As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about Kelly & Ted’s Wedding, I adore Holy Rosary Catholic Church, just outside of downtown Houston. So many of the churches in Houston have a newer, more modern architecture – not surprising, as a lot of them were built after 1970. Holy Rosary has this solid feel to it. Comforting to me. Something about it just feels like home for me. It reminds me so much of the churches of my youth, growing up in Kankakee, Illinois and attending St. Patrick’s there.
While Kelly & Ted were getting ready, they kept talking about Father Clint. I caught the name because there used to be a Father Clint at Prince of Peace here in Houston. I went into the sanctuary to take photos of the building, and to look for their priest so I could clarify any rules they might have for us to follow during the ceremony — and when I entered the sacristy to introduce myself, I greeted him with “You ARE Father Clint!” He was amused, because I was stating the obvious of course – and I was delighted to discover that he was the same priest I had known years ago! I couldn’t help but laugh about his reaction. He is delightful as always, and if you’re ever looking for a priest to officiate your wedding ceremony, you should definitely contact him at St. Rose of Lima!
Divisi Strings provided the music for the ceremony, and the structure of the church seemed to make their beautiful music even more magical.
Kelly’s sister Marisa was just so excited to see her getting married to Ted, she was on the brink of tears behind her, and we didn’t want Kelly to see so that she wouldn’t cry as well!
Marc got this great photo of Ted as Kelly first entered the church with her father, along with the photo on the left below. Meanwhile, Cissy, the church coordinator, graciously let me go up into the choir loft so I could get overhead images of Kelly & her father entering the sanctuary.
Father Clint gave a very funny and sweet homily, talking about getting to know Kelly & Ted. Marc captured both the image above & below.
The presentation of the madrina de arras and the lazo by the sponsors is always a touching moment. Marc’s photo below on the left.
Another one of Marc’s photographs, Father Clint blessing their marriage vows.
I love those moments right after the ceremony, as the guests come flooding out, so excited for the couple! Everyone wants to hug them and wish them well. We don’t see a lot of receiving lines in Houston, but maybe it is a tradition that needs to come back? The photo on the right above and the one below are Marc’s.
After the family photographs at the altar, we went into the courtyard with its incredible light to take some more fun photographs!
Tomorrow, photographs from their reception at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center! You can see Kelly’s review of our work on Wedding Wire as well!
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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