Happy 1st Anniversary to Chad & Tara

Chad and Tara rang in the New Year by getting married!  It was a wonderful way to celebrate.  Their friends and family partied well into 2012 and helped me start this wonderful year off right.  So…Happy First Anniversary Mr. & Mrs Davis!  I hope life in Singapore is treating you well.

Here is a highlight of the pictures from their beautiful ceremony and reception at the Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas.  Photos are courtesy of Chris at Ivey Photography.  To see more pictures from this wedding check out the Ivey Photography blog and also check out the post of Tara’s bridals.

Notice the uplights are subtle but add a definite splash of color.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Both of Tara’s parents walked her down the aisle.

Joule Hotel Wedding

Look how stunning Tara looks in this candid.

Joule Hotel Wedding

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.
Joule Hotel Wedding

There was a ton of energy downtown already because of NYE.
Joule Hotel Wedding

We added purple uplighting to the ballroom.
Joule Hotel Wedding Uplighting

Chad’s best friend and co-best man, David, sang a first dance that he and Chad had written together. Talk about having everyone’s undivided attention to each word.

Joule Hotel Wedding

I am glad Chris captured this photo because there are not words to describe the emotions and love that go with your new husband writing a song for you.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Cake cutting.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Some hilarious toasting.
Joule Hotel Wedding

The parent dances were a little emotional because Chad and Tara moved to Singapore right after the wedding for Chad’s job.
Joule Hotel Wedding

The Texas Tech Betas in attendance made sure that Chad experienced passing the ‘loving cup’ even if they had to improvise with a bottle of champagne.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Then it was time to party…
Joule Hotel Wedding

And the crowd was ready.
Joule Hotel Wedding

A little bit softer now.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Full shot of the dance floor.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Tara and Chad owned the dance floor.
Joule Hotel Wedding

We did sparklers at midnight in lieu of a send off, because this group wanted to party until LATE into the night.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Joule Hotel Wedding Reception

Earlier we posted pictures from Chad and Tara’s New Years Eve wedding ceremony at the gallery connected to the Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas.  Afterwards, they came back to the hotel ballroom to celebrate their love and ring in 2012.  This was the last wedding at the Joule before the space was closed for a major renovation that will see the hotel grow its meeting space significantly and add some spaces that are sure to change the landscape of Dallas weddings.

Chris at Ivey Photography was kind enough to share some images of the evening that really capture how fun, energetic, and beautiful this wedding was from top to bottom.  To see more photos from this wedding check out the Ivey Photography blog.

There was a ton of energy downtown already because of NYE.
Joule Hotel Wedding

We added purple uplighting to the ballroom.
Joule Hotel Wedding Uplighting

 Chad’s best friend and co-best man, David, sang a first dance that he and Chad had written together. Talk about having everyone’s undivided attention to each word.

Joule Hotel Wedding

I am glad Chris captured this photo because there are not words to describe the emotions and love that go with your new husband writing a song for you.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Cake cutting.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Some hilarious toasting.
Joule Hotel Wedding

The parent dances were a little emotional because Chad and Tara moved to Singapore right after the wedding for Chad’s job.
Joule Hotel Wedding

The Texas Tech Betas in attendance made sure that Chad experienced passing the ‘loving cup’ even if they had to improvise with a bottle of champagne.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Then it was time to party…
Joule Hotel Wedding

And the crowd was ready.
Joule Hotel Wedding

A little bit softer now.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Full shot of the dance floor.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Tara and Chad owned the dance floor.
Joule Hotel Wedding

We did sparklers at midnight in lieu of a send off, because this group wanted to party until LATE into the night.
Joule Hotel Wedding

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.
Joule Hotel Wedding

Both of Tara’s parents walked her down the aisle.

Joule Hotel Wedding

Look how stunning Tara looks in this candid.

Joule Hotel Wedding

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.
Joule Hotel Wedding