Posts Tagged ‘Dream Photo & Video’

Pink, White & Silver Wedding by Dream Photo & Video

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Life hack: If you step out of your comfort zone, you might just find your future soulmate! We know Houston bride, Kristen, agrees. She tells us how she happened to meet her future husband when she least expected it: “We met at a crawfish boil in 2015—I didn’t want to attend. I don’t even like crawfish! When I was about to leave, I saw some of his family members whom I knew, so I went by them to say hello, and was introduced to Tarek. We hit it off instantly and started dating… the rest is history!”

When it came time for Tarek to propose, he knew he was going to have to catch Kristen off guard. “I had to attend a work conference in Corpus Christi, and Tarek tagged along. After a long day of being in workshops, he suggested that we go for a nice dinner and get some Champagne. I thought it was peculiar that he wanted to order Champagne…he kept repeating it. I had a feeling he was going to propose after dinner—but it didn’t happen! We went for a stroll on the beach after dinner, and Tarek kneeled down declaring that he found a pearl. I bent down to look for the pearl and saw that he was holding a diamond ring,” says Kristen.

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Kristen and Tarek wanted a subtle, yet elegant atmosphere for their wedding. To bring movement to the room, and allow for conversation, they chose mixed-height centerpieces that were not overwhelmingly large. “Our goal was to make the wedding fun, and make sure the guests enjoy themselves,” Kristen says.

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Dream Photo & Video captured all of the sweet moments from start to finish.

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Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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5 Steps For Choosing The Right Wedding Photographer

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Of all the wedding decisions you make, this one’s a biggie, you guys. Your wedding photographer won’t just snap pix of smiles, pretty dresses, “I do’s” and first dances. He or she will tell the narrative of your day, and the love story behind it, with wedding photos you’ll cherish forever. Here’s our advice for finding a photographer that will do all this and, quite possibly, become a good friend in the process!

Bride-and-Groom Photo: Kelli Durham Photography

1. Get A Reference

Once you’ve settled into the bliss of engagement, it’s time to plan. And that planning includes selecting the photographer who will document your wedding, as well as possibly your announcements and Save the Date photos!

You want someone who is reliable and trustworthy, with a positive attitude (even in the most stressful situations), and who truly gets you. Photographer  Adam Nyholt says it’s a good idea to ask for referrals. “This could be a friend who was recently married or your wedding planner,” or a trusted resource such as Weddings in Houston.

Engagement-Shoot Photo: Civic Photos

2. Compare Portfolios

Most professional photographers have their own website and blog, which makes it easy for curious couples to peruse photos, read testimonials, and get a feel for their artistic style.

Aisha Khan of Ama Photography & Cinema recommends asking a prospective photographer for more than one sample wedding to view: “If you ask for one, they might send only their favorite one—it’s important to see what varies from wedding to wedding.”

Adds photographer Kory Fontenot of Addison J Weddings: “Ask to see the full portfolio of a wedding from beginning to end. What you see on a website or in an album is a photographer’s top choices from a wedding. Looking at a full portfolio will give you a better idea of your photographer’s style, creativity and consistency.” After all, “It’s always good to see the good the bad and the ugly before you make such a huge investment.”

Lindsay Elizabeth Strode of Lindsay Elizabeth Photography says that the easiest way to determine your favorite photography style is by “picking images you’re drawn to. If a couple would love to see bright, clean and airy photos of themselves, they should look for a photographer who specializes in shooting natural light.”

Eric Yeh, who co-owns Serendipity Photography with wife Alice Lin, agrees that the lighting question is critical. “Experience with different lighting is really important,” he notes. “Some photographers excel in outdoor lighting, but don’t have much experience with indoor lighting, which can be really tricky to shoot in.”

Bride-and-Groom Photo: Lindsay Elizabeth Photography

3. Spend Some Face Time

When you’re ready to reach out, it can be tempting simply rely on email. This is fine for introductory inquiries, but David Jones of D. Jones Photography encourages couples to “interview or meet with the photographer” in person ASAP. Aside from being confident in their photo-taking abilities, you also want see if “you truly feel comfortable, since there are a lot of emotions on the big day.”

Christine Wright, of C. Wright Photography advises couples “ask them what their favorite part of the wedding is—you can get a feel for their work through what they deem to be most important.”

“Ask your photographer how they would react to family and friends who may want to take pictures on your wedding day,” advises Barett Henry, of Civic Photos. “We are very easygoing, and I don’t mind if people who have known you your entire life want to take photos—as long as they don’t get in the way of our professional shots!”

