Mykie & Samantha’s very unique LGBT wedding at the The Quixotic World

I have shot many sessions in Deep Ellum over the years from senior portraits to couples, Modeling, etc, and I always stop at this building because I love the red and black on the outside for my sessions. I have always wondered what they have done to the inside since the name change, back in the 90’s I would see bands play there.

I was so excited when I booked this LGBT wedding and on NYE!! (During the afternoon though), however, when my 2nd shooter and I arrived it was SNOWING!!!! We walked in from such a bright and freezing situation outside to a dark and almost Willie Wonka like scene inside, it was awesome! I was in photography heaven, some photographers may have walked in and been in panic mode because if you do not know how to shoot in low light and I mean almost dark, well then you are in trouble. I have years of experience so I was not worried, I was very excited!

Here are some of my favorites from the ceremony and reception, I absolutely love how this venue looks now and the creative touch the brides added. This venue holds all types of events, you really need to check them out. https://www.thequixoticworld.com/dallasweddingvenue/

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Abigail & Jose’s wedding previews

We did her sister’s wedding this year and she loved our work so much that she also booked us. We were thrilled to see the family again, it was another absolute beautiful wedding!

Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel

Planner: Cassie Privett

Caterer: 18carrotscatering

Florist: Simply Elegant

Baker: Francheska Rivera – Bride’s sister

DJ: Al Turrubiartes

Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography

Videographer: Shane John

 

Christie & Raj wedding previews – 11/11/17

They first had a Hindu ceremony then had their guests turn their chairs around for a traditional Christian ceremony. It was beautiful from start to finish and her laugh was infectious!

Venue: Dallas Arboretum – Secret Garden and Camp House
Planner: Rachel Leo, Dallas Arboretum
Caterer: Two Sister catering
Florist: Bon Vie Floral Design, Florist: Dafni Doyle
Baker: Annie’s Culinary Creations
DJ/Band: Westin Portillo
Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography

Lauren & Matthew’s wedding previews – November 4, 2017

Wow! What a gorgeous wedding! The bride planned everything herself and the decor, it was so beautiful! I was in awe of the candlelit room, there were gorgeous candles everywhere.

Below are some of my favorites from the day!

Venue/Caterer:  Denton Country Club

Florist:  Blushington Blooms

Baker:  Candy Haven

Dress(es)/Suit(s): Winnie Couture & The Black Tux

DJ/Band: Shannen Woodson

Makeup/Hair:  Hair – Erika Gonzalez, Makeup – Channing Chapman

Photography: Brandi McComb Photography

Décor: Lauren Mulkey! (The bride) 🙂

 

Drake & Kelsey’s wedding previews – October 29, 2017

From the bride:

Drake and I knew each other in high school and ran in similar circles for a little while, but never dated. As college wore on, we both dated different people, but that didn’t work out for either of us.

The summer leading into our junior year of college, I was spending time with my friend Victoria (she spoke at the wedding), who happened to be good friends with Drake at the time.

Anyways, Drake hadn’t seen her for a while and knew she was about to leave for school, so he invited both of us to hang out with him and a group of friends. As soon as we showed up, Drake will tell you “that was that.” We hung out all summer and even a couple months into the school year before he asked me to be his girlfriend (he had just gotten out of a serious relationship and didn’t want to risk moving too quickly).

Our engagement story isn’t the most traditional, but basically we both decided we were ready and went to pick out a ring together. We drove home unengaged, walked in the door to Drake’s apartment, where he proposed to me. It was very intimate, one of my fondest memories.

After 15 months of planning, the wedding day came together perfectly. I can’t imagine it having gone better, and I have several friends, family members, and people like yourself to thank for it — would not have been possible without y’all.

 

Vendors:

venue –  The Springs Event Venue (The Lodge) Aubrey

hair – Chris Annarella and Marina Ristevski from Rogers Premier Salon Suites; Chris did my hair, and then the two split doing my mom’s and all my bridesmaids’ hair.

dress – purchased from Bridal Boutique in Lewisville, designed by Watters.

girls dresses – David’s Bridal, designer(s) unknown.

tux or suit – purchased from Men’s Wearhouse, designed by Joseph Abboud.

guys’ suits – purchased from Men’s Wearhouse, designer(s) unknown.

shoes – Bride’s shoes purchased from Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, designed by Michael Kors; Groom’s shoes purchased from Men’s Wearhouse, designed by Florsheim.

flowers – Mindy Holcomb; family friend of the Groom.

decor – Linens rented from United Rental; gold table overlays purchased from eFavormart.com; all centerpieces and additional decor (including candy bar) purchased from TJ Maxx and Hobby Lobby; flatware purchased from Smarty Had A Party.

rings – Bride’s e-ring and wedding band purchased from Diamonds Direct in Dallas, e-ring designed by C. Gonshor; Groom’s band purchased from Zales, designed by Edward Mirell.

cakes – Linda Volder; family friend of Bride (although she doesn’t normally bake for others).

DJ or band – DJ Connection; our DJ’s name was Jordan.

video – Hello Beautiful Videography; our videographer’s name was Christian.

Officiant – Josh Wintermute from Valley Creek Church

photography – Brandi McComb Photography

Kerilyn’s bridals

Kerilyn & Justin tied the knot over the weekend, I can finally share her bridals <3

We shot her bridal portraits at the Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park. It was a beautiful day for bridals. Her mom and sister joined us that day.

Stay tuned for their wedding blog this week!

 

Colton & Jordan – October 22,2017

Another gorgeous wedding at the Dallas Arboretum! Reception was at Meso Maya in Dallas. Everything was simply breathtaking, the weather could not have been more perfect.

