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      The day was far from sunny — rain poured down in sheets all afternoon, soaking bridesmaids’ shoes and creating a stack of umbrellas against the front door of the clubhouse where Coty and Bob were getting ready for their wedding day. It was uncharacteristic of Houston weather to be so wet, but the River Oaks Garden Club set up a clear tent and the scent of moist flowers filled the air during the couple’s ceremony.

      Guests giggled at the start of the processional: an instrumental version of Portal’s “Still Alive.” (Some guests later confided they were scared there wouldn’t be any cake — but they needn’t have worried!) They laughed and dabbed their eyes during the ceremony readings. Everyone cheered as the newly-married Coty and Bob clasped hands and skipped down the aisle to The Lego Movie‘s “Everything is Awesome.” We took photos in the maze of garden hedges and joked about Labyrinth. 

      This celebration was cheerful and touching, giggly and happy. Here are just a few of my favorites…

      (If you are friends and family of Coty and Bob, you can view their gallery here.)

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      More credits: Heather Benge Events (coordination); Demeris Catering; Floral Events; Cocktails with a Twizt (music); Absolutely Captivating (makeup); Marble Slab ice cream cake / Three Brothers vegan cupcakes

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      Heather Kanillopoolos

      Those first look shots are ADORABLE!!

      first portrait is killer!

      there’s something about rainy day weddings that i just love. also, her facial expression from that first look? priceless. beautiful work, elissa!

      Their first look is so sweet and you can feel the love in these images!

      I just love it that the couple wasn’t afraid to take photos out in the rain. I like the black and white close up of the portraits most of all.

      They are totally adorable…gah!!! And I love that it rained…it made the day that much more magical.

      Looks like such a fun day!

      Their first look is just amazing. Great work :)

      Soooo sweet! I am cracking up at their bibs and smiling so big at their first look. Really really great, Elissa.

      that first image! so, so good.

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