Houston, TX Wedding- Kenzi and Alex’s McGovern Centennial Gardens Wedding and Houston Museum of Science Reception

It would be impossible to start this post off without saying just HOW incredible these two people are! Kenzi and Alex are some of the most appreciative, intelligent, down-to-earth and modest people you could ever hope to meet! And their wedding day was just as spectacular as they deserved! With family and friends visiting from all over the world, Kenzi and Alex worked so hard to make sure everyone knew how much their presence was appreciated and their time was valued!

Kenzi’s day started off bright and early, hanging out with her bridal party at Hotel Zaza and getting ready for a full day of excitement!

We loved how creative Kenzi’s Mom was by making the bridal bouquets using special broaches and other jewelry with extra sentimental value.

Adorne Artistry did a fabulous job on Kenzi’s wedding day make up!

After Kenzi was dressed, it was time to have a first look with her hubby-to-be!

Kenzi and Alex really wanted their wedding party present during their first look! This is the first time I have ever photographed a first look that was not private. I can’t even begin to express how special it was having their closest friends and family a part of this unforgettable memory!!!

After their first look, everyone loaded up and headed to Alex’s family home for a special tea ceremony honoring his parents and other members of his family!

After a full morning, it was time for some wedding party photos and then to get married!!!! The McGovern Centennial Gardens was the perfect spot to say I do!

I really don’t think these two could take a bad photo if they tried!! Taking their bride and groom portraits prior to their ceremony was a great way to have a quite moment together and to let the excitement ahead sink in!

Get ready for all things unimaginably stunning! The wonderfully talented Posh & Private did an incredible job creating a flawless flow to Kenzi and Alex’s wedding day, as well as orchestrating a setting as dreamy below!

And Floral Events took this romantic moment to the next level. We could have spent AAAALLLLLL day staring at each tiny detail and to be honest, we’re still obsessing over that backdrop!!!

Kenzi and Alex had countless personal touches to their day that included their guests. During the ceremony they passed around their wedding bands so that their friends and family could touch, bless, and add their own love to them.

The last thing Kenzi and Alex did before they were pronounced husband and wife was to thank and hug their Moms. It was physically impossible not to tear up while witnessing such a thoughtful gesture of gratitude!

And then they were married! Presenting Drs and Dr Ling!!!!

After a quick break, it was time to celebrate at the Houston Museum of Science! The guests were completely blown away by the dreamy and romantic details! And the location could not have been more perfect for two science lovers!

Did we mention that Kenzi and Alex have been dating since high school!?!? Below is a photo from their prom!

Beautiful linens provided by House of Hough. We are still determined to have those table linens draped in our office!

Their cake was a completely edible work of art! We loved watching their guests gasp with excitement as they saw this beautiful masterpiece by Who Made The Cake!

And even before their first dance as newlyweds, Kenzi and Alex took time to dance with their parents!

After the dances, cake cutting, and toasts it was time to celebrate!!!!

What do two doctors do instead of a garter toss? A surgical cap toss!!!!

Drs and Dr Ling, thank you both so much for including us on your wedding journey. The way you love your family and friends speaks volumes to how much you love each other. Through high school, to college, to med school, to planning a spectacular wedding day, the two of you nurtured your love by constantly consider each other’s needs. You could have been married in an elevator at the hospital in your scrubs, and it honestly would have still been absolutely heart melting and inspirational. Cheers to many more decades of adventures and happiness together!!! Congratulations, Newlyweds!!!

Conroe, TX Wedding – Kim and Steve’s Carriage House Wedding

WARNING: Before viewing Kim and Steve’s gorgeous wedding day, be sure to stock up on tissues.  From the first looks (yes, there are TWO), to the sweet vows and candid glances, it was just about impossible to keep a dry eye all day!!  So if you end up in a puddle of years, remember, you’ve been forewarned!…

From the moment we arrived at The Carriage House, the bride was glowing, the details had us giddy, and everyone was so excited for this indescribably sweet couple to say “I do”!!!

Those Badgley Mischka shoes and Pronovias dress were divine!!  And Kim was so detailed and organized, she even remembered her own ring box!

We loved how her invitations fit together like a wedding style puzzle!

Quick question, WHO looks this good mid-MUAH?!?!  Kim, that’s who!

Alaina with Color du Jour helped create a flawless bridal glow while Sean Dapper styled a vintage glam bridal updo that we are still envious of today!!!

I love watching moms’ faces light up when they’re helping their daughters get dressed!

Once Kim was ready we headed over to catch Steve and his crew get ready for the first look!  Everyone was so calm and Steve pulled out all the GQ moves for the camera.  How do guys do that?

