Kirsten and Colton were married under a gazebo during a brunch ceremony at Ella’s Garden on July 15th. I had been watching the radar because the weather app predicted showers and storms on the weekend of her wedding. Yeah, it couldn’t have been more wrong. There was barely a cloud in the sky on her (hot and humid) wedding day. Oh, good ol’ Texas summers.
The bright sun was rough on Colton’s light blue eyes but us brown eyed girls are a little tougher 😊. I try to avoid shooting at high noon whenever possible because the light isn’t soft or glowing. We found shade where we could, using the light colored pavement as one giant reflector, and luckily were able to sneak away right before their bubble send off for a few portraits after the sun fell a little lower in the sky. It was bright, and hot, but bearable in the shade. The rest of us were soaked with sweat but Kirsten still looked immaculate. I’m not quite sure how that’s possible. Great genes? Awesome setting spray? Bridal Voodoo?
Kirsten and I shot her bridals a few months earlier at my favorite place in Houston- Brazos Bend State Park. I love doing bridals before the wedding because then I get a sneak peek at the dress! The gorgeous live oaks and glowing sunset at Brazos Bend were the perfect backdrop for her timeless lace dress. One cool thing about our session was the second dress she wore. This is the dress was her mother’s wedding dress! Later, at the wedding, Kirsten gave her mom a framed set of the images in both her white dress and her mother’s heirloom dress. It was such a sweet touch.
Kirsten’s bridal gown: Davids Bridal
Florals & Decor: TR Florals & Decor
Bride’s Shoes: Macys
Groom’s Suit: AI’s Formal Wear
Bridesmaids Dreses: David’s Bridal
Cake: Bavarian Bakery
Venue: Ella’s Garden in Tomball
” Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.” Kahlil Gibran