These two GORGEOUS Houstonian’s had a perfect June wedding several weeks ago. The day was absolutely beautiful and the bride was nothing short of classic, timeless and elegant. The groom was almost unrecognizable as I went in to visit with him before the ceremony. Tall, handsome and ready to see the woman he would spend the rest of his life with.
Each event throughout the day and leading into the night topped the previous. From the first moment she walked through the doors of St. Anne’s Cathedral, the tearful speeches to the first dance, Banana’s Foster presentation all the way to the exit, it was perfect.
To the happy couple, I can’t wait to see what life brings your way.
Now that Catherine and Scott are married, I can finally show off Catherine’s bridal portraits! I’m so in love with this session. This day was one that we really lucked out on. It was early June and was one of those flash flood weather days. Richmond seemed to be the ONLY area that the rain stopped and the sun barely peeked through for us and the pictures turned out SO GREAT!!
Catherine, you’ve been such a blessing in my life and I love that you put so much thought and effort into your pictures. Also, you guys! She MADE her own floral crown and bouquet for this session…I can’t believe how talented she is. <3
This last one…most won’t like it, but I just gravitate toward it. There’s no expectation, no pressure, she doesn’t even know I’m taking the shot. She’s just staring out at the longhorns across the field and I love the simplicity of it. <3
Hair & Makeup by Misty Rockwell, Glam Studio
Bouquet & Floral Crown by the bride
Catherine and Scott were married at Briscoe Manor on a perfect sunny day this May. Everything about this day was amazing. Catherine put in soooo much hard work for the tiniest of details to make the day of their wedding special. She and Scott thought of so many things to share with their guests, including the traditional Baylor Dr. Pepper floats!
Scott looked extremely sharp in his royal blue suit and Catherine was nothing short of stunning . The day was theirs and after the guests sent them off, they set off to Banff, Alberta for their honeymoon.
You two, I’m so glad that I met you both and I look forward to more dinners together!
Venue: Briscoe Manor
Linens: EB Inc
Florist: Plants and Petals
Photographer: Eden Grey Photography
Videographer: Rethink Video
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Dress: Audrey Hart from Weddicings by Debbie
Tux: Suit Supply on Upper Kirby
DJ: DJU Productions
Caterer: Behind the Bash
Cakes: Who Made the Cake
It’s certainly warming up out there in Houston now, but on Carly & Jeramy’s wedding day it was a perfect day!
I’ve been looking forward to this day ever since I met these two. They were so excited about their wedding day and all of the festivities that would bring their friends and family together. I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know these two people better as well as their parents.
Jeramy and Carly compliment each other so well and I know that they will love being married and sharing life’s moments. They have a tight group of crazy, fun friends to keep life interesting and I was so glad to be able to capture it all on the best day of their lives!
Photography: Eden Grey Photography
Kathryn & Dillon got married last month at The Gallery in Houston. The weather was beautiful and so was their outdoor ceremony. You could feel the love these two have for each other, as well as the love that the friends and family have for them both.
I remember the brides sister saying during her maid of honor speech, that Dillon has such a way with Kathryn that no one else has. That he gives her peace and calm. I pray that these two great people have so many blessings in their marriage, as well as more love and happiness with each passing year.
Venue: The Gallery
Coordinator: Lean On Me Events
Photographer: Eden Grey Photography
Cinematographer: Video By Robot
Hair & Make Up: Your Beautiful Face
Florist: The Perfect Touch
Linens: The Perfect Touch
Bakery: Cakes by Gina
Photo Booth: Snap My PhotoBooths
This is Brandi.
Brandi’s story is bittersweet.
This beautiful soul was to be married earlier this year. I found her and her fiancé to be such lovely, truly endearing and special people. I still do.
The difficult decision to not go through with the wedding was made. My heart broke for her. For them. I’ve been there. A past bride of mine has been there, as have so many others but it’s a pain that never truly goes away. You carry someone in your heart and that’s simply a part of life sometimes.
She had already ordered her bridal portraits but hadn’t opened them up immediately. A few days ago she texted me to say how in awe of them she was. I was so proud of her for opening those photos. That wasn’t an easy thing to do, but Brandi is a strong young woman. What further amazed me is that she gave her blessing for me to share her images with you all, and to tell a little about her story.
While we don’t always understand what God’s ultimate plan is for us, we know that there is light at the end of a tunnel. We know heartbreak, we know the loss of losing someone; the love of your life, a parent, your best friend. We have friends that help us through this. Who make us laugh when we feel like crying. Who say, come and let me take you out for some good old hot wings and beer 😉
Surround yourself in those people, and in happiness. At the same time, feel all of the feelings, cry when you need to cry, scream when you need to scream, laugh as much as possible and seize the day.
Brandi, you were once my bride, you turned into a friend long ago and I know one day you’ll be my bride again. I hold you dear to my heart. Until then, that sweet Daddy of yours that I’ve heard so many great things about is watching out for you, along with your aunt and your Mom from up above.
Love and Hugs.
Brandi will be selling this gorgeous dream of a dress. It was worn for the bridal portrait session. The information on the dress itself is below.
The dress maker is Essence of Australia, style number D1932 in blush. The original size was a 10 but was pulled in a good deal and is estimated to be a 6 or 8. If you’re interested in the dress reach out to me and I’ll put you in contact.
