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RAINEY & ANDREW | ROMANTIC FAIRYTALE WOODLANDS WEDDING

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December 6, 2016

the woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingRAINEY & ANDREW | ROMANTIC FAIRYTALE WEDDING | THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS

I’m going to come right out and say it – WOW! Every single details from this romantic Woodlands wedding had me speechless! I had been looking forward to photographing this wedding all year long. Not only was I going to be traveling to Texas to photograph a wedding but I had already been a part of capturing their proposal and engagement photos and couldn’t wait to witness and capture the happiness of their day. If you remember from my past blogs about Andrew and Rainey, I’ve known Andrew his whole life! His parents and my parents have been friends for over 30 years so naturally my parents (and one of my sisters) were in attendance at the wedding! It was also the first time my family had ever seen me in action – so that was pretty cool!

The words I would use to describe Andrew and Rainey’s day would have to be romantic and elegant – truly a fairytale. I don’t think I’ve seen that many flowers in all my life! I literally couldn’t believe my eyes – you won’t either – keep scrolling!!! Andrew and Rainey and everyone around them smiled all. day. long. As they said I Do’s under an altar of flowers in the stunning Chapel in the Woods, you could feel the excitement and love in the room as soon as they were announced as husband and wife!!

Relive their wedding through a few of my favorites from their day!!

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After the first look with her Dad, Rainey did a first look with all her bridesmaids!the-woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-66the woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe woodlands texas romantic fairytale wedding

The only request Andrew had all day was saving his first look with Rainey to be when she came down the aisle. So instead, they shared letters with each other around the corner from one another! Such a sweet moment!the-woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-112the-woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-114the-woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-115the-woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-116

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A CHURCH MORE BEAUTIFUL?! FAIRYTALE WEDDING DECOR!the woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe-woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-124the-woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-127the woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe-woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-131the-woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-132the woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe-woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-136Have you ever seen a moment SO SWEET?! Truly the sweetest emotion as the chapel doors opened and Andrew saw his bride for the first time! I’m pretty sure everyone was crying as Rainey walked down to Ed Sheeran’s “Tenerife Sea”.the woodlands texas romantic fairytale wedding

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woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-380Immediately following the ceremony, we headed to the tree line for portraits!! We had TEN minutes to grab as many portraits as possible! I think we nailed it!the woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingwoodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-183woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-187the woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe woodlands texas romantic fairytale wedding

the woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingLove this shot that Becki took of them under the veil!woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-383the woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingwoodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-195Another fave! all the heart eyes…the woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingwoodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-203the woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingwoodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-212Wedding squad looking’ good!woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-213STUNNING bouquets from Blush & Vine!
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woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-344the-woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-109Those bridesmaids bouquets tho… oh em gee. Blush & Vine – you’ve done it again!the woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingI’m all for bridal bouquets with fluffy blooms and greenery!the woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingthe woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingwoodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-222woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-219My mouth DROPPED as soon as I saw the reception space! woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingwoodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingwoodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-235Have you ever seen a moment SO SWEET?! Truly the sweetest emotion as the chapel doors opened and Andrew saw his bride for the first time!woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingHave you ever seen a moment SO SWEET?! Truly the sweetest emotion as the chapel doors opened and Andrew saw his bride for the first time!woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-245woodlands texas romantic fairytale wedding

Check out this amazing grooms cake from Who Made The Cake!woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-233FUN FACT: Rainey made this sign back in the day when Andrew was singing/performing with his pop group, Savvy!! They weren’t even dating yet!!!!!woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-303woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-403woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingwoodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingwoodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingI loved how the bridal party stood around and watched the first dance…woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingHave you ever seen a moment SO SWEET?! Truly the sweetest emotion as the chapel doors opened and Andrew saw his bride for the first time!woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingwoodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-270woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-272Before dinner was served, people got on their feet and danced a little bit!woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-274woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-273woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-275woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-284woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-283woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-407woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-410woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingwoodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-285I love this photo of Andrew and his mom dancing and his sister on the left and brother on the right… family moment!woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-289woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingwoodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-293woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddinghahahahahah – I can’t stop laughing!!!!woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-295Garter toss or…woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-315Michael Jackson medley with Alan and Drew (Andrew’s Savvy group mates!)woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-422woodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingwoodlands texas romantic fairytale weddingwoodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-424woodlands texas romantic fairytale wedding

The unique thing about this wedding was that I got to be their photographer AND their guest! I photographed everything, with the help of my second shooter Becki, from the getting ready to the parent dances and then I put my camera down, changed into my party dress, and hit the dance floor! It was, honestly, the best of both worlds!! I got to “do my thing” all day and then got to enjoy with my friends! Some people might think I’m crazy…  but it worked! (I did a pretty good job of not picking up my camera again … but I may have done it once or twice. I couldn’t have done it without the help of my second shooter who took over for the reception!) I had her snag this one of me with my family!woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-314

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After the guests headed out for the exit, Rainey and Andrew stayed behind for one more dance by themselves.woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-331

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Stern!! I love you both!woodlands-houston-texas-wedding-photographer-338

Cheers to all of the AMAZINGLY talented vendors who helped make Andrew & Rainey’s fairytale wedding a reality!

Shoutout to Becki of Smith House Photo who was on my team all day and night long!

HUGE thank you to Rachel Mabry who coordinated, planned, and helped pull off the most incredible wedding day!

Ceremony: Chapel in the Woods

Reception: The Woodlands Resort

Videographer: Toby Canning

Florist: Blush and Vine

Bride’s Make-Up – Sun Kissed and Made Up

Bridesmaids’ Make-Up: Adorne Artistry

Dress & Bridesmaids Dresses: Weddings by Debbie  

Men’s Suits/Tuxes: Jos A Banks

Officiant: Mark Miller of Woodlands Church

Ceremony Music: Neal (guitar/singer) & Rachel Mabry (singer), & David Torres (piano)

Reception Music: LG Entertainment, DJ Lewis

Bride’s Cake – The Woodlands Resort

Groom’s Cake – Who Made the Cake

Linens – EB Inc Events

Favors: Macarons by Patisse  & iHeart Flipbooks 

Invitations, Programs and Menus – Bella Figura Letterpress

Custom Artwork – Aesthetically Abby

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE RAINEY & ANDREW’S PROPOSAL STORY

CLICK HERE TO SEE RAINEY & ANDREW’S ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSxoxo bd

  1. Lauren Middledorf

    December 6th, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Brett,

    I cannot stop looking at these photos!! Those flowers are absolutely stunning. Such a gorgeous wedding that you got to capture AND be a guest at! Sounds like best of both worlds to me :)

    xo, Lauren
    http://www.itsallgoodblog.com

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