Apr 27, 2013

Megan + Clifton's Wedding

Megan and Clifton tied the knot on April 27th, 2013 at the chapel at Episcopal High School with a reception following at the Renaissance Hotel. Every detail of this wedding was perfect! Megan, along with the help of Stacy Parker with Gala Productions, created a beautiful, modern glam styled reception. In contrast to the glitz, large handmade white paper flowers adorned the stage backdrop and the couple's chairs at the head table. The couple did a first look, which allowed for awesome photos of the bride and groom and their wedding party. This also gave plenty of time for us to photograph all of the beautiful details during cocktail hour. 
 
See what Megan has to say at the end of this blog! 
 
Hair: Johnna Melito with Halo Studio for Hair 
Makeup: Danielle Huval with Danielle Does Make Up 
Wedding Dress: The bride's wedding dress was her mother's wedding dress that was re-designed and crystallized/beaded by Anna Hulan at Sew It Seams in The Woodlands, Texas
Coordination, flowers, + reception lighting: Gala Productions 
Cake: SophistiCAKES by Amber 
Ceremony Music: Andrea Bodron 
Reception Music: The Michael Foster Project 
Fabric Drape: Upperline 
Paper Flowers: Thrifty Chic Love 
Chivari Chairs: Doug Olinde, Inc
Dance Floor: Event Rental 
Honeymoon Destination: Rome, Italy and the Amalfi Coast 
Where couple will reside: Houston, Texas 
 
The pictures are PHENOMENAL! I mean, y'all exceeded every expectation I had. They are perfect... 
 
Thanks again for everything! It was truly a pleasure to work with y'all, and I will definitely be leaving stellar reviews! 
 
Thanks, 
Megan
 
Bridal shoes with rhinestones, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography
Badgely Mischka White Bridal shoes, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography
Bride's jewelry + Wedding invitation, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography
Wedding bands, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography
Flowers from the Groom
Wedding day flowers, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography
Bride and Bridesmaids with monogrammed shirts
Bride + Mother, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography
Heirloom dress, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography
Groom getting ready
Groom candid, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography
Groom + Groomsmen
Father of the Bride first look
Bride + Father
Bride and Father before the wedding
Smiling Bride with her brother
First Look, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge
Bride and Groom's First Look, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton
First look for Bride and Groom, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel
Bride and Groom see each other, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel i
Bride and Groom posed photos, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel
Bride and Groom, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge
Close up of Bride and Groom
Luxury Bride and Groom Portrait, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel
Bride and Groom Portrait, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel
High end Wedding portrait , wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel
Romantic Wedding Portrait
Bride and Groom under veil
High end wedding party portrait, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel
Purple Bridesmaid Dresses, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel
Cute Bridesmaid Photos
Rings Grandmother, Mother, Daughter on Wedding day
Unique Groomsmen photo trolley
Artistic wedding ceremony photos
First Kiss Wedding Photo
High End Wedding Decor, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge
Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel
Luxurious Wedding Decor, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel
Crystal Wedding Centerpieces
Elaborate Wedding Reception Decor, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel
Magnificant Wedding Cake, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel
Fun Table setting
Wedding Reception Table Setting
White Curtains Wedding Decor, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel
4 Tier Wedding Cake
Purple Wedding Cake
Bride and Groom First Dance
Bride and Groom Kissing at Reception
Wide Angle Bride and Groom Photo, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel
Bride and Groom first dance with live band, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance
Groom dancing
Confetti Canon
Bride and Groom Dance
Confetti Canon wedding first dance
Father of the Bride dance
Sweet Bride and groom dance
Wedding Dance
Artistic Bride and groom dance
Wedding Reception
Wedding Reception Dancing
Fun Wedding Reception
Funny Wedding Party
Wedding Reception Party
Live wedding band
Live band wedding reception
Romantic Bride and Groom Portraits, wedding by Bray Danielle Photography at the Renaissance Hotel
 
I absolutely loved our first look. I was so nervous as I walked out of the doors of the bridal dressing room to see Clif, but as soon as he turned around, I was not nervous anymore. Frankly, I didn't even realize Danielle was there taking pictures. She was letting us enjoy our first of many special moments that night, and she got some amazing pictures. Doing a first look took all the pressure off of us, and we were able to get a lot of pictures out of the way so that we could enjoy more of our reception (which was awesome, as you can tell from our pictures!). I love the pictures we were able to take beforehand-- they're actually some of our favorite ones! My husband, who is not big on taking pictures in general, was happy to get all the posed pictures done as quickly as possible, so that we could have fun at the reception. For any brides who are thinking about doing a first look, I definitely say go for it! As you can see from a few of the pictures as I was walking into the church, I was still nervous and had butterflies! Doing a first look did not in any way diminish that special feeling of walking down the aisle to meet your soon to be husband for the first time.  
 
I also did a first look with my dad and my brother, and it was so much fun! I was nervous about doing that, as well, because I didn't know how they would react. It was great! We were all laughing, high five-ing, and having a great time! As a daddy's girl, I knew I wanted to do something special, and I will always cherish those pictures. My brother and I are also extremely close, as there's just the two of us, and having those pictures done was so important and special. The pictures turned out to be amazing family pictures. I can't tell you what those pictures, and our bride and groom first look pictures, mean to me. I will truly cherish them forever. 
 
I can't say enough great things about Danielle, Gabby, Beth and the rest of their team-- they truly go above and beyond. Danielle and her team were kind enough to come earlier than planned, so that they could spend more time capturing the moments and emotions of our big day. I truly cannot choose a favorite picture because they are all so amazing! I could go on and on about all the pictures I love, but one thing is for sure, Danielle accommodated every wish I had when it came to capturing my special moments. They were not only professional but a joy to be around. Let me tell you, they know their stuff, and you will have amazing pictures! I had my bridals done with Danielle, as well as our engagement pictures and wedding pictures, and we continually get compliments on how great they are. I was even told that a few of my bridal portraits were magazine worthy, and that would not happen without amazing photographers!  
 
Thank y'all again for everything! 
 
Megan 
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