Cathryn and Ross knew they were meant to be together on their first date. The two met on Hinge! He was her first and only online date, which is such a great start to a love story. He’s from Ukraine, and she’s a speech therapist. So, they like to joke that she fell in love with him because of his accent! On a gorgeous fall day, with so much sunshine, and so much joy, they said I do. While it was a smaller wedding due to Covid, they still made it special with their family and friends. It was so important for them to bring together everyone, and celebrate their love! Ross’s family was even able to come in from overseas for the most part, so it was great to see everyone together. As wedding photographers, we love to capture these incredible events, where two different parts of the world come together. The couple made sure that all of their guests were comfortable, and had an incredible time.
An Elegant Bride
The theme of the wedding was romance and elegance, and Cathryn’s gown was perfect! She wore a gorgeous lace gown, that had a soft sparkle throughout. It fit her perfectly and was so incredible to photograph. We love gowns that have some movement! Her bridesmaids wore chiffon gowns in various shades of burgundy and rose, that tied into their color palette. Cathryn’s bridal bouquet was a show stopper! It was a cascading bouquet with lots of roses, eucalyptus, and Italian Ruscus.
Emotional First Look
Cathryn’s first look with her dad was so sweet and such a joy to photograph. We absolutely love when couples decide to do this since it is always one of the best moments of the day. This gives the bride and her dad a few minutes alone together before everything gets busy.
In place of their own first look, Cathryn and Ross decided to read letters from one another before the ceremony. This was another wonderful moment because it really helped Cathryn and Ross connect with each other before seeing each other for the first time. We’re so honored to have been a part of this moment because we understand how personal it was. Whenever our couples chose to not do a first look, we encourage them to still connect in some way. Whether it is a first touch, or reading letters from one another. We’re always happy when couples truly allow us into their lives!
Fall Wedding in Houston
The ceremony took place at the Grace Bible Church in Houston with simple décor. The arch with florals from Elemental Floral Events was just gorgeous! It was draped with large white hydrangeas, blush garden roses, and a touch of red roses. It really was a work of art and such a statement piece!
We got some beautiful sunset portraits outside, and you can really feel the love in these photos. Catheryn and Ross look so happy and serene! They kept giggling, holding hands, and embracing each other. These moments are our favorites as photographers. And are always the ones our couples cherish! We loved that we were able to capture that perfect lighting, and all that joy, in their photos.
Once we finished their portraits, we made our way to the reception at Perry’s Steak House in Houston. This venue has a great modern design with the coolest light features, and it was the perfect space for Catheryn and Ross. Their color palette of blush and burgundy was carried into the reception, with lots of added candlelight. The lush arrangements added a romantic touch to this modern venue.
We loved working with Catheryn and Ross on their fall wedding in Houston. They’re such a fun couple, and intimate weddings are always a joy to photograph because you really feel like part of the family. It really lets all of the guests connect with each other during the event, while letting the bride and groom celebrate with their closest loved ones. We’d love to work with you to capture your special day as well. Just send us a note, and we can get to know each other.
Planning/Coordination: NXT LVL Weddings & Events
Floral Design: Elemental Floral Events
Hair and Makeup: Krystal Nicole Salon
Ceremony: Grace Bible Church in Houston
Reception: Perry’s Steak House in Houston