What an exciting weekend to celebrate with Summer and Paul! It was a true honor to be asked to be their wedding planner but to also plan their pre-wedding festivities!
They wanted to open up their new home to welcome out of town family and friends. We had a lovely evening catered by Blue Mesa Grill.
Following a great rehearsal at University Christian Church, everyone headed over to Times Ten Cellars for dinner. This was extra special because Times Ten is where they first met! The food was done by the amazing Cat City Grill – another Fort Worth favorite of the couple!
We had the privilege of doing reception coordination for Amy and Ryan’s recent wedding! It was a blast working with and getting to know them and their families the weeks and months leading up to the big day! Here are a few of our snapshots from their reception: (ceremony photos to come soon from the awesome photographer, digitalegacy)
More photos can be seen on our Facebook page here!
Congratulations to our sweet couple Aaron and Jessica on their 10.1.11 nuptials!! This was such a fun and custom wedding at Dallas Heritage Village! Great live music, a colorful mix of florals, praline favors, and handmade desserts by family members! Click here to see more photos on our Facebook page!
When I think of a wedding being personalized, this one is first to come to mind! Every little detail and element screamed “Michael & Johanna”!!! The food, music, drink, decor, and favors will all unique to them and their love story! I loved that the table names were places that represented their relationship and families! The reception location was the groom’s parents’ home and was the perfect place to celebrate!
A few ceremony images by Powell Pictures
Gorgeous Bride’s Bouquet (photos by Powell Pictures)
This was my first time working with Bows & Arrows and they blew me away!!! Not only by their amazing floral creations but their positive attitude and willingness to help! I couldn’t narrow down a couple images of the centerpieces so I just made a collage! HA! The uniqueness of each one was so intriguing and refreshing to me!
The guests were greeted by the sound of the didgeridoo for cocktail hour
The rest of the evening was filled with the sounds of Shoot Low Sheriff, a Western Swing band! Photos by Powell Pictures
Thank you to the HUGE team of vendors who worked hard to make this day possible!
Band: Shoot Low Sheriff
Cake: sugar bee sweets
Caterer: Food Glorious Food
Florist: Bows & Arrows
Linens: BBJ Linen
Lighting / Generators: Celebration Event Rental
Luxury Toilet Trailer: MMG
Photographer: Powell Pictures
Tables / Chiavari Chairs / Tent: Dallas Party Tent and Event
Videographer: Lucas Kitchen
9.TEN.11… a day to remember for not only event elements but for my family as well! It was an exciting day to celebrate my aunt and her new husband! With these two creative geniuses, no detail was overlooked! I had a blast working with them and helping their special day to run as smoothly as possible! I first introduced you to them HERE and showed your their handmade invitations HERE
Below are some of my images but I am anxiously awaiting the amazing work of Ryan Ray Photography!
The super cute programs / fan / word search for guests!
Some of the reception details
The talk of the reception space was this massive wall art! Soooo neat!
Arriving in style!
Me with the new Mr. & Mrs. / Uncle & Aunt 😉
First Dances with the Bride
My fabulous parents and grandparents!
Cake time (always involves a quick tutorial!) : )
This was the greatest best man toast ever! He changed in to a German costume (in honor of the Bride’s heritage & their honeymoon destination) and gave his speech in German! My Oma / Mother of the Bride then gave the translation then we went straight in to the Chicken Dance. It was perfect!
I was soooo excited to finally get to work with my friend Damany with i-entertainment! He was just as awesome as I expected! Heidi & Wesley met him at our family Thanksgiving last year & knew he was the guy for their big day!!!
Caramel Apple Favors for the guests – so good!
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. P! It was an honor to be a part of your wedding weekend! I am so happy for y’all and pray that God will continue to bless you! And Wesley, welcome to the fam!
A HUGE thank you to the wonderful group of vendors that made this day so great!
Cake: Dallas Affaires Cake Co.
Cake Balls / Caramel Apple Flavors: Creme de la Cookie
Caterer: Andrew Ormsby Catering
Ceremony Music: Serenata Strings
Flowers: Haute Events and Floral Design
Photographer: Ryan Ray Photography
Transportation: Cloud 9 Vintage Coach
I have anxiously been awaiting this wedding since, well these two started dating ; ) See, unlike my other couples I have known the bride for… my whole life! haha This is my aunt and she is an amazingly talented graphic designer. She married another amazingly talented graphic designer which equals DETAILS galore! In case you missed it, I posted their Save the Date and invitations earlier HERE.
So the weekend began with the rehearsal of course! Here are some photos from that:
Rehearsal at Dallas Heritage Village
Everyone having fun!
Yours Truly enjoying a cupcake… duh!
I get this question a lot “what does a wedding coordinator actually do?” It’s one of those things you don’t really understand until after the wedding and the bride, groom, and families will say to me “what would we have done without you?!” : ) Not to pat myself on the back, but what we actually do on the wedding day is hard to put on paper per say! I found a few of these snapshots from Betty & Anoop’s recent wedding and thought it showed us in action!
Some of the things going on… questions being answered, pictures taken, details reviewed, boutonnieres pinned on (this wedding had over 50!!), checking chair covers and linens, lining up everyone and giving cues, setting favors, passing out mints and tissues, giving snacks and waters, lighting candles, okaying the lighting and sound, confirming all vendors have arrived and are ready, having the emergency kit on hand [safety pins, sewing kit, tape, medicine, etc.] and the list goes on and on…
oh, and yes the occasional Starbucks and “tweet” are included 😉
Introducing the newest member to the Event Elements family!! A big girl DSLR camera : ) I love, love, love pictures so am pretty excited about it AND my custom strap & lens pocket! (Praise the Lord for Etsy!)
Disclaimer: I am not a professional photographer nor do I want to be! I leave that to those who truly have a gifting and whose work I admire!
“The Picture Queen”
The fabulous Jonathon Link Studios posted a sneak peek of Betty & Anoop’s Wedding… check it out!