July 29, 2019
Details shots of the wedding's stationary and the ballroom wedding dress.
Grandma eagerly looks out a window waiting for the day to start.
Two portrait shots of bridesmaids getting ready for the wedding.
Groom reads a sweet note written by Elaine as he gets ready.
Bride, Elaine, Gets her makeup done in a very rustic home.
A beautiful portrait shot of Elaine getting her makeup done.
Two groomsmen pass the time by paying a game of chess.
All of Elaine's bridesmaids gather for a group photo in their blue and white satin robes.
Dan poses for portraits as his look is completed.
Bride gives a warm hug to her grandma in this black and white photo.
Elaine laughs with her new son as she gives him a gift and he lays on her lap.
The little boy peaks his head into the church.
The ring bearer walks down the aisle as all of the guests smile at him.
Elaine walks with her dad down the aisle towards her new husband.
Dan's son gives a big yawn as they stand at the altar.
The couple shares their first kiss as newly-weds!
Elaine and Dan walk down the aisle for the first time as a married couple.
The couple raises their hand in celebration as they leave the church.
Dan helps his wife down the stairs by holding her hand.
Bride and groom portraits.
Elaine sits intimately near Dan as they gaze into each others eyes.
Two vertical portraits of the couple outside of the church.
A cute photo of the couple kissing in a vintage white car with red leather seats.
Solo shot of the bride sitting in a vintage car.
The dining area is lined with blue clothed tables in a old southern style home.
A wide angle photo of the newly-weds outside of their venue.
Dan leads Elaine in their first dance.
The couple shares a kiss on the dance floor in front of their guests.
Elaine dances with her new official son.
Wide angle shot of the dimly lit backyard reception and dance party.
Bride and groom are hand in hand as they cut their all white wedding cake.
The jazz band gets the guests dancing at the reception.
Ring bearer is relieved to be showing off his dance moves at the reception.
Elaine and Dan kiss as toasts are given.
Elaine hold up her champagne glass in celebration.
Guests grab their partner and dance the night away.
Photo of a guest dancing to the live band.
Bride drops it low in her ball gown wedding dress.
A guest looks excited as she dances for the camera.
Elaine and Dan exit through a line of sparklers held by their guests to end the night.

Q. How did you meet?
On Bumble! He tried to ask me out via text, but I held him to a higher standard and made him call me. Our first date started out as a total disaster, but obviously things ended up working themselves out! 🙂

Q. Tell me about the proposal?
We dolled ourselves up at The Dewberry hotel and strolled along the streets of Charleston, SC to dinner at The Peninsula Grill. We enjoyed our delicious dinner al fresco before Daniel faked me out with a “I’m going to use the restroom.” Instead, he turned and got on one knee and asked me to marry him! Couples all around us snapped photos to commemorate the special occasion. We were well-wished and went on to celebrate with French 75s back at The Dewberry.

Q. Name a few places that are special to you. This could be a vacation, a concert, something you enjoy doing together locally, etc. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy; just someplace you have made memories together.
-Discovery Green (park located across the street from our apartment building in downtown Houston). We love to chase Benjamin around and enjoy family time together there!
-Morton’s. We locked eyes over glasses of Angel’s Envy on our first date and have spent many more evenings there meeting for a drink and catching up from the work day.
-Any beach. Anywhere. We love to soak up the sun and be next to the water. We also love a great cocktail along with the view 🙂

Q. When you can do anything you want to do, what do you do?
-Spending time with our sweet Benjamin and watching him grow (playing at the park, taking him to the Houston Zoo, going to dinosaur exhibits).
-Day drinking with each other and hanging with friends in their backyard, playing with dogs and babies.

Q. What is your favorite music and/or songs that mean the most to you as a couple? A playlist of sorts would be great! And any stories are great too!
The Chainsmokers and any song that a teenage girl would like (i.e., Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, T-Swift, and anything “basic”).

Q. What are your (his and hers) favorite drinks when you are celebrating? Craft beer, wines, cocktails, bubbly?
Daniel loves his bourbon (Angel’s Envy, Woodford). I love a great French 75 (and my bourbon–I’m a KY girl, after all!)

Q. What are your favorites drinks for Sunday mornings? Special herbal teas? Love a particular coffee? Bloody Mary’s?
Daniel can’t survive without at least two cups of coffee to begin his day. We both love mimosas!

A special thanks to the vendor team:

Ceremony Venue: Trinity United Methodist Church

Venue: William Aiken House

Coordinator: Pearl Events Austin

Rentals: Ooh Events

Caterer: PPHG

Flowers: Framptons

Cake: PPHG

Videographer: Adam Siegel Films

Band: Emerald Empire Band

Stationary: Pink Champagne

Lighting: Ooh Events

Transportation: Low Country Valet