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Brooke + Ben’s Wedding Featured on B. Loved

 

We don’t have favorites when it comes to weddings, but I think it is safe to say that if we fell into a Groundhog day scenario and had to relive and re-photograph Brooke and Ben’s wedding day over and over again, we would be just fine with it. And I guess our favorite international blog, B. Loved Blog agreed, because they featured Brooke + Ben’s beautiful outdoor Houston wedding today!

 

 

Brooke & Ben are exceptional human beings. They are kind, humble, and treat each person they meet with the utmost respect. Ryan and I were just a small part of the incredible vendor team they included in their wedding at The Carriage House, and Brooke and Ben treated each of us like a part of their family. We are truly grateful to have captured every moment of their day, and every detail that was so thoughtfully planned.

You can see the full feature here and you can scroll down to see some of our favorite images and moments from the day, as well as the incredible vendor team, spearheaded by Houston Wedding Planner, Garnished Event, that made it all happen!

We love the outdoor ceremony space at The Carriage House. The greenery arch is a staple, which makes your whole ceremony space look lush and beautiful. 

Cocktail hour included french fries, sliders, and a specialty Bridal Cocktail; all of which is SO Brooke & Ben. 

There was not a dry eye in the house during Brooke and Ben’s first look out on the Carriage House patio. <3 

Brooke’s grandmother, who was an integral part of the planning process, passed away just a few weeks prior to the wedding. Brooke included some of the sweetest details, including wearing her vintage rings and having a space saved for her at the ceremony. Without a doubt, she was there with us. 

The Ginger Snap Photo Camper is always a win. And how gorgeous are these greenery and floral church pew arrangements? 

Mary from Gypsy Blooms blew the wedding florals out of the water. Brooke and Ben had a floral hanging installation in their greenery ceremony arch. And the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets were absolutely to die for. And boutonnieres are often overlooked, but these were absolute perfection so I had to include an image of them below! 

Wedding Planner: Garnished Event
Wedding Venue: The Carriage House
Bride’s Dress: Brickhouse Bridal
Cakes: Whisk Bakery
Florals: Gypsy Blooms
Catering: Cafe Natalie
Linens + Rentals: Artistique Events
Hair and Make-up: Sunkissed and Madeup
Photobooth: Gingersnap Photo Camper

Fine Art Boudoir Photography Featured on Style Me Pretty

“She instills grace in every common thing and divinity in every careless gesture.”
-Edmond Rostand

Bridal Boudoir Photography by Houston Wedding Photographer Smith House Photography at Olde Dobbin Station

A few weeks ago we teamed up with a few of our favorite Houston Wedding Vendors to write an article on Style Me Pretty: 3 Reasons to Combine Your Bridal + Boudoir Sessions

This was an especially exciting blog post for me to contribute to, because I LOVE bridal portraits AND I love classy, soft, and feminine boudoir images. But often our brides feel the need to chose between one or the other. Whether it is because busy schedules don’t allow two shooting days on the calendar, or because wedding budgets don’t allow for two portrait sessions, two bridal bouquets, two hair and make-up appointments, etc. our brides are often playing rock paper scissors to decide BRIDAL portraits OR BOUDOIR photography?

But truly, shooting them together is a win all around! Your hair and make-up is already absolute perfection, you are already at a beautiful venue, and your gorgeous bridal bouquet gets to be shown off twice as much! And thats just the tip of the iceberg! Hop over to our feature on Style Me Pretty and read the in-depth reasons we think you should shoot your bridal and boudoir photography on the same day! And of course, on Style Me Pretty and by scrolling down below, you can see a handful of our favorite images from Katarina’s boudoir session at Olde Dobbin Station!

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Vendor Love

Venue: Olde Dobbin Station
Florals + Event Design: Mibellarosa Designs
Hair and Make-up Artist: Hey Lovely
Bridal Robe + Lingerie: Girl With a Serious Dream
Love Letter Calligraphy: Camel & Birdie

 

How beautiful is this side-braided bridal hair-style by Hey Lovely? We love how the loose braid flows into Katarina’s soft curls! We also love this was a transitional hair-style! Katarina started with her hair pinned up, and then transitioned into her curls down on her shoulder part way through our boudoir photography session!

Bridal Boudoir Photography by Houston Wedding Photographer Smith House Photography at Olde Dobbin Station