27 Apr Bridal Portraits
I had pretty strict requirements for what I wanted for my wedding dress (and I asked Matt’s opinion via pinterest pictures, which only added to the complicated-ness), so after scoping out tons of stores, trunk shows, and trying on hundreds of dresses, I finally found it! I even had the moment that I didn’t think I would get when I knew it was “the dress”. Now to all you prospective brides – when you read to find your dress quick in all of the mock timelines, listen. Mine arrived at the end of March, and thanks to the awesome team at Signature Bridal, we squeezed in the alteration appointments and were set to do bridal portraits the first week of April! Considering the wedding was the second weekend of April, this was the ultimate of cutting it close. We are so grateful to all of the vendors of the bridal portraits who kept their schedules open to make sure we were able to squeeze the pictures in as soon as the dress and weather were ready. The morning of the pictures, I realized we hadn’t ordered a bouquet for the bridal portraits. We called Michelle at Texas Blooms and she was able to gather up some floral in our scheme and throw together something similar to what I would be carrying on the real day. Even though we didn’t use it in tons of pictures, I highly recommend every bride gets a mock bouquet for the portraits so they can see how the colors of the floral and the size of the bouquet look against the dress. And overall, wearing a wedding dress while you hang out with your mom and a photographer (especially Jenny) sure is fun!
Photography: Jenny DeMarco
Venue: Villa Antonia
Dress and Alterations: Signature Bridal, Hill Country Galleria
Makeup: Tanya from Lola Beauty
Hair: Sarah from Blo Dry Bar, Domain
Flowers: Texas Blooms