Alison + Brent met at Texas A&M University and the rest is history! Their photographer, Jennifer Weems Photography, shared their fun outdoor engagement session with us. We love the way the colors pop in each photo. The couple live in Houston and plan to marry this fall in Bryan, Texas. Congratulations to this adorable couple!
Photographer: Jennifer Weems Photography / Location: Round Rock Park / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Ashley + Christopher had their springtime engagement session in Montgomery, Texas and chose Photography by Niki, one of our featured vendors, as their photographer. This session captures all the beauty of spring - the outdoors, flowers in bloom and a natural setting. The couple will be married this December at The Woodlands United Methodist Church with a reception at Amber Springs. We can't wait to catch up with this couple then!
The photo session of Lacey + Zach is sure to inspire! We love the bright colors, country backdrop and use of props in each photo, taken by the lovely Photography by Niki. Great ideas for your summertime, outdoor engagement shoot.
We love when photographers send us styled engagement shoots! Colton + Rachel were totally game when their photographer, Amie Reinholz, suggested a photo shoot loosely inspired by the movie The Notebook and that era. The session was shot in Montgomery at Forever Faithful Ministries horse ranch. Rachel's makeup + hair was styled by Anna DeLong at Salons at the Lake. The looks, the props, the location - it is all so perfect!
If you're obsessed with The Notebook like we are, you will remember the love story of Allie and Noah. Similar to how those two fell in love, Colton + Rachel's story is its own romantic comedy. The couple met through mutual friends and Colton was immediately smitten with Rachel. According to Rachel, he started "bothering" her all the time until finally he gave her a nickname she thought was cute and Rachel decided to give Colton a chance. They have been together ever since and are "obsessed with each other". The couple are getting married this July at Ashelynn Manor. We will be sure to follow this love story!
Photographer: Amie Reinholz Photography / Location: Forever Faithful Ministries / Makeup + Hair: Anna DeLong at Salons at the Lake
The engagement session of Rachel + Jay which took place in College Station and Bryan, Texas is simply adorable. The couple had a blast at each location - from the coffee shop to the carnival - with their photographer, the lovely Niki of Photography by Niki!
To see more from this shoot, visit the Photography by Niki blog. Photography by Niki is also one of our featured vendors. You can view her listing in our Vendor Guide here.
Happy St. Patty's Day weekend! Before we share our green wedding ideas with you, which we call our "Lucky in Love" inspiration board, we just had to post this lovely outdoor engagement session with everyone. That beautiful sunshine. Those outfits. We love everything about this South Texas session by Jackie Ray Photography.
Green Wedding Inspiration
Our Lucky in Love inspiration board features our green wedding favorites, in honor of St. Patrick's Day. We just love green wedding flowers and with a green theme, there are so many floral choices. Those mismatched bridesmaid dresses are also one of our faves. A color combo we love? Green and gold. We would totally plan a St. Patty's Day inspired wedding!
Click on image to expand inspiration board.
Top Left: Celladora Photography, Middle Left: Bella Grace Flowers, Bottom Left: Simpli Photography; Middle: Elizabeth Anne Designs; Top Right: Red Photo Co., Bottom Right: Mary Sandy Photography
"May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go."
We've had so many wonderful vendors become apart of our Vendor Guide lately and we wanted to share a few of them with you to help you along with your wedding planning. Check out Event Solutions for a full-service wedding planner that will coordinate the wedding of your dreams! We recommend Photography by Niki if you are looking for a wedding photographer. She's a pleasure to work with! If you're looking for a cute Etsy shop to find those perfect reception accessories and paper goods, look no further than Go Against the Grain. Be sure to check out all our lovely vendors and don't forget to tell them Woodlands Bride sent you!
Be sure to check out yesterday's guest post + giveaway by Rose is a Rose Designs. They are giving away $110 worth of groom + ring bearer attire (ties & suspenders!) Check out their 2013 wedding fashion favorites and enter to win before end of business Monday!
Dana + Dave wanted their engagement session to include all the things they love most about the outdoors so they planned a camping-themed session and chose Heather Rice Photography to shoot their outdoor adventure. The couple brought along camping supplies and put together a make-shift tent, complete with lanterns, cowboy boots, flowers and of course, S'mores. How adorable and fun!
Although this DIY engagement shoot was taken in Florida, we know a place or two around The Woodlands that would make for the perfect backdrop for a similar rustic-style engagement shoot. And there's tons of inspiration in this photo session!
Happy Friday! Woodlands Bride has been very busy this week getting ready for the Dream Weddings Bridal Show on Sunday. But, we're never too busy to put together some Friday Favorites to jump start your wedding planning weekend.
I love everything about living in The Woodlands and one thing I never tire of seeing is the beautiful landscape. If I could do my wedding over again, which I dream about doing almost every day, I would most definitely take my engagement photos outside, in the middle of nature, maybe under a big tree or surrounded by natural elements. So naturally, I fell in love with the local engagement session of Chelsea + Kevin, taken by Katie Lamb Photography and captured in a mossy, wooded area just outside of Houston. And that gorgeous sunlight streaming through the trees... Wooded Bliss. Props to the photog for these beautiful pieces of art!
Photographer: Katie Lamb Photography
If this nature-inspired shoot makes you smile like it does us, here's some more wedding inspiration to smile about. You can create your whole wedding around the "Natural Elements" theme. Here's an inspiration board of our favorite finds to get you started + where to find each one.
1. Burnished Organza Gown by Fleur Wood for BHLDN, $1,400
2. Escort Cards on Clothes Line Idea from Etsy Wedding Team
3. Freebie: Printable Table Numbers with Hand-Drawn Foliage Illustrations via Hey Look
4. Freebie: Printable Watercolor Save the Date via Elizabeth Anne Designs
5. Tree Slab Cake Stand via Etsy, $25
6. Outdoor Firefly Lantern via Etsy, $25
7. Nature-inspired bouquet via Elizabeth Anne Designs
Save The Date
Our very first Venue Toast and Tour will be here soon. Mark your calendar for March 28 and get your tickets now to enjoy this fun evening. Tickets are $25; register now and get a swag bag full of freebies!
About the event: In luxurious accommodations from Lone Star Limo, you + one guest will tour four very different wedding venues in Montgomery County: Hodge Podge Lodge, Waterpoint, Heather's Glen and Walden on Lake Conroe. Enjoy cocktails + tasty treats at each stop and mingle with industry professionals - including photographers, caterers, florists, dessert specialists, décor and rental suppliers - in a party-like, laid-back environment. Get all the details here.
Since today is President's Day, we just had to post a little something patriotic. This 1940's inspired red, white + blue shoot by the lovely Kasey Lynn Photography adds the perfect old-time twist to Cayley + Kevin's engagement photos. We love that Kevin chose to wear his Navy uniform and Cayley's vintage hairdo by Kat's Meow Salon in Houston is so glam! This local couple chose Historic Downtown Galveston as their backdrop. A perfect fit for the look they were going for!
Which of these gorgeous photos inspires you most? We'd love to know in the comment section!
Photographer: Kasey Lynn Photography / Hair Stylist: Kat's Meow Salon / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Altogether now: "Take Me Out to The Ballgame, Take Me Out to the Crowd..." I'm a baseball-lovin' girl myself and so Amanda + Sean's engagement pictures by the amazing husband and wife duo of R & K Photography taken at the Texas Rangers stadium have stolen my heart.