Fort Worth Botanic Garden Wedding by Urban Magnolia

POSTED IN Fort Worth, Real Weddings

When Kristine Baker of Urban Magnolia Weddings and Events sent over these images from a recent Fort Worth Botanic Garden wedding that she coordinated, I could not wait to get them up on the blog.  It all starts with this bride’s beautiful Watters lace dress.  And it continues with the stunning, yet understated floral designs by Petals Couture.  All of the details were perfect compliments to the Japanese Gardens that housed the ceremony and reception.  Emily Davis captured the sweet nuptials and you can check even more of her images in the gallery.

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From Kristine Baker of Urban Magnolia Weddings and EventsThe bride had a vision of antique, rustic elements among the beautiful far east design of the Japanese Gardens of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.  The bride and groom are both avid travelers and hikers, so they truly found a venue that spoke to two of their favorite things: the outdoors and traveling.  The bride made many of the unique details that you see in the wedding from the lips and mustache champagne flutes to the koi food metal bin.  You can see it even in the thoughtfulness of the groom’s cake design–it has a small groom figurine hiking up the cake!  The bride’s dress was a strapped Watters gown with a custom made belt that helped to define her waist.  Petals Couture did an amazing job creating florals in different vases with varying heights on wood pieces.  The flowers truly helped to define the wedding as unique, but not take away from the beautiful surroundings.   

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Photography ~ Emily Davis Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Event Planner ~ Urban Magnolia Weddings and Events | Floral Designer ~ Petals Couture | DJ & Lighting ~ DJ Cone | Hair & Makeup ~ Sydney at Finishing Touch Salon | Accommodations ~ Omni Mandalay Hotel | Cake Designer ~ Sugar Bee Sweets | Rental ~ Taylor Rental | Catering ~ The Gardens Restaurant | Wedding Dress Designer ~ Watters via Stardust Celebrations

 

Waco Styled Shoot by Shelly Taylor Photography

POSTED IN Inspiration, Styled Shoot, Waco

Wanting to take advantage of Waco’s new downtown mural, Shelly Taylor designed this gorgeous Waco styled shoot.  She then sent us over the images she captured and we couldn’t be more happy.  In keeping with a winter theme, all of the elements of the shoot are reminiscent of a winter wedding in central Texas.  Wolfe’s Florist provided the winter-hued blooms and Sweetness Desserts created the epic bridal cake.  View more gorgeous images in the gallery.

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From Shelly Taylor PhotographyWhen I first photographed Ryan and Nicole’s wedding in the summer, I fell in love with that Maggie Sottero gown.  This fall, our town received a new mural in the downtown area which is making great strides to revive itself, and I knew I wanted to shoot a wedding inspiration at the mural of a “non-venue” ceremony.  Nicole’s gown immediately came to mind.  We also picked a downtown outdoor reception venue that is fabulous!  A winter wedding in central Texas is a beautiful thing!

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Photography ~ Shelly Taylor Photography | Design and Decor ~ Shelly Taylor | Cake Designer ~ Sweetness Desserts | Floral Designer ~ Wolfe’s Florist | Equipment Rental ~ Action Rental | Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist ~ Amy Hail at Salons by JC | Dress Designer ~ Maggie Sottero via Georgio’s Bridal & Prom | Venue ~ Heritage Square | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

Aggie Wedding by Luke & Cat Photography

POSTED IN College Station, Real Weddings

Two Aggies decided to get married couldn’t think of a better place to hold their nuptials than their beloved alma mater.  The Memorial Student Center on Texas A&M’s campus was the perfect venue for their Aggie wedding ceremony and reception.  The newly designed Memorial Student Center is a modern wedding venue lover’s dream.  The architectural lines and the stunning glass staircase resulted in some of the most stunning bridal portraits I have ever featured.  And the reception looked like a blast, in true Aggie fashion.  Luke & Cat did it again and captured some stunning images from the affair.  There is more to devour in the gallery.

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From Luke & Cat PhotographyMorgan and Kyle chose to get married at Texas A&M’s newly renovated Memorial Student Center. Morgan and Kyle are one of the sweetest couples that we’ve ever been blessed to work with. Their wedding ceremony was centered around their faith, and their preacher gave a wonderful ‘sermon’ during the ceremony. Morgan got ready in the also newly renovated MSC hotel suites. Wowzers! This was like a 5 star hotel, complete with A&M embroidered pillowcases! Morgan and Kyle got their OWN 12th Man towels made (for those of you who aren’t Aggies, you can read more about them here). Kyle got Morgan a special gift for their wedding – Ring Wraps for her Aggie Ring! You can see the diamonds around the ring… way to go Kyle!

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Photography ~ Luke & Cat Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Texas A&M University MSC | Floral Designer ~ Jan Barstad (Dallas) | Cake Designer ~ Sandees Sweets | Makeup Artist ~ Kim Maracchini | Music ~ Texas Entertainment | Hair Artist ~ Samantha Oehler | Dress Designer ~ Paloma Blanca | Bridesmaid Dresses ~ Bill Levkoff via Bea’s Bridal | Coordination/Linens ~ Ashley & Co.

