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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Wedding previews – John & Nicki

Talk about GORGEOUS! The colors of the leaves, a beautiful bride, a handsome groom and so much joy and laughter! It was perfect!!

Venue: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens – Japanese Garden

Planner: Betty Miller (Mom of Groom) Mary Massey (personal friend of Betty Miller)

Caterer: City Kitchen – Judy McCarley

Florist: Opulent Cake and Florist – Donna

Baker: Opulent Cakes – same as above

Dress(es)/Suit(s) Al’s Formal Wear Plano, Bridal Closet Willow Bend

DJ/Band: Marcus Johnson

Makeup/Hair (if applicable)  Veronica Sarabia Hair, Paige Glazer Make up (both friends of Nicki’s)

Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography

Décor: Mary Massey – personal friend

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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

 

Ashley & Kirk – November 17, 2017 wedding previews

How they met ~

Kirk and Ashley met on a dating app back in May of 2013. They talked for just a day or two before Ashley suggested to grab drinks on a Friday night after work. Kirk was living in Garland, and Ashley in Denton, so the couple met halfway at BJ’s Brewhouse in Lewisville, Texas. At the time, Kirk was working out constantly and was ready for his third dinner at 10pm, while Ashley was not really hungry. Kirk suggested an appetizer so Ashley picked spinach and artichoke dip which was her favorite. Kirk on the other hand was not a fan of the dip, but ended up eating the whole thing when Ashley had just one bite. Both were nervous, but talked until they were kicked out of the restaurant at closing. The couple then sat on the curb outside the restaurant talking for hours until the sun started to rise. The rest is history…

The proposal ~

It was December 16, 2016. Kirk took Ashley to Urban Crust, one of the first places they went to after moving to Plano. The couple got their favorite meals, along with a nice bottle of wine. After dinner the couple headed to the jeep. Kirk planned to just put the food in the jeep to then propose by the downtown Plano Christmas tree. This was not expressed to Ashley, so of course she just hopped in the jeep. Frustrated, Kirk abruptly said, “get out.” Ashley was very confused and asked why. Kirk said since we took a picture our first year here, with the tree, we needed to this year. Ashley agreed, so the couple headed to the large Christmas tree. Once they got to the tree, Kirk got down on one knee, having Ashley surprised he knelt down on the wet concrete. Using her full name, Kirk asked Ashley to marry him. Ashley immediately said yes.

Breathtaking wedding, it was simply beautiful from start to finish!

Venue – McKinney Cotton Mill
Catering – Pappas Bar-B-Q
Florist – Kent Smith
Baker – Sweet Somethings by Ashleigh & Dandelion Cheesecakes
DJ – DFWParties Rod Baker DJ / Entrepreneur / Wedding Industry Optimist
Makeup/Hair – Erin Blair Makeup & Hair Design
Photography – Brandi Mccomb Photography – DFW Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Julie’s bridals at Aristide Mansfield

Her wedding was back in September and we did her bridals just yesterday. She was thrilled to put her dress on again and I was excited to see my sweet bride again 🙂 I love creativity so when I see the venue, my bride and the dress, colors all come together, that is when I decide on how I am going to shoot and edit. This time I pictured Belle meets Into the woods 🙂

These are just some of my faves from the shoot.

Venue – Aristide – Mansfield Walters Wedding Estates
Dress – Ava’s Bridal Couture 

 

 

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 & Justin’s wedding previews – October 28, 2017

They met by swiping right!  Kerilyn instantly fell for Justin and his son, Jacob.  They were definitely a wonderful package of two to fall in love with.  It was a surprise Valentine’s Day Proposal.  Justin surprised her at home with flower petals leading up the stairs where he was waiting for her.  They planned the wedding in 10 months.  After looking at several venues, they fell in love with the rustic charm of Old Bison Ranch.
Venue:  Old Bison Ranch (Forreston,Tx)
Event Planner:  Brilliant Events (provided caterer, coordinator, car service, desserts and cake, florist, etc.)
Spirits:  Kool Kegs (Arlington)
DJ :  DJ Connections
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero from Bridal Designs
Bridesmaid Dresses:  Azazie
Groom and Groomsmen: Mens Warehouse
Hair: Taylor Baptista (#hairbytaybap)
Makeup: Abby Hampton (Instagram: @abigailhampton1)
Photography – Brandi McComb Photography

 

 

Samantha & Joe previews – Oct. 27, 2017

Sam and Joe

From Orlando to Dallas, fate brought Joe and Sam together to begin the next chapter of their lives as one. After dating for over 3 years, Joe proposed to Sam in New York City’s Central Park during a family visit.

Sam and Joe’s Beginning

Sam and Joe lead separate lives until 2013 when Sam relocated from Orlando to Dallas on the heels of a new job opportunity. Initially connecting online, they later realized how special their story would become.

As Sam got settled into her new hometown, Joe realized she only lived about 1 mile away. This was the first sign that fate was in full control. Their first date was very casual but left a lasting impression. The food was great, but deep down Joe really hoped Sam was more impressed with him than the meal. It was anything but a typical date. They shared laughs and stories throughout the evening, eventually realizing a second date was most definitely in order.

They planned to go see Joe’s favorite band at a bar down the street from Sam’s new place. After dinner and drinks, they danced the night away. Joe still maintains that showing Sam his easy-go attitude and super-sweet dance moves that night are what finally won her over. Joe realized after having yet another amazing date that something special was in store for them.

Sam’s love of football and outdoor adventures would take some getting used to for Joe, but her passion for cooking was a major mark in the plus column. They have built 3 years of memories together, from museum date nights to sporting events to camping in the wilderness to game nights at home. Together they have shared tears of love and tears of sadness, and in these hard times they learned to lean on each other. They have been inseparable since they felt that spark on the first date.

Bridals and getting ready photos took place in the JFK Suite of the Fort Worth Hilton hotel
The Wedding
Friday, October 27, 2017
Attire: Black Tie Recommended
Ceremony and Reception
The Ashton Depot
1501 Jones Street, Fort Worth, TX

Hair & makeup  – Marbles Beauty
Dress  – Essence of Australia
Girls dresses  – various designers
Shoes  – Betsy Johnson
Flowers  – Kate Foley
Decor  – Susan Cauthorn
Rings  – family friend
Cakes  – Creme De la Creme
DJ – Its Your Night
Officiant – Sam’s Uncle Jimmy