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Last fall we got to travel to one of our favorite places to shoot weddings – New Orleans! Bill and Angelica live in the Dallas area but share a deep love for New Orleans, so when they started planning their dream wedding it only made sense that they plan a destination wedding in their dream location – St Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square!  They worked hard to make sure all of the guests received a true feel for the city – from traditional Second Line walk through the French Quarter to the King’s cake at the reception,  they did it all.

You may have already seen Angelica and her sisters on our blog a couple of months ago and you can read a lot more about Bill & Angelica’s wedding in the current Star-Telegram Bridal Section (we’re anxiously awaiting the online version to go live!(

Host hotel – The Bourbon Orleans
Ceremony Venue – St Louis Cathedral
Second Line band – Treme Brass Band
Hair & Makeup – Angelica’s amazing sister, Bianca
Reception Venue – Audubon Zoo, Louisiana Swamp
Cakes – Haydel’s Bakery
DJ (Dallas based) – Gus Garza

This was the first time we have had the opportunity to photograph a Second Line walking through the French quarter – LOVED IT!! And so very Nawlins!

Now on to the reception venue, the Louisiana Swamp at the Audubon Zoo – who wouldn’t want to party amidst the alligators?

Another New Orleans must – the charm pull..

And what could be better for the Groom’s Cake than the famous King’s Cake from Haydel’s Bakery

I don’t remember what song was playing, but I’d be willing to bet that it was either Journey’s or Bon Jovi – they get the best air guitar and lip syncing at most weddings.

It seems our re-designed booth was a huge success!  Thank you to everyone who came by to see us, you made this a fantastic show!  We were pretty busy most of the day so if you came by but didn’t have a chance to talk to us, send us an email and we will tell you about our show specials!

Albertex Photography Bridal Show Booth

We would also like to congratulate Jessica who is getting married in Fort Worth next July, she has won a free engagement session!

Thank you to everyone who headed out to the Will Rogers Center this past Sunday for the Star-Telegram Bridal Show – we had a great time meeting everyone who stopped by our booth! We were pretty busy most of the day so if you came by but didn’t have a chance to talk to us, send us an email and we will tell you about our show specials!


We would also like to congratulate Alycia who is getting married in September, she has won a free engagement session !

We met Matt and Terri at the 2013 Las Colinas Bridal Show and then we saw them a week later at the Star Telegram Bridal Show. They had met at a college at Texas A&M at a Muldoon’s Coffee House where Terri was working. Matt had proposed at The Texas Renaissance Festival so we immediately bonded and they were thrilled with the British Six Pence coin we had for them.

Matt got a job in California so the wedding was not until Pi Day 3-14-14 in College Station at the 7F Lodge. It’s rustic setting was perfect for the kind of Scottish Highland-esque wedding they were planning, and the weather was perfect for kilts. Matt and the guys wore the Pride of Scotland tartan. The ceremony was beautiful, the bride was glowing (and she didn’t fall off of her shoes as she feared might happen) and there were plenty of kilts in the crowd. At the end of the ceremony the best man Jonathan gave Terri a tap on the bum with a Claymore sword.

Dinner was Shepard’s Pie (what else would you have a Highland Wedding) followed by wedding cake and pies for pie day. Dancing and the photobooth complete with renaissance props finished the evening and the couple retired to the French Chateau at the lodge.

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You know it is wedding planning season when you have 2 bridal shows in a row! Come by the Will Rogers Memorial Center this Sunday, January 13 2013, to see all that is new in the wedding industry. Whether you have a shiny new ring that is only 2 weeks old, or you are putting the final touches on your wedding, we would love to see you.  As usual, we have free passes to give out so if you (or anyone you know) would like one just drop us an email and we will get that out to you.  Hope to see you there!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth this past weekend at the Las Colinas Bridal Show at the Irving Convention Center – we always love seeing so many newly-engaged couples!  If you would like to chat a little more about your wedding (or didn’t have a chance to talk to us at all!) feel free to email us about setting up a complimentary consultation.  A special thanks goes out to Michelle who came by to help us out on Sunday.

Las Colinas Bridal Show booth for Bill and Tanya Vahrenkamp an Albertex Photography at the Irving Convention Center

We would also like to say Congratulations to Nicole who is getting married in September – she has won our door prize of a complimentary Engagement or Boudoir session! If you would like some info on our Show Special please feel free to call or email – we are offering a very discounted rate on our photobooth when it is added on to any of our wedding packages.

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