I’ve been extremely blessed to come across clients that are basically the most wonderful people on the Earth. Meg is a talented artist who hails from Canada, she created a Thumb Print Tree for her wedding guests and plans to frame and display in their new home! I’m waiting for a pic! John is an oil man who loves to make lists, lists, and more lists!
They held an intimate wedding ceremony at the Mansion by the Sea attended by close friends and family. Meg actually had two of her childhood guy friends serve as “BRIDESMEN.” This also marked the first time I was able to take a photograph of the entire wedding ceremony in a heart shape around the couple. I think everything turned out great, and I’m not biased.
Please enjoy the Living Pictures Video Slideshow as well as some of my favorite images from their special day. It was a beautiful beginning to the start of a new life together for the two families!
Venue: Mansion by the Sea
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, but I’d simply like to share that I’m extremely happy that Mari found Daniel and vice-versa!
Ceremony: Most Precious Blood Catholic Church
Reception: Mansion by the Sea
Floral and Decorations: Razzle Dazzle Event Decorating Inc.
Video: Big Box Pro
Catering: Katz 21
Unity Rings: Camilles Original Jewelry Designs
It’s always a blessing to meet kind people. Then to be tasked with photographing said people’s wedding, … and then befriended by the same people… Well that’s just win win win! Cody and Whitney are the kind of people who on their wedding day continuously asked me how I was doing, how the food was, and how the AMAZING flowers in the Crystal Room were treating me!!! And for some reason, if you still don’t take my word on their kindness, I’ll give one more example. At the end of the night, Cody literally helped me pack my car. Now this is something I’m not terribly accustomed to accepting, in fact I’ve never accepted this sort of help, let alone from the bride or groom on THEIR wedding day, but Cody’s not someone you tell no, with regards to generous acts of kindness. He even sent me off for the night with a good hearty laugh. I did a “dumby” check in the garage, where I go back and see if I left anything behind, and besides seeing a whole camera left sitting out on the table top, I spotted my ladder – one of my favorite “non-photography” equipment investments. I grabbed it and he asked, “You going to take the broom and dust pan too?” I’ll never forget that!!!! Lovely. Simply lovely people.
Another experience that I’d like to share happened at the “first” reception in the Crystal Room at the Town Club, and I always says this, which is one of my favorite places in Corpus Christi, Texas to photograph, we had an amazing food line-up. The main course was “inside out tamales” or as Cody called them “fancy tamales.” Well they were one of the most unique meals I’ve ever experienced, period, let alone at a wedding reception. Then, as if we hadn’t already had enough fun, the “second” reception got started with the crawfish boil. Laissez les bons temps rouler!!! Where the family and friends that came in from as far away as Louisiana were so kind and inviting, so much so that after my day was complete I put the cameras down and enjoyed some crawfish and ArModelos.
I’d like to thank them for that experience. As always, I sign off with wishing the two a happy, successful, and long marriage!!
Please Enjoy an extended preview in the Living Pictures Video Slideshow.
Wedding Day Ceremony: Windsor Park Baptist Church
Wedding Day Reception: Corpus Christi Town Club and Private Residence
You hear it all the time, and I’ll say it again here, “TIME FLIES!” Here on the cusp of summer, I find myself recalling the wedding CELEBRATION of Monica and Luis at the The Ranch at San Patricio on May 5, 2012. It was the first time I saw performers on stilts, party masks invade the dance floor, and the first time I saw “La Vibora” (check out video below).
Let me wax poetic for a second, I encourage you to celebrate culture and encourage tolerance, embrace our differences as an opportunity to explore and find beauty, not as a breeding ground for fear and hate! That said let the party begin! Here’s a playlist to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
From an earlier post:
Monica and Luis celebrated their nuptials with a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church and reception at The Ranch at San Patricio. It was a wonderful day to celebrate a wedding. I’d like to share a piece of this wonderful and truly unique moment (at the very least unique to me) with the sequence of the garder belt and bouquet toss. We’re all familiar with the fact that the lucky recipients are allegedly the next in line to marry. What transpired yesterday on Cinco de Mayo 2012 had a wonderful twist – quite literally! Naturally the ladies took their turn first, lined up, held hands and then ran amok across the reception hall “ducking” underneath the outstretched veil of the beautiful bride which was held by her dapper young groom Luis, both were elevated by standing on a chair while supported by their friends.
Then the men’s turn, and in turn, they almost completely knocked over Luis – all in good nature of course. I decided to film this sequence in one continuous shot. Enjoy the moment and be sure to check out a few pictures from the event below, I was there to capture video but couldn’t resist snapping a few photographs, especially when the men in stilts appeared…
Be sure to keep an eye out for Jade and Jamie of Journey Tree Studio who did the wonderful wedding photography! Learn more about them at http://www.journeytreestudio.com/
The band is called Manhattan Show and if you’d like a truly unique experience with interactives and props then visit www.manhattanshow.net!
The thing I notice about Carlos and Jojanie is the way they look at each other. I think it’s clear, who’s more in love with the other… and the answer is BOTH of them. I wish them all the happiness and love in the world! Please enjoy 10 photos from their wedding day as well as a Living Pictures Video that contains some additional moments highlighting their joyous day. Please note the “ORBS” and/or “spirits” surrounding them in the last picture. #insidejokebetweenthemandme
Pre-Ceremony: Embassy Suites Hotel
Ceremony Site: Holy Family Catholic Church
Reception: Mansion Royal
Esther and Jose celebrated their marriage on “BLACK FRIDAY” of November 2013 at Grace United Methodist Church in Calallen, Texas (14521 Northwest Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78410). Then celebrated their union at Mansion Royal in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Please enjoy some of my favorite detail moments and then sit back and relive an extended look at their wedding day in the Living Pictures video I put together. To Jose and Esther – I hope you have a wonderful, fulfilling happy New Year, a first of many!