Ellington Airport Wedding by Philip Thomas

POSTED IN Houston, Real Weddings

Are you guys ready for this?!  I am telling you to brace yourselves for the fabulousness that you are about to view.  Philip Thomas Photography sent over these jaw-dropping images of an Ellington Airport wedding.  Yes, you read that right–an airport.  But the uniqueness does not end there.  This couple decided to have a medieval themed wedding complete with period costumes, hired actors, and a retro band.  And it looked like everyone had a complete blast!  I mean, it doesn’t get more unique than that.  If you can bear it there’s more unbelievable images in the gallery.  Let’s dive into this!

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Let’s just pause right here to discuss this masterpiece of a ceremony set up!  How did they create that ceiling chandelier?!  The draping, the flowers…it’s all just perfection!

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Yes, this just happened!  That is illusion starlight draping!  I cannot fully comprehend how gorgeous this must have been.

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From Philip Thomas Photography…Sunday and Bruce’s wedding was simply amazing. I got the call a week prior to the wedding and 6 days later found myself at Ellington Airport in southwest Houston. The wedding was based on a medieval and renaissance theme (think Brave Heart) and included actors during the reception. Even Cat Woman, Batman and Captain Kirk from Star Trek were there! Congrats to Sunday and Bruce on tying the knot. There’s a lot of amazing energy between these two.

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Photography ~ Philip Thomas Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Ellington Airport | Event Coordinator ~ Sierra Slaughter

Golf Club Wedding by Luke & Cat Photography

POSTED IN Houston, Real Weddings

Luke & Cat you truly amaze me!  When I got these photos in my inbox my mouth dropped open for the sheer beauty of them.  You guys truly outdid yourselves with this one (and that’s saying something considering what you did here)!  This golf club wedding had all the elements of a joyous celebration–happy couple, amazing friends, and great food!  All of the homemade items gave the wedding such an authentic feel.  And the grounds around the golf club provided amazing light for photographing this lovely couple.  The gallery contains tons of more jaw-dropping images.  Go ahead–your day just got a whole lot better.

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From Luke & Cat PhotographyWe are so excited to share Heather and Justin’s wedding day! This day will certainly go down as one of our most-favorite weddings we’ve ever had the privilege of photographing. These two lovebirds are two of the most genuinely nice, down to earth, and laid-back people we’ve ever got to be around. Their day was all about them – no bridesmaids, no fuss. It was definitely a day where everyone could feel the love! I absolutely adore their reception venue – it’s truly a hidden gem. The New Gulf  Golf Club clubhouse has so much character and history. It’s just the right size for intimate receptions and gatherings – it was truly perfect for this reception! Heather has an eye for style. I loved her decisions she made about the decor. The flowers for the reception were all white, and the tables were antique tables with vintage lace tablecloths. In addition to the bride’s cake, they also had a table with homemade pies. Heather’s family owns a wonderful restaurant that is famous for its pies. Apple, lemon, cherry, and buttermilk pecan were the flavors of the day.

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Photography ~ Luke & Cat Photography | Ceremony Venue ~ Mount Carmel Catholic Church | Reception Venue ~ New Gulf Golf Club | Music ~ Russell Hubenak | Beauty ~ Crystal of Main Street Salon | Dress Designer ~ Vera Wang White | Floral Designer ~ Celeste Cash of Bay City Floral | Cake Designer ~ Lydia Kubicek (Bride’s Aunt)

Austin Wedding by Simone Epiphany Photography

POSTED IN Austin, Real Weddings

Simone of Simone Epiphany Photography sent over a double whammy of goodness and I couldn’t wait to get them up on the blog.  Simone was kind enough to send the recent bridals and wedding photographs of one of her clients.  The bridal portraits turned out amazing because of the venue’s stunning backdrops.  The Vista on Seward Hill provided some stunning scenery for the bridal portraits–can we say chandeliers in trees!  And then the wedding proved to be just as beautiful.  The cake by Sweet Treets Bakery  looked amazing and scrumptious.  Head on over to the gallery to check out more goodness.

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From Simone Epiphany PhotographyBrittany’s bridal session proved exactly why bridal portraits are such an important and awesome thing to do! Brittany chose to do her bridal portrait about  3 weeks before her wedding date at her venue. I LOVE when brides choose to have the bridal portraits done at their venue! It gave us a chance to really take advantage of her venue and highlight both her venue and dress in the best way possible without being rushed by the hustle and bustle of the wedding day. While the venue had many beautiful and romantic spots, including chandeliers  hanging in a tree, my favorite spot was “The Secret Garden” where we started. The shots of Brittany in the gazebo absolutely blew me away! 

Brittany and her groom are high school sweet hearts from Joplin, Missouri. They could not have been more adorable together. Capturing their wedding was like capturing two best friends having the best day of their lives together. Brittany was so giggly and giddy all day and her and Matthew were so playful together. And having their big day on a Thursday didn’t slow them down one bit.  They still had everything a weekend wedding has including partying late into the night.

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Photography ~ Simone Epiphany Photography | Dress Store ~ Alexia Gavela Bridal | Caterer ~ Sterling Affairs Catering & Events | Cake Designer ~ Sweet Treets Bakery | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ The Vista on Seward Hill | Submitted via Two Bright Lights