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Golden Hour Garden Engagement Session from Tiny Mum Photography

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With the sun peeking through the trees at Discovery Green and the sweetest couple so completely in love, this golden hour garden engagement session truly makes us smile! Tiny Mum Photography captured Jhoana and Donald as they casually strolled through the park, hand-in-hand, resulting in intimate, emotional images that capture the tenderness of their relationship so beautifully. This sweet couple met on Tinder, in fact, and made things official on a deserted stretch of beach in Hawaii. Be sure to read the precious proposal story below, as told by the groom! Cheers to a special couple finding their perfect love!

Photos // Tiny Mum Photography

The proposal story, from the groom’s perspective: “We started off the night with dinner on the beach at a restaurant just down the road from our hotel.  Before we left, I placed the ring in my backpack, as well as my camera.  I rarely carried my backpack or took pictures, but she didn’t seem too suspicious at the time, so I counted that as a win.  It was our third night in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and we were doing our best to find the most scenic restaurant views. The two of us enjoyed a relaxing dinner accompanied by some island music and tropical drinks. After dinner, I suggested that we take a walk down the road to the beach.  I rehearsed what I was going to say over and over in my head as we traveled down the street.  We reached the beach just as the sun finished setting, leaving us with just the moonlight to illuminate each other. I led her to find the perfect stretch of beach. After turning down a couple of spots that did not seem picturesque enough for the moment I envisioned, we arrived at a private, wide open stretch of beach. For a brief moment, we stood together in silence looking out over the ocean and listening to the waves crash against the rocks.  I walked away from the water and sat on a beach chair to get the ring out of my backpack. She continued to watch the waves. My hands were shaky and fumbling as I searched through my bag in the dark. She looked back to see what I was doing, and I acted innocent as if I was just resting for a second. Once I had the ring box in my hand, I placed it in my pocket and walked back to join my soon-to-be fiancé.

“I put my arm around her and told her that I loved her. My heart began to pound as the moment approached. We had recently been discussing some of the firsts she had experienced on this trip, such as new foods, so I took a deep breath and told her that I had one more first for her. Next, I got down on one knee and pulled out the ring box. Of course, my mind went blank in the midst of the adrenaline rush, and I couldn’t remember any of the speech I rehearsed. My voice shaking, I managed to tell her how important she was to me, how much I loved her, and how I wished to spend the rest of my life with her. After I asked her to marry me, she wrapped her arms around and me and began crying tears of joy. Instead of saying yes as I anticipated, she repeated, ‘Are you sure, are you sure?’ After reassuring her that there was no doubt in my mind, she jokingly told me that she hated me, in between sobs.  She was not fond of surprises, and this was the biggest surprise of all. Once the emotions had settled down, I gently reminded her that she had not actually answered my question or looked at the ring. We both laughed. She told me that she would of course marry me, and then I placed the ring on her finger. It wasn’t exactly a proposal fit for a movie script, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. We hugged and kissed and again watched the waves in silence. After taking in the moment on the beach, we walked back to the hotel, hand in hand, to drink champagne and call our loved ones, capping off a night neither of us would ever forget.”

Ask the Expert – Q&A with Houston Wedding Photographer Kasey Lynn Photography

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Photography… the gateway to a peek in history. Your history. And for that, you’ll want to be certain you’re hiring the right photographer for your wedding day! Kasey Greenfield of Kasey Lynn Photography is sharing the very best advice on how to ensure you get exactly what you want in a photographer in our Q&A below. Read on for her awesome tips!

Ask the Expert – Q&A with Houston Wedding Photographer Kasey Lynn Photography

Photo // Kasey Lynn Photography

What do you find most inspiring when it comes to wedding photographs?

Our couples and their stories! As a photographer, we are there to capture the day as it unfolds and help document it not only for your own memories, but for your future children and grandchildren. I’m always amazed that the photos we capture are essentially what you will show future generations and are images that you will hopefully keep close to your heart. We want to make sure your story is told in a way that is genuine and beautiful.

What do you think is the most important thing to look at when selecting a wedding photographer?

Style! There are so many options for photographers.  Make sure you choose someone who’s style you love. Ask to see full wedding galleries from venues that have similar lighting as yours so you have a good idea of what to expect and how your photographer handles different lighting situations.

What photography trends are you loving in 2019?

This might not be the popular answer, but we love keeping things classic. Trends go in and out of style, and it’s always our goal that in 10+ years your photos won’t look dated or out of style!

What advice do you give to couples when deciding on their wedding photographer?

Make sure you trust your photographer.  Trust their vision, their style… trust their expertise when they advise on something. It helps both us and you get the best photos possible on your wedding day!


Special thanks to Kasey for sharing her advice with us today! To get in touch with Kasey Lynn Photography, you can message her directly from her Brides of Houston profile here.

