Cute-as-a-button-Kristen married her High School sweetheart, Sam last month at the Spring’s Event Venues in The Woodlands on a gorgeous sunny day. A few months earlier we shot her bridal portraits at the Oak Atelier in Conroe, one of my favorite places in Houston. We recommend that all of our brides book bridal portrait sessions because every bride needs beautiful photos of her in her dream gown. But so much can happen on the wedding day to cut down our portrait time! It could rain, it could be too hot or cold that she doesn’t want to be outside, the hair and make up team can run late, the ceremony could run long, the bride could be sick, the groom could be tired. Bridal portraits are a great insurance policy. They can be done before or after the wedding and with or without the groom! You’re spending so much time (and money!!!) picking out the perfect dress, so why should you only get to wear it once???
Kristen decorated her reception with large canvas prints from her bridal session, which was the perfect, personal touch and it made me so happy to hear her guests “oohing” and “ahhing” over them!
Her gown from Ventura’s Bridal was one of my all time favorites. I love the detail, texture, and color. HEB florals created both her bridal portrait and wedding day bouquets. Kristen’s baby blue flats match our brand colors so we had so much fun shooting them with her other details.
Bridal Portrait Venue: The Oak Atelier
Wedding Venue: The Springs Wedding Venues in The Woodlands
Dress: Ventura’s Bridal (Justin Alexander is designer)
Veil: Etsy (VeilsforBrides)
Engagement ring: Samuels Jewelers
Wedding band: Kay Jewelers
Necklace and earrings: Etsy (cassandralynne)
Flowers: HEB Magnolia
Hair stylist and Makeup artist: Mirror Mirror Beauty Studio
Blue Shoes: Seychelles (from nordstrom)
Grooms Suit: Mens Wearhouse
Bridesmaids Dresses: Sukis Bridal and Formal (Morilee is designer)
Cake: HEB Magnolia
Dj: RoyMCProductions (Roy McQuade)
” There is hardly a more gracious gift that we can offer somebody than to accept them fully, to love them almost despite themselves.” Elizabeth Gilbert