This wedding was a special day for me. I enjoyed getting to know LeElle and David over the past year. We traveled back to their old stomping grounds in New York City for engagement photos. Emily and I always had fun getting together for dinner with them. All the wedding planning discussions in the months that followed.
We bonded over our love for New York, trying new food, and our pets. These two are talented, and they are also some of the funniest and most genuine people you are ever going to meet. It’s no surprise that so many friends and family traveled from all over the world to celebrate with them at The 4 Eleven in Fort Worth, Texas.
Here is their love story in their own words:
“We met on December 15, 2015, in New York City, after matching on JSwipe (a Jewish dating app) (of course). At David’s suggestion, we went to a bar in the Lower East Side for lychee martinis. LeElle enjoyed the date so much that she had three drinks . . . and she hates lychee martinis.
We dated for over a year before moving to Dallas, where David bought a big red truck. Then, while on a trip to Israel, David proposed at sunset on a rooftop in Jerusalem. LeElle thought she said yes, but she was crying so hard that she nodded.”
LeElle and David got ready at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Fort Worth before heading to The 4 Eleven. They shared their first look there. They also spent time taking photos and visiting with their closest friends and family.
The decor was an elegant mix of classic, modern, and urban rustic. Their ceremony included both Ashkenasi and Sephardic Jewish traditions. At the reception there was lots of dancing. Guests dined on Texas braised short ribs and tequila poached salmon. Of course there was lots of laughing and singing throughout the night. LeElle and David are currently honeymooning in South Africa, and I’m extremely jealous.
This was my first time to capture a wedding at The 4 Eleven and it was a great experience. It’s located in the revitalized South Main Street neighborhood, which is very centrally located and easy to get to. This is Fort Worth’s answer to Dallas’ industrial chic venues, but it definitely stands on its own. The 4 Eleven has great character and unique details throughout. The layout is really interesting and gives lots of options to create your own vision.
There are outdoor options that would be great for smaller, intimate events, as well as lounge or cocktail hour when the weather is nice. The main building is a wonderfully versatile area that is large enough to host a ton of guests and a large stage without issue. It also features a great wrap around balcony area that has a lot of space as well.
The aesthetics of The 4 Eleven is a wonderful mix of vintage industrial, and modern touches. In other words, this venue has a lot of character but remains open to unique interpretations. This is a theme with all the best wedding venues around Dallas – Fort Worth.
Spending time with these crazy kids in New York City and The 4 Eleven was truly amazing. If you are thinking about getting married at The 4 Eleven in Fort Worth, Texas, I would love the opportunity to connect and tell your story! Get to know more about me and my approach or go ahead and get in touch now.
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Wedding Venue – The 4 Eleven
Wedding Planner – Bash Co. Events
Ceremony Dress – Carolina Herrera
Floral Design – The Greenhouse 817
Cake – Whisk Until Sweet
Makeup and Hair – Makeup by Chantee
Videography – Jonathan Mayfield
Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Catering – Vestals Catering
Rentals – Top Tier
Music – In10City
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