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      Caroline and Mitch packed up and moved from Houston to New Orleans after they hired me to shoot their wedding, and every photo shared on Caroline’s Instagram made me want to stroll down the streets of the Big Easy sipping drinks and soaking up the sun. We met for the first time on their wedding day at the amazing and modern 5226 Elm in Houston, but it was like we were friends already. The two invited so many of their friends and family that the venue was packed with well-wishers, along with the delicious smell of Tex-Mex, and the sounds of their live band.

      I can’t get over the beautiful small touches — Caroline chose her turquoise earrings from a shop on Portabello Road in London specifically for her wedding, for example — that made this wedding so special. And who could forget the funfetti cake!!!, Caroline and Mitch’s dog “hosting” cocktail hour, and the Shinyribs rocking out the reception?

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      More credits: Bloom Makeup Artistry, Culinaire Houston, desserts by Fluff Bake Bar, Hair by Liz, lighting by Impressive Events


      I’m Mitch’s grandmother and I loved the wedding. Beautiful bride, handsome groom! Great pictures. We’re looking forward to seeing one including all the bridesmaids and groomsmen.

      Dang, what a fun wedding!

      Were you at wedding? A branch of our family spells its name with an e.

      These are so fun, Elissa! Amazing job with the colors! Missed you yesterday!

      Wow! So colorful and beautiful! Love the shot of the embrace with veil blowing in the wind!

      Holy CRAP these people know how to party!! Beautiful coverage as always, Elissa!

      As the bride I am a little biased but SO elated that you were able to capture exactly how we felt throughout the evening — nothing short of buoyant! LOVE the images and can’t thank you enough <3

      Bright! Vibrant! Fun! What a great wedding, and so well captured to bring that liveliness to all the images!

      So many happy frames and colours! Well done.

      fresh, and awesome!

      oh my goodness elissa. just BEAUTIFUL! all of them!

      This was so much fun. And that puppy…so cute. Great coverage!

      These are great what a fun looking wedding to go to! Love live bands instead of Djs.

      wow, really these are amazing! well done!

      A super beautiful wedding. The doggy with the laurel wreath around the neck is so cute. The reception looks like a ton of fun :D.

      What a fun wedding and reception! I love the portraits of the bride and groom. Very sweet!

      I love this wedding so much. What a fun reception!

      Great lighting and shots!

      So many colors! I love the frame following the ceremony where they’re embracing and her veil is blowing in the wind, you can see how happy they are, like “we did it!.” but in a peaceful way. :) <3

      Lovely set of photos. Looks like a fun wedding!