Sweet Fort Worth Wedding by Somewhat Photography

POSTED IN Fort Worth, Real Weddings

This sweet Fort Worth wedding was sent in by Somewhat Photography. There’s a lot of beautiful lace in this wedding in the bride’s dress, veil, and garter. Several photos of this happy couple are definitely sweet – especially the photo of the couple under the veil and holding hands with their wedding rings – but there’s even more sweetness in the dessert bar. A pink and mint green wedding cake is paired with a fun grooms cake and a pastel colored dessert bar. Check out more photos from this wedding in the gallery.
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Photography ~ Somewhat Photography | Dress Shop ~ Bridal Boutique in Lewisville | Cake Designer ~ Delicious Cake in Addison | Bridesmaids Dresses ~ Alfred Angelo Bridal | Suits ~ Al Formal Wear

Modern Dallas Wedding by David Loi Studios

POSTED IN Dallas, Real Weddings

Everything in this modern Dallas wedding photographed by David Loi Studios works well together. Black and white make appearances of some kind in most weddings –this wedding chose to embrace these two colors for nearly everything. And what a successful decision that was! The entire wedding party is decked out in black and white and the reception decor follows this color theme. The bride’s small bouquet of white roses is the perfect complement to her dress that has dramatic white ruffles. The bottom layer of the all-white wedding cake looks like it’s covered with a similar ruffle pattern. Many weddings favor the color white for the bride’s dress, the cake, and the flowers. The use of the color black is what really sets this wedding apart. The table settings with black plates and black beaded centerpieces are absolutely gorgeous. Sometimes you don’t need a “pop of color” to stand out. Check out more photos from this wedding in the gallery.
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From David Loi Studios… Mark and Tamara met while working for the same sales/marketing company, but the story she wants to tell is about her grandfather who she had select the music for her wedding. This story is told by Tamara’s father, Everett Lee: Tamara asked her grandfather, Everett A. Lee, for suggestions of music to be heard before and during her marriage ceremony, and for the music to have a dramatic flair. As Mr. Lee had conducted major orchestras in Europe, South America and in the US (including the Dallas Symphony), this was a joy for him to offer selections from which she could choose. For the meet and greeting time before the ceremony, Tamara picked waltzes, marches, opera overtures and entire symphony movements from composers like Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky. For the marriage ceremony, Tamara picked works by Wagner, Handel and Massenet’s ‘Meditation from Thais’ (that Mr. Lee had played on his violin at her father’s wedding in 1983). The married couple then exited to the 4th movement of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.

Mr. Lee started his career as a violinist and moved into conducting in the 1940s. His conducting education included two years at Juilliard, studying under the direction of internationally known conductor Fritz Mahler, at Tanglewood under Boston Symphony conductor, Boris Goldovsky, as well as later under Max Rudolf, known for his work at the Metropolitan Opera, as the music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, as well as serving on the staffs of Tanglewood and Curtis. After creating, building and conducting for years an orchestra in New York, working as a violinist and getting a few conducting engagements in the US, Spain, and Argentina, Mr. Lee chose to relocate, on a German government grant, to Munich in 1956, in order to follow a conducting career and to feed his family.

Mr. Lee’s achievements would lead to his becoming the first African-American to conduct a major orchestra below the Mason-Dixon line, when he was asked to conduct the Louisville Symphony in 1953 (and a second time in 2005). In the United States, Lee also conducted the New York Philharmonic, as well as the Cleveland, Detroit, Dallas, New Jersey, Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Louis and Washington National symphony orchestras, to name a few. Mr. Lee’s various opera conducting engagements included numerous works by Puccini, Verdi, and Mozart, as well as Operas, are written by Bizet, Wagner, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, and Strauss, to name a few, and performed in Argentina, France, Sweden, Germany and the United States. Mr. Lee’s various international symphonic conducting engagements included the Berlin Philharmonic, the Radio Orchestra in Berlin, the Hamburg Symphony, the Nuremberg Symphony, as well as the Munich Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Madrid Philharmonic, Bogot Philharmonic, and Buenos Aires Philharmonic to name a few. Mr. Lee celebrated his 100th birthday this year.

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Photography ~ David Loi Studios | Event Planner & Floral Designer ~ AbsolutelyBlooming! | Photo Booth Equipment ~ A & K Photobooths | DJ ~ Absolute Entertainment | Transportation ~ Blue Diamond Limousines of Texas | Band ~ Casanova | Makeup Artist ~ Natalie Greagor Bridal | Invitation Designer ~ Printing with Pizazz | Rentals ~ TLC Event Rentals | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Belo Mansion | Cake Designer ~ Frosted Art | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Fun Houston Engagement Shoot by CivicPhotos

POSTED IN Engagement Session, Houston, Inspiration

CivicPhotos sent us this delightful and fun Houston engagement shoot. Almost every photo in this collection can be described in a different way: loving, sweet, adorable, silly, and romantic are just a few examples. The sillier photos are some of my favorites in this shoot. You can really get a sense of how connected this couple is and how much they are enjoying this photo shoot. This engagement shoot also shows off several beautiful Houston locations. Whether this couple spends their entire lives in the Houston area or ends up moving away next year they will love looking at these photos as a reminder not only of their engagement but also their home at the time. You can find more photos from this engagement shoot in the gallery.
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From CivicPhotos… Stefanie is from El Salvador…Cody is from Massachusetts, however the city of Houston brought them together. These two made such a lovely pair during their engagement session starting at the Julia Ideason Library with a classy wardrobe. Next up, the couple did a natural date scene in the lovely Sam Houston Park. The last portion of the session had us shooting with a street photography vibe to match the couple’s edgy outfits.

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