Marissa and Seth’s paths first crossed on the University of Houston campus. They found themselves in a tutoring lab for statistical notation, looking to each other for help. As the semesters progressed, their bond deepened with every study session and Marissa’s not-so-subtle hints. Groom says, “She would send me portraits of the incredible landscapes and places she would adventure to and capture. It was as if I had my very own personal Instagram feed from the girl in stats lab.”
Melanie and Adam’s story began on a dating app like so many modern romances. The pair made an exception to their usual first-date rule and opted for dinner over drinks. After hours of conversation and bonding over a mutual love for the University of Michigan, the pair knew they had discovered something special.
The Tuscan-inspired architecture of Royal Oaks Country Club was the perfect canvas for this wedding editorial, artfully captured by Painted Peacock Photography. The shoot was inspired by the wedding of childhood sweethearts who never lost their whimsical imaginations and playfulness, creating a sweet, romantic and dreamy scene.
McKenzie and David met in 2017 on the last night of a cruise vacation. However, due to Hurricane Harvey, the cruise was extended by a week, giving the pair ample time to get to know one another. Flash forward to April 1, 2020, when David surprised McKenzie with a romantic proposal at a beautiful park with a few of their friends. “I remember looking at him and thinking to myself, “this…I need to remember this,” says McKenzie.