Intimate Destination Wedding in Hawaii

Bella, an operations manager, and Larry, a piping designer, traveled to Colorado for a Texans vs Broncos game, but little did Bella know, Larry had the romantic surprise of a lifetime waiting for her on their trip. “On November 1, 2018, we planned a hike to a lake in the mountains with ‘a friend’ of his,” recalls Bella. “Turned out he was a professional photographer. About an hour into the hike he asked me to sit beside him on a rock overlooking the lake. While admiring the beautiful scenery he tried to get romantic but failed, as I refused to stop throwing snow at him. He finally stood me up and got down in one knee and asked to marry me. With tears in my eyes, I accepted.”

A year later, it was only fitting for the travel-loving couple to have an intimate destination wedding in Oahu, Hawaii. The bride and groom exchanged vows in a romantic beachfront ceremony, overlooking the pristine blue waters of Kāne‘ohe Bay, all beautifully documented by Houston wedding photographer Civic Photos and Houston wedding videographer Meant To Be Films. Following their outdoor ceremony, the newlyweds set sail on a private catamaran cruise and joined 72 of their loved ones in an open-air reception surrounded by lush tropical foliage and majestic mountains. Bella describes the wedding decor as, “Tropical with natural flower arrangements that accentuated the beautiful scenery,” featuring a lovely color palette of ivory, gold and burgundy. Guests dined on coconut shrimp, Jamaican jerk chicken and pork, and Mahi Mahi, before dancing the night away under the Hawaiian moonlight. The bride’s favorite moment? “Our first dance after becoming Mrs. Herrera.” Join us in swooning over this beautiful destination wedding in Hawaii. Congratulations, Bella & Larry!

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Dusty Rose & Navy DIY Wedding By J. Ernest Media

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Photo: J. Ernest Media
We are so happy to welcome Houston wedding photographer and videographer Jade from J. Ernest Media to the blog and share her first featured wedding with y’all! J. Ernest Media effectively creates images that are uniquely yours and believes each wedding is special and should be memorialized in a way that is classic, creative and timeless. Their videography, photography, and live streaming services effectively captures the beauty and the uniqueness of each vision, either as snapshots in time or as memories in motion. Now enjoy this beautiful dusty rose & navy DIY wedding, beautifully captured by J. Ernest Media!

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4 Steps To Find Your Perfect Wedding Photographer

Photo: Blanca Duran | Venue: JW Marriott Houston Downtown | Concept, Design, Planning: A Day To Remember | Flowers & Decor: Blooms Design Studio | Lighting: Bright Star Productions | Gown & Accessories: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique | Makeup & Hair: Primp & Blow West University
There are no do-overs with your wedding day. So it’s important to make sure the wedding photographer you task with documenting your once-in-a-lifetime day is the right person for the job. Follow these 4 steps for finding the right wedding photographer with whom you really, truly click!

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Q&A With Houston Wedding Photographer Blanca Duran

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Photographer Blanca Duran [photo by Civic Photos]
With degrees in Communications, PR and Art, and a lifetime passion for photography, Blanca Duran has everything it takes to capture and express the unique, personal feel of every wedding she photographs. We’re so excited to feature her work, and even more excited to let her explain, in her own words, how she approaches the art of wedding “storytelling” through images, and what sets her Houston wedding photography work apart.

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Award-Winning Wedding Photographer Taylor Golden On Love, Travel, Coming Home and Capturing The Moment

We’re super excited to welcome star wedding photographer Taylor Golden back to the Houston Wedding Blog, for more must-have wedding photography insights and expert advice. Except this time we’re doing things a little…differently. We’re going to pop you over this recent Huffington Post feature on Golden, where she discusses what to ask a wedding photographer before you book, and in which she’s identified as one the best destination wedding photographers in the biz (NBD, right??). And, while we’re at it, we’re gonna go ahead and let the ultra-talented Ms. Golden tell you about herself, in her own words, in this terrific little video clip—because, as Golden will explain, the wedding photographer/wedding couple relationship is all about personal connection. So connect with Taylor Golden right here, and in person at 832.986.2033, to schedule your photography consultation!