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...
The Venue at Waterstone Dallas Wedding – Jerod & Kiersten

The Venue at Waterstone Dallas Wedding – Jerod & Kiersten

Kiersten & Jerod – you two are wonderful together and I am thankful to have been there for your wedding day to document and celebrate alongside so many of your wonderful family and friends!  Thank you for bringing me to the beautiful barn venue (Venue at Waterstone) in North Dallas – it was the perfect indoor ceremony site for a July wedding day in Texas!! Your joy and love for one another is so evident and I know these photos will be cherished for generations to come.   There were so many beautiful blue, navy and pink details, a fun ‘Father/Daughter” first look and the pre-ceremony prayer time that just took my breath away, not to mention the easiest 28 person wedding party I’ve ever had the honor of working with!! Enjoy a look at so many favorites from the first part of your wedding day….and Kiersten, you are one amazing wedding planner and bride!  You’ve spoiled me with your organization and trust!  (Also, it’s the hugest compliment ever when a fellow wedding vendor chooses you to photograph their wedding day, so thank you!! )  Congratulations! One of my new favorite ‘trends’ on a wedding day is doing a First Look with your dad (and brother!).  This was such a sweet and special moment for them to see Kiersten all dressed up in white ready to get married!  Absolutely in love with these peony and protea filled bouquets made by Baylor Floral!!!  Me to Kiersten:  You have so many gorgeous girlfriends! Kiersten to me:  Yes, but they’re all even more beautiful on the inside. Heart melting for this wonderful...
Driskill Hotel Wedding Reception – Derek & Sarah

Driskill Hotel Wedding Reception – Derek & Sarah

Alright you guys…Part 3 is here!!  Derek & Sarah celebrated their wedding with an epic dance party at the historic Driskill Hotel thanks to the skills of Texas Pro DJ and their amazing wedding coordinator Eclipse Event Co.  From grandma stealing the show on the dance floor, to the bride taking a turn as DJ Love Bug, to a rose petal flower exit into a pedicab at midnight on Sixth Street, these two had so much fun!  Check out the dance moves and fun and make sure to scroll to the end!! Outside on the patio…..freshly rolled cigars for the guests from Bobalu!   Let’s hear it for DJ LOVE BUG!!! (And Texas Pro DJ owner Barrington Miles who did an awesome job!!) When your song comes on…… SHOUT.   When you get pulled onto the dance floor when the Father of the Bride witnesses your sweet moves…. And…what it looks like when you take a selfie with a full-frame camera….love it! Grandma was literally on the dance floor the ENTIRE time having an amazing night….so glad we got a big group photo! When the DJ plays “I’ve had the time of my life” to end the night….. SIMBA!! The proud parents….you guys did it!!  Congratulations!!! CONGRATULATIONS Derek & Sarah!!!! If you missed Part 1, click here to view it:   http://jessicafreyphotographyblog.com/driskill-wedding-st-john-neumman-wedding-sarah-derek If you missed Part 2, click here:  http://jessicafreyphotographyblog.com/elegant-gold-pink-driskill-hotel-austin-wedding-sarah-derek —- VENDORS: Ceremony: St. John Neumman Catholic Church          |         Reception: The Driskill Hotel Coordinator: Eclipse Event Co.                  |          Floral Design:...
Elegant Gold & Pink Driskill Hotel Austin Wedding – Sarah & Derek

Elegant Gold & Pink Driskill Hotel Austin Wedding – Sarah & Derek

Happy Monday everyone!! I’m so excited to share part 2 (of 3!!!) from Sarah & Derek’s beautiful wedding day in Austin, Texas!  This University of Texas alumni couple had a perfect wedding day at the historic Driskill Hotel, St. John Neumann Catholic Church and a trolly ride with the wedding party to visit the UT Tower and fountain for photos!!  Take a look at the post-ceremony photos on the UT campus, all the beautiful details at the Driskill and some of my favorites from the reception before the dance floor party started!! Sarah & Derek – I’ll say it one hundred times, but it has been a joy and honor getting to know you, your families and friends and I’m so thankful you chose me to document this special day for you!  You’re amazing team of wedding vendors were wonderful to work with and I hope that generations of Felderhoffs & Canals will look back at your wedding day and smile and that these images can freeze the memories of the day for you!  All my love!   xoxo, Jessica (If you missed Part 1, make sure to scroll back up here when you’re done and click here to view it: http://jessicafreyphotographyblog.com/driskill-wedding-st-john-neumman-wedding-sarah-derek ) Hoo-Rah and thank you to the Marines from this USMC wife! Guests were waiting and enjoying cocktail hour at The Driskill Hotel, a historic and gorgeous luxury hotel in the heart of Austin, Texas! Guests each got to take home a Tiny Pie treat!!  How delicious!  (Sarah & Derek chose a native Texas choice…Pecan Pie!) How awesome is this wine-cork Bride & Groom cake topper! Such a...
Camp Lucy – Ian’s Chapel Wedding Reception – Ryan & Courtney

Camp Lucy – Ian’s Chapel Wedding Reception – Ryan & Courtney

Party!!!  Celebrating the new couple is always so much fun to be a part of and Ryan & Courtney’s Camp Lucy wedding reception was wonderful! With beautiful details and florals by Whim Hospitality, up-lighting and chandeliers by Altared Weddings and live music by The Pictures Band their guests couldn’t help but have an amazing time….then around 10pm, a brownie sundae bar was set up by Whim Catering before a fun sparkler exit outside of Ian’s Chapel!  There was so much planning and effort put into making this celebration gorgeous, but more importantly, seeing the couple, their families and friends have so much fun was the best part and why I love being a Camp Lucy wedding photographer! Ryan & Courtney – congratulations on an amazing day! Wishing you two a lifetime of dancing together and adventures!!  Kay – Amazing job!!   (Scroll down to view all their incredible vendors and check them out if you’re planning an Austin wedding or Hill Country wedding day!) If you missed the earlier blog posts, make sure to scroll back up and check out: Part 1:  http://jessicafreyphotographyblog.com/camp-lucy-ians-chapel-wedding-ryan-courtney Part 2: http://jessicafreyphotographyblog.com/camp-lucy-ians-chapel-wedding-ryan-courtney-part-2 Um…providing a late night BROWNIE SUNDAE bar for your guests is always a good idea! Great job Whim Catering….plus, look at those cups and custom spoons…LOVE IS SWEET! Let’s get the party started!!  These necklaces are always a great hit on the dance floor! The Pictures Band is AMAZING!!! WHY YES…I will be on the dance floor having fun with your guests!   This is my new favorite wedding reception photo! Name that song…..a little bit softer now…. Last dance…. Congratulations Ryan & Courtney!!!...