Real Weddings is a new feature on the Ivey Photography blog where we share answers to questions from our past couples. We hope the information is insightful and helps you with your wedding day decision making.
Your Names Jessica and Thomas Grant
Your Wedding Date 11-11-2011
Your ceremony venue First Baptist Church Midlothian, TX
Your reception venue Joe T. Garica’s Fort Worth
What was your favorite memory of your wedding? First look. Getting to see each other for the first time alone after the stress of the past week was great. The pictures turned out especially good for this part also. Perfect time of day and weather.
Why did you choose Ivey Photography to capture your big day? They were local photographers. They worked with our budget, traveled to different venues on different days. Examples of the work they had done helped making a decision too. I wanted to have great pictures, one thing I was willing to pay more for.
If you could give one piece of advice to our future bride and grooms, what would it be? Plan ahead. Hire a planner to help organize and get started, so youre not alone in this. Things that are most important are worth the extra money (I.e. photographers). Find quiet time during planning to relax and catch up with each other.
What would you have done differently? Something to help other brides plan on or plan differently. Hire a planner. Plan further ahead. Assign jobs to people rather than doing it all alone. Check up on RSVPs.
What was the most important thing to you when planning your wedding? (Example: photography, flowers, venue, food, etc.) Was there a vendor that you would like to recommend to another couple? Photography: Ivey Photography
Venue/Food: Joe T. Garcia’s
Cake: The Cake Guys
What did you love best about working with Ivey Photography? Friendly people with great ideas, very flexible, and available whe we had questions or needed help.
Do you have a favorite photograph that you would like to share with other couples? YES
Why is that photograph your favorite? Because it was genuine. During my favorite part, “First Look”. We are happy, sunset is perfect, and photograph is perfect.