Maggie Sottero Bree Wedding Dress – Chateau Cocomar

Maggie Sottero Bree Wedding Dress – Chateau Cocomar

In honor of this weekend’s Royal Wedding I’m excited to share 6 elegant wedding dress looks featuring classic wedding gowns by Maggie Sottero Designs.  We spent an amazingly royal day at Chateau Cocomar, a wedding venue located in Houston, Texas but made us feel like we were in Europe! If you’re looking for a luxury wedding venue, Chateau Cocomar should be on your list!  I’m so thankful to the amazing vendors who made my princess wedding dreams and vision come true and hope you enjoy these different royal wedding looks we put together!  Please scroll to the bottom to see all the contact information for our incredible Austin and Houston based wedding vendors and contact them if you’re getting married soon!! This first dress is a Maggie Sottero Bree wedding dress and is so classic and gorgeous!  This A-line wedding dress has romantic lace over tulle in an illusion, off the shoulder look.  Lace motifs complete the illusion portrait neckline, illusion half-sleeves, and illusion back. It’s finished with covered buttons over a zipper closure.  It comes in White, Ivory and Ivory over Champagne.  Click here to find a store near you:  https://www.maggiesottero.com/find-a-store or https://www.theknot.com/fashion/bree-maggie-sottero-wedding-dress   https://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/product/maggie-sottero-romantic-a-line-wedding-dress-bree/ VENDORS: Location: Chateau Cocomar              Photographer: Jessica Frey Photography Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero Bree             Coordinator/Styling/Designer: Blue Sparrow Events Tiaras/Veils/Jewelry: Eden Luxe Bridal               Hair & Makeup: Kaci Sanchez Rentals/Styling/Decor: Love Birds Vintage                  Floral: Tamara Menges Designs Engagement & Wedding Rings: Good Stone Inc                Stationary: Lazy...
Chateau Cocomar – Wedding Engagement Photos

Chateau Cocomar – Wedding Engagement Photos

Chateau Cocomar is a hidden gem of a wedding venue resembling a gorgeously ornate French Chateau in the north west side of Houston! I was thrilled to be able to take engagement photos at Chateau Cocomar to celebrate Lena & Gary as they prepare to get married in Houston later this year!  It was such a beautiful day and a wonderful engagement location in Houston, Texas – we didn’t even have to get on a plane!  These two were wonderful and you could see the joy and happiness they find in one another.  Congratulations Lena & Gary! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and adventures together!     Now Booking 2018 and 2019 Texas and Destination weddings!  Email now for availability & investment information: Jessica@jessicafreyphotography.com www.JessicaFreyPhotography.com Location: Chateau Cocomar    Hair &Makeup:  Kaci Sanchez...

Austin Vendor Spotlight – Blackhorn Buses

Hi there! It’s time for another installment of Austin Wedding Vendor Spotlight!  I’ve enjoyed meeting and working with wedding vendors in Austin who take care of my couples and those planning weddings!  Today, let’s look at transportation.  I’ve noticed a pattern, especially for Texas Hill Country wedding where couples are choosing to bus their entire wedding guests from hotels downtown out to Dripping Springs.  If you’ve visited out there, you know the roads are windy, dark at night and not the safest after an evening of drinking, so the safe choice is to provide transportation for your guests!  You also may encounter needing a party bus or limousine to get you around for a bachelorette/bachelor party or to transport family for a fun rehearsal dinner. Blackhorn Buses – For more information Click Here How can you sift through and narrow down the selection of transportation companies out there? There are seemingly endless choices to scroll through when you initially search for options on Google. There are some things you can look out for on the website of potential providers. Does the website look like it was made around the turn of the century? Is it hard to navigate and get information? If a company can’t put in the effort to provide a great experience for you on the web, they probably aren’t putting the latest and greatest features in their vehicles, either. Are there any other ways to ensure a transportation provider is trustworthy before booking? The best plan of action for getting the best transportation experience is to visit companies and look at their vehicles in person. Not...
Camp Lucy Wedding – Dan & Ashley

Camp Lucy Wedding – Dan & Ashley

This Camp Lucy wedding was an extra special one for me as it was my dear friend Ashley O’Bryan’s wedding day as she said “I Do” to Dan on the front lawn at Ian’s Chapel!  We met a few years ago working a wedding at Ian’s Chapel since she’s also an incredible wedding coordinator and owner of Much Ado Austin!  We instantly hit it off and have been dear friends ever since and I was just so overjoyed to be able to capture the day for her and celebrate!   Being a wedding vendor and knowing Camp Lucy so well, Ashley chose a more intimate wedding for family and friends and had an outdoor/under the Pavllion reception and it was just perfect – one LOOOOONG family table, beautifully decorated by Whim Hospitality!    Ash & Dan – We love you and I am so grateful to have been a part of your special day!! This First Look at Camp Lucy’s Ian’s chapel area was everything! I was so excited to try out a different location for their first look moment and was soooo happy!  And because we wanted to be a bit silly and let Dan have his ‘star wars’ moment, I brought my son’s masks and Kim brought light sabers and we had a fun moment:  Ashley’s a wedding coordinator and owns Much Ado Austin and has probably run way too many weddings to count at Ian’s Chapel, so she opted for a ceremony location idea that was fresh and fun! I loved that it was timed perfectly for the sun as it was setting behind the big...
Groovy Guy Gifts – Groomsmen Gift ideas

Groovy Guy Gifts – Groomsmen Gift ideas

 Hi everyone!! I’m so excited to do a post today sharing some really awesome custom ideas for the men in your life or if you’re getting married – an awesome way to say thank you to your groomsmen, father, future father-in-law…you get it!  I ordered three of their custom gifts from online store Groovy Guy Gifts for my hubby, Eric and he LOVED the wood burned custom box and was even more excited to see custom letter “E” cufflinks and money clip inside!  Like…really excited you guys. I felt like a won a ton of wife points!  I also noticed he has a ton of ties and man are those things just hanging everywhere.  SO, when I saw that Groovy Guy Gifts had a customizable tie rack I jumped on it.  It even says “TIES” so he knows to hang them up, right??    Scroll down a bit for all the links or forward this post onto your man to give him a subtle hint that he needs to order some for his friends!  Groovy Guy Gifts is an online shop for personalized gifts for men. https://www.groovyguygifts.com/products/cool-personlized-cufflinks https://www.groovyguygifts.com/products/aweseom-neck-tie-marshal https://www.groovyguygifts.com/ Here are the specific links to the specific customizeable gifts you can order for the man in your life or your groomsmen for their gifts! Billfold in a Box                               Pocket Knife Cuffs Links & Money Clip                  Torch Lighter Flask in a Box                                 Bottle Opener & Corkscrew                      Shot Glasses in a Box                   ...