Dallas Wedding Photographer: Dara + Bisi | Eastridge Park Christian Church Wedding |

She looked across the open field, and saw him. He stood looking off into the distance, a solitary figure next to a lone tree on the horizon. He was waiting, anxious to see his bride, but knowing that she would come when the time was right. As she made her way towards him, the wind made her veil dance across the sky behind her, and each step closer brought more of a smile to her face. Their story had started with a phone call, and neither of them knew that a year later they would begin to grow into best friends… before they knew it, the two had fallen in love with each other, and they were engaged. Now the day of their wedding had come, and the moment for them to see each other was finally here.

Meet Dara & Bisi.

Dara called his name, a beautiful smile across her face, and he turned to see his lovely bride in her gown for the very first time. The expression on Bisi’s face said it all, and as he took his beaming bride into his arms, they knew they were celebrating the beginning of an incredible life together.

Here’s their beautiful wedding day…

Dallas Nigerian Cultural Wedding - Photography by Ivy Weddings

Dara absolutely glowed on her day! Everyone thought so!

A sweet moment with the bride and her flower girl…

 Dara shares a really special bond with her college friends, and it’s so sweet to see how they can make her laugh!

Film style black and whites. Love.

The bride and her lovely ladies…

 

Dara, you’re a beauty!

Matt got some shots of the groom and the guys…

How adorable is this little ring bearer? He melts me!

Dara and Bisi did a first look and it was so romantic! Love the groom’s expression when he saw his beautiful bride!

Bisi was blown away by Dara…

…and even the cars going by saw how excited he was! : )

Love.

The bride took a moment to pray with her bridesmaids before the ceremony.

A beautiful ceremony.

Married! A favorite photo… the excitement just seconds after they tied the knot. : )

Nigerian weddings are amazing. The colors, the joy, the dancing, the love. Just beautiful!

I love this photo of our bride with another one of our previous 2011 brides, Timmie…two beautiful ladies! Love y’all : )

For the second part of the reception, the bride and groom changed into their traditional Nigerian wedding attire. How stunning are they?

The Nigerian money dance…and it was amazing!

We’ll go ahead and end this post with one of the last photos from the night. On their way to their car, the videographer stopped the couple to ask what they were feeling right before they left for the night. I think the joy and pure bliss on their faces speaks louder than words. : ) A gorgeous ending to a beautiful day!

Dara and Bisi,

Thank you for letting us document such a meaningful day in your lives! Your sweet spirits and genuine kindness really bless everyone around you. We hope that every year of your marriage is filled with the same jubilee and excitement as day one was. Blessings to you both, and warm wishes for a wonderful start in your new marriage!

With love,

Matt and Ivy 

 

Story from the couple

How we met:
Dara and Bisi met through the match-making efforts of family members. After Bisi’s initial phone call to Dara, it took an entire year before they would actually meet, because timing is everything! When Dara and Bisi went on their first date in the summer of 2012, little did they know their lives were about to change. Their friendship blossomed and soon it became clear that they were the perfect match made in heaven for each other.

What we envisioned for our wedding:
Bisi and Dara envisioned a wedding filled with their closest family and friends having a good time and most of all a wedding that glorified God in every way– and that is indeed what they were blessed with!

Additional thanks:
Special thanks to bride’s friends Jessica Agwamaro and Tope Oguntona for bride’s hair and make-up
Special thanks to bridesmaid, Janelle Miller, for bride’s something borrowed–the veil

| Photographer | Ivy Weddings | Bride’s Dress Designer | Mori Lee | Bride’s Dress & Veil Boutique | Mockingbird Bridal  | Jewelry | Charming Charlie | Bridesmaids Dresses | Target | Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits | International Suit Wearhouse | Venue | Eastridge Park Christian Church | Coordinator | Biel Events | Florist | Belle Fleur – by Peggy Henderson | Cake | Yum Scrum Cakes | Caterer | Royal Catering | Officiant | Rev. David Hollingsworth  | Rentals | AM Linen Rentals | MC | Awestruck Inc.  |

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Dallas Wedding Photographer: Feature Roundup!

We adore our couples, and we love getting to see when editors share their photos with other brides. Here is a quick roundup of some of the wedding and engagement features that we haven’t had a chance to share!

Style Me Pretty featured Elizabeth and Justin’s gorgeous wedding at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas.

Dallas Adolphus Hotel Wedding Reception Photographer

Elizabeth Anne Designs featured Kris and Lauren’s lakeside engagement session (complete with bride + groom dogs!).

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Rustic Wedding Chic featured Brittany and Jonathan’s elegant country chapel wedding.

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Wedding Sutra featured Shamain and Azam’s engagement session and an awesome interview.

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PopSugar featured this fun kite-themed save the date engagement from Jane and Andrew.

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Black Bride featured Bridgette and Deon’s sunrise engagement session.

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Brooklyn Bride featured Alison and William’s fun and oh-so-sweet engagement session.

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PopSugar showed off this lovely daisy and poppy floral arrangement from Hien and Johnny’s Austin wedding at the Allan House.

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Black Bride featured the lovely Brittany and basketball player Keith’s Villa Antonia wedding.

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Congratulations to all of our fabulous couples!

