Elaine & Dana have worked together for a few years, so we were so excited to be a part of Dana & Kievin’s wedding plans! We changed things up a bit for their wedding – Elaine did their engagement session and Dana’s bridal portrait, and the day of the wedding she stayed with Dana while she got ready, and I hung out with Kievin and the groomsmen. I always say that it is so important to be comfortable with us on your wedding day – we want you to feel like you’re surrounded by friends. Well, friends with some really nice camera gear.
Since I hadn’t spent time with them before the wedding, it was such a cool experience watching them. Kievin is just an amazing, kind-hearted man. There were little things that weren’t going right that morning, and he was so concerned about making everything perfect for her. I told him it would all be ok, and that she wouldn’t mind. I tried to keep him laughing. Meanwhile, Dana was as cool as could be, and nothing phased her at all. Kievin was overwhelmed by his love for her, and you could just see him light up when he spotted her walking down the aisle.
It was such a wonderful ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, full of love and laughter – just the way that every wedding should be. I love Catholic Mass weddings!
Be sure to check out our post about Featured Vendor Petals by Design – the flowers were beautiful!
The reception after the ceremony was at Sambuca Restaurant in downtown Houston Texas, and it was the perfect setting for the elegant feel of the wedding! So beautiful with the rich fabrics and textures. I just love that place! There was a nice fruit buffet for the guests, followed by brunch with delicious omelets. After they ate, Dana & Kievin spent some time talking with all of their guests before the first dance, the toasts and throwing the bouquet. Then the dance floor was full, and everyone had a great time! It was so beautiful and such an incredibly fun day!
I love the candy bar that Dana put together – yet another way to bring the purple & grey of her theme into they day, plus it was a huge hit with everyone young & old! Elaine used a piece of the rock candy to show off their wedding rings – so adorable!
I have to add – we don’t see a lot of afternoon receptions in Houston, but I strongly recommend them! The guests just have such a great time when the wedding & reception is during the day. And from a photographer’s perspective, the light is amazing! Planning your wedding for 2010? Dare to be different and have an afternoon reception!
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