to share the highlight video that BJ Roman, at Roman Video Productions, put together to commemorate the day.  Sweet Pea Events planned this event with Courtney to perfection.

Courtney and Jacob from Roman Video Productions on Vimeo.

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Crescent Hotel Wedding Reception

I cannot believe it has been a year since we were celebrating this wedding at the Crescent Hotel.  We got to work with so many great vendors on this wedding.  Kelly and Meaghan at Sweet Pea Events handled all of the planning.  Di Fiori had phenominal floral designs.  Roman Video Productions documented the whole thing on film.  Glenn Roush provided entertainment and lighting.  Averi Blackmon Photography graciously provided the photos showcased below.

Courtney and Jacob had a choreographed first dance.
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A celebratory kiss from a job well done!
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Di Fiori provided all of the floral.
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Jacob’s cake was an Ironman logo (the race not Robert Downey Jr. character), because Jacob is an avid runner and has competed in Ironman competitions.
In fact, he ran a 5k the morning of his wedding.
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The chefs at the Crescent put together this lovely cake.
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This is a perfect example of why I am so particular about toasting. You can have a picture with the bride, groom, and person giving a toast (bestman in this photo) perfectly framed. The guests can see the couple, but the toaster can look at the bride & groom to eliminate the nerves of facing the crowd.
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All smiles for the father-daughter dance.

I love both of the smiles on their faces. The toss portion of the reception does not have to be cheesy to be fun!
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Courtney and her family had prepared me that their guests were coming to party.
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Jacob did not show any signs of running a 5k that morning. Apparently, that is just a warm up for an Ironman.
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Everyone needed to catch their breath.
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They finished the night with a private last dance together.
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Then it was time for a flower petal send off.
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Jen and I love how the classic Rolls and Courtney’s cover up make this photo look like it is from a different era.
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The getaway car was a classic Rolls Royce.
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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Wedding Ceremony

Bryan and Lindsay were married back in September and hopefully I will have more photos and video to share from the reception very soon.  Until I do, here is a sneak preview Chris Watson put together of the wedding ceremony.  If you did not see the ‘Save the Date’ video that Chris shot for Lindsay and Bryan you can find it here.

Lindsay and Bryan’s Wedding Story Sneak Preview from Chris W on Vimeo.

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Trinity Audubon Center Wedding Video

Daniel and Angela were married and celebrated their wedding ceremony and reception on October 7th at the Trinity Audubon Center in Dallas.  We worked with Premiere Photobooth and McGowan Images on this gorgeous wedding.  The videographer on this A-Team, J Christopher Films shared this incredible highlight video.

Angela+Daniel from Jeffery Coombes on Vimeo.

Trinity River Audubon Center Wedding

Trinity River Audubon Center Wedding Ceremony

Daniel and Angela were married in October at the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas.  The weather was perfect for an outdoor ceremony.  The wind had been acting up at points during the day, but it died down just in time for the prelude.  Special thanks to Chelsea and Mac McGowan at McGowan Images for sharing these gorgeous photos.

The weather was absolutely beautiful.
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The weather was absolutely beautiful.
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Angela’s parents walking her down the aisle.
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The ceremony was in the round.
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Beautiful shot from Chelsea and Mac.
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Finishing up the vows.
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The sun was setting just past the reservoir behind the trees.
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Mr. & Mrs. Sinclair.
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To see more photos from Angela & Daniel’s ceremony, check out the McGowan Images Blog.

Joule Hotel Wedding Ceremony

Chad and Tara were married on New Years Eve at the art gallery connected to the Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas.  For her ceremony, we provided completely hidden sound and some well placed lighting to make the space really pop.  For ceremonies, it is amazing what just a couple of well placed uplights will add for the photographer, videographer, and guests.

Here are a few images from Chris at Ivey Photography.  Chris and his team were so inconspicuous in a space that is not small, but was packed with friends and family who were there to celebrate.  To see more photos from this wedding check out the Ivey Photography blog or if you want to see Tara’s bridals check out this post.

Notice the uplights are subtle but add a definite splash of color.
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Both of Tara’s parents walked her down the aisle.

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Look how stunning Tara looks in this candid.

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Different angle.  Different setting on the camera and the uplights create a completely different photo.Joule Hotel Wedding Uplighting

They had just been declared “Mr. & Mrs. Awesome” (no really)
Joule Hotel WeddingPost ceremony portraits.
Joule Hotel WeddingDowntown checking out the lights. (check out the reception blog post)
Joule Hotel WeddingShameless plug for the Joule but also a great shot of the energy downtown on NYE.
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Four Seasons Dallas Fun Wedding Ceremony

Jenn and Jordan were married just before sunset on October 21st at the beautiful Four Seasons Resort & Spa of Dallas.  Their ceremony was right off the 16th hole and the weather could not have been more perfect.

Katie Lamb made the trip up from Houston and we had a Baylor football player marrying a Baylor cheerleader with a Baylor photographer and Baylor DJ.  Sic Em!

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I loved this couple because they were always ready to have fun. Wait until you see the reception photos.

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Jenn & Jordan's pug Daizee was also in attendance.

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We were on a golf course.

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Jordan and the guys getting their first view of Jenn. Love the look of excitement.

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Jenn's brother Chase walked her down the aisle.

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Absolutely stunning.

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She is excited!

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Jordan is fist bumping down the aisle. All grooms should be this excited about marrying their best friend.

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This is the wedding party. They have a lot of friends.

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Kissing among chaos.

Four Seasons Dallas Wedding

They are happier than most people are when that close to the water and sand trip.

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Beautiful couple. Kuddos Katie Lamb for the stunning pics.

 To see more of Katie Lamb’s photos from this wedding, check out her blog.