Maggie Sottero Bianca Wedding Dress – Chateau Cocomar

Maggie Sottero Bianca 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!! Today’s featured dress is a Maggie Sottero Bianca wedding dress and is so unique and gorgeous! Made of Shavon organza, this simple yet striking ballgown wedding dress features handmade rosettes accented with pearls. A strapless scoop neckline and flowing train evoke chic romance. Finished with covered buttons over zipper and inner elastic closure. Click here to find a store near you:  https://www.maggiesottero.com/find-a-store   VENDORS: Location: Chateau Cocomar              Photographer: Jessica Frey Photography Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero Bianca            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 Wood Lane Ring Box:  The Mrs. Box       ...
Maggie Sottero Verity Wedding Dress – Chateau Cocomar

Maggie Sottero Verity 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 Verity wedding dress and is so classic and gorgeous! This sleeveless Yaron Mikado ballgown with pockets features an elegant bateau neckline and beautiful scoop back trimmed in illusion and beaded lace appliqués with Swarovski crystals. An attached bead and Swarovski crystal belt adds a hint of shimmer to this wedding dress. Finished with crystal buttons over zipper closure. Click here to find a store near you:  https://www.maggiesottero.com/find-a-store VENDORS: Location: Chateau Cocomar              Photographer: Jessica Frey Photography Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero Verity            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...
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...
Neuschwanstein Castle Wedding Photos Part 2

Neuschwanstein Castle Wedding Photos Part 2

Fairy Tale castles are what dreams are made of right?? The ‘Mad” King Ludwig II had such a love for them he was also nicknamed “der Märchenkönig” (The Fairy Tale King)…..and his castle Neuschwanstein inspired one of my favorites, Walt Disney when he was designing Disneyland.  Getting to combine my love for wedding photography, sparkly crowns and castles was a dream come true.  Add to that beautiful sunshine, crisp white snow and an international love story and this bucket-list wedding photo shoot was a dream come true.  If you’re planning a visit, this website is great:  https://www.hohenschwangau.de For those that may have missed Part 1 (and the origin story) you’ll want to scroll back up and check it out: (http://jessicafreyphotographyblog.com/neuschwanstein-castle-wedding-photo-shoot) After shooting in the snow-covered field down below Neuschwanstein castle and Schwangau, we drove to park near the ticket center and prepared to hike, yes hike up a mud-covered road 5 kilometers up hill. To say that Manuel & Madison are rockstars is an understatement!  Add to that being in a wedding dress (and snow boots!) and it was 20 degrees AND she was wearing a tiara AND it took about 40min. I was impressed.  Sometimes the hike up the hill is worth it and we just kept telling ourselves how EPIC it was going to be!  That and all the tourists were saying hello, looking sideways and genuinely curious to see a princess bride walking up to the castle! What we weren’t prepared for when we finally made it to the top was for the entire front of the castle to be COVERED IN SCAFFOLDING. What.!?!?!?!  Crap.  No...
Neuschwanstein Castle Wedding Photo Shoot

Neuschwanstein Castle Wedding Photo Shoot

Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein, English: “New Swanstone Castle”[1]) is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds. The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886.[2] Since then more than 61 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle.[3] More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with as many as 6,000 per day in the summer.[4] The palace has appeared prominently in several movies such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Great Escape and serves as the inspiration for Disneyland‘s Sleeping Beauty Castle[5] and later, similar structures. Ok, now that we’re all caught up on how epically amazing Neuschwanstein is, let’s dive into some of the back story of this amazing photo shoot Part 1: I woke up early Saturday morning in Munich and after packing a few essentials – like 3 tiaras in my bag, grabbing a handmade bouquet (more on that later), my ski pants and my photography equipment I headed for the main train station in Munich and bought a day pass to ride the local Bavarian train.  I had a 1.5 hour ride with one station change to visit the town of Seeg, the hometown of our groom, Miguel!  Madison (a native of Nebraska), met me...
Aladdin Inspired Wedding

Aladdin Inspired Wedding

I’m so excited to share Part 2 from the 5th installment of my Modern Fairy Tale Wedding inspiration photo shoots!  I was able to gather my favorite vendors for this Aladdin inspired wedding while back in Central Ca for two weddings!  It’s always been my inspiration to bring to life a modern take on what a Disney Fairytale wedding looks like and along with our color scheme of Marsala (Pantone 2015 Color of the year), Gold and Turquoise we made an “Aladdin wedding” happen in the beautiful sand dunes!  I hope we’ve inspired someone out there and please contact the vendors listed below if you see work you love!!  HUGE thank you to all who helped out – trekking into the sands with 30mph winds, my heart is so thankful and grateful!! VENDORS: Photography: Jessica Frey Photography                                                         Stationary:  Matinae Design Studio Design/Sweetheart Table/Ceremony Decor/Planner:  Shannon Hough, Shannon Hough Events Cake:  Gimmee Some Sugar                                                                               Florals:  A House of Flowers Dresses:  Ladies & Gents Bridal                                                                        Suit:  Fino’s Menswear Hair:  Carleen – Xscape...