Kaylee {Bridals}

Kaylee jumped every imaginable hurdle to finally get to this bridal session a week before her wedding- from rain-outs to family crisis, we bumped up the date 3x, but we persevered and I am grateful for her calm patience and trust!! All I can say of the session itself is WOW!! Everything turned out amazing and since we share the same vintage couture loves, the session styling and location plans turned out to be one of my all time faves. Gorgeous hair and makeup provided in studio by Josh Salinas of Josh & Co. played up the vintage styling. Little details like the “I Do” crystals under her shoes and a last minute decision to rob our studio manichan of a vintage red hat added just the right touch of whimsy and a unique pop.

Our careful shooting plan started at Heritage Park, followed by a fabulous grassy field and culminated in a roadside wildflower patch (which was mowed the next day!!!). Proof that an extravagant location is not necessary to truly create something stunning! Look for her wedding on the blog soon- for now enjoy these gorgeous bridals!

Vanessa {Bridals}

Vanessa is one of a kind- vivacious, bubbly and with red hair to match her bold personality!! We have been working together for a year and I had the joy of sharing in her wedding day moments as she became Mrs. Philip Nisbet this past Saturday- Feb. 25th.

It was during our very first consult over a year ago that Vanessa was explaining her wedding color scheme of pink and chocolate that I let slip a little smidge of fun: “why don’t you dye your petticoat pink”. Now I saw this in a bridal mag about 5 years ago and have been ever since hoping I could sweet talk a bride into adding a splash of color under her white gown. And Vanessa was the first bride who didn’t look at me like I had two heads!:) Haha….it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship!! Ya’ll know I LOVE a bride who can bring creativity and something “new”. She didn’t disapoint either!! Her dressmaker custom designed a new pink tulle crinoline that was a gorgeous rosy pink and a fun twist on tradition!!

Vanessa also had her heart set since day 1 of doing her bridal portraits in historic Goliad, TX at Presidio La Bahia. It all came together beautifully and we had such a blast- and we could’t have asked for a more perfect day!!

Congratulations Vanessa & Philip!! Enjoy a sneak peek at these gorgeous bridal portraits!

Kelsey {Bridals}

Now that she’s a newleywed its time for me to show off Kelsey’s incredibly beautiful beachy bridal session!! Yes we lugged that chair out from the studio, along with a ton of fun little accessories that allowed Kelsey to change up her looks and keep the whole session vibrant and fresh!

Russell & Kelsey {Married} 11.19.11

Russell & Kelsey are a dynamic & creative pair who jumped headfirst into planning a DIY wedding! Their wedding ceremony was held at St. Phillips Catholic Church, and reception at the beautiful Solomon Ortiz Center. Russell is a graphic designer {who is also the genius behind our Dulce & Bellezza Studio logo!} and through his talents personalized every aspect of the wedding from all of the save the dates, invites, memory books, and even a super creative “Up” {Disney/Pixar Movie} inspired guest sign-in art piece, just to name a few. Only at a graphic designer’s wedding would one find the UBER COOL “wedding mad libs” interactive cards on the guests tables….which turned out to be quite hilarious, especially once the champagne kicked in:) Kelsey, a nurse, added her magic touch to the fine details that transformed the Ortiz Center into a beautiful red & white reception venue complete with elegant pearl accents! They even incorporated their Czech & Polish heritages into the reception, which you may notice included a giant spread of kolaches in lieu of a groom’s cake, and Kelsey’s side of the collected a soup-pot full of cash for the couple as they performed the musically accompanied Dicha! Dicha! (prounounced die-cha) which is a Polish wedding custom.

Kelsey & Russell are a fun loving couple- so it was no surprise that their wedding party was full of characters!! Which for me is always a blast…big personlaties LOVE the camera:) So this vivacious group made for some pretty FUNTASTIC moments, especially during the post-ceremony portrait session which was full of fun and props….this awesome group rocked all of our crazy portrait ideas, all amidst 40mph gusting winds!!!

This group partied like crazy from Grand March until the kazoos came out to herald a loud and boisterous sendoff for the newleyweds!
Congratulations Kelsey & Russell!

John & Tabitha {Married} 10.21.11

So my New Year’s resolution is to catch up on a long list of  fall/winter weddings that have yet to make it on the blog! Kicking off this series is the fabulous Friday night nupitals of Tabitha & John. This wedding has been a long time coming for the two of them and the mood was festive as family & friends gathered to celebrate their love story! These two tied the knot at the Courtyard at Gaslight Square which was absolutely gorgeous under the autumn sky! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Newcomer!! 

Michelle H. {Bridals}

She is now a married woman so I can safely show these amazing shots off:)

Michelle turned out some incredibly beautiful bridal portraits! We shot at the Art Center downtown- a location that I frequent for portraits, but LOVE for the simple fact that each time it pushes me to get something totally different from the same location.

Michelle added a fabulous chunky multi-string pearl neclace and some gorgeous red heels to kick up the fun and artsy side of the shoot. Bridals are a chance to step outside of the traditional and play with accessories even if they won’t be a part of the wedding day, and we took full advantage of that!! Love them!!! ENJOY!


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