Me: Steve, I can’t wait for you to see her.  She looks ridiculously gorgeous, you are going to loose it

Steve: That’s how I feel everyday when I see her

It was seriously almost impossible to not cry all day long

Some favorites above and below

I don’t even have words to describe these two!  Just…WOW!

After one super sweet first look, Kim wanted to see her Dad for the first time and to capture his reaction.  If you haven’t needed tissues yet, get ready…..

And then it was time to get married!

And then they were married!!!!!

After some quick family photos, it was time to celebrate!!

BellaLuna did an INCREDIBLE job helping plan Kim and Steve’s wedding.  From creating a smooth flow for the day to setting up the details perfectly!

 

The Senterpiece blew us away with these stunning florals!

And we’re totally obsessed with naked cakes!

Cakes by Gina did a fabulous (and delicious) job!!!

Some more favorites above and below!  It made us so happy to see HOW excited family and friends were to watch these two start their new life together!

Kim and Steve’s toasts were so unique and hilarious, including a never before heard piece Kim’s incredibly talented friend and bridesmaid wrote and played for the newlyweds!

In between dancing and catching up with old friends, we snuck outside for a few quite moments (and photos) under the strands of tree lights and the night sky

After a few celebratory drinks and some amazing dance moves, it was time to say good night!!!

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Ruffin!!!  It was so obvious how deep your friendship was before you said “I do”, and with such a strong relationship, we know nothing but wonderful adventures are headed your way!

Cheers to the newlyweds!!!!!

League City, TX Wedding- Jaclyn and Chris’ Butler’s Courtyard Wedding

Constant laughter and Star Wars, could a wedding day really get any better?!!

From the moment we arrived at Butler’s Courtyard for Jaclyn and Chris’ wedding, we couldn’t stop swooning over Jaclyn’s details and quickly realized just how contagious her bright smile was!

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Pretty sure if I was Jaclyn, I would wear her Maggie Sottero dress and Badgley Mischka shoes eevvvveeeerrryyyyy day!

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Haute Flowers & Finds did an INCREDIBLE job on her bouquet and florals!!!

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I loved getting to photograph three generations of her family’s wedding rings!

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Jaclyn, you are beyond gorgeous!  Sunshine on your shoulder and everything!!!

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And it makes me so happy when I get to work with such a chill and upbeat groom, like when he smiles and you can tell he knows just how lucky he is!

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And then it was time to get married!!!

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Not sure there was a dry eye in the building watching Jaclyn walk down the isle and Chris’s sweet reaction!

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After family photos and a few bride and groom portraits, it was time to party!

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Cakes by Jula made such detailed and personal cakes!

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After tons of dancing it was time to say goodnight with one last surprise  – a light saber send off!!!!

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Congratulations Jaclyn and Chris!  Both in person and in photos, we couldn’t help but laugh when reminiscing about your wedding day.  We hope you continue to make each other stop and smile for the rest of the adventures you have ahead!  Cheers to the newlyweds!

Safari Texas Ranch – Hannah and Zach’s Wedding

Sunflowers, sunshine, and some of the biggest smiles you could image…..we loved getting to be a part of this sweet, laid back couple’s wedding day!

We started the day off with Hannah and her hilarious ladies, watching the super talented Lisa Pelayo add some finishing touches on Hannah’s radiant bridal glow!

After catching some sweet moments between Hannah, her Moms and her Grandmas, we headed to Safari Texas Ranch to ooohhh and aahhh at all of Hannah’s details (and to check out all of the hard work that Mae Events had put into planning and setting up Hannah and Zach’s special day!)!  Hannah’s Winnie Couture dress seriously looked like it was made just for her!!!

I loved getting to feel all of the emotions in the room as Hannah got dressed.  Even though there were lots of tissues being passed around, her ladies managed to keep everyone laughing too!

After getting Hannah ready, we headed over to check up on Zach and his groomsmen.  Can I say I love getting to photograph chill grooms who never stop smiling?!

Just when I thought I couldn’t love ring bearers anymore…..

I would like to take a moment to say how impossible it was to not cry when we saw the support system behind Hannah and Zach.  I don’t think I could applaud Hannah’s family enough for making her wedding day so special and for sharing it with everyone who is important to her.  Watching Hannah and her Dads walk down the isle has to be one of my favorite ceremony moments in these past five years……

Some favorites above and below

I adore those just-married-bright-and-beaming grins!

 

Pretty sure I am officially smitten with sunflowers now!  Bee’s House of Flowers made the most perfect springtime arrangements!

Ana’s Confections did a delicious job on their cake!

