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Bri & Jonathan’s ceremony at Marty Leonard Chapel was stunning, as all ceremonies there are, and it was followed by an equally unique reception at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The theme was cherry blossoms, and even though we had to wait until 5 days before the wedding to catch the cherry blossoms for Bri’s bridal session (thanks to an unusually cold winter), we got it done and had a photo on display at her wedding!  After a touching ceremony with a musical serenade, Bri & Jonathan exited through a sabre arch with sailors from the Ft Worth Naval Air Station. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History was a beautiful backdrop for Bri & Jonathan’s reception and we even had a chance to do a late evening photo shoot with the Paluxysaurus jonesi in the DinoLab.  Could it get much better than that?

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A Canadian marrying a Texan… you know we would be totally on board with that (especially since this bride was born in Poland, one of our all-time favorite countries to visit).  We were lucky enough to meet Beata and David through one of our other 2012 couples, Caroline & Taylor, which always makes for an extra fun wedding day for us.

Beata & David were married at the always stunning Marty Leonard Chapel. Beata’s sister from Ontario was not only Maid of Honor but official hair and makeup toucher-upper and while the girls finished getting ready, David took a quick run back to his house to retrieve the rings (oops).  Fortunately, the rest of the day ran smoothly and couldn’t have been more perfect. David, being the tech-guru that he is, even set up a live feed for Beata’s family in Poland to watch.

As soon as we wrapped up photos at the chapel we headed to the wonderfully historic YWCA in downtown Fort Worth. Their unique and personal decor consisted a collection of long lost family photos, antique books and vases and some amazing florals.  Having shot a wedding in Poland the previous year, we were familiar with a few of their wedding traditions but this was a new one – David drinking a shot of vodka out of Beata’s shoe.

After a delicious Lebanese meal (YUM!!!), the dancing began.

Rose & Scotts “official” wedding was on a beautiful day in May – the weather was perfect, the sun was shining just enough, and Rose was even more nervous than she was at their first ceremony a year earlier.  As wedding photographers, it was wonderful for us to see how much Rose & Scotts love had grown over the year and that they each clearly still get excited when the other walks into the room.  After an emotional First Look and ceremony at Marty Leonard Chapel we had some fun with the bridal party then headed over to The Modern for the reception where Rose unveiled her surprise for Scott – a sticky toffee pudding cake in the shape of a Porsche (in honor of Scott’s favorite British dessert and his car racing hobby).

Rose & Scott were chosen to be a Feature Wedding in this month’s Bridal Section in the Star Telegram so you can read all about their love story (and their wedding) at:

A Tale of Two Weddings – the Scott & Rose Ferguson Love Story

Dress – Maggie Sottero

Ceremony Venue – Marty Leonard Chapel

Florals – Kelly Norvell, Norvell Designs

Planning and Decor – Rhonda Baker, Precisely as Planned

String Quartet -Bows & Strings

Reception Venue – The Modern

Catering – Cafe Modern

Reception music – Trey and the Tritones

Cakes – Frosted Art


Rose and Scott have an interesting story – they have been married twice!  Shortly after Scott proposed they started planning their dream wedding, and then Scott’s company threw them for a loop.  He was being transferred to England for a year, but Rose couldn’t go with him unless they were married.  So, on a beautiful Saturday morning in April 2011 we met up with them, their parents and their pastor at the Japanese Garden to photograph their “elopement” ceremony.

Well, it was meant to be a bit of a secret so we never breathed a word of it to anyone, but apparently the news got out over the course of the year so we are excited to finally be able to show off some of their photos – especially 2 of our favorite infrared photos.  Fast forward to a year later, and we were back at Marty Leonard Chapel to photograph Rose’s bridals for their upcoming “official” wedding.  Btw, LOVE Marty Leonard Chapel – for anyone looking for a venue for their ceremony, it is stunningly beautiful and almost impossible to take a bad photo there :).

We thought we would share a few photos from Rose & Scott’s first ceremony and Rose’s Bridal before we post the rest of their wedding – you can also read their Love Story in this month’s Bridal Section of the Star-Telegram.  Enjoy!

Rose’s gorgeous Bridals at Fort Worth’s Marty Leonard Chapel:

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