What a beautiful day for a Wedding! This was such a treat…I met Mandy & Robert when a mutual friend referred them to me for their wedding photography services. As it turns out, we did our planning by phone and emails, and didn’t manage to meet in person until I knocked on the hotel room door where Mandy and her best friends were getting ready. I was so excited…I had read their wedding blog and felt like I knew them already, though they were even nicer in person!…
Above: See those adorable grey flats? I want them! Too bad they are kid-size (they belong to the Jr. Bridesmaid, above).
Below: Mandy had these robes made for her Bridesmaids, with the Wedding Date on the backs. She said she envisioned them doing “Rocky”-like poses in them, so here they are…Don’t they look fierce?
Above: I loved these clever, personalized glasses that the girls were drinking out of. I found something similar online (though I suspect you could make them with chalkboard paint too).
Above: This sounds like a funny thing to say, but I really liked Mandy’s garter. It looks so soft and comfortable. It’s from Victoria’s Secret.
And I LOVED her cage-bird veil…So beautiful! Put in place here by her expert hair-stylist, Abigail Mosqueda (if you are getting married in Houston, TX, you should look her up!).
Below: We had very little time here, but this cute little settee looked like the perfect place for a gorgeous, vintage-style Bride to recline…
Below: Here she is with her best buds and makeup/hair stylists! Ready for the Big Celebration!!
Just down the street, at the Courtyard on St. James, Robert and his Groomsmen were anxiously waiting…
What a good-looking couple!
Below: We did some “normal” photos of the family and Wedding Party as well, but I couldn’t resist attempting something a la “Vanity Fair”, where people are in different little groupings, having their own conversations, and looking downright fabulous and too-cool-for-school…There are some funny ones, but here is one of my favorites.
On to the Reception!…
Above: Mandy & Robert met & started dating, but had to be long-distance for a little while. On their wedding blog they said that they would talk often, and play internet scrabble. I thought that would be a great idea for their ring shots (and a great excuse to buy myself a new Scrabble game)!
(Note: The cropping is funny in the second, in an effort to mask their last name, for privacy’s sake.)
Below: Can you tell how fun this party was? Mandy & Robert are very popular indeed…
…And all of their family & friends seem to be great dancers!
Time for the Tosses!
Below: Did you know there is some song about flipping your hair around? Apparently it’s really popular, and it’s by the daughter of Jada & Will Smith. Well, I didn’t know until this song came on and everyone started doing this….(Very impressive, by the way…I think I would fall over if I tried!)
And the “Send-Off” was done on the dance floor, with flower petals. I thought it was a great idea (Mandy was full of great ideas, actually!). I hope to go back and make these last three images “flash” back and forth so that it looks like the petals are in motion. Maybe I’ll get my “IT Guy” (i.e. Husband) to help me get that going. In the meantime, look how fun they are…
Well, my wonderful assistant & I had a fabulous time at this Wedding. The Wedding Party was so incredibly sweet, the wedding details were so stylish, and the Bride & Groom were so classy, energetic, and sincere. Oh, and the dancefloor was always full…I learned a lot of moves from even the youngest kids out there!
Congratulations again, Mandy & Robert!