Victoria and Juan’s Historic 512 Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on May 30, 2018 in Weddings | No Comments

Victoria and Juan’s Historic 512 wedding took place in Fort Worth, Texas this past Memorial Day weekend. The theme was classy and romantic with deep burgundy, pinks, whites, and greenery for their color scheme. Rather than do a first look with her fiance, Victoria opted to do a first look with her dad – which was just as sweet of a moment. I had been looking forward to their wedding for months as soon as Victoria contacted me, as she’s the cousin of one of my dear friends. She has a smile that truly lights up any room.

The day started with a fast pace as we were there to document the getting ready portion of the day and saved all of the formal photos for after. Everyone was such troopers in the 90 degree heat – I suppose summer decided to show up early here in Texas! We were also able to sneak out for a few night portraits which are so fun to do in a downtown setting.

All in all, it was a truly lovely wedding day. It was an honor to document Victoria and Juan becoming husband and wife (while they’re already awesome parents to Joseph!)

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Vendor List:

Planning/Coordination: Lisa Budarf
Venue: Historic 512
Hair/Makeup: Chelsea Rae – Beauty from Brushes

Other vendors list coming soon!

Gabby and Colin’s Hillsboro, TX Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on May 16, 2018 in Weddings | No Comments

Gabby and Collin’s Hillsboro, TX Wedding took place on a wonderful Spring day. They tied the knot at Collin’s family church. Gabby got ready at their soon to be home down the street from the home Collin grew up in, and where their wedding reception took place later that evening.

It was a privilege to get this glimpse into their new hometown and life after hearing about it from our pre wedding meetings. Gabby designed her own invites and the day had touches of artsy and quirky elements. And the dance party was super fun! Be sure to scroll down to see their vendor list and Gabby and her family’s DIY elements including the stationery, paper flowers, and centerpieces.

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Hair/Makeup: Sydney Lopez
Tent Rental: Peerless Tents
Flowers/tables&chairs/church decor: Wedding Design Group

Lindsey and Brett’s Granbury, TX Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on May 9, 2018 in Weddings | No Comments

Lindsey and Brett had their Granbury TX wedding at Pecan Plantation Country Club in Granbury, TX. Their wedding day was intimate with their closest family and friends joining them from all over the country. It’s always special to witness families joining together. I also have to say it’s not everyday I hear “Pale Blue Eyes” by the Velvet Underground at a wedding reception (and I go to a LOT of wedding receptions), Lindsey and Brett get bonus points for that.

We even got to sneak out for some beautiful golden hour portraits instead of a grand exit, so be sure to scroll down for those!

I’d also like to wish them a happy almost one year anniversary (while I hang my head in shame that it took me a year to blog their wedding), better late than never!

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Sarah and Nick’s Engagement Session at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, TX

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on May 3, 2018 in Engagement | No Comments

Sarah and Nick met up with me at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, TX early last Sunday morning for their engagement photos. They met while studying glass blowing at UTA, and now they both work as professional glass blowers! How cool is that? Sarah and I go way back – all the way back to the art school days at UTA! I remember having several classes with her (painting was one of them – I was NOT very good – I generally struggled with all art forms except photography) and also working at Chuy’s together. There aren’t many bonds that are as special as working with a restaurant team on a busy night.

 I’m definitely not a morning person, but once I see how gorgeous the light is, getting up and showing up early is always worth it. Congratulations to these talented artists! We can’t wait to go on an adventure to Abilene to photograph your wedding.

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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is one of my favorite DFW locations – I could shoot there for days.

Pat and Mitch’s Wedding Reception – Fort Worth Wedding Photographer

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on May 1, 2018 in Weddings | No Comments

Pat and Mitch had a lovely, travel themed Fort Worth wedding reception this past weekend after tying the knot with an elopement ceremony last year in El Paso. We were so thrilled to be the ones to document this celebration with their friends and family! Pat was sweet enough to send me home with one of the beautiful floral arrangements by Lillian Simons Flowers and also included one of their adorable luggage tag favors. I happen to be in dire need of a luggage tag, so I’ll definitely be making use of it!

Congratulations to the happy couple on their many adventures yet to come!

 

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I absolutely love photographing at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Check out one of our past wedding ceremonies here!