Editing the first wedding of a new year is always exciting. As artist, we use the “off season” to define our goals, to grow, to make decisions about the future. We spent all January & February being excited about the 2013 wedding season, and now, it’s finally here. Vanessa & Ben were a wonderful couple to work with, and we know they’re even more excited than we are to see this first wedding blog of the year. 🙂
The wedding ceremony & reception took place at the Belltower Chapel & Garden in Fort Worth, but first, we met the bride at the Renaissance Worthington in downtown Fort Worth. The hotel made a stunning backdrop for photographs of Vanessa’s Galina gown and Jimmy Choo wedding heels.
Sometimes it takes a lot of hands up a dress to get everything situated. 🙂
I’m not a super traditional gal, but LORDY I love me a cathedral length veil!
Man & Wife!
Vanessa & Ben have booked a Bride & Groom session with us to take place later this spring, but we still had time for a few beautiful portraits before the sun was all the way gone. Love the soft light in these!
It was a chilly evening, but thanks to a few well-placed heaters & happy hearts, the newlyweds enjoyed a gorgeous reception under the stars!
In this next picture, observant viewers will notice that Ben seems to have just been smooched by someone with red lipstick. 🙂
When the getaway car is a gorgeous 1958 Rolls Royce, that definitely calls for some after dark portraits!
Congratulations, Vanessa & Ben! Thank you so much for kicking off our 2013 in style, and for being so sweet & enthusiastic to work with. We can’t wait to see you again soon!