Venue: The Farmhouse
Makeup & Hair: Kiss & Makeup
This is my cousin Kristin, and alongside is her brand spanking new fiancé! I was so excited to hear about their upcoming nuptials and even more excited that they chose me as their wedding photographer! I was truly shocked, as they had their pick of so many amazing people they were looking into hiring.
Besides being extremely awesome posers for pictures, Kristin and Daniel enjoy cooking together, reading, politics and tending to their community garden. They are both mad smart and half the time I have to get a dictionary out to make sense of their social media posts!! 😀
I’m truly honored that I get to be the one to preserve their most precious day.
Love you both.
Hair & Makeup: Blush & Co., Cindy & Nathan
This March I was lucky enough to photograph Claire & Michael’s wedding at the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club. March had some serious rain but once again, my couple proved to be awesome!!
They exchanged vows among a friends and family and afterward, the rain let up for some wedding portraits so we lucked out!! I had so much fun capturing these two throughout their special day and especially on the dance floor 😉
Claire & Michael, I wish you year after year of good memories and happiness!
Venue: Texas Corinthian Yacht Club
Coordinator: KG Weddings & Events, Kathy Glass
Florist: Heavens Rain Floral Design
Cake: Fiona’s Bakery
Hair & Makeup: Hair by Yazz
Band: The Wild Now
Caterer: Texas Corinthian Yacht Club
DJ: Ben Phoenix
Photography: Eden Grey Photography
Let’s talk about these damn cherry blossoms.
Scott and I nearly lost our heads when this nor’easter hit the East coast. We had a specific weekend picked four months in advance that was the projected perfect time for peak season regarding the blossoms. In comes the heat. An unusually warm winter was bringing the peak TWO WEEKS EARLY!! What the…!!!! Then comes the freeze. Scott calls me in a fit. ‘Cherry blossoms or not, this sh*t is happening!!’, says the frazzled groom to be.
Then we have Lacy gabbing in our ears every. freaking. day. talking about the ‘dying blossoms’ and ‘brown flowers’ and ‘the freeze’. I tell you what-God was on our side. He new what a special gem of a person this girl was (even though you want to zip her mouth sometimes) and he gave us beautiful trees. They say this is one of the worst years for the trees. If they looked as pretty as they did when we were there, I can’t imagine what they look like at peak season on a good year.
So the whole week before the shoot, Lacy is driving me crazy asking if she should wear this or that, this or that. I just played it cool and finally said, ‘Dude, it’s just a couple of pictures. I think you’re overthinking this’. (sneaky sneaky)
Anyway, we board the plane, fly to D.C. and hit the ground. They get ready, all the while, Scott and I are exchanging evil grins. We had a code word and were aimlessly wandering around the Tidal Basin taking shots here and there, looking for good spots that didn’t have a cluster of people. Almost nonexistent. Almost.
We finally found a group of trees filled with deep pink blossoms, and without a crowd!! Scott proceeds to the code word, ‘I think this is a pretty *magical* spot, what do you think’, he asks me. I quickly agree and get into position. It was quiet, and there was an amazing breeze. It was as though we were the only ones there for a moment.
What was said between these two is unbeknownst to me, but the pictures tell the story. Then she turns to me as you can see below and said ‘and you knew! You’re really good at keeping secrets!!’
What I’m here to talk about is what happened after. It was one of the top ten, 24 hours of my life (and I’m pretty sure theirs, too)!
We walked around after the proposal over to the waters edge at the Jefferson Memorial and just took in the moment. The weather was so amazing. We proceeded to take selfies in front of the blooming trees and watch all of the obnoxious jr. high kids on their field trips acting awkward and it made us laugh.
We were starving so we finally got an Uber and the first thing Lacy does is pop her head into the front seat and say to the driver, ‘Can I just tell you something??’ She doesn’t wait for the answer, she just proceeds to squeal, ‘I’m engaged!! Like it literally just happened before we got in this car, and you’re the first person I’m telling!’ (Can’t you just see her doing this??)
We started at Cafe Milano in Georgetown with some seriously amazing Italian food. Scott surprised the two of us with a nice bottle of champagne to celebrate and it was sooo good. We continued with other drinks and eventually Scott and I took turns salivating over Lacy’s barely touched glass of champagne and helped her out!
The waiter surprised them with a sparkler dessert and another glass of champagne. We were all feeling pretty great by the time we left the restaurant. Partly from laughing at these three 50something year old men with thick New Jersey accents throwing out phrases like ‘.38 to my head’, ‘what was I gonna do’, ‘mob’ and ‘growin’ up in my naybahhood (neighborhood), you didn’t say nuttin’ about nuttin’ ‘. I’m pretty sure that if you have connections to organized crime, the number one rule is: You don’t talk about fight club.
We searched around for a few rooftop bars that people had told us about but they were all closed. It was only 11! We ran into these two chics who we met in passing and they joined our charade to find an open bar. We located our watering hole and proceeded to indulge in craft beer and fourth meal. We shut the house down and then it was time to navigate the walk back to our adorable little row house.
Just one problem, all of our phones were dead. All I gotta say is God bless GPS. Our blotto butts wandered for a good hour before I finally recognized something. We finally made it back to our house!
Every minute of that day is a day I could relive a thousand times. It was perfect.
Lacy & Scott, I love you both.