This morning I stood in the snow covered beach with bare hands and a hood that wouldn't stay on in the 40 mph winds. Winter has come to Ottawa and that means it's time to start inspiring the brides who picture a fresh blanket of snow on their wedding day. Back in my office, my toes are defrosting and my heart is full because I get to finally share a wedding that transports me right back to Summer.
Ruhama and Alex were married just two weeks ago in Dripping Springs, Texas and it was a dream. Everything from the oversized cactus plants to the romantic hints of emerald and gold...this wedding is flush with style and grace. I hope you can feel the warm Texas sunset while you scroll through today. After two weeks of falling more and more in love with their photos, it is an absolute delight to share them on the blog today. Enjoy! And let this keep you warm until the snow thaws next April <3
Ruhama and Alex chose a first look, largely because they were planning a ceremony around the time of sunset. They knew that if they wanted portraits with natural light, they'd need to be taken beforehand. At one point Alex said to me, "after the ceremony it'll be party time!" Another reason why I LOVE a first look :)
One of my favourites from this whole day. There's something so timeless about it...
With a few minutes left before the ceremony, Ruhama and Alex and I took advantage of the setting sun. These pretty and soft photos are so sweet.
The guests piled in as the sky turned dark.
And a surprise mariachi band played the newlyweds down the aisle, into a cocktail hour that honoured Ruhama's Mexican heritage.
To Ruhama and Alex, my dear new friends. You've introduced me to a beautiful world, miles and miles from home, and made my heart happy with the memories of this perfect wedding day. Thank you for trusting me through it all! I simply adore you both so much and hope this little teaser into my favourite photos from your wedding day is making married life even sweeter than it was yesterday. Here's to keeping in touch!! <3
THE CREATIVE TEAM:
Venue: The Terrace Club (Dripping Springs, Texas)
Photography: Laura Kelly Photography
Hair: Kate Tweedy
Florals: Wild Bunches Floral
Bride's Dress: Justin Alexander from Blush Bridal
Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bride's Earrings: Iloniti (Etsy)
Cake: Ann's Kitchen Cakes