Plano Gazebo Wedding
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:22PM
Plano Gazebo Wedding

Kathi and Don are a fabulous couple. They knew right away they were meant to be together. With family gathering, they met at Haggard Park in Plano for a gazebo wedding. In truth, they actually decided to marry at water's edge with the gazebo in the background. The chosen vows were about 15 minutes of hold-your-breath cool. The rings were exchanced, Don stomped the glass within a cloth, and "Mazel Tov" sang out!Jim Rode was their photographer had he spent an hour with them for additional pictures including the short walk to the Dart Line for pictures with the train passing. Good memories!To see the 2 minute video of this wedding, click Kathi's wedding shoes or Don's boots! Photo at Plano Dart Station: Jim Rode Photographer Copyright 2015

Hotel W Dallas
Monday, January 25, 2016 11:20AM
Plano Gazebo Wedding

I love the W in Dallas, and to perform the wedding ceremony for this International couple was so meaningful.To begin with, a wedding at the W will include valet parking for the guests. So cool and elegant. The chef plans and prepares a fabulous dinner which adds to the memory of the day. Did I mention Vosges Chocolates? Custom made chocolate creations for the bride and groom is a very nice touch. More important, a ceremony with vowels that ring true and touch your heart. Unique. Personal. Valued.In the picture below you'll see the happy couple with their Dad.  

Affordable Wedding Chapel DFW
Monday, January 25, 2016 11:07AM
Plano Gazebo Wedding

 I just joined two people in love with a great marriage ceremony at the Affordable Chapel in Fort Worth. This chapel where I have access is a great place to marry. So much better than the courthouse steps!

Elopement at Lee Park
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 5:24PM
Plano Gazebo Wedding

It was my pleasure to marry Holly and Shon on a beautiful Sunday morning at Lee Park in the Turtle Creek area of Dallas.Holly and Shon are from California and came in for the Cowboy game (and to get married!). Holly is a big Cowboy fan. Jim Rode Photographer took the pictures. In fact, because the couple had planned on a taxi ride from Dallas to the stadium, Jim volunteered to pick them up from the hotel, drive to the ceremony and then drive them to the game. (taxis can run into big bucks if you aren't careful.) Here are some images and a video slide-show of my ceremony with the couple and Jim Rode's Elopement Wedding Coverages. PS If you want fab photography of your elopement Jim offers special prices of this day in your life. Call him at 817-781-7331, or visit and Shon, Elopement Wedding in Dallas from Jim Rode on Vimeo. 

Associate Dan Eakin in-home wedding
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 4:57PM
Plano Gazebo Wedding

My associate Dan Eakin officiated the marriage of another great couple!