Thursday, December 6, 2012

Emily and Anthony's Fort Worth Wedding

A few weeks ago I had the honor of photographing the wedding of one of my former students. I was so excited to be a part of Emily and Anthony's big day. They met in high school, went to separate colleges, graduated and stayed together finally getting married in November. My heart smiles every time I think about it. I posted a little sneak peek the day after their wedding but here's the full story :)
Emily got ready at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth. She was in the Van Cliburn Suite where there is this super cool window. The light in this room was amazing.
 Her dress and gold shoes.
 The rings. Her maid of honor had gotten her a wedding day cupcake, so me being the cupcake queen...I had to put it in at least one photo. It was red velvet...Emily is lucky I didn't eat it while she wasn't looking ;)
 Her something old.
 Hairpiece and blue jewelry.
 Getting ready.
Going to the Chapel.  Emily arrived ready except fr her veil because she and Anthony had planned a first look and photos outside just before sunset. Love that.
Emily's bridesmaids help her put on the finishing touches.
 And we were off to do the first look. The minute Emily stepped outside she started to cry. Then all these amazing things happened. Anthony was thrilled to see her, wiped away her tears, grabbed her and kissed her. Love, love, LOVE!
 The gorgeous girls and the handsome guys.
 The whole wedding party.
 They were fun.
 Really fun. :) The guy on the far left...that's Andy, Emily's brother and he was in my class too.
 Some alone time.
  Everyone shoots the bride with the flowers, but I thought these flowers were such a great color to photograph against the black tux. Now...I like the two photo side by side. It wasn't what I had planned when I shot it but I like it!
 Now that the wedding is over I can share a few bridals.
 Anthony and Emily.
 So the wedding was at Marty Leonard Chapel in Fort Worth and Emily walked down the aisle to Trumpet Voluntary played by a friend who was in the Summit Band with them when they met. How cool is that?!
A moment with mom and one with dad just before going down the aisle.
Anthony waits.
 Emily arrives.
The wedding party on the altar.
The kiss!
 I love the way he looks at her. Every photo I have of them Anthony is looking at Emily with love in his eyes. Doesn't every girl dream of a man that looks at her just like this? She's the most important thing in his life and is shows in his expression.
Immediately after the ceremony they stole a little kiss. Sweet.
 Then it was off to the reception at the Petroleum Club. The room was gorgeous with baby's breath and lilies and the table numbers were made with their engagement photos that I took. You can see the Petroleum Club from their hotel suite so I photographed that earlier in the day.
 They were introduced and went right into their first dance.
Thier reception fit them perfectly. They chose the Marc Toussaint Combo with a big band sound to play and it was amazing. I'm a huge fan of a band at a wedding and this one did not disappoint.
 There's that look again. He just can't keep his eyes off her and that smile. I love a happy groom :)
 Emily dances with her dad.
 Anthony dances with his mom.
So sweet.
 Cake ad champagne. I'm loving the reflection in the glass. 
One more with the rings and the cake topper.
This one's fun. 
 Last dance.
 After the wedding we went back to their hotel to take a few photos. I love when we can do this.
 Finally he carried her over the threshold.
 One last photo. Love this couple. THey asked for a photo with me :)
I hope you love your photos :) Congratulations on your guys are amazing.

1 comment:

  1. Your skill with the camera continues to amaze me. Absolutely NO ONE does it better.