Claire & Melissa | Inn at Wild Rose Hall Wedding

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Melissa and Claire’s wedding was a beautiful celebration in the chilly outdoors of early March, with curlicues of dark greenery accenting the grounds at the Inn at Wild Rose Hall. The entire place was strewn with twinkle lights, which gave the overcast day an extra twilight glow. Though the temperatures dipped below 50 — unusual for this time of year in Texas — Claire and Melissa’s guests were warmed with homemade apple dapple cakes, by shaking their feet to Johnny Bravvo‘s tunes, and by the happy sense of community all around. This was an extraordinarily cheerful wedding, and I’m so glad it was the first one for me to shoot in 2015 — I think the year started off amazingly!

If you are a friend or family of Claire and Melissa, view their full gallery and order prints here.

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More credits: Inn at Wild Rose Hall; Royal Fig catering; DJ Johnny Bravvo


  1. These are so much fun, and beautiful!

  2. Sharon Robberson

    These pix sure tell the story of a wonderful celebration of life! Beautiful memories made and love shared all around. Loved seeing the happiness on your faces and the fun of the evening documented in all the shots. Wish I could have been there but now I feel like experienced it with these pix. Thanks for sharing! May your life together be full of joy! Sending big hugs your way,
    Aunt Sharon

  3. So so sweet – I love the ceremony photos – full of emotion.

  4. Jessica Schilling

    Such lovely brides and such a sweet, fun wedding! Love the flower girl too!

  5. That little touch at the ceremony is PERFECTION. Well done Elissa.

  6. Such a beautiful wedding, so many great emotional moments. Love the shot of the flower girl with the bubble gun! That’s brilliant ha.

  7. Beautiful wedding. I love their hair!

  8. Lyn Ismael-Bennett

    That photo of one of the brides dancing with her father and the other one singing the song. That’s so touching. I’m glad you froze that moment for them!

  9. Could not hold back the tears when looking at this! I L O V E I T!!!!! Such a wonderful wedding and I love each and every photo!

  10. Yes! So good! Love the scarf idea :)

  11. What loveliness, Elissa!

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