Colleen & Tyler | Wedding at The Laurel, Grapevine, TX

I can hardly believe I only met Colleen & Tyler a few months ago.  Their original wedding photographer had a conflict and needed to cancel.  Colleen had seen Jess post her engagement images on FB, contacted her and Jess’s referral connected us.  When I met with these two, I adored them immediately.  We met up at a restaurant, they flashed a smile as they walked toward me.  Colleen is warm and remarkably kind.  When you meet her, you feel like you’ve known her for ages.  Tyler is very similar.  He wasn’t shy, but engaged in conversation, telling their love story without reservation.  He kept looking at her and smiling widely while we talked.  She sat by his side, held his arm and leaned forward in conversation.  These are two people you’d want to be friends with.

Their wedding was held at The Laurel in Grapevine, TX.  The weather had been rainy for weeks, so I came prepared with clear umbrellas for their large wedding party, simultaneously praying that The Lord would hold the rain.  Which, is exactly what He did.

Mr. and Mrs. Rittenhouse, I’m listening to The Greatest Showman soundtrack as I write this.  On cue, this song came on just now, and it seems like the perfect way to wrap up your wedding.

I’m trying to hold my breath
Let it stay this way
Can’t let this moment end
You set off a dream with me
Getting louder now
Can you hear it echoing?
Take my hand
Will you share this with me?
‘Cause darling without you

All the shine of a thousand spotlights
All the stars we steal from the night-sky
Will never be enough
Never be enough
Towers of gold are still too little
These hands could hold the world but it’ll
Never be enough
Never be enough
For me.

So glad you found each other’s hand, took it, and made the leap.
Marriage is the greatest adventure two souls could make.
Together, you hold the world in your hands.  I cannot wait to see what you build together.

With gratitude,


Vendors:  The Laurel
Photography:  Kate Panza Photography
Videography:  Madden Wedding Films
Dress:  Mon Cheri Bridals
Bridal Boutique:  Lulu’s Bridal Dallas
Shoes:  Badgley Mischka
Ring Box:  The Mrs. Box
Invitations:  Minted
Tux:  Vera Wang | Men’s Wearhouse
Caterer: Culinary Art Catering
Cake: Tastefully Yours Cakes
Florals: Expressions of Decor
Hair Stylist & MUA: Elan Makeup Studio (Anita)
DJ/Band: DJ Connection
Photo Booth: DFW Traveling Photo Booth

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