After a sincere welcome and some heart melting first dances, it was time to party!!!!  This crowd knew how to get down on the dance floor!

Hannah and Zach – thank you both so much for letting us be a part of your wildly fun wedding day!  Whether you are in Houston or Atlanta, we know you have an incredible support group surrounding you with all the love and encouragement anyone could ever want!  And although we’ll miss your hilarious messages, we’re can’t wait to hear about all of the excitement ahead for the two of you!  Cheers to the Wells!!!

Karbach Brewery – Jenny and Dustin’s Wedding

Before we arrived at Magnolia Hotel to capture Jenny getting ready, we were happily forewarned about a day full of leopard prints, beer, and tons of dancing.  I wish every Saturday started with a heads up like this!

As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by Jenny’s bright smile and custom made white leopard print dress!  Yes, she has a totally talented Mom!

 

Jenny knows how to GLAM!

After Jenny added the finishing touches, it was time for a first look with Dustin!

Getting to see each other prior to the ceremony allowed for some incredibly heart melting reaction photos and intimate bride and groom photos!

Then it was time to get married!  The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center could not have been more beautiful that day!

Floral Events did a beautiful job on all of the arrangements!

My favorite memory of Jenny walking down the isle was when she managed to tell her guests, in between tears and sniffles, just HOW good they all looked!  Jenny’s sense of humor had us cracking up all day!

And then they were MARRIED!!!!!

And after some snugly family photos it was onto celebrate at Karbach Brewery! Get ready for leopard print details and delicious beer!!!

Cakes by Gina made an absolutely perfect leopard print cake!

Some favorite first dance moments above and below!

 

 

As if the day couldn’t get any better – we got to take bride and groom portraits in the brewery!!!  These newlyweds were tons of fun AND super adventurous!

 

Once all of the cake had been danced off and we had witnessed some incredible air guitar moves, it was time to say goodnight!

Jenny and Dustin, thank you both so much for letting us be a part of your seriously rock and roll wedding!  It was wildly fun (get it?!) and totally unforgettable- we couldn’t be any happier for your family!

Congratulations and rock on, newlyweds!!!

The Bell Tower on 34th – Eloisa and Troy’s Wedding

Sunday afternoon weddings are our new favorite!  With a fresh start to the day, we met our gorgeous bride, Eloisa, and her relaxed atmosphere, to catch her getting ready!

 

Talk about a flawless bride!!!!  Thalio Beckham did a fabulous job touching up Eloisa’s beautiful glow!

After our quick check-in, we headed to The Bell Tower at 34th!!!

Plant House worked magic on the bridal bouquet, as well as all  of Eloisa and Troy’s wedding day florals!

After Eloisa was ready, it was time to check in with Troy and get ready for their first look!

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First looks are some of our favorite moments form a wedding day.  Getting to see each other privately before a ceremony allows the couple to enjoy some quite time together and to react to seeing their love without any reserve!

After a sweet first look and some adorable family photos, it was time to get married!!!!

Watching Eloisa walk down the isle with her Mom and her son made it nearly impossible to not cry!

After a first kiss and a little bit of family time, everyone was ready to celebrate!

We are still thinking about these amazing sweets!  Bacon, coffee, and s’mores……on donuts?!  YES please!

Eloisa and Troy had an action packed reception!  Every detail was stunning, plus, do we even need to remind you of those donuts?!  And to top it off, they had a super talented belly dancer perform!  And she was brave enough to bring along a partner (yes, that’s a REAL snake!!!!)!

Eloisa and Troy’s cake was not only gorgeous (don’t think we could love the water color details on their cake anymore!), but it was incredibly delicious too!  Dolce Designs makes some especially tasty art!!!!

We adored what a blend of sweet, funny, and sentimental the speeches were that friends and family gave to the newlyweds!

Eloisa and Troy, whenever we think back on your wedding day, we are going to remember the “chill and low key” wedding you spoke about but did NOT have!  Your day was so much fun and totally gorgeous, it was a day about love and family and celebrating all the good things headed your way!  We could not thank you both enough for letting us be a part of the adventure!

Cheers to the newlyweds!!!

Agave Estates – Linda and Kenman’s Wedding

Linda and Kenman’s wedding day was packed with activities!  But from the moment we arrived at Agave Estates, they were nothing but smiles!

All of Linda’s details were gorgeous!  From her tea ceremony outfit, to her wedding dress, to her evening gown – she looked stunning!

 

Pink Palette did a fantastic job with touching up Linda’s wedding day glow!

Kenman looked so sharp in suspenders and a blue suit!

After getting the guys ready, it was time for Linda and Kenman’s first look, as well as a few quick Bride and Groom portraits!