Samantha & Matt | Natural Science Museum Wedding

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I’ve actually known Samantha for a while — though we were a few grades apart, she and I followed a similar school trajectory: same middle school, same high school, same college. We rubbed elbows in the dining hall and her dorm was catty-corner to mine. I already knew she was a sweet and creative-minded person (Sam was in the art department with me!), so when she inquired with me about her and Matt’s wedding at the one, the only Houston Museum of Natural Science, I might have shrieked a yes.

And it was even cooler than I had imagined: Samantha and Matt’s ceremony overlooked the giant, illuminated dinosaur skeletons in the Morian overlook of the Paleontology Hall. Their family and friends gave toasts under a T-Rex. A maze of displays was available for their guests to look at while sipping glasses of champagne and eating macarons. Yes, yes, and yes, please. Plus, we got to see a giant sloth!

Here are just a few of my favorites from Sam and Matt’s day…

If you are friends and family of Samantha and Matt, view their entire gallery here.

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Credits: Hotel Zaza & Houston Museum of Natural Science; A Fare Extraordinaire (coordination and catering); DJ L-Boogie; Divisi Strings (ceremony musicians); Lucia (florals); Julie of Blue Mambo Salon; Justin Alexander (dress); Charlotte Olympia (heels); Anna Sheffield (rings)

Halley & Carter | Chateau Bellevue Wedding

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The world is so small sometimes: Halley and Carter found me through my past clients Heidi and Adam, but upon joining a book club (that another one of my past clients, Erin, tipped me off about!), I was excited to find that Halley was already a member. So we got to know each other a little better at monthly meet-ups. Books! Bringing the best people together under the best circumstances!

You may remember this sweet couple from their at-home engagement session, photographed in Hyde Park. Rain again threatened to pour on their wedding day, but instead we had some beautiful, dramatic clouds and a sorbet-tinted sky. Halley and Carter were wed at St. Austin’s Catholic Church and celebrated at Chateau Bellevue downtown. Here is a small look at their day.

If you are friends or family of Halley and Carter, you can see their full gallery here.

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More credits: Hampton Inn; St. Austin Church; Chateau Bellevue (reception and catering); Pearl Events (coordination); Pollen Floral ArtRebecca Schoenveld (dress); Olivia Nelson (hair halo); Polkadots (cake); Groove Knight (band); Hint of Shimmer (MUA); Gypsy Chic Beauty (hair); Say Cheese (photo booth)

Sarah & Jack | Le San Michele Wedding

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It smelled like wildflowers and grass, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Sarah and Jack’s wedding had a homegrown, backyard feel: friends and family worked alongside the bride and groom to set up all of their small personal touches and details at Le San Michele in Buda.

The pair walked hand-in-hand down the aisle, handed each other tissues to dab away happy tears, licked peanut butter fudge wedding cake off of their fingers, and dance dance danced with some of their favorite people until the very last second.

If you are a friend or family of Sarah and Jack, you can view their gallery here.

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More credits: Le San Michele; G’raj Mahal (catering); Quack’s Bakery & Ken’s donuts & Whole Foods & Cornucopia; dress by Mori Lee; East Austin Succulents (DIY)