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 »
Chandler, a dancer, always gave Stephen, a singer and songwriter, a hard time because he had never written a song about her. Until one day the song Chandler had patiently been waiting for, finally got written, and played, when Stephen proposed to her. Chandler says the biggest challenge they faced while planning their wedding was having to plan it all in just three months, but they pulled it off beautifully at Briscoe Manor! Notes the bride: “We wanted our wedding to be big and have all of our close family and friends there to celebrate us, but we also wanted it to be simple and elegant. It was a beautiful combination of both of those things.”
Following a serene ceremony in Briscoe Manor’s limestone chapel, the couple joined 275 guests for an energetic reception where the bride and her dad surprised their guests with a choreographed dance! Favorite moments for the bride included, “Getting ready with all of my favorite girls, seeing Stephen for the first time as I walked down the aisle, dancing with my dad and getting to celebrate on the dance floor with everyone we love so much.”
Keep scrolling and join us in celebrating this beautiful Houston couple’s simple elegant wedding at Briscoe Manor, wonderfully captured by Emily Figurelli Photography. Congratulations, Chandler & Stephen!
Roll out the red carpet because Houston-based wedding photographer Stephania Campos is back on the blog, this time with her glamorous Hollywood engagement editorial that we are beyond thrilled to share with you!
Stephania kept the engagement editorial simple, yet utterly glamorous by choosing iconic and natural settings. Taking advantage of the Hollywood hills and golden sunlight, Stephania beautifully captures the sweet embraces and candid moments of this lovely couple at Griffith Observatory and while strolling through Beverly Hills. Not only does Stephania thoughtfully document these dreamy moments, but she also uses her background in fashion photography to effortlessly capture the details of the model’s stunning Art Deco-inspired Monique Lhuillier gown. We love how this seductive flesh tone tulle gown draws the eye to its glittering black beaded and sequined Art Deco design and gives way to a trailing mermaid hem, perfectly paired with a chic Gucci purse.
Scroll down to get inspired by this glamorous Hollywood engagement editorial and join us in swooning over these breathtaking images by Stephania Campos!
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!
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!