Bride-and-Groom Photo: Taylor Golden

4. Have a Pregame Session

If time (and budget) allows, consider scheduling an engagement session or a Save the Date session. This is an opportunity to really get to know your photographer, see their work, and for them to get to know you. “I recommend that they get their hair and makeup done professionally, and chose two to three outfits that show off their personality and their relationship,” says photographer Shiva Saadi of Dream Photo & Video. She adds, “Maybe also have a couple of drinks before. Trust me, it helps.”

“The engagement session is a great time to get to know your photographer better, and to get used to their style of shooting, so that the wedding day flows more smoothly, and you are comfortable throughout the day,” adds wedding photographer Taylor Golden. “Something I like to do for my couples is shoot their session in another city, such as where they got engaged, or where they vacation.”

Bride-and-Groom Photo: Ama Photography & Cinema

5. Perfect Portraits

Golden reminds couples to ensure your photographer is committed to shooting the wedding day in its entirety, including, perhaps most importantly, those classic family portraits that will become heirlooms. “Remember, your wedding is likely to be an activity-filled day, and you may not be around your family members all that much,” she says.

To ensure excellent portraits, prior to your wedding, “It helps to create a list of the different family groupings you want to document. Your planner can assist by calling out names for each picture and crossing them off your list to ensure you don’t miss anyone.”

Adds Strode: “Years from now when you’re looking back at your wedding photos, you won’t remember the tiny details, but you will be reminded of the beauty and fun of your big day,” two things that the right wedding photographer will capture completely.

Bride-and-Groom-First-Dance Photo: Kelly Hornberger Photography

Writer: Natasha Garber

5 Fabulous Flower Designs from Haute Flowers & Events

Friday, May 26th, 2017

“They are inventive, edgy…but can also bring in that elegant softness, for a princess.”

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Yeah, Janice (the recent bride who wrote these words in praise of Haute Flowers & Events)—we know exactly what you mean. We’ve been lucky enough to be partnered up with this talented League City-based event design studio for a few years now, and we can confirm that this balance of innovation and good ol’ fashioned pretty is what owner Teresa Vencil is all about.

And here’s the part where we put our money where our mouths are. OK, actually we’re gonna put our photos where our typing is. Or something like that. Just bear with us, darlings, it’s Friday, we’re hard at work on a brand-new magazine for y’all, and we’re a little loopy. But most of all, we’re a whole lot in love with these inventive, elegant, innovative, pretty, totally individual Haute Flowers & Events creations:

The Floral Lanterns: These great lanterns, accented with flowering branches and bright, boisterous blooms, hung over the head table at Sadie & Aneel’s wedding reception. We love the mix of the angular lanterns with delicate, spherical votive holders.

Floral-Lanterns Photo: Studio Uma | Flowers: Haute Flowers & Events

The Coordinating Flower Crown & Bouquet: You don’t need to be an ultra-boho bride to rock a flower crown—not if the Haute Flowers crew has anything to say about it. They designed this lovely set with refinement in mind, echoing the bouquet’s pale greenery and shades of coral, pink and yellow, in a sweet crown, completed with a sheer, flowing veil. Bonus points for groom’s cool boutonniere!

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The Succulent Jewelry: Vencil and her designers created these vintage-inspired pieces exclusively for us, for this recent styled shoot, so we’re, oh, just a little bit partial to them. Plus, they’re gorge. Plus, wearing plants on your body is so freakin’ chic.

StyledShoot Photo: Lindsay Elizabeth Photography | Styling, Design & Flowers: Haute Flowers & Events

The Branch Canopy: Also created just for our shoot, this canopy is a little rustic, a little untamed, a little outside-the-box…and completely charming. It’s the perfect complement to a colorful, organic-feeling table design that looks completely at home inside the brick walls of Butler’s Courtyard, where this fantasy weddingscape was shot.

StyledShoot Photo: Lindsay Elizabeth Photography | Styling, Design & Flowers: Haute Flowers & Events | Venue: Butler’s Courtyard | Linens, Chargers & Pillows: EB. Inc Event Rentals & Design | Vases & Rentals: Darryl & Co.

The Floral Dress: It’s a dress. Made out of flowers. And it’s…uh-mazing. ‘Nuff said.

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Intrigued? Inspired? Snag yourself an appointment with Haute Flowers & Events, and turn that inspiration into real, live wedding design. And don’t forget to tell ’em “Hey girl” from their friends at Weddings in Houston!

Spring I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

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Our I Do! Wedding Soiree always impresses, but this year it was on another level, y’all! We sold out every last ticket to the luxurious show, with wedding couples, bridesmaids and MOB’s lining up along our host The Corinthian’s grand staircases, eager to get a chance to meet, greet and mingle with the best of the best in Houston’s wedding business!

We can’t thank our guests enough for helping us celebrate Houston’s only luxury wedding event of the season! It warms our hearts to see you adorable wedding couples engaging with our stellar photographers, wedding planners, bridal salons, beauty experts, jewelers, entertainers and more. If you missed the Soiree, or want to relive the extraordinary event, check out these gorgeous images from our official show photographers, Civic Photos and Dream Photo & Video.

