Monthly Archives: October 2012

Real Engagement: Vanessa + Rick in Los Angeles

I hope all of you on the East coast are safe following hurricane Sandy! My thoughts are with all those affected as they struggle to recover and rebuild over the next weeks.

Luckily, this engagement session doesn’t feature a bit of rain, only gorgeous blue skies! Captured by Mark Martinez Photography, Vanessa and Rick spent a day last February wandering Los Angeles, California in search of unique urban scenery. They started at the world famous Olvera Street, taking advantage of the historic location’s textures and colors. After a quick break for delicious taquitos, they headed to the historic Griffith Park Observatory. The observatory combines beautiful art deco architecture with stunning views of the city.

All images by Mark Martinez Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Real Wedding: Chaunci + Casey in Texas

This is a stunning wedding filled with fabulous cultural influences. Captured by AJH Photography, Chaunci and Casey were married last spring on Cinco de Mayo at the Lost Mission in Bulverde, Texas. The event merged the styles of south Texas and Mexico into one super chic soiree. Bright red was used to complement the neutral colors of venue and further enforce the theme of “Mexican Spice”, as the bride calls it. I especially love the couple’s monogram in big red roses at the entrance to the venue!

A few words from the bride about the wedding theme:

“Vintage Country/Mexican Spice — I was and am inspired by nature, our rural Texas upbringing, our heritage paths, vintage items…we attempted to roll everything we love into one large, awesome event!”

A few words from the bride on how she and Casey met:

“Casey grew up in the TX hill country, originally from Medina, TX.
I grew up in the TX brush country, originally from Tilden, TX.

Fate brought us together! We met at my best friend’s wedding in 2010 (yes, just like a romantic comedy movie plot). Neither one of our dates could make it to the wedding. I was a bridesmaid, and he grew up with the bride, but had been working out of state. I have been friends with his sister for nearly 5 years and had no idea she had a brother! He asked me to dance at the reception, and there was an instant connection. Shortly after, our paths crossed again…we began our happily ever after then.”

Photographer: AJH Photography
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Lost Mission
Videographer: Infinity Weddings
Catering: Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant
Bride’s Dress Designer: Jim Hjelm
Bride’s Dress Store: The Bridal Salon of San Antonio
Bride’s Veil: Lazaro
Bride’s Ceremony Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bride’s Jewelry: Vintage purchased from Vintage Bella Bride
Bride’s Belt: Custom by Courtney Prince of Doloris Petunia
Makeup Artist: MAC applied by MAC artists Vivian Lampkins and Ashley
Hair Stylist: Lisa Weller of Twirl Salon
Bridesmaids and Flower Girl Dress Designer: LulaKate
Bridesmaids and Flower Girl Dress Store: Bella Bridesmaid
Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Calvin Klein purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue
Groom and Groomsmen Shirts: Purchased at Nordstrom
Groom’s Shoes: Alligator Hide Cowboy Boots by Lucchese
Cake Designer: Cathy Young of Cakes by Cathy
Floral Designer: Flowers by Brenda Fry
Invitations: Custom from Invitations, Etc.
Wedding Planner: the Bride
Day of Coordinator: John Cook of “I Do” Butler Events
Musicians: Las Altenas Mariachis
DJ: Christian of Altared Weddings
Officiants: Honorable Judge Diana Bautista and Minister Ronnie Rains;
both friends of the family

All images by AJH Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Real Day After Session: Alexis + John in Nevada

Wow, get ready for an absolutely stunning and editorial session! Alexis and John wanted a wild and original day after session, so they headed to Eldorado Canyon in Nevada with their photographer, White Haute Photography. The old mining town now hosts tourists and river rats and comes with warnings. After being shown a file containing images of rattlesnakes and cacti encounters, the adventurous couple and their photographer began exploring the area. The property was filled with old cars, abandoned buildings and even a crashed plane left over from the filming of 3000 Miles to Graceland. The rustic and run-down scenery is a perfect contrast to the beautiful couple!

All images by White Haute Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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