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This Rochester wedding photographer lives to travel! When Madelyn and William flew me to Dallas for their wedding, I was so excited. Knowing that Madelyn appreciates creativity, I knew their Bella Cavalli Events wedding would be memorable. Their wedding photos have classic Texas beauty with an artistic twist.

Bella Cavalli Events

Bella Cavalli Events is a wedding venue in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Its decor is a mix of modern and rustic, and it lends itself to a variety of decorating styles. The vaulted ceilings and tall windows of the reception hall create a bright, airy space that’s comfortable for large parties or intimate dinner receptions.

One of the biggest reasons that Madelyn and William chose to hold their wedding at Bella Cavalli events was that animals reside on the property. The couple got to feed and interact with camels, llamas, goats, donkeys, and horses after the ceremony. The horses even have a claim to fame: They were featured in the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Regardless of their movie star status, the animals brought a fun and unexpected element to the wedding portraits.

The grounds at Bella Cavalli Events include so many amazing locations for outdoor portraits. I loved the stand of oaks behind the venue. There’s also a private bridge, and the ceremony space overlooks rolling fields and ponds. As I said before, Madelyn loves artistic images, so we took full advantage of blue hour to get cool creative images.

Madelyn and William’s Texas Wedding

Madelyn and William met each other while attending college in Texas. Christianity brought them together, and every part of their wedding day reflects that faith is the center of their life together. They began their day with a baptism in the pond at Bella Cavalli Events. The baptism reflected the start of their new life together with God at the forefront. As they got ready for the ceremony, Madelyn’s bridesmaids lifted her up in prayer. Instead of doing a first look, the couple did a first touch surrounded by friends in prayer. The ceremony itself included a special worship song and communion for the couple.

Madelyn and William opted for unique takes on many wedding traditions. The couple didn’t have any formal speeches at their reception. Instead they opted for their parents and grandparents to share a dance. It meant so much to Madelyn and William to have multiple generations of couples in front of them. The couple also ditched a traditional wedding cake in favor of Crumbl Cookies.

For the reception, Madelyn changed into a different dress. She topped it off with metallic boots and a custom jacket with her new last name in rhinestones. The sparkle and fringe was glamorous and fun like Madelyn. 

At the end of the night, guests had a sparkler exit ready for the couple, but first they had a private dance to William’s favorite instrumental song, “Clair de Lune” by Claude DeBussy. Then Madelyn and William said goodbye to their guests with flair. 

Are you interested in having me photograph your wedding? I would love to capture your day with beautiful and fun imagery! Reach out, and let’s get to know each other.

Thank you to all the vendors who made Madelyn and William’s wedding day possible:

Venue: Bella Cavalli Events

Day-of Coordinator: Flowers and Fig

Florist: T&T Flowers and Gifts

Catering: Tatering

Bartending: Professional Bartending of Greater DFW

DJ: Eryk of Sound Sensations

Cookies: Crumbl Cookies

Hair: Robin Cox

Makeup: Julie Do

Dress: Aléna Leena Bridal for A and Bé Bridal Shop

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