Shirley Acres Wedding Photographer
Chris and Tonya met through some mutual friends. His best friend from Texas A&M went to her church.
Chris proposed to Tonya at the Hilton with “Will you marry me?” written in chocolate on a dessert plate! They were on their way to see ‘The Eagles’ on February 21, 2014. What a memorable occasion!
When planning a Houston wedding, there are a plethora of wedding venues to choose from.
Chris and Tonya needed a big enough place that would hold all of their friends and family (190 guests) but would still be elegant and comfortable. They felt that Shirley Acres would be a good fit for them, especially since they would do all the setting up and there were many ‘extras’ included. Location was another deciding factor. “It was also close enough to us, that we didn’t feel like we had to travel far from the church in order to have a beautiful reception. What a beautiful venue and great people to work with! We loved their food as well!” Shirley Acres is on a 13 lovely acres in North Houston, along Cypress Creek. An ideal setting for beautiful wedding photography.
On their wedding day, the happy couple decided to have “First Look” portraits taken.
Both the bride and groom were a little star-struck and excited when they first saw one another!
“So happy that we did the first look pictures! I think we both felt a sense of relief as well!”
As Tonya and Chris said their vows to one another, they both teared up and cried tears of joy! It was a genuinely touching moment, and SGI Photography was glad to be there to capture these moments in portraits that they can enjoy for generations to come!
Their lively reception at Shirley Acres followed the ceremony, and the toasts and first dance were the highlights!
The Dress ~ Tonya wore an elegant ivory, strapless, fitted, lace trumpet dress with little light pink flower appliques. She wore fuchsia heels and pearls for my jewelry. Chris gave her a special pearl bracelet to wear on their wedding day as well.
The Flowers ~ The bride and her friend, Karen Smith, shopped for the flowers. They were all white/ivory silk flowers, some with a touch of fuschia on the tips. The bride’s bouquet was full of roses and peonies, with a fuchsia ribbon and her mother’s rosary wrapped around the stems. The bridesmaids had an ivory rose posy, wrapped with fuchsia ribbon attached to a black lace purse. Chris and the groomsmen all wore ivory rose boutonnieres.
The Cake ~ Unfortunately, the cake was a disappointing display. It was supposed to be half white elegant wedding cake, and the other was supposed to be chocolate with a chocolate drizzle and chocolate covered strawberries. This was not how it turned out.
Never-the-less, Tonya and Chris had a superb wedding celebration, and remind future brides and grooms to “Pray. Sip and Smile! Remember, at the end of all of it… you will be married and that is all that really matters!” SGI Photography was grateful to be a part of their special day, and wishes them all the best in their married life!
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