Sweet, Intimate Dallas Courthouse Wedding

I love intimate weddings, but Beth & James’ courthouse wedding was extra special! Beth and James knew they didn’t want a huge wedding, but they did want this cherished time documented. We started out at the Magnolia Hotel, then traveled to the George Allen Courthouse in downtown Dallas to have their ceremony surrounded by a few immediate family members. (I may or may not have teared up. Maybe it was allergies? Dust?) Afterward, we explored downtown Dallas for romantic portraits, some champagne, and eventually dinner at St. Martin’s Bistro. Beth wore a gorgeous floral Monique Lhuillier gown for some of her portraits.

 

I had so much fun getting to know Beth, James, and their wonderful family! The intimacy of a small wedding is always a fantastic treat to document. And, let’s be honest, getting to spend over an hour creating beautiful images with a gorgeous couple was a dream! Special thanks to Premier for their limo service while running us all around downtown Dallas!

 

Corlee & Michael – Wedding at The Carlisle Room

Corlee & Michael are an awesome couple and have been so much fun to work with! They met in class at Texas Tech Univeristy in Lubbock, Texas. Their wedding preparation was at the Magnolia Hotel in downtown Dallas (which has wonderful natural light), their ceremony was at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and their reception was at The Carlisle Room. Holy Trinity is absolutely lovely inside with it’s stained glass windows and beautiful architecture. Built in the 1920’s, The Carlisle Room exhibits stunning art deco motifs. The centerpieces from Posh Floral Design were a wonderful compliment to the space and theme. Walter Fuentes created a fresh & romantic look for Corlee’s makeup and I just LOVE how he incorporated her perfect natural curls in her updo. As you can see from the reception images below, DJ Dylan kept the dancefloor packed with revelers all night long. It was an incredible event and I’m so happy for Corlee & Michael!

 

 

Vendors

Prep: Magnolia Hotel  Ceremony: Holy Trinity Catholic Church  Reception: The Carlisle Room

DJ: Dylan with LeForce Entertainment  Floral: Posh Floral Designs

Hair & Make up: Walter Fuentes with WAFU Artistry & Mademoiselle Beauty

Cake Shop: Frosted Art Bakery

Jessica & Mark – Hotel Crescent Court Wedding

Jessica & Mark are such a wonderful couple and it was such an honor to document their gorgeous wedding, engagement, & bridal sessions. They met while they were both completing their accounting internships. How cool is that?! But the best part is they included their sweet puppies in their engagement session and even for a few portraits during their wedding! (And you know dogs make everything better!) You’ve got to see the sweet floral collar that Junior with Garden Gate Floral made! So adorable! The day was absolutely gorgeous and perfectly coordinated by Chelsea with Hitched Events.

 

 

The Fabulous Vendors

Event Coordinator: Chelsea with Hitched Events, Venue/Catering – Hotel Crescent Court,  Officiant – Lana Russell,

  Ceremony Music – Forte Strings,  Band – Chinatown,  Hair/Makeup – Elan Makeup Studio,

  Floral – The Garden Gate,  Bakery (Groom’s Cake) – Elegant Cakery,

  Videography –  Lexoria, Jaime Maldonado,  Lighting – Absolute Lighting