Sarah & Robert ~ Venetian Terrace

Sarah & Robert

Sarah & Robert selected Venetian Terrace for their wedding & reception.  Why?  Because it’s a lovely location for a wedding, and the canal provides a unique departure from the festivities!

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Sarah found her dress at David’s Bridal.  Her shoes were red flats ordered from Amazon, as she put comfort as a priority.  She then called on family & friends to help complete her look.  Her necklace was “something borrowed” from her cousin.  Her bracelet was white diamonds & blue sapphires (loaned by her new mother in law) was “something blue”. One of her friends’s sister is a makeup artist, and did her makeup.while a friend of her mother did her hair. The red & black tuxes came from Men’s Wearhouse.

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With a trip to Japan planned for the honeymoon, the couple went with an Asian theme for their reception.  In  keeping with a Japanese tradition, the bride folded origami cranes as favors.  The flowers were done by Sarah’s cousin, whom owns Bow Kay designs.  The cakes were done by The Cake Guys, and they were amazing!  The wedding cake was red velvet with cream cheese icing & amaretto filling.  It was white with a red dragon & phoenix on it.  The groom’s cake was vanilla with chocolate icing & raspberry filling.  It was the shield  from the video game “The Legend of Zelda”.  The food & drink was provided by Venetian Terrace.  They do homemade Italian food, yum!  Meatballs & spinach tortellini with garlic bread, and a prime rib carving station was available for guests, along with hors d’oeuvres.

Sarah & RobertLeaving by gondola!  What a romantic end to a perfect day!  Here’s wishing Sarah & Robert the best of everything in the future!

Stacey Brzovskis - March 8, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Sarah, you are the most beautiful bride I’ve ever seen. Robert, you were most handsome. Everyone had so much fun that night. I love y’all.

Alexis Brzovskis - March 7, 2015 - 9:53 pm

I wasn’t able to attend the wedding but with how well put together the blog was it was like I didn’t miss a moment!

Gary Brzovskis - March 7, 2015 - 9:44 pm

It was a lovely wedding and photos look great.

Grace - March 7, 2015 - 9:36 pm

Sarah is one of my very best friends and I really hated missing her wedding so being able to see these beautiful pictures means a lot. A lovely wedding for a lovely woman.

Mandee - March 7, 2015 - 8:56 pm

I wish I could’ve been there, Sarah. Curse working weekends and long distance. I am happy though cause you look so happy.

Sarah pieters - March 7, 2015 - 8:44 pm

Thank you guys so much for the great summary of the wedding and all the amazing photos!

Christina + Tyler ~ Paradise Cove

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Christina & Tyler selected Paradise Cove as their wedding venue because they grew up on the lake.  The beautiful sunsets made it  more of an easy choice, as  well.

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They were going for a rustic & vintage theme, Paradise Cove was the perfect setting.  The weather cooperated, too!

Christina found her perfect dress at Sunday’s Bridal in Richland Hills, TX.  Her earrings & bracelet were both from Dillard’s, and her necklace was a wedding gift from Type.  He went to Jared’s!

The groomsmen’s tuxes all came from Men’s Wearhouse.

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Christina’s florist was Gloria Parker of Blooming Accents, and highly recommends her.

Their cakes were both done by Ruth Robbins with Tastefully Yours Cakes. The wedding cake was french vanilla with raspberry filling & cream cheese buttercream frosting.  Tyler’s groom’s cake had a fireman’s maltese cross on top, and was red velvet with chocolate buttercream frosting.  Chocolate covered strawberries surrounded it.

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The food was provided by Paradise Cove.  The menu consisted of pork tenderloin, roasted potatoes, green beans, dinner salad,and rolls.  When Christina & Tyler went to a tasting there, this was their favorite!

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Christina said her most memorable moment of the day was dancing with Tyler during their last dance, just before leaving.  All the guests had gone outside, and for the first time as husband & wife, they could spend a few quiet minutes alone as a married couple!

Jessica Thorp - November 3, 2014 - 9:08 pm

I’m LOVING the angles! But most of all-I’m loving the Aggie Warhem in a wedding gown and tuxedo! Happened at my wedding too! Great job photographer!!!

Favorite wedding albums!

Liana & Terry’s wedding album.  I just love her style!

 

Katie & Dave’s wedding album.  Katie loves her bling!!

Christine & Paulo’s wedding album.  They sure knew how to party!

Chelsea & Brian’s wedding album.  Talk about a sense of humor!

These are just a few of the many wedding albums we have delivered in the past couple of years.  Thought you might like to take a look!

Elizabeth & Philip ~ New World + Old World

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Choosing Good Shepherd Catholic Community Church was an easy decision for Elizabeth & Philip.  This is the church Elizabeth’s family have been attending for the past 10 years.  It was the  right choice.  The reception was at Piazza in the Village.  The couple knew that was the  right location the very minute they walked in, loving the elegance of the Piazza, and the service is top notch!

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The couple elected to go with a relaxed but elegant theme.  With long, flowing bridesmaids dresses in sea mist- one of Elizabeth’s favorite colors.  The tuxes came from a shop in England (Philip is an Englishman), they were Ted Baker, &  had peacock lining with Phil & the boys really liked.  The long waistcoat is very traditional in England, and brought some of the English culture into their wedding.  Elizabeth’s search for her dress led them to seven different shops, and spanned over two months!  But Brides & Beuax in Colleyville made her dreams come true.  A lace fit & flare from Maggie  Sottero was the perfect fit!  Elizabeth added a sash & veil with touches of crystal.  Looking for comfort as well as style, she chose to go with platforms made by Vince Camuto.  It was important she had enough height , so she would not have to hem her dress, due to the intricacy of the lace on the bottom edge.  Her reception shoes came from Vince Camuto as well.  To complete her look, Elizabeth added Swarovski earrings, along with her mom’s sapphire ring (something borrowed & blue!)  Hair & make-up for Elizabeth & her girls was done at Shandora, the  make-up artist, Zsanae was fantastic.  All the girls looked absolutely flawless.

