Kate + Justin’s Backyard Wedding | Fort Worth Wedding Photographer


March 25, 2024

This is another one of my favorite weddings from the archives. I met Kate and Justin over two years ago when her dad reached out to me. He was helping plan their wedding, and, after a group Zoom call, we all decided we’d be a great fit. We met up a few weeks later for their engagement session at a bar in Denton where we had the place to ourselves and took shots of Jameson. We bonded a lot that day, as one does when sharing shots of Jameson, and their fall backyard wedding in Fort Worth later that year was an absolute rager.

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The wedding was being held in the backyard of Kate’s childhood home. Kate and her bridesmaids got ready at her house, and the groomsmen got ready at her longtime neighbor’s just nextdoor. The backyard was being set up with catering, a ceremony space, dancefloor, and bar while everyone got ready inside.

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ps – If you’re a fellow millennial, you may recognize one of the groomsmen as Chris Burney from Bowling for Soup! (How fucking cool!?)

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We ran inside to sign their marriage license on the kitchen island then went outside to take photos.

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I loved the details at this wedding. They were super simple and personal, but totally reflected Kate and Justin’s personalities. Little bottles of champagne to pop, an open bar, plenty of their favorite snacks, and great music for their guests to enjoy.

If you’ve read any of my other posts, you probably know that I’m a big fan of a big white tent at a wedding. I just love the feel of it, and it always means that the reception is going to be a banger. The dancefloor set up by her family was perfect for a backyard wedding. But, I think my favorite part was the bar cart. Kate’s a badass bartender at a local spot, so she got her crew to come set up and sling drinks. It was perfect.

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If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Fort Worth, click the link to get more info and send me your wedding date! My most popular packages include an engagement session, and I can totally custom build a package to fit your day. Printing rights to your images and 48-hour sneak peeks are always included. (Plus I’m a great time at weddings!)

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Photography: On the Vine Photography
Bartending: Miss Angeline’s Denton
Catering: El Gabacho Tex Mex
Coordinator: Dream Day Details
Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie
Suits: Mens Wearhouse
Florals: Flowergarden Denton
Desserts: Kitty Scratch Kitchen

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