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Two Awesome Wedding Gown Shops in Houston

Two Awesome Wedding Gown Shops in Houston

There are so many gown shops in and around Houston! And each of them carry a unique assortment of gowns, which is great, but can also be overwhelming. I don’t know about you, but when I got engaged I had no idea what wedding gown designers were out there, nor did I have a preference for a specific design. Thankfully these two awesome wedding gown shops in Houston have it all covered! They have a huge array of designers, as well as gown designs. And they both have gowns that can come in plus sizing, which I think is important to feature.

So let’s dig into these two gown shops!

Modern Affinity Bridal

The newest gown shop in Houston is Modern Affinity Bridal! It isn’t technically open yet, but they are almost there. This gown shop is located in League City, and offers an impressive amount of gowns and designers. The really cool thing about this shop is that they are an inclusive shop, not just in sizing for the gowns {which they are}, but are LBGTQ+ friendly. In fact friendly doesn’t capture how supportive this shop is to LGBTQ+ people, it’s part of their core mission and values to be a home for them! Which I think is awesome. As well as being welcoming, they have a huuuuuge selection of gowns, that are freakin stunning. The owner Hayley has made a point to pick out a wide variety of gowns, ranging from ballgowns to mermaid style gowns. I am seriously excited for their grand opening and can’t wait to be there to support them!Houston wedding photographer (more…)

Elegant Austin Wedding | Megan + Amedeo

Elegant Austin Wedding | Megan + Amedeo

When Megan and Amedeo were describing to me their wedding, I knew it was going to be a wildly elegant Austin wedding! They rented this amazing house in Marble Falls, and hosted their closest friends and family. It was a sprawling huge home, with an infinity pool that overlooked the lake. The pictures don’t even do it justice!

Getting Ready

Megan got ready in the master bedroom of the house, with hair and makeup happening in the bathroom. Her wedding gown was delivered that morning, and was hanging, ready for us to capture. Megan was sipping on wine, enjoying the music and being pampered, surrounded by her favorite people! There was an air of happiness and excitement as she was getting ready!

Amedeo was downstairs relaxing, playing on the piano when I found him. As the caterer, planner and guests worked around him, he played away! It was awesome to see him be this sea of calm around the chaos! Once it was time to get ready, Amedeo got ready in a different room than Megan and we took him outside for some photos of himself with an Alfa Romeo car he rented {and looooved}. It’s an Italian car company, so it totally fit!wedding venuewedding details (more…)

5 Important Wedding Gown Shopping Tips

5 Important Wedding Gown Shopping Tips

There are a ton of tips for wedding gown shopping, and there can be conflicting information regarding this as well. I don’t know if you know this, but I worked with Olivia’s Bridal house for over a year for their branding photos, and after seeing fittings in their shop, I can tell you, these tips work. So let’s dig into 5 important wedding gown shopping tips.

1. Schedule your appointment.

Wedding gown shopping isn’t like shopping for everyday wear. You definitely need someone to help you find gowns, not only in your size, but in styles that are flattering on you. If you show up to a gown shop without an appointment, you might get turned away because they don’t have enough hands on deck to accommodate you. A lot of gown shops I know also book several weeks in advance, especially on weekends. So if you know a gown place you really want to shop at, take the minute or two it takes, and make the appointment. You will be way less stressed during the appointment, and the customer service will be awesome!wedding gown shopping (more…)

Fun, Romantic Houston Engagement Session | Aubrey + Sean

Fun, Romantic Houston Engagement Session | Aubrey + Sean

When I met Aubrey and Sean, I knew that we were going to have the best time capturing their engagements session. I was beyond right!! This engagement session was equal parts fun and romantic, as we strolled the Houston Arboretum. These two are so passionate about each other that the session basically captured itself. They fall into each other and needed almost no direction. In between sets? We would crack jokes and laugh. It was seriously such a fun, romantic Houston engagement session!

Aubrey + Sean

These two met at the volleyball court where Aubrey lived while they were both going to A&M. Their group of friends would hang out afterwards and there was a spark, which turned into this amazing relationship! They dated for the rest of the time they went to A&M, going to football games, having date nights and everything in between. When it came to proposing, Sean wanted to do it on their 5 year anniversary. They were going out on the town for their anniversary and at the last minute Aubrey changed up Sean’s outfit–no jacket and a different pair of pants. Pants that would show a ring sized box, and with no jacket, where was he to hide the ring box? Sean got inventive, and as he told the story, I collapsed into laughter–he had to hide it down his pants!! And so throughout dinner, he is literally sitting on this box! To get it out, he excuses himself to go to the bathroom, and comes back and proposes. Obviously Aubrey said yes!

I effing love how much these two are completely, passionately in love. You can see it in the easy way they joke with each other, their stolen glances and goofy antics. When I say their engagement session was effortless, I mean it. Want to make out? Sure they do! Want to be silly? Dang skippy! After this session, I am so excited for their wedding! I know we are going to have a blast!

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Two Gorgeous Wedding Gown Shops in Houston

Two Gorgeous Wedding Gown Shops in Houston

Wedding gown shopping can be one of the funnest times in the getting married journey. It’s also something a lot of women are nervous about because trying on clothes brings up a lot of body issues. Thankfully wedding gown shops do everything they can to make the experience a great one and the two I talk about today really knock it out of the park. So let’s get into these two gorgeous wedding gown shops in Houston!

Olivia’s Bridal House

Olivia’s Bridal House is the only wedding gown shop in Houston that caters to curvy and plus sized brides. The owner Nicole makes it a mission to carry brands that others stores don’t, so that the store’s collection is totally unique. Their gowns start at a size 14 and go up from there. As someone who is plus sized, I wish this shop had been around when I was gown shopping 9 years ago. They carry gowns from designers like WToo by Watters, Casablanca and Pantora Bridal, who create gowns that give women killer silhouettes. The amazing thing about this shop, is that it makes women with curves feel not only normal but beautiful!! If you are a size 10 or above, I highly recommend checking them out!

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