Grace and Glamour: A Black Tie Affair

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While each issue we are so excited to reveal the all-new cover, we are equally thrilled to debut our highly anticipated fashion editorial! After months of planning, our team and a handful of Houston’s elite wedding pros set up camp at The Creative Chateau to create Grace and Glamour: A Black Tie Affair. Featuring bridal looks for the classic bride, we styled timeless and fashion forward gowns from our favorite local Houston bridal boutiques, fit for an A-list soirée. Minimalism meets romance as Sunkissed & Made Upexecuted the most gorgeous hair and makeup looks for each body-hugging and ball gown silhouette. The groom was the perfect match for his bride wearing the most dapper tuxedos along with a classic watch and wedding ring from Uptown Diamond. The bride’s jewels were just as luxe as his, from her sapphire drop earrings to the nickel-sized diamond engagement rings, also from Uptown Diamond. Not only did Bramble & Bee create the most stunning neutral-tone bouquet for our bride to carry, but she constructed a variety of jaw-dropping floral installations throughout the venue using garden roses, roses, peonies, ranunculus, scabiosa and narcissus. We’re obsessed! Scroll through to see each incredible look captured by Kelli Durham, and be sure to watch the behind-the-scenes video from Reverent Wedding Films at the bottom. Cheers to another phenomenal issue!

Photos // Kelli Durham

Video // Reverent Wedding Films

Look 1: Pronovias from The Princess Bridal

Look 2: Oksana Mukha Heaven from Love and Lace Bridal Boutique

Look 3: Hayley Paige from Brickhouse Bridal

Look 4: Tara LaTour from Unbridaled

Look 5: Aire Barcelona from Houston Bridal Gallery

Look 6: Lian Rockman from Stephen Grace Atelier

Look 7: Noya by Riki Dalal from Belle Âme Bridal

Top 10 Houston Wedding Scenes of 2018

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Happy 2019! We’re ringing in the new year by rounding up the top Houston wedding scenes of last year. We saw so much gorgeousness ranging in styles throughout 2018; it was hard to choose only ten weddings to share! Nonetheless, we were so impressed with the weddings that graced the pages of our inaugural Brides of Houston issue and cannot wait to see what 2019 has in store. Take a look back at the top Houston wedding scenes of 2018 (in no particular order) and be sure to check out the talented vendors who made these looks come to life! Cheers!

Boho Parisian Reception

top 10 houston wedding scenes of 2018

LG Entertainment | Two Be Wed | Mibellarosa | Sam Hugh Photography

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A Lounge in Bloom

top 10 houston wedding scenes of 2018

Kelli Durham Photography | The Clubs at Houston Oaks

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Circular Altar

top 10 houston wedding scenes of 2018

Flower Vibes |  Joseph West Photography

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Luxe Modern Head Table

Flora + Eventi | Joseph West Photography

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Colorful Fiesta

Little Coterie | Awake Photography

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Organic Altar

Alyssa Meeks Events | Bramble & Bee | The Clubs at Houston Oaks | AB Motion Video+Photo

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Comfortable and Contemporary

Two Be Wed | Flora & Eventi | Nancy Aidee Photography

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Rustic Fall Reception

top 10 houston wedding scenes of 2018

EB Inc Event Rentals | Flower Vibes | Daniel Colvin Photography

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Organic Glamour

Chancey Charm Weddings | Kati Hewitt Photography | Flora & Fauna | Reverent Wedding Films | Bonjour BrigadeiroThe Clubs at Houston Oaks

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Intimate Urban Garden

Jennifer Laura Design | Josh and Dana Fernandez | Hey Lovely 

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Halloween Hues: Scary Good Fall Wedding Inspiration

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The end of October is upon us and while we love a festive holiday, we especially love festive weddings! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite fall wedding scenes featuring Halloween hues for some scary good inspiration! Whether your style is more dark and moody or bright and cheery, these autumn-inspired scenes from Houston weddings will get you thinking about fall weddings in a whole new way. Don’t forget to Pin your favorite looks and head to our Pinterest page for even more fall wedding inspo. Happy Halloween!

halloween hues fall wedding inspiration

Alyssa Meeks Events | Hughes Manor | Jenny King Photography

halloween hues fall wedding inspiration

Shelby Elizabeth Cakes

halloween hues fall wedding inspiration

Bella Luna Bridal & Occasions | Brickhouse Bridal | Meeker Pictures|  F. Dellit Designs | The Meekermark

 

halloween hues fall wedding inspiration

Flora & Eventi | Two Be Wed | Brickhouse Bridal | Nancy Aidee Photography

halloween hues fall wedding inspiration

Brickhouse Bridal | Joseph West Photography

halloween hues fall wedding inspiration

Dreams and Nostalgia | The Vine | Breanna McKendrick Photo