We wrapped up Kelly & Ted’s wedding by heading out to The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center for a party that lasted late into the night! Marc Brubaker photographed the first half of the reception with me, and we were joined by my friend Virginia Beach wedding photographer Kelly Lee, who is originally from The Woodlands. She had come into town for a workshop later that week, and we’ve often talked about wanting to work together, so I invited her to join us. It was great having her!
Kelly & Ted’s reception started off with a cocktail hour outside of the Emerald Ballroom. When the time came, the guests were let in to a beautiful room, full of gorgeous details! There was an ice sculpture that was also used to chill the signature drinks, a mariachi band to perform, and a cigar roller as a special treat for Ted from Kelly. If you hire a band that plays country dance music expect high energy! There was dancing. LOTS of dancing.
It was such a fantastic party, that by the end, as Kelly’s aunt Julie pointed out in the comments on the Getting Ready post, it was like we had become a part of their “familia” – we were all having such a good time! I just adore them all!
This is what Kelly said review of our work on Wedding Wire:
When I started looking for photographers, Christine was at the top of my list (and price point). After meeting with a few other “less expensive” photographers I couldn’t help but want Christine – her work was amazing, and I wanted my wedding to be amazing. After debating over it for a few weeks I took the plunge and called Christine, letting her know my concerns, budget, ideas, etc. It was instant chemistry! She was able to work with me and get me everything I needed. Christine (and her team) made everyone very comfortable and made the day extremely enjoyable! My pics are AMAZING and I wish she could just follow me around to every big event to capture those cool shots!! I would highly reccomend her for any wedding event big or small. If you want to be relaxed and know that everything will be taken care of on your wedding day, Christine is it!
Thank you again, Kelly & Ted, along with your friends and family, for letting us be a part of your special day!
Getting married? We’d love to work with you! Contact us and we’ll talk!
Ted is a big fan of the New York Islanders, so this was the perfect Groom’s Cake! Photograph by Kelly Lee.
The Mariachi Band came in to perform while the guests were enjoying dinner, and Marc got this great shot.
Kelly got this shot of the cigar roller in action.
After Kelly’s father gave a toast, the dancing was in full swing! Photograph of Ted by Kelly Lee.
Photograph by Kelly Lee.
Cutting the wedding cake was easy, but I guess that last bit of cutting the groom’s cake was more difficult!
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