I’ve been anticipating Kayli and Jason’s wedding for some time now. When we got together a few weeks before the wedding, we discussed some ideas for their wedding that would make it really special and different – to match their engagement session with the Presidential heads earlier this year! We elected for me to meet the guys at Cutthroat Barbers on Washington Avenue the day before the wedding for coverage as they all got straight shaves, haircuts, and a little general pampering. It was such a fun time that produced some great images, capped off by one of the better prime rib sandwiches I’ve had at the nearby Laurenzo’s (thanks to Kayli’s dad for his generosity!).
The wedding and reception were a blast, complete with karaoke, an electric guitar groom’s cake for Jason (who plays bass in a local metal band), and a beautiful set up that only Rockefeller Hall can offer. The party was going right up until the last song, when Kayli and Jason exited to their car to be whisked off to their honeymoon in Hawaii. I had so much fun with these two in the days leading up to their wedding, and the big day was no different. Congrats to you both, and thanks so much!
Ethan and Neeta have been a very special couple to work with. Their cultures are different from one another’s, yet at their wedding, they melded perfectly in a spectacular show of color, love, and emotion. Their positive demeanor is contagious, as witnessed by the smiles, bear hugs and meandering stories by friends and family alike. Spending time with Neeta and her bridesmaids in the quiet respite of the hotel suite, soft golden sunlight pouring in through the sheer curtains is a vivid memory that I’ll remember for some time. I couldn’t be happier for these two, they deserve nothing but the best from their new life, which they share together. Congrats again to Ethan and Neeta!
Venue, Catering and Reception: Magnolia Hotel Houston
Makeup: Makeup by Andrea
Cake: Edible Designs by Jessie
Flowers: Prestige Events
Event Coordinator: Honeydew Events
Videography: A&A Video
Photo Booth: Memory Box
Mel and Maureen are two warm, genuine people. You can feel it in the way that they speak to and treat others, as well as each other. Mel has a quick smile that is contagious, and Maureen has a quiet calmness that makes her a pleasure to be around. I couldn’t wait to cover their nuptials after hearing that it would be a traditional Buddhist ceremony at the beautiful Avant Garden located in the artsy Montrose district here in Houston.
As expected, the ceremony was vastly different from anything I’ve covered before, which was very exciting. There were moments of chanting, special messages delivered by family and friends, and blessings brought forth by the couple. Being an intimate witness to a totally different culture’s ways is something that makes my job truly special, and I can only hope that more like this will come my way!
Congrats again to Mel and Maureen, and I’m so excited for the happiness you’ve found.
On to the photos!