Lauren & Ernest {Married}

I am certainly way behind in blogging between new baby, holidays and new year, but this wedding was too beautiful and so much FUN I had to make sure to share!! Lauren & Ernest have been such a blessing in my life personally, and being connected for over a year as they planned their wedding has been such a joy!! FINALLY the big day arrived and it was every bit as beautiful as the couple whose love it was centered on. Capped off with a delightful Mansion Royal reception for the party of the year:) Talk about a fun night!!

Congratulations to you both, Lauren & Ernest, and thank you for allowing me the joy of sharing in your wedding day memories!!

 

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James & Krystal {Married!}

James and Krystal are one of the most genuinely sweet couples out there! Their connection and obvious affection for each other is adorable! Sharing in their entire journey to their wedding day has been a joy and blessing.

Set in the timeless romantic atmosphere of the Ranch at San Patricio, this intimate affair was the perfect way for these two to start their forever together!

Congratulations you two! Can’t wait to see what the future holds! Enjoy this sneak peek!

Ryan & Tracy {Married!}

Chris & Celeste {Married!}

Married at the historic Sacred Heart Church in downtown Corpus Christi, Celeste & Chris celebrated an amazing day among family and friends. The reception was held at the Courtyard At Gaslight Square- Corpus Christi’s romantic gem! An evening of laughter, dancing, live music {even a song sung by the bride to her groom!} and dare I mention it: BACON flavored cupcakes with bacon sprinkles for the groom’s cake! So many personal touches at this wedding, which celebrated the creative streak shared by this couple- including a guest thumbprint tree! It was wonderful to share in Celeste & Chris’s most amazing day- the beginning of so much to come for this great couple!

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!

Ryan & Shelly {Married} 10.15.11

Shelly & Ryan were married at the beautiful Ranch at San Patricio on a day that couldn’t have been more sublime! A pristine fall day in Texas!! I had been awaiting this new venue and was absolutely inspired by every square inch of the ample acreage and rustic feel. Shelly & Ryan chose a very special “first look,” meeting eachother just before the ceremony so that they could both soak up the full emotion of their first chance to see eachother- it was a truly beautiful and emotional moment. Enjoy the gallery….I am trying to incorporate this view as a new way to show off a wedding more fully…so many images, so little time, but this gives the blog a new breath of fresh air!!;)

Congratulations Ryan & Shelly!!

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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