I still remember the first time I heard from Kelly. I was in Mexico for Jose Villa’s workshop, and I had read her email on my iPhone. Something about her message just touched me. I knew. I knew I wanted to get to know her & Ted better. Plus I squealed when I read that her ceremony was at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Growing up in Illinois, I have a special fondness for older Catholic churches, and Holy Rosary is among the best in Houston for the architecture!

Kelly & I exchanged emails, and then when we talked on the phone, it just clicked. She made me laugh. I knew that they were just a super special couple. We had so much fun at their engagement session last summer at CoffeeGroundz and in the area surrounding it. I knew then that their wedding day would be filled with laughter and joy! I was right – you could just feel how much their families love them. How much they all love each other. How hysterically funny they all are. I just could go on and on about them all! Kelly was so relaxed the whole time – everyone had such a blast!

Elaine had to miss out on their wedding thanks to her scooter accident the month before, so Marc came along to work with me. I love working with him! (But we missed Elaine!)

We started off at the hair salon, and then went to Kelly’s parent’s house for the women to get ready. There was lots of hairspray & makeup. Oh, and false eyelashes. I learned that day just how important false eyelashes are – they make every woman gorgeous!

(Don’t forget to check out the second part of the day, their ceremony at Holy Rosary!)


Ted had arranged to have a special gift delivered to Kelly – a very special, sparkly gift!

Kelly’s sister was upstairs getting ready while Kelly was downstairs getting dressed. This is possibly the BEST reaction EVER — Kelly’s sister could not believe just how incredible she looked!

Then her Dad got to see her for the first time in her wedding dress. So sweet!

Then we were off to Holy Rosary! I found Ted’s father waiting inside the church. (Yes, that light made me swoon a little bit.)

Marc was with the guys while I was with the women.


Next up, part 2 – the Ceremony! You can see Kelly’s review of our work on Wedding Wire as well!

Getting married in Houston? We’d love to work with you! Contact us and we’ll talk!

Ceremony Venue: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Houston Texas – Contact: Cissy Duane
Reception Venue: The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center
Makeup Artist: Alyssa Rodriguez, MAC Galleria
Hair: Salon Matos – Stylist: Mackenzie Highland
Bride’s Dress: Jasmine Couture Bridal from Ventura’s Bridal Salon – Associate: Estella
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Dillard’s
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: Calvin Klein from Men’s Warehouse
Invitations & Paper Goods: Created by Kelly & her father; Paper from PaperandMore.com
Officiant: Father Clint – St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Florist: Tenilles Design Boutique – Owner: Tawyna
Cake: Woodlands Resort
String Quartet: Divisi Stings – Contact: Shelli Matthews
Ice Sculpture: Ice Designs
Cigar Roller: SF Dominicana Cigars
Mariachi Band: Mariachi Girabald – phone 832-785-6169

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