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Romantic Robin Hood Engagement Shoot by Emily Kiel

“Peter and I have always felt like we are old souls and we seem to gravitate towards vintage things, folk tales, and things from the past,” bride-to-be Mikayla tells us. For the couple’s engagement shoot, the pair wanted to tell the story of their love within a classic story of love. Which we love. Photographer Emily Kiel was right on board, setting the pair’s e-session in an empty Conroe lot—a suitably green stand-in for the classic Robin Hood tale’s Sherwood Forest. Etsy, Ebay and an antique shop served as sources for the vintage furniture, bow and arrows, and Mikayla’s pretty white dress. The bullseye target was homemade. As for the couple’s love, it is “classic and timeless,” says Mikayla, just like the story that inspired their romantic shoot. Happiest wishes to the winsome couple, and big thanks to Emily Kiel for the fine photos.

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Photos: Emily Kiel

Retro, Soul-Filled Wedding by C. Baron Photography

They’re both vegetarians. Their favorite season is fall. They both love cooking and vintage soul records and, more than anything, one another. When Camille and Nathan decided to make it official, the pair knew they wanted to their wedding to be an unforgettable reflection of their likes, and their love. Camille spent hours scouring consignment and thrift shops, “scooping up as many pretty amber vessels and goblets as I could find,” she tells us. Reprints of the pairs’ parents’ and grandparents’ weddings mixed with potted succulents and glowing candles in a tableau the two created by hand. On the moonlit eve of their magnificent event, the historic Gardens of Bammel Lane was filled with autumnal shades of marigold, amber, orange and green—not to mention plenty of dancing to—what else?—sweet soul music from days gone by. We’re delighted to share C. Baron Photography’s very pretty pictures of this unique, DIY-filled wedding. And even more delighted to wish Camille and Nathan a lifetime of happiness, music and love. Cheers!

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Photos: C. Baron Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Ventura’s Bridal ~ Bridesmaids/Mother of the Bride Attire: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Cake: World Catering ~ Cupcakes (vegan): Sinful Bakery ~ Flowers: Flowers of Kingwood, Central Market ~ Venue: Gardens of Bammel Lane

Americana Engagement Shoot by Archetype Studio

One of the things we love about Archetype Studio is how the photo-and-creative-direction team of Koby and Terilyn Brown translates a couple’s vision through spot-on styling. David and Michelle’s engagement shoot is no exception. Though the to-be-weds may have met under party-hearty circumstances (in Vegas, where Michelle was celebrating her 21st birthday), their engagement session is the very picture of timeless Americana and pastoral elegance. Shot at a roadside park along Eldridge Parkway in North Houston, these images feel at once intimate and expansive, sexy and serene, patriotic and deeply personal. Notes Terilyn: “The canoe was such a fun element to work with, and the team at Recollection Vintage Rentals did a beautiful job pulling the props needed to help our vision come to life.” Gorgeous couple, gorgeous shoot. Congratulations, Michelle and David, who made it official July 28 at Woodlands Resort & Conference Center!

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Photos: Archetype Studio ~ Rentals: Recollection Vintage Rentals

 

 

Classic Courtyard on St. James Wedding by Civic Photos

You see the unabashed tenderness in groom Brandon’s embrace of his lovely bride? You see the way he just holds on to her as if she were the most precious thing in the world? That’s because she is. And he nearly lost her, and the person responsible for bringing her into this world. The day before the couple’s July wedding, Stephanie and her mother were in a very serious car accident, one that injured Stephanie and sent her mother to the hospital by emergency transport. “I did not go to sleep until 4 a.m.,” Stephanie tells us. “All I could think about was the accident, and not the wedding. It wasn’t until I woke up that I realized, ‘Oh my gosh, today is my wedding day!’” And despite her and her mother’s physical pain, that wedding “was everything that I ever wanted,” she says. Captured in Civic Photos’ uniquely evocative, vintage-style images are all the rich, joyful colors, the magnificent Edible Designs by Jessie cake, the lovely Courtyard on St. James grounds and ballroom, the affection of friends and family, and most of all the love of Stephanie’s adoring groom, whom she met senior year in high school, and has been devoted to ever since. We’re grateful to Civic Photos’ Barrett Delyon Henry for sharing with us his iconic images. And we are so very thankful to Stephanie and Brandon for sharing their wedding with us, and reminding us all of the true meaning of that most meaningful day. Wishing you both all the happiness in the world!

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Photos: Civic Photos ~ Bride’s Dress: Oleg Cassini ~ Bride’s Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell ~ Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Adorne Artistry ~ Cakes: Edible Designs by Jessie ~ Flowers: Carmen’s Floral ~ Reception Venue: Courtyard on St. James

Vintage Picnic & Cupcakes Engagement Shoot by The Girls, Plus $500 E-Shoot Giveaway!

High-school sweethearts Emilie and Adriel knew they wanted a vintage feel for their engagement shoot—and Houston photography team The Girls delivered…and then some. With a focus on subtle styling, vintage props and picturesque outdoor and indoor settings in Webster and Friendswood, The Girls created a private idyll for the pair—one where they could swing in the sunshine, read to one another, steal a kiss among the trees, and share a sweet lil’ something, just the two of them. We are as smitten with this dreamy e-session as Emilie and Adriel are with each other. Thanks, The Girls, and best wishes to the soon-to-be-wed couple!

How’d you like to have The Girls capture your own engagement bliss? This week this hot Houston photog team is giving away a $500 ENGAGEMENT SESSION TO ONE LUCKY HOUSTON BRIDE! Session includes two hours on location of choice, two photographers, a 90-day online gallery and one free 16×20 mounted print from session.

To Enter: 1.) Like us on Facebook if you haven’t already, and 2.) Email us your name, fiancé’s name, wedding date and Houston wedding reception location, NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT, FRIDAY JULY 27. One entry per bride, please. Winner announced on Facebook and in next Wednesday’s Wedding Buzz. Good luck, y’all!

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Photos: The Girls Wedding Photography & Styling ~ Cupcakes: Rise Cupcake Boutique