I’m going through our archives and posting more weddings that we did not put on the blog last year. It is so much fun to look through the weddings! Lots more to come over the next few weeks from different shoots that we didn’t post here before!
Brooke & Nathan were married last fall at the amazing & gorgeous Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston, Texas. Elaine was still out due to her scooter accident, so Marc Brubaker joined me for the day. It was beautiful! We could not have asked for a nicer day!
Marc spent the time before the wedding with Nathan as he got ready, and captured some great images! Seems the guys found some light reading to keep themselves entertained.
Meanwhile, I started out with Brooke & her bridesmaids at the Magnolia Hotel across the street from Christ Church, and then we moved on to the church for her to get dressed and finish getting ready. She had one of the most beautiful dresses I’ve ever seen – it was so perfectly Brooke! Her flowers were stunning, and everyone just looked so wonderful!
I have to say, Christ Church Cathedral is one of the most stunning & gorgeous churches in all of Houston! However, as a wedding is sacred event and should be respected as such, they ask all guests to put away their cameras and take absolutely no photos during the ceremony. They also only allow professional photographers to take 2-3 images during the ceremony. The church coordinators tell the photographer exactly where they can photograph from, and even sit with the photographer to make sure that is all they take. Talk about pressure to get THE shot! I spent minutes before the kiss making sure I had every single setting set up and ready for the tricky lighting, I had the shot framed, I was ready – and I love the result!
Love this shot that Marc got of the flowergirl getting a lipgloss touch-up. The little girls were so cute!
Brooke & Nathan reserved the Rev Eco-Shuttles to help move people from the wedding at Christ Church Cathedral to the reception at the Plaza Club at One Shell on the other side of downtown Houston. Such a cool idea!
Thank you again to Brooke & Nathan for letting us be a part of your wonderful wedding day! Be sure to check out the photographs from theirwedding reception!
All the details!
Brooke’s Dress – Tomasina, purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue (right before they closed the bridal shop!)
Shoes: Brucette’s on San Felipe and Post Oak
Bridesmaid Dresses – Ventura’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Clutch: IMH Designs
Nathan’s Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair Stylist: Isabel Maples at Figaro Salon & Spa
Makeup: Kristi Darnold – (281) 224-9696
Church: Christ Church Cathedral
Getting Ready & Wedding Night Hotel: Magnolia Hotel
Reception Venue, Catering & Desserts: The Downtown Club at the Plaza Club – One Shell (Brooke added, “Jason Bailey, the coordinator there is the BEST in the business. Love him!”)
Reception Centerpieces: Jerry Mason Flowers, (713) 528-6466. (From Brooke, “He did such a great job on the flowers and the price was extremely reasonable.”)
Cake: Cakes by Gina
Invitations & Paper Goods: Endearing Letters by Megan Fath; Megan formatted the menus and place cards as well and Brooke printed them herself at home on cardstock. Brooke designed the Candy Bar cards.
Guestbook: Christine Tremoulet Photography
Candy Bar: Glass containers from Tuesday Morning, Baci candy from Phonecia, M&M’s sorted by Brooke from Halloween candy, Hershey’s kisses also Halloween candy, Chocolate Mints from HEB bulk candy section.
Transportation: REV Shuttle (Eco-Friendly!)