Nicole and Elliott wed on a chilly overcast fall morning. The air was crisp, the leaves had turned shades of orange and maroon, and Nicole and Elliot were blissfully in love.
Our morning started at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church.
Nicole wore her mother's wedding dress, which, wait for it... was handmade by her grandmother. So, yes! THREE generations of women are woven into this heirloom dress that Nicole wore so elegantly on her wedding day. I mean, she REALLY is quite stunning in it.
Blue thistle, lilac roses, and white hydrangea shined bright in Nicole's cascading bouquet.
The bridal party came out to play after our bride and groom photos and they were dressed to the nines! Nicole's bridesmaids looked beautiful in floor-length dark navy gowns ...
...and Elliott's groomsmen looked exceedingly dapper in their grey suits!
Just before the ceremony, Nicole and Elliott shared an intimate moment just to themselves. sighh
All wedding ceremonies are beautiful, but this one was especially sweet.
After the ceremony, it was time to celebrate with friends and family at Ouisie's Table in River Oaks! Nicole enlisted the ever-wonderful Dionne from Nib & Pixel to design her invitation suite and add a few gorgeous dashes of romance to her reception at Ouisie's Table. How perfectly coordinated are these colors with Nicole's engagement ring and that blue thistle? On point!
After sharing a meal with those whom they love most, the greatest thing happened: Nicole and Elliott were serenaded by everyone in a traditional Dutch scroll-song that was personalized and tailored just for them! It was as amazing and even more fun than it sounds!
Laughter, singing, applause, and then heartfelt toasts were made for the happy couple.
To send them off, guest threw dried lavender in the air that was held within cones made from sheets of music. Romantic send-off? Check!
Nicole and Elliott, you are the most welcoming and kind people to be around. It was an honor documenting your love. To be surrounded by your amazing friends and family was a perfect way to celebrate such a perfect day!
Maria Maxit of Maxit Flower Design held her Beginner's Design workshop in her own studio for the first time a couple months ago and it was an incredibly fun day! Maria spoiled the class with yummy niblings and bottles of champagne while enlightening us with her secrets and tips for flower design. This lady is the real deal.
Save on Crafts graciously provided the utterly gorgeous containers to house each of the stunning arrangements. I just love how simple and understated they are! They speak to the true minimalist in me! ♥
Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens was the back drop for this stunning lady's maternity session.