Phew! The last month has been building up to what was the biggest wedding of my career so far. I feel like I keep saying that, but the truth is my weddings are getting bigger, more detailed, more awesome, and 100% more complicated. This one was a doozy and I can’t wait to share as much as I possibly can. But for now, let’s talk about this shoot that was featured over on Wedding Sparrow last week. I first talked about this shoot here, so go read that first.
I’ll wait :)
Ok, so now that you are all caught up let’s get into the details. There actually weren’t a ton of details. Which I kind of regret. At the time I had neither the time nor the budget to do a full blown table, cake table, etc, but looking back I love this style so much that I just want to see more. NOW in my defense, nothing went like clockwork this day so maybe it was for the best that we hadn’t planned more. We arrived to Brazos Bend State Park (which is the most beautiful place possibly ever) and started scouting a location- we found an awesome spot with lots of trees and lots of moss and got hair and makeup rolling. The weather looked iffy, but it wasn’t raining- it was actually the perfect amount of overcast. The second our gorg model Kylie was ready and stepped into her dress, the clouds opened up and all hell broke loose. Thank goodness we had umbrellas to get her and all of the florals to the car. Everything that wasn’t a model or flowers got soaked including my husband and child, who had tagged along to play at the park :-/, needless to say that didn’t happen. We then drove around for awhile and our photographer Jen got out and wandered around in the downpour looking for a covered area that wasn’t covered in picnic benches. We lucked out and found a pretty wooden structure right on the water.
You can quite literally see rain all over the wooden floor. And you can’t tell, but it was still pouring all around us.
This dress was perfection. Designed by Chloe Dao who I very much remember from season 2 of project runway. She has the cutest little shop in rice village and is oh so talented.
One of my old friends from high school did the makeup, she just started her own business (Kylee Nicole Makeup) and she is crazy talented- future brides- go HIRE HER :) We also might have gotten a chuckle out of the fact that our entire team was made up of two Jens (myself and photography) and two Kylees (model and makeup).
We were finally able to venture out when it stopped raining about an hour later.
You can even see the raindrops here on the plate. By this time we were all soaked and no one even cared anymore.
I love the way I styled this paper, but Jen’s lens kept fogging up so she took these later where the Twinkle and Toast’s amazing paper looks about 100% better.
If I was really clever, I would photoshop the good paper images into the styled photo, but ain’t nobody got time for that. At least not today :) Thanks to everyone involved- it was a really fun day despite the crazy weather. And I just got an entire weekend’s worth of perfect temperature and weather for my wedding, so this girl isn’t complaining.
Photographer: Jen Wojcik Photography | Floral Design: Jennifer Laura Design | Hair and make up: Kylee Nicole | Dress: Chloe Dao | Paper: Twinkle and Toast | Model: Kylie Day at Neal Hamil Modeling Agency