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.
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We added purple uplighting to the ballroom.
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 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.

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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.
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Cake cutting.
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Some hilarious toasting.
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The parent dances were a little emotional because Chad and Tara moved to Singapore right after the wedding for Chad’s job.
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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.
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Then it was time to party…
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And the crowd was ready.
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A little bit softer now.
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Full shot of the dance floor.
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Tara and Chad owned the dance floor.
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We did sparklers at midnight in lieu of a send off, because this group wanted to party until LATE into the night.
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Four Seasons Dallas Fun Wedding Reception

Jenn and Jordan hosted their reception in the pavilion of the beautiful Four Seasons Resort & Spa of Dallas.  Special thanks to Katy Taylor and all of the Four Seasons staff for being such amazing hosts . Katie Lamb and Jenn knew each other from Baylor, so Katie made the trip up from Houston.  To see more pics from this wedding, check out Katie’s blog.

Jordan and Jenn picked out custom songs for each couple, and the wedding party did not disappoint.  They had a blast and got everyone laughing (and cheering).

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The room was electric when we brought the new Mr. & Mrs. Adams into the room.
Four Seasons Dallas WeddingBut having watched their best friends ham it up during their introductions, they were not going to be outdone on their wedding day!
Four Seasons Dallas WeddingWe calmed down briefly for a first dance…
Four Seasons Dallas WeddingBut then the groomsmen (specifically Jordan’s brothers) initiated a double dutch jump rope and we were back to having fun and never really stopped!
Four Seasons Dallas WeddingCue the sweet tooth.
Four Seasons Dallas WeddingThe purple uplighting really complimented the room.
Four Seasons Dallas WeddingAfter we cut cakes, it was time for Jordan and his mom to open the dance floor with their dance.
Four Seasons Dallas WeddingJenn was prepared.
Four Seasons Dallas WeddingAnd the crowd did not disappoint.  They packed the dance floor early, often, and stayed late.
Four Seasons Dallas WeddingI can tell by this girl’s face that this is the ‘Wobble’
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Four Seasons Dallas WeddingNo words for this one.
Four Seasons Dallas WeddingJordan and Jenn lived on the dance floor.
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Four Seasons Dallas WeddingRight before the toss.
Four Seasons Dallas WeddingEven the garter was funny
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Four Seasons Dallas WeddingSparkler send off to finish the night.
Four Seasons Dallas WeddingThank you Katie Lamb Photography!
Four Seasons Dallas Wedding