Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category
Friday, January 17th, 2014
When acclaimed Houston wedding videographers Alex Douglas and Whitney Henderson, of award-winning Sculpting With Time Productions, said their own “I do’s,” it was with glorious Palm Beach, Fla., as their backdrop. The couple’s wedding, with its Royal Poinciana Chapel Gardens ceremony and gorgeous Flagler Museum reception, is so utterly sigh-inducing, we’ll just go ahead and let photographer Jess Barfield’s stunning pix speak for themselves. Visit Barfield’s blog for more beautiful images of this wondrous wedding. And while you’re at it, check out Alex Douglas’s award-winning documentary “The Passage,” on the incredible history and modern-day significance of the Panama Canal, which took Best Cinematographer honors at the Harlem International Film Festival and will have its West Coast premiere on Jan. 30th at Opening Night of the huge Santa Barbara International Film Festival, where it is nominated for the Social Justice award (and where this year’s speakers include Oprah Winfrey, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, to name a few).
And don’t forget to visit Sculpting With Time at the Sunday, Jan. 26 I Do! Bridal Soiree at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston to congratulate the newlyweds in person…and tap into their extraordinary filmmaking talents to document your own unforgettable day!
Photos: : Jess Barfield Photography
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Selling cell phones might not be the world’s most glamorous job, but it can pay off—with a husband, for instance! It was on the floor of a Sprint retail store where Gesselle met her beloved John, the man she’d eventually marry in a lovely June outdoor ceremony followed by a fun-filled dining-and-dancing reception where burlap, orchids and candlelight played against one another for a perfect rustic-elegant ambiance. Big thanks to Aisha Khan of Ama Photography & Cinema for the lovely photos, and our heartfelt best wishes to the newlyweds!
Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema ~ Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal ~ Venue: Augusta Pines Golf Course
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
“He popped the question right after walking through the front door of the house we had just purchased together,” Houston bride Jessica tells us about her engagement to adorable Reid. “The first memory in our home was the best memory!” The couple’s vintage-elegant winter wedding at charming Butler’s Courtyard—featured here in pretty pix by Motley Melange—was a joyful celebration that featured fajitas, margaritas and plenty of dancing. Cozy up to it, and join us in wishing the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness!
Photos: Motley Melange ~ Bride’s Dress: San Patrick ~ Cake: Cakes by Jula ~ Venue: Butler’s Courtyard
Friday, November 1st, 2013
Talk about a fairytale proposal: “A month before I graduated from Texas A&M, my parents planned a family trip to Disney World. Nolan and I were walking through the Magic Kingdom when he said, ‘I know it’s probably way too late to make dinner reservations in Cinderella’s castle, but I’m going to ask anyways.’ When he came back, he said, ‘There was a cancellation, so I took it!’ When we walked inside the castle, Cinderella greeted us and we took a picture with her. Then, we were escorted to our table. I was so caught up in taking photos of everything inside that I did not notice how weird Nolan was acting. I was starting to get a little concerned when our dessert was delayed, and then it all happened. A waiter brought out a silver platter, sat it down in front of me, and underneath was a glass slipper with my beautiful ring on it! Nolan walked over to my chair, got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him. All of the Disney princesses came out and congratulated us, and a photographer snapped photos. It really was magical,” says bride Cady. Magical, too, was the couple’s vintage-inspired wedding, filled with personal mementos, antiques and DIY touches. “We laid out a dance floor under the stars, had a live band playing Frank Sinatra songs, and we sent off floating lanterns at the end of the night (ever since I saw the movie ‘Tangled’, I have been so fascinated with those things). We left the reception in an awesome, light blue Cadillac from the fifties. It was a loud ride to Houston, but it was a lot of fun!” Congratulations, Cady and Nolan, and thanks to NYC-based photographer Tahni Candelaria-Holm of Joyeuse Photography for the lovely pix of this charming Texas wedding.
Photos: Joyeuse Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang for David’s Bridal ~ Registry: Macy’s ~ Venue: Oak Tree Manor
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
“Sean proposed to me on Christmas Eve 2011 at my parents’ house. We have a family tradition of each person opening one gift the night before Christmas. That year my mom decided the gift would be an ornament with an inspirational message inside. Everyone opened their ornaments and read their messages aloud, one at a time. I was last because my mom couldn’t seem to find my ornament on the tree. Sean found the ornament for her and he handed it to me. When I opened it my message read, ‘Will you marry me?’ I was so shocked and excited that I didn’t even notice that he was already down on one knee with the ring in his hand telling me how much he loves me. It was perfect! I loved finding out later that Sean had asked my dad for his permission before proposing.” We love it, too, Jessica. And, just like your mom, we love that you had her wedding gown altered to wear at your rehearsal dinner at The Grove. And that you made the invitations to your Chateau Cocomar wedding by hand. And that Sean’s favorite moment of the whole wedding was when he got his “first look” at you, privately, in the moments before the ceremony. And, most of all, that you and Sean found each other, and true love, in this big, wide world. Congratulations to you both, and big thanks to the exceptional Steve Lee for magnificent photos of this magnificent Houston wedding.
