Groom dipping the bride during wedding reception.

My first Fort Worth wedding in a single word was “amazing”. I had the honor of traveling to Texas this month to photograph a beautiful wedding between Michael and McKenzie. 

Oh my gosh, where do I begin? Hmm, let’s start at the beginning. I was asked awhile back by McKenzie if I would photograph her wedding. Knowing her and her amazing family for over 20 years of course I said “yes”! One of my favorite things is combining my love of travel with weddings. We left Phoenix loaded to the hilt. My family accompanied me on this trip along with my good friend Matthew Beutel. Matt is an amazing photographer who has helped me on several weddings and I wanted him with me for this trip.

Diamond wedding rings stacked on a champagne cork.

Upon arriving we were picked up by my mother in law who once again hosted us. With a good night’s sleep, Matt and I were out the door to begin capturing the big day. First stop was Bass Performance Hall in downtown Fort Worth. Michael and McKenzie were both getting ready at Bass Hall which would later host the reception. Matt and I split up to begin the getting ready photos and detail shots. McKenzie was on the main floor while Michael was up one level in the Green Room. Making my way around shooting details I knew I had to get some wedding shoe shots. Prada was in the house and demanded photographs! Haha!

Bridesmaids posing while getting makeup done.

 

Sign with bridesmaids listed as the "I do" crew.

With a large bridal party it was a constant whirl of bridesmaids and groomsmen during the getting ready shots. So awesome. One of things that caught my eye was the bridesmaid’s dresses had pockets! How cool is that! Matt and I finished up the getting ready and reception details with just a few minutes to spare. The time had come to head to the church!

Robert Carr Chapel on the campus of Texas Christian University would be the ceremony location for the wedding. This beautiful church was such a treat to photograph their day. Large windows, arches and a high ceiling, what’s not to love. The vows were exchanged and a kiss sealed the deal. We wrapped up family photos and a few formals outside before heading back to Bass Hall.

Bass Hall was decorated to the nines! Angelica Zelenova of A to Z Designs did such a great job with the flowers, so artistically done! Michael and McKenzie made their grand entrance to family and friends. That would soon be followed by the first dance. Bass Hall provided an unbelievable backdrop for their reception. Simply breathtaking!

The reception carried on as speeches were made and the cake was cut. In a first for me, Michael and McKenzie also shared peach cobbler! Bridesmaid dresses with pockets and now cobbler, so many firsts! As the night wound down the guests started preparing for the final bubble exit. Michael and McKenzie were greeted with a sea of bubbles as everyone was there to send them off.

No wedding goes off without an amazing vendor cast. Here are the players who helped make this day magical:

Wedding coordinator, The Pretty Little Planners, Angela Webb

Reception venue, Bass Performance Hall

Florist, A to Z Designs, Angelica Zelenova

DJ, Complete Weddings + Events

Catering, TCP Catering

Cake, Delicious Cakes

I’d like to thank Michael and McKenzie for allowing me to capture their Fort Worth wedding! Such a treat to be apart of it. Below are the rest of my favorites from their big day.

Bridesmaids getting ready in front of a mirror.

Prada wedding shoes.

Wedding dress hanging up in Green Room of Bass Hall.

Bride getting buttoned up with help from her sisters.

Bridesmaids seeing the bride for the first time in her wedding dress.

Bride putting on her earrings.

Groomsmen tying their ties.

Grooms shoes and watch.

Groom putting his shoes on.

Groom getting his tie fixed by his dad.

Groomsmen posing in Green Room of Bass Performance Hall.

Bride and groom exchanging vows at Robert Carr Chapel.

Bride and groom holding hands at alter of Robert Carr Chapel.

Bride and groom posing outside Robert Carr Chapel.

High level view of Bass Hall.

Place settings for wedding reception at Bass Performance Hall.

Table decoration for wedding reception at Bass Performance Hall.

Flowers at a wedding reception table at Bass Performance Hall.

Bride and groom kissing at box office of Bass Hall.

Bride posing with her bouquet at Bass Hall.

Bride sitting at bench at Bass Hall.

Bride standing behind her wedding bouquet at Bass Performance Hall.

Bride and groom posing at Bass Hall.

First dance by bride and groom on center stage at Bass Hall.

Bride and groom kissing in theater seats of Bass Hall.

 

 

 

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