Here are some of my favorites from the day!

Flowers – Upsy Daisy Designs, Jamie Trawick
Dessert – Emporium Pies
Decoration – Bella Wedding Rentals
Ceremony Venue – Dallas Arboretum, Nancy’s Garden
Reception Venue – Meso Maya (Dallas)
Bridal Salon – BHLDN Houston
Bridesmaid attire – Rent the Runway
Groomsmen attire – Generation Tux
Violinist – Cathy Richardson
Invitations – Penelope’s Paper Pantry (Etsy)
Photography – Brandi McComb Photography

Whitney & Evan wedding previews – 10/14/17

Whitney & Evan’s wedding was absolutely breathtaking! Everything was perfect and of course it was at one of my very favorite venues The Milestone Denton, even at sunset it is simply gorgeous!
Venue – The Milestone Denton
Photography – Brandi McComb Photography
Dress- Lewisville Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid’s dresses- Alfred Angelo

Tuxes-Men’s Warehouse
Hair- Samantha Santiago
Makeup- Brides mother
Floral- Andy’s Floral Events
Cake- Cakes by Amanda
DJ- Everlasting Sounds
A note from the bride:

Evan and I met at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith in 2011. We both played on the tennis team. We started dating in 2012 and Evan proposed to me in August of 2016. We were eating dinner at a nice restaurant when Evan excused himself from the table. He returned wearing a suit and got down on one knee to propose. We knew our ideal wedding would be in October and we were lucky and blessed enough to snag the Milestone in Denton for October 14, 2017. It was a wonderful day filled with so much love and overwhelming emotion.

 

A gorgeous wedding in an old 1899 mansion!

A breathtaking wedding that took place at the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House. Designated a City of Fort Worth Landmark in 1980, McFarland House was Fort Worth’s second property to achieve local landmark status. Known as the region’s most intact Queen Anne residence, the elegant Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House was built high on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. This sophisticated Victorian beauty of a little over 5,000 square feet was designed in 1899 by English architect Howard Messer for Galveston widow Mrs. George Ball (Sarah) and her son Frank. The house cost $38,000 to build at a time when the average cost of a home was $2,000 to $4,000. The second owners, William and Sarah Conger Eddleman, were from Weatherford. They bought the house in 1904, and moved in with their daughter and her husband, Caroline (Carrie) Aurelia and Frank Hays McFarland. Carrie McFarland lived there until her death 1978 at the age of 100.

A note from the bride ~

​Like any great relationship, we started out as great friends. We met the summer of 2005 at a summer program at Indiana University – Bloomington. We bonded over music and continued to build a friendship through the next several years. The summer before our last year in Bloomington, we decided to begin dating. Over the next year, our relationship grew stronger and stronger, which led us to our first major decision. After graduation, Jennifer planned to continue her education at the University of Texas at San Antonio. We decided that we would move together to San Antonio, Texas, where Jennifer would complete her Master’s degree in counseling and Andy would finish his Bachelor’s degree in education. The next several years in San Antonio would bring major changes, but our relationship continued to grow. We found and fell in love with our dog, Bella. We moved from place to place in San Antonio (we really enjoy packing and unpacking boxes). Jennifer completed her degree and began counseling children. Andy (eventually) finished his degree in education. We then came to another major decision. Following Andy’s graduation, we decided that we were ready to leave San Antonio, and begin our lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. ​New city, same great love. In the summer of 2014, we moved to DFW, where Andy began his career teaching. In the fall of 2016, after almost 8 years of being in a relationship, Andy asked Jenn to marry him. We will begin our marriage on October 7th, 2017 and we look forward to years of matching Halloween costumes, concert-going, board game-playing, and experiencing new adventures together.

– Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House – Venue

– TLC Event Staffing – 
Day-of-coordinator (really month-of-coordination), event staff/assistant to coordinator, bartending

– Brandi McComb Photography – Photography

– Gordon Boswell Flowers – florist

– Mike Mahnich – DJ and MC

– Taylor’s Rentals – rental company supplied tent, lighting, tables, chairs, table linens

– Rudy’s BBQ – catered dinner

– Central Market – Cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres, cakes and pies

– Tiff’s Treats – cookie delivery

– Shelton’s Salon and Spa – hair and makeup for bride

Color palette: shades of blues and turquoise

Brides dress: From Terry Costa – Rebecca Ingram – Adrian (Ivory)

The girls dresses: David’s Bridal – Short Dress with Sweetheart Illusion Neckline (Pacific)

Guys suits: Al’s Formal Wear – Jean Yves – Allure Notch Tuxedo (Blue Slate)

Guys shoes: Al’s Formal Wear – Fabian Couture – Cognac

Guys bowties: Groom made them!

Jenn’s Rings: Engagement Ring – Family heirloom from the Webb side, Wedding Band – Jenn’s mother’s wedding band

Andy’s Ring: Men’s Rings for Less – Titanium Ring with Wood Inlay

 

 

 

 

 

Shaconie & Karen said I do at the gorgeous Stone Crest Venue

Shaconie & Karen tied the knot and made it official after 8 long years together. They were surrounded by supportive family and friends in a breathtaking venue with gorgeous decor.

Here I have put together only some of my favorites from the day.

Venue: Stone Crest
Planner: Each and every detail
Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography
Video: Scott Jax Entertainment
DJ: Tre Dunlap
Hair: Jasmine Griffin and Heather Farmer
Makeup: JayFace Makeup and Desiree McCall
Decor: Renee’s Royal Events
Glassware: M&M Special Events
Cake: Meringue Bakery
Italian Ice cream: Paciugo Gelato & Caffè
Catering: Hard Eight BBQ
Bartender: Special Moments