Photos: Steve Lee Weddings ~ Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Joan Pillow Bridal Salon ~ Bride’s Hair & Makeup: The Perfect Face ~ Engagement Ring & Wedding Band: Zadok Jewelers ~ Cake: For Heaven’s Cake ~ Flowers & Decor: Floral Events ~ Linens: Elegant Beginnings ~ Officiant: Weddings Performed (Minister Lynn Turner) ~ Venue: Chateau Cocomar ~ Rehearsal Dinner: The Grove
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
There’s just something so darn sweet (and LOL funny) about this journalistic, third-party courtship story we received on behalf of Houston couple Amy and Jimmy: “After seeing a picture of Amy through a friend’s Facebook, Jimmy was determined to meet her and asked a friend of his to introduce him to her. The introduction was made, but the first date was not made until six months later. Jimmy and Amy had dinner and bonded while watching the first ‘Paranormal Activity’ movie. Since then, they have watched every ‘Paranormal Activity’ movie except for the fourth one, due to Jimmy being out of the country during their anniversary.” See what we mean?? Think that’s cute, just check out their understated, vintage-elegant Houston wedding, with its white, gold, gray and pink palette, and Amy’s gorgeous, keyhole-back Monique Lhuillier gown. Cheers to the newlyweds, and big thanks to Motley Melange Photography for the lovely photos.
Photos: Motley Melange Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier ~ Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin ~ Cake: Frosted Memory Makers ~ Catering: Café Natalie Catering ~ Entertainment: Jonny Black Productions ~ Venue: The Heights Villa ~ Videography: 1 Cinema Productions
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Houston-raised Eva met Leeds, U.K.-based Phil at a fish fry in the Bahamas, where she was on vacation and he was on a contract diving project. And that’s just the beginning of their international love story. While rock climbing together in southern France’s Pyrenees Mountains, Phil surprised Eva with a Champagne picnic—and a Jimi-Hendrix-accompanied proposal. Not long after, the pair joined 28 friends and close family members in Las Vegas, where they said their lifelong vows—the bride’s daughter escorting her down the aisle, much to everyone’s joy—and celebrated in intimate style at the retro-chic Barrymore. Evocative photos from Ama Photography & Cinema speak to the warmth and elegance of the occasion—one that will be forever cherished by Eva and Phil. Cheers!
Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema ~ Bride’s Dress: Mignon ~ Bride’s Shoes: Caparros ~ Bride’s Hair & Makeup: MAC ~ Groom’s Tuxedo: Paul Smith ~ Ceremony Venue: Wynn Resort, Las Vegas ~ Reception Venue: The Barrymore, Las Vegas
Friday, October 11th, 2013
A wedding ceremony is a dramatic occasion—and the vista of downtown Houston, visible via the floor-to-ceiling windows of the Petroleum Club of Houston’s 43rd-floor Discovery Room, is the perfect backdrop for such a scene. Just ask Houston bride Annie, who said her vows to Antonio there, then danced up a storm with 280 friends and family members in celebration of her blessed union. Sweet couple, beautiful wedding, what more could one ask for? Oh—and cheers to Love Lee Photography for the lovely photography
Photos: Love Lee Photography ~ Cake: The Pie Factory ~ Flowers: Paul Dao ~ Venue: Petroleum Club of Houston
Thursday, October 10th, 2013
It wasn’t until her dad encouraged her to speak to cute ranch-hand Nathan (“my dad, who NEVER encouraged his daughters to date,” she laughs), that Louisiana-born Abbie took a second look at the shy guy who worked on her family’s hunting lease. And she liked what she saw. So much so, that when Nathan dropped on one knee and presented her with that unmistakable Tiffany box in November of last year, “I just threw my arms around him and of course I said, ‘Yes!!’” The couple’s summer wedding, coordinated by Gray & Associates Events at Lake Conroe’s picturesque Sanctuary at Water Oak served up Southern favorites including seafood bisque and blackened catfish, along with hand-rolled cigars, a swank whiskey bar, and lots of lively dancing. The pair’s pups Ellie and Boozer were on hand to watch the couple say their vows, and if there ever were two sweeter flower girls than the tulle-frocked cuties at Abbie’s side, we don’t know how or where. Thanks so much, Abbie and Nathan, for sharing your joy with us and our brides. Thanks, too, to Jenna Christine, for the selections of fine photos!
Photos: Jenna Christine Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Amsale from Mia Bridal Couture ~ Cake: Sweets to Dream On ~ Decor & Rentals: Any Occasion Party Rental; A Memorable Event ~ Flowers: House of Blooms ~ Venue: The Sanctuary at Water Oak ~ Coordinator: Gray & Assoc. Events
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013