Ashley Turner Stuns in Houston Skyline Bridal Session By Ama By Aisha

Bride, Ashley Turner, stares directly into camera wearing long lashes, pink lip gloss and a bejeweled lace veil which covers the bottom portion of her face.
Photo: Ama by Aisha

Houston boasts a variety of picturesque locations for bridals, engagement and wedding portraits, but our favorite city’s skyline is an undeniably stunning backdrop. Daughter of Houston’s Mayor Turner, influencer and blog writer Ashley Turner, recently said I do, and her bridals are anything but ordinary. A fairytale-inspired wedding gown (complete with a sweeping ruffled train), a long lace veil and a bejeweled bridal headpiece completed Ashley’s glam look while the setting sun cast the dreamiest glow on the tall downtown buildings behind her.

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Spotlight Wedding Photographer: Adrianne Michelle Photography

A couple's engagement photo shoot in Houston, TX.
Adrianne Michelle Photography

When planning your wedding, picking your photographer is like returning to the dating scene. You want someone that is easy to get along with and knows what you’re looking for. From a creative eye to the style of editing to the photographer’s personality, there are several key factors a couple should decide on before booking for the big day. Get to know Adrianne, the photographer behind the lens of Adrianne Michelle Photography, and hear what drives her passion for engagement and wedding photography.

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Modern Beach Elopement Shoot By Esther Makau Photography

Man embraces a woman in a sequin mini dress on sunny Orange County beach with the waves of the Pacific Ocean behind them.
Photo: Esther Makau Photography

Elopements aren’t just for the movies, and amid the global uncertainties of the past year and the new wedding-planning nuances that came along with them, more couples have been opting instead for sweet weddings for two. This modern beach elopement styled shoot was captured by Esther Makau Photography in her signature candid, airy style. Esther Makau is passionate about freezing moments in time by taking candid wedding photos that tell a couple’s unique love story. “Timeless, romantic and candid moments are captured because of a couple’s connection with each other and their photographer. Your memories are as important to me as they are to you,” explains Esther. As you scroll through the photos from this shoot, you’ll almost feel the ocean breeze and the love and laughter shared between the bride and groom.  Click here to read the rest of this post »

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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