May 12th, 2017
Mother’s Day Love: Houston Bride Jansu Shares Her Fave Mom Moment
 

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MOM. She’s there for you every step of the way, whenever you need her—especially during wedding planning! With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we want to show all of the mamas out there how much we appreciate them. We asked our lovely Instagram followers what their fave wedding moment with Mom was, and we just had to share what Houston bride Jansu had to say.

“The night before the wedding, my mom and I had a sleepover—just the two of us. We reminisced about my childhood memories, and when I first met my husband in high school. We’d had a physics study party at his house, and when my mom came to pick me up, he was SO formal! He came outside just to shake her hand through the window,” says Jansu.

Jansu-Poi-and-Mom Photo: Elizabeth B. Photography

“We laughed and cried until 2 in the morning. Even though I got little sleep the night before the big day, it was the perfect way to calm my nerves and spend some special time with my mom. She’s my best friend—hands down,” she adds.

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We loved Jansu’s fave wedding moment with her mom so much, that we gave her a deluxe pedi package for two courtesy of Citris Nail Spa. Congrats on winning this fabulous giveaway! We hope you and your mom enjoy every moment of Mother’s Day. Xo!

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May 11th, 2017
Rustic Peach & Teal Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
 

Guys—if you want a guaranteed “Yes” from your bae, you’ve got to get the pups involved, like Kyle did with the love of his life, Caitlin. As the bride recounts, “We rented out a beach house in Port Arkansas with our parents for the weekend. After dinner, we went back to the beach for a bonfire to make s’mores. While setting up the s’mores station, I found a card attached to my dog’s collar. I opened it to find a picture of both of my dogs with a note that said, ‘Mom, can Kyle be our new daddy?’ I turned around and saw Kyle down on one knee.” They skipped the s’mores and went straight to celebrating with Champagne!

Eight months later Caitlin and Kyle wed at Wimberley’s lovely Old Glory Ranch with their closest friends and family to witness. “We loved the outdoor romantic feel of the whole day. Texas wildflowers were in bloom. We had our ceremony on a wooden deck under giant trees, right next to the beautiful flowing Blanco River,” says Caitlin.

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Favorite moments? There were many—the pups wore floral wreaths as they trotted down the aisle, there was a monarch butterfly release after the ceremony, and Old Glory Ranch provided four miniature donkeys for guests to interact with during the cocktail hour!

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We couldn’t be happier for these two. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Anthology Photography | Venue: Old Glory Ranch

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May 10th, 2017
Addison J Weddings on Their Favorite Wedding Moments on Film
 

Now that you and your honey have decided to partner up, it’s time to do the same with a Houston wedding photography and videography dream team! Cue Addison J Wedding Photography & Videography, the talented photo and video company founded by dynamic husband-and-wife duo, Elan and Kory Fontenot.

Elan and Kory, who specialize respectively in videography and photography, pride themselves in being able to capture both the sights and sounds of your wedding day without interfering with one another. We asked them to share with us some of their favorite moments captured on film. Keep reading to see their beautiful images, both moving and still, and discover their take on documenting your wedding day, each in their own words!

Video: Addison J Wedding Photography & Videography | Venue: Crystal Ballroom at the Rice | Entertainment: LG Entertainment

Relishing in the Romance — Nicholas and Nikoya’s Crystal Ballroom wedding was the epitome of love on display. Their elated expressions and bashful grins throughout the night touched the hearts of their family and closest friends.

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Little Ones — There is nothing like having an adorable child carry a sign down the aisle, in advance of the bride and groom, to ease wedding-day tension, and get everyone laughing.

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Destination Sessions — We love to travel the world, and destination weddings are always extra special. The Golden Gate Bridge was a perfect backdrop for Anthone and Ashley. We can’t wait to capture their love in a California vineyard at their upcoming wedding.

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A Gushing Groom — Some men do not like taking engagement photos. But after we ease their nerves and they get comfortable in front of the lens, their love and affection can be felt from both sides.

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Bridal Portraits — Kristen brought her A-game to her bridal shoot at The Corinthian. Her gorgeous lace dress, and the grand columns and uplighting, set the stage for us to get the perfect shot.