Guests at the I Do! Soiree were welcomed by gorgeous models in gowns from some of Houston’s finest bridal boutiques. Throughout the entire event, brides could see and touch gowns from Houston Bridal Gallery, Ivory Bridal Atelier, Parvani Vida Bridal and Formal, MW Couture and Now & Forever Bridal Boutique.

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Elaborate florals and decor were orchestrated throughout the entire venue. Designs on display came from Blooms Design Studio, Darryl & Co., Flora & Eventi, Haute Flowers & Events, Keisha’s Kreations, LBL Event Rentals Inc. and TnT Events.

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The gorgeous sights were complemented by sounds from all types of musical entertainers and DJ’s. LG Entertainment served as the MC for the night, while Danny Ray & The Acoustic Production, DJU Entertainment, Scott Graham Piano and Signature EvenTx kept the party going all around.

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Patrons got a taste of some of Houston’s top caterers and bakers too at the I Do! Wedding Soiree. The Corinthian’s Jackson and Company served as the exclusive caterer of the event, spoiling guests with delectable food and drink pairings. Those with a sweet tooth also were able to satisfy their cravings with treats from Dessert Gallery Bakery + Cafe and Susie’s Cakes & Confections.

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The man women with the plan were also in attendance.  A Day To Remember, Bourbon & Lace Event Services, and Kat Creech Events learned more about our lovely wedding couples and offered guidance for all of wedding planning’s ups and downs. A Day To Remember also designed our awesome Groom’s Lounge, complete with Texas Mules, fresh guacamole and Jackson and Company’s Beef Poptarts.

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Guests were also able to say hello to some of our favorite invitations and stationery boutiques in Houston — Isabella Invitations and Bering’s.

Bering’s along with Celebrity China & Cookware also showed off some of the most wanted registry items for wedding couples of any style.

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Nine of Houston’s top wedding photographers and videographers — Adam Nyholt Addison J. Wedding Photography & VideographyCivic Photos, C. Wright Photography, D. Jones Photography, Dream Photos & Video, Lindsay Elizabeth Photography, Sage Films and Taylor Golden Photography — also met with couples to help them learn how to capture their special days.

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Guests could even get a little more glam, with the help of demonstrations and models from Azur Salon at West Ave. and Kax Salon and Kax Tanning Soufflé.

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Wedding couples still looking to nail down their venue were also presented with a number of options in addition to our amazing host venue, The Corinthian. Couples wanting to escape the city or be right in the heart of Houston on your wedding day met with Big Easy Ranch and The Ballroom at Bayou Place.

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I Do Soiree-2017 Corinthian-Civic Photos- (314) Photo: Civic Photos | Venue: Big Easy Ranch

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And of course we can’t forget about the bling! Everyone at the event (including us) were stuck by the dazzling beauties on display from Donoho’s Jewellers, Eklektic Jewelry, Lewis Jewelers and Nazar’s Fine Jewelry.

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We can’t thank our amazing wedding experts (find a full list here), all of our guests and the amazing team at The Corinthian for making this I Do! Wedding Soiree the best one yet. Want to see more pics? Check us out on Facebook and Instagram. And stay tuned for details on our next I Do! Wedding Soiree, coming in Fall, 2017!

Houston Wedding Videographers at the I Do! Soiree

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Trust us, you’re going to love every moment of your wedding day! From getting dressed with your wedding party, to finally seeing your partner at the end of the aisle and then spending the whole night by his or her side, mingling and dancing with guests from far and wide, your wedding truly is an event unlike any other. And your wedding video truly is the best way to relive those incredible moments, long after the celebration ends.

Video: Dream Photo & Video

Lucky for you, our I Do! Wedding Soiree videographers and cinematographers have the skills, talent and filmmaking expertise to capture every moment of your perfect day, and preserve them, in dynamic, emotionally resonant, sound-filled, high-resolution splendor, for you, your family, friends, and future generations, to enjoy. Attend next Tuesday’s I Do! Wedding Soiree, and meet two top Houston wedding filmmakers: Dream Photo & Video and Sage Films, each with its own unique wedding videography style, along with 40 A-List Houston wedding vendors and experts, all in one gorgeous environment, designed to inspired and entertain.

Video: Sage Films

Advance-sale tickets for the all-VIP I Do! Wedding Soiree on Tuesday, Feb. 28th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Corinthian, are available now, but only while they last. Bonus: Purchase your tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 24, and you could WIN an incredible $1,000 Hotel Galvez & Spa Weekend Romance Escape!! Our winner will be notified next week, and announced live at the I Do! Wedding Soiree. Don’t let a single moment slip away!