Amy & Roland | Classic Wedding at Mercury Hall

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Amy’s 1930s-style glamour-cut gown, lavender tea rose centerpieces, and a ceremony in the little white chapel known as Mercury Hall, made her and Roland’s sweet wedding feel like an updated classic. And while the ceremony had to be moved inside due to rain, the sun came out for a tiny sliver of a moment, and we had some gorgeous portraits out in the back lawn.

As always, Greenbelt DJ brought the best tunes, and the party rocked all night until Roland and Amy were sent off with sparklers. Here are just a few of my favorite shots from this wedding.

If you are friends and family of Amy and Roland, view their full gallery here.

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More credits: Mercury Hall, Central Market, Greenbelt DJ, Maris Malone Calderon (makeup)

Jenny & James | Vista West Ranch Wedding

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If you looked out the window during Jenny and James’ wedding, you would have seen torrents of rain. Sheets of it. It roared over the metal rooftop at Vista West Ranch and saturated the dry grass.

Texas, Memorial Day weekend, 2015. (It made national news.)

But if a touch of rain on your wedding day is good luck, Jenny and James held their wedding on the motherlode of auspicious days. They were wed safely indoors with their golden retriever Kobe as ring bearer; chowed down on East Side Kings and Tiny Pies; danced and dipped all night amid flickering lights.

The outpouring of love, the sweetness of family, the joy of friends, was palpable on this stormy May night.

If you are friends and family of Jenny and James, view their full gallery here.

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More credits: Vista West Ranch; East Side King; Coordinate This; Tiny Pies; Lovely Leaves Floral; Leap Productions (videography); Complete Weddings + Events (DJ)

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)