Happy 2nd Anniversary to Chance & Jennifer

Happy Second Anniversary to Jennifer & Chance Smith!

Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine Wedding DJ

Happy 1st Anniversary Ben & Kelly!

Happy 1st Anniversary to Kelly and Ben Comeau!

So many great memories from this ‘destination’ wedding at the Hilton Bella Harbor in Rockwall.  This wedding had the honor of having the most states represented from any wedding I had in 2012.

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Reception Introductions

This ended up being one of my favorite photos (and moments) for 2012. @Fairy Tale Photography

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Flutterfetti

I hope you two make some time to sneak in a dance in the living room to Band of Horses ‘No One’s Gonna Love You.’

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Sparkler Send Off

Special thanks to Laura Parker at Fairy Tale Photography for sharing these photos.

 

Southlake Wedding at Paradise Cove Gallery

Here are all of the photos from Jennifer & Chance’s ceremony and reception at Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine.

All photos copyright of Fairy Tale Photography.

Southlake Wedding Reception at Paradise Cove

Monday was Jennifer and Chance’s first anniversary.  I realized that the photos from their wedding needed to be added back to the new blog.  The ceremony and reception were both held at Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine in early spring.  Special thanks to Laura Parker at Fairy Tale Photography for sharing the photos.

Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine Wedding DJ

Their colors were green and white.

Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine Wedding DJ

The ceremony space is right on the lake, so the path is a descant walk.  The ring bearer and flower girl made it all the way perfectly (and looked cute doing it).

Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine Wedding DJ

The first kiss!

Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine Wedding DJ

We planned the timing of this wedding to be sure Laura would have time to get plenty of sunset on the lake shots.

Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine Wedding DJ

Sometimes the wedding party goes rogue.

Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine Wedding DJ

Pictures like this make me so glad we took the time to properly stage the toasts.

Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine Wedding DJ

First Dance

Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine Wedding DJ

Jennifer spent most of the night on the dance floor.

Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine Wedding DJ

Enjoying a late night slow dance.

Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine Wedding DJ

Laura likes to take her couples to do a quick shoot somewhere between the reception location and the hotel.  The extra effort really shows when she has shots like this to put in the album.

Happy Anniversary to Jennifer & Chance

Happy First Anniversary to Jennifer and Chance Smith!  The celebrated their wedding and reception at Paradise Cove in Southlake.  The weather was perfect and we had a great team of vendors.  Special thanks to Laura Parker of Fairy Tale Photography for sharing these photos.

Paradise Cove Wedding Reception DJ

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.

Perkins Chapel Dallas Wedding DJ

There was a light spring shower throughout the day.

Perkins Chapel Dallas Wedding DJ

Kelly looked stunning in her dress.

Perkins Chapel Dallas Wedding DJ

I love the pride in Kevin’s face.

Perkins Chapel Dallas Wedding DJ

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

Perkins Chapel Dallas Wedding DJ

A kiss to give his daughter away.

Perkins Chapel Dallas Wedding DJ

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.

Perkins Chapel Dallas Wedding DJ

Gorgeous shot of Perkins Chapel.

Perkins Chapel Dallas Wedding DJ

The newly pronounced Mr. & Mrs. Ben Comeau

Perkins Chapel Dallas Wedding DJ

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

Perkins Chapel Dallas Wedding DJ

 

Hilton Bella Harbor Reception

I knew from the first meeting that Kelly and Ben’s wedding was going to be memorable.  The familes considered it a destination wedding because Dallas was only home to Kelly’s parents and a very small percentage of the guests.  Ben’s family was all over New England, his Marine buddies were all over the country, and Ben and Kelly had already spent time in Denver and Nashville.  The states were too numerous to list at the rehearsal dinner.

The Hilton Bella Harbor in Rockwall hosted this fun group who had never met a stranger in their lives.  The facility is incredible.  It is lakefront property so it has a fabulous view and is surrounded by shopping and entertainment, which allowed all of the out of towners to get by without a rental car.

Hilton Bella Harbor Amber Uplighting

My team added some champagne uplighting to bring the room to life.

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Amber Uplighting

The lovebirds sitting atop the cake.

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Amber Uplighting

Kelly’s family always cooks up surprises at family weddings.  For Kelly & Ben’s wedding, the surprise was for all of the guests to put on a clown nose (see photo #2) when we closed the doors for their introduction.  This was Kelly’s reaction as she walked into the room and saw 140 friends and family in clown noses.

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Reception Introductions

A rehearsed first dance that looked elegant but fun.  I loved how the family, Hilton staff, and Hannah from DFW Events worked to incorporate furniture around the dance floor to create lounge space around the dance floor, and it worked out perfectly for the wedding party to sit and enjoy the first dance.

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding First Dance

Ben is very focused on cutting the cake.  Kelly is a little more relaxed.

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Cake Cutting

Check out the details on the champagne flutes.

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Champagne Flutes

Then it was time to party!

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Cotton Eyed Joe

The Hilton Bella Harbor was kind enough to let us do a flutterfetti dance INSIDE of the ballroom.  This is something that can be added to weddings with the blessing of your catering manager (just don’t be surprised if there is a small charge for cleaning it up).

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Flutterfetti

Kevin (Kelly’s dad) is flanked by Rob (Ben’s dad) and Ben.  Ben is wearing the Stetson hat that Kevin gave to Rob at the rehearsal dinner to welcome him to Texas.

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Flutterfetti

The evening was capped by a sparkler send off (and then everyone headed to the hotel bar).

Hilton Bella Harbor Wedding Sparkler Send Off

Special thanks to Laura Parker at Fairy Tale Photography for sharing these sneaks so quickly after the wedding.  I cannot wait to post more in a few weeks.