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Welcome Mr. and Mrs. — Jacob and Gabby were so elated the moment they were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. The crowd went wild, and this moment made all the planning and waiting worthwhile.

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Letting Loose — This is the moment when all the major events are over and the bride and groom can let their hair down and dance. The Bartons are both doctors and have stressful jobs, so it was awesome to see them let loose on the dance floor.

Like what you see? Interested in working with this dynamic duo yourself? Schedule a consultation with Addison J Wedding Photography & Videography today! 

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May 8th, 2017
Blush, Cream & Marsala Rustic Fall Wedding
 

Taylor noticed Cody at a get-together in College Station and decided to approach him with a witty one-liner. “I asked him if he lived in Cypress, and he said, ‘Yes,’” says Taylor. Inspired by her favorite actor, Will Ferrell, she replied, “Did we just become best friends?!” Her sense of humor worked on Cody, and they have been inseparable since!

Cody knew the perfect moment to propose to Taylor was on a family vacay for the Fourth of July. They went to the Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio to watch the fireworks show. The scenery was perfect, “We all sat on a big blanket while eating s’mores. After a couple minutes after the show started, Cody asked me to stand up,” says Taylor. Her initial response was, “No! Are you crazy? I’m watching the fireworks!” But his persistence paid off and before Taylor knew it, he was on one knee asking her to spend the rest of their lives together. Aww!

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After a sweet summer proposal came their romantic fall wedding. She wore a full-sleeved Hayley Paige gown from Now & Forever Bridal Boutique, and held a gorgeous marsala, blush and ivory bridal bouquet by Blooms Design Studio while she said her “I do’s.”

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“Everything was magical. The whole place was filled with candlelight and lanterns. I wanted to mix one bold color with a neutral palette, so marsala was the perfect pop of color to complete my fall wedding vision,” says Taylor.

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Her favorite moment was kissing Cody under the fireworks. “It was such a magical night,” says Taylor.

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Best wishes and congrats to the newlyweds!

Photos: Kelley Craig Photography | Hayley Paige Wedding Dress: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique | Catering: Cafe Natalie | Music & Entertainment: DJU Entertainmet | Bouquet: Blooms Design Studio

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May 5th, 2017
Modern-Rustic Wedding at Chateau Polonez
 

Brittni and Cameron’s love story is a true high-school dream. She was a cheerleader, and he was a baseball player. A mutual friend introduced them after a game, and it took only two weeks for them to go on a group movie date. Seven years later, they had gone from high-school sweethearts to lifelong soulmates.

Cameron knew that the perfect way to catch Brittni off guard was with a surprise proposal the weekend of his 23rd birthday. As the bride tells it, “I came back from College Station to attend his birthday dinner in Cypress, and was a little perturbed because he had been very evasive and hadn’t been communicating much the week before. Looking back on it, I should have known what was going to happen, after my mom and cousin took me to get my nails done and helped me pick out an outfit. My mom was so worried that my shirt was wrinkled, which is typical—but she was extra concerned that day.” In true Southern-gentleman fashion, Cameron picked her up in his F250 truck and told Brittni that he wanted to make a pit stop at his uncle’s barn before dinner. Brittni recounts: “We hopped out of his truck and began walking towards the lake, and spotted a little boy laughing while fishing. I was completely oblivious to the situation, and only noticed the roses and mason-jar candles as I ran into Cameron’s back,” she says. “I looked up and saw his face… it immediately brought me to tears. The look in his eyes was nothing I’ve seen before.” Cameron dropped down on one knee, and then came the ugly cries and happy tears.

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She wore a gorgeous lace bridal gown, and the entire bridal party wore the cutest sneakers—including Brittni!

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Brittni and Cameron had a vision of a modern-rustic wedding that came to life at Chateau Polonez with lush greenery, lots of candlelight and a naked cake.

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“Our favorite moment was standing on stage after we said, ‘I do.’ We saw so many supportive faces and felt all of the love in that moment,” Brittni says. Congrats & best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Leighanne Herr Photography | Venue: Chateau Polonez | Lighting, Music & Photo Booth: DJU Entertainment

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