Cheers,

Matt and Ivy

Fort Worth Wedding Photographers: Blair + Steven | TCU Robert Carr Chapel and Ridglea Country Club |

Life is kind of like a winding road. Maybe even a whole continent full of winding roads. The moment that changes your life forever is when the road you are on finally crosses paths with the road someone else is on – that special someone you have been looking for your whole life. But sometimes you can’t see it coming. Sometimes your roads run parallel to each other, or you even end up on the same road: passing the same places, just not at the same time. Sometimes you even end up at the same college, like these two, where he played baseball and she cheered. But that wouldn’t be when their roads crossed – he was a little older, and he graduated first and moved off to start a coaching position without ever meeting her. That’s the magic of winding roads, though – they have a way of taking us places we never saw coming…

Meet Blair and Steven.

Their paths would finally cross during her last year of college, and even though they lived in different places, they knew what they’d found was forever. At first they made it work long distance. Then, when it looked like his coaching career was going to move him, he couldn’t stand to be away from her anymore. He took her back to the place where he’d first swept her off her feet, and asked her to start off on a new road… together.

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The ladies got ready together and I love Blair’s David Tutera gown. So gorgeous!

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So much love and smiles on her special day!

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Blair glowing! : )

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Peeking in on the bride getting ready. Completely captivated. I love it…it’s like they’re dreaming of one day becoming a bride, in a beautiful gown…

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Love the victory fist pump!

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Blair, you’re a beauty!

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A favorite.

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A favorite bridal.

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So cute! Thanks to Melissa for the adorable ring bearer photos. : )

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The guys looking sharp…

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A truly baseball groomsmen photo. Love it.

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Love the emotion when Steven saw his pretty bride.

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So precious!

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Married!

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A favorite.

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Can’t get enough of the details… Champagne sequin linens? Yes please!

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The florals were gorgeous, and done by the grandmother of the bride!

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The first dance…

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The father-daughter dance…

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…and mother-son dance.

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The TCU mascot, SuperFrog, made a surprise guest appearance and the crowd went wild!

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Epic reception!

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Special goodbyes…

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Blair and Steven,

You guys are AWESOME! Your happiness is so clear to everyone you come in contact with, and -of course!- in every photo! We couldn’t be happier for you both. Marriage is an amazing journey, and we wish you both the happiest of adventures together.
Cheers,
Matt and Ivy

Story from the bride:

Steven and I met through 2 of our close mutual friends (that were also a part of our wedding day!) Steven and I both went to TCU, where he played baseball and I cheered, but we never knew each other during college because he is 4 years older. We were set up to hang out during my senior year in college, and we hit it off immediately! I was working for the Dallas Cowboys at the time, and he was coaching baseball at TX State. We dated long distance for 3 years until he got a coaching job at WVU and knew he wanted me there with him so he proposed to me at the exact spot where we first met. A year later we were married and we now live in WV! : )

Planning a wedding from WV was quite interesting, but thankfully I had 2 sisters and my mom back in TX to help! We always knew we wanted to get married at the TCU Chapel because we have so many memories where he played ball and I cheered (hence the TCU Horned Frog appearance at the reception!) Fort Worth holds a special place in our hearts, and we both come from small country towns in TX, so we also had our rehearsal dinner at a western themed venue (River Ranch) in the Stockyards. My favorite details at the wedding were the champagne sequined table cloths, the beautiful flower arrangements my grandma created, my dress (of course!) and the memory table we had for our loved ones that had passed away and couldn’t be with us that day. I also loved our signs on each table that stated we were giving a donation to the C.A.S.A. organization (in honor of my grandpa) in lieu of a small wedding gift because my grandfather was a large donor to the organization before he passed away and my mother is currently a C.A.S.A. volunteer! Steven actually did get excited about a couple things, haha! He loved his baseball field cake that had flags from each college he has coached at and played for, but I think his favorite detail was my dress : )

I loved getting ready with my girlfriends at the house and watching football, ha! Not typical, I know, but my Horned Frogs played and we never miss a game! I’d say our favorite parts were definitely the ceremony. It was so special and we both remember it vividly and will never forget the excitement of seeing each other the first time when the chapel doors opened. Another favorite was also the Horned Frog appearance at the reception! It was so fun because we had so many friends from TCU at the wedding as well. And obviously (as I’m sure you saw) we love to dance! That was by far our favorite part of the night.

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| Photographer | Ivy Weddings  | Lighting | Fred Quiñones |Photography Assistant Shooter | Melissa Shook |  Bride’s Dress Designer | David Tutera | Bride’s Dress & Veil Boutique | Lulu’s Bridal Boutique | Bride’s Shoes | Betsey Johnson | Hair |  Ferrante Hair Studio II | Makeup | Daireds | Jewelry | Dillard’s | Details | Garters and Such | Bridesmaids Dresses | Mori Lee | Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits | Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse | Rentals | Dallas Party Tent and Event, La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Venue | Robert Carr Chapel and Ridglea Country Club | Florist | Bouquets and Bows, Grandmother of the Bride | Cake | A Slice of Life Bakery | Caterer | Ridglea | Officiant | Joel Mikell, RSI Church Stewardship Group | MC | Complete | Transportation | Roadrunner Charters |

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