Y’all I’m obsessed with Fort Worth. I had the pleasure of capturing Caroline + Marshall’s wedding video in Funky Town, and damn was I in for a great weekend. This Fort Worth wedding was an absolute treat!
Fort Worth specifically holds a special place in my heart. I attended undergrad at TCU, and Fort Worth is the place I attribute to “coming into my own” as a person. Maybe that’s just the college experience as a whole, but every time I revisit Fort Worth I feel SO comfortable, and it feels like going home. Which is part of why this day felt so effortless– Caroline and Marshall are two die-hard TCU alum!
Caroline and Marshall celebrated at the City Club of Fort Worth, located in the Bank of America building in the heart of downtown. The City Club was packed with class and elegance, but don’t let that fool you. It is the PERFECT place to throw down, and these two definitely knew the kind of experience they wanted for their wedding day.
I joined the ladies in the early afternoon for prep and details in the light-filled bridal suite, with stunning views of downtown. The ladies got glammed up and it’s safe to say Caroline had the perfect crew to surround her.
We met up with the guys at the church, just in time to join Marshall in some bro-ments (bro moments) before capturing Caroline getting into her gorgeous dress with her mom. These two shared SUCH a special moment, and this is always one of my favorite parts of the day. I always get a little emotional, but Caroline and her mom have an effortlessly fun and light dynamic that was so special to experience and radiated with all of us in the room.
After getting into her dress, Caroline shared a special moment with her bridesmaids and did a big reveal with them that was SO fun to witness. Their cheers and tears showed us how much their friendship with Caroline means, and I loved being able to feature that moment in the film.
What’s better after a bridesmaid first look? A DAD first look. Naturally. So cue the tears. Caroline’s dad marched out playing “Sweet Caroline” and kept it playing the WHOLE time during their moment together. This dad LOVES his daughter, and the fact that he has a song for her makes your heart melt.
After we wrapped with bridesmaids and dad, we had one more “first” for the day– the first touch. I’m not sure if this is actually an industry term, but it’s what I use when a couple doesn’t actually do a first look, but will have a moment of together ness, hidden by a door, wall, or pillar!
Caroline and Marshall shared a first touch together before the ceremony, and we could feel just how powerful this moment was for them. These two people are magnetic on their own, and when you get them together, that energy is only amplified.
The ceremony began, and everyone there was SO ready and excited for these two. After having their wedding rescheduled twice, the wait was finally over to celebrate with their loved ones. When the ceremony concluded the union was OFFICIAL, and I’ve never heard such a loud cheer from a wedding crowd! The support these two had on their day was SERIOUSLY unmatched.
After couples portraits, we had the pleasure of taking the newlyweds in to their reception to have a sneak peek. Seeing their faces light up at the beautiful design executed by MK Event Boutique was one for the books, and I knew that this reception had ticked every box for them.
The night moved into a classy, elegant party from beginning to end. First off– who doesn’t love live smooth jazz during dinner? Literally the epitome of class!
The evening moved on and time seemed to melt away once the dance floor opened, because it was PARTY time! Probably the most hype reception I’ve seen, and the guests didn’t hold back at all! Caroline also surprised Marshall with TCU-themed confetti while the band played “Sweet Caroline”, while his friends showered him in fake money with his face on it😂🤯
The night ended with more live music, MORE confetti, a vintage TCU car, and beignet truck– you can’t top that!
Caroline + Marshall’s wedding was nothing short of spectacular, and creating this film with them was such an honor. I will never forget how welcome they made me feel on their day, and how much fun I had watching them celebrate. All in all, this Fort Worth wedding was one for the books.
Cheers to the Watts🥂✨
Planner + Paperie: MK Event Boutique
Photography: Betsy Elizabeth Photography
Floral: Boyds Blossoms
Reception Venue + Catering: City Club Fort Worth
Hair + Makeup: Etoilly Artistry
Rentals: Lawson Event Rentals
Cake: Creme de la Creme Cake Company
Band: Intensity Bands
Dance Floor: Centerstage Floors
Photo booth + Lighting: DJ Rod Baker
Live Painting: Hannah Aaron Studio
Dessert: The Beignet Bus
Transportation: IG Port Limos