Lauren & Steve | New Year’s Eve Wedding | The Woodlands Resort

What better way to ring in the new year than to get married on New Year’s Eve and start the year out as husband and wife?  My in-laws were married on New Year’s Eve and they usually throw a party to usher in the new year and celebrate their anniversary.  I hope Lauren and Steve adopt a sweet tradition like that.

They were married at The Woodlands Resort.  The ceremony was being held out on the deck so Lauren chose a faux fur shrug to wear over her dress.  It was fabulous!


Check out those gold Kate Spade’s!  Those are going on my shoe bucket list.


The bride wasn’t the only one with cute shoes.  Nice touch Steve.

Dooling-86There were storm clouds in the sky, but the rain held off and we were able to do the “first look” outside.  This will always be one of my favorite moments at a wedding….followed only by the first time the bride’s father sees her in her dress.


Dooling-201Even though it was a cold winter day Lauren’s bright cheery flowers from The Blooming Idea really popped.  Dooling-213Dooling-237Dooling-241Dooling-270Dooling-280Dooling-281Dooling-313Dooling-336

As I said before, the ceremony was held out on the deck.  The strands of lights were magical against the black night.  Everything felt exciting.  These two were about to begin their new lives together as a new year was about to begin.


The ceremony was officiated by a friend of the couple who was also the husband of one of Lauren’s bridesmaids.  He did a wonderful job.  I found out later it was the first ceremony he had ever done.  Nailed it.


Now it was time to party!  This was the first wedding we have ever shot on NYE and I was so excited!  Really, though I was!  Usually on NYE we are celebrating at my in-laws by eating and putting together puzzles (they are party animals you guys) or we’re on the couch at home and I’m trying desperately not to fall asleep before the ball drops.


I wanna put on my-my-my-my-my boogie shoes.  Adorable.  Even more adorable, Steve picked them out for the both of them.


And then it was time for the big moment.  The countdown began and everyone cheered and kissed and it was magical. (*side note* every time there is a NYE countdown I think of the episode of Friends where Joey kisses his female roommate played by Elle Macphereson at a NYE event.  Then, when they try to kiss again later Joey can’t do it without counting down…3…2…1….  Remember that one?!)

Dooling-896Dooling-957Dooling-988Congratulations Lauren and Steve! We wish you happiness all of your days!  And I hope you can kiss without counting down 😉

The Girls

Megan & Jonathan | The Woodlands United Methodist Church | The Woodlands Waterway Marriott

Megan and Jonathan were married on a beautiful autumn day at the Woodlands United Methodist Church.  

The courtyard off of the Robb chapel is probably one of my favorite portrait spots of any church we’ve been to.  It’s so beautiful and the light is always perfect.


I loved the neutral pallet Megan chose for her bridesmaids.  Each girl was able to customize the top of her dress by tying it in a different fashion.   As always, The Blooming Idea did a beautiful job on the flowers.

The kids in this wedding were all so adorable. I mean look at them. How cute are the flower girl dresses?


Look at the proud grandparents!

The groom and groomsmen went with a very classic look that everyone pulled off so well.  The groom wore a bow tie and the cuffs of his shirt were embroidered with his monogram, which I thought was nice touch.

JAG_0763JAG_0758Megan and Jonathan opted to keep things traditional and not see each other until the ceremony.  I always love the groom’s face when he sees his bride for the first time, whether it’s when she’s walking down the isle or during the “first look”.

JAG_0847RIW_1866RIW_1874JAG_0984JAG_1034Immediately after the ceremony, we whisked Megan and Jonathan outside for some portraits.  We only had about 10 minutes of daylight left, but the light was so beautiful and golden.

RIW_1931RIW_1935RIW_1945JAG_1102JAG_10822014-11-10_0001Once portraits were completed it was off to The Woodlands Waterway Marriott for the reception.  That place has the best coffee just FYI.

RIW_2031JAG_1149I love when a first dance dip is executed perfectly!

JAG_1185Kiss The Cook Cakes designed the wedding cake.  I’m really sad I don’t eat grain anymore because their cakes are always so moist and delicious.

JAG_1347RIW_2308Congratulations Megan and Jonathan!  We wish you all of the love for all of your days.

The Girls