Romantic Houston Wedding by Grace & Willow Photography

POSTED IN Houston, Real Weddings

This romantic Houston wedding was submitted by Grace & Willow Photography. The colors in this wedding were yellow and lavender–sunflower yellow to be exact. Sunflowers are a beautiful and bold choice of flowers for any wedding, especially one that is located in an already beautiful, natural setting. When you use sunflowers you don’t need a large amount of them as just a few are enough to make a statement. Sunflowers were used in this wedding as the dominant flower in the bride’s and bridesmaid’s bouquets, to decorate the reception tables, and to dress up their delicious looking cake. Check out more photos from this lovely wedding in the gallery and be sure to view the gorgeous wedding video from R. Scott Media below.
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From the bride…Joel and I could not have asked for a better wedding day! Our friends and family came in from everywhere to join us. We desired the day not to just be about us, but we also wanted to bless our guests with a beautiful night of celebration and joy. Visually, we wanted our wedding to have a lot of natural light and to allow nature (trees, grass, plants, flowers, and sunlight) to be the centerpiece of decor. Although we were going for simplicity, we also wanted to mix in a hint of romantic style. 

We also wanted our wedding to be very personal; thus Joel and I wrote our own vows to each other. Another unique feature that we included in our wedding was the letters to our parents. We set aside time during the ceremony to each read a letter of appreciation and honor to our parents, as we know that without them, we would not have grown to be the persons that each other loves.  We were happy to see that our parents were moved by our decision and that afterwards, many of our guests told us that was their favorite part about our wedding. They mentioned that our wedding was very “us” in the sense that it was very genuine, mixed with lots of laughter and tears.

One of the DIY projects included mason jars (engraved with our names and the wedding date) to serve the role of escort card. The jars also were the wedding favors that we hoped our guests could remember the special day by. Our wedding colors were sunflower yellow and lavender purple–with the bridesmaids in lavender purple dresses, different shades of purple pom poms as aisle decoration, and sunflower bouquets. 

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Photography ~ Grace & Willow Photography | Photo Booth ~ Oh Happy Day Booth | Ceremony & Reception Venue, Catering, Floral Designer, & Event Planner ~ Shirley Acres | Videography ~ R. Scott Media | DJ ~ Sound Connections Inc. | Hair & Makeup ~ Roxana Philips Hair & Makeup Artistry | Bridal Shop ~ David’s Bridal | Rings ~ James Allen

Gorgeous Johnson City Engagement Shoot by Jessica Pledger

POSTED IN Engagement Session, Hill Country, Inspiration

This gorgeous Johnson City engagement shoot could easily be used in a commercial convincing people to take their next vacation in Texas. Jessica Pledger Photography used a variety of backdrops during a variety of times of day to really capture the beauty and delight of both the couple and their amazing location. Have you ever seen so many bluebonnets in one field? If you have access to a unique location like this couple did, an engagement shoot is a perfect time to take advantage of it. I also like how the bride-to-be wore two different outfits for different locations. Check our more photos from this engagement shoot in the gallery.
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From Jessica Pledger Photography…Joslyn contacted me and knew she wanted to have her engagement session out at her family ranch in the Texas hill country in Johnson City, a city named after President Lyndon Johnson. She told me the property had a lot of bluebonnets during the spring and she was hoping to capture that. We scheduled the session and it could not have worked out better. This was one of my favorite engagement sessions of all time, and I like to say it was my most “Texas” session ever. We had hills full of bluebonnets, the couple’s horse “Jenks”, cows, hill country views, big oaks trees, and just a blazing Texas sunset. There are so many awesome shots. I have never seen so many bluebonnets in one place. I didn’t find out until I arrived at the session that the couple brought their horse along to the session, so we had a lot of fun with him too! 

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Vibrant Lubbock Wedding by Lori Lynn Photography

POSTED IN Lubbock, Real Weddings

This vibrant Lubbock wedding was submitted by Lori Lynn Photography. The oranges, deep reds, and dark yellows found throughout this wedding are striking and memorable. The flowers and ribbons were used in both the ceremony and the reception in many different and delightful ways. I especially love the flower petals seen in several photos below and the gorgeous flowers that drape one side of the wedding cake. The ceremony arch and the reception table centerpieces are a great examples of using a minimal amount of flowers in an elegant way. More flowers doesn’t always equal better decor. Check out more photos from this wedding in the gallery.
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Photography ~ Lori Lynn Photography | Bakery ~ Market Street Bakery | Floral Designer ~ Market Street Floral Department | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Spirit Ranch | Submitted via Two Bright Lights