5226 Elm Wedding, Houston, TX – Nicki and Sam’s Wedding

Remember that awesome couple who made you want a vespa, tattoos and maybe even purple hair (refresh your memory, check out their session)?  Well, Nicki and Sam fffiiinnnaaallllyyyy got married!  Imagine a day surrounded by their friends and family, some of the friendliest, most down-to-earth (and insanely photogenic), people around!  How could we be so lucky?!?!

Our day started at the lovely Hotel ZaZa photographing one dazzling bride-to-be!

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Confession…. I’m still drooling over those shoes!!!

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That dress!!!….

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Those colors!!!!

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What’s cuter than a little flower girl who wants to be just like the bride?!  Besides, who doesn’t want blue hair?!!!

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After Nicki finished her make-up, we headed over to their super cool venue, Fifty Two Twenty Six Elm.  I felt like I had been teleported to L.A.!!!storyboardNickiSamWeddingBLOG013

I have to say, the groom’s room was probably one of the coolest rooms EVER!!!  Perfect for Sam, of course! ( ;

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When I grow up, I want to be as photogenic as Sam!

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After getting the guys decent, we headed back to Nicki just in time to get her dressed!!!

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One of my favorites, below!

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One of the things I kept noticing was HOW excited Nicki and Sam’s friends were for them.  I could see both Nicki soaking up her wedding day and her friends loving every second of helping her get ready!!!

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Just as Nicki finished getting dressed, Sam was in position waiting to see his bride for their first look.  First looks always make my heart melt!

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Heart. Officially. Melted!!!

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I loved catching the groomsmen peaking in on the first look.  See, this group was one of a kind!!!

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After some alone time during the first look, we snuck Nicki and Sam back into their rooms and watched the happy guests arrive!  Before we could even blink Sam was ready to watch his future wife walk down the isle!!!

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Nicki…. she was beyond beautiful.  Looking back on the photos I couldn’t help but tear up seeing her radiating happiness and smiling at every friend watching her!  sniff, sniff….

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And of course Sam’s sweet reaction didn’t help dry the tears either!

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Nicki and Sam are such a perfect blend of sentimental, serious, fun, and creative, so, why wouldn’t their flower girl be?! ( ;

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After some tender vows and the exchange of rings, it was time for the big kiss!!

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And they were married!!!!!!!

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The colors, the lighting, the succulents, the cupcakes(!!!!), Nicki and Sam know how to throw a celebration!!!!

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The toasts were such a perfect blend of uplifting and incriminating! ( ;

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And before we knew it, everyone was bustin some moves!!!!

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And then it was time for a sparkler send-off!!!

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Nicki and Sam, we cannot thank you two enough for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful beginning.  The two of you are so kind, so talented, so modest, so easy-going, we can’t tell you how lucky we feel to get to capture and now share these amazing moments from your wedding.  The love you two have is so real its like a breath of fresh air, and you both deserve every moment of happiness you have together.  Cheers to your now and to your future!!!!!! Congrats on the promotion of “The Sam Show!!!” (kidding!!!)!

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