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The flowers were from Out of the Garden.  Using roses, garden roses, hydrangea, gray berries & Queen Anne’s Lace, along with succulents.  Elizabeth’s grandfather loved cactuses, and succulents have a similar look.  She  even made sure to  include cactus in some of her bridal portraits!

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The invitations & stationary were done by Paper Planet in Fort Worth.  Elizabeth was able to bring  ideas she loved from Pinterest and worked with one of the designers.  After an hour or so, they had achieved the right wording, and all agreed on the design. Paper Planet specially designed the invitations to capture the casual elegant feel of the wedding, and  incorporated the succulents & coral roses used in her bouquet!

The reception was catered by Piazza in the Village. The menu consisted of tomato bisque for a soup course, with a wedge salad as second course.  The guests had a choice of either bacon wrapped filet or wok charred salmon as entree.  Dessert was wedding cake.  The passed appetizers were Texas Hot Wings, Texas goat cheese& fig crostini (Elizabeth’s favorite),mango stuffed peppers, and artisan cheese & crackers.  The couple had two special drinks, with Phil selecting a Teas Tea-Long Island w/tequila, Elizabeth chose Pimm’s, a popular English drink for summer.  Each choosing a drink that represented the other’s origins.

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Wedding favors consisted of homemade fudge cakes, made by Piazza, a candy bar, and photo strips from the Photo Booth.  One of Elizabeth & Phil’s favorite things to do is going to his local video rental store, and hand picking a large paper bag of candy!

The Cakery supplied the wedding  cake.  Prior to making the “final” decision, they ordered cakes for every birthday, holiday & celebration before the wedding, so they could sample all the flavors.  It was the best cake they ever had! Choosing the flavors was difficult, but they decided on a vanilla ganache with cream cheese icing & lemon raspberry with fresh raspberry preserves & buttercream.  Katie drew up the design on the spot & even made a mini wedding cake for their one year anniversary.

EKinsey-JByrdcomp005The honeymoon was Hawaii for 7 nights, and the couple left the morning after the wedding.  Originally planning to go to St Thomas, they found out Phil’s special visa restricted his travel to within the United States.  Fortunately, Mr & Mrs Kinsey came to the rescue, making the necessary arrangements for Hawaii.  Both Elizabeth & Phil felt it turned out for the better, as they had an amazing time and are looking forward to a return trip.

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Asked what her most memorable moment of the day and Elizabeth told us it came just before the ceremony.  Her mom came to her saying there was an issue with Elizabeth’s brother’s suit, and she was afraid he would not be able to stand up with the boys at the wedding.  However, Phil solved the problem by saying he didn’t care what her brother wore, he just wanted him up front by his side.  This only solidified the certainty  she  was marrying the right man.  Congrats to the two of you!

Natalie & Pablo ~ Vintage Garden Wedding

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Natalie & Pablol wanted a vintage garden wedding.  A&M Gardens was the perfect fit!  Not only could the ceremony be held there, but the reception as well!  The lace & pearls used in the wedding decor fit nicely into the  lush garden setting.

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Natalie found her lace overlay dress at Classy Concepts in Mansfield.  Her shoes were a Victorian Lilac, and they matched her girls dresses. She found them on Etsy, from Becca Heasley.  In keeping with the vintage theme, Natalie had pearl jewelry.  Just before the ceremony, Pablo gave her an Amethyst/Sapphire necklace from Jareds, so she quickly changed into that one, instead of the pearl necklace.  Way to  go, Pablo!!  Knockout Beauty, by Cat Smith did all the girls hair, as well as Natalie’s mom.

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The weather was picture perfect for an outdoor ceremony.  Everyone was able  to enjoy the beautiful gardens that A&M Gardens is known for.  Once the ceremony was complete, everyone moved indoors for the reception.  Natalie & Pablo had a photobooth for the guests, so they could take home copies of photos from the joyous celebration.  Natalie’s good friend Sandy Massey did all the flowers for the day.  And Matron of Honor Krissy Buckau designed the invitations & stationery.

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Sweet Memories not only did the cakes, but the catering as well!  Wanting to give their guests a variety, the wedding cake was multiple flavors, Autumn Bliss, Chocolate, Caramel, Southern Delight and Red Velvet.  The Groom’s Cake was Cookies & Cream.  The menu included an entree choice of Herb Roasted Beef Tenderloins or Chicken Parmesan, with creamy mash potatoes, mixed roasted vegetables & Caesar salad.  They also had herb pesto brochette & mango meatball lollipops.

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The honeymoon was in San Diego,as neither had been to California.   They spent time at the world famous San Diego Zoo, attending a San Diego Padres game, and allthe wonderful food that makes up southern California cuisine.

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Natalie said her most memorable moment was receiving her wedding gift from Pablo, and reading all the special things he wrote on the card.  Pablo says seeing Natalie walk down the aisle.  We wish them wonderful moments for the rest of their life!

Kathryn Tyson - August 24, 2014 - 7:18 pm

Such a BEAUTIFUL place they choose for there wedding. Such a GREAT looking couple! Beautiful pictures of their SPECIAL day!

Brea - August 24, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Amazing wedding and forever memories!!! The pictures are beautiful and keep the memories alive!

Patti Rieder - August 24, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Beautiful day and beautiful pictures to remember the day!!

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