Before it Was Official
Amanda contacted me about her Dallas Arboretum Wedding and I still remember how excited she was to discuss all of the details! She and I met on a Thursday evening the night before I was headed out of town to New Orleans – she had a meeting with another photographer planned for the following day, and I remember really wanting to meet with her before I went out of town because if she met with them on Friday she would be left to ruminate over that meeting during the weekend, and I wanted to make sure we had the opportunity to meet first!
So we grabbed coffee and had a great time talking about all of the thought that she and Randy had put into planning their special day. I knew that our personalities were a great fit, my couples are friendly and happy, somewhat laid back but also very detail-oriented – and she fit that description perfectly. We laughed and talked about the mission trip she was about to go on, and the whole exchange just had that feeling of “these are my people” – I love when that happens!
Dallas Arboretum Wedding Ceremony at Crepe Myrtle Alley
Their ceremony would be held at Crepe Myrtle Alley at the Dallas Arboretum, followed by a reception at The Filter Building just across White Rock Lake. Their Dallas Arboretum Wedding would feature a color palette of blush and cream, and Amanda’s bridesmaid dresses were an absolutely stunning combination of varying textures and shades of blush.
The weather was looking a little questionable earlier in the day, but the clouds lightened up and the sun peeked through just in time for us to begin portraits at the Dallas Arboretum and it ended up being absolutely perfect weather!
Portraits are always a priority for my clients and Amanda and Randy were no exception, so there timeline allowed for us to get creative and really capture some fun moments with the wedding party while still having plenty of time for two locations for bride & groom portraits. The Rose Garden was in bloom and is always a favorite, but the lush greens behind The Degolyer House really stole the show for this Dallas Arboretum Wedding, in my opinion haha!
Their wedding ceremony at the Dallas Arboretum was followed by a fantastic party where they enjoyed an amazing dinner and danced the night away with their friends and family!
If you enjoyed this sunny Dallas Arboretum Wedding, click here to see a beautiful rainy day Dallas Arboretum Wedding at The Camp House that I had the privilege of photographing! Texas weather is unpredictable, but I always want my clients to know that rain on your wedding day doesn’t mean that you won’t have beautiful photos – I believe each and every wedding day is unique and beautiful in its own way, and it is always my goal to capture that in an authentic way so that you can relive those memories again and again <3